“RECEIPT SHOPPING” ARRESTS AT YV WALMART

The car of a couple arrested in Yucca Valley Sunday night showed a trail of “receipt shopping” retail crimes. About 8 pm, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from the Yucca Valley Walmart that a female had returned merchandise that had just been stolen. Detained were Raubin Brown, 43, and

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2ND ANNUAL UFO CONFERENCE COMING TO JOSHUA TREE

An upcoming UFO conference at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center will feature top UFO authors and researchers. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says tickets are now available… A best-selling author on UFOs and aliens will give a special presentation at a UFO conference in Joshua Tree. Erich Van Daniken, author of

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR BOBBY LEE KIRCHNER

Bobby Lee Kirchner, a 49-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died unexpectedly on Tuesday July 15. He was 54 years old at the time of death. He had been employed at the Desert Winds Golf Course on board the Marine Base for 35 years. He also played bass for the local

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VETERANS’ COUNSELING SERVICES

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 am to 3 pm on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, in the Office of

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FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS MONDAY

The third Monday of July is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday,

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BLOOD DRIVE WEDNESDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Desert Blood Service will hold a blood drive Wednesday July 23 in the Yucca Valley Vons parking lot, from 2:30 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 individuals at least 15 years

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WILDLAND FIRE BRANCH OF THE NATIONAL PARK

Some people think that because we’re in the desert, that there’s nothing to burn. We know better, and Ranger Pam Tripp tells about the work of the Wildland Firefighters…

For almost 100 years the National Park has been a steward of public land and the Wildland Fire Branch has been

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ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR TREVOR GORWIN

On July 15, 2014 Yucca Valley High School graduate Trevor Gorwin accepted a full scholarship at Cal State Fullerton, where he will compete in Track & Field. He’ll be throwing the shot put, discus, hammer & javelin for the Titans over the next 4 years. He culminated his high

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MBTA TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE GRANTS

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority has leveraged fee income it gets from other agencies to fund a program of Transportation Assistance Grants — the TAG program.

Local government agencies or nonprofit 501(c)3′s who can define an unmet transportation need that accesses, promotes, or augments MBTA transit services can apply

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CHILD CRUELTY ARREST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man has been arrested for beating up on a child. At 11:49 am on Thursday, Sheriff’s deputies received a report from a woman in a residence on Bermuda Avenue that, according to her 11-year old son, her husband had choked the child and had hit the boy’s

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FINAL PERFORMANCE OF “A DOLL’S HOUSE”(

This is the final weekend for the riveting drama, “A Doll’s House” at Theatre 29. Reporter Taylor Thacker says tickets are still available…

Regular tickets are now available for the fourth production of the Theatre 29 season, the classic “A Doll’s House”, a gripping drama from a true master, Henrik

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ADRIANNA MARIE IN CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Yucca Valley Summer Concert for tonight, July 19 features Adrianna Marie and the Groovecutters. Adrianna Marie vocalizes R&B, jazz, folk, and blues with a voice and style that is at the same time sultry and upbeat. The gates open for the free concert at 6:30. The music starts at

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NEW JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDANT NAMED

David Smith has been selected as the new superintendent for Joshua Tree National Park in California. Smith is currently the superintendent of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas. He will begin his new position in mid-September, replacing former superintendent Mark Butler, who retired earlier this

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COMMUNITY DISASTER RELIEF ORGANIZATION MEETING

A group of local emergency agencies and providers are working to make sure we all have some help if a local disaster happens. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Morongo Basin Emergency Management Council will meet Thursday the 24th……. When a disaster strikes, a coalition of community organizations works together

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HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN DESERT AT LEAST A YEAR OLD

Human skeletal remains were found Wednesday near the desert community of Newberry Springs. The Sheriff’s Department says an off-roader in the open desert near Silver Valley Road and Bon View Avenue found the remains. The remains were not immediately identified, and it was unclear how they came to the location,

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of July is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, July

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REALTORS ORGANIZATION ENDORSES YUCCA VALLEY SEWER ASSESMENT

Yesterday, The Desert Communities Association of Realtors voted unanimously to support the Hi Desert Water District’s sewer assessment district vote. The organization consists of Realtors for the entire Morongo Basin. The assessment district ballots will be sent out on August 14th and will require a simple majority vote to pass.

WITNESS COMES FORWARD, WARRANTS SERVED IN CORWIN INVESTIGATION

A Twentynine Palms man claims to have seen Erin Corwin on the day of her disappearance. Corwin, a 20-year old pregnant Twentynine Palms woman, has been the object of an extensive search since she was reported missing on June 29, one day after she left her home aboard the Marine

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Y.V. TOWN COUNCIL VOTES TO PATCH AND PAVE BLACK ROCK CANYON ROAD

Everyone knows that Black Rock Canyon Road in Yucca Valley that leads to Joshua Tree National Park is in terrible shape, and everyone agrees that something must be done about it. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Council discussed what should

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29 PALMS MAN SUSPECTED OF NUMEROUS “DOOR-KICK” BURGLARIES

Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man who is suspected to be responsible for up to 20 residential burglaries. Deputy Scott Andrews said during the past month, multiple “door kick” style residential burglaries and attempted burglaries have occurred within the City of Twentynine Palms. The suspect would kick open the front

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