MILITARY VS. LAW ENFORCEMENT TUG-O-WAR IN JOSHUA TREE SUNDAY

What do you get when you cross a bunch of U.S. Marines with the Los Angeles Police Department, and Sheriff deputies from L.A. and San Bernardino for a competition that’s all guts and no guns? You get one heck of a tug-of-war. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…

The Desert Refuge for

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms Lady Wildcat softball team went up the hill to play the Big Bear Bears and came away with a 8-7 win. The Wildcats are now 10-6 on the season.

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ varsity tennis team traveled to Rancho Mirage on Wednesday to face the

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10 CHARGES FILED AGAINST TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR CHILD ABUSE

This follow-up to a story we aired April 3rd about a Twentynine Palms man who had been arrested for child abuse. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Child and Family Services had removed a 3-year-old girl from the custody of Otis Flemings, 30, on November 3, 2017. CFS noticed numerous bruises

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DARK NIGHTS FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS DOG PARK USERS

It was a dark day for dog owners at last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter David Haldane attended and explains…

If you want to walk your dog after dark in Twentynine Palms, well, you’re just going to have to wait.

That was the consensus at last

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NEW FEDERAL LAWSUIT QUESTIONS CADIZ WATER PROJECT’S FEDERAL APPROVAL

Following in the footsteps of the National Park Conservation Association, which filed a lawsuit April 2 against the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management for its actions concerning the Cadiz water project, the Center for Biological Diversity also filed a lawsuit yesterday against the Interior Department

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SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS FORM ANTI-BULLYING COMMITTEE

The Morongo Unified School District took a major step towards addressing bullying within the school district at last night’s emotional board meeting. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has the details…

A group of anti-bullying protestors returned to the MUSD Board last night. Students and parents of students continued to make impassioned pleas

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BOND REFINANCING SAVES SCHOOL DISTRICT $8.2 MILLION

District property owners will be $8.2 million richer thanks to an action from The Morongo Unified School District. According to a press release from the MUSD, the money is the result of the refinancing of portions of its General Obligation Series B and Series C Bonds; which provide district funding

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in a regular meeting tomorrow. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details…

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will begin their regular monthly meeting in closed session at 2 p.m. Thursday, at which time trustees will discuss employee discipline/dismissal, and potential

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BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Thursday, April 12, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. All blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors

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IMPROV TROUPE PERFORMING AT THEATRE 29 SATURDAY

The Baker’s Dozen improv troupe will take to the Theatre 29 stage for a spring-themed comedy show this Saturday night. Rebecca Havely has your invitation…

To improvise means to make something up on the spot or figure it out as you go. So, with the improve comedy of “The Baker’s

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Among the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight (Wednesday, April 11) are fraud detections and prevention, a committee report on the Yucca Valley Airport Day and a continuation of the discussion on use of land owned by the airport district.

Under

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RATTLESNAKE AVOIDANCE CLASSES FOR DOGS OFFERED

Rattlesnakes are a fact of life in the desert, and dogs usually come out on the losing end when the two animals meet. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Morongo Basin Humane Society is offering rattlesnake aversion training for dogs later this month…

The Morongo Basin Humane Society is once

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ tennis team will travel away to Thermal to play Coachella Valley High School. First serve is at 3:15 p.m.

Also today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ tennis team will travel away to play Rancho Mirage High School, starting

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FORMER RESIDENT, TED MICHAL, DIES AT 60

Ted Michal, a 30-year-resident of Yucca Valley, died April 4 in Antlers, Oklahoma. He was 60 years old. Ted Michal is survived by his fiancé, Shari Dillon of Antlers; his children Kylie Michal of Oklahoma and Jamie Michal of Ohio; his brothers Ronald Michal of Wrightwood; Jeff Michal of Johnson

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WONDER VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER

A Wonder Valley man was arrested early Friday morning, accused of torturing and trying to kill his girlfriend. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a neighbor heard a woman screaming about 3:30 a.m. in the 81100 block of Valley Vista Road in Wonder Valley and went to the house to investigate.

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL ADOPTS DISTRICT VOTING MAP

The Yucca Valley Town Council chose a map for district elections at its special meeting last night. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the meeting, and files this report… After requesting the demographer to prepare a revised version of a district map known as Yellow at its March 26 meeting,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF IMPRISONING HIS MOTHER

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday after his disabled mother said he locked her in her room and wouldn’t let her out. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 73700 block of Raymond Drive about 8 p.m. Friday. The woman, who is confined to a wheelchair,

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING TO KILL HIS NEIGHBOR

A Joshua Tree man who allegedly threatened to kill a neighbor was arrested Sunday. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 61700 block of Division Street in Joshua Tree about 7:45 p.m. The victim told deputies that his neighbor, Jarrett Tagger, 29, had threatened to kill him

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL LOOKS AT LIGHTING THE DOG PARK TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council will have canines on its mind tonight. Reporter David Haldane explains… Do you like walking your dog at night? It’s a question the Twentynine Palms City Council will be grappling with at its regular meeting tonight. At issue: whether the city should install solar lighting

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DONNA MUNOZ FACES FINES FOR CAMPAIGN REPORTING VIOLATIONS

A local icon has run afoul of the State Fair Political Practices Commission in an unsuccessful run for county supervisor in 2016. Donna Munoz and her campaign committee treasurer Max Hazard are facing a fine of $6,500 on the enforcement agency’s April 19 meeting consent calendar. The commission alleges that

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