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SKY’S THE LIMIT TO HOLD STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, September 24. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will end about 11:30, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will be Saturn, Mars Neptune and Uranus, as well as the...
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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN CONVICTED OF EMBEZZLING FROM SCHOOL DISTRICT

A Joshua Tree woman was convicted Wednesday of embezzling from the Morongo Unified School District. Karin Buttinelli, 50, worked in the school district’s payroll and benefits office when she gave herself 68 hours of overtime that she did not earn in August and October 2014, for a total of $1,927. Jurors heard...
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CHP INVESTIGATING ROLL-OVER CRASH IN PIONEERTOWN

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a roll-over crash in Pioneertown Thursday afternoon. County firefighters from Yucca Mesa who were called to the crash about 5:10 p.m. near Pipes Canyon Road and Rim Rock Road found a white Nissan truck on its passenger side in a home’s front yard, but...
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PUBLIC LANDS DAY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AND BIG MORONGO CANYON

Joshua Tree National Park and the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve invite volunteers to the 23rd annual National Public Lands Day events. Reporter Rebecca Havley tells us what’s going on in Joshua Tree National Park…
Mark your calendar on Saturday, September 24 from 8 a.m. till noon. National Public Lands...
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ALL BLOOD DONATIONS MUST NOW BE CHECKED FOR THE ZIKA VIRUS

LifeStream blood bank has started testing all blood donations for the Zika virus, in compliance with FDA recommendations. If potential donors decline to have their blood tested for Zika, they will not be able to give blood. A LifeStream spokesman said testing for the Zika virus ensures the continued safety...
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COMMUNITY BASED RENEWABLES MEETING TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Conservation association sponsors the Desert-Wise living series. Tomorrow’s program takes a close look at community-based renewable energy. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation…
Moving Toward Community-Based Renewable Energy. That’s the theme of this Saturday’s Desert-Wise Living Series which will focus on energy-dependent water delivery, conservation, and the...
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RACE OF THE CENTURY BRINGS ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLES TO 29 PALMS TOMORROW

The Race of the Century—a cross-country motorcycle race featuring motorcycles that are at least 100 years old—will be making a stop in Twentynine Palms tomorrow. Only 100 riders, whose motorcycles were manufactured in 1916 or earlier, will be riding 3,400 miles across country in the Race of the Century, also...
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MOJAVE VIPER YOUNG MARINE PROGRAM RECRUITING

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting this evening. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more about children who want to earn the title…
The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good kids who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is...
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WILD WEST STAMPEDE WESTERN REENACTMENTS IN PIONEERTOWN SATURDAYS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show, the cowboy-clad re-enactment volunteers, performs Saturdays in historic Pioneertown. Shows start at 2:30 p.m. at Pioneer Bowl on Mane Street. For more information about becoming part of the troupe, call Paden at 760-366-3333. The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show is 100 percent family oriented and...
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JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Tonight’s Live at the Rock free concert series pays homage to the Man in Black with Johnny Cash tribute band, the Mighty Cash Cats. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says get ready to “Walk the Line” at Tortoise Rock Casino tonight …
A Johnny Cash tribute band, the Mighty Cash Cats,...
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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, September 26. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

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MESA FEST CHARITY EVENT TOMORROW

 Mesa Fest, an inaugural charity event that supports the Yucca Mesa Community Center, is tomorrow. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation…
The Yucca Mesa fall festival, Mesa Fest, will take place Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy the chili cook off, craft beer garden,...
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STAR TWIRLERS CRAZY HAT SQUARE AND LINE DANCING TOMORROW NIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance club is hosting a crazy hat line and square dance tomorrow, Saturday, September 24. Line dancing will be held 7 to 7:30 and between tips; square dancing is at 7:30 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge, on Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. Wear your craziest hat. Admission is $7...
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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TOMORROW

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, September 24. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will end about 11:30, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will be Saturn, Mars Neptune and Uranus, as well as the...
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JEWISH HIGH HOLIDAYS OBSERVANCES

Observations of the upcoming Jewish High Holidays are available to Morongo Basin residents. Reporter Davis Haldane tells you how to participate…
If you’re wondering where to go for the Jewish High Holidays, you’re in luck: The Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and the Desert Area is sponsoring free observances open...
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

In high school sports tonight, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team will travel to play Palo Verde High School.
The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team will host Big Bear at home tonight. 
Both games start at 7 p.m.
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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED IN STABBING WEDNESDAY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of stabbing a woman during an argument. According to a Sheriff’s report, Earnest Finister, 53, was arguing with the woman about 1 p.m. in the 56600 block of Mountain View Trail when he allegedly stabbed her multiple times in both arms with...
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MORONGO VALLEY POST OFFICE VANDALIZED, MAIL POSSIBLY STOLEN

The Morongo Valley Post Office was vandalized and mail was possibly stolen from numerous post office boxes Monday night. Postal employees noticed when they arrived at work Tuesday morning that multiple post office boxes had been pried open. Stealing mail is a federal offense, and postal inspectors are investigating the suspected mail theft. Anyone...
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VANDALISM TO JOSHUA TREE CIRCLE K

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating two incidents of vandalism in two days at the Circle K convenience store in Joshua Tree. About midnight Monday night, the front window next to the door was shattered by a high-powered BB gun. When the window was being replaced Tuesday afternoon, the store manager noticed that a second...
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YUCCA MESA FIRE STATION GETS NEW MEDIC ENGINE

When you’re responding to 1,200 calls a year, fire engines quickly rack up the miles. After 20 years and 340,000 miles, Yucca Mesa Fire Station 42 received a new medic fire engine a few months ago. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the engine has all the latest gear…
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