YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL: AN $8,000.00 BIRTHDAY PARTY, HOTEL LITIGATION

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in regular session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff has a closer look at an agenda that includes an $8,000 birthday party and a possible lawsuit with a local hotel… After recognizing the Star Twirlers Square Dance club, hearing an update for Southern California

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN RAMS VEHICLE, FOUND WITH MILITARY SMOKE GRENADE

This story was corrected June 8, 2016.

 

A correction on a story we aired Tuesday about a man who was arrested Sunday morning when he was found with a military smoke grenade. James Baele, 40, was a friend of one of the roommates in a home in the 74400

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN CAUGHT STEALING A WATER TANK

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday night, accused of trying to steal a water tank from a foreclosed home. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called the Sheriff’s Department about 8 p.m. to report that a man, later identified as Rusty Scoggins, 53, was loading a large water

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED WITH MILITARY SMOKE GRENADE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday after he was found with a military smoke grenade. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were investigating a case of assault with a deadly weapon about 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. James Baele, 40, was identified as a suspect in the assault. About 5:30

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ONE OF NINE SOLDIERS KILLED IN TEXAS FLOOD

A Twentynine Palms woman was among nine soldiers killed Thursday when their light vehicle overturned in a training exercise during severe flooding in Texas. Specialist Christine Faith Armstrong, 27, of Twentynine Palms entered active-duty military service in February 2014. She was assigned to Fort Hood that September. According to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING TODAY

The Twentynine Palms City Council will take up some business in a special meeting this afternoon. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a special meeting 4 p.m. Monday, June 6. On the agenda, councilmembers will be asked to approve a routine item

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JURY TRIAL TO START FOR MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING A MAN IN AN RV AT HOME DEPOT

A jury trial is scheduled to begin today for the Yucca Valley man accused of killing a man in an RV in the Home Depot parking lot nearly two years ago. John Rosin, 77, died from stab wounds he received inside his motorhome which was parked in front of the

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HIGH TEMPERATURES CLOSING SOME JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CAMPGROUNDS

With the summer’s heat, Joshua Tree National Park begins seasonal closures of some camping areas. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you where not to pitch your tent… Joshua Tree National Park each year experiences a decline in visitors that coincides with rising summer temperatures. In response, the National Park Service closes

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CHOOL DISTRICT, NON-TEACHING EMPLOYEES STILL NEGOTIATING

Staff from the Morongo Unified School District and the California School Employees Association continue to negotiate a labor contract. The CSEA is a union that represents classified employees such as security, food service, office and clerical workers, maintenance and operations, and instructional assistants. At its May 26 negotiating meeting, the

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CHECK WITH FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR BURN PERMITS

County firefighters remind residents that permits are needed for campfires, warming fires, and burning vegetation. The permits are free, simply stop by your local fire station to get a permit. After you’ve received your permit, call to see if the burn permits have been suspended. Regardless of location or permit

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POLL WORKERS NEEDED

A Presidential Primary poll will take place and poll workers are needed. Here’s reporter Mike Lipsits with more…Poll workers are needed for the June 7 Presidential Primary in San Bernardino County. More than 3,000 poll workers will be paid between $115 and $190 for working June 7. Poll workers are

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HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Hiking in the heat at Joshua Tree National Park takes some preparation. Here’s Park Ranger Pam Tripp with some summer safety tips… As Spring weather turns into Summer weather, it seems like we go from one extreme to the other without any breathing room. Plans made to go hiking in

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PRIMARY ELECTION IS TUESDAY

Just a reminder that the state primary election is Tuesday, June 7. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters can find their assigned polling place on the back cover of their Voter Information Guide; online at SBCountyElections.com, or by calling the elections office at 800-881-VOTE.

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RULES FOR PETS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The desert environment can be deadly, especially from May through September, when temperatures in the park often soar above 100 degrees. Visitors are cautioned to avoid physical activity in the heat of the day. Staying well hydrated helps the body cool itself through sweating, and salty snacks replenish lost electrolytes.

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN WAS ARRESTED ON WARRANTS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Thursday morning after a sharp-eyed CHP officer noticed him sitting in a car on the highway with the door open in Morongo Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, the California Highway Patrol was driving westbound on Highway 62 near Highland Road in Morongo

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OPENING RECEPTION FOR GALLERY 62 SET FOR JUNE 11

Gallery 62’s new exhibit, Summer Shades, opens today with work by local artists, through June 26. Featured in the Signature Gallery are two- and three-dimensional works by Snake Jagger, who calls his artistic style whimsical surrealism. Featured artists include Janis Commentz, Nancy Miehle, James Thompson, Kathi Klopfenstein, and Elisabeth Pollnow.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN THREATENS BOYFRIEND WITH HAMMER

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Thursday, accused of trying to hit her boyfriend with a hammer. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim and the suspect, identified as Lisa Harbison, 51, had argued earlier in the day over relationship issues. The man went to go work on the swamp

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JT HARMONY TOUR CONTINUES AT THE BEATNIK SATURDAY NIGHT

The JT Harmony tour, featuring free performances at various Joshua Tree venues, continues tomorrow evening at the Beatnik. Reporter Rebecca Havely says come hear some of the area’s best musicians… The JT harmony tour is a compilation of performances from various artists hailing from both high and low deserts. The

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HIKING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK IN THE HEAT

Hiking in the heat at Joshua Tree National Park takes some preparation. Here’s Park Ranger Cathy Bell with some safety tips… It’s no secret that it gets HOT in the desert in the summertime. But that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck indoors all day and all night. With

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EXTREME HEAT THROUGH THIS WEEKEND, COOLING CENTERS AVAILABLE

An excessive heat warning has been issued through Sunday. Hot weather is a part of summer in the Morongo Basin and heat waves are not uncommon. Take precautions to make sure you don’t suffer heat-related injuries. Long exposure to high heat can result in heat exhaustion, heat stroke, or even

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