FEE FREE DAYS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The National Park Service celebrates their centennial and offers a fee free day. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has more… The National Park Service turns 100 years old this year and wants everyone to celebrate. All national parks will waive entrance fees on November 11 for Veterans Day. At Joshua Tree

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MOTORCYCLIST INJURED, ARRESTED, IN DUI CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY THURSDAY

A motorcyclist was arrested for suspected driving under the influence following a crash in Morongo Valley Thursday afternoon. About 4:20, Anthony Demars, 47, of Morongo Valley, was riding his 2014 Honda motorcycle westbound in the number 1 lane of the highway. The California Highway Patrol notes that due to Demars’

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MOJAVE STAR PARTY IN MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE THIS SATURDAY

A National Park Service centennial star party brings a unique opportunity for local desert lovers this weekend. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to hang out with the cool kids… California’s desert communities continue to celebrate the National Park Service centennial and highlight the region’s protected public lands with free

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL INTERACT CLUB HOLDING THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

The Rotary-sponsored Interact Club at Twentynine Palms High School believes no one should miss out on Thanksgiving dinner. Kirby Davis tells how you can help the club help those in need… The Twentynine Palms High School Interact Club wants to provide a complete Thanksgiving meal to 350 needy families this

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ABC’S OF WATER LECTURE NEXT WEEK IN APPLE VALLEY

The Mojave Water Agency will hold its next ABC’s of Water on Tuesday, November 15 at 5:30 p.m. The lecture will be on “How Much Water Do We Have?” In this session, a hydro-geologist will talk about the science used to gather data that the water agency uses to manage

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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN CRAFT FAIR THIS WEEKEND

Reach Out Morongo Basin will host its 10th Annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale this weekend at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center Vendors will offer handmade soaps, wood crafts, jewelry and homemade baked goods. Vendor space is still available. Tables are $20 for one day or $30 for two days.

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CHRISTOPHER LEE FOUND GUILTY OF 1ST DEGREE MURDER OF ERIN CORWIN

Guilty. Guilty of murder in the first degree with the special circumstance of lying in wait. That was the verdict reached by a jury of 10 women and two men after deliberating about 3 hours over the fate of Christopher Lee, who killed his lover and next-door neighbor Erin Corwin

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TRIAL STARTS FOR YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS GIRLFRIEND WITH FIRE

The trial for a Yucca Valley man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend in 2011 by setting her on fire started yesterday in a Rancho Cucamonga courtroom. Hector Meza, 43, is accused of setting Maria Banuelos, 34, on fire October 22, 2011, at her apartment complex in Ontario. Banuelos died two

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DELIGHTFULLY QUIRKY TWENTYNINE PALMS WEED SHOW THIS WEEKEND

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society will again host its delightfully quirky annual Weed Show at the Old Schoolhouse Museum. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Now in its seventh decade, the Weed Show is one of Twentynine Palms’ oldest and most unique artistic traditions. This year’s Weed Show theme is

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MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN MORONGO VALLEY

Updated: Friday 9:20

A motorcyclist was arrested for suspected driving under the influence following a crash in Morongo Valley Thursday afternoon. About 4:20, Anthony Demars, 47, of Morongo Valley, was riding his 2014 Honda motorcycle westbound in the number 1 lane of the highway. The California Highway Patrol notes that

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF BURGLARY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday, accused of burglarizing a home. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a burglary in progress in the 5400 block of Center Avenue about 8:40 a.m. Through an investigation, deputies went to a home in the 63600 block of Tilford Avenue

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MORONGO VALLEY CRASH KILLS DOG, JOSHUA TREE CRASH INJURES WOMAN

A man escaped serious injury, but his dog was killed, in a roll-over crash in Morongo Valley Wednesday night. About 8:30 p.m., a pick-up truck was traveling westbound on Highway 62 when for unknown reasons the truck left the highway and hit a power pole near North Star Trail. The

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MORONGO BASIN MAC LOOKING FOR LANDERS REPRESENTATIVE

A member to represent the Landers area is being sought for the Morongo Basin MAC. Reporter Mike Lipsitz puts out the call… There is an open seat on the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council for a delegate to represent Landers. The MAC advises County Supervisor James Ramos on matters relevant

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a special meeting tonight to consider purchasing a property in connection with Project Phoenix. The property, on the 6500 block of Yucca Avenue, is expected to cost $75,000 plus closing costs. The meeting gets underway 5:15 p.m. at City Hall on Adobe Road.

E-CIGARETTE SELLERS WILL NEED A LICENSE AS OF JANUARY 1

A new state law will soon require the sellers of electronic smoking devices to get licenses from the state. Reporter David Haldane has the story… It may not be real tobacco. But after January 1, it will cost you real money to sell it. We’re talking about electronic cigarettes, vaping

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WINTER CLOTHING AND GEAR BEING COLLECTED FOR THE HOMELESS

Morongo Basin Haven is now accepting donations for winter clothing and gear for the homeless in the Morongo Basin. New or used adult-sized coats, sleeping bags, and scarves are especially needed, as well as cotton socks and hand and feet warmers. Drop off locations include the Morongo Valley Fire Department,

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JURY DELIBERATIONS BEGIN TODAY IN CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER TRIAL

The defense and the prosecution both rested their cases Tuesday morning in the murder trial of Christopher Lee. Lee is a former Twentynine Palms Marine accused of murdering his neighbor and lover, Erin Corwin, and dumping her body down a mine shaft in the desert east of Twentynine Palms two

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MAN ARRESTED, 22 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA SEIZED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested late Tuesday night after he was found with 22 pounds of marijuana. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies received a tip about 10 p.m. Tuesday that a man, living in a garage in the 7400 block of Joshua View Drive in Yucca Valley, was

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of assaulting her boyfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Katherine Walter, 31, and her boyfriend were drinking in the early morning hours when they began to argue about Walter’s drinking. The argument escalated, and Walter allegedly slapped and bit her

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL LAYS DOWN NEW CONDITIONS FOR TLC

The Yucca Valley Town Council unanimously voted at its meeting last night to provide symbolic recognition of the town’s appreciation for local law enforcement by holding a dedication ceremony at the newly renovated Sheriff’s substation, and to paint a blue line in between double yellow lines on the road leading

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