CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT APPEARS IN SAN BERNARDINO COURTROOM

Christopher Lee, accused of murdering Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms in June 2014, made his first appearance in a San Bernardino courtroom Thursday morning. Under Judge Glenn Yabuno, Lee’s attorney waived a formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty. Under a series of peremptory challenges filed by the

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10TH ANNUAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY TOMORROW

Time to clean out the Medicine chest. The Sheriff’s Department will be taking old prescriptions and disposing of them tomorrow. Reporter David Knutson tells you how to participate…

Unused medicines that lie around in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF STABBING KILLING GIRLFRIEND'S DOG

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of killing his girlfriend’s dog. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman called about 4 p.m. asking for help with her husband, Michael Sommers, 68, who had been drinking and arguing with her. The woman took a nap, and when she woke

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TRANSIENT FOUND WITH EXTENSIVE BURGLARY TOOLS

A transient out of Fontana was arrested Wednesday, accused of being in possession of burglary tools. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle near Sunburst Avenue and Highway 62 about 6:20 Wednesday afternoon. The deputy discovered that the Gabriel Garribay, 31, had two warrants for his arrest.

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WE PROFILE MORONGO BASIN MAC MEMBER TOM ZIEGERT

The members of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council are not elected, but are appointed by the District Supervisor. Since they hadn’t been subject to voter scrutiny, we thought Morongo Basin residents should know something about the people representing the unincorporated areas of the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork asked

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SUPERMOON LUNAR ECLIPSE SUNDAY NIGHT

Coming for the first time in more than 30 years is a “supermoon” in combination with a lunar eclipse. Sunday evening residents in the Morongo Basin will be able to see—assuming the skies are clear—the moon rising above the horizon in the early stages of the eclipse. The eclipse officially

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SUPERVISOR RAMOS TO TAKE QUESTIONS AT TUESDAY LUNCH

Morongo Basin residents can fire their questions at Third District Supervisor James Ramos at Lunch with the Supervisor, from 11 am to 1 pm on Tuesday, September 29.

A light lunch and a beverage will be provided at the County Government Center at White Feather Road and the highway, in

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR TOMORROW

Joshua Tree National Park and the National Environmental Education Foundation ask for volunteers tomorrow to work side by side with park staff. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares the details…

The 22nd National Public Lands Day is Saturday, September 26, and its a fee-free day for visitors. Volunteers are needed from 8

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD LOOKING FOR BOARD MEMBERS

The Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery board is looking for volunteers to serve on its board of trustees. To be a member, applicants must reside with the cemetery district and be a registered voter. Cemetery board meetings are held on the last Thursday of the month; the meeting time has been

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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN LOOKING FOR BOARD MEMBERS

Reach Out Morongo Basin is seeking volunteers who are interested in serving on the non-profit’s board of directors. Applicants should have a few hours a month to dedicate to the organization whose mission is helping seniors and disabled neighbors. For more information, call Executive Director Robin Schlosser at 760-361-1410.

MORONGO VALLEY FALL ART AND CRAFT FAIR TOMORROW

Some fun in the community of Morongo Valley tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you to the annual fall art and craft fair…

Discover all there is to do at the west end of Morongo Basin at the Morongo Valley fall art show and craft fair Saturday, September 26. Centered around

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JOSHUA TREE VFW POKER RUN TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will hold its third annual Poker Run fundraiser Saturday, September 26. The Poker Run will be 110 miles, with stops in Twentynine Palms, Wonder Valley, Desert Heights, Pioneertown, and Landers. Registration is $25, or $30 for a couple, and starts at

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STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCING TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a Plus level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge on September 25. The lodge is located at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. Richard Brewer will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:00 PM. Rounds will be cued from 7:00

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NIRVANA TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

The “Live at the Rock” concerts continue at Tortoise Rock Casino Friday nights. Reporter Dan Stork invites you to hear a Nirvana tribute band this week…

A tribute to Nirvana is set for Friday, September 25, at Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms. The band, Nirvanish, will sing songs from

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats Volleyball team lost to shadow hills in three sets yesterday. Coach Missy Bond said the Ladycats were lead by junior Tatiyanna Mackall who had four kills and one block. Senior Latasia Benevente had three kills, one ace serve, and one assist. Junior Mara Mapuatuli

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING GIRLFRIEND'S DOG

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of killing his girlfriend’s dog. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman called about 4 p.m. asking for help with her live-in boyfriend, Michael Sommers, 68, who had been drinking and arguing with her. The woman took a nap, and when she

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NEW YUCCA VALLEY FIRE ENGINE TOO BIG FOR THE STATION

More than two years after it was ordered, the Yucca Valley Fire Department finally has its new fire truck. Sort of. The truck, which was built on the East Coast and then driven to the West Coast—and then made the rounds of firefighting conventions—arrived at Station 41 in Yucca Valley

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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT FUNNY MONEY

The Sheriff’s Department reports that funny money is being passed at local businesses. According to a Sheriff’s report, an employee at a restaurant in Joshua Tree said a customer had paid with a counterfeit $20 bill on September 14, and the same woman returned on September 22 and used a

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SERIAL CAR THIEF ARRESTED

A Joshua Tree man accused of stealing a car in August, and another car last week, was arrested September 15. According to Sheriff’s reports, the owners of a green 1997 Nissan 4-door reported the vehicle had been stolen August 15 from a driveway in the 61500 block of Granada Drive

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD VOTES ON A 6 PERCENT ANNUAL RATE INCREASE

The cost of water may soon be going up in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at last night’s Twentynine Palms Water Board meeting and files this report… Last night in Twentynine Palms, Water District directors voted 4-0 to move forward on instituting a 6 percent annual rate increase. Director

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