FOURTH GRADERS FREE AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, PROGRAM SATURDAY

Fourth graders can enjoy a special program in Joshua Tree National Park this Saturday. Park Ranger Pam Tripp reminds you that fourth graders and everyone in the car with them go to national parks for free… There is exciting news. Fourth graders are eligible for a free annual pass to

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COUNTY CONSIDERS JOSHUA TREE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, AGAIN

The San Bernardino County Planning Commission will try again to hold a meeting on a controversial 248-unit Housing development in Joshua Tree tomorrow morning. Last week, technical problems saw the meeting, which was supposed to be teleconferenced into the Joshua Tree County building complex, postponed. Reporter David Haldane has details…

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ONE IN JAIL AFTER A BLOODY FIGHT OVER HIGH ELECTRICITY BILLS

An argument over a high electricity bill led to a bloody fight and one man in jail Saturday. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 60200 block of Mirada Trail in Joshua Tree about 8:12 p.m. for an assault. The victim told deputies that he asked his

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RIDE AGAINST CHILD ABUSE SET FOR APRIL 15TH

Mark your calendar to take part in the Ride Against Child Abuse set for next month. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how be part of the effort… More than 160 Morongo Basin residents—both children and adults—were the victims of sexual abuse last year. The Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services

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FIRE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AT HOMESTEAD VALLEY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY

Officials from the fire department and Sheriff’s station will be at the Homestead Valley Community Council meeting Monday, March 21, to answer residents’ questions. Residents are also encouraged to come to the meeting to talk about the county plan and new guidelines for the siting and permitting of industrial-scale solar

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BUY TICKETS NOW FOR 29 PALMS MILITARY FILM FESTIVAL

Tickets are now available for the 29 Palms Military Film Festival, set for May 13 through May 15. The 29 Palms Military Film Festival will feature a prestigious line-up of 24 meticulously curated Hollywood classics, provocative documentaries, and war movies inspired by true stories. If purchased by Sunday, March 27,

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CORONER IDENTIFIES YUCCA VALLEY MAN KILLED BY FALLING TRUCK

The county coroner’s office has identified the Yucca Valley man who was killed Sunday when a truck fell on him. David Prudeaux, 60, was working on a Ford pick-up truck in the 57800 block of Joshua Lane just before 3 p.m. The truck he was working on slipped off its

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MAN KILLED WHEN TRUCK FALLS ON HIM IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY

The coroner’s office has identified the Yucca Valley man who was killed Sunday when a truck fell on him. David Prudeaux, 60, was working on a Ford pick-up truck in the 57800 block of Joshua Lane just before 3 p.m. the truck he was working on slipped off its supports

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TWO ACCUSED IN MAJOR VANDALISM TO YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

A juvenile and a Yucca Valley man were arrested Tuesday, accused of vandalizing Yucca Valley High School at least four times over nine months. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Shaunna Ables, three males broke into the school grounds after 10 p.m. on June 12 and June 22, 2015, and February 26

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JOSHUA TREE HOUSING PROJECT ON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

A controversial 248-unit housing development in Joshua Tree will go before the County Planning Commission tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the session will be teleconferenced to the Joshua tree County Government building… The proposed 248-unit gated development in Joshua Tree, known as Alta Mira, is the only agenda item on

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MORONGO BASIN MAC OPPOSES TWO CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE PROJECTS

No surprise last night as the Morongo Basin MAC came out against two controversial development projects in Joshua Tree. Reporter David Haldane was there and files this report… There was discussion but no argument last night as the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council unanimously adopted resolutions opposing two unpopular Joshua

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FIRE PROTECTION AND INSURANCE IN WONDER VALLEY

The San Bernardino County Fire Department has four options regarding fire and emergency services in Wonder Valley. Many people have questions about how these options would affect homeowners’ insurance. A representative from the California Department of Insurance will give a presentation at the Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 1/2 Amboy

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TWO ACCUSED, ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY FOR BURGLARY

Two people were arrested Thursday in Yucca Valley, accused of burglary. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7800 block of Hopi Trail in Yucca Valley about noon Thursday, for a burglary investigation. Evidence led deputies to the 3000 block of Hilton Avenue, where they found a

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STATE EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER 5 YEARS

The state’s prohibition against septic discharge in Yucca Valley has been officially delayed. The California Regional Water Quality Control Board held a public hearing in Yucca Valley Thursday morning and extended the septic discharge prohibition dates to accommodate the construction schedule of the sewer project. The Board adopted Hi-Desert Water

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THREE FIRES KEEP YUCCA VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS BUSY YESTERDAY

Yucca Valley firefighters were busy yesterday putting out fires. About 5 p.m. they responded to a motorhome fire near Old Woman Springs Road and Buena Vista. County Fire Captain Zach Taylor said the owners were about a mile away from where they had just purchased the motorhome when the engine

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MORONGO VALLEY FAMILY LEFT HOMELESS AFTER HOUSE FIRE

A Morongo Valley family is homeless after a fire destroyed their home and killed their dogs Tuesday afternoon. According to Morongo Valley Fire Chief Jock Johnson, the residents were not home when the fire started, but when they returned to their home in the 50900 block of Aspen Drive about

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TO FORM A MEDICAL MARIJUANA COMMITTEE

The subject of medical marijuana will be back in front of the Twentynine Palms City Council tonight. Reporter David Haldane checks the council’s agenda… The subject of medical marijuana will once again rear its controversial head in Twentynine Palms tonight when the city council considers forming an ad hoc committee

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TWO WONDER VALLEY HOMES BURN TO THE GROUND

Fire officials are investigating the cause of two fires that burned two Wonder Valley homes to the ground Sunday night just a few hours apart. Firefighters responded to multiple reports of the first single-story structure fire near Virginia and Meriweather Roads about 7:15 p.m., said San Bernardino County Fire spokesman

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RAINBOW STEW TO HOST FILM SUNDAY

Rainbow Stew will host a special screening of the one-hour film, “The Wisdom of the Grandmothers” Sunday, March 6, at 6 p.m. Grandmothers from Siberia to Patagonia are interviewed on the meaning of indigenous teachings. A suggested donation of $10 is requested. Rainbow Stew is located on the highway on

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THREE TWENTYNINE PALMS MEN ARRESTED FOR FELONY VANDALISM

Three Twentynine Palms men were arrested in the early morning hours of Thursday following vandalism to a vehicle earlier in the night. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman in the 2700 block of Canyon Road called 911 at 11:11 Wednesday night to report that two men had banged on

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