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JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER SAYS LAND CLEARING IS NECESSARY AND FAIR

Every day, thousands of motorists pass by the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, and only a fraction of them are likely to notice the subtle physical changes that take place on the 400 acres it has occupied for 80 years. But earlier this week, when the facility cleared three acres at...
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NEARBY BOGART FIRE MAY BRING SMOKE TO OUR MORONGO BASIN

A wildfire ripped through more than 1,200 acres in the Bogart Park area in nearby Cherry Valley, northeast of Banning and Beaumont Tuesday, burning an outbuilding and triggering the evacuation of roughly 700 residents, fire officials say. The blaze was 20 percent contained at 7:00 a.m. this morning. Cal Fire...
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WOMAN SUFFERS MINOR INJURY IN CAR VERSUS POWER POLE CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY

A woman suffered only minimal injuries following a crash in Morongo Valley last night. Just after 11 p.m., the woman was driving a cross-over SUV-type vehicle westbound on Highway 62 when for unknown reasons, the car left the road and crashed into a power pole at Big Morongo Canyon Road....
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DOVE HUNTING SEASON OPENS TOMORROW

This reminder, you may hear the sound of gunfire in some areas as dove hunting season opens tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details…
The opening day of dove hunting is September 1. As a result, Sheriff’s dispatch is usually flooded with numerous “shots heard” and “man-with-a-gun” calls. Dove hunting...
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MANE STREET STAMPEDE LOOKING FOR WESTERN REENACTORS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show, the cowboy-clad volunteers that perform Saturday in Pioneertown, are looking for volunteer gunfight reenactor’s. No acting experience is needed; they can train you in the art of comedy western performing. Shows re-start this Saturday, September 3, and run through the end of October...
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WE REVIEW “THE SECRET GARDEN” AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29’s production of the musical “The Secret Garden” directed by Kathryn Ferguson, opened last weekend to enthusiastic audiences. The classic tale follows the story of young Mary Lennox. After losing her parents, she finds family she never knew she had. Through the charms of a mystical garden, she helps...
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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN’S AGAPE GROUP TO HEAR SPEAKER TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Women’s Agape International will host a special speaker at its meeting tomorrow, Thursday, September 1. Christine Potter teaches people how to awaken their inner spirit and live in the spirit’s realm. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at Sizzler in Yucca Valley. The cost of dinner is $16.60....
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MOJAVE TRAILS MONUMENT OPEN HOUSE MEETING TONIGHT

The BLM wants to hear from you about the new National Trails National Monument. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says they meet locally tonight…
The Bureau of Land Management wants to know what you find most valuable within the newly designated Mojave Trails National Monument. Your input will be used as part...
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CALIFORNIA MAY CHANGE HOW PEOPLE VOTE

The State of California is considering scrapping the neighborhood polling place by 2018 in favor of more vote-by-mail balloting and new “Vote Centers.” Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…
A majority of California voters vote by mail, but for people who still want to cast a ballot in person, voting centers would...
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LA CONTENTA BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT TOMORROW

La Contenta Middle School in Yucca Valley will hold its back-to-school night for parents Thursday, September 1. Parents will have the opportunity to visit their children’s classrooms and meet their teachers from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Parents should bring their child’s schedule. An overview will be given of the curriculum, procedures, and policies....
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SEASON OPENER WIN FOR 29 PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Yesterday, the Twentynine Palms High School Lady Wildcats volleyball team traveled to Indio and beat the Rajahs 25-21, 25-13, and 25-20. Coach Missy Bond said the LadyCats were led by senior Tatiyanna Mackall, who had six kills, two solo blocks, and three ace serves. Junior Lindsey Scamman four kills, five solo...
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MAN ESCAPES INJURY FOLLOWING CRASH OF ULTRALIGHT

A man escaped injury following a crash of an ultralight aircraft in the Flamingo Heights neighborhood of Yucca Valley Monday evening. Just after 7 p.m., the man was coming in for a landing in the 600 block of Cherokee Trail, just west of Old Woman Springs Road, and missed the...
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LANDERS HOME SERIOUSLY DAMAGED IN FIRE THIS MORNING

A Landers home suffered serious damage in a fire early this morning. Just before 5 a.m., firefighters were called to a possible attic fire in the 3600 block of Dusty Mile Road, and found heavy smoke and flames showing when they arrived about 5:15 a.m. They had the fire knocked...
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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS MEN ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Monday night, accused of burglary. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies responded to the 5000 block of Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms just after 11 p.m. for a burglary. Deputies found that unknown suspects had forced entry into the Golden Barber. The owner was...
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NOW ADVERSARIAL, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND TEACHERS TO TRY FACT-FINDING

The standoff between the local teacher’s union and the Morongo Unified School District over a new contract has spiraled into what is now being described as arguing sessions as the negotiations have turned bitter. As teachers now enter their second year without a contract, Reporter David Haldane says the two...
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BATTLING COUPLE BOTH ARRESTED FOR FELONY SPOUSAL ABUSE

Two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Friday, following a fight in which they beat each other up. According to a Sheriff’s report, Mariela Martinez, 28, and Shawn Weems, 27, got into an argument in the 73700 block of Raymond Drive about 6:30 p.m. that became physical when Martinez hit Weems and threw objects...
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AN ARREST FOR STOLEN PROPERTY, DRUGS IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man with a warrant for his arrest for possession of stolen property was arrested Friday. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies received a tip that Jason Delay, 44, was at a home in the 58800 block of Yucca Trail about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. When deputies arrived, Delay escaped out his...
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FORMER YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR, HOSPITAL BOARD MEMBER ELLIN LOVELESS RETIRING

A local businesswoman with a remarkable record of community service is retiring. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says Ellin Loveless will host a goodbye this Thursday and Friday…
A new chapter is beginning Friday for a long-time Yucca Valley resident. Ellin Loveless, the owner of Advanced Hearing Solutions, is retiring after...
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THEATRE 29 HOLDS ADDITIONAL AUDITIONS FOR “HALLOWEEN HAUNT” TONIGHT

Theatre 29 is extending auditions another day and holding auditions again tonight for the upcoming “Halloween Haunt.” A haunted mansion that was unknowingly built on top of an abandoned mine after it’s’ collapse. “Resurgence” is the premise for this year’s Halloween Haunt at Theatre 29. Director Cyrus Short is holding...
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LOCAL MUSICIAN STARTS KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN TO FINISH DEBUT ALBUM

Tonight, popular local singer-guitarist Dana Larson is launching her Kickstarter project, part 2, for her debut album of original music. A few years ago, with the help of Kickstarter and supporters who pledged, Larson succeeded in getting the funds she needed to completely record her dream album and it’s now...
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