SERIAL NATIONAL PARK VANDAL CONVICTED AND SENTENCED

A San Diego woman whose graffiti on rock formations in seven national parks went viral in 2014 pleaded guilty Monday to defacing government property. Casey Nocket, who went by the moniker Creepytings on Instagram, pleaded guilty in a federal court in Fresno to using acrylic paint to pain on rocks

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MEALS ON WHEELS MAY EXPAND TO JOSHUA TREE

The Meals on Wheels program in Yucca Valley is conducting a survey to see if the program should be expanded outside of Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… The Meals on Wheels program in Yucca Valley is conducting a survey to determine if there is a

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YUCCA MESA FIREFIGHTERS REPORT FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Yucca Mesa firefighters returning to Fire Station 42 from a training exercise in Yucca Valley Tuesday afternoon were the first to report a fire off Old Woman Springs Road. County Fire Captain Bryan Hoverman said they spotted the smoke coming from the wash behind the Circle K, just south of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF HAVING STOLEN GUNS AND DRUGS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested, accused of selling drugs and being in possession of stolen guns. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a 2008 Kia near Mojave and Sunnyslope in Twentynine Palms about 1:40 a.m. Monday morning. Inside the car was Darrell Comminey, 37. During a consent

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CONVICTED ARMED ROBBER ARRESTED AFTER WONDER VALLEY MOTORCYCLE THEFT

A Wonder Valley man, already on probation for Armed Robbery, was arrested Sunday, accused of stealing a motorcycle from his neighbor. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man in the 85800 block of Eddie Albert Drive in Wonder Valley called the Sheriff’s Department about 12:30 Sunday afternoon to say he

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CALFIRE INVESTIGATING SECOND SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN A MONTH IN MORONGO VALLEY

CalFire officials are investigating a second suspicious fire in a month in Morongo Valley. According to Morongo Valley Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, multiple people stopped by and called the fire department just after 3:30 Monday afternoon to report a fire behind the basketball courts in Covington Park. Rarey said as

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET WORKSHOP TONIGHT

After unsuccessfully trying to get a fire tax passed, the Morongo Valley CSD Board will meet in a budget workshop session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… The Morongo Valley Community Services District Board will hold a budget workshop at 6 p.m. this evening. General Manager Donna Munoz and Fire

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$14,000 IN PROPERTY STOLEN FROM A JOSHUA TREE CONEX BOX

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary of a Conex storage container in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, sometime in the last month, suspects cut a hole through a chain link fence in the 3000 block of Foxy Flats and cut the locks off a 40-foot-long storage container on

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SCHOOL BOARD IN WORK/STUDY, CLOSED, AND OPEN SESSIONS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board has a very busy schedule of meetings starting this evening. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the school board will be in a work/study session, closed session, including a meeting with teachers and employees, and then an open session… The Morongo Unified School District Board of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN KILLED IN SINGLE CAR ROLLOVER EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms Woman was killed and a passenger injured in a single-car rollover crash on State Route 62 east of Twentynine Palms yesterday afternoon. According to the County Coroner, at 2:31 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, the California Highway Patrol received a 911 call reporting a single-vehicle rollover on

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SMALL HOUSE FIRE IN YUCCA MESA SUNDAY NIGHT

Yucca Mesa and Yucca Valley firefighters were called to a structure fire late last night. Right at midnight, the residents in the 3000 block of Hilton Avenue, north of Aberdeen Avenue, called to report flames in the small home’s attic. Firefighters had to pull down the ceiling and open up

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SUPERVISORS MEET, MENTAL HEALTH AND JOSHUA TREE DEED RESTRICTION ON AGENDA

At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino, the board will consider several items relevant to our Morongo Basin. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… County Supervisors are expected to approve a $2.7 million contract with Hi- Desert Medical Center to provide outpatient mental health services to

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WITH FIRE DANGER HIGH, CALFIRE SUSPENDS BURNING PERMITS

While Northern California received rains this winter and spring, southern California is still in the midst of a multi-year drought. Due to increased fire danger from the drought CAL FIRE has suspended all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of San Bernardino county. This suspension

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY ANNOUNCES SUMMER CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE

The Town of Yucca Valley has announced its schedule for its 22 nd annual summer music festival, co-sponsored by Z107.7. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the line-up for the six-week concert series… The 22nd annual summer music festival sponsored by the Town of Yucca Valley begins July 9 with the

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CAL FIRE SUSPENDS BURN PERMITS

While recent rains this winter and spring have been a welcome sight in California, drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono Counties. This suspension

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LEAVE NO TRACE IN NATIONAL PARKS

When visiting Joshua Tree National Park leave no trace. Park Ranger Pam Tripp tells you how… Leave no trace can mean many things like pack out all trash and plan well what to bring. Watch where you step this tough desert is fragile plants, burrows, and cryptobiotic crust encourage us

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERING BASKETBALL CAMP

Basketball camp for the City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department begins tomorrow. This popular camp will be instructed by past and present Twentynine Palms High School girls and boys basketball coaches, as well as past and present players on the girls and boys basketball teams. This camp is

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CALL FOR ART FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS ART EXHIBIT

The Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and art gallery has put out a call for art for its next exhibition, “Desert Oasis: Wisdom in the Water.” Artists should deliver their artwork Friday, June 24, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to the Twentynine Palms visitor center and art gallery in downtown

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UNITY HOME NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Morongo Basin Unity Home is seeking volunteers who want to help make a difference by serving on the board of directors. Unity Home helps victims of domestic violence and their children. Stop by the new office at 7237 Joshua Lane in Yucca Valley to talk with the executive director and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERS CHEER CAMP

The City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Cheer Camp. This fun-filled, team spirit camp will be instructed by Coach Tresa Oden and Twentynine Palms High School cheerleaders. Participants will learn cheers, chants, dances, stunts, teamwork, and much more. Participants in kindergarten through eighth grades

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