NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY THIS SATURDAY

National Public Lands Day is the largest single day of volunteerism each year on America’s public lands. It is also a fee-free day for visitors to Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this on other ways to get involved… Volunteers are invited to Joshua Tree National Park to

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FEINSTEIN SAYS CADIZ WATER PROJECT COULD CONTAMINATE WATER SUPPLY

As the Cadiz project moves forward, Sen. Dianne Feinstein issued a statement contending the underground desert water could ultimately contaminate much of Southern California’s water supply. The project involves the transfer of ancient groundwater from Fenner Valley, about 40 miles northeast of Twentynine Palms, to the Colorado River Aqueduct, where

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ARTS CONNECTION ANNUAL CONFERENCE SATURDAY

Arts Connection, announces their fourth annual conference, “Site Specific: Creating Opportunities for Arts and Culture”. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details on this creative confluence… Arts Connection, the Arts Council of San Bernardino County will hold their fourth annual conference Saturday, September 30 in the Bell Center at Copper Mountain

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FOSTER PARENT EDUCATION AND RECRUITMENT SATURDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Foster parent recruitment education support services will be offered this Saturday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. at One Stop Tay Center, 58471 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Suite 102 in Yucca Valley. To register call Lifeway Church at 909-948-5557. Bring your questions and concerns. Information and assistance will be provided

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MINI-FESTIVAL HONORS WARRIOR WOMEN AT RAINBOW STEW SATURDAY

A mini festival honoring warrior woman, past and present, will be presented Saturday, September 30, by the Women’s Heritage Project. The all-day event is open to everyone from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley. Rainbow Stew is located on the south side of Highway 62

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Lady Trojans Volleyball squad beat Desert Hot Springs in three sets last night. Coach Darrell Sterling said, “We played at our speed, passing the ball to our setters who were running our systems. The girls ran the plays they’ve been working hard on in practice and executed them well.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS TOURISM DISTRICT FUNDING TONIGHT

The recently formed Twentynine Palms Tourism Business Improvement District is about to get its due. Reporter David Haldane explains… Attention hospitality providers doing business in Twentynine Palms is about to get more expensive. That’s the word from the City Council, which tonight will consider a 1.5 percent nightly assessment on

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LEAR ROAD CRASH RESULTS IN EXTRICATION AND SERIOUS INJURY

A two-vehicle crash just before 7 p.m. last night at Lear and Two Mile Road in Twentynine Palms left one man with serious injuries. According to Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, the victim was transported to Desert Hospital via Morongo Basin Ambulance following an extrication by units from Twentynine Palms.

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DEPUTY CHECKS RESULT IN TWO ARRESTS

According to a sheriff’s report, a 22-year-old Yucca Valley man is in jail today following a pedestrian check early Monday morning. A sheriff’s deputy conducted the check of William Phillips shortly after 5:17 a.m. near Highway 62 and Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms. A records check showed Phillips was out

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“ROADMAP TO MEDICARE” AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS SENIOR CENTER FRIDAY

Just because health insurance is no longer center stage in Washington D.C., the many options offered by Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans are no less confusing. And with Medicare open enrollment beginning October 15, now is the time to consider your options. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this on how to

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FIRE RAGING IN CORONA MAY BRING SMOKE INTO MORONGO BASIN

Depending on winds, our Morongo Basin may get some residual smoke today. A dangerous fire that has claimed at least one structure in Corona was raging late into the night Monday as firefighters continued trying to save hundreds of threatened homes in an evacuated neighborhood. The Canyon fire, which started

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FREE FLU SHOTS TODAY AND TOMORROW AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS SENIOR CENTER

Free flu shots will be administered today and tomorrow at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center. Reach Out Morongo Basin is sponsoring two flu shot clinics, today and tomorrow, September 26 and 27, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. A licensed pharmacist will provide the flu shots to adults and children. No

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD DISCUSSES DRUGS AND CELL PHONES TONIGHT

Drugs and cell phones are among the topics on the agenda at tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter David Haldane explains… Thirty-two years ago, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent named Enrique Camarena was tortured to death by a drug lord in Mexico. Tonight,

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY HEARING ON UNMET NEEDS THURSDAY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority, the MBTA, will hold its annual public hearing for unmet needs this Thursday, September 28. Residents are urged to attend to give their input on how state funds are spent for transit in our area. The hearing is set for 5 p.m. in the Helen

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JOSHUA CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

Join the hometown heroes of the Joshua Tree Clean Team tomorrow morning, Wednesday, September 27, meeting from 7to 8 a.m. The volunteers of the Clean-Team who work hard to keep our desert clean will be working at Highway 62 and Sunset, on the north side. They invite you to join

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HEARTS OF YUCCA VALLEY FUND-RAISER AT LAS PALMS RESTAURANT TONIGHT

The Hearts of Yucca Valley invite you to join them this evening, Tuesday, September 26, between 4 and 8 p.m. at Las Palmas Restaurant in Yucca Valley. A portion of the evening receipts will be donated to Hearts. For over 50 years the Hearts of Yucca Valley have been donating

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TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITOR CENTER AND GALLERY CALLS FOR ART

The Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery is calling for art. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells us what the theme is… “On the Frontier: Original Recyclers” is the theme for the Art in Public Places exhibition at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Gallery. Desert artists are invited to submit an

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ tennis and volleyball teams will host Desert Hot Springs at home. Tennis is at 3:15 p.m.; volleyball at 4:30 p.m. The Twentynine Palms High School girls’ tennis and volleyball teams will travel away to Rancho Mirage High

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS LOOK AT PIONEERTOWN PUMP STATION

A number of issues relevant to our Morongo Basin are on the agenda for tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the rundown…

Supervisors will likely approve item 8, the sale of 30 tax-defaulted properties. The Mojave Desert Land Trust aims to

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DIRT BIKE BANDITS, GIVE SHERIFF’S A RUN FOR THE MONEY… ALL THE WAY TO JAIL

A Yucca Valley man and woman on a stolen motorcycle led sheriff deputies on cat-and-mouse chase for more than two hours on Wednesday. Sheriff’s deputies attempted a traffic stop on a dirt bike near Winters Road and Border Avenue in North Joshua Tree about 5:45 p.m. Charles Goutin, age 31,

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