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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SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES LOOKING FOR STOLEN MOBILE HOME

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case where someone allegedly stole a mobile home in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of a mobile home said he was in the process of moving his home from the Aztec Mobile Home Park in the 7400 block of Church

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN CRITICALLY INJURED IN HIT-AND-RUN BY ALLEGED DRUNK 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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MARINE LOSES PART OF LEG IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTORCYCLE CRASH

A Twentynine Palms Marine lost part of his leg in a motorcycle crash at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms Saturday. Investigators say Mike Gomez, 23, was riding his Suzuki racing motorcycle westbound on Joe Davis Drive at about 3:00 Saturday afternoon when he lost control and struck a stucco sign

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MAN RESCUED FROM UPSIDE DOWN VEHICLE SWEPT INTO A WASH

A Yucca Valley man was rescued from a flooded wash after he was swept across the road at San Juan Road and Old Woman Springs Road in Yucca Valley Sunday. Sheriff’s investigators say Eugene Palmer, 43, of Yucca Valley, drove through water flowing across Old Woman at about 12:35 p.m.

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETING TONIGHT GOING TO THE DOGS

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, local advisors to the Board of Supervisors, will meet tonight. Reporter David Haldane says the meeting is going to the dogs… If there’s a dog in your life—or if there isn’t and you’d like to keep it that way—you might consider attending tonight’s regular

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YUCCA VALLEY SEWER PROJECT PRESENTATIONS OFFERED

If you have questions about the Yucca Valley sewer project, the Hi-Desert Water District is offering presentations to groups and local organizations. The presentations will be tailored to each group. The informative sessions include information about private property connections, assessment payments, construction stages, maintenance fees, state septic discharge prohibition, project

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MODERN CALYPSO AT THE YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY LOBSTERFEST

The inaugural Yucca Valley Rotary Club Lobsterfest will feature some talented local musicians. Managing editor Tami Roleff says lobster lovers will be treated to some modern calypso… Dine on fresh Atlantic lobster while listening to the smooth sounds of modern calypso during the Yucca Valley Rotary Club’s Lobsterfest. Soca del

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LOW AND NO COST PET MICROCHIPS, VACCINES, SPAY AND NEUTER OFFERED

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in April for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering, and free spaying, neutering, and vaccines in April for all feral cats. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying

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