ARMED ROBBERY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MONDAY NIGHT

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an armed robbery in Twentynine Palms Monday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 9:30 p.m., a man entered the Circle K market, pointed a six-shooter gun at the clerk, and demanded money. The suspect then fled on foot toward the east. The suspect is described

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OUTRAGE OVER BRITISH SINGER SPRAY PAINTING JOSHUA TREE FLORA

Morongo Basin residents are in an uproar over a music video that shows a British singer spray painting a Joshua tree and cholla cactus. Beth Orton filmed the video for her song “1973” on a vacant Joshua Tree lot said to be owned by the Noah Purifoy Foundation; in the

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MEMORIAL DAY HISTORY

The origins of Memorial Day go back to the American Civil War, when more lives were lost than in any other war in U.S. history. The first celebration of Memorial Day — which was originally called Decoration Day — was held in Waterloo, New York, in 1866. Memorial Day was

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WONDER VALLEY MAN ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

A Wonder Valley man says he was tased and then robbed at gunpoint by suspects he says were members of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man went to his neighbor’s home about 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning where he saw two men who said they

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK SWIRLING IN CONTROVERSY

Some Yucca Valley parents and students are upset about two photos in the high school’s recently published yearbook. In the Senior Superlative section of the yearbook, under the heading of “Teacher’s Nightmare,” a male student is pointing a gun at an American government textbook, and the female student is holding

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MAN HIT AND KILLED WALKING ON SIDE OF STATE ROUTE 62 IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A man was hit from behind by a pickup truck and killed while walking along Highway 62 Wednesday morning. According to Deputy Jared Dominick, at about 10:48 a.m., Timothy Gleason, 49, of Twentynine Palms, was walking eastbound on the south side of State Route 62 on the bridge over the

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FATAL PEDESTRIAN VERSUS PICKUP TRUCK CRASH IN 29 PALMS THIS MORNING

A man was killed while walking along Highway 62 Wednesday morning. According to Deputy Jared Dominick, at about 10:48 this morning, an unidentified male in his forties was walking eastbound on the south side of State Route 62 on the bridge over the wash at Smoketree in Twentynine Palms. He

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JOSHUA TREE MAN DIES AFTER CEMENT TRUCK ROLLS OVER

A Joshua Tree man died of a heart attack after a crash involving a cement truck Monday morning. According to the California Highway Patrol, Dennis Glascock, 57, of Joshua Tree, was driving a cement truck loaded with cement eastbound on Highway 62 near mile marker 53 about 6:15 a.m. when

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JOSHUA TREE MAN DIES AFTER CEMENT TRUCK OVERTURNS IN WONDER VALLEY

We have more information about a crash involving a cement truck Monday morning. According to a family member, Dennis Glascock, 57, of Joshua Tree, was driving a cement truck on Highway 62 near mile marker 63 shortly after 6 a.m. when the truck drifted onto the shoulder into soft sand

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SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES INVESTIGATE TWENTYNINE PALMS SHOOTING

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help concerning a shooting in Twentynine Palms Saturday night. According to the Sheriff’s Department, about 10 p.m., multiple residents called to report at least three shots fired in the 6400 block of Desert Queen Avenue. Arriving deputies found a 27-year-old man who

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VICTIMS, CIRCUMSTANCES, OF THURSDAY FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASHES RELEASED

The Riverside County Coroner and CHP investigators have released the victims’ names and the circumstances of two motorcycle crashes on the Morongo Grade Thursday night. Blake Creel, from Tallahassee, Florida, a 20-year-old Marine Lance Corporal with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines in Twentynine Palms, was pronounced deceased at Desert Regional Medical

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LEARN ABOUT HEALTHY FOOD WITH TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE

Transition Joshua Tree is holding a special event Sunday, where participants can learn about healthy food, gardening, and vegetables. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… “The Magic and Colors of Pesto” is the title of a program this Sunday, May 22nd from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Joshua Tree

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VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS EXTRAVAGANZA SATURDAY AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Make plans to support the talented and hard-working students of Yucca Valley High School this Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to the third annual extravaganza… The Yucca Valley High School will present its Fourth Annual Extravaganza, an event designed to showcase the talents of the visual and performing

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TWO MOTORCYCLISTS INJURED IN CRASH ON MORONGO GRADE

One motorcyclist died, and another was injured, in a crash on the Morongo Grade Thursday night. At about 6:39 p.m., Blake Creel, 20, of Twentynine Palms was riding a 2004 Yamaha R6 westbound on State Route 62 in the right lane, east of North Indian Canyon. Jared Patrick, 20, also

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER PORN IS FOUND AT A SCHOOL BUS STOP

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday after students found pornography at a school bus stop. According to a Sheriff’s report, students from Onaga Elementary school were at a bus stop near El Dorado Drive and Balsa Avenue in Yucca Valley where they found pornographic images. Deputies responded to the

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STUDENTS FIND PORN AT BUS STOP; YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday after students found pornography at a school bus stop. According to a Sheriff’s report, students from Onaga Elementary school were at a bus stop near El Dorado Drive and Balsa Avenue in Yucca Valley where they found pornographic images. Deputies responded to the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK EXPECTS TO DOUBLE NUMBER OF VISITORS

If you visited Joshua Tree National Park this spring, you may have noticed long lines of cars at park entrances and lots of cars and people inside the park. Managing editor Tami Roleff says, in the second part of a three-part report, the park service expects our local national park

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS ON ROADS

The Yucca Valley Town Council got some good news and some bad news about the condition of its roads at its meeting Tuesday night during a report on the town’s capital improvement project five-year plan. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains in the first part of a three-part report… During the

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MAN WHO ASSAULTED 12-YEAR-OLD AT THE JOSHUA TREE MUSIC FESTIVAL SOUGHT

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an assault over the weekend at the Joshua Tree Music Fest. According to a Sheriff’s report, a mother brought her 12-year-old son to Hi-Desert Medical Center about 8 p.m. Saturday night. The mother said her son was strangled and body slammed by a man, identified

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INAUGURAL TWENTYNINE PALMS MILITARY FILM FESTIVAL WRAPS UP THREE-DAY EVENT

The Twentynine Palms Military Film Festival, celebrating, military films and the courage that inspired them, wrapped up its three-day inaugural event Sunday. Los Angeles-based event management company Basic Lead produced the event Friday through Sunday, featuring screenings of 24 films and documentaries shown on screens at open-air venues—Smith’s Ranch Drive-In

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