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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR HOME INVASION AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday night, accused of a home invasion robbery and high-speed pursuit. The Sheriff’s Department said residents in the 6400 block of Goleta Avenue in Yucca Valley called just before 10 p.m. to report that a man had broken into their home and stolen their car. About 2:30 a.m. Friday morning,...
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1 KILLED, 1 INJURED IN TWO FALLS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OVER THE WEEKEND

County firefighters responded to two separate rock-climbing falls in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday, in which one man was killed and another seriously injured. About 4:10 p.m., the man, whose name has not yet been released by the Coroner’s Department, was climbing the Cyclops route near Hidden Valley when he fell about...
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FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE AND RV IN LANDERS EARLY MONDAY MORNING

A house and RV are a total loss following a fire in Landers early this morning. According to San Bernardino County Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and CalFire were called to the 58400 block of Botkin Road at 1:50 a.m. Tuttle said the...
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WILDFLOWER BLOOM A LITTLE LATE AND FARTHER SOUTH

This year’s wildflower bloom is a little late and pretty far south. Reporter David Haldane made the drive for his first whiff of spring…
It took a lot longer than we expected. All the way down Pinto Basin Road, nearly two hours, to the Cottonwood Visitor Center in Joshua Tree...
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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DIRECTOR VICTORIA FULLER HAS PASSED AWAY

The Joshua Basin Water District announced the passing of Board Member, Victoria Fuller. JBWD Board President Mickey Luckman said, “Director Fuller was deeply committed and invested in the welfare of our community for many years and on many fronts. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family and many close...
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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, March 28, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Blood donors are especially needed to help fill a nationwide shortage. All blood types are needed. Donors will receive incentives. Those aged 18 to 44...
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SIGNUP FOR THE GRUBSTAKE DAYS BEARD CONTEST

Gentlemen, it’s time to start your whiskers! Grubstake Days is just 60 days away and if you want to have the best Grubstake Beard ever, time to start growing and grooming. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to sign up…
Hey mutton chops! Think your beard is awesome? Enter...
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INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION IN OUR MORONGO BASIN SKY TONIGHT

Theatre 29’s production of Disney’s Mary Poppins had young and old alike searching the night sky for signs of the magical, flying nanny. While the production ended yesterday, there is reason to keep your eyes on the night sky this week. Traveling at about 17,500 miles per hour, the International Space...
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TORTOISE ROCK AND SPOTLIGHT 29 CASINOS HIRING

Tortoise Rock and Spotlight 29 Casinos are hiring for more than 25 full- and part-time positions at both casinos. A variety of positions are available, including food and beverage, table games and more. Interested applicants should apply in person, bring their resumes, and dress interview-ready.
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SEE’S CANDY AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

There’s still time to get your Easter candy to support the Joshua Tree Library. Kirby Davis tells how you can get your goodies and support the Friends of the Library…
Now through April 15, the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library have See’s Easter Candy available for purchase at the...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

Friday, the Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans softball team visited Coachella Valley High School, taking the win in extra innings with a score of 4-3.

The Lady Trojans took an early lead with Nicolette Majors hitting a home run, bringing in junior Kloee Scaccianoce. After another score on a steal...
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JOSHUA TREE LOCAL FOOD PROGRAM

If you like good food and good people, reporter Mike Lipsitz says make time for the Joshua Tree Local Food Program …
This month, the free Joshua Tree Local Food Program celebrates Mexican cuisine at the all vegetarian community dinner and produce giveaway. You’re invited this Sunday, March 26 from...
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MAKE YOUR OWN BRUSHES AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY WORKSHOP

Learn to make your own artists brushes at a two-day workshop. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the details…
The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold a two-day brush-making workshop with internationally renowned brush make Glenn Grishkoff. Participants will make eight to 10 brushes that can be used for ink,...
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FREE TENNIS LESSONS FOR ADULTS

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play tennis, here’s your chance. Reporter Kirby Davis has the details…
The Morongo Basin Tennis Association will offer lessons for adults, beginning April 1. The first four lessons are free and lessons for the next eight weeks are at low cost. Lessons will...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports Monday, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ tennis team will travel away to Thermal to play Coachella Valley High School. First serve is at 3:15 p.m.

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DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING SHOTS FIRED FIND TWO BODIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

UPDATE 3/25 8 a.m.

The Sheriff’s Department has not released any additional details about the shooting, and despite a call requesting confirmation, the coroner’s office has not released the victim’s names yet. But friends of the victims have said they are Renee Neper Metcalf, 62, and Christy Pratt McKissic, 33.

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"A FEW GOOD MEN" PERFORMS FINAL WEEKEND

The St. Joseph’s Players will end their run of “A Few Good Men” with two performances this weekend. Saturday evening at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Staff reporter Sara Snyder says tickets are still available…
This dramatic courtroom thriller follows a Navy lawyer who has...
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POWER OF MUSIC AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

The next topic at Lifetree Café is the power of music. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has all the details…
The power of music to affect our moods, enhance our mental state, and aid in our physical wellbeing is the next topic at Lifetree Café. The free program, “Unlocking the Mystery...
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SIGN UP TODAY FOR YUCCA VALLEY LOBOS AND CHEER TEAMS

The Yucca Valley Lobos and youth tackle football and cheer teams will hold their final early registration day on Saturday, March 25. Players who sign up will receive an early bird discount of $25 on the registration fee. Registration is from 5 to 7 p.m. at Papa’s Smoke House, 5609...
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GET JUNGLE FEVER AT STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCE TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club will hold a dance Saturday, March 11. The theme is “Jungle Fever.” Line dancing will be held 7 to 7:30 p.m. and between tips; square dancing is 7:30 to 10 p.m. Bill “Tex” Gipson will be calling squares; Linda Sande will be cueing lines....
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