TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO ARREST OF TWO FOR POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY

Two people were arrested in Twentynine Palms early Thursday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle for having an expired license registration tab near Old Dale Road and Desert Queen Avenue shortly before 2:30 a.m. The deputy determined that the car’s license plate had been stolen

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BE SAFE WHILE PLAYING POKEMON GO

Pokemon-Go is a new augmented reality game you play on your phone, and it has taken the country by storm, More than 7 ½ million people have downloaded the game to their smart phones in the last 11 days. Since then, there have been multiple reports of people falling off

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TWO ARRESTS AFTER DOMESTIC DISPUTE, ALLEGED STABBING, RESISTING ARREST

Two people were arrested following a domestic dispute that led to an alleged stabbing and resisting arrest. According to a Sheriff’s report, Gabriel Maldonado, 23, was at the Rite-Aid store in the 72200 block of 29 Palms Highway in Twentynine Palms about 7:40 a.m. claiming that Antonia Amaro, 25, had

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NEW LAW PROTECTS ASSETS OF MEDI-CAL RECIPIENTS

Advocates for seniors are speaking out in praise of Governor Jerry Brown for recently signing a law protecting the assets of Medi-Cal recipients once they pass on. More from David Haldane…

If you’re old, poor, and on Medi-Cal, you no longer have to worry that the state will get your

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION 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 Edica Gonzalez 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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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE PERMACULTURE MEETING SUNDAY

Transition Joshua Tree will focus on permaculture when they meet this Sunday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more…

Transition Joshua Tree invites you to learn about the “Transition/ Permaculture” movement at a General Membership Meeting and Potluck on Sunday, July 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Yucca Mesa

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER THREE CHILDREN ARE LEFT OUT IN THE DESERT AS PUNISHMENT

A Twentynine Palms mother and her boyfriend are accused of child abuse, after her children were found wandering in the desert Wednesday morning. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a resident found the 5-, 6-, and 7-year-old children alone in the desert near the 74600 block of Samarkand Avenue just after

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FILING OPENS MONDAY FOR TWO SEATS ON THE TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL

Two seats on the Twentynine Palms City Council will be on this November’s ballot. Reporter David Haldane says the filing window to run for one of those seats opens this Monday… If you live in Twentynine Palms and dream of serving on the City Council, here’s your chance; two seats

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MONDAY A LONG DAY FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS

Twentynine Palms firefighters got little rest Monday. After fighting a house fire on the corner of Utah Trail and Serrano Drive, firefighters were called to a home in the 4500 block of Bullion Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Monday night. Initial callers described an explosion with multiple buildings on fire. Twentynine

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SIX INJURED IN TWO CRASHES TUESDAY

Six people were injured in two separate crashes in Yucca Valley Tuesday evening. About 6:15 p.m., a single vehicle rolled over on Alta Loma, just east of the intersection with La Contenta, landing on its wheels. Inside the vehicle were 4 people, including a young child. Three of the occupants

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR “THE NERD” BY YUCCA VALLEY’S ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS

This is the final weekend to see the hilarious comedy, “The Nerd” performed by the St. Joseph’s Players in Yucca Valley. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to get tickets… The St. Joseph’s Players production of the live comedy, “The Nerd” is nearing the end of its run in Yucca

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FATHER ARRESTED FOR BEATING UP DAUGHTER

A Twentynine Palms father was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of beating up his daughter. According to a Sheriff’s report, the teenager was at Twentynine Palms High School and told a mandated reporter that she was afraid to go home because she had hit her father during an argument the night

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71-YEAR-OLD TASED AND ARRESTED AFTER THREATENING STORE CLERK

A Yucca Valley man who allegedly threatened a store clerk after stealing beer was arrested Monday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, Dewey Wood, 71, went to the Dollar General store in the 55500 block of 29 Palms Highway about 11 a.m. and walked out with a 12-pack of beer

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TIPS TO AVOID SNAKEBITES

California has eight different species of rattlesnakes, seven of which are found in southern California. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these safety tips to avoid being bitten by a rattlesnake… Rattlesnakes strike when threatened or deliberately provoked, but given room they will retreat. Most snake bites occur when a rattlesnake

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HALF OF THE BOARD OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RESIGNS

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce announced the resignation of three members of their board of directors yesterday, half of the board. Board President Carey Alderson, Vice President Dean Moore, and Maryse Kintz, all resigned. The last remaining three board members appointed Aaron Kyle as interim president. The Chamber is

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SUPERVISOR RAMOS EXPLAINS MAC ACTION MONDAY

Third District County Supervisor James Ramos responded to a story on Z107.7 News yesterday in which we questioned why the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, appointed to advise him on local concerns, used their time to comment and vote on a project way out of their jurisdiction. The MAC voted

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF HITTING ANOTHER MAN WITH HIS VEHICLE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Sunday morning, accused of deliberately hitting another man with his vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Russell Pasos, 43, was arguing with the victim about 2 a.m. in the 6200 block of Ocotillo Avenue in Twentynine Palms. Pasos allegedly got in his vehicle

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MORONGO BASIN MAC VOTES ON SOLAR PROJECT NOT IN THEIR JURISDICTION

Apparently hijacked by area environmentalists, the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council used their time that should go to local matters to comment and vote on a project way out of their jurisdiction. Reporter David Haldane was at last night’s meeting and files this report… The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council

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TWO FIRES IN MORONGO BASIN WITHIN AN HOUR MONDAY

Morongo Basin firefighters were busy fighting two fires Monday. Just after 11:30 a.m., firefighters were called to the 1800 block of Booth Road in Landers. Yucca Mesa firefighters were not available, so firefighters from Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree responded. When they arrived, they found two Conex boxes, a vehicle,

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SOME TIPS ON HEAT STRESS DURING THE HOTTEST DAYS OF THE YEAR

It is summer in the Hi-Desert and in our Morongo Basin Region; that means summer heat. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says during these hot days take some simple steps to avoid heat stress… The hottest time of year, also known as the “dog days of summer,” are upon us and Cal

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