SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory will hold a star party Saturday night, October 14. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will end about 11 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights of the telescopic tour of the cosmos are the planets

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COLLEGE CRAFT FAIR SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IS CANCELLED

The craft fair scheduled for today at Copper Mountain College has been cancelled due to a lack of participation. The college did not announce if the craft fair will be rescheduled.

EGGS BENEDICT SUNDAY AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 in Joshua Tree will offer eggs Benedict with hash brown and poached pear or fresh fruit for Sunday breakfast, October 15. Breakfast is served 8 to 11 a.m. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday. The VFW is located on Veterans Way in downtown Joshua

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SIX DESERT TORTOISES KILLED BY CARELESS JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VISITORS

In recent months, six desert tortoises—including one estimated to have been 80 years old—have been killed by motorists driving over them in Joshua Tree National Park. The tortoises have been killed in the park’s parking lots, campgrounds, and on the park’s roads. Joshua Tree National Park ranger George Land urges

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TWO LOST HIKERS RESCUED IN WONDER VALLEY THURSDAY

Two lost hikers were rescued out in Wonder Valley Thursday night. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said firefighters were called about 10 p.m. to help rescue a man and a woman who got lost while hiking in Joshua Tree National Park. Firefighters went to Mile Marker 53, which is

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U-HAUL MOVING VAN CATCHES FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY

Aggressive work by Yucca Valley firefighters managed to save most of the belongings in a U-Haul moving van Thursday morning. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters were called to the 58000 block of Taos Trail, near Amador, at 9:48 a.m. where they found the engine of a

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT CAR SHOW TOMORROW

The Morongo Valley Fire Department’s third annual car show is tomorrow. With more on what you can expect to see, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely… 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

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WOMAN ARRESTED ABOARD MARINE BASE FOR VIOLATING RESTRAINING ORDER

Just a day after she was in a Joshua Tree court to request a modification to her felony probation for spousal abuse, a Cathedral City woman was arrested Wednesday on the Marine Corps base for violating a restraining order. Six weeks ago, Viola Jackson-Gentry, 19, began fighting with her former

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GUN FIRED TO STOP DOG FIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Deputies were called to a home in Twentynine Palms Wednesday afternoon when a resident fired a gun to stop a dog fight. According to a Sheriff’s report, dogs in the 6400 block of Mesquite Avenue started fighting just before 1 p.m. Witnesses said a man came to the back fence

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OPEN STUDIO ART TOURS NEXT TWO WEEKENDS

For the next two weekends, local artists will entertain visitors in the annual Highway 62 Open Studios Art Tours. Managing editor Tami Roleff gets out her checkbook…

The annual Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours starts this weekend and continues next weekend. More than 135 artists will showcase their work

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3-DAY DESERT DAZE CONCERT KICKS OFF IN JOSHUA TREE TODAY

The Desert Daze Music and Art Festival Kicks off tonight at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Desert Daze headliner Iggy Pop will be joined by acts such as Courtney Barnett, the Allah-Las, Hope Sandoval and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Local artists include Eagles of Death Metal and Jesika

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BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Tonight’s Live at the Rock free concert series promises audiences a “really, really big show. Beatles tribute band, The Silver Beatles, returns for the free Live at the Rock concert at 8 p.m. at Tortoise Rock Casino. The Silver Beatles cover the Fab Four’s entire repertoire, playing their biggest hits

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WESTERN REENACTMENT SHOW IN PIONEERTOWN TOMORROW

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show will be performing their regular Saturday show this Saturday October 14th In Pioneertown on Mane Street in front of Pioneer Bowl at 2:30pm sharp. One show, 30 minutes, get there early. Shows are free to the public and are a family oriented performance.

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE REVIEWS POLICY ON FREE SPEECH AND WEAPONS

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees approved a weapons policy at their regular meeting Thursday, in which it prohibits firearms on campus. In another policy decision, the board set aside the grass area in Quad III as an area for students to exercise their free speech rights. Reporter Eric

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FREE WOMEN’S WELLNESS SEMINAR MONDAY

A free women’s wellness seminar will present issues relevant to women, such as uterine fibroids, pelvic disorders, peri- and post-menopause, and the importance of screenings for early detection of cancers and osteoporosis. Dr. Andrea Randall, a gynecologist with the Morongo Basin Community Health Center, will take questions following the seminar.

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will present “The Adelanto Story,” an update on the conditions at the Adelanto Detention Center, during its monthly meeting Saturday, October 14. Come early for the optional $10 breakfast starting at 9 a.m. at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College Campus. The regular

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING MEALS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Calzones are on the menu for Food for Life this Saturday, October 14. This meal is being prepared by Lizette Hernandez and will be served from 3-5 p.m. at Church of the Nazarene in 29 Palms. Food For Life President, Kelly Schumacher will be at the Health Fair from 10

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LEARN WEED SHOW TIPS FROM THE EXERTS SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is hosting a free weed show workshop Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details…

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society will offer a free hands-on workshop for adults and children who want to learn how to create eye-catching compositions using desert plants and found objects

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

A heartbreaker for the formerly undefeated Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team, who played a rare Thursday night game. A last-second field goal fell short, and the Trojans lost the game, 29-28, to Coachella Valley High School.

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats volleyball team hosted the Rattlers from

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ITS JUST A DRILL: CHP TRAINING AT THE OLD JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY TODAY

The California Highway Patrol will be conducting training today (Thursday, October 12) at the old Joshua Tree Elementary School. Residents may see police activity in the area, as well as hear gunfire. Officers will conduct a training scenario using non-lethal rounds. The school grounds will be closed to the public,

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