MEETING ON PROPOSED YUCCA VALLEY TAX MEASURES TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley will hold informational sessions for the two tax measures placed on the November ballot for Yucca Valley voters. Measure Y would provide local funds (that are protected by law from the state), for local town services, including public safety and street and pothole repair. Measure

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday.

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPO THIS WEEKEND

The fourth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo starts Saturday morning with an art fair on the lawn at the 29 Palms Inn, and an opening reception at the 29 Palms Art Gallery Saturday evening. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… The fourth annual Joshua Tree National Park

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SUSPECT IN CUSTODY IN STABBING DEATH OF MAN IN YUCCA VALLEY

A man was stabbed to death in Yucca Valley Wednesday morning, and Sheriff’s deputies have a man in custody. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called 911 at 7:37 Wednesday morning to report her boyfriend had been stabbed in the 7600 block of Cibola Trail. Responding paramedics pronounced the

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SUSPECT IDENTIFIED IN YUCCA VALLEY MURDER

The Sheriff’s Department has released the name of the suspect arrested for the murder of a Yucca Valley man. Carlos Herrera, 40, of Twentynine Palms, is accused of stabbing a still-unidentified man to death in the 7600 block of Cibola Avenue in Yucca Valley about 7:30 Wednesday morning. The victim’s

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PICK UP TRUCK VERSUS SCHOOL BUS CRASH SNARLS TRAFFIC; TWO MINOR INJURIES

A crash between a school bus and a pick-up truck snarled traffic on Highway 62 during the morning commute today. There were no children on the school bus, and two minor injuries. Thomas Knie, 69, of El Toro, was driving his 2002 Chevy pick-up truck eastbound on Highway 62. A

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS: A CSEA ACCORD, WE CLARIFY NO TEACHERS AGREEMENT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Trustees meets in regular session tonight. An agreement with non-teaching employees is expected. While Z107.7 News yesterday indicated a pending teacher’s agreement, reporter David Haldane clarifies that the negotiation process is still unsettled and ongoing… The Morongo Unified School District is set to

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THE WINNERS OF THIS YEAR’S “TASTE OF MORONGO” EVENT

A large crowd of Morongo Basin food enthusiasts were on hand at the Bell Center in Joshua Tree Saturday night for the 2016 “Taste of the Morongo Basin.” The big winners for the night were the Middle Eastern Restaurant, taking the Judges’ Choice and best international, and Papa’s Smokehouse, taking

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HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP IN JOSHUA TREE MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, September 12. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

WARRANT ARRESTS REVEAL SUSPICIOUS ITEMS

Two people were arrested following a routine traffic stop early Wednesday morning for arrest warrants. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle at Two Mile Road and Lazy Joe Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 2 a.m. Inside the vehicle, the driver, Ryan Murdock, 41, of Twentynine Palms,

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TWO ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY FOR ALTERED WEAPON

Two Yucca Valley residents were arrested Wednesday afternoon when they were found with a gun that had its serial number filed off. According to a Sheriff’s report, an absentee homeowner in the 58100 block of Pueblo Trail in Yucca Valley asked for a check on her home. When deputies arrived

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BURGLARY SUSPECT ARRESTED FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of burglary. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a traffic stop on a black Dodge Challenger near Sunburst Avenue and East Appian Way in Joshua Tree about 12:30 p.m. Thursday. After giving the deputy several false names, a man

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EIGHT MEN ARRESTED FOLLOWING MARIJUANA RAIDS IN MORONGO BASIN WEDNESDAY

DEPUTIES RAID EIGHT PROPERTIES, ARREST EIGHT, IN MARIJUANA ERADICATION SWEEP Sheriff’s deputies raided eight properties in Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, and Landers Wednesday, seizing more than 1,800 marijuana plants and arresting eight people. According to Sheriff’s reports, starting about 8:30 a.m., deputies from the specialized Marijuana Enforcement Team went to

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HI-DESERT HEALTH CLINICS TO PRESCRIBE “TAKE A HIKE” FOR FREE PARK ENTRY

The doctors at the Hi-Desert Family Health Clinics in cooperation with Joshua Tree National Park will be writing important prescriptions for health. Reporter Kirby Davis said they will recommend patients “Take a Hike”… The Hi-Desert Family Health Clinics are partnering with Joshua Tree National Park to get the clinics’ patients

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CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE CONCERT RESULTS IN ONLY TWO ARRESTS

The three-day concert at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center last weekend was relatively quiet and peaceful. The Sheriff’s Department reports that only two arrests were made during the event. Daniel Cruz, 22, of Anaheim, allegedly approached security guards about 9:30 p.m. Sunday and asked if they had any drugs for

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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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