ARMED ROBBERY AT PAYLESS SHOES IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an armed robbery at the Payless Shoe Store in Yucca Valley. About 6:30 p.m. Monday, the suspect entered the store in the 57900 block of 29 Palms Highway and demanded the store clerk give him cash from the register and the safe. The suspect then

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BIG RIG CRASH SNARLS THE MORONGO GRADE

Traffic was snarled on the Morongo Grade for most of Monday due to a big rig that crashed through the guardrail. The truck was hauling two tanks with about 40,000 pounds of soda ash used to make glass when a front tire blew out about noon yesterday. The blow out

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FIRE AT THE LANDERS COUNTY LANDFILL LAST NIGHT

Firefighters spent Monday evening battling a fire at the county landfill in Landers. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said the call came in about 6 p.m. and Yucca Mesa firefighters arrived at the dump to find refuse about 100 feet by 100 feet on fire. Firefighters called in a

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION: REVISIT MARIJUANA BAN, SHORT TERM RENTALS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meet tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they will discuss whether to revisit their marijuana ban after getting incorrect information. They will also hold a public hearing on short-term vacation rentals… At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, commissioners will once again hold

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL: TOURISM DISTRICT, $3.5 MILLION LAW FOR ENFORCEMENT

The Twentynine Palms City Council wants to promote tourism in the city. Listen up, because you could be paying for it. Reporter David Haldane has the story… If you own a hotel or rent your house to vacationers in Twentynine Palms, you might want to pay attention to tonight’s City

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AN ARREST FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT DURING WEEKEND SWEEP

During the warrant sweep in the Morongo Basin Saturday, a Yucca Valley woman was arrested after deputies found drugs left out where her child could get to them. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the 58500 block of Barron Drive to arrest a suspect who was not home.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF TRADING DRUGS FOR SEX

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday, accused of trading drugs for sex. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle about 3:45 Saturday morning near Hatch Road and Eucalyptus Avenue in Twentynine Palms. During the investigation, the driver, Kenneth Crockett, 59, was found to be in possession

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY: BUDGETS AND TAXES

Budgets and taxes are the focus of tonight’s meeting of the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. On the action agenda, the board is expected to fix and

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CHANGE OF COMMAND FRIDAY FOR ROBERT E. BUSH NAVAL HOSPITAL

The Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital on board the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will hold a change of command 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 26. Commanding officer Captain John Lamberton will be relieved by Captain “Nadji” Hariri. Hariri was the executive officer at the Naval Health Clinic in Cherry Point

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SCHOOL BOARD LOOKS AT FUTURE PLANS AND SOME SENSITIVE POLICY TONIGHT

Morongo Basin school officials will make future plans and talk about more delicate subjects at tonight’s school board meeting. Reporter David Haldane explains… Strategy and controversy. Those are two major items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Specifically, the board will

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The hard-working volunteers of the legendary Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out tomorrow morning, Wednesday May 24. The team will meet on a beautiful, cool desert morning at Hwy 62 and Sunny Vista (north side), they will work from 8am – 9am and invite you to join them. The

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS CLASS AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

The second class in a series of sessions on health and wellness will be offered tomorrow, Wednesday, May 24, at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley. Dr. Nikki will discuss the causes and management of pain from 2 to 4 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested. Please RSVP to Rainbow Stew

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TO AWARD 227 DEGREES

This spring, Copper Mountain College will award 227 degrees. The 2017 graducating class for vocational and registered nursing programs will be honored during a pinning ceremony followed by commecement. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Copper Mountain College will recognize this year’s vocational and registered nursing program graduates during the time-honored

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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION SUMMER PROGRAMS

The City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for youth volleyball camp, youth basketball camp, swim lessons, summer dance workshops and summer day camp. Ages vary for each program. Spaces are limited. For information call the recreation office at 760-367-7562 Monday through Friday between 1

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MORONGO BASIN WARRANT SWEEP NETS 50 ARRESTS SATURDAY

A warrant sweep in the Morongo Basin put 50 people behind bars Saturday. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a California parole officer, along with Sheriff’s deputies conducted warrant sweeps in Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms, and unincorporated areas of the county. Of the 50 people arrested, eight had active felony warrants

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FIVE INJURED IN TWO RELATED CRASHES IN MORONGO VALLEY

Five people were injured in two related crashes in Morongo Valley Saturday afternoon. Shortly before noon, James Foreman, 53, of Joshua Tree, was driving a 2009 Nissan Versa westbound on Highway 62 when for unknown reasons, he lost control of his car going down the Morongo Grade. The car traveled

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WOMAN INJURED WHEN SHE IS THROWN FROM A HORSE

A woman was taken to the hospital Saturday after she was thrown from her horse in Joshua Tree National Park. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, the woman was riding a horse with a friend on a trail near Black Rock Campground in Yucca Valley around 4 p.m.

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET TOMORROW, 2 LOCAL AGENCIES UP FOR MAJOR FUNDING

Two Morongo Basin agencies are likely recipients of funds if all goes as expected at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … On tomorrow’s consent agenda, county supervisors are expected to approve a grant application that, together with

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SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED IN YUCCA VALLEY CACTUS THEFTS

A Yucca Valley man who was arrested Wednesday following a traffic stop has been identified by the Sheriff’s Department as a suspect in two cactus thefts. On May 14, residents in the 8100 block of Church Street and 58600 block of Santa Barbara Drive discovered that thieves had stolen barrel

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COUNTY ASSESSOR’S OFFICE WARNS OF A NEW SCAM

Another scam designed to part honest, hardworking people from their money has cropped up here in San Bernardino County. Managing editor Tami Roleff puts out this warning about the assessor’s scam. The San Bernardino County Assessor’s office is warning the public about multiple reports of suspicious activity. People are knocking

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