HOMELESS SERVICES AT A MORONGO BASIN HAVEN EVENT THURSDAY

The Morongo Basin Haven will hold a free informational and health screening event Thursday, October 22. Representatives from various organizations will offer dental and medical screenings and hygiene kits. The Morongo Basin Project Connect event will also offer support services for low-income and homeless residents on family, housing, mental health,

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PAST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR DIPLOMA

Former local high school students who could not graduate because of the states CAHSEE testing may now be eligible to get their diploma. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… Morongo Basin students who couldn’t receive their high school diploma because they didn’t pass the California High School Exit Exam will be

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TARANTULA TIPS FROM PARK RANGER TRIPP

 

Desert visitors may not know how interesting tTARANTULA TIPS FROM PARK RANGER TRIPPhe trantula spider can be. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has more details…

Most visitors to the desert in and around Joshua Tree National Park recognize a tarantula, but few know just what an interesting spider a tarantula

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMS “DRACULA”

 

The Yucca Valley High School Theatre Company will perform “Dracula” for its fall production. The mysterious Count Dracula has gone to England where he is living on a large estate next to an insane asylum plotting his next feeding. Other famous cast includes the Professor Van Helsing, Dr.

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SKY’S THE LIMIT AND JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO HOLD NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL

A Co-sponsored sky party concludes today. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more on today’s events…The Night Sky Festival, co-sponsored by Sky’s the Limit and Joshua Tree National Park concludes today. Some of today’s events include nature walks at the observatory, a ranger-led hike at Boy Scout Trail in

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LUCERNE VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE FACING RECALL

 

A Lucerne Valley school board trustee who has been censured twice by the school board is facing a recall election in February. Dawn Turnbull was elected to the Lucerne Valley Unified School District in 2010, but was censured in March for posting derogatory comments about school board members, district

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS

 

One topic under discussion at this month’s meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council will be public safety in the Homestead Valley and the Morongo Basin. The HVCC represents the communities of Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley. The meeting will be held at 3 p.m.

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RESTRAINING ORDER PROCESS STREAMLINED

The San Bernardino County courthouse has streamlined the process to apply for a request for a domestic violence restraining order. The requests may be filed in person, by fax, or through the court’s website, sb-court.org. Requests received by 3 p.m. Monday through Friday will be reviewed by a judicial officer

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YUCCA VALLEY PAROLEE ARRESTED

 

A Yucca Valley felon on probation was arrested early Thursday morning after he was found on someone else’s porch. About 1:15 a.m., a homeowner in the 7400 block of Village Way in Yucca Valley called the Sheriff’s Department to report an unknown man—who was not wearing a shirt—was knocking

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ANNUAL CHILI DINNER TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

The annual chili dinner at the 29 Palms Art Gallery is a Pioneer Days tradition. Managing editor Tami Roleff says don’t miss this fund-raising meal…

Tonight is the annual chili dinner at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. The dinner is served on the gallery’s patio and includes meat and

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HIGHWAY 62 ART TOURS

With Fall rapidly approaching and many colors starting to arise in the Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree area, artistic and colorful sides of people will begin to surface as the Summer begins to fade away.

The Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council will host an art tour along Highway 62 on

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BOOK SIGNING WITH LOCAL RESIDENT

 

“The Sawtooth Complex” is the title of a local authors latest novel. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsits has your invitation to her book signing…

Basin resident Susan Lang’s thrilling new novel, “The Sawtooth Complex,” deals with the human condition in the face of the devastating 2006 wildfire season. Lang

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ARREST MADE, VICTIM IDENTIFIED, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MURDER

Sheriff’s deputies have made an arrest in the murder of a Twentynine Palms man early Thursday morning. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies were called to the 5500 block of Abronia Avenue at 3:04 a.m. for shots fired. When they arrived, they found Patrick

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LIGHTNING STRIKES CAUSE THREE FIRES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

 

Yesterday’s thunderstorms kept Twentynine Palms firefighters extra busy. Lightning strikes hit a group of three palm trees at 3:30 p.m. in the 72000 block of Granite Avenue, which caused them to instantly burst into a raging ball of flames. Then, at 5:42, another tree near Indian Trail and Morongo

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CAMPSITE DOMESTIC FIGHT RESULTS IN ARREST

An argument over finances led to a fight between a transient couple, resulting in the arrest of one man. According to a Sheriff’s report, the couple were camping near the Sunfair Dry Lake Bed when they began arguing about 8:30 Wednesday morning. When the man, identified as Clifford

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MARINES AND REACH-OUT COMBINE TO HELP NEIGHBORS

On an early and warm fall morning a large group of men from 1st Tank Battalion left the Marine Corp Air Ground Combat Center on a mission and scattered to the far corners of the Morongo Basin. In the fourth project of its kind between 1st Tank Battalion and

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EXPECT TO SEE AND HEAR MARINE BASE EXERCISE TODAY

Residents of the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms and surrounding areas will hear a lot of noise and activity today, Friday, October 16, as Marines practice a non-combatant evacuation exercise. Marines will simulate the evacuation of civilians during an emergency situation. Helicopter and tilt-rotor flights will be conducted

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MURDER INVESTIGATION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS MORNING

Sheriff’s deputies have made an arrest in the murder of a Twentynine Palms man early Thursday morning. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies were called to the 5500 block of Abronia Avenue at 3:04 a.m. for shots fired. When they arrived, they found Patrick McGee, 32, dead from a

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CARJACKING IN JOSHUA TREE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday morning, accusing of an armed carjacking his girlfriend’s car. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Odie Beavers, 46, was with his girlfriend driving on Highway 62 about 7:30 a.m. when they began to argue. The report states Beavers smashed the radio in her older

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LIGHTNING STRIKES CAUSE FIRES, POWER OUTAGES IN MORONGO BASIN

Thunderstorms rolling through the Morongo Basin early this morning have caused sporadic power outages and lightning fires. Lightning struck a palm tree in the 7200 block of Sunnyslope in Twentynine Palms about 2:20 this morning, causing a fire. Winds made putting out the blaze more difficult than usual. Firefighters in

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