TRIAL FOR FORMER MARINE ACCUSED IN 2014 MURDER OF ERIN CORWIN DELAYED

After hearing motions Tuesday in the murder trial of Christopher Lee, jury selection was scheduled to have begun yesterday for the man accused of murdering 19-year-old Erin Corwin in June of 2014. However, the district attorney turned over new evidence to Lee’s attorney yesterday, which forced a continuance of Lee’s

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PARK-TO-PARK BIKE RIDE SIGNUP DEADLINE TOMORROW

The Park-to-Park ride and festival is set for Saturday, April 30. Managing editor Tami Roleff reminds you the signup deadline is tomorrow… Joshua Tree National Park, the City of Twentynine Palms, and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center are co-sponsoring the Park to Park Ride and Festival to be

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FREE ENTRY TO JOSHUA TREE AND OTHER NATIONAL PARKS ALL NEXT WEEK

National Park Week starts this Saturday, April 16, and to celebrate, all national parks, including Joshua Tree National Park, have waived their entrance fees through April 24. As part of National Park Week, the park will have a booth at the Earth Day celebration at the Yucca Valley Community Center

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RIDE AGAINST CHILD ABUSE TOMORROW

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services has teamed up with Bikers Against Child Abuse to raise awareness of these crimes against children. The Ride Against Child Abuse is set for Friday, April 15. It will start at 9 a.m. outside the Morongo

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE OFFERING FIRE EXPLORER PROGRAM

The Twentynine palms Fire Department is offering a Fire Explorer program. ROP Broadcast Student Shelby Shupp got more information from Fire Captain Robert Marquez… The Twentynine Palms Fire department offers an annual program called fire explorers. I talked to Captain Robert Marquez and asked him what a fire explorer was.

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF DUI AT NEARLY 3 TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT

A 34-year-old Yucca Valley woman was arrested for driving under influence after she crashed into a power pole Tuesday evening. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Rachel Stevens was driving her 1998 Mercury about 7:30 when she crashed into a utility pole in the 6900 block of Lennox Avenue. Stevens then

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TEEN BURGLAR SUSPECT ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A teenager was arrested Wednesday morning after he tried to break into a house by crawling through a young boy’s bedroom window. According to a Sheriff’s report, a boy, identified only as a Hispanic male juvenile, tried to climb in the window of a 9-year-old boy in the 57900 block

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THEATRE 29 TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER YOUTH THEATER PROGRAM

The Theatre 29 summer youth program is well into the planning stages and applications are available now. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… Applications are now available for the Theatre 29 summer youth theater program. All students who are applying must agree to be in attendance for the entire month-long program.

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FREE HOME ENERGY EDUCATION WORKSHOP THIS MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County is holding a free home energy education workshop Monday, April 18. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held at the Sportsman Club, 6225 Sunburst Avenue, in Joshua Tree, from 9:30 to 3:30. Call 909-723-1620 for an appointment.

3-DAY PERMACULTURE SEMINAR STARTS TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

Harrison House Music and Arts is adding “Ecology” to its name, and as its first major event, it will host a three-day permaculture lecture in April. Managing editor Tami Roleff seating is limited… The three-day permaculture seminar in April begins 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15 with a $15 lecture by

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FOUR MORONGO BASIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AWARDED STATE GOLD RIBBON AWARDS

Four Morongo Basin elementary schools earned Gold Ribbon Awards by the California Department of Education for making gains in academic content and performance standards. The gains were made in language arts, math, language development, and science. Last year, the award recognized middle and high schools. The Morongo Basin’s Gold Ribbon

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL DRUM LINE ADVANCES TO SEMI-FINAL COMPETITION

The Yucca Valley High School drum line will be competing in the semi-final competition in Riverside Saturday, April 23. The Trojan drum line is ranked third out of 36 drum line bands in the Scholastic B division, which includes teams from Fontana, Glendale, Pasadena, Riverside, San Diego, and the Coachella

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat swim teams headed to Yucca Valley to face the Trojans Wednesday, and both the boys’ and the girls’ teams came away with victories and a new award. William and Debra Johnson of Twentynine Palms donated a bell for a Battle of the Bell competition

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES CONTROVERSIAL CELL TOWER

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission had expected, and unexpected news in its meeting last night. In the surprise column, Commissioner Vickie Bridenstine announced that last night was her last meeting as a planning commissioner, as she had accepted a job with an engineering firm that she felt would pose a

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TWO ARRESTS AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Monday morning, after his girlfriend said he beat her up. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman in the 5800 block of Bagley Avenue started screaming about 3:40 a.m. The woman told deputies that her boyfriend, John Delaney, 22, punched her in the

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SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER ARRESTED ON $425,000 IN WARRANTS

A Yucca Valley woman who was stopped Tuesday for being a suspected drunk driver, was arrested when the California Highway Patrol determined she had more than $400,000 in outstanding arrest warrants. According to Sheriff’s records, the CHP stopped Bree Lewis, 25, in the 7300 block of Condalia in Yucca Valley

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TAKES FIRST STEP IN PROJECT PHOENIX

The Twentynine Palms City Council met in regular session last night. Reporter David Haldane says the Council took the first step in Project Phoenix and is looking at a plan to have the city be the electric utility provider… Project Phoenix, a multi-million-dollar plan to revitalize the commercial corridor of

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD EXPECTED TO ADD NURSING AFFILIATIONS

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees holds their regular monthly meeting at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community Room on the Joshua Tree campus. Right off, the board will go into a closed session conference with a labor negotiator to consider two matters. When trustees reconvene in

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SPRING OPEN HOUSE AT MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST SATURDAY

The Mojave Desert Land Trust is issuing an invitation for their spring open house this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a look at the events features… The Mojave Desert Land Trust hosts a day of activities at a Spring Open House on Saturday, April 16, at the organization’s headquarters across

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight, (Wednesday, April 13), are correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission, airport use agreements, and an update on the gate and fencing. The meeting starts at 6:30 in the Mesquite Room of

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