PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON NATIONAL PARK FEE HIKES ENDS THURSDAY

The Trump administration is proposing to double, triple, or almost quadruple the price of admission during peak season to 17 of the most popular national parks. Starting in January 2018, a 7-day car pass in Joshua Tree National Park will increase to $70, from the current $25, between January and

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APPLE VALLEY MAN PLANS TO SHOOT MANNED, STEAM POWERED ROCKET FROM AMBOY

An Apple Valley man is planning to launch and ride in a steam-powered rocket at 500 miles per hour 1,800 feet over Amboy. Mike Hughes, 61, is a limo driver sponsored by and a member of the Flat Earth Society. This Saturday, November 25, Hughes plans to launch himself into

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SAFETY TIPS FOR PREPARING YOUR HOLIDAY MEAL

As your home warms up with all the delicious smells of Thanksgiving cooking, make sure you’re being safe while in the kitchen. Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and related injuries. The San Bernardino County Fire Department offers these safety tips for cooking your holiday meal.

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SHOPLIFTING LEADS TO MULTIPLE CHARGES FOR A LANDERS WOMAN

A 40-year-old Landers woman was arrested on multiple charges Friday morning after she was spotted shoplifting a sweater. According to a Sheriff’s report, Walmart employees called deputies about 9 a.m. after a woman, later identified as Jacqueline Worley, was seen putting on a sweater inside the store. The report states

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THE MORONGO VALLEY CSD TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Fire Department dominates discussion at tonight’s meeting of the Community Services District there. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… The regular monthly meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District starts at 7 p.m. tonight in the Covington Park Community Building. Following agency reports and under new business,

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32ND ANNUAL WAY STATION THANKSGIVING FOOD GIVEAWAY TOMORROW

“WAY STATION” THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017.

The 32nd annual “Way Station” Thanksgiving give-away is tomorrow, Tuesday November 21, from 8–10 am at 61722 Commercial Street in Joshua Tree. They are giving away turkeys, stuffing mix, onions, potatoes, yams, margarine, celery, carrots, spinach, pies, and cranberry sauce. You do

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN, 32, ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF GIRL UNDER 14

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of sexually abusing a minor girl. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Cory Lopez went to the 7600 block of Sage Avenue about 2 p.m. Friday for a report of sexual abuse of an underage girl. The investigation led Lopez to the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN SUSPECTED OF ARSON ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms man suspected of starting a vehicle fire earlier this month was arrested Friday. According to Sheriff’s reports, on November 3, firefighters and deputies were called to an area near Adobe Road and Amboy Road about 9 a.m. for a report of a vehicle fire. A man and

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A NEW WARNING ABOUT SCAMMERS POSING AS THE IRS

Morongo Basin residents have recently been receiving fraudulent phone calls from someone who claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Reporter Andrew Dieleman warns residents to not fall for these scammers who say you owe money… With tax season fast approaching, federal officials are warning about scammers posing as

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MORONGO BASIN SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES OFFERS 24 HOUR HOT-LINE

The Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services provides a 24-hour crisis hot-line to help survivors of sexual assault. Counselors can accompany sexual assault survivors to medical exams, police and legal interviews, and court appearances. Speakers are available to talk to schools and community groups about sexual assault and rape prevention. The

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER FREE LECTURE ON CHILD DEVELOPMENT THIS EVENING

A pediatrician will give a lecture on the stages of child development this afternoon. Reporter Eric Knabe fills in the details… Physicians from Hi-Desert Medical Center are offering lectures on key topics to help residents be more informed about their health. Monday, November 20, a local pediatrician will discuss the

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FOOD FOR LIFE NEEDS THANKSGIVING VOLUNTEERS

Thanksgiving is just a week away. Food For Life is busy preparing for this special day. The meal will be a full turkey dinner. This year the meal will be served at First Baptist Church on Split Rock, 29 Palms from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 23. Volunteers

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LIGHT PARADE ENTRY CATEGORIES

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club is now accepting applications for its 20th annual Festival of Light parade and friendly competition. Reporter Mike Lipsitz names the categories under which judges will be looking for the best and the brightest…

“Light up the World;” that’s the theme of this year’s Festival of

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NOMINATIONS NOW ACCEPTED FOR MINERVA HOYT AWARD

Nominations are now being accepted for the Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award. Any person, group, or organization that has made a notable achievement on behalf of California deserts, is eligible for the award. Applications are available from the Joshua Tree National Park Association website. Nominations must be received by

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LECTURE ON STAGES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT

A pediatrician will give a lecture on the stages of child development Monday. Reporter Eric Knabe fills in the details…

Physicians from Hi-Desert Medical Center are offering lectures on key topics to help residents be more informed about their health. Monday, November 20, a local pediatrician will discuss the stages

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department is accepting donations of pet food, cleaning supplies, blankets and other pet-related items for donation to the Morongo Basin no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree. The shelter especially needs dry dog and cat food, all kinds of puppy and kitten food, cleaning supplies and pet

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9TH ANNUAL GOURD ART FESTIVAL IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS WEEKEND

The ninth annual gourd art festival, is this weekend at the Yucca Valley Community Center. The free event will feature gourd artists and crafts vendors from all over southern California. In addition to the holiday shopping, there will be classes taught by renowned gourd artists and a raffle on Sunday

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TRANSITION THANKSGIVING DINNER

If you enjoy eating good food and meeting new people – and who doesn’t? – reporter Mike Lipsitz has your dinner invitation at the Transition Joshua Tree Local Food Program…

Transition Joshua Tree’s Local Food Program’s members invite you to a vegetarian Thanksgiving celebration and vegetable distribution this Sunday, November

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THANKSGIVING SERVICE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association will hold its annual Thanksgiving service Sunday, November 19. The service will be held at 6 p.m. at Palms Baptist Church, 5285 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms. Light refreshments will be served following the service. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call

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LONELINESS AND ISOLATION TOPICS OF LIFETREE CAFÉ

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Managing editor Tami Roleff says Sunday’s topic is about loneliness and isolation…

 

In a time when we are connected by the internet and social media – when we have Facebook

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