TWO PEOPLE—INCLUDING DEPUTY—INJURED IN SEPARATE ROLLOVER CRASHES ON MORONGO GRADE

Two people—including a Sheriff’s deputy–were injured in separate rollover crashes on the Morongo Grade. According to Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Ryan Murphy, a Sheriff’s deputy rolled his patrol car on the westbound side of the highway on the grade about 7:20 p.m. Monday night. Murphy said the patrol car rolled

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FIRE ON POWER POLE IN MORONGO VALLEY CAUSES POWER OUTAGE

Morongo Valley firefighters also responded to a power pole fire just after midnight last night. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Ryan Murphy said the power was surging and caused a fire, which led to a power outage in parts of the Morongo Basin. Southern California Edison says the rain caused power

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS EXPANSION OF THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Theater 29 has some far-reaching dreams for its future. Tonight, the Twentynine Palms City Council gets to take a look at, and perhaps judge, some of them. Reporter David Haldane has the story… Theater 29 may soon have scenery that goes up and down. That’s just one element of an

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF PUNCHING HIS STEPSON

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested late Friday night, accused of punching his stepson. According to a Sheriff’s report, Sirglen Sims, 36, was arguing with the boy and punched him in the mouth three times. The boy left home and went to the home of a trusted adult, who called

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RAINY CONDITIONS TODAY MEAN SLICK ROADS; BE CAREFUL

The National Weather Service is forecasting rain for the Morongo Basin. With information on how you can drive safely in the rain, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman… Substances such as oil and other vehicle fluids can build up on roadways over time. When mixed with rain water, these substances create a

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WOMAN CAUGHT SIPHONING GAS HELD ON AN ARRAY OF CRIMINAL CHARGES

A Baldwin Park woman was arrested Friday in Twentynine Palms after she attempted to siphon gasoline to put into a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses called deputies about 1:40 p.m. to report that a woman, later identified as Angelina Lee, 33, was trying to steal gasoline from

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF BEATING UP A MAN

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Friday, accused of beating up a man. According to a Sheriff’s report, neighbors called deputies to report that they heard yelling and screaming coming from an apartment in the 73900 block of Two Mile Road about 5 p.m. Deputies arrived and saw injuries on

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MORONGO BASIN MAC GETS AN UPDATE ON SECTION 6

The Morongo Municipal Advisory Council, otherwise known as the MAC, got an update last night on the county’s plans to combat the illegal use of Joshua Tree’s Section 6. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this… Gates, signs and trails. Oh yes, and a permanent potty. Those are the

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MAJOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS START TOMORROW

The City of Twentynine Palms will be overlaying several city streets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the coming weeks. Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, January 10, Desert Trail will be overlaid from Bagley Avenue to Oasis Avenue. Barricades with No Parking signs will be in place the day before the road work.

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SCHOOL BOARD TO REVIEW PROPOSED VOTING DISTRICTS

The Morongo Unified School District board of education will meet in open session tonight. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… The MUSD Board of Education will meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Joshua Tree Elementary School. The meeting will begin with a work study session to discuss two potential

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YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER MONTHLY SING-ALONG TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Senior Center will hold its free monthly sing-along and ice cream social tomorrow, Wednesday, January 10. This month’s theme is new beginnings and renewal, but the sing-along will also feature songs from the 40s to the 80s. The sing-along starts at 1 p.m. with keyboard wizard Cat

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets tomorrow, Wednesday, January 10, and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the

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YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY THEATER TROUPE HAS A NEW VENUE

The Yucca Valley Community Theatre troupe, formerly known as The St. Joseph’s Players, not only has a new name, but also a new home. With more, here’s Rebecca Havely… The newly named “Curtain Call Players,” formerly the “St. Joseph’s Players,” have found a new venue to call home in Yucca

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat boys soccer team traveled to West Shores High School for a non-league match Monday night. Coach Nathan Niles said the Wildcats fought well and played great team defense, but lost by the score of 2-1. The loss brings the team record to nine wins,

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MAN HOSPITALIZED MONDAY MORNING WITH GUNSHOT WOUND

UPDATES WITH MORE INFORMATION.

 

UPDATES: We have more information about a shooting in Yucca Valley this morning.

Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Jody Miller has more information about an officer-involved shooting in Yucca Valley this morning. Miller said deputies responded to the area of Amador and Navajo Trail this morning

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF KNIFE FIGHT WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of fighting three high school students. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the Yucca Valley High School about 2:45 p.m. Three students, who were not identified due to their age, had gotten into a fight with Heriberto Pena,

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MORONGO BASIN MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL SECTION 6 UPDATE TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, the MAC, tonight will get an earful on two vital local issues that are often ignored. Reporter David Haldane has the details… What’s to become of Joshua Tree’s Section 6? No, it’s not a secret spot where UFOs have been sighted and aliens held.

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SUPERVISORS LOOK AT JOSHUA TREE BIKE PATH, 29 PALMS TRAILS TOMORROW

If all goes as expected at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino, more Morongo Basin residents will see improved access to hiking and biking trials in the not-too-distant future. County supervisors are expected to approve two items likely to enhance local outdoor recreation on tomorrow’s consent

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST LECTURE ON PLANT CONSERVATION WEDNESDAY

Mojave Desert Land Trust’s Madena Asbell will give a lecture Wednesday, January 10, at 5:30 p.m. for the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s second Wednesday lecture series. Reporter Eric Knabe has all the details… Mojave Desert Land Trust’s nursery manager Madena Asbell will give a lecture “Plant Conservation: What it is,

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A CHILI COOK-OFF AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW POST FRIDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will hold a chili cook-off Friday, January 12. Contestants should drop off their chili at 3:30 p.m.; the eating and judging will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. The VFW post is located on Veterans Way in

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