TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMEN ARRESTED FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Friday night, accusing of hitting her boyfriend. Sheriff’s reports say Dawn Croom, 32, was drinking at a bar in the 72100 block of 29 Palms Highway. When her boyfriend arrived about 10:30 p.m., Croom began hitting him, at which time he left. Friends brought

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MILITARY VETERANS URGED TO APPLY FOR A NEW HOUSE

A Twentynine Palms home will be built in just two days by a Low-Desert non-profit organization. Managing editor Tami Roleff says eligible military families are being urged to apply to make it their home when they are done… Military veterans, especially disabled vets, are encouraged to apply for a home

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JOSHUA TREE FIRE FIGHTERS RESCUE FALLEN HORSE

Joshua Tree fire fighters rode to the rescue of a horse that had fallen down and couldn’t get up yesterday. Engineer Dave Faller said that a former search-and-rescue horse had gotten its legs tangled in its wooden rail fence near Broadway and Sun Mesa, and fell over. By the time

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CONGRESSMAN COOK HELPS LOCAL VETERAN FIGHTING VA FOR TREATMENT

The problems for a former Marine in Twentynine Palms are being encountered all over the country as the Veteran’s Administration (VA) struggles to cope with what is called “Gulf War Illness.” The story of Sean Sanders, 44, is mirrored by many U.S Veterans who served in “Operation Desert Shield” and

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER EXPLAINS CHROMIUM 6 TO RATEPAYERS

As of July 1, the state of California tightened the standards for the presence of the infamous chromium-6 chemical in drinking water. In its latest monthly newsletter to ratepayers, the Joshua Basin Water District described where it stands on the issue. Reporter Dan Stork summarizes the Joshua Basin Water District’s

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1,307 CARS STOPPED, THREE TICKETS WRITTEN, IN SUNDAY’S YUCCA VALLEY CHECKPOINT

The Yucca Valley Police Department conducted a DUI/drivers’ license checkpoint Sunday night in Yucca Valley at State Route 62 and Prescott Avenue between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide

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THEATRE 29 LAUNCHES “LEGACY BRICKS” FUND-RAISER

Theatre 29 is welcoming a world-class Simi Dabah art piece being installed at the Theater building in Twentynine Palms with a special fund-raiser. Reporter Taylor Thacker says you can put your name, your business, or a loved one on a legacy brick in the new “Serenity Patio”… Theatre 29 has

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SUMMER RANGER PROGRAMS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is offering ranger programs for the remainder of the summer: evening campfire programs, hikes, talks on the patios, and a desert story time for children. Evening campfire programs are held at Jumbo Rocks Amphitheater in Jumbo Rocks Campground Friday and Saturday nights at 8:30. Thursdays at

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NATIONAL PARK ECONOMIC IMPACT

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that nearly 1.4 million visitors to Joshua Tree National Park in 2013 spent almost $63 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 770 jobs in the local area. Interim Park superintendent Todd Suess said, “National park tourism is a significant

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DINOSAUR FAMILY DAY

Next week, don’t miss the opportunity to get in touch with your inner reptile. Reporter Cara Conway previews Dinosaur Family Fun Day…

Dig up fossils, play games, and learn about the Age of the Dinosaurs, Saturday August 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum

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BLOOD DRIVE IN 29 PALMS

Desert Blood Service will hold a blood drive Tuesday July 29 in Twentynine Palms, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, from 2 to 6:30 pm.

Donors receive free cholesterol screening and donor reward points that may be redeemed in the online donor store at www.desertbloodservices.org.

Healthy

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SKY’S THE LIMIT SKY TOUR AUGUST 2

The public is invited for a tour of the lunar landscape, Mars and Saturn on next Saturday, August 2 at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center, just north of the entrance to the Joshua Tree National Park at 9697 Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms. This free event begins around

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THEATRE 29 FUNDRAISER

Plans are afoot to enhance the grounds of Theatre 29. Reporter Taylor Thacker describes the upgrades, and how you can make a permanent record of your interest in the theatre…

Theatre 29 has big plans for their new “Serenity Patio” currently being constructed. This area will include a giant sculpture,

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“PACIFIC ROSE” AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TONIGHT

Z107.7’s Pat Michaels will be the host for tonight’s Yucca Valley Summer Concert. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says hitch the horses up and come on down to hear “Pacific Rose”……. The third concert of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival will feature the Pacific Rose Band. The Pacific Rose Band is

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DUI CHECKPOINTS THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT

The Yucca Valley Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint this Sunday, July 27 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. And next weekend, on Saturday, August 2, the Twentynine Palms Police Department will run a checkpoint somewhere in that city. Officers

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“39 STEPS” CAST ANNOUNCED

The next production at Theatre 29 is well into its rehearsal schedule. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells who is in the cast…

Theatre 29 and Director Charles Harvey have announced casting for the summer theatrical production of Theatre 29’s 2014 season, the hysterically madcap spy mystery, “The 39 Steps”. The crazy

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RAMOS, LOVINGOOD OPPOSE MASSIVE WIND PROJECT

San Bernardino County Supervisors James Ramos and Robert A. Lovingood have sent a joint letter to the Bureau of Land Management strongly opposing the North Peak Wind Project planned for 16.4 square miles of mountain ridges overlooking much of the Victor Valley.

In the letter to BLM Director Neil Kornze,

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JT VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The featured special at this week’s Sunday breakfast at the Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars post is pancakes, served from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesdays, starting at 11 am. The VFW post is located at 6402 Veterans Way, in downtown JT.

STILL NO EVIDENCE OF A CRIME IN ERIN CORWIN DISAPPEARANCE

Twenty-seven days after Erin Corwin, 20, the wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, was reported missing, specialized Sheriff’s investigators are still trying to find out what may have happened on June 28th, the day she told her husband she was going to Joshua Tree National Park. Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Captain

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY OFFERING CASH FOR GRASS

As the California Drought continues, the Mojave Water Agencies’ “Cash for Grass” program is curbing water use. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get paid for getting rid of the lawn…… High Desert residents continue to embrace water conservation as a way of life. The Mojave Water Agency and

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