NEVADA WOMAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN BIKE VERSUS VEHICLE CRASH

A Nevada woman was seriously injured when she was hit by a car while riding a bicycle early Saturday morning. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Randy O’Brien, Jacqueline Carrizosa, 26, was riding her bike westbound on Highway 62 in the number 2 lane of the highway, just east of

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SING-ALONG AT SENIOR CENTER THURSDAY

A sing-a-long ice cream social is planned at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The Yucca Valley Senior Center is hosting a free sing-a-long social, complete with ice cream treats, on Thursday, August 18, from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. Cat Cohen is a veteran pro

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THIEVES ATTEMPT TO STEAL SEMI FROM DOLLAR GENERAL

Thieves attempted to steal a semi-trailer from Dollar General sometime Sunday night. According to the Sheriff’s department, the big rig was found abandoned about 4 a.m. Monday morning on the side of Reche Road in Landers. Anyone with information should call the Sheriff’s Department at 760-366-4175.

BROWN BAG LECTURE TO DISCUSS ROCK ART THURSDAY

The Morongo Basin is filled with examples of ancient rock art. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will sponsor a lecture tomorrow that will tell you everything you want to know about rock art. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has the details… Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself to the

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT AGENDA

The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors will hold its regular meeting tonight. Following its routine consent agenda, the directors will be asked to approve a resolution that will exempt the sewer project from local building and zoning ordinances. Following that, the directors will honor the members of the public

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ONE DEAD, FOUR OTHERS RESCUED IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS WHILE HIKING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SATURDAY

A 56-year old woman died Saturday while hiking in the Cottonwood area of Joshua Tree National Park. About 10 a.m., a family group began hiking to the Mastodon Peak Trail. They missed the sign for Mastodon and continued toward Lost Palms Oasis. They realized they had missed their trail and

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OWNER OF MORONGO VALLEY PET RESCUE CHARGED WITH 21 COUNTS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY

The owner of a Morongo Valley rescue organization for senior, abandoned, or abused dogs was arrested Monday, accused of animal neglect. In June, San Bernardino County animal control officers seized 180 dogs and cats from Stephen Caro, 60, who ran the Paws Pet Ranch, at 9333 Bella Vista Drive in

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BIZARRE ROAD RAGE IN YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY  

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a bizarre assault in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man riding a Yamaha motorcycle stopped for a traffic light on eastbound Highway 62 at Old Woman Springs Road about 1:30 p.m. The driver next to him in the number 2

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DIRT BIKE RIDER ARRESTED FOR RECKLESS DRIVING, WARRANT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday, accused recklessly driving a dirt bike without a license or registration. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was driving in the area of Two Mile Road and Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms and saw a black dirt bike cross Adobe Road and

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TUESDAY

Hi-Desert Hospice of Joshua Tree hosts a free, on-going bereavement support group every third Tuesday for those whose loves ones have died. Each meeting provides a safe, comfortable setting to navigate through the difficulties that often accompany the death of a loved one. The support group meets Tuesday, August 16,

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FREE HIV TESTING TOMORROW

The San Bernardino County Health Department offers free HIV screening at its mobile testing unit every third Wednesday of the month, including tomorrow, August 17. The van will be at the Day Reporting Center, in the courthouse parking lot in Joshua Tree, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Rapid testing takes

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS WOMAN WINS OLYMPIC MEDAL FOR WEIGHTLIFTING

A woman who was born and raised in Desert Hot Springs won the bronze medal in weightlifting at the Olympics in Rio Sunday. Sarah Robles, 28, won the United States’ first weightlifting medal in 16 years. Robles lifted 126 kilograms in the snatch, and 160 in the clean and jerk,

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CANDIDATES FOR OTHER OFFICES

The 2016 presidential election is fast approaching and while the filing deadline for many offices closed this past Friday, for offices where the incumbent did not file for re-election, the deadline has been extended to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says you still have time to

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CANDIDATES FOR YUCCA VALLEY, SCHOOL BOARD, HEALTHCARE DISTRICT, COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The deadline to file for a seat on the Yucca Valley Town Council has also been extended, since incumbent George Huntington is not seeking re-election. So far, four candidates have filed papers with the county elections office to run for two open seats on the Yucca Valley Town Council. Those

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CANDIDATES FILE FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS

Reporter David Haldane says the deadline to file to run for an elected seat for Twentynine Palms City Council and the school board has also been extended until Wednesday… If you suspect that your calling may be to serve on a school board or city council, you have a few

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REGISTRATION BEGINS AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 

Registration for students enrolled at Yucca Valley High School begins today. Monday, August 15, is for freshmen only; all grade levels may register Tuesday and Wednesday. Registration hours for all three days are 7 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. There is not a late registration time. New

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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO MEET AGAIN ON JOSHUA TREE SOLAR PROJECT TOMORROW

Tomorrow’s 1 p.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino picks up were last Tuesday’s meeting concluded. The board will again take up the appeal which seeks to stop plans to turn the former Joshua Tree airport into a large solar farm. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … At

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RELAY FOR LIFE CHANGES FROM 24 HOURS TO 12 HOURS

Organizers for Relay for Life Morongo Basin met last week with past participants and decided to shorten the length of the annual fund-raising event. The walk-a-thon scheduled for April 2017 will be 12 hours long instead of 24 hours. Organizers are still discussing which date to hold the event and

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN THE MORONGO BASIN

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to 11, Tuesday, August 16, at the Twentynine Palms Community Food Pantry, 6450 Stardune Avenue.

And a correction to a story we ran earlier about food distribution at Church of the Lighted Cross

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MARINES START JOHNSON VALLEY EXERCISE TODAY

The Marine Corps will be conducting large-scale military exercises on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Johnson Valley starting today. The shared use area will be temporarily closed to the public between August 14 and 21. The Marine Corps has already announced that it will use the

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