TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS ON WATER AND THE FINAL FIRE BUSINESS MEETING

The Twentynine Palms Water Board meets in regular session tonight. A proposed budget, water plans and a commendation are all on the agenda. Reporter Mike Lipsitz notes tonight will also be the last time they conduct any fire department business… At tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District the

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees meet in special session at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the office of the president/superintendent. On the agenda is the official naming of the governing board members whose terms expire in December. Those include Greg Gilbert, Mary Lombardo, and Dick Rogers. The three seats

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District will hold its regular meeting Thursday, June 23. The board will be asked to approve its 2016/17 budget, select office furniture and equipment, review dates and times for the board meeting, and review its policy on grave markers and other memorials. The meeting is set

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LAST STOP ON THE JT HARMONY TOUR TONIGHT

Tonight is the last stop for the JT Harmony Tour, a series of free concerts highlighting talented local musicians in various Joshua Tree venues. Reporter Rebecca Havely invites you to hear the last one at the Beatnik tonight… The JT Harmony Tour is a compilation of performances from various local

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EXTREME HEAT CONTINUES, OFFICIALS ASK FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION

The first day of summer featured an Extreme Heat warning and the heat will remain in triple digits well into next week, according to the National Weather Service. Summer officially began at 3:34 p.m. Monday. By 5 p.m., daytime temperature records were set in several Riverside County cities including Palm

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL IN A WIDE RANGING MEETING TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in a busy and wide ranging meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a close look at the council’s agenda… After recognizing Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard for 20 years of service, the Yucca Valley Town Council will be asked to approve the consent agenda,

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MASSIVE CHILD PREDATOR SWEEP NETS 238 ARRESTS ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

A two-month sweep of suspected child predators wanted for everything from negotiating sex tourism on the internet to possessing and selling pornography netted 238 arrests across Southern California, including a Buddhist monk, authorities announced Monday. The sweep was part of a national effort called Operation Broken Heart, launched by the

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SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE MONDAY EVENING

Joshua Tree firefighters were called to a vegetation fire about 8:19 p.m. Monday evening. County fire captain Trent Blanchard said the small blaze burned a fence, but did not burn any structures. Firefighters had the flames out within a few minutes of arrival, and were on scene for 30 to

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HAM RADIO OPERATORS FIELD EXERCISE THIS WEEKEND

Local ham radio operators will join others around the nation for their annual field day exercise this weekend. Assignment reporter Edica Gonzalez invites you to see the invaluable service they provide… You may think that your cell phone or smart phone is all you need to communicate with others these

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER ASSAULT WITH A KEY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Saturday morning after he used a key to assault a friend. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim was visiting a home in the 75100 block of Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms when Dane Tomasko, 25, came home about 1:30 a.m. allegedly drunk.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday morning, accused of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, an argument between Gerald Russomano, 27, became physical and the woman ended up with a bloody nose and a lump on her forehead. After an investigation, Gerald Russomano was arrested on

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MAN FOUND WITH METAL KNUCKLES

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday night when a deputy found him with a pair of metal knuckles. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a traffic stop for expired license plate tabs about 10 p.m. near the intersection of Aztec Avenue and Homestead Avenue. During a search

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says adoption of the fire assessment and the setting of a date for a budget workshop are on the agenda… At tonight’s regular 7 o’clock meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board is expected to adopt a

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next scheduled meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team is tomorrow morning, Wednesday, June 22. Volunteers meet at Highway 62 and Bonair on the south side from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Gloves, grabbers and trash bags available. The hard working volunteers will meet for coffee and conversation afterwards

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERS CHEER CAMP

Twentynine Palms Recreation is offering a cheer camp. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us what the kids will learn and how to sign up… The City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Cheer Camp. This fun-filled, team spirit camp will be instructed by Coach Tresa

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HEAT WAVE WILL PEAK TODAY AND TOMORROW, COOLING CENTERS OPEN

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through 9 p.m. Wednesday night, with the hottest days expected to be Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures throughout the Morongo Basin are expected to reach up to 110 in Yucca Valley to 118 degrees in Twentynine Palms today. Heat-related illnesses such

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A SERIOUS WARNING ABOUT CHILDREN AND HOT CARS

Most susceptible to heat-related illness are the elderly, homeless, people with chronic ailments, and children. Managing editor Tami Roleff says residents should be extra careful—especially with children—in the summer heat… Those at the greatest risk of heat-related illnesses are seniors and children. Health Department Public Information Officer Henry Varela stresses

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE SENDS STRIKE TEAM TO BORDER FIRE NEAR SAN DIEGO

Morongo Valley firefighters sent a strike team Sunday night to the Border fire just east of San Diego. The Border Fire started Sunday morning near Highways 94 and 188 in Potrero, and jumped from 5 acres to 1,500 acres in a matter of hours. A fire engineer, two firefighters, and

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THEATRE 29 SETS AUDITIONS FOR MUSICAL, “THE SECRET GARDEN”, FOR JUNE 27

Theatre 29 is casting the classic musical “The Secret Garden.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the audition details… Veteran director Kathryn Ferguson will cast the beloved musical “The Secret Garden” Monday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. on the Theatre 29 Main Stage at 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms. The

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PARENT ENRICHMENT GROUPS OFFERED TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS

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 who 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

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