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MAN KILLED AT TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTEL 6 HAD BEEN SMOKING METH FOR DAYS

The man who died in a shooting at a motel in Twentynine Palms early Tuesday morning had been smoking methamphetamine for days with his girlfriend, and they were in fear for their lives from unknown killers, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Deputies were called to the Motel 6 on 29...
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OVER 2.5 MILLION VISITORS TO OVER CAPACITY JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK IN 2016

If you thought Joshua Tree National Park was more crowded than ever last year, you were right. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details on the park’s visitors…

More than 2.5 million people visited Joshua Tree National Park last year; 2,514,839 to be exact. That’s 500,000 more visitors than all of 2015.

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INVESTIGATION CONTINUES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTEL SHOOTING THAT KILLED ONE

The Sheriff’s Department has not released any additional information about the shooting early Tuesday morning that left one man dead in Twentynine Palms. About 3:30 a.m., deputies were called to Motel 6 on the highway for shots fired. When deputies arrived to the room on the third floor of the...
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LUCERNE VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR THE MURDER OF HIS WIFE

A Lucerne Valley man was arrested Friday, nine months after he allegedly killed his wife during a house fire. According to the Sheriff’s Department, county firefighters found the body of Lynda Cestone, 56, April 19, 2016, while they were battling a house fire in the 9800 block of Mesa Road in...
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YUCCA VALLEY COUNCIL SAYS NO TO MARIJUANA RETAIL

One of the first items of business at last night’s Yucca Valley Town Council was appointing commissioners to the Planning Commission and Parks and Rec Commission. Council member Jeff Drozd appointed Johnny Terfehr, and Council member Robert Lombardo re-appointed Charles McHenry for the Planning Commission. For the Parks and Rec...
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JOSHUA TREE CRASH INJURES ONE

A man was injured in a rollover crash on Highway 62 this morning. Just before 6 a.m., the man, identified only as being in his 30s, was driving eastbound on Highway 62 when he lost control of his SUV near Sunnyhill Road, drove through landscaping and into the parking lot...
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30 ARRESTED IN MASSIVE DESERT HOT SPRINGS CRIME SWEEP

The Desert Hot Springs police department arrested 30 people Tuesday during massive raids throughout the city in an operation police dubbed Operation Sandstorm. The operation focused on subjects wanted on outstanding arrest warrants and parole and probation violations. More than 160 law enforcement officers, 20 police dogs, and helicopter air...
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TRAINING FOR COUNTY HOMELESS COUNT IS THIS FRIDAY

Later this month, the fourth annual census of local homeless people, known as the “Point-in-Time Count,” takes place. The results will be used in a variety of ways, including to help determine where County funds and other resources will be best allocated. The count is conducted primarily by volunteers. Edica...
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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO HEAR FROM HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will hold a special meeting 6:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, January 18. After swearing in Dawn Johnson to fill the vacant seat for Landers, the advisory council will hear public safety reports from fire and law enforcement agencies. Next up is a presentation by Hi-Desert Medical Center...
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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MAY REVISE CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY

The Joshua Basin Water District board of directors convenes tonight in regular session. Among items on the agenda, directors will consider revisions to the conflict of interest policy after which it will hear standing committee, staff and director reports. It all starts at 6:30 p.m. at district offices on Chollita Road in...
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SURPLUS FOOD GIVEAWAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS MORNING

The January distribution of USDA commodities will take place Wednesday, January 18, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Immanuel Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 6450 Star Dune Avenue, in Twentynine Palms.

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY PAINT NIGHT FUND-RAISER TOMORROW

The 29 Palms Art Gallery is holding a fundraiser, Living Color: Wine and Paint Night. Rebecca Havely has your invitation…
The wildly popular fundraiser, Living Color: Wine and Paint Night, is back at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. On Thursday, January 19, enjoy festive treats and nibbles as you sip...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team played their first home game of the season and cruised to a 65-35 De Anza League win over Rancho Mirage High School last night in Trojan Gym. Coach Jess Geeson said junior Savannah Beasley led the team with 14 points, while junior...
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DEAD BODY FOUND AT MOTEL 6 IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

9:45 a.m. An update to the story we reported earlier today:

The suspect in a shooting at Motel 6 in Twentynine Palms early this morning has been found deceased. Deputies who responded about 3:30 a.m. to a report of shots fired at the motel on the highway in Twentynine Palms were...
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SHOOTING INVESTIGATION CLOSES THE HIGHWAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Deputies responding to a report of shots fired in Twentynine Palms early this morning were shot at by the suspect. The deputies were not injured. The shooting occurred at the Motel 6 on the highway in Twentynine Palms about 3:30 a.m. The suspect, who is holed up in a room...
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MARINE KILLED IN TRAINING INCIDENT ON TWENTYNINE PALMS BASE IS IDENTIFIED

The Marine killed in a training mishap Friday evening aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base has been identified. LCpl. Austin Ruiz, 19, of Naples, Florida, died and another Marine was injured January 13 during what was called a “routine training mission.” According to his hometown television station, family members...
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RETAIL MARIJUANA ON THE AGENDA FOR THE YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council has a full agenda for tonight’s meeting. After approving agreements and authorizations for the new Measure Y and Measure Z sales tax measures, the council will be asked to increase the street sweeping contract to $135,000, and to approve $17,000 to refurbish the softball infield...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TO TALK ABOUT VACATION HOME RENTALS

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight to consider modifying permitting requirements for duplex units. Specifically, the commission will hear public input regarding whether to allow vacation home rental permits under certain circumstances via a Conditional Use Permit. In addition, the Commission will discuss taxi service and special events signs...
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ROAD CLOSURES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

The City of Twentynine is notifying area drivers and residents of some road closures occurring Wednesday and Thursday, January 18, and 19, due to street overlays. Manana Drive from Palo Verde Avenue to Aztec Avenue will be closed on Wednesday, and Siesta Drive from Adobe Road to Aztec Avenue will...
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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TO SAY GOODBYE TO DONNA MUNOZ TONIGHT

Looks to be a busy meeting of the Community Services District in Morongo Valley tonight. Could even be some tears as this the last meeting for retiring General Manager Donna Munoz. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more …
At tonight’s regular 7 o’clock meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District,...
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