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Cooling Centers Now Open in 29 Palms

By   /  June 3, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature, Survival  /  Comments Off

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As summer approaches and daily temperatures begin to climb into the 100s, the City of Twentynine Palms reminds residents that a designated Cooling Center is available at the newly remodeled Senior Center in downtown Twentynine Palms. The center is located at 6539 Adobe Road, next to the MBTA Transit Center and across from the Twentynine […]

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Firefighters Rescue Hiker in Distress

By   /  May 9, 2014  /  29 Palms, Feature, Survival  /  Comments Off

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Late Thursday afternoon, the 29 Palms Fire Department received a report of a hiker in distress along the popular 49 Palms Oasis hiking trail, just inside the Joshua Tree National Park boundaries. Initial reports stated that the hiker, an adult female, was passing out and possibly unconscious. Two firefighters from the downtown fire station responded […]

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For elderly in rural areas, too difficult for many to hang on

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  General Posts, News, Opinion, Survival  /  2 Comments

While we’re re-committing America to an undefinable, protracted and un-winnable war in Afghanistan, we are beating our sick, our poor, our weak elevated elderly into third-world existence. Meanwhile, today in Oslo President Obama gives a bedazzling speech on the goodness of War as he accepts the Noble Peace Award. Next year, more cuts to the […]

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Phew… It was a miss

By   /  February 18, 2014  /  Environment, Feature, General Posts, News, Survival  /  3 Comments

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The potentially dangerous asteroid streaking by last night missed striking Earth.  It’s about the size of three football fields. The EM26 Asteroid passed  just 8.8 moon distances away from Earth. That’s 15 times closes than the closes planet.   At 6 p.m., 2000 EM26 —an 885-foot in diameter, “potentially dangerous” asteroid — grazed only two million miles away […]

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Press Release: Grand Opening BBQ Today for “Change For Veterans”

By   /  January 25, 2014  /  Feature, General Posts, Survival  /  Comments Off

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Change For Veterans Organization FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kevin Fish 5758 Adobe Rd., Suite B Twentynne Palms, CA 92277 (760) 368- 8715 vccpreshidesert@gmail.com GRAND OPENING TODAY FOR CHANGE FOR VETERANS  SATURDAY  (Twentynine Palms BBO Home Cooking at 11:00 a.m., retail store opens at 9:00 a.m.)     Grand opening and fundraiser for “Change for Veterans.” Change for […]

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1317 Registered Veterans homeless in Morongo Basin?

By   /  January 15, 2014  /  News, Opinion, Survival, Yucca Valley, yv feature  /  4 Comments

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Preface: I respectfully call on the Honorable Congressman Paul Cook to look into allegations about certain Yucca Valley Town Council member’s efforts to thwart Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel from passing out sleeping bags and blankets to veterans homeless in Yucca Valley. Councilwoman Dawn Rowe is Cook’s Congressional Representation. Cook (Ret. Col.) is known for his genuine concern […]

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Just because you are paranoid does not mean they are not watching you…

By   /  December 11, 2013  /  Feature, News, Survival  /  2 Comments

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Everyone who carries a cellphone generates a trail of electronic breadcrumbs that records everywhere they go. Those breadcrumbs reveal a wealth of information about who we are, where we live, who our friends are and much more. And as we reported last week, the National Security Agency is collecting location information in bulk — 5 […]

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Morongo Basin Black-Out Monday 8pm-8am

By   /  December 2, 2013  /  Survival  /  Comments Off

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Morongo Basin- The Hi-Desert Star reports Southern California Edison has a scheduled black out for repairs to their system. Over 11,000 households and businesses will be without electric power from Monday 8pm to Tuesday morning 8am. Incoming search terms:yucca valley planned power 12/2/13sce blackout 29palms ca 12-2-2013power outage morongo basin december 2nd 201312-2-2013 sce power […]

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Police helicopter rescue 8 people and pets

By   /  November 23, 2013  /  Feature, Riverside Co, Survival  /  1 Comment

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The Riverside police helicopter crew on Thursday, Nov. 21, helped  rescue eight people who were stranded on land in the Santa Ana River. Dispatchers received reports about 7:30 p.m. of people who were cut off from the banks by flash floods, a Police Department news release said. The helicopter, known as Air-1, responded to assist […]

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You never know when you might be tested

By   /  October 23, 2013  /  Opinion, San Bernardino Co, Survival  /  1 Comment

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It was one of those weird days in the Mojave Desert. Only in the Great Mojave while travelling the Mother Road can you come across a huge marble Chinese Lion that just kind of appeared out of nowhere and a body that was lying on the white fog line  of Route 66 that turned out […]

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Gun Control Alert: The APHA is Targeting Veterans and Their Guns – Girls Just Wanna Have Guns

By   /  October 15, 2013  /  News, Survival  /  Comments Off

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The American Public Health Association is now targeting veterans and their guns. Several months ago I wrote an article warning that the mental health discussion after Sandy Hook could lead to the back door to gun control. And now here we are. Obama is using the American Public Health Association as a pawn to go […]

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Incredible story, adventure, courage and guts

By   /  October 12, 2013  /  Survival  /  Comments Off

Courtesy of Press-Enterprise -  Margaret and Ken Crabill wrote a book about their adventures under the title: "Tomorrow”.

This incredible story ought to be shared with Cactus Thorns readers. It is written by Stephanie Schulte for the Press-Enterprise. A married couple now living in Murrieta sold their home, pooled all their worldly assets, learned all they could about sailing and navigating the open seas and oceans — and spent the next 16 years sailing 44,000 […]

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Yucca Valley family recovering from aftermath of natural disaster

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  News, Survival, Yucca Valley, yv feature  /  1 Comment

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               The aftermath of a flooded and mud-filled home » Yucca Valley – Those whom read the heart-wrenching story in the Hi-Desert Star — Mud fills house three feet deep in storm – will understand the sheer terror the Wargo family suddenly encountered during the last flooding and hail storm. After […]

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Start Billing For Rescue for Unprepared Hikers

By   /  May 7, 2013  /  Riverside Co, Survival  /  4 Comments

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This kind of stuff happens way too much. Someone gets tired or cold and they pull out the cell phone. They call 9-1-1 and ask for rescue. Thousands of dollars of resources are used to locate them and bring them to civilization. The taxpayer is stuck with the bill. Much of these funds come from […]

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