THE WEATHER IS HEATING UP, DON’T LEAVE DOGS IN HOT CARS

The hot summer weather is starting in our corner of California. Managing Editor Tami Roleff reminds you to not leave dogs in a hot car… On a hot day, temperatures inside of a vehicle can quickly rise to dangerous levels. The temperature inside a car can reach 120 degrees in

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EASTBOUND I-10 CLOSED AFTER FATAL CRASH IN CABAZON

The eastbound I-10 freeway was closed for almost four hours at Cabazon after a FedEx truck slammed into stalled flatbed truck, killing the driver, 59-year old Miguel Rolon of Thermal. The crash occurred at about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday between Main Street and Haugen Lehman Way, according to a CHP traffic

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TWO TRAILERS REPORTED STOLEN IN JOHNSON VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of two trailers from Johnson Valley. According to investigators, the owner of the trailers said that sometime between Friday and Tuesday, someone broke into a Conex box on property near Cole Road and Old Woman Springs Road where two trailers were being stored.

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK REMINDS VISITORS TO “LEAVE NO TRACE”

Joshua Tree National Park is reminding their visitors to “Leave No Trace.” Park Ranger Pam Tripp explains……. Leave no trace Can mean many things: Like pack out all trash, And plan well what to bring. Watch where you step, This tough desert is fragile. Plants, burrows, and cryptobiotic crust Encourage

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MILITARY FILM FESTIVAL ON Z107.7 “UP CLOSE SHOW” TOMORROW

Representatives from the inaugural 29 Palms Military Film Festival will be the guests on the Z107.7 Up-Close Show tomorrow (Friday, May 13), starting at 10 a.m. Listen to hear them discuss the 24 classic and original movies and documentaries that were chosen for the film festival, along with the panel

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“BROADWAY BOUND” OPENS IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The final chapter in Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical trilogy of plays, “Broadway Bound,” opens Saturday, May 15, by the St. Joseph’s Players in Yucca Valley, and runs for four weeks. Managing editor Tami Roleff says buy your tickets now at a discounted rate… The St. Joseph’s Players in Yucca Valley will

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LETTER CARRIERS COLLECTING FOOD SATURDAY

This Saturday, May 14, letter carriers across the Morongo Basin will be collecting food for families in need. Residents are encouraged to leave a bag filled with non-perishable food such as canned meats, soups, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, and rice, next to their mail box before the regular

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free distribution of federal food from 10 to noon Friday, May 13. The distribution will be held at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street in downtown Joshua Tree.

YOGA SELF-HELP CLASS OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley Recreation is offering a special yoga class. Reporter David Knutson tells you how to sign up for self-help yoga… The Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department offers over twenty leisure and enrichment classes throughout the year. One of the classes offered is yoga self-help. This class is offered

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting Saturday, May 14, in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Club members will discuss endorsing candidates for Assembly District 42 and Congressional District 8, as well as the club’s participation in the Yucca Valley

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SERVICES SET FOR IRVING MCWILLIAMS

Irving H. McWilliams, a native of Saginaw, Michigan, and eight-year-resident of Yucca Valley, died Saturday, May 7. He was 84 years old. Irving McWilliams is survived by three daughters, Rebecca Havely of Twentynine Palms; Shannon McWilliams of Yucca Valley; and Wendy McWilliams of Los Angeles; and grandchildren Jericho McWilliams and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN CRITICALLY INJURED IN ROLLOVER CRASH

A man was critically injured Wednesday afternoon following a roll-over crash in Joshua Tree. According to CHP officer Simon Miller, at about 1:50 p.m., William Gamble, 22, of Twentynine Palms, was driving his 2011 Dodge westbound on the highway at what witnesses said was a very high rate of speed.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PAVES THE WAY FOR COUNTY TAKEOVER OF FIRE

One of the final steps in turning over the Twentynine Palms Fire Department over to the county was taken last night by the Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter David Haldane says the years-long process is close to being completed… It may be the dawning of a new age in Twentynine

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CADIZ PLAN TO BRING WATER FROM DESERT TO ORANGE COUNTY WINS APPEALS

The plan by Cadiz Inc. to bring groundwater from the Mojave Desert east of Twentynine Palms to Orange County won a big legal case yesterday. The California 4th District Appellate Court decision in Santa Ana upheld six lower court decisions on governmental approvals and environmental reviews of the controversial water

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WE REVIEW “DON’T HUG ME, I’M PREGNANT” AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29’s newest production, “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant,” opened last Friday to a standing ovation. Managing editor Tami Roleff was in the audience, and says this musical will have you laughing at and with the characters in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota… “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant,” directed by Marty Neider

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight, Wednesday, May 11, are correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission, airport use agreements, and an update on the gate and fencing. Under new business, directors will discuss fees for parking non-flyable

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet tomorrow in a special and regular session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a look at the college board’s Agenda… A busy day awaits the Copper Mountain College Trustees tomorrow. At 1:30 p.m. they meet in special session to review the board’s self-evaluation procedure. Then

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FREE PARENT ENRICHMENT CLASSES OFFERED LOCALLY

Family Service Association is taking enrollments for its free parent enrichment groups. The 16-week classes are open to Morongo Basin residents who are pregnant or care for a child up to 5 years old. The classes are held once a week on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 1, or 3:30 to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS JUNIOR HIGH STUDENT EDUCATION EXPO AT LUCKIE PARK SATURDAY

The students of Twentynine Palms Junior High School will hold a public outreach project Saturday, May 14. The “Students Education Expo” at the Rotary Pavilion at Luckie Park will feature stations with information about various local community issues and events, including education, health, fitness, and culture. In addition, the Morongo

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TAI CHI CLASS OFFERED BY YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION

The Town of Yucca Valley is offering tai chi classes. Reporter David Knutson tells you more about the health benefits and how to sign up… The Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department offers over twenty leisure and enrichment classes throughout the year. One of the classes offered is tai chi.

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