WE MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL

Four candidates are on the ballot for two open seats on the Yucca Valley Town Council: incumbent Robert Lombardo, Planning Commissioner Jeff Drozd, Parks and Rec Commissioner Eric Quander, and postal employee Jeri E. Wilson. Council member George Huntington is not running for re-election. Managing editor Tami Roleff talked with

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LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS MONDAY

Monday, October 24, is the deadline to register to vote for the 2016 presidential general election. Voters who are already registered should re-register to vote if they have changed their name, address, or party affiliation. Residents may register to vote online at SBCountyElections.com. Voter registration applications are also available at

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CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR HEALTHCARE DISTRICT

Now that Tenet has taken over operations of Hi-Desert Medical Center, the focus of the board of directors of the healthcare district has changed. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives a brief run down about the candidates… Bob Armstrong is a 35-year resident of the Hi-Desert, 12-year former board member of

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BUY RAFFLE TICKETS NOW FOR HOWLING HALLOWEEN EVENT

The Animal Action League will host a Howling Halloween event for kids and critters. There will be trick-or-treat candy for the kids and treats for the critters. Dogs and cats are encouraged to dress for the occasion, or a limited number of pet costumes are available for $5 each. Photos

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE SETS QUARTERLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Transition Joshua Tree invites you to learn about the Transition movement at a quarterly Membership Meeting and Potluck on Sunday, November 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Center for Healthy Generations on Sunnyslope Drive in Yucca Valley. The meeting will include an introduction and history of the

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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, October 24. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at Reach Out, 7255 Joshua Lane, Suite C in Yucca Valley. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

MAN SUSPECTED OF VANDALIZING YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL ARRESTED

A 27-year-old man was arrested Wednesday, accused of vandalizing Yucca Valley High School. Deputies were called to the school about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday where a witness saw Justin Howe, of Yucca Valley, spray painting on the gym’s walls. Justin Howe was arrested for investigation of vandalism and being under the

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JOSHUA TREE MAN BEATS WOMAN OVER MESSY FLOOR

A Joshua Tree man who was upset at seeing papers on the floor was arrested for domestic battery after his wife said he hit her. According to a Sheriff’s report, Emil Featherstone, 37, and his wife came home about 1:30 p.m. and Featherstone questioned why his wife’s schoolwork was on

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YUCCA VALLEY OKTOBERFEST IS TODAY

Today is the fourth annual Yucca Valley Oktoberfest. The gates open at 2 p.m. and games and contests and music will start at 3. Some of the events will include a kids’ stick pony relay race, and costume contest for both kids and adults. Firefighters and Sheriff’s deputies will compete

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CHRISTOPHER LEE TRIAL UPDATE: WEEK TWO IN THE COURTROOM

The trial of Christopher Lee, the former Twentynine Palms Marine accused of murdering his former next-door-neighbor and lover, 19-year-old Erin Corwin, and dumping her body in a mine shaft east of Twentynine Palms two years ago, finished its second week Wednesday. Sheriff’s investigators described finding Corwin’s body at the bottom

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GROUND IS BROKEN FOR THE YUCCA VALLEY SEWER SYSTEM

After literally years of planning, the largest community infrastructure project in the history of Yucca Valley broke ground yesterday. Reporter David Haldane was there as the shovels came out for the Yucca Valley Wastewater Treatment System… Most of the chocolate shovels melted before the ceremony began. Not so the metal

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HIGHWAY CLOSURE FOR 80TH ANNUAL PIONEER DAYS PARADE TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is holding the 80th Annual Pioneer Days Parade tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. State Route 62 (Hwy 62) will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to noon between Oasis Avenue and National Park Drive. Commuters traveling east will be diverted via Oasis Avenue, left turn onto

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OLD-TIMERS GATHER AT THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is holding the Old Timers gathering for everyone of any age at the Old School House Museum. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… Everyone is invited to the Old Timer’s Gathering, Saturday, October 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. This annual Pioneer Days event was

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR

This is the final weekend of the Highway 62 Open Studio Art Tours, in which local artists welcome visitors into their homes and studios. Studios in the east end communities of Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, and Wonder Valley will be open 9 to 5 Saturday, October 22, and Sunday, October

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STATE SUPREME COURT DENIES DOLLAR GENERAL APPEAL

It appears that after five years of opposing the construction of a Dollar General store in Joshua Tree, the fight is over. Last week, the California State Supreme Court denied a petition from the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance for review of a ruling in June by the Fourth District

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DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY THIS SATURDAY

The Sheriff’s Department will host a drug take-back day this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz urges you to take advantage of this opportunity to keep yourself, your family, and our water supply safe… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration give the public another opportunity to prevent

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO GRISLY PENNSYLVANIA MURDER

A Twentynine Palms man accused of fatally stabbing and beating a man before dismembering and burning his corpse, has pleaded guilty to murder. James Britton Jr., 36, repeatedly stabbed and beat Robert Roudebush with a hammer in a Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, home in early July 2002. After letting the corpse sit

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CORONA MAN HELD AFTER YUCCA VALLEY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Corona man was arrested Sunday in Yucca Valley, after his girlfriend said an argument turned physical. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 56800 block Little League Drive about 1:30 p.m. A woman at the scene said that her boyfriend, Jose Landeros, 34, had hit her

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YUCCA VALLEY OKTOBERFEST THIS SATURDAY

The Annual Yucca Valley Oktoberfest is this Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more on this fun, family-friendly celebration… Mark the date for the fourth annual Yucca Valley Oktoberfest, set for Saturday, October 22. The gates open at 2 p.m. and games and contests and music will start at 3.

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STATEWIDE EARTHQUAKE DRILL AT 10:20 TOMORROW MORNING

The annual Great California Shake Out earthquake drill on Thursday, October 20, at 10:20 a.m. will involve more than 10 million people. Listen to Z107.7 as radio personality Pat Michaels leads you in the Shake Out earthquake drill. Before Thursday, make sure you, your family, and co-workers or students know

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