TWENTYNINE PALMS FELON FOUND WITH WEAPONS, LAW ENFORCEMENT GEAR

A convicted felon was arrested Tuesday night, after he was found with weapons and law enforcement equipment. About 9 p.m., deputies received a tip that John Channell, 37, of Twentynine Palms, was in a room at America’s Best Motel, in the 71800 block of 29 Palms Highway in Twentynine Palms.

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IN REGIONAL ELECTION RESULTS, INCUMBENTS HOLD LOCAL SEATS

Incumbents were winning all local seats in yesterday’s primary election in San Bernardino County, in most cases by a two-to-one margin. U.S. Representative Paul Cook, a Republican from Yucca Valley, had more than twice as many votes as his nearest competitor, Democrat Rita Ramirez, for his seat in the 8th

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES BIRTHDAY PARTY, SETS SPEED LIMITS

The Yucca Valley Town Council met last night. An $8,000 birthday party and speed limits dominated the meeting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at that meeting and files this report…

After being reassured by Town staff that most if not all of the $8,000 in costs to celebrate the 25th

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MARINE BASE COMMANDING GENERAL TO GET PROMOTION AND A NEW ASSIGNMENT

President Obama has nominated the commanding general of the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center for a promotion and reassignment to Camp Pendleton in Oceanside. Major General Lewis Craparotta’s promotion to lieutenant general must be confirmed by the Senate before he can assume command of the First Marine Expeditionary Force. Craparotta

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MUSICIAN WHO SPRAY PAINTED JOSHUA TREE TO WORK WITH MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST

The Mojave Desert Land Trust announced Tuesday that the musician who spray painted a Joshua tree and cholla cactus while filming a music video in Joshua Tree will work with the non-profit to educate others about the desert. Beth Orton said in a statement: “I have learned that it doesn’t

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD LOOKS AT 5-YEAR PLAN TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board meets tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says an ambitious agenda includes a five-year plan and a 2016-17 budget… At tomorrow’s 2 p.m. meeting of the Copper Mountain College board, trustees aim to work through an ambitious agenda. But before that, the board will adjourn to closed

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING UP HIS GIRLFRIEND

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness called 911 shortly before 4 p.m. to report that a man and woman were fighting in the 6300 block of Hermosa Avenue. When deputies arrived, the woman, who was

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“THE NERD” OPENING TO BENEFIT YUCCA VALLEY KIWANIS CLUB

The St. Joseph’s Players will hold an opening night gala performance benefiting the Yucca Valley Kiwanis Club on Saturday, June 25. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… Arrive at 6 p.m. for food and refreshments, a silent auction, and 50/50 drawing hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Yucca

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight, (Wednesday, June 8), are correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission and the Town of Yucca Valley; airport use agreements, an update on the gate and fencing; an extended financial audit; and

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JTAG OPENING RECEPTION SET FOR SATURDAY

JTAG in downtown Joshua Tree will open a new exhibit Saturday. Reporter Edica Gonzales says it is part of the Second Saturday Art Crawl… The Joshua Tree Art Gallery will hold an opening reception Saturday for its newest exhibit honoring the newest three new national monuments. Monica Mahoney of the

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ROTARY CLUB DISTRIBUTES 5,000 BOOKS

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley collected and distributed more than 5,000 books to area schools and libraries. Club President Jill Akalski chose literacy as this year’s President’s Project, and began holding book drives last fall. The club received books for all ages on every subject. The books were then

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DEMOCRATIC CLUB AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club has awarded scholarships to four area high school graduates. Scholarship winners from Yucca Valley High School are Julia Martinez, who was awarded $500, and Thomas Geiger, who won $250. The $500 scholarship winner from Twentynine Palms High School is McKenzy Johnson; Courtney Stanford was awarded

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STREET MARKET THIS SATURDAY AT 29 PALMS UNITED METHODIST

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms is ready for their second Saturday of the month street market, this Saturday, June 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come shop for a variety of arts, crafts, eats, and clutter. Vendor spots are available for a donation of $10 per site.

TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ACCUSED OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of child endangerment. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were making extra patrols in the 4300 block of Adobe Road. An abandoned home in the neighborhood had been burglarized recently, and deputies noticed about 9:45 p.m. Friday night that items

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ANOTHER MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON THE MORONGO GRADE

Morongo Valley firefighters responded to their third motorcycle crash yesterday on the Morongo Grade in about two and a half weeks. About 9:43 a.m. Monday, a man in his 20s was riding a Kawasaki Ninja west on Highway 62 when he lost control near the bottom of the grade and

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL: AN $8,000.00 BIRTHDAY PARTY, HOTEL LITIGATION

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in regular session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff has a closer look at an agenda that includes an $8,000 birthday party and a possible lawsuit with a local hotel… After recognizing the Star Twirlers Square Dance club, hearing an update for Southern California

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN RAMS VEHICLE, FOUND WITH MILITARY SMOKE GRENADE

This story was corrected June 8, 2016.

 

A correction on a story we aired Tuesday about a man who was arrested Sunday morning when he was found with a military smoke grenade. James Baele, 40, was a friend of one of the roommates in a home in the 74400

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN CAUGHT STEALING A WATER TANK

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday night, accused of trying to steal a water tank from a foreclosed home. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called the Sheriff’s Department about 8 p.m. to report that a man, later identified as Rusty Scoggins, 53, was loading a large water

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A BIZARRE CALL TO DEPUTIES RESULTS IN CHILD ENDANGERMENT ARREST

A Twentynine Palms man who wanted Sheriff’s deputies to talk to his four-year-old daughter about jail was arrested Sunday afternoon for child endangerment. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Harper, 33, called 911 about 4:45 p.m. Sunday and asked dispatchers to tell his daughter about jail, before handing the phone

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CALFIRE WANTS YOU TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE

The weather is hot and the humidity is dry, making it a dangerous time for fires. Reporter David Knutson says CalFire has some fire safety tips… CAL FIRE is asking the public for their help to prevent the sparking of a new wildfire. If you are camping, obtain a campfire

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