8-YEAR-OLD BOY DROWNS IN HOTEL POOL FRIDAY IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

An 8-year-old boy drowned in a Desert Hot Springs hotel swimming pool Friday evening. Issac Moore had gone to a pool party at the Vista Ventana Spa and Resort Friday in the 66500 block of 6th Street. Paramedics were called to the extended-stay hotel about 9:30 p.m. for an unresponsive

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SUPERVISORS TO DISCUSS RENEWABLE ENERGY TOMORROW

After years of private debate, public meetings, hearings, and legal challenges the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will convene what may be the last public hearing on the subject of renewable energy as it relates to the County General Plan. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the details…

Tomorrow’s County

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PALM SPRINGS VETERANS DAY PARADE SEEKING MILITARY PARTICIPANTS

The City of Palm Springs is seeking military participation in its 21st annual Veterans Day parade. The parade is set for Saturday, November 11, starting at 3:30 p.m. in downtown Palm Springs. Applications are due by October 20. The Palm Springs Veterans’ Day parade is one of 60 events nationwide

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BUYS NEW WEATHER SYSTEM

The Yucca Valley Airport has a new weather reporting system. The airport’s board of directors recently purchased and installed the “Say Weather” reporting station, which will provide on-demand, and up-to-the minute weather advisory information to pilots in the air. The system will also publish weather advisory information to a web-based

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PROBLEM WITH ANTS? WE’VE GOT SOME TIPS TO GET RID OF THEM

This wet winter has led to a greater infestation of ant this spring and summer. Reporter Eric Knabe has some tips to help combat the invasion…

This summer has been challenging in the seasonal battle between ant and man. Here are some ideas that may tip the scales in your

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SET THE DATE FOR PIONEER DAYS KICK-OFF

Yes, we are in the dog days of summer, but it’s never to early to think about Pioneer Days in Twentynine Palms. The kick-off event for Pioneer Days is set for Friday, September 15, at the Bowladium, starting at 5:30 p.m. There will be barbecue, live music, vendors, and raffles.

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REGISTER NOW FOR MORONGO VALLEY CAR SHOW

Mark your calendars for the Morongo Valley Fire Department’s third annual car show. The car show is set for Saturday, October 14 in Covington Park in Morongo Valley. There will be live music by Ghostlight Trio, and home-cooked barbecue by Willie Boys. Vendors, sponsors—and of course, vehicles—are needed for the

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KEEP CHILDREN SAFE FROM POISON

If you’re dealing with ants, be careful if you place poison out to kill them. Don’t use toxic substances where children or pets can get to them. The California Poison Control System provides immediate, free and expert treatment advice and referral over the telephone, 24 hours a day, seven days

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JOSHUA TREE MAN SERVING WITH NAVY

Quartermaster 3rd Class Jake Bigornia, from Joshua Tree, is assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (Bon hum Re shard) LHD-6. The Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group. The strike group is operating in the Indo-Asian-Pacific region to enhance partnerships and is

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TIPS TO AVOID GETTING LOST IN THE DESERT

With the search for a pair of missing hikers on everyone’s minds, managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips on how to avoid getting lost in the desert—or anywhere else…

It’s not uncommon for people to become lost or turned around in Joshua Tree National Park. Thankfully, most find their

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PIECES OF THE PAST IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Joshua Tree National Park has many pieces of the past along its paths. Park Ranger Sarah Jane Pepper to says report findings to park rangers…

Do you keep any mementos from family members who live far away or are deceased? Sometimes simple, everyday items have special meanings because of

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FREE BREAD IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will distribute bread every Monday at 11 a.m. until the bread is gone. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Wear proper attire for the weather and remember there are no public restrooms. The Social Club

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR PROBATION VIOLATIONS

A Yucca Valley woman who pleaded guilty to a strong arm robbery earlier this year was arrested Thursday for violating her probation. Sandra Shorer, 30, went to the Stater Brothers grocery story February 1, and attempted to leave the store without paying for items she had concealed in her backpack.

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AIR RIFLE COMPETITION

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans hosts the third annual Air Rifle Shooting Competition to be held on Saturday, October 7th at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more…

All Veterans and their families are welcome; all disabilities will

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MARK CALENDAR TO TOUR BIRTHING SUITE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

Prospective parents are invited to join a free tour of the Special Additions birthing suite at Hi-Desert Medical Center. Hospital staff will be able to answer questions and concerns, and parents can pre-register their medical information prior to the mothers’ admission. The tours are set for 6 to 8 p.m.

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YUCCA VALLEY TEEN TO COMPETE IN CROSSFIT GAMES IN WISCONSIN

A Yucca Valley teen is one of the most physically fit girls in the nation. She is competing this weekend at a CrossFit competition in Wisconsin. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more…

A Yucca Valley teenager is competing at the 2017 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin today and tomorrow. Entering

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REACH OUT TO HOLD ZUMBA-THON TO KICK OFF GIVE BIG EVENT

Reach Out Morongo Basin will hold a Zumba-thon in November as part of the annual Give Big campaign. The Zumba-thon is set for Saturday, November 18, from 10 to 2 at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center. Participants will give donations to take part in the Zumba-thon. Reach Out is looking

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ENJOY BIG BAND MUSIC AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT

Enjoy the sounds of Big Band music at Saturday’s concert in the park in Yucca Valley. Reporter Sara Snyder says this weekend’s band is the Ted Herman Orchestra, all the way from Palm Springs…

Saturday’s band at the Yucca Valley summer concert series features the Big Band sounds of the

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TAKE PRECAUTIONS WHEN HIKING IN THE SUMMER HEAT

With the search for the missing hikers from Orange County still active, many people are wondering about the advisability of hiking in the desert during the summer months. Joshua Tree National Park Ranger George Land offers these tips on how you can still hike safely…

Hot summer weather is upon

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PROSECUTION LAYS OUT ITS CASE AGAINST ACCUSED DOUBLE MURDERER

The prosecution laid ots its case yesterday against a Marine accused of killing two women in Twentynine Palms March 24. Reporter David Haldane was in court and files this story…

Rafael Aikens will stand trial for double murder. That’s the upshot of yesterday’s preliminary hearing at which the prosecution outlined

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