ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT SOUGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man suspected of armed robbery in Yucca Valley last night. According to a Sheriff’s report, just after 7 p.m., a man, wearing a beanie and dreadlocks and a yellow reflective vest, walked into No Limits, in the 57500 block of 29 Palms Highway,

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TWO HIKER RESCUES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Two hikers were rescued in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday in separate incidents. On Saturday, a 21-year-old man from Great Britain was hiking in the Rattlesnake Canyon area when he became separated from the others in his party. Search and rescue teams from Joshua Tree National Park, Desert Search and

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TO HEAR LAFCO FINDINGS TOMORROW

Reacting to complaints from a Morongo Valley CSD board member. LAFCO, the Local Agency Formation Commission, recently conducted an investigation in to the workings of the CSD. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says they will review their findings with the CSD Board tomorrow night… In August 2014, the Local Agency Formation Commission

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DRIVER ESCAPES SERIOUS INJURIES IN SINGLE-VEHICLE ROLLOVER CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY MONDAY

A man escaped serious injury following a single-vehicle rollover crash in Morongo Valley Monday afternoon. According to Morongo Valley Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, firefighters were notified of the crash at Highway 62 and Fox Trail about 3 p.m. by someone who walked into the station. The unidentified driver was traveling

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF VEHICLE THEFT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday night after he was found with a off-road vehicle that had been reported stolen in June. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was checking vehicles in a motel parking lot in Yucca Valley about 10:30 p.m. He determined a 2001 Yamaha Banshee

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20TH ANNUAL MORONGO BASIN ORCHID FESTIVAL IN LANDERS THIS WEEKEND

Make plans to be at the 20th annual Orchid Festival in Landers this weekend. The event will also mark the 40th anniversary of Gubler Orchids and their significant contributions to the region Reporter David Knutson has your invitation… The 20th Annual Orchid Festival is going on October 3 and October

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ORCHID SHOW 5K RUN CANCELED

The Orchid Festival’s 5K run, originally set for Saturday morning in Landers, has been canceled. However, the rest of the orchid fest’s events will continue as scheduled, including balloon rides, orchid classes, wine and cheese tasting, live music, and fireworks on Saturday night. For a complete schedule of events, go

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JOHNSON VALLEY OKTOBERFEST THIS SATURDAY

The Community of Johnson Valley will be putting on a Oktoberfest this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz gets out his oompah… There’s probably no better way to get into the spirit of fall than by attending Johnson Valley’s Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 3 at the Johnson Valley Community Center. The patio

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ART SHOW RECEPTION FRIDAY AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Commission will hold a reception for the opening of its members’ show on Friday, October 2, from 5 to 8 at the 29 Palms Art Gallery in Twentynine Palms. Artists who are participating in the annual Open Studio Art Tours will have one piece of

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YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION SWAP MEET SATURDAY

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold a community swap meet Saturday, October 3. The swap meet will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Yucca Mesa Community Center on Balsa Avenue, just north of Aberdeen. Vendor spaces are $15 and vendor set-up begins at 6 a.m.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL IMPROV SHOW THIS FRIDAY

Some theatrical fun with the talented students of Twentynine Palms High School this Friday. ROP Broadcast student Amy Fangmeyer invites you to the acting Department’s Improv Show… Are you looking for a night full of laughter? And endless amount of jokes? Well look no further! On October 2, Twentynine Palms

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JOSEPH PHIPPS SENTENCED TO 40 YEARS FOR MURDER OF HIS WIFE

The Joshua Tree man convicted of shooting and killing his wife during an argument more than a year and a half ago was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life. Joseph Phipps, 42, was convicted in July of shooting Christy Utley in the head January 30, 2013, in their bedroom

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WE COMPARE THE COMPETING FEINSTEIN AND COOK CONSERVATION BILLS

Recently, the Twentynine Palms City Council decided to defer a decision on whether to endorse a bill by U.S. Representative Paul Cook. That bill is an alternative to a California desert conservation and recreation bill championed by Senator Diane Feinstein. The title of Cook’s bill adds the words “Off-Road” and

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MILITARY HELICOPTER MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN LANDERS

A military helicopter made an emergency landing in Landers Saturday night. According to Sergeant Derek Garvin of the Sheriff’s Department, the helo experienced transmission problems and landed near Bodick Road and Old Woman Springs Road about 3:40 Saturday afternoon after noticing a warning light that indicated potential foreign particles may

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TWO INJURIES IN TWO SEPARATE CRASHES ON MORONGO GRADE SATURDAY

At least two people were injured in three separate crashes in 1 ½ hours on the Morongo Grade Saturday morning. The first crash happened at 9:28 a.m. Witnesses reported a dark gray Honda was weaving and passing vehicles in an unsafe manner as it was driving westbound down the grade.

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TOWN OFFERS CYBER-CRIME WORKSHOPS FOR ONLINE SAFETY

With hackers stealing millions of personal records, scam artists stealing pin numbers, and internet based scams an the rise, it is important to learn how to protect yourself and your family. The Town of Yucca Valley is offering cyber-security workshops. Reporter David Knutson has details…… October is National Cyber Security

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST DOG AND CAT SERVICES IN OCTOBER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in October for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLLECTING YARD SALE DONATIONS

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is accepting donations of gently used clothing, furniture, collectibles, and household goods for its monthly fund-raising sales. Pick up service is available. Call Karen Ford at 760-623-3049 for more information. The yard sales start Saturday, October 3, at 9 a.m. at 632 Landers Lane in

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COLLEGE FOUNDATION SPONSORED OPENING OF “ADDAMS FAMILY” SOLD OUT

The hit musical “The Addams Family” opens at Theatre 29 with a gala fundraiser benefiting the Copper Mountain College Foundation. Reporter Rebecca Haveley has more…

The Copper Mountain College Foundation says “The Addams Family” opening night is sold out. Theatre 29 offers the unique opportunity for local non-profits to sponsor

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR AT PADRES GAME TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir is headed to San Diego tomorrow. The choir will sing the national anthem when the San Diego Padres baseball team faces the Milwaukee Brewers in Petco Park September 29. Following their spring concert, some audience members suggested that music director Michael Mayes try

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