TLC NEEDS VOLUNTEERS, MEETING TOMORROW

TLC is in need of volunteers for their big event this Friday, Christmas Day. Reporter David Knutson says a meeting will be held tomorrow night… So much to do, so little time do it. Tender Loving Christmas needs hundreds of volunteers for their 32nd annual Christmas Day feast at the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Yucca Valley High School boys’ soccer traveled down to Coachella High School Friday night and lost to a very good and experienced team, 6-0. Coach Jorge Rodriguez said, “We learned a lot from this experience and we must improve as a unit.” Rodriguez added, “We now set our sights on

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CLOSES FRIDAY FOR CHRISTMAS BREAK

Copper Mountain College will be closed for Winter Break December 25th through January 1st and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2016 with normal operating hours. Please be aware services such as the Online Help Desk and waitlist notifications will not be operating during the break. Online registration will continue

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FREE ENTRANCE TO NATIONAL PARKS TO FOURTH GRADERS

The National Parks are offering a great opportunity for fourth grade students. Here’s Park Ranger Pam Tripp with more… There is exciting news for all fourth graders! You are eligible for a free annual pass to all National Parks, National Forests, and Bureau of Land Management sites. In order to

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet Monday, December 21, at 3 p.m. at the Yucca Mesa Community Center. On the agenda is the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan and its effects on the Scenic Highway 247 campaign, and the West Mojave Travel Management Plan and its effects on desert

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HOLIDAY HOURS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS SENIOR CENTER

The Twentynine Palms Senior Center will be closed December 24, 25, and January 1. There will be no senior lunch on those dates. On Monday, December 28, through Thursday, December 30, the Senior Center will be open from 9 to 1 daily, and senior lunch will be served. The Senior

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RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR STEVE RIEMAN SCULPTURE

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency program is offering the opportunity to win a Steve Rieman sculpture. Tickets for “Walking Critter” are $100 each, and proceeds benefit the program’s scholarship fund. The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residence scholarship fund provides artists with accommodations, studio space, a stipend, and a gallery

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CHRISTOPHER LEE CASE IN COURT FRIDAY; TRIAL DATE SET

A trial date has been set for the former Marine accused of killing his next-door neighbor and former lover a year and a half ago. Christopher Lee, 26, was in court again in San Bernardino Friday morning. Christopher Lee’s attorney requested that Judge Glenn Yabuno dismiss the case due to

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TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ROLL-OVER CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY FRIDAY NIGHT

Updated 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21:

We have more information about a roll-over crash that seriously injured two people in Morongo Valley Friday night. About 10:22 p.m., Connor Cross, 21, of Desert Hot Springs, was driving a 2003 Ford F150 pick-up truck westbound on Highway 62 when for unknown reasons,

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MAN ARRESTED FOR VIOLATING RESTRAINING ORDER IN JOSHUA TREE

A China Hills man was arrested Thursday afternoon in Joshua Tree, accused of violating a restraining order against him. According to a Sheriff’s report, Felix Jackson, 38, went to the home of his former girlfriend in the 6200 block of Valley View Street about 12:30 p.m. and parked his vehicle

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ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY IN JOSHUA TREE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who attempted to rob a man in Joshua Tree late Wednesday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, an employee of a pizza restaurant in the 61700 block of 29 Palms Highway said he was taking the trash out to the dumpster behind the

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RASH OF FRAUDULENT CREDIT CARD CHARGES IN MORONGO BASIN

To protect yourself against having your credit card information stolen or used, don’t use your PIN for your debit card, but sign for it instead by selecting the credit card option. Use other ways to pay, such as PayPal, or even better, cash. Check your credit card statements carefully. Crooks

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BOXO-HOUSE TO HOST OPEN HOUSE FOR ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Boxo House in Joshua Tree presents their latest artist in residence. Assignment reporter Cassie Zimarik has more… Artist-in-residence Hannah Hughes will present an installation incorporating live actions at BoxoHouse. While living and working in Joshua Tree, Hughes went rock climbing, riding off-road motorcycles, and immersing herself in the environment. Hughes

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THE HILARIOUS “FARNDALE CHRISTMAS CAROL” AT THEATRE 29

It’s not too late to see the fabulous “Farndale Christmas Carol” at Theatre 29. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to the final performance… Tonight is closing night for the hilarious “Farndale Christmas Carol” at Theatre 29. If you are looking for a good laugh, bring your family (and the

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BI-LINGUAL LITERACY TUTOR NEEDED TO HELP TRANSLATE MEMOIR

Do you know someone who is good at reading and writing both Spanish and English and who would like to help move a literacy student’s project along? The Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy needs someone to help a native Spanish speaker translate his memoir into English. The memoir centers

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HOSPITAL TO HOLD OPEN ENROLLMENT EVENT FOR INSURANCE

It’s time to enroll for healthcare and Hi-Desert Medical Center is holding enrollment events. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… It’s open enrollment season for Covered California, and the Affordable Care Act and Hi-Desert Medical Center wants to help you receive the best healthcare for the lowest rate available.

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CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AT YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH

A bonfire, Christmas carols, and a visit from Santa Claus will be part of an old-fashioned Christmas Spirit celebration Saturday at Yucca Valley Methodist Church. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a bonfire and Christmas carols in the church yard and refreshments. The evening will end with a visit

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TWO JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED ROBBERY…. OF SHOES

Two students at Twentynine Palms Junior High were arrested for attempted robbery when they tried to steal another student’s shoes. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim reported shortly before 2 p.m. that he was confronted by two students who wanted his Jordan shoes. When the victim refused to give

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9-1-1- SERVICE NOW ACCEPTS TEXTS

“Call if you can – text if you can’t” As of Tuesday, December 15, the San Bernardino County Fire and Sheriff’s Departments and the California Highway Patrol will be equipped to receive and respond to text 9-1-1 messages. This service is for use in situations in which it is too

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IS THAT A GUN IN HIS PANTS OR …

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday night after Sheriff’s deputies found him with a concealed handgun. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies contacted Jonathan Lopez, 25, near the intersection of Ocotillo Avenue and Joshua Drive in Twentynine Palms about 9:30 p.m. Deputies learned that Lopez had a warrant for

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