TWO ARRESTS MADE IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY FOR CLOWNING

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department states that it has received reports of clowns in the county. “Clowning” is when someone dresses up as a frightening clown and walks around schools and other areas trying to scare members of the public. Clowning reports are often spread by social media, many

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NURSING SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

A Landers resident is giving back to our community for the good care given his late wife. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the story … Gene Woodley and his late wife, Deavah, together decided to fund a full-ride nursing scholarship as thanks for the excellent care Deavah Woodley received in her

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ROARING 20S GALA FUNDRAISER SATURDAY FOR UNITY HOME

The Morongo Basin Unity Home is holding a benefit fundraiser Saturday night. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Fellas and dames, grab your main squeeze, sport your spiffy ’20s fashions, and head to the Roaring 20s fundraiser tomorrow night for the Morongo Basin Unity Home benefit gala. This swanky gala

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WOMEN PIONEERS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITORS’ CENTER ART EXHIBITION

In honor of the 80th annual Pioneer Days celebration in Twentynine Palms, the theme of the art exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery is “Tough as Nails: Women Pioneers.” An opening reception is set for Friday, October 14, from 5:30 to 7:30, and will feature live

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Edica Gonzalez has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday. The

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LAST FEW WEEKS FOR MANE STREET STAMPEDE WILD WEST SHOW

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show is looking for actors. No experience is needed; Shows run on Saturdays, April through the end of October at 2:30 p.m. at Pioneer Bowl on Mane Street in Pioneertown. For more information, call Paden at 760-366-3333.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tonight, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team will travel to Thermal to play Coachella Valley High School. The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team will play Rancho Mirage High School in Rancho Mirage. And the Joshua Springs Christian School Lightning football team will

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FORMER YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN & UNBORN CHILD KILLED BY FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE

A former resident of Yucca Valley and her unborn child were shot and killed by her husband, a former Twentynine Palms Marine, in Prescott, Arizona, Saturday, October 8. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office says 41-year-old Kenneth Blair of Prescott was booked for the murder of his wife, 41-year-old Delissa Blair.

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JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED BY SUSPECTED DUI DRIVER IN PALMS SPRINGS

A Joshua Tree man was struck and killed by a suspected DUI driver in Palms Springs early Tuesday morning. The California Highway Patrol said Austin Ulshafer, 29, from Cathedral City, was arrested on suspicion of DUI after the two-car crash. CHP investigators said Ulshafer was driving a GMC pickup truck

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM OFFERED THIS SUNDAY

Domestic violence is often referred to as a silent crime, because its victims often do not speak up about the abuse they suffer. An estimated 25 percent of women have been victims of domestic violence, as well as about 15 percent of men, while millions of children witness violence in

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TWO JOSHUA TREE MEN ARRESTED FOR NUMEROUS BURGLARIES

Two Joshua Tree men were arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of breaking into multiple vehicles in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 57200 block of Jarana Court called about 1:30 to report a vehicle burglary in progress. Arriving deputies learned that at least five vehicles

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PEDESTRIAN HIT CROSSING HIGHWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A man suffered a head injury after he was hit by a car while he was crossing Highway 62 in Yucca Valley Wednesday afternoon. Managing editor Tami Roleff witnessed the collision at 12:49 p.m. as the man, who has not been identified, was crossing the highway southbound at Kickapoo Trail

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THEATRE 29 HALLOWEEN HAUNT OPENS TOMORROW NIGHT

After a two-year hiatus, the Halloween Haunt is back at Theatre 29 and opens Friday evening. Director Cyrus Short has assembled a cast and crew. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with the break down… The eleventh incarnation of the Halloween Haunt is under construction and in rehearsals. “Resurgence” has adventurous souls

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SCHOOLBOARD ACCEPTS VOCATIONAL EDUCATION EQUIPMENT FROM COUNTY

A highlight from the Morongo Unified School District board meeting Tuesday night was the donation of thousands of dollars in equipment to the school district from the county-run Regional Occupation Programs. The county donated all the equipment used in the dental, culinary arts, computer programming, sports medicine, and broadcasting ROP

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SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES FORUM TONIGHT

A forum featuring candidates for the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education is set for tonight (Thursday, October 13). Sponsored by the Morongo Teachers Association, the event is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Friendly Hills Elementary School, 7252 Sunny Vista Road, in Joshua Tree. Members of the

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE RAFFLING SMOKE DETECTORS

The Morongo Valley Fire Department is holding a drawing for nine smoke detectors. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says sign up to win before this Monday… Established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, National Fire Prevention Week is October 9 through 15. This year’s theme is “Don’t wait, check the

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FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Friday, October 14, at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street, in Joshua Tree.

LECTURE, “LAND OF LITTLE RAIN” IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Photos of the American Southwest and a classic book of essays about the desert will be the focus of the Second Friday Lecture series by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. Mary Austin’s book, “The Land of Little Rain” was published in 1903 and describes the people who lived in the

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TOUR THE OLD WOMAN SPRINGS RANCH

The Morongo Basin Historical Society invites you to their annual Old Woman Springs Ranch tour. Here’s Reporter Rebecca Havely with the details… The annual Old Woman Springs Ranch tour is Saturday October 15. This rare opportunity allows you to tour the historic private property. Gates open at 10 a.m. the

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YUCCA MESA SCHOOL FALL FESTIVAL TOMORROW

Yucca Mesa Elementary School will hold its annual fall festival Friday, October 14, and Saturday, October 15. Come to the school Friday night between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. for the haunted house, which is rated PG-13. Admission is $3. On Saturday from 10 to 2, there will be traditional carnival

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