APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RESEARCH GRANTS

Applications are being accepted for Joshua Tree national Park research Grants. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to apply… Graduate students interested in doing research on some aspect of the natural or cultural resources of Joshua Tree National Park are invited to apply for the Robert Lee Graduate Student

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SERVICES OFFERED FOR THE YOUNG HOMELESS

Pacific Clinic’s TAY Center offers young adults a safe and comfortable place to define and accomplish their life goals. Clients can come to the TAY Center to meet their basic needs such as a meal, shower, laundry, enrichment groups, job training, housing referrals, and a place to meet new people.

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO ANALYZE ENERGY CONSERVATION TOMORROW

The effort by San Bernardino County to deal with renewable energy projects in its General Plan is a work-in-progress, with public input meetings planned for months to come. But the product of another long-running effort in this area—the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP)—is expected to be released this week.

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN PIANO CONCERT SATURDAY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will present a concert Saturday, August 30, by pianist Bruce Mangum. Mangum will play inspirational, gospel, and classical music, starting at 2 p.m. The suggested ticket price is $5; tickets are available at the door or the church office, with all proceeds going to Unity Home.

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UPDATE IN YUCCA VALLEY MURDER

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a murder early this morning in a motor home in the Home Depot parking lot in Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the latest…

A suspect is in custody following an early morning murder in the Home Depot parking lot in Yucca Valley. According to

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EARLY MORNING MURDER IN HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT

Sheriff detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred in the Home Depot parking lot in Yucca Valley early this morning. About 4 a.m., an unidentified man was killed in an recreational vehicle in the parking lot. Another RV in the Walmart parking lot is somehow connected to the homicide. Investigators

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DETAILS OF SATURDAY’S DOUBLE FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH

The California Highway Patrol has released more information about the fatal motorcycle crash on the Morongo Grade Saturday evening that shut down Highway 62 for three hours. About 7:25 p.m., Lorne Powers, 62, of Joshua Tree, was riding his 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound, just north of the traffic signal

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT SET FOR ARRAIGNMENT TODAY

Christopher Lee, 24 is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 today in Joshua Tree Courthouse. The County District Attorney’s office said Lee is scheduled to be arraigned on a murder charge in connection with the killing of 19-year-old Erin Corwin. The District Attorney’s Office also filed the special circumstance allegation

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, CONGRESSMAN COOK TO REPORT

A visit from Congressman Cook and expenditures of a half-million dollars plus are on the agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting. Reporter Dan Stork has details… The August 26 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council will start with two presentations: one by the Fuller Center for Housing,

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TWO ARRESTS, FIVE TICKETS, FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS CHECKPOINT SATURDAY

Nearly 850 vehicles were screened during a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint held by the Sheriff’s Department Saturday night in Twentynine Palms. From 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., deputies screened 847 vehicles at Highway 62 and Estrella Avenue and arrested Wayne Tsosie, 26, of Twentynine Palms, for suspected DUI. Tela Campbell, 26,

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS; CODE AMENDMENTS ON TAP

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight in a largely routine regular session. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a look at the agenda… All the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission are items that have been seen on previous agendas. First up, the

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team’s last clean up was at the Joshua Tree Post Office August 13. There were thirteen participants that included: Howard Snowden, Cheryl Wolfe, Mark Barnes, Roger Weingaertner, Michele Given, Frieda Burdette, Ken Schaefer, Brian Scott, Den Winberry, Sylvia White, Janet Tucker, Loretta Simonet, and John Stannard.

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency, who supplies water to the Landers area, will have a Board meeting tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agenda… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will have their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 26, starting at 6:00 p.m. On the agenda for this meeting

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SUICIDE PREVENTION AND CRISIS HELP IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Crisis Walk-in Center is available in Yucca valley for suicide prevention and crisis help. Reporter Cara Conway tells you where to get help if you need it… As suicide is a prevalent topic in recent news, CWIC, the Crisis Walk-in Center on Santa Fe Trail in Yucca Valley is

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MANDATORY TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE MEETING THURSDAY NIGHT

Attention Twentynine Palms High Student Athletes – There will be a parent and student athlete meeting for fall sports Thursday, August 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the Wildcat Gym. If you are participating in girls’ tennis, volleyball, football, or cross-country, you and a parent or guardian must attend. If you

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CHRISTOPHER LEE RETURNED TO CALIFORNIA SUNDAY

Christopher Lee, the man accused of murdering Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms, and dumping her body in a 140-foot mine shaft east of the city, returned to California late Sunday. The 24-year-old murder suspect was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail and is being held without bail. Christopher Lee will

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MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON THE MORONGO GRADE SATURDAY NIGHT KILLS TWO

A motorcyclist and his passenger are dead after a crash coming up the Morongo grade Saturday night. The CHP said the motorcyclist lost control and collided with a vehicle on highway 62 shortly after 7:30 p.m. Responding emergency personnel found the 48-year-old female passenger dead at the scene, the rider,

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THREE INJURED IN A FRIDAY NIGHT TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH

Three people were injured, two critically, in a crash Friday night in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff and Twentynine Palms Fire Department reports, Tammy Owen, 50, of Valparaiso, Indiana, was driving a black 2013 Ford Raptor pick-up truck westbound on the highway when about 10:20 p.m. a gray, 2008 Nissan

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COUNTY EMPLOYEE CRITICIZES SUPERVISORS ON WONDER VALLEY ROAD TAX

At its August 19 meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to continue to a later meeting a public hearing related to a road tax vote in Wonder Valley. A measure to increase the annual tax for a restricted zone within Wonder Valley had been approved by

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NAPA EARTHQUAKE A WAKE UP CALL, REGISTER FOR A STATEWIDE DRILL

Yesterday 6.0 earthquake in Napa is a stark reminder that we live in Earthquake Country. There are many faults throughout the state capable of destructive earthquakes, and there are things we can all do to be prepared to survive and recover. The Great California ShakeOut on October 16 is part

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