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 never seen

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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 of

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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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PAVING UNDERWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY SEWER PROJECT PHASE 1, AREA A

A milestone in the Yucca Valley Sewer project: The Hi-Desert Water District has started paving streets in Phase 1, Area A, in the east section of Paradise Valley neighborhood of Yucca Valley. The street paving of Area A is expected to be completed by the end of this week, weather

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HAWK’S LANDING HOSTS QUALIFYING ROUNDS FOR WORLD LONG DRIVE CHAMPIONSHIP

The Golf Channel will be taping this weekend as Hawk’s Landing Golf Club in Yucca Valley will host the opening qualifying rounds for the World Long Drive championship. The competition, held today and tomorrow, March 24 and 25, will give qualifying long drivers the chance to see how they stack

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FREE TAX PREPARATION OFFERED FOR LOW-INCOME CALIFORNIANS 

In the final weeks before the April 18 tax deadline, Californians are reminded of free tax preparation centers and tax credits. Thousands of California families are unaware they are eligible for an even larger tax refund by claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit. Kirby Davis has more about how you

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN, ON PROBATION, FOUND WITH CANE-SWORD

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday night, accused of possessing a cane sword while on probation. A Sheriff’s report said a deputy made a pedestrian check on Kenneth Ames, 40, about 11 p.m. at Linda Lee Drive and David Avenue. A records check showed that Ames was on felony

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LIFETREE CAFÉ DISCUSSES THE POWER OF MUSIC SUNDAY

The Lifetree Café program in Twentynine Palms will look at unlocking the mystery of music this Sunday. Reporter Edica Gonzales has 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,

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BLOOD DRIVE AT WAL-MART TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, March 25, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free

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WOOF WALK, PET FASHION SHOW IN YUCCA VALLEY

The sixth annual Woof Walk in the Morongo Basin Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The event features raffles, door prizes, auctions, vendors, pet contests, and of course, a dog parade. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown. A blessing of the animals will

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STAR TWIRLERS “JUNGLE FEVER” SQUARE AND LINE DANCE TOMORROW

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club will hold a dance Saturday, March 25. 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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JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE BAND 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 Might Cash Cats. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says get ready to “Walk the Line” at Tortoise Rock Casino tonight … Johnny Cash tribute band, the Mighty Cash Cats, is

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER BASEBALL BAT ATTACK

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Tuesday, accused of hitting her roommate with a baseball bat. Sheriff’s reports say a deputy was called to the 73800 block of Cactus Drive in Twentynine Palms about 5 a.m. because a man said Montisha Harris, 24, hit him in the face and arm

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AN UPDATE ON THE YUCCA VALLEY SEWER PROJECT

The Yucca Valley Town Council received an update on the sewer project from the HI-Desert Water District at its meeting Tuesday night. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… Construction and repaving in the Paradise Park neighborhood is nearly complete. The construction process includes a 30-day notification to residents,

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FIVE ARRESTED IN TWO INCIDENTS OF IDENTITY THEFT

Three people were arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of identity theft. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a black Acura about 2 a.m. at Adobe Road and Cactus Drive in Twentynine Palms because it didn’t have any license plates. Inside the vehicle were Lisa Pacheco, 39, of Yucca

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CAMPING AT CAPACITY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is struggling with over capacity visitation and managing the crowds. Park Ranger George Land is warning prospective visitors that there are just not enough Park camping sites to go around and there are rules on camping… As visitation to Joshua Tree National Park increases, many people

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SHERIFF INVESTIGATING CASE OF CHECK FRAUD

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of check fraud, in which the suspect whited out the recipient’s name and inserted their own name. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim had her mail stolen from her mailbox in Joshua Tree sometime in February. When the victim received a cancellation

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THIS SUNDAY IS “WATER EDUCATION DAY” IN JOSHUA TREE

Think you can’t you wash your car with just a half gallon of water? Well you can. Learn how at the fourth annual Water Education Day. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says there’s a lot of more to know about water and where you can soak it all up… Sunday, March 26,

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