SIX WEEKS MISSING, STILL NO EVIDENCE OF CRIME IN ERIN CORWIN CASE

After 6 weeks of intensive investigation and searches on-foot, 4-wheel-drive vehicles and helicopter, there is still nothing on the whereabouts of Erin Corwin, the pregnant wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, who went missing June 28. Her husband, Marine Cpl. Jonathan Corwin reported her missing June 29 after she did

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WOMAN RECEIVES MINOR INJURIES AFTER FALLING OUT OF TRUCK

A woman received minor injuries Saturday when she fell out of the back of a pick-up truck while helping a friend move. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman, identified as Kaylee Ledford, was sitting in the back of the truck holding on to a mattress, while the driver, identified

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849 STOPPED, TWO ARRESTS MADE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS DUI CHECKPOINT

Twentynine Palms Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint Sunday at Twentynine Palms Hwy and Encelia Ave between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. 849 Vehicles were Screened, 8 Drivers were cited and 2 arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked. Twentynine Palms PD

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

Special Districts and a scenic highway proposal fill out the agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council for tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has the details… In the featured informational presentation at the August meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC, County Special Districts Regional Manager Tim Millington will touch on

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SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR VETERANS TOMORROW

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, Calif., in the Office

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WRITING COURSE OFFERED BY DESERT INSTITUTE

The Desert Institute is offering writing courses in September. Reporter Cara Conway says these classes fill up fast so register soon… Write your heart out! Joshua Tree National Park is offering courses in Desert Haiku Writing, Observational Writing, and Unique Desert Writing! Grab a friend and enroll today in these

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SUPPORT GROUP FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST A CHILD MEETS WEDNESDAY

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child), announces their monthly meeting. The support group, which meets every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., will hold its meeting at the Helen Gray

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SOME LOCAL CANDIDATE FILINGS EXTENDED, INCUMBENTS NOT RUNNING

Because incumbents have not filed for reelection, filing deadlines have been extended for some local elected offices. The City of Twentynine Palms announced that as a result of the non-filing of incumbent Council member Jay Corbin, the nomination period for filing papers for the Office of Twentynine Palms City Council

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT POSTPONES ASSESSMENT DISTRICT BALLOT

An overflow crowd sat through more than 3 ½ hours of discussion on the Yucca Valley sewer project and assessment district vote at a special meeting held last night by the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that even after all that discussion, not much

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BELLFLOWER MAN HELD IN JOSHUA TREE KIDNAPPING

A Bellflower man is behind bars today, accused of kidnapping his former girlfriend. Sheriff’s press release said Galo Zurita, 35, went to the Valero station in Joshua Tree about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and hit Kayla Smith, 22, pushing her into his car. Zurita drove off with Smith westbound on Highway

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18-YEAR-OLD LANDERS MAN ARRESTED IN RAPE OF 15-YEAR-OLD

A Landers man was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of raping a 15-year-old girl. Sheriff’s investigators say, the girl’s father reported that his daughter had been raped about three weeks ago, and identified the suspect as Johnny Alaniz, 18. Deputy Shauna Ables contacted Alaniz at his home, and obtained evidence to

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YUCCA MESA MAN RESCUED AFTER TRAVEL TRAILER FELL ON HIM

A Yucca Mesa man can thank his lucky stars he is still alive today. County Fire Captain Matt Anderson said a man, identified only as being in his 50s, was working with his father on leveling a travel trailer on Wilhart Drive in Yucca Valley about 12:30 a.m. this morning

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“CHICO” IN YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT

For the 20th year, Saturday nights in the summer means music in Yucca Valley. Reporter Dan Stork says, come out and listen and dance to Chico… The Yucca Valley Summer Concert for August 9 features the veteran LA band Chico. Led by founder and bassist Joe Espinosa, Chico has been

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB REGISTERING FOR AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

The Twentynine Palms Youth Club is taking registrations for its after-school program for Twentynine Palms school children. The after school program begins August 25. Applications can be picked up at the Youth Club, 5882 Luckie Avenue, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is free for

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PERSEID METEOR SHOWER MAY NOT BE THE BEST

A favorite annual celestial phenomenon will be a challenge this year. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Perseid meteor shower may not be at its best… The Perseid meteor shower is a favorite among sky-watchers, but this year’s meteor shower may not be the best in recent years. While you

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THEATRE 29 TO ANNOUNCE 2015 SEASON SEPTEMBER 17

Theatre 29, the only continuous year-round live theater venue in the Hi and Low-Desert, will join forces with the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce to unveil its 2015 performance season. Reporter Dan Stork tells how you can be among the first to find out what will be on stage

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SERVICES SET FOR PAULA GREENE

Paula Greene, a 37-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died Sunday, August 3. She was 73 years old. Paula Greene is survived by her husband Bud Green, daughters Rene Skinner of Cathedral City, and Stacye Calvert of Twentynine Palms, son Butch Greene of Yucca Valley, and 10 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

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FORMER MARINE BASE ROLE PLAYERS TOLD LAYOFFS ARE PERMANENT

While most of former role players who populated the faux Afghani and Iraqi villages aboard the Marine Base have already been sent home, those layoffs have become final and permanent. Tatitlek Corporation, who at one time had employed more than 2,500 workers at the Villages maintained for pre-deployment training on

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OFF-ROAD INFORMATIONAL KIOSKS IN LANDERS AND WONDER VALLEY

A cooperative effort between the Bureau of Land Management Barstow office and Community ORV Watch has resulted in guides to Off-Highway Vehicle routes and rules—on the highway. Reporter Dan Stork went to Landers take a look at one of the new displays…

Community member Peggy Kennedy and BLM Barstow

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LOW-COST MICROCHIP, VACCINATIONS AND SPAY AND NEUTER OFFERED

The Animal Action League has released its vaccine and microchip clinic schedule for August. In the Morongo Basin, clinics will be at 62762 Twentynine Palms Highway in Joshua Tree (just west of the dinosaurs) on August 11, 19, 20, and 25, and at 49964 Twentynine Palms Highway in Morongo Valley

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