SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, August 27. The event begins at 8 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Volunteers will set up manual and battery-operated telescopes

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34-YEAR-OLD WONDER VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF MOLESTING CHILD UNDER 10

A Wonder Valley man was arrested on warrants Wednesday morning, accused of child molestation and intimidating a witness. According to Sheriff’s reports, on December 28, 2015, the parents of a young girl reported that they just discovered that a family friend, later identified as Nicholas Buskirk, 34, had sexually

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS ARRESTED FOR CHILD CRUELTY

Two Twentynine Palms parents were arrested Tuesday, accused of child cruelty. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 6300 block of Smoke Tree Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 7 p.m. July 20, for an unresponsive 4-month-old boy. The baby was taken to the Naval Hospital in Twentynine

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APPROVAL OF JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL APPEALED TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

The latest in the continuing story of the fight against putting a Dollar General store at Sunburst and the highway in Joshua Tree: Having lost their appeal of the approval the store by the State District Court of appeals, the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance is now filing for a

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STATEWIDE TEST SCORES: GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS FOR LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

The state of California released standardized testing scores for our local school district. Reporter David Haldane says it was good news and bad news… For the Morongo Unified School District, there’s good news and bad news in this week’s release of statewide test scores in math and English. The good

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS CAST “KITCHEN WITCHES”

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley announce the cast of their upcoming comedy production, “Kitchen Witches, directed by award-winning actor/director Abe Daniels. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast list… Director Abe Daniels has cast veteran actor Marty Neider as T.V. cooking show personality Dolly Biddle, a diva in her

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CCR TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

If you are a CCR fan, a Credence Clearwater Revival tribute band will be featured in a free concert at Tortoise Rock Casino tonight. Reporter Kirby Davis has your family’s invitation… Tortoise Rock Casino continues its month of concerts featuring tribute bands with a free concert Friday, August 26. Friday’s

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL BEGINS IN EARNEST TONIGHT

High School football begins in earnest again tonight. The Yucca Valley High School Trojans will host Riverside Prep at home. The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats will travel away to Apple Valley to play Granite Hills High School. And the Joshua Springs High School Lightning will host Spring Mountain High

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION TAKING SIGN-UPS FOR YOUTH VOLLEYBALL

Twentynine Palms Recreation is taking registrations for its 2016 youth volleyball league. Girls and boys in the fourth through eighth grades can register at the Recreation Office at 74362 Joe Davis Drive, or online at www.29palms.org through Tuesday, September 6. Registration fee is $46 per participant. For information contact the

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY YARD SALE TOMORROW

A huge, community-wide yard sale is set for Morongo Valley tomorrow, Reporter Mike Lipsitz says come on down to Covington Park… Trash collectors and treasure hunters will want to head to Morongo Valley’s community yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 27. That’s when all of

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PARK SERVICE TURNS 100, JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK JOINS THE OTHER 412

National Park Service supporters, visitors and staff are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service today at 413 parks nationwide. The NPS is inviting everyone to join the celebration by visiting a national park this week. There are hundreds of events taking place around the country to celebrate

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CONTRACT FRUSTRATION EVIDENT AT TUESDAY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The frustrations were evident at Tuesday’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District board. The school district’s teachers are into their second year without a contract, and teachers and board members are exasperated that the two sides have not yet been able to reach an agreement. Managing editor Tami Roleff

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL IN SPECIAL MEETING THIS AFTERNOON

The Twentynine Palms City Council holds a special meeting tonight with only one item on the agenda: a resolution authorizing the city manager to accept property in preparation for Project Phoenix, a multi-million-dollar plan to revitalize the city’s commercial corridor along Highway 62. The city has already acquired several pieces

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WATCH FOR FRAUDULENT BLUE CUT FIRE VICTIM FUND-RAISING

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has received reports that a man claiming to represent CalFire is asking residents for donations to help victims of the Blue Cut Fire. The Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that CalFire is not soliciting donations, and that CalFire does not contact residents to ask for

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AUDITIONS MONDAY FOR “HALLOWEEN HAUNT” AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 announces auditions for the highly anticipated return of the eleventh incarnation of their much anticipated and highly successful Halloween haunt. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the audition’s details… Director Cyrus Short has auditions planned for “Resurgence,” this year’s Halloween haunted house. Adventurous souls will explore a haunted mansion that

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, August 27. The event begins at 8 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Volunteers will set up manual and battery-operated telescopes

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DESERT SOL TO PERFORM AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ELKS FUND-RAISER

The Morongo Basin’s favorite R&B and soul band will be featured at a special fund-raiser for the Twentynine Palms Elks Lodge this Saturday. Reporter Edica Gonzales invites you to enjoy the sounds of Desert Sol… The R&B and soul band Desert Sol will perform at a fundraising event Saturday for

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JOSHUA SPRINGS VOLLEYBALL TEAM IN ACTION

Coming up in high school sports today, the Joshua Springs volleyball team will play Noli Indian School at the Soboba Sports Complex. The match starts at 5:30.

SATURDAY CAR SHOW TO BENEFIT TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

Most everyone knows that nothing goes with baseball better than hotdogs, apple pie, and Ford. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us how to enjoy these all-American favorites for a good cause… Tri-Valley Little League and the Route 62 Cruiser’s invite you to the Tri-Valley Little League Car Show on Saturday,

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FRANK DOHERTY PASSES AWAY AFTER OVER 50 YEARS IN LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

A long-time member of the Morongo Basin law enforcement community died Sunday. Frank Doherty, 82, served as a volunteer for the San Bernardino County Citizens on Patrol for 15 years. Prior to his volunteer service, Doherty was a California Highway Patrol officer for 36 years, and also served with the

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