OVERFLOW SEATING FOR “DISNEY’S LITTLE MERMAID” AT THEATRE 29

The Theatre 29 production of “Disney’s Little Mermaid” has sold out all available online seats for the entire five-week run, including two extra matinees. To accommodate those who were not able to get tickets, Theatre 29 is adding overflow seats available for those willing to take a chance. Patrons wishing

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MANE STREET STAMPEDE WILD WEST SHOW BACK IN PIONEERTOWN TOMORROW

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show will begin its regular Saturday performances this Saturday at 2 p.m. in Pioneertown. The show is free to the public and is a family-oriented show. They look forward to seeing you there and they are still looking for volunteer performers. For more information,

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FAULTY WIRING BLAMED FOR FIRE THAT DESTROYED TWENTYNINE PALMS TRAVEL TRAILER

Faulty wiring is believed to be responsible for a fire that destroyed a travel trailer in Twentynine Palms yesterday. According to Fire Captain Matt Helmkamp, firefighters arrived in the 1000 block of Canyon Road about 5:20 p.m. to find the travel trailer fully involved in flames, and threatening two nearby

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JOHNSON VALLEY MAN WHO FLED ON FOOT FROM DEPUTIES IN OCTOBER ARRESTED

A Johnson Valley man, who has had warrants for his arrest since October, was arrested Monday in Landers. On October 22, Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 51300 block of Olivine Road in Johnson Valley for a report that Scott Coffman, 30, had brought home a stolen truck. Deputies confirmed

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A SPATE OF VEHICLE KEYING IN YUCCA VALLEY

At least eight vehicles were vandalized in Yucca Valley last week. According to a Sheriff’s report, six employee vehicles at Pacific Western Bank and two employee vehicles at the Bob Dunn Insurance Agency building were keyed sometime between March 24 and March 25. The Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

BEWARE OF THE IRS TAX SCAM

Now that tax season is here, federal officials are warning about scammers posing as IRS agents. The IRS says the tax scam is the most common tax scam, with victims losing more than $26 million. The most important thing to be aware of is that the IRS never makes its

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HWY 62 RAMP TO EASTBOUND I-10 REOPENED

The Highway 62 onramp to eastbound I-10 reopened about 18 hours after a big-rig truck got stuck Tuesday night when its cargo tilted over. The CHP said the truck never should have been on Highway 62. Officials with Oklahoma-based FairWind LLC, a renewable energy company, submitted a permit application with

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EASTBOUND HIGHWAY 62 CLOSED AT I-10 FOR MOST OF WEDNESDAY

Morongo Basin residents headed into the Coachella Valley will have to take a detour today. About 9:45 p.m. last night, a big rig truck, hauling a crane, got stuck on the connecting overpass from Highway 62 onto eastbound Interstate 10. The entire connecting bridge is blocked. Travelers should detour at

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ANOTHER TWENTYNINE PALMS POWER OUTAGE

About 300 customers in Twentynine Palms have been without power since 6:30 p.m. last night, and Southern California Edison estimates that power will not be restored until 3 p.m. today. SoCal Edison says equipment problems are the reason for the power outage.

ARREST FOR ARMED ROBBERY AT A YUCCA VALLEY SCHOOL

A teen who refused to return another student’s cell phone, and then flashed a gun in his waistband, was arrested Monday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, the two boys are students at Yucca Valley Community Day School, in the 56000 block of Santa Fe Trail. One boy asked to

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ACCUSED OF PUNCHING A TEACHER

A student was arrested Monday morning, accused of punching a Yucca Valley High School teacher. According to a Sheriff’s report, two students were fighting about 11:30 a.m. During the fight, one of the students punched a teacher several times. The student, who was not identified due to his age, was

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PUBLIC INVITED TO MEETING OF MARINES AND BLM REGARDING JOHNSON VALLEY USE

The Marines are meeting with the BLM about their upcoming training in the Johnson Valley off-road area. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the public is welcome to attend the Saturday meeting… Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a meeting about land use in the

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HIGH WINDS AFFECT VISIBILITY, 15-CAR CRASH INJURES 28 IN LUCERNE VALLEY

Blowing dust and sand driven by winds of up to 50 miles per hour buffeted our Morongo Basin yesterday. Some minor power outages were reported and minor wind damage. High winds made driving a struggle. To our immediate north, a pileup involving more than 15 cars in Lucerne Valley Monday

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JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY PLAN WORKSHOP THURSDAY

Local residents have an opportunity to weigh in on the Joshua Tree Community Plan; it’s part of the bigger countywide plan. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… San Bernardino County seeks public input on the Joshua Tree Community Plan through a series of workshops. “Confirming Our Goals and Objectives” is the

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MORONGO VALLEY PLANS PUBLIC MEETINGS ON MEASURE “E” PARCEL FEE PROPOSAL

Morongo Valley voters will decide the future of paramedic and fire protection services there at the June 7 Primary Election. Labeled “Measure E,” the Community Services District worked to put the initiative on the ballot. Measure E calls for a flat $350 per parcel annual fee to replace the existing

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT EXTENSION FOR COFFEE SHOP PLAN

The developer of a new coffee shop in Twentynine Palms will ask the Planning Commission for a fourth and final extension tonight. Reporter David Haldane has more on tonight’s meeting… The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight to consider granting a fourth and final one-year extension to a coffee shop

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WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERAN DAY THIS SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

A Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day event will be held Saturday, April 2, from 10 to 2 at the Joshua Tree Community Center. The event will include a patriotic tattoo contest, chili cook-off, entertainment, raffles, resources for veterans, vendors, and more food. The Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day event is

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POWER OUTAGE DARKENS TWENTYNINE PALMS, SCHOOLS STILL OPEN

Update: as of 8:30 AM, power was restored to all schools.

A power outage affected nearly 4,000 homes, schools, and businesses in the Twentynine Palms area this morning. According to Southern California Edison, the outage of unknown origin, hit at 1:22 a.m. and affected 3,987 customers. Edison crews have restored

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF USING A STUN GUN ON CHILDREN

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday after deputies learned he had been using a stun gun to discipline young children. According to a Sheriff’s report, parents of six children, ranging in age from 8 months to 11 years old, allowed a friend, Daniel Kitchens, 25, to stay with them

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WONDER VALLEY RESIDENTS LEARN ABOUT FIRE PROTECTION AND INSURANCE

Recent concerns surrounding the future of fire protection services in Wonder Valley have sparked additional fears over the ability of residents in rural communities to get and keep homeowner’s insurance and mortgages. Wonder Valley residents recently learned more about the issue from an expert. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz gives the

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