TWO FIRES IN MORONGO BASIN OVER WEEKEND; ONE DOG KILLED

Morongo Basin firefighters were busy with two house fires over the weekend, including one in which a dog was killed. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, Yucca Valley Fire Station 41, assisted by firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, and CalFire, were called just after 2 p.m. Sunday

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ROAD WORK ON HIGHWAY 62 MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

Maintenance crews from the California Department of Transportation will continue crack sealing the pavement on Highway 62 near the Arizona border, from between Vidal Junction and Earp Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22. Crews will be working on a seven-mile segment in the proximity of Rio Mesa Drive (post

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FATAL CRASH FRIDAY IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

One person is dead following a two-car crash in Desert Hot Springs early Friday morning. According to Desert Hot Springs police, just before 5:15 a.m., two cars collided on Palm Drive, just south of Camino Campanero. Both vehicles were badly damaged in the collision. Firefighters had to use the Jaws

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WOMAN KIDNAPPED IN YUCCA VALLEY, BEATEN AND HELD IN A CAR FOR 3 DAYS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman, holding her in his car for three days. Sheriff’s investigators say the victim said she was camping and met David Graham, 36, Sunday, March 12, who convinced her to get into his car. Once in the

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YUCCA VALLEY TRANSIENT ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING, FALSE IMPRISONMENT

A Yucca Valley transient was arrested early Thursday morning, accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman. According to Sheriff’s reports, the woman said she was camping when she met David Graham, 36, on Sunday, March 12, who convinced her to get into his car. Once in the car, he held

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ANNOUNCES 2017 GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Copper Mountain College Foundation announced Yvonna Mullen of Twentynine Palms High School the 2017 Greenleaf Scholarship winner. The scholarship will pay tuition, books and fees, plus living expenses while Mullen is a student at Copper Mountain College and while she completes a degree at a four-year institute. Mullen’s mother Sumiko

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PUTS MORATORIUM ON MASSAGE PARLORS

The Twentynine Palms City Council last night took action on massage parlors and taxis, but not on vacation rentals. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this story… If you want to open a massage parlor in Twentynine Palms, you may have to cool your heels a bit. The City

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: MASSAGE PARLORS, VACATION RENTALS, AND TAXIS

Massage parlors, vacation rentals and taxi stands are on tonight’s agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Here with more is reporter David Haldane… If you harbor feelings about massage parlors, you might want to attend tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council. On the agenda: a proposal to

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO MEET; DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE PLAN REPORT POSTPONED

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will meet with a sparse agenda tonight, following the cancellation of a major presentation. Here with the details is reporter David Haldane… Joshua Tree residents anxious to learn more about a Caltrans plan to slow traffic through their business district will have to wait

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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

Daylight Saving Time started at 2 a.m. this morning. Spring forward, fall back. Did you remember to change your clocks? If you didn’t, you’re late! And while you’re at it, change the batteries in your smoke alarms, too.

SPRING FORWARD THIS WEEKEND AND CHANGE YOUR SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES

The days are getting longer and that means it’s time to change our clocks again. Kirby Davis says to move your clocks one hour ahead before you go to bed Saturday night…

March 12 is the start of Daylight Saving Time and it’s time to “spring forward” one hour, which

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SPRING FORWARD THIS WEEKEND AND CHANGE SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES

The days are getting longer and that means it’s time to change our clocks again. Kirby Davis says to move your clocks one hour ahead before you go to bed Saturday night…

March 12 is the start of Daylight Saving Time and it’s time to “spring forward” one hour, which

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROAD TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, UTAH TRAIL, CLOSED FOR PAVING

If you’re planning on going to Joshua Tree National Park through the Twentynine Palms entrance today (Thursday, March 9), you better make other plans. The city of Twentynine Palms is paving Utah Trail from 29 Palms Highway to the park’s entrance gate today, and the road will be closed until

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL DISCUSSES VACATION HOME RENTALS

The Yucca Valley Town Council had a preliminary discussion about vacation home rentals at its meeting last night. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there, and has more… The Yucca Valley Town council heard a report on vacation home rentals at its meeting last night. During public comment, resident Gwendolyn Jones

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THREE HISTORIC FAMILY HEIRLOOM WAGON WHEELS STOLEN IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley family is devastated to discover that three antique wagon wheels that were on a wagon that had brought their family west 140 years ago had been stolen from their front yard. A Sheriff’s report said sometime between February 27 and March 3, the 40-inch, dark brown wooden

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS MONDAY

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday, March 6. Staff representatives will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government.

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ROAD CLOSURES PLANNED FOR “BACK ROAD TO VEGAS”

Travelers who plan to take “the back roads” to Las Vegas in March, take note: several roads will be closed to all traffic between noon and 10 p.m. between through March 18 while Union Pacific upgrades the railroad tracks. The Kelbaker Road crossing at Kelso will be closed March 4.

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MARINES REVEAL PLANS TO HELICOPTER 1,500 TORTOISES OUT OF JOHNSON VALLEY

Federal land management and defense officials have signed off on plans by the U.S. Marine Corps to move as many as 1,500 desert tortoises from an area recently acquired for training in Johnson Valley. The largest tortoise relocation effort ever in the Mojave Desert is toward the end of this

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ACCUSED OF MURDER, ARRESTED

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Wednesday, accused of murder. According to the Desert Hot Springs police, officers were sent to the 13300 block of Verbena Drive about 10 p.m. Tuesday night for a call of shots fired. When they arrived, they found Steven Nelson, 49, had been shot.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MOVES TO BAN STREET SALES

The Twentynine Palms City Council last night expressed its opinion regarding hawking and peddling on city streets in no uncertain terms: It doesn’t like it. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this report… If you’re a street vendor in Twentynine Palms, your days may be numbered. In a unanimous

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