TWO ARRESTED FOR DRUG USE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two people were arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of being high on drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a vehicle check near the intersection of Adobe Road and Highway 62 about 3 a.m. Inside the vehicle were April Dunlap, 29, of Apple Valley, and Sam Smith, 48,

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING TOMORROW

Food for Life wishes everyone a Happy Fourth of July. On Saturday, July 2, they will be serving hot dogs, potato salad, fruit, and homemade banana bread. The meal will be served in their air-conditioned hall at Church of the Nazarene in Twentynine Palms from 3 to 5 p.m. Decorated

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW

Start your Fourth of July weekend off with the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association’s First Saturday Breakfast. Serving this Saturday, July 2, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the best $7 breakfast around. All your favorites cooked and served by the smiling volunteers at 65336 Winter Road in North Joshua

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KARALEE HARGROVE GOES TO PHILADELPHIA

Karalee Hargrove, a local school board member, has been chosen as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention representing Senator Sanders. The convention will take place in Philadelphia from July 25-29. Hargrove said, “I am looking forward to participating in the process and experience that comes with the DNC. I

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CORONER IDENTIFIES BODY FOUND IN DESERT SATURDAY

The county coroner’s office has identified the man whose body was found in the desert near Wonder Valley Saturday. A passer-by found Milton Galloway, 69, of Twentynine Palms, leaning against a fence near Gold Crown Road and Highway 62 about 11:45 a.m. Saturday morning. The coroner has not yet determined

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF STRONG-ARM ROBBERY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday, accused of strong arm robbery of a convenience store Monday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man entered the store in the 73700 block of 29 Palms Highway shortly before 9:30 p.m. Monday night and concealed three cans of Red Bull on

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JURY TRIAL FOR MARINE ACCUSED OF MURDER STARTS TODAY

A jury trial for a Marine accused of shooting his roommate in Twentynine Palms starts today. Brock Myers, 25, who was a corporal with 1st Battalion, 7th Marines at the time of the shooting, said the shooting of Corporal Steven Kohus, 26, in the head on March 2, 2014, was

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COUNTY DOG LICENSING FEES GO UP TOMORROW

The cost of licensing your dog goes up tomorrow in unincorporated San Bernardino County. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says there is a substantial discount for spayed and neutered dogs… For dog owners in the county’s unincorporated areas, it’s going to cost more to license those dogs beginning July 1. County Care

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THERE IS HOPE FOR HOPE ACADEMY

There is hope after all for the 2,000 students who are enrolled at Hope Academy Charter Schools. The charter school, with 10 campuses across three counties, has been under fire recently following possible financial irregularities by the school’s former superintendent. The school’s original five-year charter with Morongo Unified School district

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WE REVIEW “THE NERD” BY YUCCA VALLEY’S ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley opened their production of “The Nerd” last weekend. The play is about a man who comes for dinner and never leaves, and the schemes by the rest of the cast to get rid of him, without hurting his feelings. Managing editor Tami Roleff

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SHARP-EYED DEPUTY MAKES WARRANT ARREST

A Yucca Valley man was arrested on his warrant after he was recognized by a sharp-eyed deputy Monday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, the deputy noticed Marty Crew, 35, in a silver sedan near Avenida La Flora Desierta and Calle Las Sierras in Joshua Tree about 4:40 p.m. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS’ SUMMER MOVIE IN THE PARK IS “ANTMAN”

The family-favorite summer movies in Luckie Park series continues tonight in Twentynine Palms. Reporter David Knutson says grab the kids, a blanket or a lawn chair, and enjoy “Antman”… As part of the Twentynine Palms Recreation Department’s summer movies in Luckie Park, the movie being shown this Thursday is “Antman.”

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GAS TAXES GO DOWN TOMORROW, BUT NOT BY MUCH

The California Board of Equalization has announced that the state excise tax on gasoline will drop 2.2 cents per gallon as of Friday, July 1. This lowers the current excise tax rate from 30 cents to 27.8 cents per gallon. The lowered gas tax rate will remain in effect for

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THE YUCCA VALLEY POOL IS OPEN TO KEEP YOU COOL

With the hot weather, Yucca Valley residents do have a chance to cool off. Managing editor Tami Roleff reminds us the Yucca Valley swimming pool is open… The Yucca Valley High School pool is open for water fun and fitness programs throughout the summer. These drop-in style programs do not

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ART RECEPTION AT TWENTYNINE PALMS’ DOWNTOWN GALLERY TOMORROW

Visitors can enjoy “Desert Oasis” at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery during the gallery’s current exhibition. An opening reception will be held Friday, July 1, from 5:30 to 7, during which visitors can meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments and live music. The exhibition, “Desert Oasis:

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SOME RANCOR AS TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL VOTES TO SUPPORT TOURISM EFFORT

After spending more than 4 ½ years revising the city’s development code, the Twentynine Palms City Council thoroughly discussed the significant changes to the code, and then approved it at last night’s meeting. The new code should be in effect by the end of the year. The council also approved

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SINGLE CAR ROLLOVER BRIEFLY CLOSES THE YUCCA GRADE YESTERDAY

A woman was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon following a single-vehicle roll-over crash on Highway 62 just west of Yucca Valley. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., Patricia Gomez, 44, of Santa Ana, was driving her 2001 Chevrolet pick-up truck westbound in the number 1 lane of Highway 62 east of Yucca Park Road

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MAN HELD AFTER TRYING TO BREAK IN TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY ANIMAL SHELTER

A transient was arrested Monday morning after he attempted to break in to the Morongo Basin Humane Society animal shelter. According to a Sheriff’s report, workers at the shelter in the 4600 block of Sun View Road called the Sheriff’s Department at 11:23 to report that a former volunteer, identified

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A FULL HOUSE FOR MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET WORKSHOP

Once again, Morongo Valley citizens turned out in large numbers last night for the Community Services District’s second budget workshop. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report … Last night was the CSD’s second budget workshop. It picked up where the first one left off. And so with surgical precision,

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MARINE FOLLOWS SUSPECTED BURGLAR UNTIL DEPUTIES MAKE ARREST

A convicted burglar was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of trying to break into a Twentynine Palms home. According to a Sheriff’s report, an active-duty Marine saw a man, later identified as Daniel Weber, 35, trying to break in to his home in the 74700 block of Old Dale Road

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