MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED SUNDAY IN ATV VS TRUCK CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 22-year-old man was seriously injured when his off-road-vehicle hit a truck Sunday afternoon. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the man, who was not identified, was riding his ATV eastbound on Sun Valley Drive in Twentynine Palms about 1:30 p.m. As he approached the intersection with Bagley Avenue, a pick-up

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS TO REAPPOINT PAUL SMITH ON PLANNING COMMISSION

Two items are of particular relevance to Morongo Basin, if all goes as expected at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors’ in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Among the first items of business on tomorrow’s consent agenda, county supervisors will undoubtedly approve the reappointment

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MARINE FACES FELONY CHARGE OF BRINGING MILITARY ORDINANCE ONTO PLANE

A 20-year-old Marine stationed in Twentynine Palms is facing a felony charge for allegedly trying to bring live military ordnance onto a plane at Palm Springs International Airport. Court records show Steven Corey Vella was charged Thursday, June 8, with one felony count of unlawfully possessing a destructive or explosive

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MAN MISSING FROM DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Desert Hot Springs police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing man. About 7 a.m. Friday morning, Robert Garris, 63, walked away from his home in the 13200 block of Del Ray Lane in Desert Hot Springs, and has not returned. Garris is described as white, 5

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FOOD PANTRY STARTS SUMMER HOURS MONDAY

The Twentynine Palm Food Pantry provides meals for those in our community in need of assistance. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Food Pantry will shift to their Summer Hours starting Monday…

The Twentynine Palms Community Food Pantry will start its summer hours beginning June 12. The food pantry will

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FREE SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

Just as learning doesn’t end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a free lunch and breakfast program is available for children during part of the summer…

Morongo Basin children up to age 18 can receive a free breakfast and lunch

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PROTECT YOUR DOG AGAINST PARVOVIRUS

Protect your pets this summer from the parvovirus. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has more…

Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious disease that is often fatal, especially for young puppies. Parvo is prevalent in the Morongo Basin, and the Yucca Valley Animal Shelter receives calls nearly every day about dogs that are

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FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

Illegal fireworks are a concern especially around the Independence Day holiday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on the potential risk and costs associated with using illegal fireworks…

Possession of fireworks is illegal throughout Morongo Basin. This includes so called “safe and sane” fireworks, and any fireworks that explode, shoot in

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SUMMER YOUTH THEATER ENROLLMENT DEADLINE IS MONDAY

If you haven’t signed your child up yet for Theatre 29’s summer youth theater program, there’s still time. The first 30 applicants approved in each age group will be accepted. The program will run Monday through Friday from June 26 through July 30 culminating with two performances of “Disney’s Little

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MISSING MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN 2

Sheriff’s officials are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Morongo Valley woman. On March 14, 2017, Krista Bowman, 32 left her mother’s residence to visit a male friend in Colorado. Bowman was driving her silver Toyota Avalon and her last known location was in Fort Garland, Colorado.

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COOK VOTES IN FAVOR OF FINANCIAL CHOICE ACT

Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley voted with every other Republican—except one—to pass HR 10, the Financial Choice Act of 2017. No Democrats voted in favor of the bill. The Financial Choice Act rolls back some regulations in the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, which, Cook said, “imposed significant costs on

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK MOBILE APP

Seems there’s an app for everything nowadays, the latest is from Joshua Tree National Park and includes an essentials and a nature guide for visitors. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says that’s not all…

The apps aims to help visitors get the most from their visit. It includes “The essentials guide” highlights

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CAMPFIRE TALK TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Park rangers from Joshua Tree National Park will hold an evening campfire talk in the park tonight. The desert tortoise faces many challenges to survive in a harsh environment. Join a ranger for a 45-minute presentation on how this desert resident copes and what we can do to protect this

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HUMANE SOCIETY CELEBRATES THEIR GUARDIAN ANGELS

The Joshua Tree no-kill animal shelter depends heavily on donors for their mission. Reporter Kirby Davis says the no-kill shelter will honor their “Guardian Angels” this Sunday…

The Morongo Basin Humane Society will hold an ice cream social for its Guardian Angels and the public. The social will feature cake

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY ANNUAL COMMUNITY SHOW OPENS SATURDAY

Joshua Tree Art Gallery, “JTAG” will open “The Drawing Show” Saturday, June 10, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. This is the gallery’s annual community show, which offers an opportunity for local artists to submit work. Cash awards and people’s choice awards will be given out the night

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MISSING MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN

Sheriff’s officials are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Morongo Valley woman. On March 14, 2017, Krista Bowman, 32 left her mother’s residence to visit a male friend in Colorado. Bowman was driving her silver Toyota Avalon and her last known location was in Fort Garland, Colorado.

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MULTIPLE AGENCIES CALLED TO SUSPECTED DRUG LAB IN MORONGO VALLEY THURSDAY

A major drug lab was raided in Morongo Valley yesterday. Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies were following an investigation that led them to a home in the 50700 block of Laurel Lane in Morongo Valley about 10:40 a.m. and when they arrived, they found honey oil and butane in the home’s

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8 OF 9 TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER DIRECTORS REPLACED IN RECENT BOARD ELECTION

A recent election resulted in the second major turnover in leadership in less than a year for the turbulent Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce. In July of 2016, Chamber Board membership had fallen to just six when Chamber President Carey Alderson was accused, and subsequently convicted, of embezzling funds. Two

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REACH OUT OFFERING CLASSES ON HEALTH AND NUTRITION

Reach Out Morongo Basin will host Tamara Estes, a registered nurse, who will hold a class on diabetes at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center June 13. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in…

The class, held on June 13 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., will be on caring for someone with

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MORONGO BASIN VETERAN DISABILITY CLINIC IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Morongo Basin veterans are invited to a disability clinic Saturday, June 10. Come meet and chat with other vets about local resources. The clinics are held every second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce. For an appointment,

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