HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL TO BRING CLEAN WATER TO PIONEERTOWN

Hope springs eternal for the 120 service connections desperate to see clean water piped into Pioneertown. A county board of supervisors’ decision at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting may inch the plan a step closer. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… Far from a done deal, county supervisors are expected to approve

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COUNTY SEEKING INPUT OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS IN COUNTYWIDE PLAN

The pace is picking up as elements of the Countywide Plan come together. Still a work in progress, this comprehensive planning document is due to go into effect sometime next year. Once complete, it will govern every aspect of development in the county’s unincorporated areas for years to come. As

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TWO WOMEN BEGGING FOR BABY’S BURIAL FUNDS ARRESTED FOR CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT FRAUD

Two women, including a Yucca Valley woman, were arrested in San Bernardino for conspiracy to commit fraud. According to a Sheriff’s report, Chasity Doll, 26, of Loma Linda, was arrested for panhandling at the corner of Tippecanoe Avenue and Coulston Street in San Bernardino. An hour later, Michele Love,

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS LOOK AT PIONEERTOWN PUMP STATION

A number of issues relevant to our Morongo Basin are on the agenda for tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the rundown…

Supervisors will likely approve item 8, the sale of 30 tax-defaulted properties. The Mojave Desert Land Trust aims to

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

This Saturday Food For Life in Twentynine Palms will be serving beef and rice, salad, fruit, and dessert. Organizers will also be celebrating September birthdays. The meal is served from 3 to 5 p.m. at Church of the Nazarene in Twentynine Palms. Look for signs on the highway and at

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APPEAL FILED IN CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER CONVICTION

The lawyer for Christopher Lee, the former Marine convicted last year of murdering Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms in 2014 and dumping her body down a mine shaft, filed an appeal Thursday with the 4th Appellate Court District Division 2. Richard de la Sota told Z107.7 News that he feels

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TWO MEN ACCUSED OF SPOUSE ABUSE

A San Bernardino man was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of punching his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Christopher Wharry, 26, was arguing with a woman in the 7400 block of North Star Trail in Twentynine Palms about 1 a.m. The woman told deputies the argument escalated and Wharry

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SUPERVISORS MEET: LOCAL RECOGNITION, APPOINTMENT AND REVENUE AGREEMENT

A recognition, an appointment, and a revenue agreement all with ties to our Morongo Basin are on the agenda for tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the details… In a largely ceremonial move, supervisors will recognize Joshua Tree

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FIRE IN HIGHLAND COULD BRING SMOKE INTO OUR DESERT

Firefighters are battling a wildland fire east of San Bernardino and north of Highland. The fire began shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, and quickly grew to over 900 acres. Some smoke from that fire may come in to our area. Over 560 firefighters from several agencies are working to contain

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TWO AREA FELONS ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE ALLEGATIONS IN SAN BERNARDINO

Two local residents were arrested Sunday in San Bernardino, accused of possession of drugs and a stolen handgun. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies made a traffic stop of a vehicle in the area of Victoria Avenue and 28th Street just before 1 p.m. Inside the car were Pedro Sanchez,

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MARINE TRAINING EXERCISE WILL BRING NOISE TO THE AREA

Morongo Basin residents may hear more noise than usual from the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms over the next month. The Marine Corps will be conducting a 29-day integrated training exercise called ITX 4-17. The exercise will conduct battalion-size, live-fire maneuvers and will incorporate combat support, combat

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SUMMER MOVIES SERIES KICKS OFF TONIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Summer movies in Luckie Park are here again, presented by the Twentynine Palms Recreation Department. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in…

Summer has returned and so has the summer movie program in Luckie Park. This Thursday, June 15, the summer season begins with the movie “The Jungle Book.” This 2016

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ANOTHER MASSIVE SOLAR FARM COULD BE COMING TO THE DESERT CENTER AREA

Riverside County could soon be getting its fifth massive solar farm. The 500-megawatt Palen solar project would be between Interstate 10 and Joshua Tree National Park.

Palen’s developer, San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy, has signed a contract to sell the electricity to Southern California Edison. The California Public Utilities Commission

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“DESERT DAZE” TICKETS GO ON SALE NEXT WEEK

An eclectic mix of music, culture, art, and nature will return to Joshua Tree with the 6th annual Desert Daze Music and Art Festival at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center October 13-15. The event will feature a who’s who of live music—including desert-rooted Eagles of Death Metal—and food, film screenings,

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YUCCA VALLEY SWIM PROGRAM START JUNE 19

Town aquatic programs start this Monday at the Yucca Valley High School community pool. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says many drop-in programs will be available…

The Town of Yucca Valley aquatic programs will begin Monday, June 19, at the community pool at the high school on Sage Avenue. Drop-in programs

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WOMEN’S HERITAGE PROJECT CLASS AT RAINBOW STEW SATURDAY

A cross-cultural presentation on the universal blood mysteries is the fifth class in a series in the Women’s Heritage Project. The class will be held at Rainbow Stew on Saturday, June 17, starting at 10:30 a.m. A donation of $25 is requested, but no one will be turned away. Rainbow

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET TOMORROW, 2 LOCAL AGENCIES UP FOR MAJOR FUNDING

Two Morongo Basin agencies are likely recipients of funds if all goes as expected at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … On tomorrow’s consent agenda, county supervisors are expected to approve a grant application that, together with

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET: MORONGO BASIN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

Topics specific to our Morongo Basin are the subjects of several agenda items at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Item 49 on the board of supervisor’s agenda tomorrow will green light a $200,000 grant to pay for

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COURTS AND CLERGY CONFERENCE IN SAN BERNARDINO

Local members of the clergy still have time to sign up for a special conference on courts, kids and the clergy early next month. Reporter Edica Gonzales has details… Members of the clergy are invited to attend a conference in San Bernardino that will focus on courts and children. Judges

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THREE KILLED, ONE WOUNDED IN SAN BERNARDINO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING

Two adults and an 8-year-old child are dead, and another child was wounded, in what is being called a murder-suicide at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino. San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said Cedric Anderson, 53, of Riverside, came to the school shortly before 10:30 a.m. Monday and

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