NEW YUCCA VALLEY FIRE ENGINE TOO BIG FOR THE STATION

More than two years after it was ordered, the Yucca Valley Fire Department finally has its new fire truck. Sort of. The truck, which was built on the East Coast and then driven to the West Coast—and then made the rounds of firefighting conventions—arrived at Station 41 in Yucca Valley

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*******CRITICAL MISSING PERSON ALERT*******

UPDATE 5:15 P.M. Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Joling found Ronald Anderson. He is safe and OK, and is being returned to his care facility.

The Sheriff’s Department is asking the public’s help in finding a critical missing person. Ronald Anderson is 84 years old, has white hair and brown eyes,

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TRIAL FOR CHRISTOPHER LEE, CHARGED IN MURDER OF ERIN CORWIN, MOVED TO SAN BERNARDINO

Christopher Lee—charged with the murder of Erin Corwin—and his attorney were in court again yesterday, to hear if a new judge will be assigned to their case. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… In a Joshua Tree courtroom today, Judge Rodney Cortez followed a court decision handed down by

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BREAKING NEWS: CHRISTOPHER LEE CASE TRANSFERRED TO SAN BERNARDINO COURT

Christopher Lee and his attorney were in court again today, to hear if a new judge will be assigned to their case. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details…

In a Joshua Tree courtroom today, Judge Rodney Cortez followed a court decision handed down by the Fourth Circuit court of

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CORONERS RELEASE NAMES OF VICTIMS OF TWO FATAL CRASHES

The San Bernardino County coroner’s office has released the names of the two victims of fatal crashes in Yucca Valley this past weekend. Killed in a single vehicle motorcycle crash early Friday morning was Brandon Beauchamp, 23, a Marine corporal with 7th Marines who has been stationed at the Twentynine

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FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED

The flash flood watch for portions of northwest Arizona and Southeast California has been canceled. Significant tropical moisture is now expected to remain confined to far southern California and southern Arizona. The threat of heavy rainfall and flash flooding has been diminished over central and southern Mohave county Arizona and

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN KILLED IN PALMS SPRINGS CRASH SUNDAY

A Yucca Valley woman was one of two people killed in a head-on crash on North Indian Canyon between I-10 and Tramview Road in Palm Springs yesterday. The fatal crash, just before 3:00 Sunday afternoon, closed the road for several hours. Palm Springs police reports a 2003 Acura Integra driven

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ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED IN YUCCA MESA CRASH SATURDAY

We have few details about a fatal crash in Yucca Valley Saturday afternoon, but what we do know is one person was killed, and three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Yucca Mesa Road and Douglas Drive at 12:40 p.m. One vehicle rolled over into

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THE OASIS STORYTELLING PROJECT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The City of Twentynine Palms and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society are applying to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a $50,000 Grant to complete The Oasis Storytelling Project. The project will add sculptures to National Park Drive that highlight the roles of native peoples and women in

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JOSHUA TREE FILM FESTIVAL

The Joshua Tree International Film Festival will bring stars to the desert under the stars this weekend. Maya Taylor from “Tangerine,” Jason Momoa from “Game of Thrones,” Bruce Greenwood from “Mad Men” are just a few of the big names who will be at the film festival this weekend. The

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FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING

One person was killed in an early morning crash in Yucca Valley. According to early reports, the traffic collision occurred at about 3:30 this morning at State Route 62 and Sage Avenue. Witnesses said the male rider was going east on the highway, missed the turn at Sage and hit

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FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING

One person was killed in an early morning fatal crash in Yucca Valley . According to early reports the traffic collision occurred at about 3:30 this morning at State Route 62 and sage. Witnesses said the male rider was going east on the highway, missed the turn at Sage

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LOCAL COUNTY FIRE CHIEF SAVES A LIFE, AND NOT IN A FIRE

Yucca Valley resident and San Bernardino County Fire Battalion Chief Steve Lasiter signed up to be a bone marrow donor about five years ago, during a bone marrow sign-up drive for Mark Gary, owner of Gary’s Tires in Joshua Tree. While he wasn’t a match for Gary, Lasiter was called

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4.5 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HITS BIG BEAR

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit at 9:10 this morning about 8 miles south of Big Bear Lake. The shallow earthquake was centered near Horse Meadow, just south of Barton Flats, where the Lake fire burned in June. Residents felt it as far away as La Quinta and Beaumont, and said

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ARSON BLAMED FOR FIRE IN VACANT YUCCA VALLEY OFFICE

Fire investigators were called to a fire in a vacant building in Yucca Valley last night. About 9:30 p.m., firefighters responded to the 58200 block of 29 Palms Highway for an audible fire alarm. Smoke had filled the building, but when firefighters opened the doors, the smoke dispersed; the building’s

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MORONGO MAN ACCUSED OF SOLICITING 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Sunday, accused of soliciting a 12-year-old girl for sex. Police from New Hampshire contacted the San Bernardino Crimes Against Children division August 31 about a 12-year-old girl who was receiving lewd photos and messages from Christopher Pate, 20, of the 9000 block of Ole

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR SOLICITING 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL FOR SEX

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Sunday, accused of soliciting a 12-year-old girl for sex. Police from New Hampshire contacted the San Bernardino Crimes Against Children division August 31 about a 12-year-old girl who was receiving lewd photos and messages from Christopher Pate, 20, of the 9000 block of Ole

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WINNERS OF THE ANNUAL “TASTE OF MORONGO BASIN” EVENT

A large crowd of Morongo Basin food enthusiasts were on hand at the Bell Center in Joshua Tree Saturday night for the 2015 “Taste of the Morongo Basin.” The popular annual event is a fund-raiser for the Rotary Club of Joshua Tree Foundation with proceeds going to local charities, community

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WATER – TOO MUCH AND TOO LITTLE

In the summer here, we can simultaneously have too little and too much of our most precious resource. Ranger Pam Tripp talks about water in the desert…

The word “monsoon” refers to a weather system that often brings storms with moisture to the dry, hot, summer desert. Visitors to Joshua

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TASTE OF MORONGO BASIN

It’s mid-September, so it’s time to get your yum on! Managing Editor Tami Roleff previews the lineup at the Taste of Morongo Basin tonight…

The Eighth Annual Taste of Morongo Basin is tonight! Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Joshua Tree, the extremely popular event will be held from 6

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