FREE WOMEN’S WELLNESS SEMINAR TOMORROW

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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TARANTULAS ARE OUT, LOOKING FOR LOVE

Desert visitors may not know how interesting the tarantula spider can be. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says while these large spiders may look scary, they are actually one of the least aggressive spiders…

Most visitors to the desert in and around Joshua Tree National Park recognize a tarantula, but few

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FOOD FOR LIFE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR THANKSGIVING

Food for Life needs volunteers to help with its Thanksgiving meal. The organization will provide a free dinner on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23, at First Baptist Church in Twentynine Palms on Split Rock. The meal is served from 1 to 4 p.m. They will need many volunteers to help cook,

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COUNTY ISSUES FIRE WEATHER WATCH

San Bernardino County has issued a fire weather watch for the weekend. Strong gusty winds from the San Bernardino County mountains are expected; some locations could have sustained winds of 25 miles per hour, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour. Winds will increase Saturday morning, peak midday, calm

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PROTECT YOUR HOUSE FROM WILDFIRE

Reporter Mike Lipsitz has some tips on how to protect your home from wildfire…

As the threat of wildfire continues, The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® suggests some critical actions to take before, during, and after wildfires. Be prepared with a disaster safety kit in case evacuation is ordered.

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JUVENILE BURGLAR CAUGHT BY JOHNSON VALLEY VICTIMS

A juvenile was arrested Wednesday, accused of breaking into a home in Johnson Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a burglar alarm company called the Sheriff’s Department about 6:15 p.m. about a burglary in progress in the 51900 block of Quailbush Road. When deputies arrived, the suspect had been caught

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN WITH WEAPON ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Sunday morning after he was found with a weapon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped Darrell Watson, 31, just after midnight near Desert Trail and Adobe Road for riding a bicycle without a light. During the stop, the deputy found a

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT RECEIVES STATE GRANT

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded a $463,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will use the funding for educational

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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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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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COMMUNITY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS DAY SATURDAY

Come check out an earthquake simulator at the community disaster preparedness day Saturday, October 14. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has more…

The simulator, can give you real-life experience of what a 7.5 earthquake feels like. The Mercy Air helicopter is also scheduled to be at the event. There will be free

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STOLEN DIRT BIKE LEADS TO DISCOVERY OF A DRUG LAB IN YUCCA VALLEY

The recovery of a stolen dirt bike led to the arrest of a Yucca Valley man for operating a drug lab Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies on patrol contacted Lucas Clavet, 21, outside his apartment complex in the 7100 block of Sage Avenue about 1:10 p.m. Clavet had

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AN ARREST FOR DRUGS AND WEAPONS IN LANDERS

A Rialto man, suspected of assault, was arrested Tuesday in Landers after Sheriff’s deputies found drugs and a weapon in his vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were sent to the area of Goat Mountain Road and Margarita Street in Landers about 3 p.m. Steven Mixco, 29, of Rialto,

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“PSYCHO” BODY DOUBLE FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS TALKS OF NEW DOCUMENTARY

When Hitchcock’s thriller “Psycho” is mentioned, so is its famous shower scene. Janet Leigh’s body double in that scene, model Marli Renfro, happens to be a Hi-Desert resident, and she spoke with Rebecca Havely about a new documentary film based on the iconic scene she starred in…

 

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN BLOWS UP HIS HAND DRILLING INTO A 25MM ROUND

A Twentynine Palms man received serious injuries when a 25mm round blew up in his hand Friday evening. About 6:40 p.m., paramedics were called to the Marine housing area in the Vista Del Sol apartments. A Sheriff’s report says the unidentified man was on his back patio using a hand

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A DELAY IN CHRISTOPHER LEE’S APPEAL OF ERIN CORWIN MURDER CONVICTION

Christopher Lee’s appeal of his conviction for brutally murdering 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms received the first of what will most likely be many delays. Yesterday, the judge presiding over the appeal granted the prosecution a 30-day delay in answering Lee’s opening brief for the appeal. Lee’s court-appointed attorney

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