HOME FIRE SAFETY TIPS

Fires kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined and 85 percent of all fire deaths occurring in residences. A few simple steps may save your life and the lives of loved ones. Reporter Kirby Davis offers these safety tips… Smoke and flames can engulf a house very quickly. Smoke

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TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN

Driving into hazardous flood waters is very dangerous. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has some flood water warnings… Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a

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SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUBHOUSE RUMMAGE SALE MONDAY

The Santa Fe Social Club House is holding a rummage sale tomorrow, Monday, August 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lots of great items from furniture to clothing and some amazing glass solar light made by the Clubhouse members. The Clubhouse is located on the corner of Apache Trail

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PICNIC IN DESERT CHRIST PARK PLANNED FOR THURSDAY NIGHT

Residents are invited to a picnic in the park at Desert Christ Park Thursday, August 11 to share their memories of this outdoor “museum of sculptures.” Bring a chair and a picnic dinner, and enjoy the wildlife, the views, and the park’s history and memories. The free picnic begins at

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF SELLING HEROIN

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, after he was found with drugs and a taser. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped Cory Rifenberry, 26, near Hope Trail and Pueblo Trail shortly before 3:30 p.m. The deputy discovered that Rifenberry had in his possession methamphetamine, heroin, and

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ORGAN DONATION

Every three hours, someone in the United States dies because of the shortage of donor organs. Every 18 minutes, another name is added to the thousands awaiting organ or organs. Reporter Sara Snyder says you can help resolve this national health shortage by becoming an organ donor… Through the miracle

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VOLLEYBALL CAMP STARTS TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

A four-day volleyball camp starts Monday, August 8 and goes through August 11 for girls entering grades six through 10. For novice and intermediate players, the camp will help athletes improve their game and prepare for middle school or high school team tryouts. The camp will take place at the

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VETS SEEK SPONSORS PEDICAB FROM ARIZONA TO CALIFORNIA

Three wounded vetarans will challenge themselves by pedaling a vintage single-speed pedicab four hundred miles from Arizona to California. Their journey will begin in Phoenix, Arizona. They will pass through Twentynine Palms on the second day of their journey. Show your support for veterans everywhere by riding alongside them for

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GARTH BROOKS TRIBUTE AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TONIGHT

It will be a Garth Brooks tribute band for the Yucca Valley summer concert tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says she has friends in low places… Join Z107.7 radio personality Pat Michaels Saturday during the town of Yucca Valley’s summer concert. Enjoy the cool desert evening listening and dancing to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNTY FIRE STATION RENOVATION NEARING COMPLETION

A major clean up and renovation of the downtown County Twentynine Palms Fire Station 44 is nearing completion. Assistant City Manager Larry Bowden said new roofs, shower rooms, dorm rooms, flooring, counter tops, paint, insulation and air conditioners are all in and County Fire will start moving office equipment in

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COUNTY FIRE BATTALION CHIEF RICK DENNISON TO RETIRE

Yucca Valley County Fire Battalion chief and town councilman Rick Dennison is retiring. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a look at a successful career… Saying that it was time to close one chapter of his life, Battalion Chief Rick Denison will retire today from the San Bernardino County Fire Department

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FIVE CRASHES AND TWO PILOT DEATHS RESULT IN STAND-DOWN OF MARINE JETS

The Marines have ordered a stand-down of all non-deployed jets following a series of crashes. Captain Sarah Burns, a spokesman for the Marines said, “The pause will last one day within the next seven to allow units to “discuss best practices and to look at ways to continue to improve.”

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED FOR SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested early Thursday morning, accused of spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the Combat Center just after midnight for a report that Xe Lee, 25, kicked a man in the mouth and punched him in the chest. The victim refused

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SELF DEFENSE CLASSES OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department is offering a personal self-defense workshop. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to enroll… Instructor Norma Rose is a black belt in Ketsugo Jujitsu and has over 20 years of experience. She will instruct a personal self-defense class on Saturday, August 20, from

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER TODDLERS LEFT ALONE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of leaving her toddler children alone at home while she drove to Palm Springs. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies received a call at 4:13 a.m. that Ashley Boughner, 27, had left her 1 ½ year-old and 3-year-old child at

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SHOTS FIRED IN FLAMINGO HEIGHTS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of shots fired in Flamingo Heights. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 1900 block of Yellow Knife Road called about 1 a.m. Tuesday morning to report that someone was driving in circles on the property, shouting, and shooting at a

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT COLLECTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Station of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will be collecting school supplies tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to come fill a cop car… The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department is holding its first fundraising event to provide area children with everything they need to go

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday night accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, the boy returned home after a visit with his father—identified as David Flaningam, 30, of the 62200 block of Verbena Road—with a hand print on his back. The boy told his mother that

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JOSHUA TREE MAN FOUND WITH DRUGS, WEAPONS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday morning, accused of possessing dangerous weapons and drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 10:30 a.m., a deputy stopped a white, four-door car near Hallee Road and Highway 62 for having an expired vehicle registration. After an investigation, the driver, Cesar Espinoza, 52,

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WOMAN’S DECOMPOSED BODY FOUND IN DESERT IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY EVENING

Two boys hiking in the desert in Yucca Valley Tuesday evening found a decomposed body. According to a Sheriff’s report, the boys’ father called law enforcement shortly before 9 p.m. to report his sons had found a woman’s body while hiking in the desert east of Western Hills that evening.

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