AMBOY “ROCKET” LAUNCH CANCELLED

A plan to launch a steam powered rocket from Amboy today has been cancelled. Mike Hughes, 61, cancelled the event after the BLM demanded that he get proper permits for the widely publicized launch. Hughes, a member of the Flat Earth Society, had planned to launch himself into the air

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BELGIAN HIKER MISSING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

UPDATE: 11:35 AM, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26.

HIKER LOCATED!!

Joshua Tree National Park spokesman said, “The missing hiker has been located. A misunderstanding concerning his return date was clarified and no further search is necessary.”

 

UPDATE: 10:12 am SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Belgian Hiker Still missing. Searchers are following up on

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT – LETTERS TO SANTA

Santa’s elves will be visiting Yucca Valley starting November 1 to pick up children’s letters to Santa. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has information how you can submit your own letter to Santa…

The City of Yucca Valley has invited Santa’s elves to pick up children’s letters and deliver them to Santa.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY ELECTS BOARD MEMBERS

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society elected one new board member and re-elected two members. Kim Krushat will replace outgoing director Mari Collier, and Nolan Lockwood and John Steiner were re-elected at the Society’s meeting November 18. President Les Snodgrass gave an update on the expansion project, which will add a

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HOLIDAY MUSICAL “MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS” OPENING THIS WEEKEND

The musical “Meet Me in St. Louis” opened this weekend at Theatre 29. With your invitation, here’s entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely…

“Meet Me in St. Louis” is a lighthearted holiday treat about the life and times of a close-knit family at the turn of the twentieth century, on the brink

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PALM DESERT WOMAN ACCUSED OF FORGERY ON MARINE BASE

A Palm Desert woman was arrested on board the Combat Center last week, accused of various counts of fraud and forgery. We have limited details about the arrest, but about 3 p.m. November 16, deputies were called to the base to arrest Kristin Fitzpatrick, 49. Her booking record lists her

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF SPOUSE, CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday afternoon, accused of child abuse and spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, Parris Wilson, 28, was arguing with a woman in the 73700 block of Raymond Drive about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday afternoon when Wilson pushed and punched the woman. The woman’s daughter

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ROBBERY

One man is in custody, and Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a second man, following a robbery in Yucca Valley Monday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim had pulled his car over to the curb in the 7100 block of Sage Avenue. The victim told deputies that a man

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FOUR JUVENILES ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY AND VEHICLE THEFT

Four juveniles were arrested in Twentynine Palms, accused of stealing a utility vehicle and a motorcycle. According to Sheriff’s reports, employees from the City of Twentynine Palms notified deputies about 7:30 a.m. that the maintenance barn at Luckie Park had been broken into, and the thieves had stolen a John

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HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST 2017

‘Tis the season! Business owners can get into the holiday spirit by entering their business in the annual Holiday Decorating Contest, co-sponsored by Z107.7 Radio and www.Z1077FM.com. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says all it takes to enter is a phone call…Z107.7 announces the annual holiday decorating contest, a tradition that sees

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THAT HOLIDAY MEAL COULD HARM YOUR PET, A REMINDER

The majority of pet emergency room visits during the holidays revolve around the turkey. Don’t feed your dog or cat any food from your holiday meal. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more about how even a small piece of turkey skin or butter-coated vegetable can cause a life-threatening illness in

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DUMPSTER FIRE AT VONS IN YUCCA VALLEY LATE TUESDAY NIGHT

Yucca Valley firefighters were called to a fire at the Vons grocery store late Tuesday night. About 11:30 p.m., passers-by reported a significant amount of smoke rising from the Vons store, but firefighters determined the blaze was actually in a dumpster behind the store. It was quickly extinguished and the

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BURN PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALMOST ALL FIRES

Yucca Valley firefighters were recently called out to an illegal burn. County Fire Chief Donnie Viloria said the fire was illegal because the resident did not have a burn permit. Viloria reminds residents that permits are needed for campfires, warming fires, bonfires, and burning vegetation. The permits are free, simply

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SHERIFF WILL BE ENFORCING OFF-ROAD VEHICLE USE THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The Thanksgiving weekend is a popular time for residents and visitors alike to ride their off-road vehicles in our desert. Reporter Andrew Dieleman reminds riders there are rules governing where you can legally ride your OHV… The Sheriff’s Department reminds residents that the operation of off-highway vehicles is regulated. County

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HOLIDAY CLOSURES TOMORROW FOR THANKSGIVING

Government offices, schools, the post office, banks, the County court system. MBTA bus service, and most businesses will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Some agencies, including the courts, will also be closed on Friday as well. Burrtec Waste and Recycling will also be closed on Thursday. Trash pickup

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PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON NATIONAL PARK FEE HIKES ENDS THURSDAY

The Trump administration is proposing to double, triple, or almost quadruple the price of admission during peak season to 17 of the most popular national parks. Starting in January 2018, a 7-day car pass in Joshua Tree National Park will increase to $70, from the current $25, between January and

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APPLE VALLEY MAN PLANS TO SHOOT MANNED, STEAM POWERED ROCKET FROM AMBOY

An Apple Valley man is planning to launch and ride in a steam-powered rocket at 500 miles per hour 1,800 feet over Amboy. Mike Hughes, 61, is a limo driver sponsored by and a member of the Flat Earth Society. This Saturday, November 25, Hughes plans to launch himself into

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SAFETY TIPS FOR PREPARING YOUR HOLIDAY MEAL

As your home warms up with all the delicious smells of Thanksgiving cooking, make sure you’re being safe while in the kitchen. Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and related injuries. The San Bernardino County Fire Department offers these safety tips for cooking your holiday meal.

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SHOPLIFTING LEADS TO MULTIPLE CHARGES FOR A LANDERS WOMAN

A 40-year-old Landers woman was arrested on multiple charges Friday morning after she was spotted shoplifting a sweater. According to a Sheriff’s report, Walmart employees called deputies about 9 a.m. after a woman, later identified as Jacqueline Worley, was seen putting on a sweater inside the store. The report states

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THE MORONGO VALLEY CSD TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Fire Department dominates discussion at tonight’s meeting of the Community Services District there. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… The regular monthly meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District starts at 7 p.m. tonight in the Covington Park Community Building. Following agency reports and under new business,

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