YUCCA VALLEY MAN KILLED IN I-10 CRASH IN WHITEWATER SUNDAY

A 75-year-old Yucca Valley man has been identified as the fatal victim in a collision on the 10 freeway in Whitewater early Sunday. Paul James Preshaw was driving eastbound in a 2015 Dodge van in the slow lane approaching the Highway 62 interchange about 12:30 a.m. when he collided with

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3-DAY WEEKENDS BRING HOLIDAY TRAFFIC: SOME SAFETY TIPS

Three-day holiday weekends typically bring a spike in traffic. Caltrans is advising motorists that traffic may impact your Labor Day weekend. To make your traveling easier, plan ahead so you know before you go. Monitor traffic and weather via radio, TV, and social media. Use Caltrans Quickmap to monitor traffic

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VEHICLE BURGLARIES IN JOSHUA TREE

Two vehicles just a few doors apart were burglarized in Joshua Tree sometime Tuesday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, two residents in the 60700 block of Mirada Trail went out to their cars parked in their driveways between 6 and 6:30 a.m. One resident discovered that a window in

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COUNTY CORRECTS RECORD ON JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER

Anyone who was looking toward the Joshua Tree Retreat Center as the villain in a string of negative stories involving the historic venue and several large concerts there has been looking in the wrong direction. The facility came under scrutiny following the recent, lawful clearing of three acres to improve

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF SLASHING HER SON WITH A KNIFE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Tuesday evening, accused of slashing her son with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was called to the 72800 block of Sun Valley Drive in Twentynine Palms shortly before 8 p.m. concerning a domestic disturbance. Adena Sowell, 41, started arguing with

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JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER SAYS LAND CLEARING IS NECESSARY AND FAIR

Every day, thousands of motorists pass by the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, and only a fraction of them are likely to notice the subtle physical changes that take place on the 400 acres it has occupied for 80 years. But earlier this week, when the facility cleared three acres at

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MAN ESCAPES INJURY FOLLOWING CRASH OF GLIDER-STYLE AIRCRAFT

A man escaped injury following a crash of an ultralight aircraft in the Flamingo Heights neighborhood of Yucca Valley Monday evening. Just after 7 p.m., the man was coming in for a landing in the 600 block of Cherokee Trail, just west of Old Woman Springs Road, and missed the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER AFTER STABBING

A Yucca Valley man has been accused of attempted murder after a stabbing. Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Crowl said on Friday, August 26, deputies were called to a report of a stabbing in the 7100 block of Airway Avenue in Yucca Valley about 1:20 pm, . Responding deputies found the victim,

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMEN’S AGAPE TO MEET THURSDAY

Yucca Valley Women’s Agape International will host speaker Christine Potter at the club’s monthly meeting, Thursday, September 1. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at the Sizzler in Yucca Valley. The cost is $16.60. For more information, call Sonya Fox at 760-369-1318 or Bobbie Brewer at 760-409-9016.

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ARRESTED WITH $500K+ IN WARRANTS

A Joshua Tree woman with more than $500,000 in misdemeanor warrants was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of drug possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped Toni Cagle, 31, as she was walking near the intersection of Sunset and El Cajon in Joshua Tree. The deputy determined that Cagle

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34-YEAR-OLD WONDER VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF MOLESTING CHILD UNDER 10

A Wonder Valley man was arrested on warrants Wednesday morning, accused of child molestation and intimidating a witness. According to Sheriff’s reports, on December 28, 2015, the parents of a young girl reported that they just discovered that a family friend, later identified as Nicholas Buskirk, 34, had sexually

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STATE SAYS TWO AREA FOR-PROFIT EVENTS CAN’T USE VOLUNTEER LABOR

Two Joshua Tree event promoters, one a candidate for public office, are conducting business illegally, according to the State of California. The Joshua Tree International Film Festival and the Joshua Tree Music Festivals both offer free event passes and perks in exchange for so called “volunteers” to work preparing for

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MOTHER ARRESTED AFTER CHILD FOUND ALONE IN YUCCA VALLEY PARK

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested after her young child was found alone in a park Sunday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, a park visitor reported about 6 p.m. that a 4-year-old had been at Jacob’s Park, at the corner of Hopi and Onaga Trails, for over an hour;

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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, August 22. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at Reach Out, 7255 Joshua Lane, Suite C in Yucca Valley. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

ROLL OVER CAR CRASH NEAR COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FRIDAY MORNING

UPDATE 5 P.M. FRIDAY:

A Twentynine Palms woman was seriously injured Friday morning when her SUV rolled over in Joshua Tree. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Randy O’Brien, Adrianna Warren, 25, was driving westbound on Highway 62 at 11 a.m. when for unknown reasons, the tire tread separated on

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BLUE CUT FIRE UPDATE: FREEWAY RE-OPENED, SOME MANDATORY EVACUATIONS LIFTED, THREE ARRESTED FOR LOOTING

Fire officials are making progress in the Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino county near the Cajon Pass. After exploding to 30,000 acres in under 24 hours in the first day, by today, officials estimate its size at about 36,000 acres, and say it is 26 percent contained. And good

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BLUE CUT FIRE UPDATE: 4 PERCENT CONTAINED, NORTHBOUND 15 RE-OPENED

Firefighters are making slow progress against the Blue Cut Fire in the Cajon Pass area. Wednesday morning, the wildfire was estimated at 30,000 acres. By Thursday morning, the fire growth had slowed; fire officials estimated it at 31,689 acres and 4 percent contained. Nearly 1,600 firefighters are on scene fighting

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FIRE EXPLODES IN CAJON PASS; TRAFFIC DIVERTED INTO MORONGO BASIN

A wildfire in the Cajon Pass was raging out of control Tuesday, and its effects can be felt in the Morongo Basin. The Blue Cut Fire started about 10:30 Tuesday morning west of Interstate 15 and by midnight had exploded to more than 18,000 acres with zero percent containment. The

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ONE DEAD, FOUR OTHERS RESCUED IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS WHILE HIKING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SATURDAY

A 56-year old woman died Saturday while hiking in the Cottonwood area of Joshua Tree National Park. About 10 a.m., a family group began hiking to the Mastodon Peak Trail. They missed the sign for Mastodon and continued toward Lost Palms Oasis. They realized they had missed their trail and

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS WOMAN WINS OLYMPIC MEDAL FOR WEIGHTLIFTING

A woman who was born and raised in Desert Hot Springs won the bronze medal in weightlifting at the Olympics in Rio Sunday. Sarah Robles, 28, won the United States’ first weightlifting medal in 16 years. Robles lifted 126 kilograms in the snatch, and 160 in the clean and jerk,

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