TWENTYNINE PALMS NEW TOURISM DISTRICT HAS SOME BUSINESSES CRYING FOUL

Twentynine Palms is implementing a new measure to increase tourism over the objections of some local business owners who are crying foul. Reporter David Haldane attended last night’s City Council meeting and filed this report… Hoteliers of Twentynine Palms, get out your wallets! That was the main takeaway from last

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LOCAL DESERT DEFENDERS DISAPPOINTED IN PROPOSED PARK SERVICE BUDGET

Local desert lands supporters are “disappointed and troubled” at the new fiscal year 2018 figures for the National Park Service included in the latest budget proposal. President Trump proposed a $2.55 billion budget for the National Park Service, including funding increases for Administration priorities like deferred maintenance. The administration says

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CHP OFFERS START SMART CLASSES FOR NEW DRIVERS

The California Highway Patrol Morongo Basin is hosting a Start Smart driving awareness class for newly licensed drivers. Reporter Eric Knabe has the class details… Start Smart is designed to provide teens and their parents with an interactive, safe driving awareness class. This class is one and a half to

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Monday, accused of punching his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Patrick Stallworth, 28, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 7300 block of Bannock Trail about 3:30 a.m. when she said he threatened her with a kitchen knife. After he threw the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD GETS CHROMIUM-6 UPDATE TONIGHT

At tonight’s water board meeting in Twentynine Palms, the board will hear an update on Chromium-6 treatment and look at a draft budget. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… At tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District the board will hear a presentation on the draft budget for fiscal 2017/2018.

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FILING PERIOD OPENS FOR THREE SEATS ON TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Three four-year terms for the Twentynine Palms Water District board of directors are up for election in August. Twentynine Palms residents interested in running for election may obtain and file the candidate filing documents from the water district office, or from the San Bernardino County Elections Office, 777 East Rialto

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WARREN VALLEY WATERMASTER SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will put on their Warren Valley Watermaster hats for a special meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Warren Valley Basin Watermaster board of directors will hold a special meeting Wednesday, May 24. On the agenda, the board will be asked

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THE GRUBSTAKE DAYS PONY EXPRESS RIDES AGAIN THIS FRIDAY

The Grubstakes Days Pony Express rides again! Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Bring your stamped mail to the Yucca Valley Chamber office or head in for a free post card and buy a $1 stamp from the chamber. Then drop your mail in the Pony Express Mailbox before May

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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, lifted his shirt to show a gun, and demanded the store clerk give him cash from the

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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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