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MORONGO VALLEY MOBILE HOME DESTROYED IN WEDNESDAY MORNING FIRE

A Morongo Valley mobile home is a complete loss after a fire Wednesday morning. According to Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, firefighters were called to the Valley View Mobile Home Park in the 10800 block of West Drive at 8:45 a.m. Heavy smoke and flames were showing from the home when...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL DEALS WITH SAFETY AND STREET SWEEPING

Last night’s Twentynine Palms City Council meeting dealt, among other things, with keeping the streets safe and keeping them clean. Reporter David Haldane was there and files this story…
If you plan on driving through Twentynine Palms anytime soon, pay attention to the rules. That’s the biggest takeaway from a...
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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY REMINDS YOU THE SALES TAX GOING UP SATURDAY

The Town of Yucca Valley reminds Morongo Basin residents that the new sales tax rate will take effect Saturday, April 1, as a result of voter-approved Measures Y and Z. The new tax rate will be 8¾ percent.

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA ROAD ASSESSMENT FAILS

In recent weeks, property owners in Copper Mountain Mesa were given a choice through a mail in ballot measure. They had to decide whether to keep the annual $20 assessment for road maintenance at the present level of service, or shell out an additional $40 a year for much improved...
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CAN EMERGENCY SERVICES FIND YOUR HOUSE?

You might not think about your house numbers on a daily basis, but making sure they’re visible can save your life. Every second counts when responding to an emergency call, and time spent trying to find your home is time wasted. Managing editor Tami Roleff has tips from the San...
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GUNFIGHTERS FOR HIRE STARTS PIONEERTOWN PERFORMANCE SEASON SUNDAY

Gunfighters for Hire will be back on Mane Street in Pioneertown, starting this Sunday, April 2, at 2:30 p.m. The award-winning Gunfighters for Hire is a local western reenactment group watched by visitors from around the world and locals in Pioneertown here for years. The shows provide great entertainment for the...
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VIETNAM VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE SATURDAY

Attention Vietnam Veterans: Copper Mountain College invites you to a welcome home event this Saturday. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the invitation for veterans and friends…
All are welcome to join in on this free event to welcome home Vietnam Veterans. The celebration takes place April 1 from 10 a.m. till...
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UNEXPECTED CHANGES TO THE BIGHORN WATER BOARD LAST NIGHT

Last night in Landers, the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency’s regular meeting began with some unexpected board changes. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there…
Moments before the last night’s meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors was called to order, Vice President Mike McBride announced that President Larry Coulombe...
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TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE HIT-A-THON FUND-RAISER SATURDAY

The Tri-Valley Little League of Yucca Valley is raising money to purchase equipment for its players and ball fields with a hit-a-thon. The hit-a-thon will be held from 9 to 3, Saturday, April 1. The three players that raise the most money will win cash prizes. In addition, prizes will be...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys varsity tennis team traveled to Rancho Mirage High School on Monday to face a very tough team. The Rattlers took the win, 17 to 1. The Wildcats were led by Brett Hope winning one of his matches. 
 
Coming up in high school sports today, cross-basin rivals Twentynine...
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PEDESTRIAN KILLED WHILE CROSSING THE HIGHWAY IDENTIFIED

The San Bernardino County Coroner’s office has identified the pedestrian killed Friday in Twentynine Palms as 62-year-old Michael Hryzan of Twentynine Palms. Hryzan was crossing Highway 62 at Mesquite Avenue about 8 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle. Michael Hryzan was taken to Hi-Desert Medical Center where he...
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CORONER IDENTIFIES MAN KILLED WHILE ROCK CLIMBING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Riverside County Coroner’s office has identified the man who died after falling while rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday afternoon. Samuel Boldissar, 25, of Redondo Beach, fell about 60 feet on the Cyclops Rock in the Park. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL: STREET SWEEPER, CONSULTANT, PUBLIC SAFETY

Clean streets is among the things on tonight’s Twentynine Palms City Council agenda. Reporter David Haldane explains…
Here’s a basic rule of governance: Have Street Sweeper, will sweep streets. For that, though, you need someone to drive that big piece of machinery. So the City of Twentynine Palms has a...
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JOSHUA TREE MAN FOUND WITH STUN GUN AND BURGLARY TOOLS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday, on his warrants and accused of being in possession of a stun gun. Sheriff’s reports say a deputy was making an area check about 7:30 a.m. near Sunny Sands Drive and Heron Avenue. The deputy saw a black truck that matched a description of a vehicle...
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LANDERS FELON FOUND WITH SAWED OFF SHOTGUN

A convicted felon was arrested Thursday, accused of possessing a sawed-off shotgun and other weapons. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies made a probation compliance check at a home in the 600 block of Ripon Avenue in Landers about 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning where they found Johnny Mungarro, 25. Mungarro is a convicted felon...
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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT, MAY REVOKE SOME FEES

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets in regular session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff say the agenda ranges from retaining walls to revoking fees…
At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, commissioners will be asked to approve a request to construct a retaining wall along 417 feet of...
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COMBAT CENTER HOSPITAL WILL STILL BE SEEING RETIREES UNDER NEW HEALTH PLAN

There’s no need to panic; the base hospital on board the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms will not stop seeing military retirees. Last week, the Naval Hospital held a meeting to discuss upcoming changes concerning medical care and new health care plans for military retirees. The base hospital has been...
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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD MEETS, WILL REVIEW DIRECTORS HANDBOOK

Earlier this month, the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in financial reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more about what’s going on at the Agency’s board meeting this evening…
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LOOK, UP IN THE SKY, IT’S THE SPACE STATION…AGAIN!

If you missed last night’s flyover of the International Space Station, don’t fret. Tonight promises an even better opportunity to catch the permanent orbiting research facility. Roughly the size of a football field, the Space Station has been performing world-class science and research in a microgravity environment for almost 20...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS ADDS LED FLASHERS TO LIBRARY CROSSWALK

The City of Twentynine Palms recently installed LED flashing lights on the pedestrian crosswalk crossing Adobe Road between City Hall and the Library. LED-enhanced warning signs were also installed at the crosswalk. Remember, pedestrians have the right of way in a crosswalk.

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