TWENTYNINE PALMS MEN ACCUSED OF TRANSPORTING DRUGS

Two people were arrested early Monday morning, accused of transporting drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy conducted a traffic stop near Tamarisk Avenue and Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms about 2 a.m. Monday morning. Neither the driver, Marty Crew, 36, or the passenger, Tasha Perales, 36, were wearing

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PIONEER PASS GOLF CHALLENGE A TWO-DAY EVENT

A two-day extreme golf challenge is planned at Hawk’s Landing Golf Club. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to register for the extreme challenge… Save the date—September 2 and 3—for the Pioneer Pass historic golf challenge. Two full days of golf, fun and food, includes 18 holes on the links

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BIRTHDAY PARTY TOMORROW

The National Park Service turns 100 years old Thursday, and the staff at Joshua Tree National Park are inviting you to help them celebrate. Join the park staff at the Joshua Tree National Park Oasis Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning for birthday cake. Admission to

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HI-DESERT PREGNANCY CENTER FUNDRAISER SATURDAY NIGHT

The Hi-Desert Pregnancy Clinic will hold their annual fund-raiser next month. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says save the date… The High Desert Pregnancy Clinic will hold its annual fundraiser, “A Night for Life Under the Stars,” on Saturday, September 24. This semi‐formal evening will feature entertainment by the Luminators, with

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PART OF GOLDEN BEE DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TO BE CLOSED FOR 6 WEEKS

Street renovations will close a residential street in Yucca Valley for about six weeks. As part of the Sage Estates housing subdivision project in Yucca Valley, Golden Bee Avenue will be closed between Sage Avenue and Aster Street, effective immediately. The street work is estimated to be completed by mid-October.

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MOTHER ARRESTED AFTER CHILD FOUND ALONE IN YUCCA VALLEY PARK

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested after her young child was found alone in a park Sunday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, a park visitor reported about 6 p.m. that a 4-year-old had been at Jacob’s Park, at the corner of Hopi and Onaga Trails, for over an hour;

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YUCCA VALLEY POST OFFICE HAS 11 WINDOWS SHOT WITH BB’S

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating vandalism at the Yucca Valley post office Sunday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, an employee was working in the back of the post office when he heard a loud crash at the front of the building about 5:30 p.m. When he came out to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT BINGO, TOURISM, AND RELOCATION

The Twentynine Palms City Council will meet in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says the meeting will mostly be about… Bingo, tourism and relocation. Those are the subjects dominating the agenda at tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council. The bingo, if approved, would take place at the

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BURGLARS BUSY ACROSS THE MORONGO BASIN COMMUNITIES

Burglars were busy across the Morongo Basin Friday night. According to Sheriff’s reports, at least six residential burglaries were reported in Yucca Valley Saturday morning, two in Morongo Valley, and two in Twentynine Palms. In Yucca Valley, thieves stole: two quads from a home in the 1400 block of Cambria

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DEPUTIES “ESCORT A MAN TO THE GROUND” AFTER BASEBALL BAT INCIDENT

Yucca Valley deputies “escorted” a man to the ground Saturday morning, when he refused to follow their orders. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies responded to a home in the 6400 block of Hermosa Avenue for a vehicle burglary report. While there, David Scott, 24, of the 58500 block of

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CHP OFFERS “START SMART” DRIVING CLASSES

Start Smart is a safe driving awareness class for teens and their parents. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the class details… The Morongo Basin Area CHP will be holding a Start Smart class August 25 at 6 p.m. for teens and their parents. The class will illustrate how poor choices behind

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS POLICE HOLD ZERO TOLERANCE ANTI-DUI CAMPAIGN

The Desert Hot Springs Police Department will deploy a special roving DUI saturation patrol and DUI/driver’s license checkpoints through September 5. During the high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving and will be looking for the tale-tell

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FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS AT LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Whoever said that there’s no such thing as a free lunch obviously didn’t go to school in the Morongo Basin. Our local public schools are offering free and reduced price meals. Reporter David Haldane tells us who is eligible and how to sign up… As it does annually, the Morongo

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BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, August 24, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. O-negative blood is especially needed. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. To make an appointment to donate blood,

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THEATRE 29 OPENS “SECRET GARDEN” MUSICAL FRIDAY NIGHT

Theatre 29 announces the gala opening of the musical “The Secret Garden,” sponsored by Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library and The Gladys Carol Scholarship. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… “The Secret Garden” opening night festivities Friday, August 26, begins at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a silent

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CHIEF RANGER TO RETIRE

After 32 years of service to the National Park Service, Chief Ranger Jeff Ohlfs will retire August 31. Ohlfs has served at Joshua Tree National Park for 26 years. He started his career with the Park Service as an intern in 1981 at Pinnacles National Monument, and has worked at

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will hold their monthly meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the Landers area water supplier’s Board agenda… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Directors are expected to update and establish reserve account

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

At tonight’s special meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board, the board will meet for closed session labor negotiations for represented employees. There are no other items on the agenda. Tonight’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. at district offices on Chollita Road in Joshua Tree.

JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team is tomorrow, August 24, at Hwy. 62 and Neptune on the south side. The volunteers will be meeting from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Neptune is located between Border and Center. There will be gloves, bags, and grabbers to make

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST MOVIE SHOWING TONIGHT

A special screening of the Documentary film, “Dam Nation” will be hosted by the Mojave Desert Land Trust tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you where to bring the popcorn… The Mojave Desert Land Trust will host a special showing of the movie “Dam Nation” tonight. The movie, which has

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