JAMES WEBB CONVICTED IN HOME DEPOT RV STABBING MURDER

The man accused of the stabbing death of a man in his RV in the Home Depot parking lot in Yucca Valley nearly two years ago was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder Friday. James Webb, 36, killed John Rosin, 77, in the early morning hours of August 28,

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GARAGE FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

The county take-over of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department got off to a running start Sunday afternoon when a fire broke out at a garage in Twentynine Palms. County Battalion Chief Rick Denison was at the fire stations’ temporary home briefing Twentynine Palms firefighters on county procedures when a structure

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TWO FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOPS MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold two free home energy education workshops Monday, June 27. The workshops about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held at the Reach Out Yucca Valley office, 7255 Joshua Lane, Suite C, and at the Wonder Valley Community Center on

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FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE MORONGO BASIN

County Fire has stepped up enforcement of fireworks laws. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… Possession of fireworks is illegal throughout Morongo Basin. This includes so called “safe and sane” fireworks, and any fireworks that explode, shoot in the air or move along the ground. With the threat of wildfire nearing

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COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP WINS STATE AWARD

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County was honored as a Nonprofit of the Year at a celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento Wednesday. The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County has been delivering critical programs and services to help the less fortunate

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TAKE CARE OF YOUR PETS IN THE HEAT

Hiking with a pet in Joshua Tree National Park can be dangerous. Here’s Park Ranger Pam Tripp with some pet rules in the park… Imagine hiking in the summer heat wearing a fur coat and hiking in bare feet. This scenario plays out all too often in Joshua Tree National

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TWO ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO MILITARY CHILDREN

Two organizations have teamed up to provide scholarships to children who have a parent who died during military service. The Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund has awarded a $1 million grant to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. Fallen Patriots seeks to identify and provide assistance to the estimated 20,000 children

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ALL SURVIVE TWENTYNINE PALMS CAR CRASH

Everyone walked away without injuries in a car crash in Twentynine Palms Friday morning. According to Sherriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, a Jaguar driven by a 17-year-old girl was driving east bound on highway 62 at about 10:20 a.m. when it made a left turn in front of a westbound BMW.

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING SHOTS FIRED IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of shots fired in Yucca Valley Thursday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7500 block of Palm Avenue about 2:20 p.m. for shots fired. The resident told deputies that her boyfriend became upset when she told him to

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MARINE CORPS TO DISCUSS SHARED USE AREA IN JOHNSON VALLEY

Representatives from the Marine Corps will host a public meeting today to discuss upcoming training in the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area. The meeting will be held at the Johnson Valley Community Center today from 10 a.m. to noon. Marine Corps representatives will discuss temporary land closures in the Johnson

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERS CHEER CAMP

Cheer Camp registration has begun in Twentynine Palms. Managing Editor Tammi Roleff tells you how… 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

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO SHOW LOCALLY FILMED “JUDGE ROY BEAN” FILM

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is once again showing movies filmed locally. Managing editor Tami Roleff urges you not to miss this one starring Paul Newman… The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s second movie of 2016 featuring locally filmed movies is “The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean.” Paul Newman

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD AFTER THREATENING TO KILL HIS WIFE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday, accused of threatening to kill his ex-wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, James “Wally” Fears, 55, was arguing with his ex-wife about paying rent for staying at the home they still shared in the 5400 block of Cahuilla Avenue about 3 p.m. The

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COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF DOLLAR GENERAL IN JOSHUA TREE

For nearly five years, some Joshua Tree residents have been fighting to prevent the construction of a Dollar General store at the corner of Sunburst Avenue and Highway 62 in Joshua Tree. Opponents claimed that the store would be inconsistent with the Joshua Tree Community Plan which encourages small independent

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ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE ON OUR MORONGO BASIN

The Morongo Basin’s largest employer is the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the base’s Assistant Chief of Staff Jim Ricker was at the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting Tuesday night to report on the base’s economic impact on the Morongo Basin… According

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WONDER VALLEY RESIDENTS QUESTION PLANNED POWER OUTAGE NEXT WEEK

Although temperatures next week are not expected to be as hot as the sizzling high temps of 114 a few days ago, it’ll still be plenty hot, and residents and their pets are depending on their swamp coolers and air conditioners to keep cool during the heat of the day.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER PLAN CALLED “LACKING, “SKEWED AND QUESTIONABLE” PASSED

The Twentynine Palms Water District board met in regular session last night. Even in the face of serious questions about their Urban Water Management plan, they approved it. In their last piece of fire business, after over 50 years as the County takes over the fire department July 1, the

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FORMER MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN NAMED INTERIM DESERT HOT SPRINGS CITY MANAGER

The City Manager of nearby Desert Hot Springs announced his resignation Wednesday, effective July 21. A name familiar to Morongo Basin residents, Dale Mondary, a Yucca Valley resident and former Morongo Basin Sheriff’s captain, currently that city’s police chief, was appointed interim city manager. Martin Magana had been Desert Hot

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COURT RULES FOR DOLLAR GENERAL IN JOSHUA TREE

For nearly five years, some Joshua Tree residents have been fighting to prevent the construction of a Dollar General store at the corner of Sunburst Avenue and Highway 62 in Joshua Tree. Opponents claimed that the store would be inconsistent with the Joshua Tree Community Plan which encourages small independent

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS CITY MANAGER RESIGNS

The city manager of Desert Hot Springs announced his resignation Wednesday, effective July 21. Dale Mondary, the city’s current police chief—and former Sheriff’s captain in the Morongo Basin and a Yucca Valley resident—has been asked to take over as the interim city manager. Martin Magana had been the city’s community

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