MARINE KILLED IN TRAINING ACCIDENT ON TWENTYNINE PALMS BASE

One Marine was killed and another injured during a live-fire training exercise Friday aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. The Marine Corps announced that the Marines were conducting unit training in preparation for the start of Integrated Training Exercise 2-17 when the accident happened about 5:05 p.m.

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ARMED ROBBERY AT JOSHUA TREE GAS STATION

A 19 year old Joshua Tree man was arrested after an armed robbery at a Joshua Tree gas Station. Investigators say Friday, January 13, 2017 at about 8:50 p.m., deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Valero Gas Station in Joshua Tree. The victim was pumping

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION TOMORROW

The third Monday of the month is usually the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. However, due to the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Junior day January 16, the date has been changed to Tuesday, January 17. Edica Gonzalez has

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AN ARREST AFTER A JOSHUA TREE SHOOTING

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday, after he allegedly shot at someone during an argument. According to a Sheriff’s report, Tony Randall, 51, was arguing with the victim about 8 p.m. in the 62500 block of La Crescenta in Joshua Tree. During the argument, deputies say Randall fired one

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TWO ARRESTED TRYING TO SMUGGLE DRUGS INTO THE JOSHUA TREE JAIL

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Thursday, accused of smuggling drugs to an inmate during a jail visit. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Amy Simms, 43, was visiting with Brian Godden, 34, an inmate at the Morongo Basin Jail about 7 p.m. Thursday when Deputy Amanda Thomas noticed Simms sticking

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CLOSURES FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Government offices, banks, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day.

HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet Monday, January 16. Topics to be discussed this month include public safety and the report to county supervisors on the community plan workshops that were held in Johnson Valley and Yucca Mesa. The meeting begins at 3:00 p.m. in Belfield Hall, 58380 Reche

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ASSEMBLE AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS KIT

The Morongo Basin is near several major earthquake faults, and wildfires and flash flooding are also threats to our area. Prepare yourself by putting together an emergency supply kit and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you if you have to evacuate. Managing editor Tami Roleff

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MARTIN LUTHER KING WALK MONDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored on Monday across the country and here in the Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to join the celebration… “I have a dream.” The celebrated civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,

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TWO DESERT HOT SPRINGS MEN ARRESTED FOLLOWING STAND-OFF

Two Desert Hot Springs men were arrested following a two-hour stand-off Thursday afternoon. According to a press release, Desert Hot Springs police were called at 1:22 p.m. to the 66200 block of Cahuilla Avenue for a domestic violence call concerning a parolee-at-large, identified as Danilo Flores, 34. Flores refused to

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CHP INVESTIGATING YUCCA MESA CRASH

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a crash in Yucca Mesa Friday morning which resulted with an SUV on its side. About 8 a.m., rescue personnel were called to the intersection of Yucca Mesa Road and Forrest Avenue, where they found a dark-colored Ford SUV on its driver’s side on

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SIGNS IN JOSHUA WILL DIRECT NATIONAL PARK VISITORS TO TWENTYNINE PALMS ENTRANCE

This weekend is expected to be a busy weekend in Joshua Tree National Park, due to the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. The city of Twentynine Palms has placed digital signboards along the highway west of Joshua Tree advising motorists of long delays at the

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY PRESENTS “INSIDE OUT” BY L.A. ARTIST

Joshua Tree Art Gallery is once again presenting the work of LA artist Barbara Drucker. Edica Gonzalez has your invitation to the exhibition… JTAG is presenting a second exhibition by Los Angeles artist, Barbara Drucker entitled “Inside Out” tonight, from 6 to 8 p.m. Drucker’s art uses paint, charcoal, threat,

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING HIS PARENTS WITH A KNIFE

A 29-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday after his parents said he threatened them with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Christopher Williams was arguing with his parents about 7 p.m. in the 55200 block of Airlane Drive in Yucca Valley because he refused to his chores. Williams

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SIGNS IN JOSHUA WILL DIRECT NATIONAL PARK VISITORS TO TWENTYNINE PALMS ENTRANCE

This weekend is expected to be a busy weekend in Joshua Tree National Park, due to the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. The city of Twentynine Palms has placed digital signboards along the highway west of Joshua Tree advising motorists of long delays at the

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MARTIN LUTHER KING WALK MONDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored on Monday across the country and here in the Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to join the celebration… “I have a dream.” The celebrated civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,

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CLOSURES FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Government offices, banks, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day.

MARINE CORPS RELEASES PLAN FOR ON RELOCATING JOHNSON VALLEY TORTOISES

The Marine Corps has completed its study on the impacts of alternative plans to relocate tortoises that are in the Marines’ training area in Johnson Valley. The Marine Corps is required to relocate tortoises out of its training areas and to ensure that they have a high rate of survival.

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LESSONS LEARNED AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ACTIVE-SHOOTER TRAINING DRILL

Copper Mountain College was the site of a joint active-shooter training drill early Wednesday morning. College employees and faculty participated in the drill, in which a Sheriff’s deputy—portraying the lone shooter—simulated shooting and wounding 10 staff members as he moved from the student services center to the Greenleaf library, and

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CHP OFFER FREE “START SMART” DRIVING CLASS TOMORROW

The CHP Morongo Basin is hosting a Start Smart driving awareness class for newly licensed drivers. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the class details… Start Smart is a class offered free of charge by the CHP to teen drivers. The class takes place at the CHP office at 63683 29 Palms

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