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78TH ANNUAL PIONEER DAYS SUCCESSFUL FOR COMMUNITY AND CHAMBER

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce held an after-event meeting this week to discuss what went right and what went wrong with the recent 78th annual Pioneer Days event. Pioneer Days is a longtime October tradition event celebrating the rich mining, ranching, and military history of the Twentynine Palms areas....
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20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CALIFORNIA DESERT PROTECTION ACT

Today is the 20th anniversary of the signing of the California Desert Protection act, legislation that had a big affect on our Morongo Basin communities. Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp marks the day…
“Lands in the California desert shall be included within the National Park System and the...
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DISTRICT ATTORNEY WILL NOT CHARGE PALM SPRINGS POLICEMAN IN KILLING OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE

Nearly two years to the day after an unarmed Marine was shot by two police officers in a Palm Springs parking garage, Riverside County prosecutors said Thursday that they will not file charges against the police officers. Corporal Allan DeVillena II was killed by Officers Chad Nordman and Mike Heron...
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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Yucca Valley woman was arrested Wednesday evening after she allegedly punched her ex-boyfriend in the face. According to a Sheriff’s report, Terra Garcia, 28, was arguing with her boyfriend in the 7800 block of Valley Vista Avenue about 7:15 p.m. The report states a woman called the Sheriff’s Department saying...
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SECOND WEEK OF OPEN STUDIO ART TOURS

This is the second weekend for the Open Studios Art Tour. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says artists on the west end of the Morongo Basin will be featured…
This is the final weekend of the Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours. For 13 years, some of the Hi-Desert’s best artists...
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CHANGE YOUR CLOCK, CHANGE YOUR BATTERY THIS WEEKEND

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 2. Remember to set your clock back one hour when you go to bed Saturday night. The Twentynine Palms Fire Department reminds you to use the extra hour to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. According to the National Fire...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY TO ENFORCE NEW RULES

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board of Trustees barely had a quorum at their meeting last night, with only three trustees in attendance, due to the resignation of Les Snodgrass last week and the absence of another member. Despite the plea for a new board member, everyone’s focus of the night...
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HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM AND MARKET OPEN THIS WEEKEND

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will have their Landers museum and thrift shop open this weekend. Reporter Caitlin Logan has more…
Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold their Museum Market Place and Yard Sale. In addition, the hours are extended 9 to 2:00. The Marketplace is teeming with seasonal decorations...
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DALE BASIN WELL OWNERS MEET SUNDAY

The Dale Basin Well Owners’ Association will hold their bi-annual meeting Sunday at 4 p.m. On the agenda is a discussion of the current water situation since the last meeting, an election of officers, and there will be a speaker who will give an update on water happenings in the...
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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW

So, here it is the end of October already. November 1 is tomorrow and that means the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center will be hosting their monthly first Saturday breakfast at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. The best breakfast ever for $5 is served from 8 a.m. to...
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FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

First Tanks Battalion will serve a free meal tomorrow from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. Volunteers are still needed for cooking, setting up, serving, and cleaning up. If you are interested in working at this meal, please contact Teresa...
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PAINTBALL OFFERED ABOARD TWENTYNINE PALMS COMBAT CENTER

Those looking for some fun recreation aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine base can play paintball. ROP Broadcast Student Cameron Williams tells you more…
Twentynine Palms Paintball Park, located on 2nd and Griffin behind Outdoor Adventures, is available for ages 8 and up, Friday to Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m....
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Wednesday and Thursday, the De Anza League girls’ tennis finals were held at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Senior Jasmine Smith of Twentynine Palms took second place. In doubles, it was all Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms. Gold medals were awarded to Yucca Valley’s Dawn Rich and Mariah Goddard. Their teammates,...
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LOBOS FINAL GAMES TOMORROW

The final two games of the Yucca Valley Lobos Youth tackle football and cheer season are tomorrow, Saturday, November 1. The games are held at the Yucca Valley High School and admission is free. The Micros (ages 9 to 10 years old) play Desert Hot Springs at 10 a.m., followed...
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CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT YESTERDAY

The former Twentynine Palms Marine who is suspected of killing Erin Corwin and dumping her body down a mine shaft east of Twentynine Palms, made a brief appearance in Joshua Tree court yesterday morning. During the early disposition hearing, Christopher Lee’s lawyer advised the court he was still receiving discovery...
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SUSPECT IDENTIFIED IN VANDALIZING OF JOSHUA TREE AND SEVEN OTHER NATIONAL PARKS

The National Park Service has identified a suspect in vandalism at Joshua Tree and seven other national parks. A report from the Park Service says a 21-year-old New York State woman, Casey Nocket, has been identified as the primary suspect in recent vandalism cases that affect eight national parks in...
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2015 SEASON TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE AT THEATRE 29

2015 season tickets are now available at Theatre 29. Season tickets offer a significant savings over the year. They are also a gift that keeps on giving as they are good for seven productions over the entire year. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to order…
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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER STOLEN BOAT FOUND IN HIS YARD

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday after a stolen boat was found in his yard. According to a Sheriff’s report, a boat was stolen from a yard in the 4900 block of Hermosa Court in Yucca Valley on August 3. A neighbor saw two men hook up the boat...
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BLOOD DRIVE AT BLACK ROCK HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Friday, October 31, at the Black Rock High School, 59273 Sunnyslope Drive in Yucca Valley, from 8 to 1. Donors must be at last 15 years old to give blood, and those aged 15 or 16 must have signed parental...
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A REMINDER TO SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK SATURDAY NIGHT

This reminder: Be advised that Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed Saturday night.

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