MORONGO BASIN RESIDENTS GETTING HIT WITH THE MEDICAL ALERT SCAM

Scam artists continue to rip off residents of our Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder warns about the medical alert scam… A new twist to the telemarketing scam. With promises of a “free” medical alert system, the scam targeted seniors and caretakers and claimed to be offering the system free of

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LOCAL THEATERS HOLD THEIR OWN IN REGIONAL AWARD NOMINATIONS

The four local theater organizations of the Morongo Basin were nominated for a large share of the Desert Theatre League’s 2016-17 season “Desert Stars” awards, announced Tuesday. The Desert Theater League is made up of some 30 theatrical producing organizations in the hi- and low deserts. The Hi-Desert Cultural Center

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FREE BACKPACKS AT “COMING BACK TO SCHOOL DAY” FRIDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

Back to school already? The Morongo Unified School District thinks so. And its way of getting ready for that August 21 first day of school is with a Coming Back to School Day this Friday. Among other things, new and returning students, accompanied by their families, will be able to

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VOLLEYBALL CLINIC OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department and the Twentynine Palms High School volleyball coaches will be offering a volleyball clinic to girls and boys entering fourth through seventh grades. The clinic will teach the fundamentals of the game as well as specific skills to help participants play the game

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MAN KILLED WHILE CROSSING HIGHWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY MORNING

A man crossing the Highway in Yucca Valley was struck and killed by a motorist early this morning. The pedestrian was crossing State Route 62 at Barberry at about 5:15 am when he was hit in the number 1 lane by a westbound Toyota Corolla. The driver immediately pulled over

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LIGHTNING STRIKE SETS JOSHUA TREE ON FIRE IN YUCCA MESA

A booming thunderstorm swept through the Morongo Basin last night, and lightning caused at least one fire. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said Yucca Mesa firefighters were called out at 2:40 a.m. for a Joshua tree on fire in a vacant lot in the 2900 block of La Habra.

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WESTMINSTER COUPLE MISSING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FOR 5TH DAY

Search teams will brave triple-digit temperatures for a fifth day today hoping to find a Westminster couple reported missing in Joshua Tree National Park Friday. The couple, Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 21, came to the park Thursday for a hiking trip and haven’t been seen since. Their car

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL: FINANCING FOR HOUSEHOLD ENERGY UPGRADES

The Yucca Valley Town Council will look at a way for you to get financing for efficient or alternate energy for your home tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, council members will be asked

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THREE STOLEN VEHICLES RECOVERED, FOUR ARRESTED

Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies recovered three stolen vehicles this weekend, and arrested four people. Two Yucca Valley residents were arrested early Sunday morning after a deputy stopped a Toyota about 12:40 a.m. near Old Woman Springs Road and Highway 62. Inside the vehicle were Steven Hoyle, 27, and Leah Edwards,

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SHERIFF TO FILL A COP CAR WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES THIS FRIDAY

School supplies are always in need, especially right before the beginning of fall semester. Reporter Eric Knabe has found a way we all can help… Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station announces their second annual fill-a-cop car with school supplies Friday, August 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Yucca Valley

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NEW TENANT COMING TO OLD WAL-MART BUILDING

The Town of Yucca Valley Planning Department announced that a new tenant will be moving into the old Walmart building soon. Hibbett Sports—a leading athletic-inspired fashion retailer headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with more than 1,000 stores—has submitted plans to move into about 6,000 square feet of the building, located at

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will distribute USDA surplus food Wednesday, August 2, at 3 p.m. until the food 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 no public restrooms.

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IT’S HOT OUT, DON’T LEAVE DOGS IN CARS

Animal control officers respond to many calls every month for dogs left in parked cars, predominantly in commercial retail center and supermarket parking lots. Reporter Rebecca Havely goes over some of the consequences of leaving your four-legged friend in your vehicle during the summer… Good Samaritans call animal control officers

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF ’67 PLANS 50TH REUNION

Twentynine Palms High School Class of ’67 is inviting ALL Wildcats to join in their 50th class reunion. The reunion is set for Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, at Desert Princess Resort in Cathedral City. Tickets are $70 each and includes a pizza party Friday; dinner and dancing

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ESSENTIAL OILS CLASSES START TOMORROW AT RAINBOW STEW

If you are wondering what essential oils are all about, Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold free informational introduction classes. You’ll be able to experience the oils and see for yourself how many uses they have. Classes will be held August 2, 3, 8, 15, 17, 22, 23, and

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YOU CAN HELP FIRE VICTIMS ACROSS THE STATE

Half a dozen fires are burning across California, and every day it seems like a new fire starts burning. People are losing their homes all across the state. Sara Snyder tells how you can help people who have lost everything they own… Fires can destroy lives and livelihoods in the

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YUCCA VALLEY GIRL COMPETING IN CROSSFIT GAMES

Yucca Valley teen athlete, Sequoia Barrera, will be competing at the 2017 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin, this week. She will be competing among the world’s fittest athletes to become the fittest teen on Earth. Sequoia would like to thank everyone who continues to support her incredible journey. You can

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JOSHUA BASIN PRECAUTIONARY WATER BOIL ORDER LIFTED SUNDAY

After more than two days of being told to boil their water or to use bottled water, customers of Joshua Basin Water District were assured Sunday afternoon that it was safe to use tap water without boiling it prior to drinking or cooking with it. The water district issued the

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SEARCH FOR MISSING HIKERS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CONTINUES

A search for a pair of missing hikers in Joshua Tree National Park is going into its fourth day today. According to park spokesman George Land, Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 21, of Westminster, were supposed to have checked out of their AirBnB rental home by 11 a.m. Friday.

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2ND ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IS TOMORROW

Tuesday, August 1, is National Night Out, an event that highlights the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they protect. Managing editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… The Morongo Basin will join communities across the country for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1. This will be the second

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