ATTEMPTED HOME INVASION ROBBERY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two men involved in an attempted home invasion burglary in Yucca Valley Thursday. About 11:40 a.m., a woman called 911 to report that two men came to her front door in the 7500 block of Canyon, and when she didn’t answer, they went around to

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JOSHUA TREE MAN FOUND WITH ILLEGAL WEAPON

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early Wednesday morning after he was found with an illegal weapon. According to a Sheriff’s report, Kenneth Sanders, 42, was stopped about 6:15 a.m. near Desertair Road and Bonair Road. A records check determined that Sanders had a $25,000 warrant for his arrest for

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CELEBRATE EARTH DAY IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Tomorrow is the annual Earth Day event at the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex from 9 to 2. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the celebration is a hugely popular, family-friendly event… Celebrate Earth Day during a festival filled with activities, entertainment, and demonstrations in Yucca Valley Saturday. Local experts will

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FREE HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

What do you do with those old batteries, used motor oil, leftover paint, antifreeze, fluorescent light bulbs, household cleaners and pesticides? You can’t throw them in the trash to end up in our landfills as these items contain components that are hazardous. Every third Saturday, including tomorrow, April 16, the

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BIRD DANCING AND SINGING EVENT CANCELLED BY WIND WARNINGS

The Native American bird singing and dancing event scheduled for today at Joshua Tree National Park’s Indian Cove has been postponed due to high wind warnings. www.sandtostone.org www.29palmsartgallery.com.

ATTEMPTED HOME INVASION BURGLARY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two men involved in a home invasion burglary in Yucca Valley Thursday. About 11:40 a.m. a woman called 911 to report that came to her front door on the corner of Pinon and Canyon,, and when she didn’t answer, they went around to the back

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TRIAL FOR FORMER MARINE ACCUSED IN 2014 MURDER OF ERIN CORWIN DELAYED

After hearing motions Tuesday in the murder trial of Christopher Lee, jury selection was scheduled to have begun yesterday for the man accused of murdering 19-year-old Erin Corwin in June of 2014. However, the district attorney turned over new evidence to Lee’s attorney yesterday, which forced a continuance of Lee’s

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PARK-TO-PARK BIKE RIDE SIGNUP DEADLINE TOMORROW

The Park-to-Park ride and festival is set for Saturday, April 30. Managing editor Tami Roleff reminds you the signup deadline is tomorrow… Joshua Tree National Park, the City of Twentynine Palms, and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center are co-sponsoring the Park to Park Ride and Festival to be

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FREE ENTRY TO JOSHUA TREE AND OTHER NATIONAL PARKS ALL NEXT WEEK

National Park Week starts this Saturday, April 16, and to celebrate, all national parks, including Joshua Tree National Park, have waived their entrance fees through April 24. As part of National Park Week, the park will have a booth at the Earth Day celebration at the Yucca Valley Community Center

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RIDE AGAINST CHILD ABUSE TOMORROW

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services has teamed up with Bikers Against Child Abuse to raise awareness of these crimes against children. The Ride Against Child Abuse is set for Friday, April 15. It will start at 9 a.m. outside the Morongo

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE OFFERING FIRE EXPLORER PROGRAM

The Twentynine palms Fire Department is offering a Fire Explorer program. ROP Broadcast Student Shelby Shupp got more information from Fire Captain Robert Marquez… The Twentynine Palms Fire department offers an annual program called fire explorers. I talked to Captain Robert Marquez and asked him what a fire explorer was.

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES CONTROVERSIAL CELL TOWER

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission had expected, and unexpected news in its meeting last night. In the surprise column, Commissioner Vickie Bridenstine announced that last night was her last meeting as a planning commissioner, as she had accepted a job with an engineering firm that she felt would pose a

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TWO ARRESTS AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Monday morning, after his girlfriend said he beat her up. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman in the 5800 block of Bagley Avenue started screaming about 3:40 a.m. The woman told deputies that her boyfriend, John Delaney, 22, punched her in the

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SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER ARRESTED ON $425,000 IN WARRANTS

A Yucca Valley woman who was stopped Tuesday for being a suspected drunk driver, was arrested when the California Highway Patrol determined she had more than $400,000 in outstanding arrest warrants. According to Sheriff’s records, the CHP stopped Bree Lewis, 25, in the 7300 block of Condalia in Yucca Valley

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TAKES FIRST STEP IN PROJECT PHOENIX

The Twentynine Palms City Council met in regular session last night. Reporter David Haldane says the Council took the first step in Project Phoenix and is looking at a plan to have the city be the electric utility provider… Project Phoenix, a multi-million-dollar plan to revitalize the commercial corridor of

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD EXPECTED TO ADD NURSING AFFILIATIONS

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees holds their regular monthly meeting at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community Room on the Joshua Tree campus. Right off, the board will go into a closed session conference with a labor negotiator to consider two matters. When trustees reconvene in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN CRITICALLY INJURED BY SUSPECTED DUI HIT AND RUN DRIVER

A Twentynine Palms man was critically injured Sunday evening when he was hit by a car driven by a suspected drunk driver who then fled the scene. According to a Sheriff’s report, Randy Miller and his wife were crossing Highway 62 in a crosswalk at Tamarisk Avenue about 7:50 when

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JURY SELECTION BEGINS FOR MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING ERIN CORWIN

Jury selection for the man accused of murdering Erin Corwin, 19, of Twentynine Palms began Monday in San Bernardino, according to a tweet sent out by the County’s District Attorney’s Office. Christopher Lee, 26, is accused of killing his neighbor’s wife—with whom he was having an affair—and hiding her body

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT BUYING HOME FOR DEMOLITION

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says property acquisition is on the agenda…

The City of Twentynine Palms may be buying a house to improve its business environment. The residence in question: an abandoned 800-square-foot home on the 6500 block of Smoketree Avenue

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DRIVERS ESCAPE SERIOUS INJURIES IN TWO ROLLOVER CRASHES IN THE RAIN YESTERDAY

One man was slightly injured when his truck rolled over in the rain storm in Twentynine Palms Monday afternoon. According to the Twentynine Palms Fire Department, a Chevy pick-up truck was traveling eastbound on Highway 62 when the driver lost control in the rain near Hendys Road about 3 p.m.

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