WOMEN’S FITNESS CHALLENGE

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is holding a fitness challenge for women 21 years and older who want to see if they have what it takes to be a deputy sheriff. The event will consist of a “pursuit and rescue” obstacle course, push ups, sit ups, and a 1

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THEATRE 29 FUNDRAISER

Plans are afoot to enhance the grounds of Theatre 29. Reporter Taylor Thacker describes the upgrades, and how you can make a permanent record of your interest in the theatre…

Theatre 29 has big plans for their new “Serenity Patio” currently being constructed. This area will include a giant sculpture,

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ROAD CREW AT WORK IN THE NATIONAL PARK

The busy roads of Joshua Tree National Park need regular maintenance, and get it. Ranger Pam Tripp tells what the Road Crew does…

The Road Crew at Joshua Tree National is responsible for maintaining 85 miles of paved road, 109 miles of unpaved road and associated parking lots. Throughout the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CLOSES COTTONWOOD VISITOR CENTER

In addition to regular maintenance, there’s a special project going on now that will affect visitors to the Park. The Cottonwood Visitor Center in Joshua Tree National Park will temporarily close August 4 through August 15, due to road construction in the area. The closure will be Monday through Friday.

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FIRST QUARTER MOON, MARS, SATURN AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

The public is invited for a tour of the lunar landscape, Mars and Saturn tonight, August 2 at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center, just north of the entrance to the Joshua Tree National Park in Twentynine Palms. This free event begins around 8:20 p.m. and continues until approximately

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SCRAPPERS ARRESTED ON BASE

Two people were arrested Wednesday on the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center after they were found with scrap metals, weapons, and drugs. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick, the base’s military police came across Strader Surratt, 29, and Ashley Dedrick, 22, both of North Carolina, on the base and noticed

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SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER RAPE IN YUCCA VALLEY

On Thursday, July 31, Deputies S. Ables and R. Lomeli responded to a residence in Yucca Valley for a rape investigation. The 59 year old victim called to report she had been raped at her residence on July 25, by a male she only knew as Carlos. During the interview

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SHERIFF’S DUI CHECKPOINT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint this Saturday, August 2, 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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WRITING COURSES OFFERED

One way to capture the desert experience is to write about it. Reporter Cara Conway opens up her notebook…

Write your heart out! Joshua Tree National Park is offering courses in Desert Haiku Writing, Observational Writing, and Unique Desert Writing! Grab a friend and enroll today in these content rich

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UPSTREAM IN FREE SUMMER CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

Get your reggae on at the Yucca Valley summer concert tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says attendees will be jammin’ to the Caribbean sounds of Upstream…

The Town of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival continues with the band Upstream scheduled to play on Saturday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. Upstream has

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE IS ARRESTED

A Yucca Valley man was arrested yesterday after a woman said he raped her last week. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman said she met a man named “Carlos,” later identified as Carlos Flores, 31, in an emergency room July 24. They went to Palm Springs, and the woman

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING UP HIS 15-YEAR-OLD PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday, accused of beating up his pregnant girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jeremy Magness, 19, and his 15-year-old girlfriend had been drinking at a party Monday night. After they left the party, they started arguing near Hanford Avenue and Yucca Trail in Yucca

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SHERIFF’S DUI CHECKPOINT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint this Saturday, August 2, 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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FREE SUMMER CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW NIGHT

Get your reggae on at the Yucca Valley summer concert tomorrow night. Reporter Taylor Thacker says attendees will be jammin’ to the Caribbean sounds of Upstream… The Town of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival continues with the band Upstream scheduled to play on Saturday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. Upstream

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CALL FOR ART FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

The second annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition will be held on December 5-7, at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms. A Call for Art has been issued for this year’s juried art exhibition, a highlight of the event, which features artwork depicting or inspired by Joshua Tree

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THREE FILE FOR TWO OPEN SEATS ON MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD

Two seats are available, and three candidates, so far, for the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork looks at how the contest is shaping up… With the deadline for filing approaching, three candidates have filed declarations of candidacy for the two open seats on the Morongo

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARESTED FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested after fighting with her husband. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deborah Valek, 23, was arguing with her husband in the 2700 block of Ranch Road when the argument escalated, and Valek began striking him with her fists. The report states when he laughed at

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT SETS SPECIAL MEETING WITH NO-SHOW SEWER ENGINEERS

Someone has some ‘splainin’ to do after the featured act at last night’s Hi-Desert Water District Special meeting was a no-show. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says board members were not happy… With just barely 24 hours notice, the Hi-Desert Water District held a special meeting last night for its board

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JOSHUA TREE RECREATION PRE-SCHOOL AND SOCCER SIGN-UPS OPEN TOMORROW

Beginning tomorrow, August 1, the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District will be accepting registrations for its fall pre-school and modified soccer programs. The pre-school program is designed to prepare your child with the academic and social skills needed to enter kindergarten. The program offers two different class sessions. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION MOVIE IN LUCKIE PARK TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms recreation Movies in Luckie Park series will have its final evening tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says come see “The Nut Job”… The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department presents the final movie in the Movies in Luckie Park series with “The Nut Job,” scheduled to play on

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