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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ACCUSED MURDERER RETURNS TO CALIFORNIA LATE 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. The Desert Sun newspaper reports that Lee’s lawyer said

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STARGAZING IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is a special place for stargazing. Ranger Carey Goldstein invites you to look up…

Stories of the stars are among the oldest of all folktales, but still have just as much meaning today. As our night skies continue to be affected by excessive outdoor lighting and

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APPLY FOR YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR HOUSING MONDAY

Community Renaissance of California (CoRE) is processing applications for the new affordable housing project in Yucca Valley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says that Monday is the last day that CoRE representatives will be in town to sign people up…

Applications are now being taken for Dumosa Senior Village, the low-income

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PET CLINIC CANCELLATIONS

Due to low number of surgeries scheduled, Animal Action League is cancelling its clinics scheduled for Monday, August 25, and Wednesday, August 27. For more information, call 760-366-1100.

MOON DRUM CIRCLE MONDAY

A new moon drum circle will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, August 25. Facilitated by Sam Sloneker, the drum circle will be held on the patio of the sanctuary at Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Participants are encouraged to bring drums, shakers, and tambourines. The drum circle is free,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE MAGIC CLASS

If you want to find an activity that will challenge your brain, activate your creativity, and amaze your friends then you should sign up for the Copper Mountain College “Bringing Wonder” Magic Class. This class is suitable for any age and will help build self-esteem and confidence. Students will learn

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SHERIFF’S CHECKPOINT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint this Saturday, August 23, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Officers will also

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DRUG RAID FOLLOWUP INFORMATION RELEASED

The Sheriff’s Department has released additional information about the drug raids in the Morongo Basin Wednesday. More than 5,500 marijuana plants and 14 people were arrested in two days in nine locations in Landers and Joshua Tree, with related search warrants issued in Bloomington and Helendale. The Sheriff’s Department reports

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit observatory and Nature Center in Twentynine Palms invite you to enjoy the summer sky this Saturday night. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her celestron……

The public is invited to enjoy spectacles of the summer sky on Saturday, August 23 at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center.

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LOCAL ROLLER DERBY TEAM IN HOME BOUT TONIGHT

Tonight, Saturday, August 23, the Mojave Rattle Skaters Women’s Roller Derby team will hold their very first HOME bout against the Wine Town Rollers, in a Snakepit Showdown! The bout will begin at 6:30 PM at the Rattle Skaters brand new skate track, located at Brehm Sports Park in Yucca

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LUAU DANCE IN YUCCA VALLEY

Say “aloha” to a special dance for seniors and adults in Yucca Valley tonight. Reporter Cara Conway gets out her ukulele……

Get a taste of tropical Hawaii on Saturday when you attend the Luau Dance held by The Senior Club and the Town of Yucca Valley. The event takes place

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT WAIVES EXRADITION

Christopher Lee, who was in court in Alaska on Tuesday on charges of being a fugitive from justice, told a judge yesterday that he does not intend to fight extradition to California, where he will face a murder charge for killing 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms. County District Attorney

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DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR HOUSING IS MONDAY

As the new senior housing complex rises above Yucca Valley’s Town Hall, the deadline to apply to move into is fast approaching. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the deadline is this Monday…

Applications are now being taken for Dumosa Senior Village, the low-income senior apartments currently under construction in Yucca

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SHERIFF’S CHECKPOINT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Police Department will be conducting a DUI/drivers license checkpoint this Saturday, August 23, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Officers will also

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” AUDITIONS TOMORROW

Yucca Valley’s St. Joseph’s Players will hold auditions tomorrow for the classic play, “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you when and where to try out….

Don’t forget to audition for the St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley’s play “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” Auditions for this play are set for

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KUDOS FOR HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT

For the eighth consecutive year, the Hi-Desert Water District has been recognized for its financial reporting. The water district received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its Comprehensive Financial Report. The Certificate of Achievement

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT MAY WAIVE EXTRADITION FROM ALASKA

Christopher Lee, who was in court in Alaska on Tuesday on charges of being a fugitive from justice, told a judge today that he does not intend to fight extradition to California, where he will face a murder charge for killing 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms. County District Attorney

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2,000 MARIJUANA PLANTS FOUND IN SIX ILLEGAL GROWS IN JOSHUA TREE AND LANDERS

Narcotics officers and Sheriff’s deputies seized more than 2,000 marijuana plants, and arrested eleven people Wednesday during raids on six illegal marijuana grows in Joshua Tree and Landers. Detectives served search warrants on the illegal grows after watching the locations for several weeks. The plants were found in fenced-in areas

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LIGHTNING STRIKES START TWO FIRES IN MORONGO VALLEY

Lightning struck two small yucca plants in Morongo Valley yesterday. Morongo Valley Fire Captain Andrew Arthen said fire fighters from Morongo Valley, CalFire, and the BLM responded to a small fire about 10:15 off Little Morongo Road, and while they were fighting that fire, lightning struck another yucca plant off

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