TWO WOMEN BEGGING FOR BABY’S BURIAL FUNDS ARRESTED FOR CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT FRAUD

Two women, including a Yucca Valley woman, were arrested in San Bernardino for conspiracy to commit fraud. According to a Sheriff’s report, Chasity Doll, 26, of Loma Linda, was arrested for panhandling at the corner of Tippecanoe Avenue and Coulston Street in San Bernardino. An hour later, Michele Love,

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YUCCA VALLEY NON-PROFITS CAN SHARE IN MEASURE Y FUNDS

The Town of Yucca Valley is accepting applications from non-profits for partnership funding. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… Non-profits, public entities, and service groups are invited to apply for funds from the Measure Y partnership funding program. The funds for fiscal year 2017-18 are for organizations that enhance

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MITCHELL CAVERNS ARE REOPENING NOVEMBER 3

Mitchell Caverns, in the eastern Mojave Desert’s Providence Mountains State Recreation Area in Essex, is finally reopening. The caverns, which are the only limestone caves in the California State Parks system, will reopen to the public November 3 after being closed for more than six years. The 5,900-acre state recreation

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NOAA FORECASTS DRIER, WARMER WINTER FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (or NOAA) Climate Prediction Center released the U.S. Winter Outlook Thursday, with La Nina potentially emerging for the second year in a row as the biggest wildcard in how this year’s winter will shape up. La Nina has a 55- to 65-percent

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SIGN UP FOR GUIDED TOUR OF NOAH PURIFOY OUTDOOR ART MUSEUM

In commemoration of the centennial of the birth of renowned artist Noah Purifoy, a docent-guided group tour will be offered at his outdoor art installation. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to sign up…

In commemoration of the centennial of the birth of renowned artist Noah Purifoy, the Noah Purifoy

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BUY TICKETS NOW FOR BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB BLUE AND WHITE GALA

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert will hold its annual blue and white gala live and silent auction fund-raiser Saturday, November 4, set for Saturday, November 4. It will be a night of 1920s rip-roaring fun. The evening will feature a live and silent auction, wine and cheese

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PARADE OF HOMES NEEDS SPONSORS

The 14th annual Reach Out Morongo Basin “Parade of Homes” fund-raiser is set for Sunday, February 18. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says now is the time to sign on as a sponsor …

Reach Out Morongo Basin’s annual “Parade of Homes” is the organization’s primary fundraiser. It brings in thousands

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MISSING HIKERS’ DEATHS CALLED MURDER-SUICIDE

The county coroner’s office has classified the deaths of two hikers who went missing in Joshua Tree National Park as a murder-suicide. Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 21, had been reported missing July 28 when they did not check out of their vacation rental in Joshua Tree, but all

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FINAL WEEKEND OF “THE MOUSETRAP” AT THEATRE 29

This is your last chance to see the world’s longest-running play, “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie, at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms. The play will be performed 7 p.m. tonight, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Reporter Rebecca Havely gives an overview of the play…

The world’s longest running play, “The Mousetrap”

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FINAL WEEKEND OF OPEN STUDIO ART TOURS

This is the final weekend of the annual Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours. More than 135 artists will showcase their work at 85 locations throughout the Morongo Basin: Morongo Valley, Pioneertown, Landers, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, and Wonder Valley. Get your catalogs at local visitors

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FINAL WEEKEND OF PIONEER DAYS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

This is the second weekend of Pioneer Days in Twentynine Palms. Start your day today with the fire department’s pancake breakfast, followed by a 5K run/walk, the parade, and then the Old-Timers’ Gathering. Other events on Saturday include a military dog and explosive ordnance demonstration, a game truck competition, a

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MISSING HIKERS' DEATHS CALLED MURDER-SUICIDE

The county coroner’s office has classified the deaths of two hikers who went missing in Joshua Tree National Park as a murder-suicide. Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 21, had been reported missing July 28 when they did not check out of their vacation rental in Joshua Tree, but all

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PUBLIC'S HELP SOUGHT IN FINDING MAN SUSPECTED OF ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING

Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating a Twentynine Palms man suspected of trying to kidnap a 14-year-old girl. According to a Sheriff’s report, the girl was outside her home on Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms about 3 p.m. Thursday when a man, later identified as Freddie

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LANDERS MEN ATTACK MAN, HE TURNS TABLES AND STABS THEM 

A man who was lured out of his mother’s home to be beat up turned the tables on his assailants and stabbed them in Landers Thursday morning. According to the victim, who was identified only as being from Los Angeles, he was visiting his mother in Landers when they came

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CHP GETS GRANT TO CRACK DOWN ON SPEEDING AND AGGRESSIVE DRIVING

Speed and aggressive driving, the main causes of traffic collisions in California, will be the focus of a year-long education and enforcement campaign by the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP received a federal traffic safety grant, titled Regulate Aggressive Driving and Reduce Speed II, which it will use to educate

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY CHILI DINNER SATURDAY

Don’t cook after a long day of Hwy 62 Art Tours and Pioneers Days events; the 29 Palms Art Gallery is offering its annual chili dinner fundraiser October 21. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how you can get tickets…

Tickets are on sale now for the 29 Palms Art Gallery’s

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CLOSED TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE COMMISSARY OFFERING SIDEWALK SALES

While the Twentynine Palms Marine Base commissary is still closed, the store will hold sidewalk sales every day until it re-opens. From 1 to 5 p.m., residents with commissary privileges can buy diapers and baby formula, cleaning supplies, toiletries, paper products, canned foods, cereals, snacks, sodas, and water. The commissary

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METEOR SHOWER PEAKS TONIGHT

Desert residents will be able to see one of the best meteor showers of the year this weekend. The Orionids are some of the fastest and brightest of all the meteors because the Earth is hitting them head-on as it travels through the debris from Halley’s Comet. While Halley’s Comet

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HELICOPTER RESCUES HIKER IN 49 PALMS CANYON NEAR TWENTYNINE PALMS

A New York man was rescued by a Sheriff’s helicopter while he was hiking near 49 Palms Canyon in Twentynine Palms Tuesday afternoon. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Terrence Ohalloran called about 4:40 p.m. to report he had been hiking but was lost. He said he had a bottle of

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2,000 MOTORCYCLE RIDERS CAMPING IN JOSHUA TREE THIS WEEKEND

If you think you’re seeing more motorcycle riders on the roads this weekend, you’re right. Babes Ride Out is a weekend gathering of about 2,000 female motorcycle riders will be spending the weekend at the Joshua Tree Lake campground. Watch out for motorcycle riders, not only this weekend, but all

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