STORROR TEAM APOLOGIZES FOR JOSHUA TREE VIDEOS

The group of men who posted videos recently of them breaking several laws in Joshua Tree National Park to promote a British clothing brand removed their videos from YouTube and posted an apology to their Facebook page. In the videos promoting the Storror brand of clothing, the group of nine

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WESTERN HERITAGE CONTEST WINNERS

We may never know whether the Western Heritage Contest Winners caught Grubstake Days fever from customer contacts or if they were motivated by the prize of hundreds of dollars in local advertising provided by contest sponsors Z107.7 radio and The Hi-Desert Star newspaper. Either way, these are the businesses judged

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JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS WELCOME PARTY TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency will hold a welcome party tonight for the new artists-in-residence. Come meet and greet the new artists: Tom Birkner, Ryan Parra, Marium Rana, and Lisa Marie Rollins. In addition, there will be a library dedication, silent auction, and drinks and appetizers, from 5 to

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GALAXIES AND GLOBULAR CLUSTERS AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, May 27. The event begins at 8:30 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights of the night sky include Jupiter, the Big

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67TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS UNDERWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The 67th annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days celebration kicked off last night with a mixer at the Elks Lodge. Events through May 29 include a golf tournament, parade, carnival, rodeo, pancake breakfast, Pony Express rider, and 5K and 10K run, and 2K walk. Saturday, May 27, enjoy a pancake breakfast

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MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES PLANNED IN AREA COMMUNITIES

Three Memorial Day ceremonies will be held locally Monday, May 30. The Twentynine Palms cemetery, at 5350 Encelia Avenue, will hold its annual ceremony in the rose garden, starting at 9 a.m. Major General William Mullen of the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will be the guest speaker.

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MARINES, DEPUTIES LOCATE ARIZONA WOMAN MISSING FOR A DAY IN DESERT

Marines and Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies helped rescue an Arizona woman Wednesday who had been missing in the desert for at least a day. According to a Sheriff’s report, Johnnie Savage, 57, left her home in Chloride about 1:30 p.m. Monday, to go rock hunting near Ludlow. When she did

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ANIMAL CRUELTY

UPDATE Saturday, May 27, 2017

The 4-month-old dog appeared to have received serious injuries from the beating; Animal Control officers took the dog to a local shelter.

 

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of kicking and beating his dog. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness saw

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JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS WELCOME PARTY SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency will hold an artist welcome party this Saturday night. With your invitation, here’s Rebecca Havely…

Come help welcome the new artist in residence at the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency, at an Artist Welcome Party 2017. This Saturday, May 27, from 5 to 8

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A BREWERY AND TAP HOUSE IS COMING TO JOSHUA TREE

Joshua Tree will soon have its own brewery and tap house. A local group consisting of active duty military, veterans, a Realtor, retailer, and local professionals have teamed up to open the enterprise at 6393 Sunset Road, one block north of the Highway. Partner Jessica Rudd told Z107.7 News the

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FLAGPOLE REDEDICATION IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will hold a ceremony Saturday, May 27, to rededicate the veterans’ marker and flag pole in downtown Joshua Tree. The marker and flag pole are at the corner of Highway 62 and Park Boulevard. Representatives from the Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, the

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JOSHUA TREE VFW BUSY THIS WEEKEND

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a spaghetti and meatball dinner tonight, (Friday, May 26) from 4 to 6 p.m. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

LOCAL AUTHOR SIGNING BOOKS THIS SATURDAY

A local author will be signing copies of his book tomorrow. Reporter Edica Gonzales invites you to meet Paolo Ficara at Rainbow Stew…

Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold a book-signing Saturday, May 27, featuring an author who will share his evolution from a Sicilian farm boy into a

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BLOOD DRIVE AT WAL-MART SATURDAY

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, May 27, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free

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PRETENDERS TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

The free Live at the Rock concert series runs every Friday night through October on the outdoor stage at Tortoise Rock Casino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says get ready to rock tonight; it’s going to be the “Talk of the Town”…

Ever get the feeling that you’re … back in the

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MEMORIAL DAY CLOSURES

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, post offices, and Copper Mountain College will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 29, in observance of

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BRITISH APPAREL MARKETING TEAM CRITICIZED FOR ILLEGAL NATIONAL PARK ABUSE

A group of young men who travel the world and film themselves doing stunts to promote a British clothing brand recently released a video of themselves breaking several laws in Joshua Tree National Park. The group of nine men can be seen running up and launching themselves off a Joshua

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VACANT HOUSE BURNS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS…AGAIN

A vacant house caught fire in Twentynine Palms Wednesday night. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Bobby Cox, the house in the 6400 block of Yucca Avenue had burned before and was uninhabitable, and all utilities had been turned off. Firefighters from Twentynine Palms, Wonder Valley, Yucca Valley, and the

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BEWARE THE “YES” SCAM

A good reason not to answer calls from unknown numbers is because of a fraud, like the “Say ‘yes’” scam. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… News reports warn the of the “Say Yes” scam. A scammer will call and ask a question to attempt to get the victim to say

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YUCCA VALLEY MEN ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND DRUG POSSESSION

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Tuesday, accusing of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 57300 block of Warren Way about 1:30 a.m. A woman told deputies she and Nekoda Pardee, 20, had an argument that turned physical. The deputy saw

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