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MAJOR ROADWORK ON THE YUCCA GRADE STARTS MONDAY

Get ready for possible delays going down the Yucca Grade for the rest of the year. Two years ago, CalTrans installed temporary delineators between east- and westbound lanes on Highway 62 in Morongo Valley to reduce the number of head-on crashes. The project has been deemed a success, and starting Monday,...
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COST OF SENIOR NATIONAL PARK PASS GOING FROM $10 TO $80 NEXT MONTH

A National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands “Senior Pass” gives U.S. citizens age 62 and older lifetime access to more than 2,000 sites and parks. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says get yours now before the price goes up—way up…

A Senior Pass to America’s national parks has been a very reasonable $10...
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PIONEERTOWN’S PAPPY AND HARRIET’S IN TOP 50 AMERICAN MUSIC VENUES

Courtesy Pappy and Harriet’s

A local honky-tonk has been named one of the top 50 American music venues by the online review site Yelp. Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown was ranked at number 17 in the list, ahead of concert halls such as the...
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ADVENTURES IN ENGINEERING AT JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree library will present “Adventures in Engineering” this Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said the program will mark the end of this year’s summer reading program…

The final program in the Joshua Tree library’s summer reading programs for adults is Adventures in Engineering. Ron Robillard will discuss his many...
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ARRESTS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN JOSHUA TREE AND YUCCA VALLEY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday after he rolled a wheel into his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jamal Middleton, 31, had been arguing with his wife over several days over their car and recently purchased wheels. On Tuesday, Middleton allegedly pushed a wheel into his wife, causing about an 8-inch...
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FREE MOVIE IN THE PARK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

The next free summer movie in Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms tonight is a new Disney favorite. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details…

The City of Twentynine Palms presents the next free summer movie, Disney’s “Moana,” Thursday night, July 20, sponsored by Z107.7 and other Morongo Basin businesses. The movie...
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FREE REGGAE CONCERT IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS SATURDAY

A free concert will be offered in nearby Desert Hot Springs this Saturday evening. Reporter Anthony Abraria invites you to hear the cool reggae sounds of MoZaiq…

A La Quinta-based reggae band that will be performing at the Desert Oasis Music Festival in October will give a free concert Saturday...
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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES IN THE CROSSHAIRS OF POLITICAL RETRIBUTION

In the rough and tumble world of state politics, Yucca Valley-based Assembly minority leader Chad Mayes has become the latest target. Mayes, who just joined with seven other Republicans in voting for an extension of a prominent California climate change policy, is being accused of an extra marital affair and...
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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MARATHON MEETING ON VACATION HOME RENTALS

The Yucca Valley Town council spent about two-and-a half hours discussing the proposed ordinance on short-term vacation rentals at its meeting last night. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there for the entire 3 ½ hour-marathon meeting and offers this report…

The Yucca Valley Town Council heard from 18 residents last night,...
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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED IN YUCCA VALLEY ARSON FIRE

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Monday, after county fire officials said she started a small fire in Yucca Valley. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters were called to a small brush fire behind the movie theater, south of Pima Trail and west of Palm Avenue, at...
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TWO ACCUSED IN PLOT TO STEAL HIGH-END ELECTRONICS FROM WAL-MART

Two people were arrested Monday, accused of conspiring to steal high-value electronic items from Walmart. According to a Sheriff’s report, Walmart employees observed Joshua Stockwell, 29, of Hemet, in the automotive department with a computer and other items in his shopping cart. As store security watched on video cameras, Stockwell...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION RESCINDS DOWNTOWN PLAN, HEARS A RESIGNATION

Last night, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission held a discussion on rescinding and replacing the city’s Downtown Economic Revitalization Specific Plan. This time the public got to participate. Reporter Eric Knabe explains…

Last night the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission had its final discussion on the rescission of the city’s Downtown Economic...
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JOSHUA BASIN WATER TO DISCUSS CADIZ WATER PROJECT TONIGHT

The controversial Cadiz water project will be discussed at tonight’s Joshua Basin Water District meeting. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has agenda highlights…

At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board is expected to approve an updated operations water flow model and district investment policy, and update the job description...
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TWO ARRESTED IN STOLEN CAR RECOVERY

Two men were arrested Monday after they were discovered driving in a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies stopped a 2013 Honda Accord in the 6400 block of Goleta Avenue about 10 p.m. A records check found that the car had been stolen Sunday in Palm Springs. The...
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FREE SESSION TO EXPLAIN MEDICARE PLANS AND OPTIONS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FRIDAY

The many options offered by Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans were a bit confusing even before health insurance was rushed back onto center stage in Washington D.C. Reporter Rebecca Havely has this story on how senior and disabled residents can take the guesswork out of choosing the right plan…

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS SET FOR JULY 31

Twentynine Palms High School girls volleyball will hold tryouts beginning Monday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Richard Casey Memorial Gymnasium on the high school campus. Players must have a current physical to participate. A water bottle is recommended. If you have any questions, contact Coach...
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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS: VACATION RENTALS, LIBRARY MOVE, SEX OFFENDERS

The Yucca Valley Town Council will discuss regulating short-term vacation rentals at its meeting tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says leasing the former PFF bank to the county library and adjusting the town’s sex offender ordinance is also on the council’s agenda…

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN WHO RUNS RED LIGHT SENDS FOUR TO HOSPITAL IN 4-VEHICLE CRASH FRIDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A 72-year-old woman who ran a red light caused a four-vehicle crash in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol, Sara Carter of Joshua Tree was driving eastbound on Highway 62 when she entered the intersection at La Contenta Road against a red light about 12:15 p.m....
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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD CRUELTY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday, accused of child cruelty. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to the 73800 block of Sun Valley Drive about 4 p.m. Thursday. For unknown reasons, deputies requested a search warrant for the home. After an investigation, Christopher Franklin,...
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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOLS OFFER ONLINE REGISTRATION

New to the Morongo Unified School District and don’t know what to do? Have no fear, the Internet is here. Reporter David Haldane explains…

That’s right, this year for the first time ever, new incoming students can register online. Just go to the district’s web site at www.morongo.k12.ca.us, find...
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