SHERIFF'S PATROL CAR INVOLVED IN COLLISION IN JOSHUA TREE

A Morongo Basin Sheriff’s patrol car was involved in a non-injury traffic collision Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Sheriff’s Deputy Natthaniel Campos was driving his marked Chevy Tahoe patrol unit southbound on Border Avenue about 8:30 p.m. Rickie Vigallon, 61, of Joshua Tree was driving his 2009 Honda CR-V

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MBTA DONATION GETS REACH-OUT A NEW VAN

Keeping with its mission to provide affordable transportation to the residents of our Morongo basin, the MBTA has donated a new van to the Reach Out organization. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details… Reach Out Morongo Basin will now be able to drive its neighbors to appointments in style, in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL GETS A “PROJECT PHOENIX” BRIEFING

The Twentynine Palms City Council heard a presentation last night about its plans for Project Phoenix, a multi-use facility downtown financed by tax-exempt bonds. The council wanted to find out if—and how—the components of Project Phoenix would fit on the proposed site. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the meeting

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DOWNTOWN TWENTYNINE PALMS BUSINESS AND PROPERTY OWNERS WORKSHOP TOMORROW

If you are a business or property owner in downtown Twentynine Palms and wonder how you fit into the area’s ongoing economic redevelopment, the City will hold a workshop tomorrow especially for you. On the agenda: the latest updates on Project Phoenix, as well as an opportunity to provide feedback

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MORONGO VALLEY’S CSD MEETS: BUDGET, STAFFING, AND CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

The Morongo Valley Community Services District will convene a workshop session at 7 p.m. tonight. Several issues are slated for discussion including Citizen of the Year, the Fire Department Command Vehicle and Brush Engine, and options surrounding budget and staffing. Tonight’s meeting takes place in Morongo Valley’s Covington Park Community

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THE PRICE OF GETTING WATER SERVICE IN LANDERS JUST WENT UP

Property owners in Landers and Flamingo Heights seeking to establish first time water service for a property—that is, service at a property that has never had water service in the past—can expect to pay almost $6,500 for the privilege. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… Last night in Landers, the Bighorn

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF PUNCHING A WOMAN

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Monday morning, accused of punching a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, Daniel RubioTrujillo, 20, was drinking with the victim when they began to argue. The report states RubioTrujillo began punching the woman and held her down on the bed. He then allegedly

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FIVE TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS INJURED IN HEAD-ON COLLISION MONDAY

Five Twentynine Palms residents were injured in a head-on collision in Twentynine Palms Monday, three of them seriously. According to CHP officer Colin Quayle, witnesses said Charles Newton, 62, was driving a 1995 Ford F150 pickup truck erratically eastbound on Indian Trail about 12:50 p.m. As Newton approached Knoll Drive,

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board meets in a busy and wide-ranging closed and open session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Morongo Unified School District board of education will meet tonight, opening with a closed session at 5:15 to discuss student expulsions, employee dismissals and discipline, and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT DRIVE-THROUGHS TONIGHT

Should drive-through services be allowed in the City of Twentynine Palms? That’s the subject of a public hearing on tonight’s agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Also on the agenda: the discussion of a new wireless master plan and marketing program to serve the city as well as a

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ROAD CLOSURES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY

Road work will disrupt some Twentynine Palms traffic today. Siesta Drive, from Adobe Road to Aztec Avenue in Twentynine Palms, will be closed today, Tuesday, January 24, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to a street overlay. Motorists should use alternate routes. For more information, call 760-367-ROAD.

TWENTYNINE PALMS GIRL KILLED IN TRUCK ACCIDENT NEAR TEMECULA

A 15-year-old Twentynine Palms girl was killed and four others were injured in a rollover crash Friday near Temecula. The California Highway Patrol said 40-year-old Nicole Rachel was driving a Ford F450 pickup truck southbound on Interstate 15 just south of Temecula about 8:00 a.m. when the truck hydroplaned in

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN INVOLVED IN FATAL 29 PALMS MOTEL 6 INCIDENT LAST WEEK DIES

The woman involved in an exchange of gunfire with deputies that resulted in a man being killed last Tuesday has died in a Palm Springs hospital. According to Riverside County Coroner’s Sergeant Brent Sechrist, Tani Garcia, 39, of Yucca valley died at 1:55 Sunday morning in the emergency room at

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS CONSIDER COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA ROAD FEES TOMORROW

When county supervisors meet tomorrow, Robert Lovingood will be sitting in the chairman’s seat. Lovingood replaced James Ramos in a board reorganization. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what to expect during Tuesday’s 10 a.m. meeting… Among the many items on tomorrow’s agenda when county supervisors meet in San Bernardino, the

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MAJOR EXPANSION PLANNED FOR TORTOISE ROCK CASINO

Some major expansion is planned for the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms, which will note its third anniversary April 1. At a tourism marketing meeting hosted by the City of Twentynine Palms Thursday morning, casino general manager Tom Sedlock first reported that the Casino was enjoying continuous growth and

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“KING OF THE HAMMERS” COMING TO JOHNSON VALLEY FEBRUARY 3-11

Tens of thousands of fans and participants will be coming to our Morongo Basin the first week of February for the “King of The Hammers” event at the Johnson Valley off-road area. Kirby Davis says there is still time to register… One of the major off-road events in the country,

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RED CROSS HAS DIRE NEED FOR BLOOD, DRIVE ABOARD 29 PALMS MARINE BASE TODAY

Blood drives across the country have been cancelled recently due to severe winter weather, and there is a desperate shortage of donated blood. Since December 1, about 300 blood drives in 27 states have been forced to cancel due to bad weather. The American Red Cross will hold a blood

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BLOOD DRIVE ON BASE MONDAY

Blood drives across the country have been cancelled recently due to severe winter weather, and there is a desperate shortage of donated blood. Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives in 27 states have been forced to cancel due to bad weather. The American Red Cross will hold a blood

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SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUB SEEKS RUMMAGE DONATIONS

The Santa Fe Social Club is accepting donations for its rummage sale next month. Residents are encouraged to donate furniture, books, toys, household items and other treasures for the two-day sale, set for February 9 and 10. The sale will raise money for the club’s programs, social activities, and items

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CMC ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MUSD ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS

Copper Mountain College Foundation is now accepting applications for its CMC Alumni Scholarships for students who attend high school in the Morongo Unified School District. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the deadline to apply is coming up fast…

One student from each of the three local Morongo Unified School District

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