JOSHUA TREE MAN WITH KNIVES ESCORTED OFF COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CAMPUS

A Joshua Tree man was escorted off the Copper Mountain College campus by Sheriff deputies after they discovered knives in his possession. Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard said Danny Richards, 55, was in a classroom with other students about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday when he told his classmates he was “Guardian of

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REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM-7 RETURNS FROM AFGHANISTAN THIS WEEKEND

The last Marine infantry regiment in Afghanistan returns home to Twentynine Palms tomorrow. Regimental Combat Team-7 has spent the last 10 months in Helmand Province providing support to two Marine battalions, two Georgian battalions, and Afghan National Security Forces. During RCT-7’s deployment, managing editor Tami Roleff interviewed Marines weekly, and

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THUNDERSTORMS BRING FLOODING EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS, POWER OUTAGES

A powerful, slow moving thunderstorm brought rains, heavy at times, to Twentynine Palms yesterday afternoon. The storm was the most severe about 20 miles east when the storm stalled, bringing up to two inches of rain and flooding to State Route 62. The CHP closed State Route 62 east of

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DUI/DRIVER’S LICENSE CHECKPOINT IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Police Department will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint tonight. Officers will be stopping drivers at an undisclosed location in Yucca Valley between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. Drivers will be checked for signs of alcohol or drug impairment, as well as for proper licensing

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PALM VISTA ELEMENTARY BACK-TO-SCHOOL DAY TOMORROW

Palm Vista Elementary School in Twentynine Palms will have their back to school day tomorrow, Friday, August 23, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Students and families are welcome to meet their teacher and visit classrooms.

YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER POWER AND PHONE OUTAGE TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Animal Shelter will be without electrical power and phone service for several hours on Friday, August 23, as Southern California Edison construction crews make service changes in the neighborhood. Residents who need to emergency assistance from Animal Control should call Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760-365-2364. For all other

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FULL MOON 5K RUN IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW NIGHT

Runners, tomorrow night is the annual full moon 5k in yucca valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker laces up her running shoes to tell you there is still time to sign up…

Runners of all ages are welcome to partake in a 5k run through one of Yucca Valley’s most scenic residential

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THEATRE 29 SETS “HAUNT” AUDITIONS

Theatre 29 will hold auditions soon for the 10th anniversary of the highly successful annual “Halloween Haunt” event. This year’s scary offering will be entitled “Nightmares.” “Nightmares” will come to “life” beginning Friday October 18, ending Halloween night. Auditions will be held Tuesday, September 3, beginning promptly at 6 p.m.

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“SPAMALOT” OPENS TOMORROW AT THEATRE 29

The hilarious Broadway musical “Spamalot” opens tomorrow for a five-week run at Theatre 29. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you to make ticket reservations early for this show and introduces the cast…

In the role of King Arthur, the genuine, but misguided leader of this band of wacky knights, is Charles

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GET YOUR RIDE READY FOR CHARITY CAR SHOW

Now is your chance to show off your classic car for a good cause. The 18th Annual Morongo Basin Old Car Club Charity Car Show is taking registrations. The car show will take place September 28 at Town Center Mall, at Warren Vista and the Highway in Yucca Valley, starting

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FREE ADMISSION TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUNDAY

Joshua Tree National Park will celebrate the 97th birthday of the National Park Service by offering free admission on Sunday, August 25. When President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation that created the National Park Service on August 25, 1916, there were 37 national parks. Today, there are 401. Joshua Tree National

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY TO FEATURE JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Six artists have been working in a residency program in Joshua Tree this summer. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says you’ll be able to view the results of their work this weekend…

This summer, six artists have been working for the seventh annual Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency. The residency program,

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EVENT TO HELP MILITARY, VETERANS, AND GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES KEEP HOMES

A free, one-day event to help active-duty military, veterans, government employees and their families stay in their homes will take place on Saturday, August 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cal State San Bernardino. Assistance will include: foreclosure prevention and mortgage options; homebuyer assistance; nonprofit support services; financial

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WEST NILE VIRUS NOW IN COUNTY, TAKE PRECAUTIONS

The West Nile Virus has been confirmed in birds and chickens in San Bernardino County, according to the Department of Public Health. A Victorville resident was hospitalized recently with West Nile Virus. The Health Department urges residents to assume that West Nile Virus is present throughout the region and should

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MORONGO CALLEY CSD APPROVES BUDGET, DEFLECTS CALTRANS CRITICISM

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report… In Morongo Valley last night the Community Services District adopted the fiscal 2013-2014 budget with Director Chuck Osborne opposed. All other actions were unanimous. And in a move to generate

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PALM SPRINGS POLICE RELEASE REPORT ON FATAL SHOOTING OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE

Palm Springs police shot Marine Cpl. Allan DeVillena six times in the upper body as he tried to drive away drunk from a parking ramp last November, according to documents obtained Tuesday by the Palm Springs Desert Sun. The report says he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18, more than

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LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL ORIENTATION TOMORROW

Parents and students are invited to the La Contenta Middle School Orientation Day tomorrow. New seventh and eighth grade students should attend between 12 and 2 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at La Contenta Middle School. On Student Orientation Day, they will receive a cafeteria lunch number and can purchase

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YOUTH SOUGHT FOR FOCUS GROUP

Young people are being sought to sit on a focus group aimed towards prevent access to alcohol and drugs. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells 13- to 17-year-olds how to get involved…

The Ready Aim Fire is seeking youth ages 13 to 17 years of age to be a part of a

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY MEETS TONIGHT

Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA) Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, August 22, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. Among the items on the consent agenda are treasurer, ridership, operations, administrative and financial reports. Under new business, the Board will receive and

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD MEETS TONIGHT, FINAL BUDGET EXPECTED

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a final budget vote and a look at citizen support for the Morongo valley Fire Department are on the agenda…

Following a presentation on Fire Department Staffing from Chief Jock Johnson the Morongo Valley Community Services

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