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LANDERS WOMAN KILLED IN FATAL ATV CRASH

A Landers woman was killed late Saturday night following a crash of the all-terrain vehicle she was riding. The crash occurred about 9 p.m. Saturday night near Joshua Tree Lane and Booth Road when the driver of the ATV, as yet unidentified, left the road, and Katrina Eberhardt, 29, was...
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ABANDONED MORONGO VALLEY HOMESTEAD DESTROYED BY FIRE

An abandoned homestead in Morongo Valley was destroyed by fire Sunday evening. Shortly before 7 p.m., multiple witnesses informed Morongo Valley fire fighters that billowing black smoke could be seen from a structure fire in the 51000 block of Aspen Drive. Fire fighters from Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, and Cal...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN RESCUED AFTER SPENDING A NIGHT IN A SEPTIC TANK

A Twentynine Palms man spent a cold and wet night in a septic tank before he was rescued by fire fighters Saturday morning. According to Fire Captain Robert Marquez, the elderly man, who was not identified, was walking around his property in the 2400 block of Lear Avenue about 7...
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CONTROVERSIAL PALEN SOLAR PROJECT WITHDRAWS PROPOSAL

Environmentalists have been alarmed at the prospect of a solar concentrator in the desert near Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Dan Stork reports that it appears that the 750-foot tower surrounded by thousands of mirrors is not going to happen…
On Friday, Palen Solar Holdings of Oakland filed a Notice...
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ALL FIRES NOW REQUIRE PERMITS BECAUSE OF DROUGHT

The drought and regional weather conditions have added up to a requirement of the permit for any fires. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the restrictions…
Due to the drought in California, there is an increased potential for major wildfires. Fire fighters are on high alert, and they are asking everyone...
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“YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” OPENS FRIDAY AT THEATRE 29

“Alive. It’s alive! It’s alive!” “Young Frankenstein,” a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic 1974 comedy film masterpiece, opens this Friday 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...
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AUDITIONS FOR “SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” IN ONE WEEK

Even as one show opens, the hard-working volunteers at Theatre 29 are preparing for their next production. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says auditions will be held a week from today…
Auditions for the last production of Theatre 29’s 2014 season, “Shakespeare in Hollywood”, have been scheduled for Monday, October 6 at...
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JOSHUA TREE GEM, MINERAL, AND CRAFT SHOW OPENS WEDNESDAY

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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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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TWENTYNINE PALMS SOROPTIMISTS SEEKING TRAINING AWARD APPLICANTS

The Twentynine Palms Soroptimist Club is giving young women in our area and opportunity for educational cash awards. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to apply…
Soroptimist International of Twentynine Palms is actively seeking applicants for their 2014 “Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women.” This program is...
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AND SPORTS SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats football team opened the 2014 De Anza league season with a 30-22 win over the newest De Anza league school, Rancho Mirage. Coach Ernest Martinez said key standouts from Friday’s game were Beayahn Carrllo with 215 yards on 17 carries, and Jimmy Shragge with...
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KEYS RANCH TOURS

The popular Keys Ranch Tours are about to resume.  Ranger Pam Tripp has the time and fee schedules…

Joshua Tree National Park is pleased to announce our Keys Ranch tours for the 2014 through 2015 season. Beginning October 17, tours of the historic ranch will be offered three times a week....
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BE A PART OF THE GREAT SHAKEOUT

Are you ready for the Big One?  Managing Editor Tami Roleff says there’s still time to register for the Great California Shakeout…

The earth starts shaking. It could be “The Big One.” Do you know what to do the moment the shaking starts? Your instinctive actions can save you from injury...
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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 be...
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CALIFORNIA BAG BAN

Do you have your reusable grocery bags with you when you shop?  Reporter Caitlin Logan says that next year it’ll cost you if you don’t…

California is poised to become the first state in the nation to enact a statewide ban on single-use grocery store plastic bags. While opponents argue it will...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ tennis and volleyball teams will travel away to Indio to play Shadow Hills High School. The tennis match starts at 3:15; volleyball at 4:30.

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ volleyball team will travel away tomorrow to Thermal...
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NEW SUPERINTENDENT STARTS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park employees gathered Wednesday morning, September 24, to welcome Superintendent David Smith, who assumed his new role on Monday. Smith spoke about his leadership priorities and fielded questions from park staff.

In his remarks, Smith addressed:

THEATRE 29 CELEBRATES AMERICAN WOMEN WITH "SHATTERED CEILINGS"

Tonight is the last chance to take in “Shattered Ceilings” at Theatre 29.  Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells about this effort to shine a light on some great American women…

After discovering that there was a severe lack of plays about great American women, the California Desert Regional Theater set about...
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CHURCH’S MEN’S GROUP HOLDS FUNDRAISER SATURDAY

The men’s group at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will hold their end-of-season fund-raiser this afternoon, Saturday, September 27, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to join them for hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, watermelon and soft drinks!  All this for $8 for adults and $4 for kids. The church...
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YUCCA VALLEY YOUTH COMMISSION

The Yucca Valley Youth Commission has extended their recruitment dates. Reporter Caitlin Logan tells teens how to apply…

The Town of Yucca Valley has a Youth Commission that provides communication between Yucca Valley’s elected officials and Yucca Valley Youth. Yucca students in grades 7 through 12 are eligible to serve. Appointments...
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