ONE DEAD, FOUR OTHERS RESCUED IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS WHILE HIKING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SATURDAY

A 56-year old woman died Saturday while hiking in the Cottonwood area of Joshua Tree National Park. About 10 a.m., a family group began hiking to the Mastodon Peak Trail. They missed the sign for Mastodon and continued toward Lost Palms Oasis. They realized they had missed their trail and

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ADD EMERGENCY CONTACTS TO YOUR CELL PHONE

Adding an In Case of Emergency, or ICE, contact to your cell phone can help emergency personnel contact your friends or loved ones if you are badly injured in an accident, or become unconscious due to heat stroke, and can’t speak for yourself. Reporter Edica Gonzalez explains this simple idea…

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Friday morning, accused of molesting a child and spouse abuse. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, a woman called for deputies about 2 a.m. Friday morning. Dispatchers could hear the woman telling a man to stay away from her daughter, and

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OWNER OF MORONGO VALLEY PET RESCUE CHARGED WITH 21 COUNTS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY

The owner of a Morongo Valley rescue organization for senior, abandoned, or abused dogs was arrested Monday, accused of animal neglect. In June, San Bernardino County animal control officers seized 180 dogs and cats from Stephen Caro, 60, who ran the Paws Pet Ranch, at 9333 Bella Vista Drive in

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BIZARRE ROAD RAGE IN YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY  

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a bizarre assault in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man riding a Yamaha motorcycle stopped for a traffic light on eastbound Highway 62 at Old Woman Springs Road about 1:30 p.m. The driver next to him in the number 2

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS WOMAN WINS OLYMPIC MEDAL FOR WEIGHTLIFTING

A woman who was born and raised in Desert Hot Springs won the bronze medal in weightlifting at the Olympics in Rio Sunday. Sarah Robles, 28, won the United States’ first weightlifting medal in 16 years. Robles lifted 126 kilograms in the snatch, and 160 in the clean and jerk,

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CANDIDATES FOR OTHER OFFICES

The 2016 presidential election is fast approaching and while the filing deadline for many offices closed this past Friday, for offices where the incumbent did not file for re-election, the deadline has been extended to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says you still have time to

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CANDIDATES FOR YUCCA VALLEY, SCHOOL BOARD, HEALTHCARE DISTRICT, COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The deadline to file for a seat on the Yucca Valley Town Council has also been extended, since incumbent George Huntington is not seeking re-election. So far, four candidates have filed papers with the county elections office to run for two open seats on the Yucca Valley Town Council. Those

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CANDIDATES FILE FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS

Reporter David Haldane says the deadline to file to run for an elected seat for Twentynine Palms City Council and the school board has also been extended until Wednesday… If you suspect that your calling may be to serve on a school board or city council, you have a few

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REGISTRATION BEGINS AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 

Registration for students enrolled at Yucca Valley High School begins today. Monday, August 15, is for freshmen only; all grade levels may register Tuesday and Wednesday. Registration hours for all three days are 7 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. There is not a late registration time. New

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MARINES START JOHNSON VALLEY EXERCISE TODAY

The Marine Corps will be conducting large-scale military exercises on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Johnson Valley starting today. The shared use area will be temporarily closed to the public between August 14 and 21. The Marine Corps has already announced that it will use the

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RACE OF THE CENTURY 2016 MOTORCYCLE RACE TO STOP IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Race of the Century—a cross-country motorcycle race featuring motorcycles that are at least 100 years old—will be making a stop in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff says save the date… Only 100 riders, whose motorcycles were manufactured in 1916 or earlier, will be riding 3,400 miles across country

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION THIS MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday.

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REGISTRATION BEGINS AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Registration for students enrolled at Yucca Valley High School begins Monday, August 15, for freshmen only. Enrolled freshmen should bring their completed paperwork to the high school library between 7 and 11 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. New students who have not enrolled yet should call and make an

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MOTORCYCLE CRASH VICTIM IDENTIFIED

The Riverside County Coroner has identified the man who was killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday afternoon as a Yucca Valley man. Eugene Bess Junior, 28, was riding his Suzuki motorcycle on the southbound connector of Highway 62 to eastbound Interstate 10 about 4 p.m. when he drifted to the

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CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER CASE CONTINUED TO SEPTEMBER

Christopher Lee, the man accused of killing a 19-year-old Twentynine Palms woman who was once his lover, was in a San Bernardino Courthroom Friday morning. Judge J. David Mazurek continued the case until September 9, for a trial readiness hearing. Lee is accused of strangling Erin Corwin and dumping her

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR FIREARMS, DRUG WARRANT

A Twentynine Palms convicted felon was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of carrying a loaded firearm. According to a Sheriff’s report, Sam Smith, 48, was stopped near Sullivan Road and Yucca Avenue about 12:30 p.m. The deputy determined that Smith had a warrant for his arrest for transporting drugs in December

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN WITH TEAR GAS ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday afternoon following a fight with a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to Highway 62 and Encelia Avenue in Twentyine Palms shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday for a report that a man and woman were fighting, and that the man

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STORIES OF THE START FROM JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

As the Perseids meteor showers are at their peak, now is the time to star gaze at Joshua Tree National Park. Here’s more from Park Ranger Carey Goldstein… Stories of the stars are among the oldest of all folktales, but still have just as much meaning today. As our night

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DOGS PRESUMED DEAD IN YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE FIRE

Two dogs died in a fire that destroyed a Yucca Valley home Thursday morning. Firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Joshua Tree were called to the 7000 block of Palomar Avenue at 11:15 a.m. Smoke was pouring from attic vents in the home when fire fighters arrived. Flames were

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