COLLEGE CULTURAL SERIES LOOKS AT NATIVE AMERCANS THURSDAY

The Third Thursday Cultural Series continues this week at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Caitin Logan invites you to learn more about this region’s Native Americans… Copper Mountain College’s Cultural Education Enhancement Committee (CEEC) continues their Third Thursday Cultural Series with “Serrano Culture and Serrano Bighorn Sheep Songs” in honor of

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LOCAL POP-PUNK BAND RELEASES NEW ALBUM

Forever Came Calling, a four-piece pop punk band from Twentynine Palms, has released a new album. The new album, “What Matters Most,” marks the band’s first new full-length release in over two years, as well as their second full-length release on Pure Noise Records. Characterized by catchy guitar riffs, powerful

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN DEAD, BROTHER ACCUSED OF MURDER

A Yucca Valley man is dead, and his brother was arrested for his murder early Saturday morning. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, Jerry Zimmerle, 25, and Justin Zimmerle, 24, were fighting in the 7500 block of Palm Avenue shortly after 2:30 a.m. Saturday when Jerry Zimmerle is accused

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AMBULANCE OPERATORS ADDED TO THREE LOCAL FIRE STATIONS

While Yucca Valley’s fire department was established to fight fires, the truth is, 88 percent of the area’s 6,000 annual calls are for medical aids, such as traffic collisions, falls, and injuries. With such a high percentage of medical aid calls, chances are when a call for a fire came

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ANNUAL COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST THIS FRIDAY

The Annual Community Prayer Breakfast, a long-time Morongo Basin tradition, has been set for Friday, November 21. This year’s keynote speaker is retired Lieutenant General William Boykin. The prayer breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome Gym in Yucca Valley. Tickets are $15

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ANNUAL COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST THIS FRIDAY

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) continues to be the focus of many local environmentalists’ interests. Dan Stork says there will be a related meeting this week, and a meeting before the meeting… Following requests by local residents, the Bureau of Land Management has scheduled an opportunity for public

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS FREE SEMINAR ON ADVANCED DIRECTIVES WEDNESDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center will present a free seminar on advanced directives this Wednesday. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says while the seminar is free, you do need to register ahead of time… You may have heard about the importance of advance directives and durable power of attorney for healthcare; however, you

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VETERANS COUNSELING TOMORROW AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

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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FOOD FOR LIFE GETS MAJOR DONATION

The Food for Life Ministries has been awarded a $1,000 grant for its ministry. The grant was the result of efforts of June Richardson and the Sodexo Government Services Twentynine Palms Team, who held a fundraiser to help support Food for Life. Since 1999, the Sodexo Foundation has granted more

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE COLLECTING ANIMAL SHELTER DONATIONS

The local Sheriff’s Station is collecting donations for our local no-kill animal shelter. Reporter Caitlin Logan tells you how to donate… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is seeking out donations for “no-kill” animal shelters. The Morongo Basin station is encouraging any donations of pet food, cleaning supplies, and other

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30

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PIZZA UNDERGROUND AT PAPPY AND HARRIET’S TOMORROW

There could be a treat, or not, in store at Pappy and Harriet’s tomorrow night as the band “Pizza Underground”—fronted by former child star Macauley Culkin—takes the local stage. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the group has not always had a great reception… Former child star Macaulay Culkin is hoping

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SERVICES FRIDAY FOR JESSE JAMES HOWARD JUNIOR

Jessie James Howard Jr. of Twentynine Palms died October 27 of sudden infant death syndrome. He was three months old. Jessie is survived by his parents, Jessie James Howard Senior of Yucca Valley and Melonie Howard of Twentynine Palms. A service will be held at Wiefels and Sons in Yucca

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JOSHUA TREE HOME BURNS TO THE GROUND

A Joshua Tree home burned to the ground Thursday afternoon. Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick said a resident of the home in the 63600 block of Tilford Way kept oils and paints in his bedroom; due to poor ventilation the fumes combusted just after noon. The man’s mother tried to put

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MISSING 12-YEAR-OLD YUCCA VALLEY BOY FOUND SAFE

The 12-year-old boy who went missing Wednesday afternoon was found safe Thursday afternoon. Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick said the boy had been suspended from school at La Contenta Middle School for fighting, and he did not want to go home to face his parents. Warrick said the boy had thought

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ONE HOSPITALIZED, ONE ARRESTED, AFTER FIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY NIGHT

One man was hospitalized, and a second man arrested, following a violent fight in Yucca Valley yesterday. According to Sheriff’s reports, Christopher Benjamin, 23, of Yucca Valley, was arguing with his girlfriend about 9:30 p.m. in the 6300 block of Hermosa Avenue in Yucca Valley. A group of men heard

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND SHARP DROP-OFF AT HDMC TOMORROW

Look around your house. Are there dangerous prescription drugs or sharps around? You can dispose of them safely tomorrow. Reporter Caitlin Logan says bring them to the Hi-Desert Medical Center… Every year, thousands of pounds of prescription drugs and needles end up in landfills, posing a danger to the environment.

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DESERT SUN ARTICLE SAYS HIGHWAY 62 DEADLIEST IN THE REGION

Highway 62 is the deadliest highway in the Hi- and Low-Desert, according to an article in the Desert Sun. The newspaper studied crash reports and autopsy results from 2002 through 2012 and found that 182 people have been killed in 158 crashes on Highway 62 , and that the highway

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COUNTY OFFERING FAMILY LAW VIDEOS

The County is offering online assistance for residents going though family law issues. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how it works… Residents who are in family court over child custody, child support, or divorce can get help from San Bernardino County Superior Court through on-line videos. The videos will

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FINGERPOINT ROBBER ARRESTED FOR SIMLIAR CRIME EARLIER

The man accused of robbing a taco shop at fingerpoint Monday was linked to a similar robbery in October last year. Investigators say on October 19, 2013, an unknown black male walked into the Cheap Cigarettes business in the 56100 block of 29 Palms Highway in Yucca Valley, covered his

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