DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING FRIDAY IN MORONGO VALLEY

We have limited information about a shooting Friday in Morongo Valley. According to a Sheriff’s spokeswoman, deputies were called to the 9300 block of Navajo Trail about 4:20 p.m. following a report that a man had been shot. Upon arrival, the man told deputies an unknown woman had shot him,

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CORONER RELEASES IDENTITY OF WOMAN FOUND DEAD AUGUST 6 IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The coroner’s office has released the identity of the woman who was found dead in Twentynine Palms August 6. Donna Myers, 42, of Kansas, was found by a pedestrian about 6:30 a.m. near a wash near Buena Vista and Aztec. There were no signs of foul play; the cause of

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DOWNED POWER LINES KNOCK OUT COUNTY TV SIGNAL

Morongo Basin residents who rely on the county for their television signal will be without TV for the foreseeable future. According to a county spokesman, the lightning storms over the weekend knocked out a power line, and the generator that was providing back-up power ran out of fuel. He told

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GIANT ROCK AREA TRASHED BY VISITORS, CLEAN-UP PLANNED

Everyone who comes here leaves a mark on the desert. Some leave a simple footprint in the sand; others however, leave a trail of trash and debris that can only be measured by the ton. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has a report on one such trash site that is particularly troubling

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF IDENTITY THEFT

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested, accused of identity theft. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Chris Jones made a traffic stop for a broken brake light just near Yucca Trail and Alta Avenue in Joshua Tree. The driver and sole occupant of the car Jilleen Davidson, 26, said she

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COUNTY TAKING NOMINATIONS FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS AWARD

Do you know someone who has inspired you to be healthy and exercise or who promotes physical fitness? The San Bernardino County Vision2BActive campaign is seeking nominees for its Action Heroes campaign. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how you can nominate someone for this honor… If you know someone who’s

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TWENTYNINE PALMS’ PIONEER DAYS PLANNING MEETING WEDNESDAY

Yes, we are in the dog days of summer, but it’s never too early to think about Pioneer Days in Twentynine Palms, set for October 19-22. A planning session for residents who want to help with Pioneer Days is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, at the Twentynine Palms

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RIDE YOUR BIKE BACK TO SCHOOL SAFELY

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District will start the 2017-18 school year Monday, August 21. Do you have fond memories of riding your bike to school as a kid? Reporter Rebecca Havely has tips to bring the joy of biking to school to your own children, and help them

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YUCCA VALLEY’S FOOD 4 LESS STORE IS CLOSING

After having a presence in Yucca Valley for more than 15 years, Food 4 Less grocery store is calling it quits. The low-price grocery store told its employees Thursday that the store would be closing in 60 days. Its employees will have the option of transferring to another Food 4

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PROSPECTIVE PARENTS INVITED TO TOUR HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER FACILITY

Prospective parents are invited to join a free tour of the Special Additions birthing suite at Hi-Desert Medical Center. Hospital staff will be able to answer questions and concerns, and parents can pre-register their medical information prior to the mothers’ admission. The tours are set for 6 to 8 p.m.

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANS SUNSET 5K RUN AUGUST 25TH

Yucca Valley recreation has a great way end the work week and start the weekend. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in… Yucca Valley Recreation announces a Sunset 5K fun run Friday, August 25. Early bird registration is $20 through August 15 and includes a themed race shirt, souvenir gift and

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY LOBSTERFEST

Enjoy a lobster dinner under the stars during the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s second annual lobsterfest in Pioneertown in September. Managing editor Tami Roleff says pass the butter… Tickets are now available for the second annual lobsterfest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley. The event, which sold

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FREE BREAD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse in Yucca Valley will distribute bread today and every Monday starting at 11 a.m. until the bread is gone. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Wear proper attire for the weather and remember there are

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SPEECH SCREENING OFFERED FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS

The Morongo Unified School District is offering speech screening for preschool children, aged 3 to 5 years old. Speech screenings may be helpful if your child has a speech delay; is hard to understand; communicates using gestures only; or if your child uses only two to three words in a

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REGISTER NOW FOR AGE WELL, DRIVE SMART CLASS

The Morongo Basin Area CHP will be hosting a “Drive Smart” class. Reporter Eric Knabe says one will be held this August 31…

The Morongo Basin CHP will host a Age Well, Drive Smart older driver program later this month. Join the CHP for the keys to driving safer and

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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST DOG ATTACKS

Walking in the desert, or even in your own neighborhood, can be a relaxing way to exercise but encountering aggressive dogs can be terrifying and dangerous. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips about how to protect yourself if you are threatened by loose dogs…

Dog attacks can be vicious

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LANDERS MAN ACCUSED OF HAVING EXPIRED VEHICLE REGISTRATION TABS

A Landers man was arrested Tuesday morning, accused of having expired registration tabs on his Jeep Cherokee. About 6:40 a.m., Michael Garcia, 35, was stopped near Avalon and Drexel Roads in Yucca Valley. The deputy determined that the registration tabs on the vehicle had expired in 2012, and that Garcia

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD APPROVES DAYCARE FOR STUDENTS

If Thursday’s meeting of Copper Mountain College’s Board of Trustees was any indicator how fall semester will be, the students will be in good hands. Reporter Eric Knabe provides the highlights…

From the repaving of Rotary Way, to the delivery of the new modular buildings for the Student Success Center,

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ARRESTED ON BURGLARY WARRANT

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested early Thursday morning, on an arrest warrant for a burglary in April. According to Sheriff’s reports, Michelle Davila, 41, allegedly squatted in a home in the 6000 block of Outpost Road in Joshua Tree. On April 17, a neighbor reported that Davila vandalized the

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TWO DESERT HOT SPRINGS MEN, FOUND IN STOLEN CAR, ARRESTED

Two Desert Hot Springs men were arrested Thursday, after they were found in a stolen vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 2:50 p.m. a deputy spotted a 2000 Honda Civic driving on Highway 62 near Desert Willow Trail in Morongo Valley. The deputy determined the car had been stolen

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