JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY ROLL-OVER CRASH LAST NIGHT

A Joshua Tree man was killed in a roll-over crash in Yucca Valley Thursday night. According to the County Coroner’s office, at 7:27 p.m., a single-vehicle, rollover traffic accident was reported near the intersection of Yucca Trail and La Contenta Rd. in Yucca Valley. Eric Lee, 24, was driving a

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PRESIDENT OBAMA TO CREATE 3 NATIONAL MONUMENTS IN THIS REGION

The White House is expected to announce today that President Obama is creating three national monuments in California, covering 1.8 million acres. The new Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains, and Sand to Snow National Monuments will protect wildlife corridors and historic areas in the deserts of Southern California. The 154,000 acres

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SKY’S THE LIMIT FUNDRAISING TO REPLACE STOLEN SOLAR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Following the theft of solar panels and batteries at Sky’s the Limit in January, the non-profit organization has received many financial contributions and donations of equipment. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how you can help… Sky’s the Limit is trying to raise $10,000 to replace its stolen photovoltaic system, get

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TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN STOLEN PROPERTY RECOVERED

Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies have made at least one arrest and recovered tens of thousands of dollars in stolen property this week. According to Sherriff’s Department press releases, deputies served a search warrant Tuesday at a home near the intersection of Sunny Sands Drive and Wesley Road. Deputies were investigating

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SELF DEFENSE WORKSHOP OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Learn how to protect yourself: A new self-defense workshop is being offered in Yucca Valley. Reporter David Knutson has the details… Learn the time-tested art of the Samurai. Instructor Norman Rose, black belt in Ketsugo Jujitsu, has over 20 years of experience and will teach a variety of self-defense techniques

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STAR PARTY TOMORROW AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, February 13. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will end about 10 p.m. Volunteers will set up manual and battery-operated telescopes and guests may use them or bring their own. The first quarter moon

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS OPEN AUDITIONS FOR TWO SHOWS NEXT WEEK

The St. Joseph’s Players announce open auditions for two comedies. “Broadway Bound,” by Neil Simon, will begin rehearsing March 28 and will run May 14 through June 5. “The Nerd,” by Larry Shue, will rehearse starting May 17 and perform June 25 through July 17. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING FREE MEALS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food for Life will be serving take-out meals from the United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 13 from noon to 2 p.m. The United Methodist Church will be providing the meal of hot dogs, beans, salad, fruit, and cookie.

MORONGO VALLEY ART COLONY CELEBRATES 52 YEARS TOMORROW

The Morongo Valley Art Colony will celebrate their 52nd birthday tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… It was 1964, a first-class stamp was a nickel, a gallon of regular gas was 30 cents, and the Art Colony of Morongo Valley was formed. Tomorrow the Art Colony celebrates 52 years

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will hold its monthly general membership meeting this Saturday, February 13, at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus. Saturday’s meeting is open to all registered Democrats and invited guests. Attendees will meet at 9 a.m. for fellowship and a $10 power breakfast

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A UNIQUE BEAUTY SALON AND MUSEUM OPENS IN JOSHUA TREE

A very unique, one-of-a-kind attraction brings more delightful quirkiness to downtown Joshua Tree. Reporter David Haldane visited the Beauty Bubble hair museum and salon… Ever used a pin wiz? If not, you’re in good company. Chances are you’ve never been to the Beauty Bubble either, the new salon in downtown

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YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH TO HOLD SPAGHETTI DINNER TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley United Methodist Church will hold a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser tomorrow, February 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Constance Gordy, a classically trained pianist. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, and $25 for a family ticket. The church is located at

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HEALTHY HEARTS 5K RUN AND FAMILY WALK SET FOR NEXT SATURDAY

The Annual Healthy Hearts 5K Run and Family Health Walk is set for next weekend in Yucca Valley. Reporter Ashton Henry laces up her running shoes and tells you how to enter… On Saturday, February 20, the recreation division of the Town of Yucca Valley is holding its 24th annual

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ONE KILLED IN ROLL-OVER CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY NIGHT

We have limited details about a fatal roll-over crash in Yucca Valley Thursday night. About 7:30 p.m., a vehicle traveling on Yucca Trail near La Contenta lost control and rolled over. The male driver was pronounced deceased at the scene; firefighters extricated the female passenger who was then flown to

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PRESIDENT TO CREATE THREE NATIONAL MONUMENTS

The White House is expected to announce today that President Obama is creating three national monuments in California, covering 1.8 million acres. The new Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains, and Sand to Snow national monuments will protect wildlife corridors and historic areas in the deserts of Southern California. The 154,000 acres

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DEPUTIES RECOVERS $50,000 IN STOLEN PROPERTY; ONE ARRESTED

Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies have made at least one arrest and recovered tens of thousands of dollars in stolen property this week. According to Sherriff’s Department press releases, deputies served a search warrant Tuesday at a home near the intersection of Sunny Sands Drive and Wesley Road. Deputies were investigating

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SHERIFFS RECOVER THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN STOLEN PROPERTY, MAKE ARREST, MORE PENDING

Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies have made at least one arrest and recovered tens of thousands of dollars in stolen property this week. According to Sherriff’s Department press releases, deputies served a search warrant Tuesday at a home near the intersection of Sunny Sands Drive and Wesley Road. Deputies were investigating

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LANDERS WOMAN USES TWO DAUGHTERS TO HELP ROB LANDERS LIQUOR STORE

A Landers woman was arrested after deputies determined she used an elaborate scheme to rob a liquor store. According to Sheriff’s reports, Jennifer Brannon, 35, sent a juvenile daughter into Mojave Liquor store in Landers about 10:30 p.m. February 2, who requested help at the back of the store from

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FAMILY EVACUATED AFTER MAN DRILLS INTO GAS PIPE

A military family was evacuated from their house in the 801 housing area in Twentynine Palms after the husband accidentally drilled a hole into a gas line. According to Twentynine Palms Engineer Tim Cole, the man was trying to install a wall-mounted television set when he drilled through the wall

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STATE REJECTS NEARBY PALEN SOLAR FIELD PROPOSAL

The California Energy Commission rejected a new plan for the Palen solar project Wednesday, in essence killing the six-year project. First licensed in 2010, the 8-square-mile project has been stuck with ownership transfers, technology changes, and corporate bankruptcies. The newest owner had asked to extend the December 15, 2015, deadline

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