CHRISTMAS IN JULY CRAFT FAIR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS NEXT WEEK

It’s Christmas in July at the Twentynine Palms Elk Lodge next Saturday. A craft fair, featuring more vendors selling everything from Stampin’ Up to gourds to photography to aprons to beads and more, will be held from 7 to 3 at the Elk Lodge, 6501 Elk Trail in Twentynine Palms.

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ART RECEPTIONS IN JOSHUA TREE DURING SECOND SATURDAY ART CRAWL

The Second Saturday Art Crawl continues tonight with opening receptions at several Joshua Tree art galleries. Gallery 62 will feature works by Kat Johnson, Noreen Lawlor, Erick Johnson, Mark Spangenberg, and Jeffrey Turner at their “Ides of Summer” show. The show is up through July 31, and the gallery is

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JURY DELIBERATING IN MURDER TRIAL AFTER A MARINE WAS BY SHOT ANOTHER MARINE

The jury in the murder trial of Brock Myers started their deliberations Thursday morning and will continue them today. Myers, 25, is accused of shooting and killing his roommate, 26-year-old Steven Kohus, in the head in March 2014. Both Myers and Kohus were corporals in the Marine Corps attached to

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FEATURED FUGITIVE LOCATED AND ARRESTED IN JOSHUA TREE

A Morongo Valley man who was featured on the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station’s “Fugitive Friday” Facebook page was captured Wednesday afternoon in Joshua Tree. According to Sheriff’s reports, Justin Brinkley, 27, also known as Justin Case, was wanted on a $50,000 warrant for possession of stolen property. A tip led

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT THURSDAY MORNING

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early this morning after leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit through residential neighborhoods. A Sheriff’s report states that deputies attempted to stop Cory Bryant, 33, for speeding near Alta Loma and Alta Avenue about 4 a.m. Bryant refused to stop and led deputies on

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SEARCH FOR MISSING AZUSA MAN IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CALLED OFF

Joshua Tree National Park re-opened Keys’ View Road Tuesday after an unsuccessful search operation over the weekend for a missing Azusa man. Michael Rodriguez, 58, left his home in Azusa June 20 and hasn’t been seen since then. The missing man’s blue Hyundai Elantra was seen on surveillance video entering

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN INJURED IN HIGH-SPEED DIRT BIKE PURSUIT FRIDAY NIGHT

A 25-year-old man was seriously injured following a high-speed pursuit on a dirt bike in Twentynine Palms Friday night. According to the Sheriff’s department, Deputy Ryan Arthurton saw the bike rider, later identified as Bruce Edginton, illegally riding an off-road motorcycle westbound on Two Mile Road at Mariposa Avenue about

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MOST PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SERVICES CLOSED ON JULY 4

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, July 4, and will resume its regularly scheduled

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CAR STOLEN FROM YUCCA VALLEY FOUND IN MORONGO VALLEY

A car that was stolen out of Yucca Valley last Saturday was recovered in the desert in Morongo Valley Wednesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of the 1998 Nissan Altima reported the car stolen from the 56200 block of Buena Vista Drive about 11:40 a.m. June 25. The

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ALL UNPERMITTED FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE MORONGO BASIN

As we start our Fourth of July holiday weekend, this reminder: All fireworks, even the so called, “Safe and Sane” ones, are illegal in all areas of our Morongo Basin. Law enforcement and fire authorities will be on patrol. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says times have changed and you have to

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CORONER IDENTIFIES BODY FOUND IN DESERT SATURDAY

The county coroner’s office has identified the man whose body was found in the desert near Wonder Valley Saturday. A passer-by found Milton Galloway, 69, of Twentynine Palms, leaning against a fence near Gold Crown Road and Highway 62 about 11:45 a.m. Saturday morning. The coroner has not yet determined

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SOME RANCOR AS TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL VOTES TO SUPPORT TOURISM EFFORT

After spending more than 4 ½ years revising the city’s development code, the Twentynine Palms City Council thoroughly discussed the significant changes to the code, and then approved it at last night’s meeting. The new code should be in effect by the end of the year. The council also approved

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BODY FOUND LEANING ON A FENCE EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

A body was found leaning up on a fence in the desert east of Twentynine Palms Saturday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, 911 received a call about 11:45 a.m. from a man—who refused to give his name—that he found a dead body leaning up against a fence near Gold

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JAMES WEBB CONVICTED IN HOME DEPOT RV STABBING MURDER

The man accused of the stabbing death of a man in his RV in the Home Depot parking lot in Yucca Valley nearly two years ago was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder Friday. James Webb, 36, killed John Rosin, 77, in the early morning hours of August 28,

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GARAGE FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

The county take-over of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department got off to a running start Sunday afternoon when a fire broke out at a garage in Twentynine Palms. County Battalion Chief Rick Denison was at the fire stations’ temporary home briefing Twentynine Palms firefighters on county procedures when a structure

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TWO FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOPS MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold two free home energy education workshops Monday, June 27. The workshops about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held at the Reach Out Yucca Valley office, 7255 Joshua Lane, Suite C, and at the Wonder Valley Community Center on

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ALL SURVIVE TWENTYNINE PALMS CAR CRASH

Everyone walked away without injuries in a car crash in Twentynine Palms Friday morning. According to Sherriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, a Jaguar driven by a 17-year-old girl was driving east bound on highway 62 at about 10:20 a.m. when it made a left turn in front of a westbound BMW.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD AFTER THREATENING TO KILL HIS WIFE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday, accused of threatening to kill his ex-wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, James “Wally” Fears, 55, was arguing with his ex-wife about paying rent for staying at the home they still shared in the 5400 block of Cahuilla Avenue about 3 p.m. The

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COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF DOLLAR GENERAL IN JOSHUA TREE

For nearly five years, some Joshua Tree residents have been fighting to prevent the construction of a Dollar General store at the corner of Sunburst Avenue and Highway 62 in Joshua Tree. Opponents claimed that the store would be inconsistent with the Joshua Tree Community Plan which encourages small independent

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COURT RULES FOR DOLLAR GENERAL IN JOSHUA TREE

For nearly five years, some Joshua Tree residents have been fighting to prevent the construction of a Dollar General store at the corner of Sunburst Avenue and Highway 62 in Joshua Tree. Opponents claimed that the store would be inconsistent with the Joshua Tree Community Plan which encourages small independent

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