YOUNG TEEN KILLED ON THE HIGHWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A young teenager was struck and killed by a car that ran a red light on the highway in Yucca Valley last night. Early information from the Sheriff’s Department is that Owen McNichols, 13, of Morongo Valley, was crossing the highway southbound in a marked crosswalk on a Razor scooter

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ONE HOSPITALIZED AFTER HOUSE FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY LAST NIGHT

A resident was hospitalized with smoke inhalation following a fire in Yucca Valley last night. Fire officials say that about 11:30, a neighbor called to report smoke and flames coming from the rear of a home in the 8500 block of San Vincente. Yucca Valley fire fighters, along with fire

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BLOOD MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE TONIGHT

The second and final “blood moon” total lunar eclipse of the year is coming tonight/Wednesday morning. The eclipse will start at 1:17 a.m. Wednesday, with the full eclipse beginning at 3:27 a.m. and ending at 6:32 Wednesday morning. Tonight’s eclipse is the second in a series of four total lunar

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight in regular session. Managing editor Tami Roleff says Black Rock Canyon Road and the medical marijuana initiative will be discussed… The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a fairly routine meeting tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the council will hear a

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THREE AREA THEATERS BRING HOME DESERT THEATRE LEAGUE AWARDS

Performers and directors at three Morongo Basin theaters brought home golden statues at Sunday night’s award ceremony presented by the Desert Theatre League. Leading the pack with four wins was the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s “Moon over Buffalo,” which won outstanding production of a comedy. Marge Doyle and Wendy Cohen, a

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ONE ARREST AFTER A STANDOFF IN MORONGO VALLEY

An Apple Valley man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in Morongo Valley Saturday night, after a 45-minute stand-off. Sheriff’s investigators say deputies were called to a domestic disturbance about 11:30 p.m. Saturday at a home in the 51000 block of Canyon Road in Morongo Valley. While en

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FOUR ARRESTED WITH WEAPONS AND STOLEN PROPERTY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Four people were arrested Thursday in Twentynine Palms after stolen guns and property were found. Sheriff’s investigators said a resident in the 6600 block of Split Rock Avenue came home about 10:30 p.m. Thursday and realized her home had been burglarized. Deputies determined a woman driving a white Chevy Impala

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS CONSIDER TOILETS AND TAX BREAKS TOMORROW

Toilets and tax breaks are two of the items on the agenda of the meeting of the County Board of Supervisors. Reporter Dan Stork tells who will be affected…

If you live in one of five county-administered special water districts, including ones in Landers or Pioneertown, and you’ve been hankering

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PIONEER DAYS CARNIVAL WRISTBANDS ON SALE NOW

Pre-sale Pioneer Days carnival all-you-can-ride wristbands are now available for a limited time at the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce, or Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation. Get yours today and take advantage of unlimited rides for any one full day for only $20 bucks! Don’t miss your chance to save

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AUDITIONS TONIGHT AT THEATRE 29

Auditions will be held tonight for the next offering at Theatre 29. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details…

Don’t forget that the auditions for Theatre 29’s play “Shakespeare in Hollywood” are tonight. This play will be directed by John Wright who is in seek of a cast consisting of eight males

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LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE NATIONAL PARK

In the 800,000 acres of Joshua Tree National Park, sometimes people need help, and sometimes laws get broken. Ranger Pam Tripp says the Park has a law enforcement arm to deal with this…

With 1.4 million visitors coming to Joshua Tree National Park, there are bound to be searches, rescues,

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“SHAKEPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” AUDITIONS

Don’t forget that the auditions for Theatre 29’s play “Shakespeare in Hollywood” are Monday. This play will be directed by John Wright who is in seek of a cast consisting of eight males and four females over 17 years old along with 4-6 male and female Ensemble performers. The show

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SUNDAY ACTING CLASSES AT THEATRE 29

In a related story, Theatre 29 will offer on-going weekly acting classes now on Sundays for those who want to study and learn more about acting. The classes will be led by Abe Daniels, who has 30 years of acting experience with the Actor’s Studio and has received several awards

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RELAY FOR LIFE SPONSORS “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” OPENING NIGHT GALA

Relay for Life of Morongo Basin will be hosting the Opening Night Gala of “Brighton Beach Memoirs”, by Neil Simon, on Friday, October 10 at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph of Arimathea in Yucca at the corner of Church St. and Onaga Trail in Yucca Valley. Brighton Beach Memoirs will

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CONTESTANTS SOUGHT FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS PIONEER DAYS OUTHOUSE RACES

Signups are now being accepted for the Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days Outhouse Races. Build it, sit on it, and push your outhouse to the finish line! Roll it the fastest and your team will win the coveted Toilet Seat Trophy! Challenge your friends, heck, challenge your enemies. Four walls, a

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JOSHUA TREE GEM, MINERAL, AND CRAFT SHOW CONTINUES

The 39th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Craft show is coming to the Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree. The show runs from Wednesday, October 1, through Sunday, October 5, with doors opening at 9 a.m. daily. More than 60 vendors will offer rough and polished gems, jewelry, beads, gifts, minerals, geodes,

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ORCHID FESTIVAL IN LANDERS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

It’s happening now — the 19th annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival. With more on the festival fun, here is managing editor Tami Roleff…

For 19 years, Gubler Orchids in Landers and the Sunset Rotary Club have been sponsoring the Orchid Festival, a two-day fun fest of flowers, classes and demonstrations,

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BON JOVI TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK

Tonight is the final concert of Tortoise Rock Casino’s summer concert series, and will feature a Bon Jovi tribute band. The festivities will include a barbecue, starting at 5 p.m., with prices starting at $7. The Bon Jovi tribute band, “Blaze of Glory,” will start the show on the outdoor

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SEARCH AND RESCUE BENEFIT DESERT RUN THIS WEEKEND

This weekend’s Desert Run will help support our local search and rescue team. Reporter Caitlin Logan invites off-road enthusiasts to come on out and play…

As you can imagine, it can be costly to volunteer to help save lives. To help offset costs, the Morongo Basin Search and Rescue team

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“YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” HAS OPENED AT THEATRE 29

“Young Frankenstein,” a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic 1974 comedy film masterpiece, is now playing at Theatre 29 for a five-week run. The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse

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