YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPLICANTS SOUGHT

The Town of Yucca Valley is seeking applicants for its planning commission. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to apply… Applications are now being accepted for an open seat on the Yucca Valley Planning Commission. Residents who live within the town’s jurisdiction and are interested in serving on the

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be tomorrow morning, Wednesday, June 8, at Highway 62 and El Reposo, north side. They are switching to summer hours, so the team will meet from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and work for one short hour. Gloves, grabbers

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HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM LECTURE TOMORROW: “PIONEERING WOMEN”

The Historical Society will host their second Wednesday lecture tomorrow. Reporter David Knutson says it will be about our pioneering women… As part of the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Second Wednesday Lecture Series, the June lecture is titled “Pioneering Women of the Morongo Basin.” This presentation will be given by

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EAGLE SCOUT SEEKING HELP FOR FLAG RETIREMENT EVENT

A Boy Scout who is working on his Eagle Scout project is asking for extra workers for the project. Ian Munger will be setting up stanchions, cutting chains, and assembling construction bags for a flag retirement ceremony at the Joshua Tree Memorial Park on Friday, June 10, from 3 to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED WITH MILITARY SMOKE GRENADE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday after he was found with a military smoke grenade. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were investigating a case of assault with a deadly weapon about 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. James Baele, 40, was identified as a suspect in the assault. About 5:30

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ONE OF NINE SOLDIERS KILLED IN TEXAS FLOOD

A Twentynine Palms woman was among nine soldiers killed Thursday when their light vehicle overturned in a training exercise during severe flooding in Texas. Specialist Christine Faith Armstrong, 27, of Twentynine Palms entered active-duty military service in February 2014. She was assigned to Fort Hood that September. According to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING TODAY

The Twentynine Palms City Council will take up some business in a special meeting this afternoon. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a special meeting 4 p.m. Monday, June 6. On the agenda, councilmembers will be asked to approve a routine item

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JURY TRIAL TO START FOR MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING A MAN IN AN RV AT HOME DEPOT

A jury trial is scheduled to begin today for the Yucca Valley man accused of killing a man in an RV in the Home Depot parking lot nearly two years ago. John Rosin, 77, died from stab wounds he received inside his motorhome which was parked in front of the

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HIGH TEMPERATURES CLOSING SOME JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CAMPGROUNDS

With the summer’s heat, Joshua Tree National Park begins seasonal closures of some camping areas. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you where not to pitch your tent… Joshua Tree National Park each year experiences a decline in visitors that coincides with rising summer temperatures. In response, the National Park Service closes

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CHOOL DISTRICT, NON-TEACHING EMPLOYEES STILL NEGOTIATING

Staff from the Morongo Unified School District and the California School Employees Association continue to negotiate a labor contract. The CSEA is a union that represents classified employees such as security, food service, office and clerical workers, maintenance and operations, and instructional assistants. At its May 26 negotiating meeting, the

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CHAMBER MUSIC COMING TO THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM, TICKETS AVAILABLE

A special presentation of live chamber music is set for this weekend at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca valley. Reporter David Knutson tells you how to get tickets… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will present the Encelia Chamber Ensemble on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12. Musical pieces from

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REMINDER: TOMORROW IS THE CALIFORNIA PRIMARY ELECTION

Just a reminder that the state primary election is tomorrow. Tuesday, June 7. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters can find their assigned polling place on the back cover of their Voter Information Guide; online at SBCountyElections.com, or by calling the elections office at

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TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITOR’S CENTER CALLS FOR ART

The City of Twentynine Palms’ Public Arts Advisory Commission is getting ready for another show at the downtown Art Gallery. Managing Editor Tami Roleff puts out the call for art… The Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and art gallery has put out a call for art for its next exhibition, “Desert

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB FUND-RAISER AT LAS PALMAS TOMORROW

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert will hold a fundraiser at Las Palmas Mexican restaurant in Yucca Valley. From 4 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, June 7, a portion of the night’s proceeds will be donated to the non-profit organization. Las Palmas is located on the corner of

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVES 162 MEALS FROM NEW LOCATION

Volunteers for Food for Life in Twentynine Palms, after working from Luckie Park for weeks were in a comfortable, air-conditioned building after the Church of the Nazarene offered a pleasant, cozy place for their meal. They served 53 meals to low-income individuals and families at the church, with 109 meals

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CHECK WITH FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR BURN PERMITS

County firefighters remind residents that permits are needed for campfires, warming fires, and burning vegetation. The permits are free, simply stop by your local fire station to get a permit. After you’ve received your permit, call to see if the burn permits have been suspended. Regardless of location or permit

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POLL WORKERS NEEDED

A Presidential Primary poll will take place and poll workers are needed. Here’s reporter Mike Lipsits with more…Poll workers are needed for the June 7 Presidential Primary in San Bernardino County. More than 3,000 poll workers will be paid between $115 and $190 for working June 7. Poll workers are

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HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Hiking in the heat at Joshua Tree National Park takes some preparation. Here’s Park Ranger Pam Tripp with some summer safety tips… As Spring weather turns into Summer weather, it seems like we go from one extreme to the other without any breathing room. Plans made to go hiking in

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PRIMARY ELECTION IS TUESDAY

Just a reminder that the state primary election is Tuesday, June 7. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters can find their assigned polling place on the back cover of their Voter Information Guide; online at SBCountyElections.com, or by calling the elections office at 800-881-VOTE.

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RULES FOR PETS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The desert environment can be deadly, especially from May through September, when temperatures in the park often soar above 100 degrees. Visitors are cautioned to avoid physical activity in the heat of the day. Staying well hydrated helps the body cool itself through sweating, and salty snacks replenish lost electrolytes.

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