SHERIFF ASKING FOR PUBLIC'S HELP IN DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two women were murdered in Twentynine Palms Friday, and the Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying their murderer. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a 911 call was placed at 12:03 a.m. Friday morning, stating that two people had been killed in the 7700 block of Bedouin Avenue.

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61-YEAR-OLD MAN KILLED CROSSING HWY 62 IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FRIDAY

A 61-year-old man was killed Friday night crossing Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms. About 8 p.m., the man, who has not yet been identified by the Coroner’s Department, was crossing the highway southbound at Mesquite Avenue when he was hit by a vehicle traveling eastbound on the highway. The man,

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CALTRANS TO EXPLAIN NEW MORONGO VALLEY HIGHWAY MEDIANS WEDNESDAY

In May 2015, responding to an accident tally well above average and a growing death toll, the California Department of Transportation, or Caltrans, installed plastic delineators to separate the east and westbound lanes of highway 62 in Morongo Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz picks up the story from there… The public

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR HOME INVASION AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday night, accused of a home invasion robbery and high-speed pursuit. The Sheriff’s Department said residents in the 6400 block of Goleta Avenue in Yucca Valley called just before 10 p.m. to report that a man had broken into their home and stolen their

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1 KILLED, 1 INJURED IN TWO FALLS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OVER THE WEEKEND

County firefighters responded to two separate rock-climbing falls in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday, in which one man was killed and another seriously injured. About 4:10 p.m., the man, whose name has not yet been released by the Coroner’s Department, was climbing the Cyclops route near Hidden Valley when he

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FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE AND RV IN LANDERS EARLY MONDAY MORNING

A house and RV are a total loss following a fire in Landers early this morning. According to San Bernardino County Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and CalFire were called to the 58400 block of Botkin Road at 1:50 a.m. Tuttle said the

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WILDFLOWER BLOOM A LITTLE LATE AND FARTHER SOUTH

This year’s wildflower bloom is a little late and pretty far south. Reporter David Haldane made the drive for his first whiff of spring… It took a lot longer than we expected. All the way down Pinto Basin Road, nearly two hours, to the Cottonwood Visitor Center in Joshua Tree

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DIRECTOR VICTORIA FULLER HAS PASSED AWAY

The Joshua Basin Water District announced the passing of Board Member, Victoria Fuller. JBWD Board President Mickey Luckman said, “Director Fuller was deeply committed and invested in the welfare of our community for many years and on many fronts. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family and many close

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, March 28, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Blood donors are especially needed to help fill a nationwide shortage. All blood types are needed. Donors will receive incentives. Those aged

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SIGNUP FOR THE GRUBSTAKE DAYS BEARD CONTEST

Gentlemen, it’s time to start your whiskers! Grubstake Days is just 60 days away and if you want to have the best Grubstake Beard ever, time to start growing and grooming. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to sign up… Hey mutton chops! Think your beard is awesome? Enter

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INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION IN OUR MORONGO BASIN SKY TONIGHT

Theatre 29’s production of Disney’s Mary Poppins had young and old alike searching the night sky for signs of the magical, flying nanny. While the production ended yesterday, there is reason to keep your eyes on the night sky this week. Traveling at about 17,500 miles per hour, the International

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TORTOISE ROCK AND SPOTLIGHT 29 CASINOS HIRING

Tortoise Rock and Spotlight 29 Casinos are hiring for more than 25 full- and part-time positions at both casinos. A variety of positions are available, including food and beverage, table games and more. Interested applicants should apply in person, bring their resumes, and dress interview-ready. Potential employees will be subject

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SEE’S CANDY AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

There’s still time to get your Easter candy to support the Joshua Tree Library. Kirby Davis tells how you can get your goodies and support the Friends of the Library… Now through April 15, the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library have See’s Easter Candy available for purchase at the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

Friday, the Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans softball team visited Coachella Valley High School, taking the win in extra innings with a score of 4-3.

The Lady Trojans took an early lead with Nicolette Majors hitting a home run, bringing in junior Kloee Scaccianoce. After another score on a

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FREE TENNIS LESSONS FOR ADULTS

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play tennis, here’s your chance. Reporter Kirby Davis has the details… The Morongo Basin Tennis Association will offer lessons for adults, beginning April 1. The first four lessons are free and lessons for the next eight weeks are at low cost. Lessons will

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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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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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EVENING WITH THE COSMOS STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, March 25. The event begins at 7:45 p.m. and will end about 11 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Late March is great time to view the

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TWO TODDLERS, SUBJECT OF AMBER ALERT, FOUND SAFE, CAR THEY WERE IN WAS STOLEN

The two toddlers who were the subject of an Amber Alert that came into Morongo Basin cell phones last night were found unharmed this morning. Cathedral City police say toddler brothers, Carlos and Jayden Cortez, who were abducted when the Honda Accord they were in was stolen, were found safe

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