JOSHUA TREE WOMAN FOUND DEAD AFTER FRIDAY HOUSE FIRE

A woman and her pets died in an apparently accidental housefire in Joshua Tree Friday afternoon. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters were called to a home at 60769 La Mirada Trail about 1 p.m. While en route to the fire, Tuttle said firefighters learned that a

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A BURN PERMIT SUSPENSION IN STATE RESPONSIBILITY AREAS HAS BEEN LIFTED

Calfire has lifted the burn permit suspension in State Responsibility Areas as of today. With more details about burning requirements and how to obtain a Calfire burn permit, here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton… The San Bernardino County and State Responsibility Areas burning permit suspension has been lifted, effective today. To obtain

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TWO MORONGO VALLEY MEN ACCUSED OF ROBBING TWO CIRCLE K STORES

Two Morongo Valley men suspected of robbing two Circle K convenience stores an hour apart earlier this month were arrested early Friday morning. On February 5, two young men entered the Circle K on Highway 62 in Morongo Valley about 3:15 a.m. and allegedly stole multiple boxes of vape pens

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ROCK SCRAMBLER INJURED IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A rock scrambler was injured when he fell Saturday afternoon in Joshua Tree National Park. Joshua Tree Search and Rescue, Joshua Tree firefighters, and Morongo Basin Ambulance were called to the Hidden Valley area of the park about 1:30 p.m. to assist a man who injured himself after falling about

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS IN SPECIAL SESSION TODAY

The Yucca Valley Town Council has called a special meeting today. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains why… Like the Morongo Unified School District and city of Twentynine Palms, the town of Yucca Valley received a letter from attorney Kevin Shenkman in September alleging that the way the town council is

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THEATER 29 HONORS 2017 SEASON VOLUNTEERS

Theatre 29 celebrated a wildly successful 2017 “Season of Magic” and its volunteers—the people responsible for its success—at its annual volunteer appreciation dinner Saturday night in Joshua Tree. In an evening filled with fun, laughter, and artistic camaraderie, almost 150 members of the Theatre 29 family were served a delicious

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29 PALMS ROTARY SPONSORS OPENING NIGHT OF “WIZARD OF OZ” AT THEATRE 29

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club is sponsoring a gala opening night fundraiser at Theatre 29 for “The Wizard of Oz.” Audience members are encouraged to come costumed as their favorite character from the musical. With more here’s Rebecca Havely… What’s your favorite character from “The Wizard of Oz:” the Wicked

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WARREN VALLEY WATERMASTER MEETS TOMORROW

The Warren Valley Basin Watermaster board of directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 27. The board will be asked to approve the annual report. The board will meet at the offices of the Hi-Desert Water District at Inca Trail and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley.

YUCCA VALLEY GEARING UP FOR 68TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will be accepting entry forms starting March 1 for the 68th annual Grubstake Days parade. Reporter Andrew Dieleman is already preparing for the desert fun… The theme for this year’s Grubstake Days Parade, “Celebrating Life in the Desert with Non-Profit Organizations,” will set a

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DISAPPOINTMENT FOR LOCAL COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL FANS

In local sports, disappointment for local basketball fans as two extended season efforts were met with losses.

It was a packed house in the Bell center Friday night as the Copper Mountain college Men’s basketball team hosted a first-round playoff game against visiting Ventura College. It was a high-intensity game

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TWENTYNINE PALMS BOYS’ TENNIS BEATS CATHEDRAL CITY

The Twentynine Palms boys’ varsity tennis team traveled to Cathedral City on Friday to take on the Lions. The Wildcats took the victory 15 to 3. In singles action, the Wildcats were led by Ben Pressnall and Brett Hope, who both swept all three sets, while David Horbal won one

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ROCK SCRAMBLER INJURED IN FALL IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SATURDAY

A rock scrambler was injured when he fell Saturday afternoon in Joshua Tree National Park. Joshua Tree Search and Rescue, Joshua Tree firefighters, and Morongo Basin Ambulance were called to the Hidden Valley area of the park about 1:30 p.m. to assist a man who injured himself after falling about

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VENDORS FOR WOOF WALK

The Morongo Basin Humane Society, which runs the no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree, is seeking vendors for their 7th annual “Woof Walk” and Fair. Reporter Tanisha Cureton gives the details on how to become a vendor for this event… The Morongo Basin Humane Society is seeking vendors for its

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CACTUS SEW-ABLES TO SHOW IN PALM SPRINGS QUILT SHOW

More than 150 quilts will be on display at the 2018 Desert Guilds Quilt Show in Palm Springs Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3. Members of three quilt guilds, including the Cactus Sewables of Yucca Valley, will show off their designs, including miniature and challenge quilts, at the show.

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“FIRST DATE, THE MUSICAL” AUDITIONS AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 will hold open auditions for the modern Broadway Musical, “First Date, The Musical”. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares cast of characters…

Director Charles Harvey will cast five singers; two females and 3 males in “First Date, The Musical”; Monday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. on the Theatre 29 Main

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DISABLED AMERICAN VETS AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE THURSDAY

Representatives from the Disabled American Veterans organization will be on the Copper Mountain College main campus the first and third Thursday of each month. Veterans who need assistance to file benefits claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs are urged to stop at the Office of Student services between 10

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CALL FOR ART FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

The sixth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition will be held in September in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff says artists are invited to submit photos of their artwork for possible inclusion in the juried art show…

Submissions are now being accepted for the sixth annual juried Joshua

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ONE DEAD IN JOSHUA TREE HOUSE FIRE

Photo courtesy Andy Walk.

One person died in a fire in Joshua Tree Friday afternoon. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Yucca Mesa, and Twentynine Palms were called to a home in the 60700 block of La Mirada Trail about

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BASKETBALL LOSES 1ST ROUND PLAYOFF GAME

It’s was a packed house in the Bell center Friday night as the Copper Mountain college Men’s basketball team hosted a 1st round playoff game against visiting Ventura College. It was a high intensity game that went back and forth throughout. Sharp shooting and impressive guard play from Ventura would

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DEADLINE APPROACHING TO APPLY FOR OSC SCHOLARSHIPS

Are you a military spouse, high school senior, or a currently enrolled college student at a two- or four-year college searching for scholarships? The Officers’ Spouses’ Club is now accepting applications. Applicants must be sponsored by active-duty or active-duty reserve military personnel currently assigned to the Twentynine Palms Marine base

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