VICTIM’S NAME RELEASED IN MONDAY TWENTYNINE PALMS FATAL STABBING

The County Coroner has released the name of the victim of a fatal stabbing in Twentynine Palms Monday. At 12:01 pm, deputies responded to the report of a stabbing at the Vista del Sol Military Housing area in the 74400 block of Joe Davis Drive. They found Dominique Clement, 21,

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MAN SUFFERS SEVERE FACIAL INJURIES DURING BELLY FLOP CONTEST

A man suffered severe facial injuries at Hammertown yesterday during a belly-flop contest at Hammertown. County Fire Captain Jerry Abshire said the man was doing a belly flop off a diving board into a private pool in Hammertown when his face hit the diving board. (This was not an official

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PEDESTRIAN CLIPPED BY PICK-UP TRUCK MIRROR IN FLAMINGO HEIGHTS

UPDATE: 2/8/18 10:30 a.m. This story was updated with additional information.

Early Wednesday morning, a man was slightly injured when he was clipped by a mirror of a pick-up truck while walking on Highway 247 in Flamingo Heights. Robby Sims, 64, of Riverside, was walking northbound in the southbound lane

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EVERY MAN CHALLENGE TODAY, KING BATTLE TOMORROW, AT KING OF THE HAMMERS

More than 45,000 visitors have packed the Johnson Valley off-road vehicle area for this year’s King of the Hammers competition. Today, it’s the Every Man Challenge at King of the Hammers today (Thursday, February 8, 2019). The EMC contains three classes. The 4500 class, The 4600 class, and the 4800

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RADIOTHON ON Z107.7 SATURDAY TO BENEFIT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR

Saturday, join us live for the “Send Our Kids To Washington” Radiothon here on Z107.7. With more here’s Rebecca Havely… The Yucca Valley High School Select Choir asks the community to contribute to the funds needed to send them on a once-in-a-lifetime educational Spring Performance Tour of Washington, D.C. Choir

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RED DRESS PINS SUPPORTS WOMEN’S HEART HEALTH

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. Hearts of Yucca Valley has been raising funds since 1966 that go to first responders and community heart health support groups in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that during the month of February, which

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CORPORATE LEADERS JOIN MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST IN DESERT CLEAN-UP

Aided by Mojave Desert Land Trust volunteers and the Bureau of Land Management, 67 corporate leaders helped remove trash Tuesday from an area of desert bordering Joshua Tree National Park and Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. The volunteers cleared about three acres at Long Canyon and filled a 20-yard dumpster with

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THEATRE 29 IMPROV TROUPE KICKS OFF NEW SEASON SATURDAY

After a wildly successful first season, Theatre 29’s improv troupe, The Baker’s Dozen, start their new season off with a new show and some new cast members this Saturday night. With your invitation, here’s Rebecca Havely… After two January workshops, The Baker’s Dozen director Chris Fleischman is thrilled to announce

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BOXOHOUSE ARTISTS RECEPTION SATURDAY

BoxoHouse will hold an artist’s reception Saturday, February 10 for its newest art exhibition. Reporter Tanisha Cureton gives the details… Using a wide range of media, Julie Weiman creates multiple abstract pieces titled Saturate. Weiman uses different tools such as plaster, ink, acrylic and many more. Her style, including layering

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS CLUB MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet two Democratic candidates for the Congressional District 8 seat at its meeting Saturday. Rita Ramirez and Marge Doyle are running in the June primary against incumbent Republican Paul Cook. The 10 a.m. meeting is preceded by an optional $10 buffet breakfast at 9

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MOJAVE VIPER YOUNG MARINE PROGRAM RECRUITING

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more about children who want to earn the title… The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good … kids … who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING TODAY

The Joshua Basin Water District will hold a special meeting of the board of directors at 11 a.m. this morning. On the agenda is a request from management for $70,000 to pay for two replacement field trucks. Following that decision, directors will adjourn to closed session to discuss potential litigation.

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BASKETBALL

The men’s Fighting Cacti basketball team of Copper Mountain College dropped another tough loss on the road again last night by just one possession against a scrappy Riverside City College team, 63-62. Coach Devin Aye said it was the third time this season the men’s team faced off against RCC

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team traveled to Desert Mirage High School last night and came home with a 67-26 De Anza League win over the host Rams in Thermal.

Coach Jess Geeson said freshman Sara Mills paced the team with a game-high 23 points, while

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SUSPECT SOUGHT, VICTIM IDENTIFIED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MURDER

UPDATES WITH VICTIM IDENTIFIED 10:20 AM, 2/7/18

The Sheriff’s Department has released more information about a murder in Twentynine Palms Monday. At 12:01 pm, deputies responded to the report of a stabbing at a residence in the Vista del Sol Housing area in the 74400 block of Joe Davis Drive.

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CORONER IDENTIFIES TWO FOUND DEAD IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS

The coroner’s office has released the identification of two people who were found dead in separate incidents in December. The transient whose body was in Bucklin Park about 6:30 a.m. December 21 has been identified as Ricky Stafford, 59. The coroner’s deputy said that they have not been able to

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YUCCA VALLEY COUNCIL TELLS RODEO YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT

The Yucca Valley Town Council heard from a representative of the Grubstake Days rodeo committee about why the rodeo needed $52,000 from the town to put on the rodeo this year. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at last night’s council meeting, and said the rodeo committee learned you can’t always

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SETS ATTENDANCE RECORD IN 2017

Annual visitation to Joshua Tree National Park grew by nearly 340,000 visitors over last year’s record of 2.5 million visitors. Visitation to the national park in our back yard has increased for four consecutive years, and is now at a record 2,853,619 for 2017. Superintendent David Smith said many visitors

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OFF-ROAD COMPETITION AT THE “KING OF THE HAMMERS” FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW

Competition continues at the “King of the Hammers” off road event in Johnson Valley with some 45,000 spectators and contestants in attendance Today’s race (Wednesday, February 7, 2018) at King of the Hammers is for utility vehicles, also called side-by-sides. The average Ultra4 vehicle uses 40-inch tires; the average UTV

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District’s governing board will hear about two items of interest at tonight’s 6:30 p.m. meeting. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has a rundown… At tonight’s regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board, attendees will hear from an outside consultant about legislation out of Sacramento that could

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