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MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS LIFTED FOR BLUE CUT FIRE

Mandatory evacuation orders for the Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County were lifted Sunday for all communities affected by the fire. The fire, which is just over 37,000 acres, is now 89 percent contained, and firefighters are mopping up, securing, and reinforcing containment lines. Fire officials announced a preliminary...
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WEDNESDAY DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS ON YUCCA VALLEY TAX MEASURES

If you want to make a written ballot comment, for or against, the proposed Yucca Valley sales tax measures, Wednesday is the deadline. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to submit…

Yucca Valley residents will vote on two tax measures in November. Measure Y will enact a ½ percent sales...
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FREE DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

Hi-Desert Medical Center hosts free education classes for diagnosed diabetes patients. The Medical Center’s Dietary department will provide relevant tools and information that patients need to provide comprehensive training and understanding. These classes, which have expanded to four one-hour classes, are designed to allow the patient to begin education anywhere...
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COUNTY PUBLIC HEARING ON CONTROVERSIAL SODA MOUNTAIN SOLAR TOMORROW

The County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the controversial Soda Mountain solar energy project southwest of Baker tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains why a project so many miles away has engendered intense local interest…

At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors...
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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Free federal surplus food will be distributed in Twentynine Palms tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The Twentynine Palms Food Pantry will be conducting the USDA give-away every Tuesday after the third Monday of the month. The distribution will be at the Immanuel Prince of Peace church at 6450...
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LINCOLN CLUB TO HEAR FROM REPUBLICAN CONVENTION ATTENDEES

Two local Lincoln Club members attended the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and will share their experiences about their first convention. Becki Vowles and Jackie Gibson will be at the Lincoln Club meeting at Hawk’s Landing golf course clubhouse Tuesday, August 23, at 6 p.m. The golf course is located...
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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, August 22. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at Reach Out, 7255 Joshua Lane, Suite C in Yucca Valley. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

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DON’T FALL FOR IRS SCAM

Recently, Morongo Basin residents have been receiving phone calls from someone who claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Managing editor Tami Roleff says don’t fall for these scammers who say you owe money…
The phone rings, and the caller says he is from the IRS and that you...
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ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD

CalTrans has announced that it will be performing road maintenance on Old Woman Springs Road Monday, August 28. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., lanes will be temporarily closed between Marmac Road in Landers to Midway Avenue in Lucerne Valley.

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KING OF THE HAMMERS TO BE FOCUS OF TV SHOW

A 6-week television show featuring King of the Hammers will be shown on NBC Sports, starting August 25. King of the Hammers is a week-long off-road race that takes place in late January in Johnson Valley. The series, titled “Journey to the Hammers,” will feature three episodes that are focused...
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REGISTER NOW FOR MEN’S CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE

The Morongo Basin Evangelical Pastors Fellowship is sponsoring a Mighty Oaks Men’s Conference Saturday, September 17. The guest speaker will be Chad Robichaux, a former Force Recon Marine and a professional mixed martial arts champion, who will share his journey about becoming a Christian man, husband, and father. The conference...
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ROLL OVER CAR CRASH NEAR COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FRIDAY MORNING

UPDATE 5 P.M. FRIDAY:

A Twentynine Palms woman was seriously injured Friday morning when her SUV rolled over in Joshua Tree. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Randy O’Brien, Adrianna Warren, 25, was driving westbound on Highway 62 at 11 a.m. when for unknown reasons, the tire tread separated on one...
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TWO PERRIS MEN CONVICTED OF HOME INVASION ROBBERY IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Two Perris men were convicted Thursday of a home invasion robbery in Desert Hot Springs. On June 3, Edward Inzunza, 22, and Antonio Sanchez, 29, went to a home in the 68100 block of Via Domingo, where they held an elderly couple at gunpoint, then beat and robbed them, before...
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VEHICLE STOP RESULTS IN ARREST FOR GRAND THEFT AUTO

Two people were arrested late Wednesday night after they were found with a stolen vehicle. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, a deputy stopped a vehicle about 10 p.m. near Desert View Road and Highway 62. Inside the vehicle were Alicia Hernandez, 33, of Twentynine Palms, and Ricky...
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ID AND INTERVENTION SERVICES

When recognized early emotional, behavioral and mental health concerns can be identified and addressed. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more…
Untreated mental health problems impact children, families, schools and communities. Assessing and addressing problems at a young age improves a child’s quality of life and his or her chance to...
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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 40TH YEAR REUNION SET

Attention Yucca Valley High School Class of 1976: The class will hold its 40-year reunion Saturday, September 17 at the Hawk’s Landing Golf Resort in Yucca Valley from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The evening will include dinner and dancing, with music provided by the Z107.7 Mobile DJ. Not a...
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DON’T WALK DOGS ON HOT PAVEMENT

Most people are aware that they shouldn’t leave their dogs in cars during hot weather. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has this reminder about another danger for dogs in the heat…
If it’s too hot for you to walk barefoot on pavement—and it’s been plenty hot recently—then it’s too hot for your...
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DIABETES CLASSES HELD AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

Hi-Desert Medical Center hosts free education classes for diagnosed diabetes patients. The Medical Center’s Dietary department will provide relevant tools and information that patients need to provide comprehensive training and understanding. These classes, which have expanded to four one-hour classes, are designed to allow the patient to begin education anywhere...
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A NIGHT FOR LIFE FOR HIGH DESERT PREGNANCY CLINIC

The High Desert Pregnancy Clinic has planned a fundraiser event. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has all the details…
The High Desert Pregnancy Clinic will hold its annual fundraiser, “A Night for Life Under the Stars,” on Saturday, September 24. This semi‐formal evening will feature entertainment by the Luminators, with...
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MARINE CORPS COULD CHANGE THE WAY IT FIGHTS WARS

The way the Marine Corps fights in war could change, following an 18-month experiment currently taking place at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. According to the Marine Corps Times, Marines are experimenting with the size of the combat units, and with new equipment. Some of the...
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