MORONGO VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS SAVE TWO HOMES, RV LOST

Morongo Valley firefighters were able to save two houses that were threatened by a motorhome fire last night. Captain Andrew Arthen said when they arrived at the fire in the 49400 block of Conejo Road about 5:30, the motorhome was fully involved in flames. It was parked between two homes,

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BOMB THREAT BRIEFLY LOSES HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

Hi-Desert Medical Center was locked down for about an hour Thursday morning, due to a bomb threat. According to the hospital’s Director of Facilities Bob Baker, a woman was riding on a bus and said that a man seated next to her was talking to himself and said, “I’m here

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CRASH CLOSES BACK GATE TO THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

A woman received minor injuries in a spectacular two-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Twentynine Palms. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin, Corbie Johnson, 30, of Twentynine Palms, and her 4-year-old son, were in a 2010 Hyundai Genesis traveling northbound on Morongo Road. At about 7:18 a.m., Johnson attempted

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COUNTY SEEKING MEMBERS OF THE 2016-17 GRAND JURY

Volunteers for the 2016-2017 San Bernardino County grand jury are now being requested. Reporter Ashton Henry tells who can apply, what a grand juror does, and how to apply… To be eligible for selection to the county grand jury, a person must be at least 18 years of age, a

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TWO BLOOD DRIVES TOMORROW

Lifestream will conduct two community blood drives on Saturday, February 20. The first one begins at Vons in Yucca Valley from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Then, the blood drive will continue at Walmart from 1 to 4. Donors with O-negative blood are especially needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition,

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER: PART 2 – NEW JOBS AND METER CHARGES

Wednesday night’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District was dominated by discussion of NextEra Energy’s efforts to secure water for their proposed solar plant in Joshua Tree. And as important as that is, the board dispatched a handful of other items as well. Reporter Mike Lipsitz breaks it down

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YUCCA VALLEY PARKS COMMISSIONERS SOUGHT

The Town of Yucca Valley is looking for volunteers to serve as a commissioner on the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Commission. Applicants must be a resident within the Town’s jurisdiction. The Parks and Rec Commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month and acts as an advisor to the

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“THE QUIET ROAR” ART SHOW AT BOXOHOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE

A unique art collection at a unique Joshua Tree location. Reporter Rebecca Havely invites you to an opening reception tomorrow… BoxoHOUSE will show “The Quiet Roar” a collection by Los Angeles artist, Sydney Croskery, at a reception that opens Saturday, February 20, from 2 to 5 p.m. BoxoHouse is located

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VFW TO SERVE PANCAKE BREAKFAST SUNDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will be serving up an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, Sunday, February 21, from 8 to 11. The regular menu will also be available. The VFW Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Tomorrow, Saturday, February 20, Food for Life will be serving a meal at the United Methodist Church on Mesquite Springs Road. Palms Baptist Church is hosting the meal of chicken and rice with salad and dessert. The meal will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Diners will have the

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COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS “FILL THE BOOT” FOR A STRICKEN COMRADE

A San Bernardino County firefighter is in a fight for his life, and his fellow firefighters are rallying to help him and his family. Engineer Cory Norton has been a firefighter with the county since 2005, and spent many of those years serving in the Morongo Basin. Early in his

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YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS GIRLS BASKETBALL BOTH WIN FIRST-ROUND CIF PLAYOFFS

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team notched a 56-33 first round Division 4AA CIF playoff win over Ganesha High School last night in Trojan Gym. Coach Jess Geeson said the Yucca Valley girls jumped to a 29-13 halftime lead. Leading the Lady Trojans was sophomore Savannah Beasley with 21

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TWENTYNINE PALMS GOLF TEAM STARTS THEIR SEASON TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms High School golf season tees off this weekend. ROP Broadcast Student Yvonne Pierce has details… As the winter season is slowly coming to a close, the Twentynine Palms High School golf team is gearing up to prepare for another season. The Wildcat Golf team will be holding

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PLAYOFF LOSS ENDS YUCCA VALLEY GIRLS SOCCER SEASON

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ soccer team traveled to take on University Prep High School in CIF playoff action. Coach Scott Phillips said the Lady Trojans fought hard, outshooting their opponents 13-3, but couldn’t find the back of the net and saw their season come to an end with

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BOMB THREAT SHUTS DOWN HOSPITAL FOR AN HOUR

Hi-Desert Medical Center was locked down for about an hour Thursday morning, due to a bomb threat. According to the hospital’s Director of Facilities Bob Baker, a man riding on a bus, told the woman he was seated next to, that he was going to blow up the hospital, and

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MINOR INJURY ROLL-OVER CRASH CLOSES BACK GATE TO COMBAT CENTER

A woman received minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Twentynine Palms. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin, Corbie Johnson, 30, of Twentynine Palms, and her 4-year-old son, were in a 2010 Hyundai Genesis traveling northbound on Morongo Road. At about 7:18 a.m., Johnson attempted to

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LAFCO SUPPORTS TAKEOVER OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT BY COUNTY FIRE

With expenses outpacing revenue, the county’s Local Agency Formation Commission voted in support of a takeover of emergency medical services and fire protection services in Desert Heights and Twentynine Palms. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at yesterday’s hearing in San Bernardino … County takeover of fire service from the Twentynine Palms

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PRE-DEPLOYMENT TRAINING ABOARD THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

Be prepared for a step-up in training activity aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. Marines from various units will be coming together next week to train prior to deploying in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The three-day exercise, known as CERTEX, will bring together Marines and

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WHY THE PRICE OF GAS IS HIGHER HERE

While the price of gas has gone below a dollar in some parts of the nation, it seems like Californians are paying more. That is because we are, and reporter David Haldane explains why… Ever felt like the price of gas where you live seems higher than almost anywhere else?

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD SEEKING A NEW BOARD MEMBER

The Morongo Valley Community Services District is seeking applications for a new board member. Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month in the Covington Park multi-purpose room. Qualified candidates must be registered voters living within the boundaries of Morongo Valley. Interested residents can pick up an

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