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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK WORRIED ABOUT DISEASED BIGHORN SHEEP

Joshua Tree National Park rangers are concerned about the possibility that bighorn sheep in the park may have contracted a deadly disease. A couple months ago, a wildlife biologist observed two sheep–one an adult, and one a lamb–coughing. When a bighorn sheep coughs, it violently throws its head all the...
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NO ACTION EXPECTED ON JOSHUA TREE SPEED LIMITS

Recently, we reported on a letter from Caltrans to Supervisor James Ramos, in which a state transportation agency official said that Caltrans would not lower the speed limit in downtown Joshua Tree, despite recent serious pedestrian-involved accidents. A while back, we reported that another Caltrans official said he would...
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JOSHUA TREE VFW LOOKING FOR BIKE RUN PRIZES

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 is seeking donations for prizes for its third annual Poker Run fundraiser. The poker run, set for Saturday, September 26, will be 110 miles with five stops in the Morongo Basin. Prizes will be awarded for best poker hand, worst poker hand,...
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JOURNEY TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK TONIGHT

A Journey tribute band will take the stage for the free “Live at the Rock” concert at the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff can’t stop believing… On Friday, July 24, Journey, LTD, a tribute band to Journey, will take the stage for Live at...
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WILD WEST REENACTMENT SHOWS THIS WEEKEND IN PIONEERTOWN

Free wild west re-enactment shows are held Saturdays and Sundays in historic Pioneertown. The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show pokes some fun at how the Old West “could” have been with their own twist on comedy, each Saturday at 2:15 until 3:00 p.m. in front of the Pioneer bowl on historic...
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THE WISE GUYS AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT SATURDAY NIGHT

The Yucca Valley Summer Concert series continues this Saturday night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites to hear the big ban sounds of the Wise Guys…
Yucca Valley’s free Summer Music Festival continues this Saturday, July 25, with the Wise Guys Big Band Machine. From swing to swank, the Wiseguys Big Band...
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COMMUNITY YARD SALE IN MORONGO VALLEY TOMORROW

Morongo Valley residents will hold a community yard sale Saturday, July 25, from 7 to 2 at Covington Park, 11165 Vale Drive, next to Big Morongo Preserve. Local residents may participate at no charge.

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AN ATTEMPTED MURDER IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Thursday morning, accused of attempted murder after he shot at a man in the Hanson Tract area. According to the Sheriff Department, a man saw a white sedan driving slowly and without its lights on through the neighborhood in the 7400 block of...
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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday, accused of lewd acts with a child in March. According to Sheriff’s reports, Gregory Howlind, 68, of the 61400 block of Division Street, went to a neighbor’s home where a female juvenile was home alone on March 15. The report states that Howlind had been...
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MULTIPLE BURGLARIES REPORTED IN YUCCA VALLEY WEDNESDAY

Multiple burglaries were reported in Yucca Valley Wednesday, with several in the Country Club Mobile Home Estates. Tools were stolen from an unlocked car parked in a garage in the 7500 block of Aster Avenue. Burglars used a knife to pry open a back door in the 5500 block of...
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HOW TO COMMENT ON STUDY TO BRING EAGLE MOUNTAIN INTO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Eagle Mountain area, which is bordered by Joshua Tree National Park on the north, south, and west, has survived an attempt to turn it into a landfill, only to be face a new a proposal to convert it to a hydroelectric power plant. The area is an important migration...
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WORK ONGOING TO REOPEN I-10 FRIDAY AT NOON

Sate traffic experts say they will reopen I-10 with one lane in both directions this Friday. Yesterday, road construction workers put in the foundation for a detour that will let traffic flow again on Interstate 10 following Sunday’s storm-caused bridge collapse near Desert Center. A Caltrans spokesman said when it...
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INCREASED TRAFFIC CAUSES INCIDENTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating claims of assault between a trucker and a resident in Twentynine Palms early Wednesday morning. According to Sheriff reports, a big rig truck driver and another man were at a gas station in the 73900 block of 29 Palms Highway about 3:45 a.m. an argument...
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TELESCOPE WORKSHOP AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Need some help repairing or setting up that telescope that has been sitting in your closet? Reporter Rebecca Havely says bring it to Sky’s the Limit this Saturday…
Would be astronomers, dust off your old telescope and join the Sky’s the Limit telescope workshop on Saturday, July 25, from 8:30...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS PROJECT PHOENIX PLANNING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS SO FAR

The city of Twentynine Palms got a green light from the courts earlier this year to use bond proceeds to implement Project Phoenix, the city’s downtown redevelopment effort. Z107.7 News inquired about the status of the effort. Reporter Dan Stork asked Twentynine Palms City Manager Frank Luckino whether he would be...
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THEATRE 29 OFFERS CUSTOM TILES IN SERENITY GARDEN

Theatre 29 has big plans for its new Serenity Patio just to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant Simi Dabah sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Reporter Sara Snyder says that you, too, can be a...
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“MOVIE IN THE PARK” IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department presents Movies in Luckie Park, Thursday nights through July 30, on the north side of the racquetball courts starting at approximately 8:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to gather and enjoy family entertainment at its best. The movie tonight will be “Strange...
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DESERT CHRIST PARK FOUNDATION LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

The landmark “Desert Christ Park” in Yucca Valley has seen better days. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a volunteer foundation is looking for help in its maintenance and restoration…
Desert Christ Park—a museum of sculptures—overlooks Yucca Valley and features more than 40 snow-white statues and images spanning several acres and portraying...
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1-10 TO REOPEN FRIDAY AT NOON

CalTrans has announced that Interstate 10 will reopen to traffic at noon on Friday. Crews will strengthen the westbound side of the Tex Wash bridge near Eagle Mountain to allow two-way traffic on it–one lane in each direction. Workers will then start working on the collapsed eastbound bridge to get it operational....
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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK REOPENS PINTO BASIN ROAD

Joshua Tree National Park has reopened Pinto Basin Road after road crews worked for two days clearing mud, sand, rocks, and debris caused by heavy rainfall over the weekend. At this time, all paved roads are open in the park. Box Canyon Road from Mecca provides access to Cottonwood Springs off...
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