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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS SUMMER HIKING SAFETY TIPS

With the summer’s heat, locals and visitors who hike in Joshua Tree National Park need to take extra precautions. Park Spokesman George Land has some summer hiking safety tips…

Hot summer weather is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up hiking in the park. As long as...
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JUPITER, SATURN AND THE MILKY WAY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, July 15. The event begins at 8:45 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights of the night sky include the summer Milky...
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JOHN FURBEE OF DESERT HOT SPRINGS DIED WEDNESDAY

John Furbee, a resident of Desert Hot Springs for more than 50 years, died Wednesday following an extended illness. He was 87. Furbee, a pillar of the community, was a noted philanthropist, businessman, civic leader, and youth supporter. The city’s aquatic center was named after him. Furbee was a former...
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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS SUMMER HIKING SAFETY TIPS

With the summer’s heat, locals and visitors who hike in Joshua Tree National Park need to take extra precautions. Park Spokesman George Land has some summer hiking safety tips…

Hot summer weather is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up hiking in the park. As long as...
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YUCCA VALLEY MAN INJURED BY ACCIDENTAL GUNSHOT

A Yucca Valley man cleaning his pistol accidentally shot himself Wednesday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man, who was not identified, was cleaning his Springfield XD 40-caliber pistol in his garage about 10 p.m. The man neglected to check to see if the chamber was clear. When he...
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IMPROV TROUPE “BAKER’S DOZEN” AT THEATRE 29 SATURDAY NIGHT

The Theatre 29 Improv group, “Baker’s Dozen,” will strike again tomorrow night. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details…

“The Baker’s Dozen,” Theatre 29’s new improvisational comedy troupe, debuted last month to a packed house and rave reviews. This Saturday, July 15, they perform again at 7 p.m. with an all new...
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COLLEGE BOARD GETS GOOD NEWS ON GOALS, APPROVES TRUCK-DRIVING CLASS

With a month away from the start of the fall semester, there was much to talk about at the CMC Board of Trustees meeting yesterday. The Classified Senate raised $5,085 for student scholarships at this year’s Bowl-A-Thon, the most EVER raised in 16 years. The Institutional Effectiveness Report showed an...
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A YOUNG GIRL IN YUCCA VALLEY HAS OLYMPIC BMX DREAMS

A young girl in Yucca Valley has some big dreams. Reporter David Haldane explains…

Flash forward to 2024. It’s the summer Olympics, and representing the US in Cycling BMX is—wait for it—Kuylee Pettit, the Yucca Valley bicycling champion!

At least that’s 11-year-old Kuylee’s dream.

She’s been competing in the event—also known as Bicycle...
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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting Monday, July 17. The council represents the communities of Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley. Representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, as well as County Fire and CalFire will be in attendance. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. at...
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DEADLINE TOMORROW FOR 5TH ANNUAL ART EXPOSITION

Artists hoping to win cash prizes and recognition in the fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition have until midnight tomorrow to enter. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how…

The deadline to enter artwork for the fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition and Juried Exhibition is midnight...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF ’67 PLANS 50TH REUNION

Twentynine Palms High School Class of ’67 is inviting ALL Wildcats to join in their 50th class reunion. It happens Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, at Desert Princess Resort in Palm Springs. 007 and The Souls will be performing your classic rock favorites on Saturday night, and dinner...
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TOWER OF POWER TRIBUTE AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Now in its third season, the Tortoise Rock Casino Live at the Rock free Friday night concert series salutes Tower of Power with a local band. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on tonight’s tribute to funk and soul with Twentynine Palms’ own Desert Sol…

Get up and move with the powerful...
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YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT FEATURES DIXIE MUSIC TOMORROW

Yucca Valley will hold the second of six concerts in its summer concert series this weekend. Managing editor Tami Roleff says this week’s band plays Dixie music…

The 23rd annual summer concert series, co-hosted by the town of Yucca Valley, Hi-Desert Publishing, and Z107.7, continues Saturday, July 15, with Persuasion. Enjoy...
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GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP CELEBRATES 18 YEARS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS WITH MORONGO VALLEY BBQ

The Gospel Fellowship Christian Center of 29 Palms will hold a free barbecue to celebrate 18 years of ministry this Saturday, July 15. There will be food, games, and activities for kids of all ages from noon to 4 at the Morongo Valley Community Center in Covington Park. For more...
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ADD ICE TO YOUR CELL PHONE

Adding an In Case of Emergency, or ICE, contact to your cell phone can help emergency personnel contact your friends or loved ones if you are badly injured in an accident and can’t speak for yourself. Reporter Edica Gonzalez explains this simple idea…

Your emergency contact person should be someone who...
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MARINE CORPS SHORTENS TIME FOR JOHNSON VALLEY TRAINING EXERCISE

The United States Marine Corps has announced it has shortened the time it needs for military training in the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area. Originally, the shared use area was to be closed for the entire month of August while the Marines conducted a large-scale exercise. The Marine Corps announced...
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BLOOD SUPPLIES ARE DANGEROUSLY LOW, DONORS NEEDED

Blood supplies across the country are at dangerously low levels following a severe decline in blood donations following the Fourth of July holiday. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in on the details…

Locally, extreme heat has resulted in lower than expected turnouts at blood drives. Blood is constantly in demand to...
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CONGRESSMAN COOK WANTS 23 OF 27 NATIONAL MONUMENTS RESCINDED OR REDUCED

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley was one of 17 members of Congress who sent a letter last month to the Secretary of the Interior, urging him to rescind or reduce in size 23 of 27 national monuments created under the Antiquities Act. Secretary Ryan Zinke is reviewing the national...
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ANIMAL ADOPTION DAY SATURDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Saturday would be a great day to bring a new furry family member home to your household. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more on pet adoption day at the Twentynine Palms animal shelter…

If you have the space, the Twentynine Palms animal shelter has the companion for you. The Palms-N-Paws animal...
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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER ATV CHASE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early Tuesday morning after he led a deputy on a chase while driving an all-terrain vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on an ATV, driven by Michael Martin, 27, in Joshua Tree about 11:20 p.m. Martin...
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