TWENTYNINE PALMS’ SUMMER MOVIES IN THE PARK FEATURES “MAX” TONIGHT

The popular summer movies in the park series continues in Twentynine Palms tonight. Reporter David Knutson says grab a lawn chair or blanket, the kids and head on over to Luckie Park for the free screening… As part of the Twentynine Palms Recreation Department’s summer movies in Luckie Park, the

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TWO FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOPS MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold two free home energy education workshops Monday, June 27. The workshops about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held at the Reach Out Yucca Valley office, 7255 Joshua Lane, Suite C, and at the Wonder Valley Community Center on

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO SHOW LOCALLY FILMED “JUDGE ROY BEAN”

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is once again showing movies filmed locally. Managing editor Tami Roleff urges you not to miss this one starring Paul Newman… The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s second movie of 2016 featuring locally filmed movies is “The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean.” Paul Newman

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COURT RULES FOR DOLLAR GENERAL IN JOSHUA TREE

For nearly five years, some Joshua Tree residents have been fighting to prevent the construction of a Dollar General store at the corner of Sunburst Avenue and Highway 62 in Joshua Tree. Opponents claimed that the store would be inconsistent with the Joshua Tree Community Plan which encourages small independent

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS CITY MANAGER RESIGNS

The city manager of Desert Hot Springs announced his resignation Wednesday, effective July 21. Dale Mondary, the city’s current police chief—and former Sheriff’s captain in the Morongo Basin and a Yucca Valley resident—has been asked to take over as the interim city manager. Martin Magana had been the city’s community

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SKETCHY INFORMATION ON A ROBBERY BY TASER IN YUCCA VALLEY

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two men who allegedly robbed another man after threatening him with a taser in Yucca Valley late Monday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim told deputies that he met the two men about 10:30 p.m. at a nearby motel. The suspects told him

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HOSPITAL TREATS THREE JUVENILES FOR METH

Three juveniles were treated at Hi-Desert Medical Center after they drank an unknown liquid in Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms Monday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the three unidentified juveniles said they found a bottle with a clear liquid in it at the park and drank it. One of the

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RED CROSS DONATION BOX STOLEN FROM STORE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of a Red Cross donation box at a Twentynine Palms business. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man and a woman came into the Circle K convenience store on Adobe Road and Two Mile Road Monday night and paid for several items. When

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL GIVES GO-AHEAD TO SALES TAX MEASURES

Earlier this year, more than 300 Yucca Valley residents participated in a telephone survey about whether they would support two separate half-cent sales tax measures that would reduce the cost of the sewer assessments, and support infrastructure in the town. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the council heard the results

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YUCCA VALLEY OVERSIGHT BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The oversight board to the successor agency of the Yucca Valley Redevelopment Agency will hold its regular quarterly meeting 8 a.m. Thursday, June 23. On the agenda, the board will be asked to approve an agreement between the town and the successor agency, concerning the expenditure of excess bond proceeds.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE STATION CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS

The Twentynine Palms fire station is temporarily closed while the station is undergoing renovations. The fire crew has been relocated to a nearby residence until the remodeling is completed, which is expected to be the first week of August. The renovations, which are being paid for out of Project Phoenix

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD MANAGER CONDEMNS UNFOUNDED FACEBOOK ACCUSATIONS

Judging from the standing-room-only turnout for last night’s Morongo Valley Community Services District meeting, public interest in local government here remains high. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report… CSD board president Gayl Swarat opened the meeting expressing delight over the community’s interest. Getting down to business, the board authorized

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO CELEBRATE TWENTYNINE PALMS’ WOMAN’S 100TH BIRTHDAY TODAY

Joshua Tree National Park will help a long-time Twentynine Palms woman celebrate her 100th birthday today. Susan Luckie Reilly was born in 1916, the same year the National Park Service was founded. Reilly is the daughter of Dr. James Luckie, one of the original pioneers of Twentynine Palms, who encouraged

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CLOSES 49 PALMS CANYON OASIS

Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are reminded there is an excessive heat warning in effect for the next several days. Rangers recommend bringing plenty of water and sunscreen as well as wearing appropriate clothing and headgear. If you do choose to hike, start early in the morning and finish

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YUCCA VALLEY FIREWORKS PLANNING MOVING INTO HIGH GEAR

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley and the Town of Yucca Valley are moving into high gear with plans for the Fourth of July fireworks and community fair. Held at the Brehm Sports Park at Little League Drive and Palm Avenue in Yucca Valley, this year’s event will include food,

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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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