AS TEMPERATURES DROP, SOME FIREPLACE SAFETY REMINDERS

As the weather turns cooler, many residents will throw another log on the fire to help stay warm. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these safety tips for your fireplace to decrease the chance of having a preventable home fire…

Follow these fireplace safety precautions to help you enjoy your fire

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN FLEES AFTER CRASH, HELD FOR DUI HIT AND RUN

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday, accused of causing a crash on the highway, and then fleeing the scene. Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Arthurton was called to Twentynine Palms Highway and Indian Cove Road just before 5 p.m. Friday for a two-vehicle crash. When he arrived, he found that an

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TWO MEN ACCUSED OF BREAKING INTO A TWENTYNINE PALMS BUSINESS

Two men were arrested Friday, accused of breaking into a Twentynine Palms business Thursday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, a business owner in the 4900 block of Adobe Road reported that an incident at the business on Thursday caused damage to the exterior of the building, which prevented him

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HOW TO AVOID BEING A CYBERSCAM VICTIM

We know that scam artists use phony websites and email to try and gain access to your credit cards and banking information, but few people are aware the cybercriminals also look for victims via the telephone. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells how you can avoid falling victim to cybercriminals… Tech support

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REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER IDENTIFIED, ARRESTED, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms registered sex offender was arrested earlier this month, accused of not registering his address as required by law. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Dennis Tollefson stopped Lawrence Navarette, 56, who was riding a bicycle without proper lighting, about 10 p.m. November 9 near Cholla Avenue and

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD MEMBER DAN MUNSEY FINED FOR FAULTY ELECTION FILING

The California Fair Political Practices Commission has levied a fine against a board director of the Hi-Desert Water District. The Committee to Elect Dan Munsey failed to file in a timely manner two pre-election campaign statements and one semi-annual campaign statement for the reporting period of July 1, 2014 through

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$14 MILLION GRANT FOR SALTON SEA RESTORATION PROJECT

The Salton Sea wetland habitat restoration project has received a $14 million grant to sustain migrating birds and fish in the sea. The California Department of Water Resources will use the voter-approved bond funds to build about 640 acres of wetlands where the New River flows into the sea northwest

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SHERIFF’S STATION ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR JOSHUA TREE NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station is collecting donations for the Joshua Tree no-kill animal shelter. Residents can drop off dry dog and cat food, cleaning supplies, blankets, bedding, and other pet-related items during business hours to the Sheriff’s Station on the highway at Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. All donations

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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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REGISTER NOW FOR WOMEN’S PRAYER MEAL

Magnificat, a Catholic women’s ministry, is hosting its quarterly prayer meal December 3. The guest speaker will be Cheryl Ward-Kaiser. The event will be held at the Indian Wells County Club from 9:30 to 12:30. Reservations are required. The cost is $28 per person if seats are reserved by November

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY SEEKING GRANT APPLICATIONS

The Town of Yucca Valley is taking applications for Community Development Block Grants. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells area community organizations how to apply… The Town of Yucca Valley is soliciting applications from community organizations for the 2017-18 community development block grant. All proposals and applications must be submitted by

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE LEONID METEORS

Following Monday’s supermoon, star gazers have been watching the skies for the Leonid meteor shower, an annual event that has graced the sky with some of the most intense meteor storms in history. The showers peaked Thursday night and early Friday morning, but they will continue streaking the sky until

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EIGHTH ANNUAL GOURD FESTIVAL IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS WEEKEND

The eighth annual gourd festival is coming to Yucca Valley this weekend. This free event at the Yucca Valley Community Center will include shopping, a gourd art show, adult classes, food, and pony rides. Vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice award. Hours are 9 to 4 Saturday, November

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EVENING WITH THE COSMOS

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, November 19. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will end about 9:30 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will be double stars, clusters and

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NEW CROSSWALK LIGHTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The City of Twentynine Palms Public Works Department recently replaced and improved the pedestrian crosswalk lights at the intersection of Tamarisk and Highway 62. These new lights are LED. They also installed LED enhanced warning signs at the crosswalk.

LIFETREE CAFÉ TO EXPLORE TECHNOLOGY AND RELATIONSHIPS

Explore the positive and negative impacts of technology has on your life at Lifetree Café. Here’s reporter Sara Snyder with more… The consequences of living online will be explored at Lifetree Café Sunday, November 20. The 4 p.m. program, entitled “Living Online: Provocative Thoughts from the Author of ‘Is Google

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SEIZED DOGS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

More than 50 dogs seized by San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control from two properties in Landers will be available for adoption on Monday. The dogs are part of an investigation of animal neglect in which 55 dogs were seized November 2 by Animal Control. Labradoodles, golden retrievers, terriers,

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR RONALD PALMER HAS DIED

Ronald Palmer, a member of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Directors and Twentynine Palms resident, died Wednesday evening. Palmer, who was just re-elected to the school board, had been a member of the school board since 2007. Palmer retired after teaching math at Twentynine Palms Junior High. He

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SEARCH CONTINUES IN CASE OF MISSING LOS ANGELES COUPLE

UPDATE: 10 a.m. The couple has been found safe in Mexico. Los Angeles police said they would be reunited with their families. A Facebook post from the couple’s family said Aaron Morganstein and Masha Mitkova were at the sand dunes at Osborne Lookout at the Imperial Sand Dunes on Sunday

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS POLICE SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN

UPDATE: 4 p.m.: Leslie Locke has been located. Due to the CHP issuing a “Silver Alert,” he was located when he went through a toll road. He reached his destination safely. Authorities do not know where he was for the hours he was missing, but he was not a victim

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