TWENTYNINE PALMS DOG PARK OPENING TOMORROW

Dog lovers, listen up! The City of Twentynine Palms and Palms ‘n Paws Animal Shelter invite you to attend the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new dog park at Knott’s Sky Park tomorrow Saturday, April 29. Bring the whole family, two- and four-legged and come celebrate with food,

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CALTRANS WARNS OF TRAFFIC DELAYS, UPCOMING FREEWAY WORK

CalTrans is advising motorists to expect heavy traffic delays this weekend due to the StageCoach music festival in Indio. Traffic delays are expected on Interstate 10 from Beaumont to Indio Friday, April 28, through Monday, May 1. In addition, CalTrans has scheduled some road work next week on the on-ramp

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NATIONAL DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY IS TOMORROW

This Saturday is National Drug Take-Back Day. Reporter Mike Lipsitz urges you to dispose of those old prescriptions with the Sheriff’s Department… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially

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NEW IMPROV TROUPE FORMING AT THEATRE 29, WORKSHOPS NEXT WEEK

Even as “Into the Woods” opens tonight for a four-week, 12-performance run, Theatre 29 is preparing for the start of their resident repertory improvisational troupe. Prior to the audition and subsequent formation of the troupe, Theatre 29 will hold two days of workshops, at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, and

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TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDER THREATENS THREE REGIONAL NATIONAL MONUMENTS

President Trump signed an executive order yesterday to investigate whether one president can overturn a previous president’s creation of national monuments under the Antiquities Act of 1906. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Interior Department’s review of all national monuments over 100,000 acres created since 1996 could threaten 10 of

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER A PURSUIT THROUGH NEIGHBORHOODS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday afternoon following a pursuit through Yucca Valley residential neighborhoods. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy attempted to stop a green Pathfinder for running a stop sign about 2:45 p.m. in the 56100 block of Papago Trail. The driver, later identified as Raymond

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TWO JOSHUA TREE RESIDENTS ACCUSED OF BURGLARIZING A HOUSE

Two Joshua Tree residents were arrested Tuesday, accused of burglarizing a house. About 3:30 p.m. neighbors called the Sheriff’s Department to report that a man and a woman were taking items from a house in the 63300 block of Walpi Drive in Joshua Tree and loading them into a van.

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COUNTY FIRE TRAINING WITH REAL HOUSE FIRES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Ever wondered how to best train future firefighters? The answer is easy: set them loose putting out real fires under controlled conditions. In a rare confluence of circumstances, the City of Twentynine Palms and San Bernardino County Fire Department are doing just that. Reporter David Haldane explains…

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MARINES FINISH AIRLIFTING ABOUT 1,100 TORTOISES OUT OF JOHNSON VALLEY

The U.S. Marine Corps airlifted about 1,100 desert tortoises across the Mojave Desert this month. A population of the reptiles lived in the Johnson Valley area, west of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Plans to expand the Marines’ training grounds would have put the tortoises

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SHERIFF INVESTIGATING THEFT OF OVER $11,000.00 FROM YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of check theft against a Yucca Valley church. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the St. Joseph of Arimathea Church about 12:30 Monday afternoon. The church’s treasurer discovered that an unknown suspect had made multiple unauthorized transactions from the church’s checking account, totaling more

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INTENTIONAL FLOODING OF HOMES IN YUCCA VALLEY AND 29 PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating two similar cases of vandalism in Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley. On Saturday, deputies were called to the 6500 block of Desert Queen Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 7:30 p.m. when neighbors noticed water in the front yard of an apartment building. Neighbors and the

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION DISCUSSES SHORT TERM RENTALS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission held its first public hearing last night on its draft ordinance concerning short-term vacation rentals. Managing editor Tami Roleff said commissioners heard from residents who spoke on both sides of the issue… At last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, commissioners heard from

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LOTS OF TALK, NOT MUCH ACTION AT 29 PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING

The Twentynine Palms City Council met last night with lots on its plate, but not on its spoon. Reporter David Haldane was there and explains… There was lots of discussion, but not much action. That was the tone of the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting last night, where only one

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FIREFIGHTERS UNION QUESTION TWENTYNINE PALMS EQUIPMENT LEVELS

A Twitter notice and a Facebook post from the local professional firefighter’s union says public safety is at risk in the city of Twentynine Palms. The postings question a decision by County fire to have just one medic engine in Twentynine Palms, claiming it places public safety at risk. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, VIOLATING RELEASE BOND

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of hitting his wife and pulling her hair. Deputies were called to the 7400 block of Kellogg Avenue about 2 a.m. for a report of a man and woman yelling at each other. After an investigation, Craig Carter, 44, was

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WONDER VALLEY HOMESTEAD CABIN TOTAL LOSS IN FIRE MONDAY

An abandoned homestead cabin in Wonder Valley is a total loss following a fire Monday evening. Firefighters from Wonder Valley, Twentynine Palms, and the Combat Center were called to the small cabin at Schooler Road and Raymond Drive just after 7:30 p.m. County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said smoke

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TAKES UP SHORT TERM RENTALS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission wants to hear from you tonight about what you think about short-term rentals or vacation home rentals in the town. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the input will be taken in a public hearing… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold a public hearing tonight

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD SPECIAL BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETING TONIGHT

On the far west end of the Morongo Basin, the Morongo Valley Community Services District will hold a special meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what it’s about … The Morongo Valley Community Services District will convene a special workshop session at 7 p.m. this evening. On the agenda

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SIDEWINDER REMOVED FROM LANDERS POST OFFICE

Landers residents agree that the Post Office there is the de facto town center, meeting place, transportation hub and community grapevine. It’s certainly the place where you can meet all kinds. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings us this story that left these involved a bit rattled … Stick around Landers Post

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TWO ARRESTED, ONE SOUGHT AFTER MAN IS BEATEN AND ROBBED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two people were arrested early Saturday morning, and Sheriff’s deputies are searching for another man accused of a robbery and a high-speed chase in Yucca Valley. About 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, deputies were called to a motel near Highway 62 and Camino del Cielo about two men running through the

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