UMPIRES NEEDED FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES

The City of Twentynine Palms is accepting applications for contract umpires for their upcoming 2016 Adult Slow Pitch Softball Leagues. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and can work evenings Monday through Thursday on an “as scheduled” basis. Thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations of the game

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BABY IT’S COLD INSIDE: A NEW MEGA-FREEZER FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

School district officials held court yesterday at their latest pride and joy; a brand-new freezer. Reporter David Haldane wore a coat to the event and filed this report… The thing is so big that you can almost get lost in it. So cold that even a warm jacket won’t keep

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW

In high school football, tonight, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team will travel away to Desert Hot Springs to play the Golden Eagles. The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team will host Coachella Valley High School at home. And the Joshua Springs Christian School Lightning football team

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PROSECUTION RESTS IN CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER TRIAL

The prosecution rested its case Wednesday in the murder trial of Christopher Lee, who is accused of killing 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms in 2014. This week, the county’s chief medical examiner admitted under cross-examination by Lee’s attorney that Corwin’s strangulation could have happened as much as a day

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RED CROSS UNVEILS NEW APP TO HELP MILITARY FAMILIES

The American Red Cross has unveiled a new phone app to help military families in need. Reporter David Haldane has the story… Say you’re experiencing a family emergency. Your loved one is in the military stationed far away with no easy way to make contact. What do you do? The

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MORONGO BASIN CHP OFFICER HONORED BY COUNTY CHAPTER OF MADD

A Morongo Basin CHP officer received an award last month by the San Bernardino County California Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Officer Casey Simmons was recognized for his outstanding efforts in reducing the number of impaired drivers on the road. Simmons made 42 arrests in 2015 for driving under

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CONGRESSMAN TO HONOR “HEROES OF THE 8TH” VETERANS TONIGHT

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley will once again honor veterans in his third annual “Heroes of the 8th” event Thursday, October 27, in Apple Valley. Cook will recognize veterans of the armed services who answered the call once again by serving as public safety professionals. Cook will also provide

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN BRINGS HOME INTERNATIONAL KARATE SILVER

A Twentynine Palms Man proved he still had what it takes, winning the silver medal representing the United States in the eighth world Shito Ryo Karate Do Championships. M.E. Wilson, retired after 25 years in the army, traveled to Monterey, Mexico, last week for the international competition. Wilson said it

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FREE LECTURE “HOW TO IDENTIFY POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER” TUESDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center continues its free health care lecture series with “How to Identify Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.” Here’s more from reporter Rebecca Havely… Learn how to recognize symptoms, within yourself and others, for PTSD and bring awareness to the need for help. Tuesday, November, 1 from 6 to 7

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RIBBON CUTTING FOR BA DA BLING FLORIST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening will be held tomorrow for a new business in Twentynine Palms. The ribbon cutting is at noon. Local businesswoman Starr Bassion will be celebrating the grand opening of her new business, Ba Da Bling Florist & Gifts located at 5823 Adobe Road between 1:00

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EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC CONCERT AND ART SHOW AT HARRISON HOUSE SATURDAY

Harrison House of Joshua Tree will offer an experimental music and art show this Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… A trio of an experimental composer, keyboardist, and a visual artist will be featured at Harrison House in Joshua Tree 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 29. Harold Budd has

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JOSHUA TREE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS DINNER AND HALLOWEEN PARTY SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Knights of Columbus is holding a spaghetti dinner and Halloween costume party Saturday, October 29. Cocktails start at 4 p.m. and dinner is at 4:30. Tickets are $5, $3 for children; kids under 10 are free. The dinner and party is open to the public; attendees do

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180 MINISTRIES FALL FESTIVAL MONDAY

One 80 Ministries will hold its annual fall harvest festival Monday, October 31. The free festival is from 5 to 8:30 p.m., and includes games and candy for the kids, music, hot dogs, and popcorn. A chili cook-off starts at 6 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee for the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS GRANTS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

A special grant program is being offered by Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Edica Gonzales says graduate students can apply… Graduate students interested in conducting research in Joshua Tree National Park can apply for a 2016 Robert Lee Graduate Student Research Grant. Research proposals should focus on some aspect of

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE “HOWLING HALLOWEEN” EVENT MONDAY

The Animal Action League will host a Howling Halloween event for kids and critters. There will be trick-or-treat candy for the kids and treats for the critters. Dogs and cats are encouraged to dress for the occasion, or a limited number of pet costumes are available for $5 each. Photos

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JET CRASHES AT TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE, PILOT EJECTS AND IS UNINJURED

A Marine Corps pilot escaped serious injury when his jet crashed and burned at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms Tuesday. Shortly after 6 p.m., A Marine Corps spokesman said the F/A-18 Hornet had touched down on the base and after he touched down, the pilot ejected.

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THE CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS IS DOING JUST FINE, THANK YOU

The City of Twentynine Palms had its annual temperature reading Tuesday night. Reporter David Haldane was there… Twentynine Palms is doing just fine, thank you. That was the gist of last night’s annual State of the City address by Mayor Dan Mintz. Among other things, he said, the city will

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOUND WITH LOADED GUN IN TOWN HALL PARKING LOT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday morning, accused of carrying a stolen loaded gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, a Yucca Valley employee called to report that a man was sitting in a vehicle on the west side of the library in the town hall parking lot. with a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS JUVENILE CAUGHT STEALING MAIL

A Twentynine Palms juvenile was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of stealing mail from mailboxes. According to Sheriff’s reports, a resident in the 74300 block of Cottonwood Drive saw a boy throw mail on the ground about 12:30 p.m. The resident noticed that several mailboxes on the street had been opened.

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL

Scientists, engineers, astronomers, and park rangers will all be part of Joshua Tree National Park’s second annual Night Sky Festival. Reporter Kirby Davis says the weekend-long event is more than just looking at stars… Joshua Tree National Park will host its second annual Night Sky Festival Friday, October 28, through

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