Landers woman killed in off-road vehicle crash.

A Landers woman was killed Saturday in an off-road vehicle accident. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 2800 block of Shawnee Trail in Landers about 1:05 p.m. for a report of a missing woman. Rhea Mears, 64, had gone out riding her 2003 Honda Sportrax quad

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BODY FOUND THURSDAY MORNING IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a body that was found in Yucca Valley Thursday morning. According to limited information, a woman was walking near Palm Avenue and Sunnyslope Drive about 8 a.m. when she found the body. The Sheriff’s Department reports there were no obvious signs of trauma and the

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WITH EXTREME HEAT DON’T LEAVE PEOPLE OR PETS IN A CAR

Heatstroke is a leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths in young children. With temperatures over 100 degrees in the Morongo Basin this week, the California Office of Traffic Safety cautions parents, plus anyone transporting pets or the elderly, that leaving them in a hot car, even for a few minutes,

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SHERIFF NEEDS HELP FINDING MISSING YUCCA VALLEY MAN

UPDATE: 8 a.m. 6-18-17

Arturo Esparza has been found safe.

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Yucca Valley man. Arturo Esparza, 57, left his home on foot near Pioneertown Road about 5:45 p.m. Saturday and has not returned. Esparza has Alzheimer’s Disease. He

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ROAD WORK ON OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD MONDAY

The California Department of Transportation will be performing road work on State Route 247 Monday. CalTrans will be grinding and repaving both north- and southbound lanes of the highway from Handley Road to Boone Avenue Monday, June 19, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists are urged to use caution

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS SOLAR FIELDS

The Homestead Valley Community Council will discuss industrial solar fields at its next meeting. Participants will learn about proposed utility-scale solar fields and how to defend themselves against corporations that want to build solar fields next to their properties. The Homestead Valley Community Council represents residents of Yucca Mesa, Landers,

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MORONGO BASIN UNDER EXTREME HEAT WARNING

The Morongo Basin is under an extreme heat warning. During hot weather, seniors, infants, young children, and people with chronic health conditions are most vulnerable to health problems and should take extra precautions. Residents should check on elderly family members, neighbors, and friends during extremely hot weather to make sure

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PET REGULATIONS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Extreme heat can affect our pets as well. Park Ranger Pam Tripp reminds hikers of the rules for pets in the National 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 Park.

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DEMOCRATIC CLUB TO HOLD FUNDRAISER AT LAS PALMAS TUESDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will hold a fundraiser at Las Palmas Mexican restaurant in Yucca Valley. From 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, a portion of the night’s proceeds will be donated to the non-profit organization. Las Palmas is located on the corner of Highway 62 and Elk

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EXTREME HEAT WARNING: COOLING CENTERS AVAILABLE

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from Saturday through Wednesday, June 21, (and possibly even farther into next week), with the hottest days expected to be Monday through Wednesday. Temperatures on Tuesday are expected to reach up to 110 in Yucca Valley and 120 degrees in

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KEEP COOL THIS WEEKEND IN LOCAL POOLS

The Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley pools will be open to escape the heat. In Twentynine Palms, the pool at Luckie Park is open 1 to 5 p.m. every day through August 28, with a final weekend September 3 and 4. Admission is $3 per person, $1.50 for seniors, or

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER SHE CRASHES CAR INTO POWER POLE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested late Wednesday night,accused of driving into a power pole and fleeing the scene. According to Sheriff’s reports, Kirsten Cooper, 23, crashed her white Dodge car into a power pole in the alley behind the Budget Motel on Deer Trail and Santa Fe Trail, about

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ORANGE MAN DETAINED FOR RESISTING ARREST

A man from Orange was arrested Thursday, accused of resisting arrest. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a white Mitsubishi car about 3 a.m. Thursday morning near Joshua Lane and Sunnyslope Drive in Yucca Valley. As the deputy attempted to detain the driver, identified

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ONE ARREST IN RAID ON ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

One man was arrested, and deputies are searching for others, in a raid on an illegal marijuana grow in Yucca Valley Thursday. About 10:30 p.m. Thursday, firefighters were called to the 3500 block of Warren Vista Avenue for a report of a downed power line at the home. Firefighters determined

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BODY OF A COACHELLA WOMAN FOUND NEAR HER STUCK CAR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A body found in Twentynine Palms yesterday has been identified as a Coachella woman. The body was spotted by a Twentynine Palms man driving on a nearby dirt road, who reported it to the Sheriff’s department. The County coroner said Thursday, June 15, at about 11:00 AM, the body of

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WITH EXTREME HEAT WARNINGS, KNOW THE SIGNS OF HEAT STROKE

This weekend is going to be a hot one. The National Weather Service has issued a heat warning in the Morongo Basin through Thursday. Heat waves are common in the Morongo Basin and heat stress injuries are ever present. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to spot the signs of

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ROLLOVER CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY SENDS TWO TO HOSPITAL

Two people were injured following a roll-over crash in Yucca Valley Thursday. About 3:45 p.m., a pick-up truck, traveling westbound on Highway 62, attempted to turn left onto Shafter Avenue, but the driver turned directly into the path of a blue sedan traveling eastbound on the highway. The force of

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING DONATION BOX FROM RESTAURANT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly stole a donation box from a restaurant. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Hall, 41, went in to the Panda Express restaurant in the 58400 block of 29 Palms Highway in Yucca Valley about 1:30 p.m. On the counter was

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF STALKING ARRESTED IN A STORE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of stalking. According to limited information released by the Sheriff’s Department, a 911 call was placed about 8 p.m. concerning the stalking. Deputies went to a store in the 59800 block of 29 Palms Highway where they arrested Agustin Carranza, 46. Agustin

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EXTREME HEAT WARNING: COOLING CENTERS AVAILABLE

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from Saturday through Wednesday, June 21, (and possibly even farther into next week), with the hottest days expected to be Monday through Wednesday. Temperatures on Tuesday are expected to reach up to 112 degrees in Yucca Valley and 120 degrees

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