SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY, A REMINDER ABOUT SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

School starts in the Morongo Basin Monday, August 21. Thousands of local children will ride the school bus to school every day. Reporter Eric Knabe offers these tips about how we can be safe around the school bus…

It’s back to school and the National Association For Pupil Transportation has

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NO CHANGE TO SAND TO SNOW NATIONAL MONUMENT

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has recommended that the Department of the Interior not revoke or adjust the boundaries of Sand to Snow National Monument. The monument was under review in accordance with President Trump’s April 26, executive order. “Today, I am recommending that no changes be made to

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY TO SPONSOR THEATRE 29 OPENING NIGHT

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will open at Theatre 29 with a gala fundraiser August 25. The sponsor for opening night is the Yucca Valley Rotary Club, which will use the proceeds to send high school kids to Rotary youth leadership academy camps this fall and spring. Reporter Rebecca

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“UP CLOSE” SHOW EXAMINES JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOIL ORDER AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

When Joshua Basin Water District’s water main broke July 27, customers were urged to boil their water, or to use their emergency water supplies for several days. Many residents were unprepared for a water emergency as they had not set aside a supply of water to use in emergencies. Coming

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER PLANNING 81ST ANNUAL PIONEER DAYS

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce hosted a 2017 Pioneer Days planning session yesterday. Chamber President Jacob Smith gave a rundown for the 81st annual community celebration, set for the second and third weeks on October, with a kick-off event September 15. The theme, submitted by Ann Congdon, is “On

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REACH OUT GETS A NEW VAN FROM ANONYMOUS DONOR

When a local private organization wanted to help Reach Out Morongo Basin with its biggest need, there was no question about what the charity would ask for. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…

Reach Out Morongo Basin received a welcome addition to its neighbors-helping-neighbors program last week when the charity purchased

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COUNTY TELEVISION SERVICES BACK ON FOR NOW; HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED

A raven, lightning, and flash flooding share the blame for this weekend’s troubles with the county television service. Scott Fritz with the county’s special services district, told Z107.7 News that a lightning strike blew several power poles out of the ground, and a raven landed on a transformer, causing the

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COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION CONSIDERS A MORONGO VALLEY GAS STATION

The County Planning Commission tomorrow will consider yet another gas station/convenience store on the highway in Morongo Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details of a public hearing on the matter…

At tomorrow’s 9 a.m. meeting of the San Bernardino County Planning Commission, chairman Paul Smith will convene a public hearing

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SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES KEPT VERY BUSY MONDAY

From a shot-out window to stolen ceramic yard art, Sheriff’s deputies were busy Monday. In Twentynine Palms, about 7 a.m., a resident in the 6300 block of Desert Queen Avenue called to report he was woken up by the sound of a loud pop. When he got up to investigate,

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DAV TO HOLD THIRD ANNUAL VETERANS SHOOTING COMPETITION

The Morongo Basin Chapter #60 of the Disabled American Veterans will hold its third air rifle shooting competition in Twentynine Palms October 7. Managing editor Tami Roleff sets her sights on when and where…

The Disabled American Veterans Morongo Basin Chapter #60 will hold its third air rifle shooting competition

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS MEN HELD AFTER THEFT FROM HOME DEPOT

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested, after they tried to steal flooring from Home Depot. According to a Sheriff’s report, Daryll Speer, 22, and a woman are remodeling their home in the 5900 block of Baileya and had torn up their floor. They contacted Thomas Higgins, 34, and asked him

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TWENTYNINE PALMS TRIBE WANTS TO ADD PROPERTIES TO ITS SOVEREIGN NATION

With no public notice and little information available, Z107.7 News has learned that the Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians have applied to add three local properties to their sovereign nation status. The process can go through Congress or be done administratively through the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The local

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TAKES UP LONG-RANGE PLANNING TONIGHT

Long-term planning is just one of the items up for discussion at tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… Under “new business,” the CSD board will discuss a long-term plan summary for the Local Agency Formation Commission or LAFCO. The topic

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Saturday, accused of hitting and pushing a boy. According to a Sheriff’s report, a boy called 911 about 5:30 p.m. Saturday to report that Mysti Thompson, 28, had attacked him, scratched his back, grabbed his throat, told him he was going to jail, and

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CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A convicted sex offender was arrested early Tuesday morning after deputies made a traffic stop in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle near Star Dune Avenue and Highway 62 shortly before 4 a.m. for having an obstructed license plate. The deputy subsequently determined that

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS HONOR VOLUNTEERS, CHANGE NAME

The St. Joseph’s Players community theater troupe held its annual volunteer appreciation party last weekend and honored some with special recognition. With more, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely… At the St. Joseph’s Players 5th annual volunteer appreciation party last Saturday, all their volunteers were awarded certificates of participation for their work

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TWO HIKERS FOUND DEAD AT AMBOY CRATER SATURDAY

Just five hours after a couple from Yorba Linda started hiking at Amboy Crater, and 2 ½ hours after the woman called for help, saying she and her husband had become separated and were without water, Sheriff’s deputies found them dead, about 100 yards apart. According to a Sheriff’s report,

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DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING FRIDAY IN MORONGO VALLEY

We have limited information about a shooting Friday in Morongo Valley. According to a Sheriff’s spokeswoman, deputies were called to the 9300 block of Navajo Trail about 4:20 p.m. following a report that a man had been shot. Upon arrival, the man told deputies an unknown woman had shot him,

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CORONER RELEASES IDENTITY OF WOMAN FOUND DEAD AUGUST 6 IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The coroner’s office has released the identity of the woman who was found dead in Twentynine Palms August 6. Donna Myers, 42, of Kansas, was found by a pedestrian about 6:30 a.m. near a wash near Buena Vista and Aztec. There were no signs of foul play; the cause of

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DOWNED POWER LINES KNOCK OUT COUNTY TV SIGNAL

Morongo Basin residents who rely on the county for their television signal will be without TV for the foreseeable future. According to a county spokesman, the lightning storms over the weekend knocked out a power line, and the generator that was providing back-up power ran out of fuel. He told

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