OZZY OSBOURNE TRIBUTE AT TORTOISE ROCK TONIGHT

At tonight’s Live at the Rock free concert, “Mr. Crowley” embodies the unmistakable sound and persona of Ozzy Osbourne. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says tonight’s concert at Tortoise Rock Casino will make you “wanna bark at the moon”…

Ozzy Osbourne tribute artist “Mr. Crowley” is featured tonight at the 8 p.m.

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FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOR TWO UNDEFEATED HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS

In high school sports today, the undefeated Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team will travel away to Temecula to battle the 2-1 Linfield Christian Lions.

And the undefeated Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats will host the Coyotes of Indian Springs High School from San Bernardino. The Coyotes are 1-2

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER TWO STUDENTS CONSUME POT BROWNIES

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, after two middle school students were found to be under the influence of pot brownies. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to La Contenta Middle School about 9:21 a.m. by the principal after school staff noticed that two students were exhibiting

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO LOOK INTO BUYING WATER FROM OLD WOMAN SPRINGS RANCH

The Hi-Desert Water District, which currently buys its water from Mojave Water Agency, is always looking for new sources of water. Managing editor Tami Roleff says last night, the board agreed to look into buying some water from a new source… The Hi-Desert Water District said it was approached by

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REGISTER BY TODAY FOR A YUCCA VALLEY SEWER TOUR

The Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board will hold its quarterly meeting at the Hi-Desert Water District’s office in Yucca Valley Thursday, September 21. The board will receive an update on the status of the sewer project. The water district will also provide a free tour of its

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TAKES STEPS TO ASSURE FIRE DEPARTMENT SAFETY

In response to a recent complaint to the state Division of Occupational Safety and Health or OSHA, the Morongo Valley Community Services District hired a safety consultant to evaluate conditions at the fire station. In its report, the consultant acknowledged several areas where improvements are warranted, none, however, were considered

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THREE SMALL EARTHQUAKES RATTLE JOSHUA TREE AND EL CENTRO YESTERDAY

Three small earthquakes occurred in our region Wednesday afternoon, with the U.S. Geological Survey recording 3.3 in Joshua Tree and a 3.5 and a 2.6 in the Imperial Valley. The first, a 3.3 magnitude trembler in Joshua Tree, occurred at 2:59 p.m. at a depth of 2.4 miles, and two

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SMALL FIRE IN LANDERS EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

Updated Friday 3:30 p.m. with information from the Sheriff’s Department:

Arson investigators were called to the scene of an early morning fire in Landers Thursday morning. About 1:10 a.m., neighbors of a small one-room cabin in the 55800 block of Valley Hi Drive reported a fire inside the cabin; firefighters

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THEATRE 29 HIT MUSICAL A CHALLENGE AND A PLEASURE FOR THE DIRECTOR

The current production at Theatre 29 is the Andrew Lloyd Weber mega-hit, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a Broadway musical retelling of the Bible story about Joseph and his coat of many colors. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the musical and this production holds a special meaning for Rebecca

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOUND WITH A STOLEN TRAILER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday after deputies found him with a stolen trailer. About 10 a.m. Saturday, the owner of the trailer called Sheriff’s deputies to report that his stolen trailer was in a yard in the 3800 block of Balsa Avenue in Yucca Valley. When the deputy

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YUCCA VALLEY COUPLE ARRESTED AFTER MUTUAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley couple was arrested Monday, accused of mutual spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 6300 block of El Dorado Avenue about 12:45 a.m. Monday morning for a report of a couple fighting. Deputies say that James Sanders, 55, and Angelique Sanders, 56,

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CHP OFFERS SPANISH LANGUAGE DRIVING SAFETY CLASS TOMORROW

Learning to drive safely is for everyone, even for those whose first language is Spanish. Reporter Eric Knabe says the CHP has a class that could help… The Morongo Basin Area CHP will be hosting a Spanish language traffic safety class on September 15 at 6 p.m. at the Morongo

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PIONEER DAYS KICK-OFF TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The 81st annual Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days celebration kicks off Friday evening, September 15 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Bowladium. Hosted by The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce and The Bowladium. The Kick Off! will feature live entertainment, Elks Lodge Bar-B-Que, beer, contests, and family fun. Sign up to

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MEET LOCAL FIRST-RESPONDERS AT A PANCAKE BREAKFAST SATURDAY

Meet some of the Morongo Basin’s first responders at a pancake breakfast. Presented by Joshua Tree Search and Rescue, the breakfast is set for Saturday, September 16, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Twentynine Palms Visitor’s Center on the corner of Highway 62 and Desert Queen Avenue. Chat with

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CLASS FOR WOULD-BE WRITERS AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

Rainbow Stew is offering a class for would-be writers, “Everyone Can Write.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… Many people think it is difficult to write, but writer Heather Morgan says everyone can write and she can show you how. The class, limited to ten students, is Saturday, September

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YUCCA VALLEY CHEER CLINIC SATURDAY

The Yucca Valley High School Cheerleader Booster Club is holding a cheer clinic for boys and girls of all ages. Reporter Rebecca Havely gets out her pom-poms… The Yucca Valley High School Cheerleader Booster Club will hold a cheer clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 16, in

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MORONGO BASIN ICON, MARA CANTELO, DIES OF NATURAL CAUSES

A Morongo Basin icon, Mara Cantelo, founder and driving force behind the annual Tender Loving Christmas, TLC, events, has passed away. Cantelo, who suffered multiple illnesses, passed away of natural causes at her home, she was 64. A caregiver reported that she had not been heard from since Friday September

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SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES NEW TEACHERS CONTRACT

Eureka! That pretty much describes the mood among those in the know at last night’s school board meeting. Reporter David Haldane was there and explains… To the casual observer, it looked completely routine; without a word of discussion, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education last night unanimously approved

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A SPATE OF BURGLARY AND VANDALISM IN YUCCA VALLEY

Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies were busy Monday investigating at least four commercial burglaries and vandalism. According to Sheriff’s reports, deputies were called to the 56400 block of 29 Palms Highway about 8 a.m. where an unknown suspect broke through a back door and stole the cash register and cash, along

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN SUSPECTED IN MULTIPLE BURGLARIES

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday in connection with multiple burglaries. According to a Sheriff’s report, detectives were conducting a follow-up investigation for several Yucca Valley burglaries and identified Thomas Brown, 37, as a suspect. When deputies located Brown in the 2900 block of Star Lane, he resisted arrest,

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