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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LARGE STORAGE CONTAINER ROBBED, THEN STOLEN

The owner of a Conex storage container that had been burglarized and completely emptied earlier this year, returned to his property Wednesday and discovered the storage container itself had been stolen. According to a Sheriff’s report, on November 9, the owner of the container in the 60300 block of Moonlight

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THEATRE 29 NAMES 2016-2017 BOARD AND OFFICERS

Theatre 29 held their yearly reorganization meeting recently and elected new officers and board members for 2016. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details… Theatre 29 elected to their Board of Directors for two-year terms, 2016 through 2017 Cindy Daigneault, Gary Daigneault, Marty Neider, Mandi Pushkar, Cindy Ross, and Ed Will.

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW AT WAL-MART

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, December 19, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be the Match bone marrow

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TLC LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS MEAT SPONSORS

With just one week to get ready to feed thousands of people, TLC is looking go for meat sponsors. Reporter David Knutson tells you how to help… Tender Loving Christmas (TLC) is seeking meat sponsors for the TLC Christmas Day event at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Each year, 1,200

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ARTISTS SOUGHT FOR EXHIBITION IN DOWNTOWN TWENTYNINE PALMS

“A Walk in the Park” is the theme of the next art exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery. Desert artists are invited to bring an original piece of art that celebrates 80 years of Joshua Tree National Monument and Park, or 100 years of the National

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BOXOHOUSE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY

The BoxoHouse artist-in-residence will hold an open house Sunday in Joshua Tree. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… Artist-in-residence Hannah Hughes will present an installation incorporating live actions at BoxoHouse. Hughes lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is currently focused on performative work engaged with the vulnerability of the

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