TAKE A TOUR OF THE OLD WOMAN SPRINGS RANCH

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is offering an exclusive tour of the Old Woman Springs Ranch. Reporter Eric Knabe has the where and when…

Saturday, April 14, the Morongo Basin Historical Society is hosting an exclusive tour of the Old Woman Springs Ranch. Learn about the history of the water

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MORONGO BASIN JAIL INMATE COMMITS SUICIDE AFTER COURT APPEARANCE

The inmate at the Morongo Basin Jail who committed suicide Tuesday night had been in court Monday for an arraignment of violating a restraining order filed against him. The 28-year-old inmate, from Twentynine Palms who is not being identified by Z107.7 News, was arrested March 20 after family members called

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COUNTY SETTLES LAWSUIT OVER COUNTY JAIL CONDITIONS

San Bernardino County announced Wednesday that it has settled a class-action lawsuit filed against the county over the constitutionality of the conditions in county jails. Under the conditions of the settlement, county jail officials have agreed to substantially increase the amount of time that most inmates are allowed outside of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS BURGLARY SUSPECT FOUND HIDING IN ATTIC

A Twentynine Palms man’s attempt to evade Sheriff’s deputies by hiding in an apartment attic wasn’t very successful. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the 5800 block of Bagley Avenue about noon Tuesday to follow up on a burglary report. While there, a deputy spotted Perry Belden, 27,

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SEVEN MORONGO BASIN LAW ENFORCEMENT NAMED OFFICERS OF THE YEAR

From left: Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith standing in for Park Ranger Nik Klutch, Sheriff John McMahon, Deputy Bob Hazell, Congressman Paul Cook, NCIS Special Agent Juan Lara-Sosa, Deputy Efrain Herrera, Probation Officer Timothy Buckland, USMC Provost Marshal Officer Staff Sergeant Eric Henderson, and Lieutenant Taylor Cooper

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CLOSURES FOR CESAR CHAVEZ DAY AND SPRING BREAK

Saturday, March 31, is Cesar Chavez Day, a legal holiday in California but not a federal holiday. Here’s a roundup of what’s open and what’s closed on Friday, March 30: Most state offices, including the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the county courthouse will be closed. The post office will

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SUSPECTED 29 PALMS OASIS ARSONIST IN CUSTODY, CHARRED TREES CUT DOWN

The fire that ravaged the historic Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms Monday night is being investigated as an arson. George William Graham, 26, of Twentynine Palms, was arrested late Monday night for investigation of arson by federal authorities and is being held at the West Valley Detention Center on

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THEATRE 29 GETS GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS IN EXPANSION EFFORTS

Theatre 29 got good news and bad news at last night’s Twentynine Palms City Council meeting. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this… Twentynine Palms isn’t ready to shell out $1.6 million to remodel Theatre 29. What it will do, however, is pay $185,000 for the project to be

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YUCCA VALLEY STOP LIGHTS THWART CHP PURSUIT EAST FROM I-10

We’ve often joked that people, “Come to Yucca Valley for the fun and stop for the lights.” With 15 traffic lights on the highway in town limits, getting through town can sometimes be aggravating, to say the least. On Monday, the traffic lights helped a suspect in a high-speed pursuit

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ANTI-BULLYING PROTEST AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING LAST NIGHT

An anti-bullying protest took place at last night’s Morongo Unified School District board meeting. Reporter Andrew Dieleman was there, and files this report… More than 40 students, teachers, parents, and grandparents of students met at last night’s Morongo Unified School District board meeting. Their message was clear: Something must be

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A RALLY TODAY IN WAKE OF SATURDAY DEATH OF YUCCA VALLEY MOTORCYCLE RIDER

Friends and family of the Yucca Valley motorcycle rider who was killed Saturday in a crash have planned a rally today (Wednesday, March 28) at the scene where he died. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., they will be in front of the Yucca Valley AM/PM gas station just east

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FIRE BURNS OASIS OF MARA IN TWENTYNINE PALMS; SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

Updated with additional information 10:50 a.m.

A fire believed to be arson ravaged the historic Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms last night; a suspect was taken into custody by the National Park Service. The fire, between the Joshua Tree National Park visitor’s center and the 29 Palms Inn, was

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL GETS AN EARFUL OVER PROPOSED ELECTION DISTRICTS

Yucca Valley town council members got an earful from residents at yesterday’s special meeting. The residents were mainly pleased that the town was going to district-based elections to give minorities a chance to be represented on the town council. Yesterday’s meeting was the first meeting since four preliminary maps were

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TWENTYNINE PALM CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS EXPANSION OF THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council takes another look at remodeling Theater 29 tonight. Reporter David Haldane has the details… $1.6 million. That’s about how much it will cost to expand and renovate Theater 29, the popular dramatic arts venue in Twentynine Palms. Two months ago, the City Council tentatively approved

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District will include review of the district facilities master plan and bringing network cabling up-to-date. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with more… The Morongo Unified School District board of trustees will hold a work-study session beginning at 5 p.m. to discuss the local control

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TWO JOSHUA TREE WOMEN ACCUSED OF BURGLARY

Two Joshua Tree women were arrested Saturday after they were discovered fleeing from a cabin that had been burglarized. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of a cabin in the 4900 block of Nucham Avenue in Joshua Tree drove up about 4:30 p.m. and saw two suspects leave her

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MOTORCYCLE RIDER KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH SATURDAY

UPDATES TO IDENTIFY MOTORCYCLE RIDER KILLED

A Yucca Valley motorcycle rider was killed Saturday evening in a crash in Yucca Valley, at the same location where another motorcycle rider was killed in January. About 8:15 p.m., a silver SUV traveling westbound on Highway 62 attempted a left-hand turn into the

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FREE LECTURE ON SEXUAL EXPLOITATION NEXT WEEK

A free seminar and training promises to help attendees make a difference in the lives of young people in our community. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on a serious and often secret subject… “Exploited! Crimes Against Humanity” is the title of a free seminar on trafficking, sextortion, social media grooming

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“MAD MIKE” SURVIVES AMBOY STEAM ROCKET LAUNCH

An Apple Valley man finally launched his rocket—and himself—into the air Saturday and lived to talk about it afterward. Sometime after 3 p.m., “Mad” Mike Hughes climbed into his steam-powered rocket, and without any sort of countdown, blasted upwards an estimated 1,875 feet before falling back to Earth on the

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Community Services District has called a special meeting tonight at 7 p.m. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… At tonight’s special meeting, the board will begin discussions on hiring a new attorney for the Morongo Valley Community Service District and will discuss the USDA food bank

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