LITTLE MOUNTAIN FIRE SOUTH OF CAL STATE SAN BERNARDINO

The 100-acre blaze dubbed the Little Mountain fire left two people with critical burn injuries, closed the 215 freeway and prompted evacuations in the hills south of Cal State San Bernardino yesterday. The evacuation orders were lifted at 6:30 p.m., and 215 was open in both directions. The blaze remained

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CORONER IDENTIFIES VICTIMS IN FRIDAY’S YUCCA VALLEY CRASH

The County Coroner’s office has identified the victims in the multi-vehicle crash that killed two people in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon. Doreen Hollingsworth, 83, of Yucca Valley, and Duane Griffin, 83, of Morongo Valley, were traveling eastbound in a silver Toyota Corolla on Highway 62 near La Honda Way about

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BREAKING NEWS: BICYCLE VERSUS CAR CRASH CLOSES ONE LANE OF SR-62

The Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation (MAIT) team is investigating a car vs. bicycle crash that occurred at about 10:45 am this (Thursday) morning. MAIT Deputy Ryan Arthurton told Z107.7 News at the scene that the bicyclist was riding in the eastbound shoulder of State Route 62 just east of Prescott,

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PORTION OF HIGHWAY 62 CLOSED IN AUGUST FOR WATER MAIN WORK

The Hi-Desert Water District will be replacing a water main on Highway 62 this month. The far right eastbound lane will be closed between Camino del Cielo and Kickapoo Trail from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays until August 31.

VICTIM IDENTIFIED IN TUESDAY’S FATAL PEDESTRIAN CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY

The driver of the car that hit and killed a pedestrian in Yucca Valley yesterday never saw the victim until he was on his windshield, according to the Sheriff’s deputy who investigated the accident. Deputy Ryan Arthurton said Bruce Ball, 67, of Yucca Valley, was crossing Highway 62 near Barberry

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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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A REMINDER, ROADWORK ON THE YUCCA GRADE STARTS TODAY

This reminder, major roadwork on the Yucca grade starts today. CalTrans will replace the temporary delineators with permanent raised curb medians between East Drive and Yucca Park Road. In addition, the highway will be restriped for left-turn lanes, and a traffic signal will be added at Bella Vista Drive. Eastbound

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ROAD WORK ON THE MORONGO GRADE AND STATE ROUTE  247 THIS WEEK

The California Department of Transportation will be performing road work on the Morongo Grade, and on State Route 247 all this week. Caltrans will be repairing guardrails on the Morongo Grade from the county line to Indian Canyon Avenue today through this Thursday, June 15, from 9 until 3. In

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ROAD WORK IN THE MORONGO BASIN THIS WEEK

The California Department of Transportation will be performing road work on the Morongo Grade, and on State Route 247 all this week. Caltrans will be repairing guardrails on the Morongo Grade from the county line to Indian Canyon Avenue today through next Monday, June 12, from 9 until 3. In

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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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FIVE INJURED IN TWO RELATED CRASHES IN MORONGO VALLEY

Five people were injured in two related crashes in Morongo Valley Saturday afternoon. Shortly before noon, James Foreman, 53, of Joshua Tree, was driving a 2009 Nissan Versa westbound on Highway 62 when for unknown reasons, he lost control of his car going down the Morongo Grade. The car traveled

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STRIPING OF DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE STARTS THIS WEEK

Caltrans began striping Highway 62 in downtown Joshua Tree this morning. The striping project, which will provide striped islands, diagonal parking areas, and bicycle lanes, will take place 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, May 22, through Thursday, May 25. Traffic control will be in place. Motorists are advised to

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MAN ESCAPES INJURY IN ROLL-OVER CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY WEDNESDAY

A Joshua Tree man escaped serious injury when his pick-up truck rolled over in Morongo Valley Wednesday afternoon. Morongo Valley Fire Department Captain Jeff Rarey said the man was driving eastbound on Highway 62 when he fell asleep at the wheel about 4:19 p.m. The truck drifted over to the

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CALTRANS WORKING ON OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD TOMORROW

CalTrans will be performing utility work on Old Woman Springs Road in Yucca Valley Tuesday, May 9. Be prepared for one-way lane closures between Buena Suerte Road and San Juan Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watch for road workers and slow down.

CALTRANS ROAD WORK TO CLOSE EASTBOUND I-10 ON RAMP

CalTrans will be performing some road work in our area next week. The on-ramp from Highway 62 to eastbound Interstate 10 is scheduled to be closed from 7 p.m. today through midnight, Friday, May 5 for bridge and electrical work. Motorists traveling downhill on SR 62 who want to travel

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COUNTY CHIP SEALING LOCAL ROADS FOR THE NEXT 3-4 WEEKS

Beginning today and for the next three to four weeks, the County Department of Public Works will be fortifying some of our roads with a chip seal process. Roads in Joshua Tree, Landers, the Mesa, Morongo Valley, and in and around Pioneertown will be affected with work beginning at 8

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HIGHWAY 62 ON-RAMP TO EASTBOUND I-10 CLOSED TODAY

CalTrans will be performing shoulder work on the westbound Highway 62 connector to westbound Interstate 10 today, from 7 to 3. The Interstate on-ramp will be closed during construction.

EXPECT HEAVY I-10 TRAFFIC DELAYS THIS WEEKEND AND MONDAY

Caltrans is advising motorists to expect heavy traffic delays this weekend due to the Coachella music festival in Indio. Traffic delays are expected on Interstate 10 from Beaumont to Indio from Friday, April 21, through Monday, April 24. Motorists are urged to avoid traveling I-10 Friday through Monday night. If

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HIGHWAY 62 ROAD WORK AND LANE CLOSURES THIS WEEK EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

Road work and lane closures will continue this week on State Route 62 east of Twentynine Palms The Caltrans maintenance crews will continue crack sealing the pavement on State Route 62 between Vidal Junction and Earp today Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22. They will be crack sealing a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROAD TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, UTAH TRAIL, CLOSED FOR PAVING

If you’re planning on going to Joshua Tree National Park through the Twentynine Palms entrance today (Thursday, March 9), you better make other plans. The city of Twentynine Palms is paving Utah Trail from 29 Palms Highway to the park’s entrance gate today, and the road will be closed until

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