MISSING MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN

Sheriff’s officials are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Morongo Valley woman. On March 14, 2017, Krista Bowman, 32 left her mother’s residence to visit a male friend in Colorado. Bowman was driving her silver Toyota Avalon and her last known location was in Fort Garland, Colorado.

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MULTIPLE AGENCIES CALLED TO SUSPECTED DRUG LAB IN MORONGO VALLEY THURSDAY

A major drug lab was raided in Morongo Valley yesterday. Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies were following an investigation that led them to a home in the 50700 block of Laurel Lane in Morongo Valley about 10:40 a.m. and when they arrived, they found honey oil and butane in the home’s

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LOCAL PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS HOLD GRADUATION CEREMONIES TONIGHT

Both Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools will hold graduation ceremonies tonight. In Twentynine Palms the diplomas will be handed out at 7:30 at Tom Nicoll stadium. All attendees must have a ticket. For information call Twentynine Palms High School at 760-367-9591. For Yucca Valley High School, graduation ceremonies

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YUCCA VALLEY ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED

A Yucca Valley man was arrested in connection with a robbery at Payless Shoes last month. On May 21, deputies were called to the Payless Shoe Store in Yucca Valley about 6:30 p.m. for a report of an armed robbery. The clerk told deputies that a man entered the store,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL: TAX LIENS AND SCHOOL ROAD PROJECTS ON AGENDA

Tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council will start with a recognition of Morongo Unified School District Superintendent Tom Baumgarten, followed by recognition of the town’s employees of the year. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the rest of the agenda… Following a routine consent agenda, the Yucca Valley

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MORE THAN 30 ANIMALS SEIZED IN ANIMAL NEGLECT CASE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms Animal Control officers and Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a case of suspected animal cruelty. According to a Sheriff’s reports, deputies were called to the 75100 block of Mayfair Drive in Twentynine Palms about 11 p.m. to perform a welfare check on a child living at the home. While

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BOARD MEMBERS SOUGHT FOR COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County is looking for new members to serve on its board of directors. The Community Action Partnership is a non-profit organization that serves over 800,000 low-income residents through programs such as Energy, Education, and Environmental Services, Family Development Program, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance,

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MORE THAN 30 ANIMALS SEIZED IN ANIMAL NEGLECT CASE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms Animal Control officers and Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a case of suspected animal cruelty. According to a Sheriff’s reports, deputies were called to the 75100 block of Mayfair Drive in Twentynine Palms about 11 p.m. to perform a welfare check on a child living at the home. While

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CREDIT CARD RING TARGETING OUR MORONGO BASIN COMMUNITIES

A ring of credit card thieves appear to be working the Morongo Basin. Since Sunday, at least six Morongo Basin residents have reported that someone has stolen their credit and debit card information and made withdrawals at various ATMs in Torrance. Every withdrawal has been $500 and change, and some

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FIREFIGHTERS UNION SAY TWENTYNINE PALMS COVERAGE AFFECTED IF WONDER VALLEY CLOSES

The union that represents county firefighters is concerned about preliminary plans to close the Wonder Valley Fire Station while the Ludlow station remains unmanned. Firefighters Local 935 President Jim Grigoli said the current proposed county budget would see Wonder Valley close, leaving Twentynine Palms covered by a single fire engine

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YUCCA VALLEY GRUBSTAKE PARADE WINNERS

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners for the Grubstake Days parade, held Saturday. Taking first place in the dance category was the Star Twirlers Square Dance club, and first place in the band category went to Yucca Valley High School. Vintage Iron Tractors were first in

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TWO SOUGHT AFTER EMPLOYEE IS SHOT DURING A YUCCA VALLEY ARMED ROBBERY

Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help in finding two suspects who shot an employee of a Yucca Valley restaurant during a robbery early Monday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, the two men entered the Castaneda’s restaurant in the 56500 block of 29 Palms Highway about 4:30 a.m.

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SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN ARMED ROBBERY IN YUCCA VALLEY EARLY MONDAY MORNING

An employee at a Yucca Valley restaurant was shot during an armed robbery early Monday morning. About 4:15 a.m. two men entered Castaneda’s restaurant, in the 56500 block of 29 Palms Highway and demanded money from the clerk. One of the men shot the clerk in the head; he was

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MEMORIAL DAY CLOSURES

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, post offices, and Copper Mountain College will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 29, in observance of

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS CHARGED FRIDAY IN MURDER OF CATHEDRAL CITY MAN

A Desert Hot Springs man was formally charged Friday in the murder of a Cathedral City man in March. Police say that they received multiple calls of shots fired about 10:30 p.m. March 29 in the 66100 block of 6th Street in Desert Hot Springs. The victim, Jose Vargas, 23,

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DEPUTIES ASK FOR PUBLIC’S HELP IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE

Deputies are asking for the public’s help concerning a structure fire in Twentynine Palms that is being investigated by the County Fire Department’s arson investigators. On Wednesday, May 24, the Sheriff’s Department received numerous phone calls shortly after 8:24 p.m. about a fire in the 6400 block of Yucca Avenue.

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67TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS UNDERWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The 67th annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days celebration kicked off last night with a mixer at the Elks Lodge. Events through May 29 include a golf tournament, parade, carnival, rodeo, pancake breakfast, Pony Express rider, and 5K and 10K run, and 2K walk. Saturday, May 27, enjoy a pancake breakfast

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BRITISH APPAREL MARKETING TEAM CRITICIZED FOR ILLEGAL NATIONAL PARK ABUSE

A group of young men who travel the world and film themselves doing stunts to promote a British clothing brand recently released a video of themselves breaking several laws in Joshua Tree National Park. The group of nine men can be seen running up and launching themselves off a Joshua

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FIRE DESTROYS A JOSHUA TREE HOME

A home in the Desert Heights area of Twentynine Palms is a total loss after a fire Tuesday afternoon, and smoke from the fire could be seen for miles. Firefighters from Twentynine Palms, Wonder Valley, the Combat Center, and Joshua Tree were called to the home of Joanie Johnson and

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ARMED ROBBERY AT PAYLESS SHOES IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an armed robbery at the Payless Shoe Store in Yucca Valley. About 6:30 p.m. Monday, the suspect entered the store in the 57900 block of 29 Palms Highway, lifted his shirt to show a gun, and demanded the store clerk give him cash from the

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