JOSHUA TREE CRASH INJURES ONE

A man was injured in a rollover crash on Highway 62 this morning. Just before 6 a.m., the man, identified only as being in his 30s, was driving eastbound on Highway 62 when he lost control of his SUV near Sunnyhill Road, drove through landscaping and into the parking lot

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DEAD BODY FOUND AT MOTEL 6 IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

9:45 a.m. An update to the story we reported earlier today:

The suspect in a shooting at Motel 6 in Twentynine Palms early this morning has been found deceased. Deputies who responded about 3:30 a.m. to a report of shots fired at the motel on the highway in Twentynine Palms

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SHOOTING INVESTIGATION CLOSES THE HIGHWAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Deputies responding to a report of shots fired in Twentynine Palms early this morning were shot at by the suspect. The deputies were not injured. The shooting occurred at the Motel 6 on the highway in Twentynine Palms about 3:30 a.m. The suspect, who is holed up in a room

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MARINE KILLED IN TRAINING INCIDENT ON TWENTYNINE PALMS BASE IS IDENTIFIED

The Marine killed in a training mishap Friday evening aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base has been identified. LCpl. Austin Ruiz, 19, of Naples, Florida, died and another Marine was injured January 13 during what was called a “routine training mission.” According to his hometown television station, family members

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RETAIL MARIJUANA ON THE AGENDA FOR THE YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council has a full agenda for tonight’s meeting. After approving agreements and authorizations for the new Measure Y and Measure Z sales tax measures, the council will be asked to increase the street sweeping contract to $135,000, and to approve $17,000 to refurbish the softball infield

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TO TALK ABOUT VACATION HOME RENTALS

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight to consider modifying permitting requirements for duplex units. Specifically, the commission will hear public input regarding whether to allow vacation home rental permits under certain circumstances via a Conditional Use Permit. In addition, the Commission will discuss taxi service and special events signs

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ROAD CLOSURES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

The City of Twentynine is notifying area drivers and residents of some road closures occurring Wednesday and Thursday, January 18, and 19, due to street overlays. Manana Drive from Palo Verde Avenue to Aztec Avenue will be closed on Wednesday, and Siesta Drive from Adobe Road to Aztec Avenue will

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MARINE KILLED IN TRAINING ACCIDENT ON TWENTYNINE PALMS BASE

One Marine was killed and another injured during a live-fire training exercise Friday aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. The Marine Corps announced that the Marines were conducting unit training in preparation for the start of Integrated Training Exercise 2-17 when the accident happened about 5:05 p.m.

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ARMED ROBBERY AT JOSHUA TREE GAS STATION

A 19 year old Joshua Tree man was arrested after an armed robbery at a Joshua Tree gas Station. Investigators say Friday, January 13, 2017 at about 8:50 p.m., deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Valero Gas Station in Joshua Tree. The victim was pumping

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION TOMORROW

The third Monday of the month is usually the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. However, due to the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Junior day January 16, the date has been changed to Tuesday, January 17. Edica Gonzalez has

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AN ARREST AFTER A JOSHUA TREE SHOOTING

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday, after he allegedly shot at a woman during an argument. According to a Sheriff’s report, Tony Randall, 51, was arguing with his ex-girlfriend about 8 p.m. in the 62500 block of La Crescenta in Joshua Tree. During the argument, deputies say Randall fired

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TWO ARRESTED TRYING TO SMUGGLE DRUGS INTO THE JOSHUA TREE JAIL

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Thursday, accused of smuggling drugs to an inmate during a jail visit. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Amy Simms, 43, was visiting with Brian Godden, 34, an inmate at the Morongo Basin Jail about 7 p.m. Thursday when Deputy Amanda Thomas noticed Simms sticking

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CLOSURES FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Government offices, banks, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day.

HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet Monday, January 16. Topics to be discussed this month include public safety and the report to county supervisors on the community plan workshops that were held in Johnson Valley and Yucca Mesa. The meeting begins at 3:00 p.m. in Belfield Hall, 58380 Reche

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ASSEMBLE AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS KIT

The Morongo Basin is near several major earthquake faults, and wildfires and flash flooding are also threats to our area. Prepare yourself by putting together an emergency supply kit and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you if you have to evacuate. Managing editor Tami Roleff

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MARTIN LUTHER KING WALK MONDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored on Monday across the country and here in the Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to join the celebration… “I have a dream.” The celebrated civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,

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TWO DESERT HOT SPRINGS MEN ARRESTED FOLLOWING STAND-OFF

Two Desert Hot Springs men were arrested following a two-hour stand-off Thursday afternoon. According to a press release, Desert Hot Springs police were called at 1:22 p.m. to the 66200 block of Cahuilla Avenue for a domestic violence call concerning a parolee-at-large, identified as Danilo Flores, 34. Flores refused to

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CHP INVESTIGATING YUCCA MESA CRASH

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a crash in Yucca Mesa Friday morning which resulted with an SUV on its side. About 8 a.m., rescue personnel were called to the intersection of Yucca Mesa Road and Forrest Avenue, where they found a dark-colored Ford SUV on its driver’s side on

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SIGNS IN JOSHUA WILL DIRECT NATIONAL PARK VISITORS TO TWENTYNINE PALMS ENTRANCE

This weekend is expected to be a busy weekend in Joshua Tree National Park, due to the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. The city of Twentynine Palms has placed digital signboards along the highway west of Joshua Tree advising motorists of long delays at the

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY PRESENTS “INSIDE OUT” BY L.A. ARTIST

Joshua Tree Art Gallery is once again presenting the work of LA artist Barbara Drucker. Edica Gonzalez has your invitation to the exhibition… JTAG is presenting a second exhibition by Los Angeles artist, Barbara Drucker entitled “Inside Out” tonight, from 6 to 8 p.m. Drucker’s art uses paint, charcoal, threat,

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