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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ARRESTED WITH $500K+ IN WARRANTS

A Joshua Tree woman with more than $500,000 in misdemeanor warrants was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of drug possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped Toni Cagle, 31, as she was walking near the intersection of Sunset and El Cajon in Joshua Tree. The deputy determined that Cagle...
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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE IS FREE THIS WEEKEND

To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary this week, Joshua Tree National Park—and every other national park and monument in the country—will offer free admission this weekend. Ranger Pam Tripp has more…
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DESERT SOL TO PERFORM AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ELKS FUND-RAISER

The Morongo Basin’s favorite R&B and soul band will be featured at a special fund-raiser for the Twentynine Palms Elks Lodge at 6 p.m. tonight. Reporter Edica Gonzalez invites you to enjoy the sounds of Desert Sol…
The R&B and soul band Desert Sol will perform at a fundraising event...
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REGISTER NOW FOR YOUTH SOCCER AND VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department is taking registrations for its 2016 youth soccer league and youth volleyball league teams. Girls and boys ages 4 through 14 can register for soccer through Wednesday, September 7. The registration fee is $46 per child. Volleyball is open to girls and boys in...
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THEATRE 29’S “THE SECRET GARDEN” OPENS THIS WEEKEND

The musical “The Secret Garden,” the redemptive family tale of love, loss and renewal opened Friday for a five-week run through September 24, at Theatre 29. Based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, “The Secret Garden” tells the story of how 10-year-old Mary Lennox is sent to live with...
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BOOK READING TO BENEFIT MIL-TREE

A benefit for the non-profit Mil-Tree has planned a book reading by a Hollywood author. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has all the details…

A Hollywood costume designer and author who lives in Joshua Tree and Los Angeles will read from her book “Wear and Tear: The Threads of My Life”...
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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, August 27. The event begins at 8 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Volunteers will set up manual and battery-operated telescopes and guests may use them or...
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34-YEAR-OLD WONDER VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF MOLESTING CHILD UNDER 10

 A Wonder Valley man was arrested on warrants Wednesday morning, accused of child molestation and intimidating a witness. According to Sheriff’s reports, on December 28, 2015, the parents of a young girl reported that they just discovered that a family friend, later identified as Nicholas Buskirk, 34, had sexually molested their daughter....
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TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS ARRESTED FOR CHILD CRUELTY

Two Twentynine Palms parents were arrested Tuesday, accused of child cruelty. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 6300 block of Smoke Tree Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 7 p.m. July 20, for an unresponsive 4-month-old boy. The baby was taken to the Naval Hospital in Twentynine...
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APPROVAL OF JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL APPEALED TO THE STATE SUPREME COURT

The latest in the continuing story of the fight against putting a Dollar General store at Sunburst and the highway in Joshua Tree: Having lost their appeal of the approval the store by the State District Court of appeals, the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance is now filing for a...
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STATEWIDE TEST SCORES: GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS FOR LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

The state of California released standardized testing scores for our local school district. Reporter David Haldane says it was good news and bad news…
For the Morongo Unified School District, there’s good news and bad news in this week’s release of statewide test scores in math and English.
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“THE MUSICAL “SECRET GARDEN” OPENS TONIGHT AT THEATRE 29

The musical “The Secret Garden,” the redemptive family tale of love, loss and renewal opens tonight for a five-week run through September 24, at Theatre 29. The opening night gala of the hit three-time Tony-Award winning Broadway musical is sponsored by Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library and The Gladys Carol...
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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS CAST “KITCHEN WITCHES”

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley announce the cast of their upcoming comedy production, “Kitchen Witches, directed by award-winning actor/director Abe Daniels. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast list…
Director Abe Daniels has cast veteran actor Marty Neider as T.V. cooking show personality Dolly Biddle, a diva in her...
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CCR TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

If you are a CCR fan, a Credence Clearwater Revival tribute band will be featured in a free concert at Tortoise Rock Casino tonight. Reporter Kirby Davis has your family’s invitation…
Tortoise Rock Casino continues its month of concerts featuring tribute bands with a free concert Friday, August 26. Friday’s...
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL BEGINS IN EARNEST TONIGHT

High School football begins in earnest again tonight. The Yucca Valley High School Trojans will host Riverside Prep at home. The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats will travel away to Apple Valley to play Granite Hills High School. And the Joshua Springs High School Lightning will host Spring Mountain High...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION TAKING SIGN-UPS FOR YOUTH VOLLEYBALL

Twentynine Palms Recreation is taking registrations for its 2016 youth volleyball league. Girls and boys in the fourth through eighth grades can register at the Recreation Office at 74362 Joe Davis Drive, or online at www.29palms.org through Tuesday, September 6. Registration fee is $46 per participant. For information contact the Twentynine...
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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY YARD SALE TOMORROW

A huge, community-wide yard sale is set for Morongo Valley tomorrow, Reporter Mike Lipsitz says come on down to Covington Park…
Trash collectors and treasure hunters will want to head to Morongo Valley’s community yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 27. That’s when all of...
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PARK SERVICE TURNS 100, JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK JOINS THE OTHER 412 IN CELEBRATION

National Park Service supporters, visitors and staff are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service today at 413 parks nationwide. The NPS is inviting everyone to join the celebration by visiting a national park this week. There are hundreds of events taking place around the country to celebrate the centennial in...
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CONTRACT FRUSTRATION EVIDENT AT TUESDAY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The frustrations were evident at Tuesday’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District board. The school district’s teachers are into their second year without a contract, and teachers and board members are exasperated that the two sides have not yet been able to reach an agreement. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL IN SPECIAL MEETING THIS AFTERNOON

The Twentynine Palms City Council holds a special meeting tonight with only one item on the agenda: a resolution authorizing the city manager to accept property in preparation for Project Phoenix, a multi-million-dollar plan to revitalize the city’s commercial corridor along Highway 62. The city has already acquired several pieces...
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