EXTREME HEAT CONTINUES, OFFICIALS ASK FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION

The first day of summer featured an Extreme Heat warning and the heat will remain in triple digits well into next week, according to the National Weather Service. Summer officially began at 3:34 p.m. Monday. By 5 p.m., daytime temperature records were set in several Riverside County cities including Palm

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HEAT WAVE WILL PEAK TODAY AND TOMORROW, COOLING CENTERS OPEN

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through 9 p.m. Wednesday night, with the hottest days expected to be Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures throughout the Morongo Basin are expected to reach up to 110 in Yucca Valley to 118 degrees in Twentynine Palms today. Heat-related illnesses such

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet 3 p.m. Monday, June 20. On the agenda, the council—which represents residents in Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley—will present a slide show of existing and potential industrial solar fields on private lands. Officials from the Sheriff’s Department, county fire, and

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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, June 20. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Sportsman Club on Sunburst Avenue in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ISSUED FOR SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from 10 a.m. Sunday through 9 p.m. Wednesday, with the hottest days expected to be Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures throughout the Morongo Basin are expected to reach up to 110 in Yucca Valley to 118 degrees in Twentynine Palms. Heat-related

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EARTHQUAKE CENTERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A 3.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the Morongo Basin at 10:02 this morning. The quake was centered in the Sky Harbor area of town, just inside the boundaries of Joshua Tree National Park near Black Rock Canyon campground. Z107.7 has not received any reports of damage or injuries.

A FIRE CAUSES EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO A DESERT HEIGHTS AREA HOME THIS MORNING

An early morning fire caused extensive damage to a single-story home in the Desert Heights area west of Twentynine palms early this morning. Fire Chief Jim Thompson said the fire was reported at about 2:00 a.m. this morning at a single family residence in the 2100 block of Pampas. Twentynine

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“FACTS AND FARCE” BRING A FULL HOUSE TO A MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET MEETING

In a demonstration of community interest rarely seen at a budget planning workshop, nearly 50 residents turned up at last night’s budget workshop at the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report … Empowered by last week’s defeat of the proposed Fire Tax, and hopped

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CONVICTED ARMED ROBBER ARRESTED AFTER WONDER VALLEY MOTORCYCLE THEFT

A Wonder Valley man, already on probation for Armed Robbery, was arrested Sunday, accused of stealing a motorcycle from his neighbor. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man in the 85800 block of Eddie Albert Drive in Wonder Valley called the Sheriff’s Department about 12:30 Sunday afternoon to say he

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN KILLED IN SINGLE CAR ROLLOVER EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms Woman was killed and a passenger injured in a single-car rollover crash on State Route 62 east of Twentynine Palms yesterday afternoon. According to the County Coroner, at 2:31 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, the California Highway Patrol received a 911 call reporting a single-vehicle rollover on

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CAL FIRE SUSPENDS BURN PERMITS

While recent rains this winter and spring have been a welcome sight in California, drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono Counties. This suspension

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERS CHEER CAMP

The City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Cheer Camp. This fun-filled, team spirit camp will be instructed by Coach Tresa Oden and Twentynine Palms High School cheerleaders. Participants will learn cheers, chants, dances, stunts, teamwork, and much more. Participants in kindergarten through eighth grades

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A 5.2 EARTHQUAKE RATTLES THE MORONGO BASIN THIS MORNING

Morongo Basin Residents were rattled out their beds this morning by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake. The U.S. Geological Society said the trembler hit at 1:04 a.m. and was centered at 13.7 miles north-northwest of Borrego Springs, 14.9 miles east-southeast of Anza, and 26.7 miles south of Palm Springs. Between 1:06

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FELON FOUND WITH WEAPONS, POLICE BADGE AND EQUIPMENT

A convicted felon was arrested Tuesday night, after he was found with weapons and law enforcement equipment. About 9 p.m., deputies received a tip that John Channell, 37, of Twentynine Palms, was in a room at America’s Best Motel, in the 71800 block of 29 Palms Highway in Twentynine Palms.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FELON FOUND WITH WEAPONS, LAW ENFORCEMENT GEAR

A convicted felon was arrested Tuesday night, after he was found with weapons and law enforcement equipment. About 9 p.m., deputies received a tip that John Channell, 37, of Twentynine Palms, was in a room at America’s Best Motel, in the 71800 block of 29 Palms Highway in Twentynine Palms.

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IN REGIONAL ELECTION RESULTS, INCUMBENTS HOLD LOCAL SEATS

Incumbents were winning all local seats in yesterday’s primary election in San Bernardino County, in most cases by a two-to-one margin. U.S. Representative Paul Cook, a Republican from Yucca Valley, had more than twice as many votes as his nearest competitor, Democrat Rita Ramirez, for his seat in the 8th

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ACCUSED OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of child endangerment. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were making extra patrols in the 4300 block of Adobe Road. An abandoned home in the neighborhood had been burglarized recently, and deputies noticed about 9:45 p.m. Friday night that items

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED WITH MILITARY SMOKE GRENADE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday after he was found with a military smoke grenade. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were investigating a case of assault with a deadly weapon about 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. James Baele, 40, was identified as a suspect in the assault. About 5:30

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ONE OF NINE SOLDIERS KILLED IN TEXAS FLOOD

A Twentynine Palms woman was among nine soldiers killed Thursday when their light vehicle overturned in a training exercise during severe flooding in Texas. Specialist Christine Faith Armstrong, 27, of Twentynine Palms entered active-duty military service in February 2014. She was assigned to Fort Hood that September. According to

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CHECK WITH FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR BURN PERMITS

County firefighters remind residents that permits are needed for campfires, warming fires, and burning vegetation. The permits are free, simply stop by your local fire station to get a permit. After you’ve received your permit, call to see if the burn permits have been suspended. Regardless of location or permit

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