YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR STOLEN TRAILER, DRUGS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday, accused of being in possession of a stolen trailer and operating a drug house. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 58000 block of Saratoga Street about noon with a warrant for the arrest of Anthoney Garcia, 32,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TALKS REVENUE AND BUDGETS

After saying goodbye to County Fire Division Chief John Chamberlin, and welcoming newly promoted Division Chief Tom Marshall, the Yucca Valley Town Council recognized two out-going commissioners: Gregory Hill, on the Parks Commission, and Vickie Bridenstine on the Planning Commission. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the council then talked revenue

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FIRE IN JOHNSON VALLEY DESTROYS GARAGE, HOUSE PARTIALLY SAVED

Firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and a water tender from Lucerne Valley were able to save a Johnson Valley home from being a total loss, although the detached garage burned to the ground Monday morning. County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard said that firefighters were called to the

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OVER 1,000 POUNDS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS COLLECTED IN TAKE BACK DAY EVENT

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s department and the Drug Enforcement Administration took in 1,049 pounds of expired or unused and unwanted prescription drugs during the nationwide prescription drug take-back day on Saturday, April 30. The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station took in 33 pounds of prescription drugs during the free and

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS: PUBLIC HEARING ON DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEES

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. A renewal of development impact fees and a report on special revenue funds are on the agenda. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… Among the items on tonight’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council will

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VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS FOUND ABANDONED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

An employee at the Motel 6 in Twentynine Palms found partially completed voter registration forms next to a dumpster at the motel Saturday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 11:30 p.m. the employee notified the motel manager about finding the 67 partially completed voter registration forms, and the manager

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BICYCLING UNDER THE INFLUENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Bicycling under the influence? A Twentynine Palms man discovered Monday afternoon that California laws against driving under the influence also apply to bicycling under the influence. According to a Sheriff’s report, Raymond Espinoza, 39, was riding his bicycle on Aztec Avenue near Twentynine Palms Junior High School shortly before 3

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ONE ARREST AFTER A TWENTYNINE PALMS DRIVE-BY SHOOTING

A Twentynine Palms man accused of shooting another man in a drive-by shooting was arrested Saturday night. According to Sheriff’s Detective Daniel Popa, residents in the 5500 block of Cahuilla Avenue were arguing. One man, later identified as Clent Gibson, 40, left to get a gun, and returned about 9:30

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IN A RE-DO, TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT APPROVES CITY ASSISTANCE IN FIRE TRANSFER

After a surprise 2-2 tie vote last week that forced the Twentynine Palms Water District board of directors to table an agreement between the water district and the City of Twentynine Palms, in which the city would take over the water district’s unfunded pension liabilities, the water district held a

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MARINE CORPS TAKING PUBLIC INPUT ON TRAINING AREA ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS

The Marine Corps is accepting public comment on its draft environmental assessment it has prepared for its training areas on board the Combat Center. The draft environmental assessment evaluates additional landing zones within existing training areas that contain low densities of desert tortoises, the impacts of operations, and determines areas

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MILITARY FILM FESTIVAL STARTS MAY 15TH

The Twentynine Palms Military Film Festival kicks off this month. Classic military based films will be shown at four local screens during the event. Reporter David Knutson tells you where the films will be shown and where to get tickets… The Twentynine Palms Military Film Festival will begin in Twentynine

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YOUNG MAGICIAN WINS TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TALENT SHOW

An aspiring young magician took the top honors in the Twentynine Palms High School talent show Saturday night. The show has been hosted by the school’s Interact Club since 2000. The Interact Club is a community service club on campus, sponsored by the Rotary Club. Fourteen student acts ranging from

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ONE PERSON SHOT, ONE ARRESTED AFTER 29 PALMS DRIVE BY SHOOTING

One person was shot and one arrested after a drive-by shooting in Twentynine Palms Saturday night.

According to Sheriif’s Detective Detective Popa, at about 9:30 Saturday night, deputies from the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station responded to the report of a subject shot at a residence in the area of Siesta

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MORONGO SHERIFF’S STATIONS WELCOMES NEW FACES, SAYS GOODBYE TO OTHERS

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will be saying hello to some new faces, and saying goodbye to others. Detective Cory Emon was promoted to sergeant earlier this week, and will be leaving to work in one of the jails. Detective Marcel Silva and Deputy Brandon Abell are transferring to different

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MOTORCYCLES ON WAY TO LAUGHLIN RIVER RUN THIS WEEKEND

Please watch for motorcycles as you drive through the Morongo Basin this weekend. Thousands of bike riders will be riding through on their way home from the Laughlin River Run. Motorcycles riders will be returning home Sunday and into Monday from the 5-day event, billed as the largest motorcycle event

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SAVING PAPER KEEPS THE NATIONAL PARK GREEN

Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp has a great tip for visitors to help keep the park green… Nowadays, we use electronic devices for everything; Shopping, social media, games, and communications. But these devices can also help protect the environment. Here at Joshua Tree NP, there are many areas

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RIDE ORVS RESPONSIBLY

ORV activity is high at this time of year. Staff Reporter Sarah Snyder has some reminders for riders… This time of year, the Morongo Basin will experience an increase in off-road activity and illegal trespass. Riders need to respect private property and public lands by riding responsibly. Make sure that

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The swim meet scheduled for Friday, April 29, between the Wildcats and Desert Mirage High School has been postponed until Monday, May 2.

TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT CALLS SPECIAL MEETING SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors called a special meeting for this morning. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more…

About a dozen people attended Saturday’s special Twentynine Palms Water District board meeting to plead with board members to delay the county’s annexation of the fire department, or

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MOTORCYCLES ON WAY TO LAUGHLIN RIVER RUN THIS WEEKEND

Motorcycles are on their way to Laughlin River Run and not only will Kyle Petty with about 100 other motorcycles be riding through the Morongo Basin this weekend, but so will thousands of other bike riders for the Laughlin River Run. The 5-day event, billed as the largest motorcycle event

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