BIG CROWD AT HOMELESS OUTREACH EVENT

Veterans affairs officials were surprised at the impressive turnout for last week’s Homeless Veterans Outreach Event in Joshua Tree. Reporter David Haldane was there and files this report…

The crowd was unexpected. Anyone passing VFW Post 7264 in Joshua Tree last Thursday would have noticed something awry. What they might

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HOUSE FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE

Firefighters were called to a small structure fire in Joshua Tree Thursday afternoon. Shortly before 5 p.m. Joshua Tree firefighters were called to a small house fire in the 64700 block of Sun Oro Road. Arriving firefighters found smoke and flames coming from the home when they arrived. A detached

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DEPUTIES CALLED TO REMOVE GRENADES FROM LANDERS HOME

The sheriff’s department was called to a Landers home Thursday morning to take custody of two grenades. According to a Sheriff’s report, the resident found two unexploded grenades in the desert, picked them up, and brought them home. The resident then had second thoughts about the grenades and called deputies

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM OFFERED THIS SUNDAY

Domestic violence is often referred to as a silent crime, because its victims are hesitant to speak up about the abuse they suffer. An estimated 25 percent of women have been victims of domestic violence, as well as about 15 percent of men, while millions of children witness violence in

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MORE COUNTERFEIT MONEY PASSED AT JOSHUA TREE BUSINESS

More counterfeit money was passed at a Joshua Tree business. On Thursday, employees at a business in the 61600 block of 29 Palms Highway reported that sometime during the week someone used a phony $10 bill. The Sheriff’s Department will give the funny money to the Treasury Department to investigate.

CONCERT SUNDAY TO HELP VETERAN WHO NEEDS SURGERY

A local concert tomorrow night will raise funds for a veteran who needs surgery. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the details… Tomorrow’s “Andy Jam” concert is a must-see for fans of local bands Mojave Sky, The Jann Browne Band, Billy Erickson, Voodoo Hustlers, and Matt Barnes. Presented by the Desert

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HALLOWEEN HAUNT AT THEATRE 29 IS BACK

After a two-year hiatus, the “Halloween Haunt” is back at Theatre 29 and opened last night and continues its run through Halloween. Director Cyrus Short has assembled a cast and crew. Here’s managing editor Tami Roleff with the details…

The eleventh incarnation of the Halloween Haunt is open and ready

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TWENTYNINE PALMS TENNIS TEAM LOSES TO RANCHO MIRAGE WEDNESDAY

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycat tennis team traveled to Rancho Mirage High School Wednesday to face the Rattlers. The Rattlers came away with the victory 16 to 2. In singles action, the Ladycats were led by Alicia Gilchrist, who won one of her sets. In doubles action, the Ladycats

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PAUL MCCARTNEY PLAYED PAPPY AND HARRIET’S LAST NIGHT

Paul McCartney made a surprise appearance at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown Thursday night. The local honky-tonk and performance venue posted on Facebook Thursday morning that lines would form at 3 p.m. Thursday for people to buy the $50 tickets, which wouldn’t even go on sale until 6:30 p.m. for

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ENFORCEMENT, MONITORING STEPPED UP IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FOLLOWING THEFTS, VIOLATIONS

Joshua Tree National Park has experienced several cases of vandalism, thefts, and violations of closed areas in the park. Due to two separate incidents in recent weeks, the park is stepping up its monitoring and enforcement of those in violation of no-entry areas in around the Keys Ranch area. Four

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ORDERS 20-FOOT MONUMENT DESTROYED

A man who built a stone and concrete monument dedicated to President Woodrow Wilson inside Joshua Tree National Park boundaries has been fined $9,000 and his monument to a hero of the Albanian people will be torn down. Din Kossova is an Albanian immigrant who lives in Sky Valley, on

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CANDIDATES MEET FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT FORUM

Candidates for the Morongo Unified School District board of trustees answered questions at a candidates’ forum last night at Friendly Hills Elementary School in Joshua Tree. Reporter David Haldane was there and files this report… The Morongo Teachers Association sponsored a forum Thursday for four candidates—including two incumbents—vying for three

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TWO ARRESTS MADE IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY FOR CLOWNING

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department states that it has received reports of clowns in the county. “Clowning” is when someone dresses up as a frightening clown and walks around schools and other areas trying to scare members of the public. Clowning reports are often spread by social media, many

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NURSING SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

A Landers resident is giving back to our community for the good care given his late wife. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the story … Gene Woodley and his late wife, Deavah, together decided to fund a full-ride nursing scholarship as thanks for the excellent care Deavah Woodley received in her

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ROARING 20S GALA FUNDRAISER SATURDAY FOR UNITY HOME

The Morongo Basin Unity Home is holding a benefit fundraiser Saturday night. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Fellas and dames, grab your main squeeze, sport your spiffy ’20s fashions, and head to the Roaring 20s fundraiser tomorrow night for the Morongo Basin Unity Home benefit gala. This swanky gala

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WOMEN PIONEERS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITORS’ CENTER ART EXHIBITION

In honor of the 80th annual Pioneer Days celebration in Twentynine Palms, the theme of the art exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery is “Tough as Nails: Women Pioneers.” An opening reception is set for Friday, October 14, from 5:30 to 7:30, and will feature live

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Edica Gonzalez has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday. The

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LAST FEW WEEKS FOR MANE STREET STAMPEDE WILD WEST SHOW

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show is looking for actors. No experience is needed; Shows run on Saturdays, April through the end of October at 2:30 p.m. at Pioneer Bowl on Mane Street in Pioneertown. For more information, call Paden at 760-366-3333.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tonight, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team will travel to Thermal to play Coachella Valley High School. The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team will play Rancho Mirage High School in Rancho Mirage. And the Joshua Springs Christian School Lightning football team will

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FORMER YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN & UNBORN CHILD KILLED BY FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE

A former resident of Yucca Valley and her unborn child were shot and killed by her husband, a former Twentynine Palms Marine, in Prescott, Arizona, Saturday, October 8. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office says 41-year-old Kenneth Blair of Prescott was booked for the murder of his wife, 41-year-old Delissa Blair.

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