TRAIN HITS A CAR ON THE TRACKS IN AMBOY

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a crash where an eastbound train hit an abandoned car on the tracks in Amboy. The CHP says it happened just before 4 a.m. Wednesday morning on National Trails Highway just west of Roy’s Café. No one on the train was injured by the

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WONDER VALLEY COMMUNITY MEETING TOMORROW

Illegal dumping of both trash and animals are just two of the topics up for discussion in Wonder Valley tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

The monthly Wonder Valley Community Meeting takes place tomorrow, March 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road.

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DIRT BIKE RIDER KILLED IN HEAD-ON CRASH ON AMBOY ROAD

A dirt-bike rider, riding without proper lights or a helmet, was killed in a head-on collision east of Twentynine Palms last night. According to the CHP, a 2002, Ford F-350 pick-up truck, driven by Patrick Candelaria, 47, of Twentynine Palms, was traveling eastbound on Amboy Road at 6:11 P.M. and

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FOUR MEN INJURED IN CRASH ON AMBOY ROAD THURSDAY NIGHT

Three men were ejected, and a fourth suffered minor injuries, in a single-vehicle crash on Amboy Road Thursday night that also caused sporadic power outages. According to County Fire Captain Dan Nelson, rescue personnel were called at 10:52 p.m. to the crash site, just south of the town of Amboy,

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A 200-MILE DESERT WALK WILL BENEFIT MOJAVE DESERT NON-PROFIT

A long walk through a hot desert will raise funds for a local non-profit. Managing editor Tami Roleff says Kelly Overton will walk from Joshua Tree to Las Vegas…

A Joshua Tree resident will hike nearly 200 miles through the Mojave Desert to raise money for an educational and advocacy

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CADIZ PROJECT GATHERS LEGAL SUPPORT

An appeal is in process by an environmental group and a company with a mining operation in Amboy to block the Cadiz pipeline project, which will tap an aquifer in the Cadiz Valley and move it to coastal California. Reporter Dan Stork says that many organizations have weighed in on

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WEAPONS BRANDISHED IN ROY’S CAFÉ SKIRMISH IN AMBOY

An argument at Roy’s Café in Amboy Monday escalated to the point where a knife and gun were brandished. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 12:30 Monday afternoon, a woman was arguing with a man on a motorcycle at the gas station, and charged him with a knife described as

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TWO MOTORCYCLE RIDERS KILLED ON AMBOY ROAD IN SEPARATE CRASHES

Two motorcycle riders were killed in separate accidents on Amboy Road Thursday afternoon. According to the County coroner, Jerry Douglas, 63, of Hernando, Mississippi, was riding his motorcycle with friends on Amboy Road between Twentynine Palms and Amboy when his motorcycle left the road and overturned on the sand shoulder

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STEAM TRAIN ATTRACTION PLANNED FOR EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Cadiz Company, located near Amboy, east of Twentynine Palms, announced it has entered into an agreement with the Arizona & California Railroad Company to develop steam train excursions through the Mojave Desert between Cadiz and Parker, Arizona. The attraction, using historic steam locomotives and vintage passenger railcars, would be

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STORMS BRING FLASH FLOODS, POWER OUTAGES, ROAD CLOSURES

Flash flooding on Tuesday forced the closure of a two-mile stretch of Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms. Caltrans closed the 62 from Godwin Road to Highway 95 just west of the Arizona state line. The road was closed until early Wednesday morning. “There was a lot of mud debris across

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