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QUILT RAFFLE BENEFITS NO-KILL SHELTER

A quilt is being raffled to benefit the Morongo Basin’s only no-kill animal shelter. Tickets for the puppy-themed quilt are $1 each, six for $5, or 30 for $20, and are available at the animal shelter located at 4646 Sun View Road in the Sun Fair area of Joshua Tree,...
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AVOID TELEMARKET PHONE CALL FRAUD

Fraudulent attempts by telemarketers to scam you out of some cash are ever increasing.  Reporter Rebecca Havely has some tips to keep you from being their next victim…

If you receive a call from someone wanting to sell you something or give you something that sounds too good to be true,...
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THE WISEGUYS AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT

The Yucca Valley Summer Concert series continues this Saturday night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you to hear the big band sounds of the Wiseguys…

Yucca Valley’s free Summer Music Festival continues this Saturday, July 25, with the Wiseguys Big Band Machine. From swing to swank, the Wiseguys Big Band Machine is...
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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Sunday, July 26, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 10 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone marrow...
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TELESCOPE WORKSHOP AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Need some help repairing or setting up that telescope that has been sitting in your closet? Reporter Rebecca Havely says bring it to Sky’s the Limit tonight…

Would be astronomers, dust off your old telescope and join the Sky’s the Limit telescope workshop on Saturday, July 25, from 8:30 p.m. till...
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SHERIFF'S LOG: CRASHES, ROAD RAGE, STRONG-ARM ROBBERY

BICYCLIST COLLIDES WITH CAR

A bicyclist escaped injury when he was hit by a car Thursday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man identified only as “Minjarez” was riding his bicycle west on 29 Palms Highway near Elk Trail about 1:45 p.m. when a driver, identified only as...
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YMIA ACTIVITIES: WHITEWATER TRIP AND CRIME WATCH MEETING

YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION WHITEWATER TRIP

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is hosting a trip to Whitewater Tuesday, July 28. Meet at the Yucca Mesa Community Center at 9 a.m. and the Kickapoo Park and Ride in Yucca Valley at 9:30. Cost is a $5 donation for members, $10 for...
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PAUL COOK’S BILL AGAINST NATIONAL PARK VANDALISM

Rep. Paul Cook introduced HR 3176, the Protecting Our National Parks Act. This bill will punish those who vandalize National Parks and other National Park Service land. In recent years, vandalism has grown at our national parks, destroying ancient Native American petroglyphs, defacing boulders and other natural structures with graffiti,...
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I-10 EXPECTED TO REOPEN WITH ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION TODAY

A temporary detour that will allow traffic to flow in both directions on I-10 near Eagle Mountain was expected to be completed today, relieving the overtaxed State Route 62 through the Morongo Basin of an estimated 15,000 vehicles a day. State officials have yet to estimate how long it will...
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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday after a high-speed pursuit through Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident reported about 5 p.m. that a vehicle was speeding down a dirt road in the Desert Heights neighborhood and that the driver threw out some trash as he crossed...
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MARINES COME TO THE AID OF JOSHUA TREE FLOOD VICTIM

Last Sunday’s deluge brought severe problems to some local residents. Reporter Dan Stork relates how a Joshua Tree resident reached out for help, and how some Marines will be helping out…

Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council Chairmen Mark Lundquist said that a friend of his reached out for help when...
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YUCCA VALLEY MAN GETS PROBATION FOR BEATING FAMILY DOG

A Yucca Valley man was given probation after he accepted a plea bargain for beating his family’s dog. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jason LaFay, of the 58200 block of San Andreas Road in Yucca Valley, became angry May 3 when the dog wanted to play. The report states that LaFay approached...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ANGRY WITH BOYFRIEND, SITS ON HIS TV

A Twentynine Palms woman who was angry with her boyfriend when he was moving his things out, sat on his TV and attacked him Thursday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Heidi Fox, 24, was arguing with her boyfriend as he was removing his television from a home in the 74900...
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DO’S AND DON’TS OF RATTLESNAKE BITES

Summertime walks and hikes can sometimes bring you up closer than you’d like to desert rattlesnakes. Reporter Rebecca Havely has some do’s and don’ts to keep you safe…
California has eight different species of rattlesnakes. Rattlers strike when they are threatened, deliberately provoked, or accidentally touched by someone walking or...
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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK WORRIED ABOUT DISEASED BIGHORN SHEEP

Joshua Tree National Park rangers are concerned about the possibility that bighorn sheep in the park may have contracted a deadly disease. A couple months ago, a wildlife biologist observed two sheep–one an adult, and one a lamb–coughing. When a bighorn sheep coughs, it violently throws its head all the...
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NO ACTION EXPECTED ON JOSHUA TREE SPEED LIMITS

Recently, we reported on a letter from Caltrans to Supervisor James Ramos, in which a state transportation agency official said that Caltrans would not lower the speed limit in downtown Joshua Tree, despite recent serious pedestrian-involved accidents. A while back, we reported that another Caltrans official said he would...
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JOSHUA TREE VFW LOOKING FOR BIKE RUN PRIZES

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 is seeking donations for prizes for its third annual Poker Run fundraiser. The poker run, set for Saturday, September 26, will be 110 miles with five stops in the Morongo Basin. Prizes will be awarded for best poker hand, worst poker hand,...
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JOURNEY TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK TONIGHT

A Journey tribute band will take the stage for the free “Live at the Rock” concert at the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff can’t stop believing… On Friday, July 24, Journey, LTD, a tribute band to Journey, will take the stage for Live at...
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WILD WEST REENACTMENT SHOWS THIS WEEKEND IN PIONEERTOWN

Free wild west re-enactment shows are held Saturdays and Sundays in historic Pioneertown. The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show pokes some fun at how the Old West “could” have been with their own twist on comedy, each Saturday at 2:15 until 3:00 p.m. in front of the Pioneer bowl on historic...
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THE WISE GUYS AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT SATURDAY NIGHT

The Yucca Valley Summer Concert series continues this Saturday night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites to hear the big ban sounds of the Wise Guys…
Yucca Valley’s free Summer Music Festival continues this Saturday, July 25, with the Wise Guys Big Band Machine. From swing to swank, the Wiseguys Big Band...
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