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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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CHILI DINNER TONIGHT AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

With information about the chili dinner, Rebecca Havely joins us again..

The Pioneer Days annual chili dinner, set for 5 to 8 p.m. tonight, is served on the patio of the 29 Palms Art Gallery and includes meat and vegetarian chili, salad, cornbread, plus a variety of desserts. A no-host bar...
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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR MAKING CRIMINAL THREATS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of making criminal threats. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, a man, later identified as Juan Alcaraz, 51, went to a business in the 7100 block of Mohawk Trail about 4:30 p.m., and told everyone in the shop that he...
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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO STEAL

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday, accused of trying to steal tires. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 6400 block of Park Boulevard called deputies about 9 p.m. to report he just caught a man, later identified as William Hampton, 46, in his yard. The caller...
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THE TRUTH ABOUT RACISM EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

The Lifetree Cafe will be hosting an open discussion on the topics of race and racism in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has information on the event and how you can attend…

Racism is one of the toughest topics to address in America, but Lifetree Café believes that it is possible...
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BABES RIDE OUT IN JOSHUA TREE

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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CHECK OUT METEOR SHOWER 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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PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT VFW SUNDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up Cindy’s pancake breakfast special Sunday from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS WINS DECISIVELY OVER DESERT MIRAGE HIGH SCHOOL

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycat varsity tennis team traveled to Desert Mirage to take on the Rams. The Ladycats came away with a decisive win, 17 to 1.

In singles action, the Ladycats were led by Alicia Gilchrist, Tamesha Jefferson, and Shaelita Chestnut, who swept all three of their sets.

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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 upon...
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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 motorists...
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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 annual...
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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...
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REACH OUT LOOKING FOR PARADE HOMES

Reach Out Morongo Basin’s annual “Parade of Homes” has become a February tradition for many desert dwellers. For the past 13 years, many hundreds have set out on the tour, while many others have opened their hearts and homes to them. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this on how you can...
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JOSHUA TREE VFW FISH AND CHIPS TONIGHT, BREAKFAST SUNDAY, TACOS WEDNESDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up Jill’s fish and chips dinner tonight, (Friday, October 20) from 4 to 6 p.m. Two pieces of fish are $7; three pieces are $8. On Sunday, be sure to come enjoy Cindy’s pancake breakfast special from 8 to...
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FREE LECTURE ON A-FIB AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER NEXT WEEK

A series of free lectures continues next week at Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. Reporter Eric Knabe says the lecture this coming Wednesday will feature a-fib…

Physicians from Hi-Desert Medical Center are offering lectures on key topics to help residents be more informed about their health. Wednesday, October 25, learn...
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