SHERIFF’S SEEK ASSISTANCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS STORAGE UNIT BURGLARIES

For the second day in a row, a storage unit facility in Twentynine Palms was burglarized. According to Sheriff’s reports, employees at the storage facility in the 5100 block of Adobe Road called deputies Sunday morning to report that unknown burglars had cut off the locks at units in three

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PAY RAISE FOR THE BOARD ON TONIGHT’S HI-DESERT WATER AGENDA

A pay raise for the board of directors is on tonight’s agenda for the Hi-Desert Water District. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills us in on the details…

Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District, directors will vote on raising their compensation from $125

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THEATRE 29 SUMMER YOUTH THEATER PROGRAM IN FULL SWING

The Theatre 29 Summer Youth Theater program is in full swing with 59 kids participating. Generous grants from the City of Twentynine Palms Public Arts Advisory Commission and U.S. Bank kept the cost of the five-week program down and provided scholarships; no child was turned away. The program is teaching

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COLLEGE BOARD MEETS: REORGANIZATION AND TRUCK DRIVING CLASSES

Tomorrow looks to be a busy day for the Copper Mountain College board of trustees, starting with a board reorganization. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this overview…

The Copper Mountain College board of trustees convene the regular monthly meeting at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow. And right off, trustees will adjourn to a

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LEARN ABOUT DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY AT JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Library is presenting a program for adults this Saturday on digital technology. Reporter Eric Knabe provides the details… The public is invited to the second in a series of three summer reading programs for adults at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, when Marjorie Franklin will present

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CHANTING CIRCLE AT RAINBOW STEW TONIGHT

A chanting circle will be held Wednesday, July 12, at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley, starting at 7 p.m. Participants should arrive no later than 6:50 p.m. as the door will be locked at 7. Rainbow Stew is located on the south side of Highway 62 in Old Town Yucca

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MORONGO BASIN MAC VOTES TO SUPPORT LOCAL NATIONAL MONUMENTS

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council cut it uncomfortably close last night, voicing its opinion on an important national issue just hours before the deadline to do so. Reporter David Haldane was there and explains…

The MAC basically told President Trump to take a hike. Preferably in one of two

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSE, STALKING, AND CRIMINAL THREATS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday morning, accused of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 60800 block of Alta Loma Drive about 9:40 a.m. The victim told deputies that Donald McGrath, 30, beat her up, and then held a knife to

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ALLEGED STOLEN VEHICLE INVOLVED IN HIT-AND-RUN CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a hit-and-run crash in Yucca Valley involving a stolen vehicle. According to witnesses, an unknown man stole a gray Jeep parked in the Burrtec Waste and Recycling parking lot at Buena Vista and Old Woman Springs Road, and took off southbound on OWS. Witnesses described

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CALIFORNIA TOPS THE NATION FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING

California has the biggest problem of human trafficking in the nation, judging from the number of calls to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline. In 2016, the hotline received more than 19,000 calls that led to 5,415 cases in the Golden State. That’s more than five times as many

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM VOLUNTEERS OUT TOMORROW MORNING

Would you like to help clean-up Joshua Tree? The next regular meeting of our hometown heroes, the hard-working volunteers of the Joshua Tree Clean Team, is set for tomorrow morning, Wednesday, July 12. The team invites you to join them at Highway 62 and Park Avenue from 7 a.m. to

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UNITY HOME TO HOST INAUGURAL VOLUNTEER FAIR THIS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Unity Home will host the inaugural Volunteer Fair. Here with your invitation is Rebecca Havely…

“Because in Community We Find Unity Volunteer Fair” is hosted by the Morongo Basin Unity Home. You’re encouraged to attend this event if you want to volunteer your time and skills with

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical

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FIRES, FLOODS, EARTHQUAKES: WHAT TO INCLUDE IN AN EMERGENCY KIT

Whether it’s floods, fires, or an earthquake, an hour or two of preparation in advance of a disaster offers peace of mind, but can also mean the difference between surviving or not. Reporter Mike Lipsitz offers some tips on putting together your emergency kit…

Assemble your kit with the thought

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERING A VOLLEYBALL CLINIC

The Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department and Twentynine Palms High School volleyball coaches will be offering a volleyball clinic to girls and boys entering fourth through seventh grades. The clinic will teach the fundamentals of the game as well as specific skills to help participants play the game with

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SEVEN DOGS KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE SUNDAY

Seven dogs died in a fire in Twentynine Palms Sunday afternoon. According to County Battalion Chief Dave Mahan, firefighters from Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and the Combat Center were called to the fire about 2 p.m. in the 1500 block of Wilson Way. Mahan said an RV and a small

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CAR FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

On Saturday, firefighters responded to a car fire about 1:45 p.m. at Noel’s Knoll and Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms. The engine compartment was on fire; the car’s occupants all got out safely. Firefighters had the flames out in just a few minutes.

MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT, PROTECTED LANDS AND TOURISM ON AGENDA

The Morongo Basin MAC has a busy agenda tonight, ranging from tourism to protected lands. Reporter David Haldane explains…

If you’re alarmed by government threats to reduce the boundaries of federally protected lands, tonight’s your chance to be heard. That’s when the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council considers a resolution

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COUNTY WANTS TO SPEED UP JOSHUA TREE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY CONSTRUCTION

It would be hard to overlook the large construction site on the south side of Highway 62 near Sunny Vista Road on the western edge of Joshua Tree. Going up is the new Crisis Residential Treatment facility. At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San

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TWO MEN TRACKED FROM YUCCA VALLEY BURGLARY AND ARRESTED

Two men were arrested Thursday for a burglary in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, the residents of a home in the 54600 block of Martinez Trail came home about 2:30 p.m. and discovered the sliding door in the back of the home had been shattered. After performing a

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