ADULT SOFTBALL SEASON IS BACK IN YUCCA VALLEY

It’s softball season in the Town of Yucca Valley. Reporter Cara Conway says sign-ups are now being taken for slow-pitch softball leagues…

Grab your friends and sign up for a season of slow pitch adult softball! With the opportunity to play for a men’s league, women’s league, or one of

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tonight, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team will travel away to Temple City. The Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team will travel to Granite Hills; kickoff is at 7 p.m.

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley cross-country team will

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SUSPECT SOUGHT AFTER ATTEMPTED RAPE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man suspected of holding a knife to a woman’s throat while attempting to rape her in Twentynine Palms. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a woman was standing in the front yard of a friend’s home in the 7000

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT FOR SUSPECTED SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested at gunpoint yesterday, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to Sheriff officials, a woman called 911 at 10:19 a.m. to report that she was fleeing from her boyfriend, Desjohn Mobley, 22, and had lost control of her car and crashed in the 2900 block

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FIREFIGHTERS MAKE SHORT WORK OF SMALL HOUSE FIRE THIS MORNING

Twentynine Palms fire fighters were called to a house fire about 12:30 this morning. According to Fire Chief Jim Thompson, the sole occupant of the home in the 4300 block of Mesquite Springs Road was awakened by a smoke detector, smelled smoke and called 911. Fire fighters, aided by the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2: LIGHTING, COLLABORATION AND PUBLIC ART

The Twentynine Palms City Council meeting covered a wide range of topics. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report on the meeting into two parts. Today: Park lighting contracts, civic event collaborations, art on traffic signal boxes, and a warning about an oil pipeline… City staff described how approximately $50,000 was

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JOSHUA TREE BURGLARY SUSPECTS SOUGHT

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two women who are suspects in home burglaries in Joshua Tree. A home surveillance camera in the 8400 block of Tortuga Road captured two white females who went to the vacant home and stole some tools from a utility

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ROLLS HIS CAR NEAR IDYLLWILD

A Yucca Valley man and three passengers were not injured in a roll-over crash on a mountain Road near Idyllwild Monday at about 3:20 p.m. A CHP spokesman said Marco Cervantes, 42, of Yucca Valley was driving the gray 2000 Toyota Tundra truck on Highway 243 when it rolled over

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CLASSES TO START FOR FREE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING

Free classes in preparing for an emergency are being offered. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to get training to be a Community Emergency Response team member… Would you know what to do in case of a disaster? The Morongo Basin Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will hold seven

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BOURIKAS RESIGNS FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD

Twentynine Palms Water District Board member Bo Bourikas announced he was resigning at the end of last night’s Board meeting. Bourikas said he was resigning due to personal reasons and that last night’s meeting would be his last. The meeting focused on new water conservation restrictions. Due to the statewide

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LOCAL HOMELESS SERVICES NEED HELP

Local homeless services are experiencing a shortage in food and supplies. Reporter Cara Conway tells how you can help… Sword of the Lord Ministries, a non-denominational church near Twentynine Palms, is in need of your help. Kevin Fish, founder and military veteran, is on the mission to provide shelter, food,

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CALL FOR ART FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

Monday, Sept. 15, is the deadline to submit entries for the second annual juried Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition set for December in Twentynine Palms. Artists can go online to www.jtnparts.org and read the guidelines on the Call for Art page, then submit their entries online or download and

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PIONEER DAYS ARTWORK SOUGHT

Only a few days remain for planning stages for this year’s Twentynine Palms “Pioneer Days event.” It’s the final call for this year’s Pioneer Days Grand Marshal nominees and button artwork. The public is asked to nominate a community leader and submit artwork. The design should include the phrase “Pioneers

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VETERAN ACTOR, DIRECTOR, BRINGS MADCAP “39 STEPS” TO THEATRE 29

A veteran director and actor has brought the madcap “The 39 Steps” to Theatre 29. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the hilarious, high-energy comedy is running weekends through September 13… Theatre 29’s latest production, “The 39 Steps,” a manic mad-cap murderously funny spy caper, is directed by veteran Theatre 29

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THE NEW MOON, STARS, PLANETS, AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 30. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:00 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs, and dress for unpredictable weather. For more information, call 760-367-7222. Sky’s The Limit Observatory and

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tonight, the Joshua Springs Lightning football team will host Spring Mountain School at home tonight. Kick off is at 7 p.m.

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley cross-country team will participate in the UCSB Invitational meet.

AN EARLY TUESDAY MORNING MURDER IN THE YUCCA VALLEY HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT

A suspect is in custody following an early morning murder in the Home Depot parking lot in Yucca Valley yesterday. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a 77-year-old man, whose name has not yet been released, was stabbed in a recreational vehicle in the parking lot about 4 a.m. Tuesday.

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HUMAN SKULL FOUND IN ATTIC IN JOSHUA TREE GARAGE

A skull was found in an attic in a garage in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. Workers for a heating and air conditioning company were working in the attic in the 6000 block of Latham Trail in Joshua Tree about 2:30 when they found a box in the rafters, and inside

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT ARRAIGNED, HIS LAWYER SPEAKS OUT

Christopher Lee, who is accused of murdering 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms and dumping her body down a 140-foot mine shaft in June, was in Joshua Tree Superior Court Tuesday afternoon. His lawyer pleaded “Not Guilty” to her murder, and denied the special allegations of “lying in wait.” The

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY AUCTION RAISES $7,000

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society Red Hot Auction on Saturday, August 23, raised $7,000. All of the money raised will be used to pay for the Hastie Bus restoration loan. Between the silent and live auctions, there were more than 150 items up for bid, with local art work and

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