PUBLIC'S HELP NEEDED IN CASE OF DOG KILLED IN ITS OWN YARD

Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help in a case of a dog that was shot in its own yard in Yucca Valley. According to the owners, Michael and Deana Cowdry, of the 7500 block of Cibola Trail, one of their dogs, Lola, an 8-year-old Chihuahua-terrier mix, went missing

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MARINE ACCUSED OF KILLING TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMEN PLEADS NOT GUILTY

The man accused of killing two Twentynine Palms women was in a Joshua Tree courtroom again Thursday. Rafael Aikens, 22, pleaded not guilty to double homicide in his second arraignment. During Aikens’ preliminary hearing in August, law enforcement officials laid out their case that Aikens, a machine-gunner attached to 2nd

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF FELONY CHILD ABUSE

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Friday after Sheriff’s deputies determined she was physically abusive to her children. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 6300 block of Center Street in Joshua Tree just after 6:30 p.m. Friday for a report of child neglect. According to witnesses,

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HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL TO BRING CLEAN WATER TO PIONEERTOWN

Hope springs eternal for the 120 service connections desperate to see clean water piped into Pioneertown. A county board of supervisors’ decision at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting may inch the plan a step closer. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… Far from a done deal, county supervisors are expected to approve

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CALIFORNIA GAS TAX KICKS IN WEDNESDAY, FILL HER UP

Get ready to spend more money at the gas pump, starting Wednesday, November 1. That’s when a gas tax, approved by the California legislature in April, goes into effect. California gas taxes will increase by 12 cents a gallon and diesel taxes by 20 cents. Lawmakers say the taxes will

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ARREST FOR DISSUADING A WITNESS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday, accused of telling his ex-wife not to testify in a criminal case against him. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jeffrey Brown, 28, has a court date of November 3 for a case of willful cruelty to a child and violating a court order

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SOME SAFETY TIPS IN THE WAKE OF RECENT HOME FIRES

Fires kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined and 85 percent of all fire deaths occur in residences. A few simple steps may save your life and the lives of loved ones. Reporter Rebecca Havely offers these safety tips… Smoke and flames can engulf a house very quickly. Smoke

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ARREST FOR FALSE IMPERSONATION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested early Thursday morning after she allegedly gave a Sheriff’s deputy her sister’s name. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a Nissan pick-up truck for an expired registration at Baseline Road and Desert Knoll about 1:45 a.m. The report says the deputy realized

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MEETING FRIDAY TO DETERMINE IF THE TLC TRADITION CAN CONTINUE

The passing of Yucca Valley’s Mara Cantelo in September left many in our Morongo Basin wondering about the future of the community organizer’s enormous annual Christmas Day event, “Tender Loving Cause.” Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this story on a small group of would-be elves who are cooking up a plan

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CENTER FOR HEALTHY GENERATIONS PLANS YARD SALE THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

The all-volunteer Center for Healthy Generations will hold a yard sale this Friday and Saturday, November 3 and November 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. The Center is seeking tax-deductible donations from the public of new and used saleable items such as books, toys, clothing, housewares. small

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NOAH PURIFOY ART TOUR ADDED TO SCHEDULE

In commemoration of the centennial of the birth of renowned artist Noah Purifoy, a docent-guided group tour will be offered at his outdoor art installation. The first tour sold out immediately and a second tour has been added. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to sign up… In commemoration of

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YUCCA VALLEY TROJAN FOOTBALL TEAM BEATS DESERT HOT SPRINGS

The Yucca Valley High School varsity Trojan football team beat the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles 57-23. The Trojans’ offense was on fire all night, led by Elijah Lynch. Lynch completed 17 out 28 passes for a season high of 304 yards and five touchdowns.

Caleb Robinson had an

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WILDCATS FALL ON THE ROAD TO COACHELLA VALLEY

By Coach Ernest Martinez

The Twentynine Palms varsity Wildcats lost a hard-fought game 41-27, as Coachella Valley High School claimed the DeAnza league title with the victory.

The Wildcats jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the contest on a 70-yard drive to start the game. Senior quarterback

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VETERANS’ DAY TRIBUTE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS YEAR

The City of Twentynine Palms will host the Morongo Basin’s Veterans Day Tribute 2017. This annual event alternates each year between the Town of Yucca Valley and the City of Twentynine Palms. The Veterans Tribute will be held Saturday, November 11, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Veterans Park, next to

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ARTIST TALK AT JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SATURDAY

A featured artist will be at the Joshua Tree library this Saturday. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details on the presentation… Zara Kand will be presenting an artist talk at the Joshua Tree Branch Library on Saturday, November 4, at 3 p.m. Kand paints images she finds mysterious, and views

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ART RECEPTION FRIDAY AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

An opening reception for art on display at the Hi-Desert Medical Center will be held Friday, November 3, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Photography, sculpture, and paintings from Sherri Sullivan, Jennifer Grandi, Gordon Crawford, and Kathi Klopfenstein will be on display in the hospital’s emergency department, nurses’ station, main lobby,

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STILL TIME TO APPLY FOR MISS TWENTYNINE PALMS SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT

There are only a few more days to sign up for the Miss Twentynine Palms Scholarship Pageant. Applications and rules are online at miss29palms.org, or stop by the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce. Bring your completed application to the Twentynine Palms Elks Lodge on Saturday, November 4, between 10 a.m.

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SIGN UP NOW FOR HELP WITH MEDICARE ENROLLMENT

Now that the enrollment period for Medicare has opened, Reach Out Morongo Basin will sponsor an informational event to help seniors navigate the complicated healthcare program. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more…

Now is the time to look at your current Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans. Will there be changes in

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FREE EXERCISE AND NUTRITION CLASS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TUESDAY

The county is offering a free exercise and nutrition class on Tuesdays, through November 7. The classes will cover nutrition guidelines, medication management, and stretching, balance, and flexibility exercises. The one-hour classes will be held at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center on Adobe Road at 9:30 a.m. There will be

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER OF DEPUTY ARRESTED THURSDAY

A man suspected of trying to run over a deputy during a pursuit in Yucca Valley last week was arrested Thursday. Deputies from the Special Investigations team say that a deputy attempted a traffic stop October 18 on a white Ford pick-up truck in the area of Hwy 62 and

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