HELICOPTER RESCUES HIKER IN 49 PALMS CANYON NEAR TWENTYNINE PALMS

A New York man was rescued by a Sheriff’s helicopter while he was hiking near 49 Palms Canyon in Twentynine Palms Tuesday afternoon. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Terrence Ohalloran called about 4:40 p.m. to report he had been hiking but was lost. He said he had a bottle of

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2,000 MOTORCYCLE RIDERS CAMPING IN JOSHUA TREE THIS WEEKEND

If you think you’re seeing more motorcycle riders on the roads this weekend, you’re right. Babes Ride Out is a weekend gathering of about 2,000 female motorcycle riders will be spending the weekend at the Joshua Tree Lake campground. Watch out for motorcycle riders, not only this weekend, but all

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WATCH FOR THE IPHONE APP SCAM

The Better Business Bureau is warning iPhone owners about fake retail apps popping up in Apple’s app store that will steal your information. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more information about this latest scam…

Counterfeiters have impersonated themselves as retail chains like Dollar Tree, Foot Locker, department stores and online retailers

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HI-DESERT WATER TAKES STEP TO HELP WITH SEWER HOOK-UPS

The Hi-Desert Water District took a step at a special meeting last night to help Yucca Valley residents obtain low-interest loans to connect to the future sewer system. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details…

Once the Yucca Valley sewer treatment plant is completed, residents will need to connect their

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GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKE OUT EARTHQUAKE DRILL TODAY

One way to prepare for California’s next earthquake is to participate in the Great California ShakeOut this morning, October 19, at 10:19 a.m., and practice how to stay safer when the ground shakes. ShakeOut has become a global event and is now the world’s largest earthquake drill. It takes place

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PIONEERTOWN ROAD CLOSED FROM 8 TO 4 TODAY AND TOMORROW

Pioneertown Road in Yucca Valley will be closed October 19 and 20 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Southern California Edison will be replacing power poles along the road from Sand Road to Skyline Ranch Road, and the large cranes used to install the poles will take up the entire

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FREE FLU SHOTS AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO SATURDAY

Free flu shots will be offered to Morongo Basin residents by the county’s Department of Public Health. The flu shots will be given Saturday, October 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tortoise Rock Casino on Baseline Road in Twentynine Palms. The shots will be offered to all adults,

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WILD WEST SHOWDOWN SATURDAY TO BENEFIT UNITY HOME

Tickets are now on sale for the Wild West Showdown, the annual fundraiser for the Morongo Basin Unity Home. Reporter Eric Knabe Provides the rootin’ tootin’ details…

This year’s Wild West Showdown will be held on Saturday, October 21, at the Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert in Yucca

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS BACK FROM FIGHTING FIRES IN NAPA AREA

Two local fire engine crews are back home after a busy three weeks fighting wildfires. On September 25, Engine 461 from Morongo Valley and Engine 451 from the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms were sent to protect homes in North Tustin from the Canyon 2 Fire, where they fought the

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OLD-TIMERS GATHER IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

Each year during Pioneer Days, the Twentynine Palms Historical Society hosts a reception to honor the city’s Old Timers. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has who is being honored this year, and how…

This year’s Old Timers Gathering in Twentynine Palms celebrates the 2017 Old Timer of the Year honorees Ann Congdon

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HI-DESERT WATER CAREER DAY SATURDAY

Looking for a good job in a stable industry? The Hi-Desert Water District will hold a career day workshop for those interested in jobs working in the water industry. Water district employees and representatives from various water organizations will discuss careers in the water industry, how applicants and students can

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RED TENT WOMEN’S GATHERING AT RAINBOW STEW TONIGHT

Rainbow Stew will have a Red Tent women’s gathering tonight. Reporter Eric Knabe fills in the details…

Rainbow Stew present a Red Tent women’s gathering 7 p.m. Thursday October 19. It will be an evening of the new moon with meditation, sharing, drumming, and song. You are asked to bring

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ tennis and volleyball teams will host Rancho Mirage High School at home. Tennis starts at 3:15 p.m., volleyball at 4:30.

Also tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ tennis and volleyball teams will travel away to Thermal

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PEDESTRIAN HIT BY VEHICLE IN JOSHUA TREE TUESDAY NIGHT

Updated at 11:55 a.m. with identification of pedestrian and driver, and vehicle description.

 

A man was hit and seriously injured while crossing Highway 62 in downtown Joshua Tree Tuesday night. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, the man, Kurt Kandall, 54, of Twentynine Palms, was crossing the

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SHERIFF'S HELICOPTER RESCUES LOST HIKER NEAR 49 PALMS CANYON

A New York man was rescued by a Sheriff’s helicopter while he was hiking near 49 Palms Canyon in Twentynine Palms Tuesday afternoon. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Terrence Ohalloran called about 4:40 p.m. to report he had been hiking but was lost. He said he had a bottle of

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MET, THERE’RE NEW SHERIFFS COMIN’ TO TOWN

With the revenue generated by Measure Y, the Yucca Valley Town Council approved an amendment to the Sheriff’s contract that will bring a new detective and Sheriff’s Service Specialist to the town. Managing editor Tami Roleff says residents should notice a difference, starting in January…

Thanks to the passing of

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PIONEER DAYS EVENTS SET FOR THIS WEEKEND IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Some of the events in the second weekend of Pioneer Days in Twentynine Palms include a skateboarding and tattoo competitions on Thursday, October 19. There’s bingo on Friday, and mechanical bull rides Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, start your day with the fire department’s pancake breakfast, followed by a 5K

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PROGRESS MADE TOWARDS REOPENING THE MARINE BASE COMMISSARY

The Defense Commissary Agency, or DeCA, has made significant progress in re-opening the commissary at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. The commissary was closed October 11 due to a severe rodent infestation. DeCA has announced it is thoroughly cleaning the store, training employees on how to

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR “THE MOUSETRAP” AT THEATRE 29

The world’s longest-running play, “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie, will play its last weekend at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms. The play will be performed 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday night, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Reporter Rebecca Havely gives an overview of the play…

The world’s longest running play,

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PIONEERTOWN ROAD TO BE CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

Pioneertown Road in Yucca Valley will be closed October 19 and 20 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Southern California Edison will be replacing power poles along the road from Sand Road to Skyline Ranch Road, and the large cranes used to install the poles will take up the entire

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