JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO EXPAND COTTONWOOD VISITOR CENTER

The Joshua Tree National Park has an expansion planned. Here with the details is reporter Edica Gonzalez… Joshua Tree National Park will be expanding the Cottonwood Visitor Center on the southern border of the park. The current visitor center is a 20-year-old double-wide trailer that can no longer meet the

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TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PARADE OF HOMES

The annual Parade of Homes fundraiser is upcoming. Managing Editor Tami Roleff shares ticket information… Tickets are available now for the 13th annual Parade of Homes. This event is Reach Out Morongo Basin’s largest fundraiser of the year and features six unique and inspiring homes. This year’s Parade of Homes

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CHP OFFICERS SAVE CHOKING WOMAN AT YUCCA VALLEY RESTAURANT

Three California Highway Patrol officers are credited with saving the life of a woman who was choking in a Yucca Valley Restaurant. CHP Officer Simon Miller said that he, Officer Caleb Miller, and Officer Aaron Lowe were at Taco Bell about 12:45 p.m. Friday when a woman at a nearby

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OPEN BASKETBALL IN YUCCA VALLEY EVERY SUNDAY

The Town of Yucca Valley sponsors adult open basketball every Sunday at the Boys and Girls Club’s gym. The gym is open for ages 30 and over from 2 to 4 p.m., and is open for players aged 18 to 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is $2 at

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE MEETS SUNDAY

If you enjoy eating good food and meeting new people … and who doesn’t? Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report for anyone who enjoys these things and who wants to become more involved in their community … Transition Joshua Tree holds its quarterly membership meeting and potluck this Sunday, February

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STAR TWIRLERS VALENTINES DANCE SATURDAY

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is holding a Valentine’s Day dance Saturday, February 11. Line dancing will be held 7 to 7:30 p.m. and between tips; square dancing is 7:30 to 10 p.m. Callers are Brent Lively and Linda Sande. The dance will be held at the Yucca Valley

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TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR OSC BENEFIT AUCTION

The Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Twentynine Palms aboard the Marine base awarded more than $35,000 in grants and scholarships last year. The organization gave $16,000 in grants to organizations such as the Twentynine Palms food pantry, 29 Palms Art Gallery, Reach Out Morongo Basin, the Boys and Girls Club of

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CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT THIS WEEKEND IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will hold a chamber music concert featuring the Encelia Chamber Ensemble and the Harmonic Winds, a woodwind quintet located in the Morongo Basin. Chamber music is composed for small ensembles, with one musician per part and is generally performed without a conductor. The concert is set

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DIRT BIKE RIDER KILLED IN HEAD-ON CRASH ON AMBOY ROAD

A dirt-bike rider, riding without proper lights or a helmet, was killed in a head-on collision east of Twentynine Palms last night. According to the CHP, a 2002, Ford F-350 pick-up truck, driven by Patrick Candelaria, 47, of Twentynine Palms, was traveling eastbound on Amboy Road at 6:11 P.M. and

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JOHNSON VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AT MAN CAMPING NEAR A CHURCH

A Johnson Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of shooting at another man. The Sheriff’s Department said the victim called shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday to report that he was camping near the First Baptist Church on Golden Ray Road when he encountered Jack Santellanes, 60. The man told deputies

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK EXPECTED TO BE BUSY THIS WEEKEND

With more than 2.5 million visitors last year to Joshua Tree National Park, the park’s Joshua Tree entrance often has a long line of cars waiting to enter the park. Edica Gonzalez reminds residents to use alternate entrances… Joshua Tree National Park is seeing more and more visitors, adding up

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BURGLARY AT HI-DESERT PREGNANCY CLINIC

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary at the High Desert Pregnancy Center in Yucca Valley. Employees and volunteers reporting to the clinic in the 56600 block of 29 Palms Highway Wednesday morning discovered a door had been forced open. The unknown suspects stole computers and electronic items, pregnancy tests,

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR JOSHUA TREE BURGLARY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, accused of a burglary in Joshua Tree last week. Sheriff’s reports say Nomad Adventures in Joshua Tree reported that a man came into the store on January 31 and stole a blue backpack. The deputy who investigated the burglary saw a man

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4-YEAR-OLD FALLS OUT OF A SECOND STORY WINDOW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 4-year-old boy fell out of a second story window in Twentynine Palms Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the toddler, who lives in military housing in the 5900 block of Desert Knoll Avenue, opened a window in his bedroom about 9:30 p.m., leaned out and fell. The boy landed

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OLD SCHOOLHOUSE LECTURE LOOKS AT VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA, TOMORROW

The fascinating story of Virginia City, Nevada will be the subject of tomorrow’s Old Schoolhouse Museum Lecture. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how and where to enjoy the lecture…

Virginia City, Nevada—the site of the Comstock Lode, and where author Mark Twain, the outlaw Sam Brown, and a host

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS SETS SURPLUS GOODS AUCTION

The City of Twentynine Palms will hold a sealed-bid auction of surplus goods February 23 and 24. The items will be on display—and sealed bids can be placed—both days from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the city’s Public Works yard, 6994 Bullion Ave. All bids will be opened at

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE MEETS SUNDAY

If you enjoy eating good food and meeting new people—and who doesn’t—reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report for anyone who enjoys these things and who wants to become more involved in their community…

Transition Joshua Tree holds its quarterly membership meeting and potluck this Sunday, February 12, from 5 to

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GET CPR CERTIFIED THIS SATURDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Get certified in CPR in one day. During this 2½ hour workshop, participants will learn adult, child and infant CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, and a defibrillator demonstration from a certified American CPR training instructor. All class materials are provided and participants will earn an American CPR training certification card good

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HIGH-SPEED CHASE IN LANDERS AND JOHNSON VALLEY RESULTS IN AN ARREST

A high-speed pursuit in Johnson Valley and Landers ended with the arrest of a Buellton man Sunday afternoon. The California Highway Patrol said Officer Caleb Miller was assigned to the King of the Hammers event, and was monitoring traffic in the area of State Route 247 and Boone Road. About

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ACCUSED OF BURGLARIZING A BUSINESS

A Twentynine Palms man and woman were arrested Monday following a burglary at a business. According to a Sheriff’s report, construction workers returned to their work site in the 73500 block of 29 Palms Highway shortly before 2 p.m. to find two men fleeing the scene with items from the

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