OPEN HOUSE AT MORONGO VALLEY FIRE TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Fire Station will hold an open house Monday, August 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. Fire fighters and paramedics will be serving hot dogs, compliments of the Fire Fighters Auxiliary. Visitors will be able to take a tour of the fire station and ask questions. Kids will

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DRUM CIRCLE TONIGHT

A new moon drum circle will be held 7 to 9 p.m. tonight on the patio of the sanctuary at Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Participants are encouraged to bring drums, shakers, and tambourines. The drum circle is free, although donations of $5 for individuals or $10 per family are requested.

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT WAIVES EXRADITION

Christopher Lee, who was in court in Alaska on Tuesday on charges of being a fugitive from justice, told a judge yesterday that he does not intend to fight extradition to California, where he will face a murder charge for killing 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms. County District Attorney

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DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR HOUSING IS MONDAY

As the new senior housing complex rises above Yucca Valley’s Town Hall, the deadline to apply to move into is fast approaching. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the deadline is this Monday…

Applications are now being taken for Dumosa Senior Village, the low-income senior apartments currently under construction in Yucca

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SHERIFF’S CHECKPOINT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Police Department will be conducting a DUI/drivers license checkpoint this Saturday, August 23, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Officers will also

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KUDOS FOR HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT

For the eighth consecutive year, the Hi-Desert Water District has been recognized for its financial reporting. The water district received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its Comprehensive Financial Report. The Certificate of Achievement

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER CALLS SPECIAL MEETING FOR MONDAY

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting Monday, August 25. The directors will hold a strategic planning meeting and adopt the 2014-15 budget. The special meeting will be held from 9 to 4 at the Helen Gray Education Center on the Hi-Desert Medical Center

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RED HOT AUCTION TOMORROW AT OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM

Art, artifacts, and more. Reporter Dan Stork says it’s all up for bid at the Twentynine Palms Historical Society Auction…

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is having a fundraising auction this weekend. Among the dozens of items up for bid include Bev Doolittle prints, Simi Dabah sculptures, Twentynine Palms murals

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FOOD FOR LIFE LOOKING FOR DRIVERS

Food For Life, the faith-based non-profit that provides a hot meal to low income families and individuals, is looking for people interested in delivering meals to their shut-ins. If this Twentynine Palms based ministry touches your heart, call Linda Geddis at 760-362-4510 to volunteer. They are attempting to get a

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SUMMER SPECTACLE AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TOMORROW NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center in Twentynine Palms invites you to enjoy the summer sky this Saturday night. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her Celestron… The public is invited to enjoy spectacles of the summer sky on Saturday, August 23, at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center.

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LOCAL ROLLER DERBY TEAM IN HOME BOUT TOMORROW

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 23, the Mojave Rattle Skaters Women’s Roller Derby team will hold their very first home bout against the Wine Town Rollers, in a Snakepit showdown! The bout will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Rattle Skaters brand new skate track, located at Brehm Sports Park in Yucca

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STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCING TONIGHT AT YUCC VALLEY ELKS

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. The lodge is located at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. Brent Lively will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Lines will be cued from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.

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DON’T FEAR THE LECTURE AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Tomorrow’s Science Saturday lecture at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum is nothing to fear, it is about fear itself! Reporter Taylor Thacker explains… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum continues with their popular education program, Science Saturdays. On Saturday, August 23, from 11:00-11:30 a.m., the topic will be fear. Have you ever experienced

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT MAY WAIVE EXTRADITION FROM ALASKA

Christopher Lee, who was in court in Alaska on Tuesday on charges of being a fugitive from justice, told a judge today that he does not intend to fight extradition to California, where he will face a murder charge for killing 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms. County District Attorney

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2,000 MARIJUANA PLANTS FOUND IN SIX ILLEGAL GROWS IN JOSHUA TREE AND LANDERS

Narcotics officers and Sheriff’s deputies seized more than 2,000 marijuana plants, and arrested eleven people Wednesday during raids on six illegal marijuana grows in Joshua Tree and Landers. Detectives served search warrants on the illegal grows after watching the locations for several weeks. The plants were found in fenced-in areas

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LIGHTNING STRIKES START TWO FIRES IN MORONGO VALLEY

Lightning struck two small yucca plants in Morongo Valley yesterday. Morongo Valley Fire Captain Andrew Arthen said fire fighters from Morongo Valley, CalFire, and the BLM responded to a small fire about 10:15 off Little Morongo Road, and while they were fighting that fire, lightning struck another yucca plant off

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TWO ATTEMPTED ROBBERIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating two attempted strong-arm robberies in Yucca Valley Monday afternoon. About 4:30 p.m., a woman was walking in the 56600 block of Antelope Trail when a man came up behind her, pulled her to the ground by her hair, and tried to grab her purse. The woman

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MAN HITS WIFE AFTER THEY LEAVE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLASS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday afternoon for fighting with his wife after they left a court-ordered domestic violence class. According to a Sheriff’s report, Nicholas Vidaurri, 23, began arguing with his wife—who had a no-contact order in effect—about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, after leaving a class about domestic violence,

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HI-DESERT WATER TALKS ABOUT SEWER LINES TO HOMES

The Hi-Desert Water District met last night. Reporter Cara Conway says hooking up sewer lines to homes was the subject… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors and Public Advisory Committee met last night regarding ownership and responsibility of service laterals—the sewer pipes from the main line to a home.

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CHP MOVES CHECKPOINT, THREE ARRESTED

Last week the California Highway Patrol announced it would hold a DUI checkpoint Saturday, August 16, at some undisclosed location in Joshua Tree. However, the CHP said that due to “logistics,” the DUI checkpoint was held in Morongo Valley instead, its “secondary location.” During the checkpoint’s hours of 8:30 p.m.

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