HELICOPTER RESCUES ONE OF TWO MEN WITH VEHICLE STUCK IN SAND IN WONDER VALLEY

A missing person’s report Wednesday led to the rescue of two men who had gotten their vehicle stuck in the sand in Wonder Valley. Deputies were called to the 80500 block of Amboy Road about 8:20 p.m. for a report of missing persons, where they learned that a father and

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WONDER VALLEY COMMUNITY MEETING TOMORROW

Following a three-month hiatus, Wonder Valley’s community meeting returns. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on tomorrow’s agenda … The monthly Wonder Valley community meetings pick back up tomorrow, September 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road. Among items on the

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin

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SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES KEPT VERY BUSY MONDAY

From a shot-out window to stolen ceramic yard art, Sheriff’s deputies were busy Monday. In Twentynine Palms, about 7 a.m., a resident in the 6300 block of Desert Queen Avenue called to report he was woken up by the sound of a loud pop. When he got up to investigate,

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER WONDER VALLEY STORAGE CONTAINER BURGLARY

Two Wonder Valley men were arrested Wednesday morning, accused of burglarizing a storage container. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses interrupted two men, later identified as Randell Vessells, 48, and Justyn Holsclaw, 20, who had broken a lock on the storage container in the 4000 block of Steeg Road in

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET, SEVERAL ITEMS AFFECT OUR MORONGO BASIN

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…

Supervisors will likely approve agenda item 30 which would pay a San Diego firm $135,000 to $150,000 to

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EXTREME HEAT CONTINUES, COOLING CENTERS OPEN

The extreme heat warning has been extended until 9 p.m. Monday, but there are cooling centers where residents can get out of the heat. In Yucca Valley, the Hi-Desert Nature Center is open Saturday 10 to 5. In Twentynine Palms, the Senior Center on Adobe Road is a cooling center

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EXTREME HEAT WARNING: COOLING CENTERS AVAILABLE

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from Saturday through Wednesday, June 21, (and possibly even farther into next week), with the hottest days expected to be Monday through Wednesday. Temperatures on Tuesday are expected to reach up to 112 degrees in Yucca Valley and 120 degrees

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COUNTY SAYS WONDER VALLEY FIRE STATION WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR NOW

The County will be keeping the Wonder Valley Fire station open, for now. Wonder Valley MAC representative Teresa Sitz posted Tuesday evening that she had been contacted by San Bernardino County Assistant Fire Chief Tom Marshall who told her, “Today the fire budget was approved and (Wonder Valley) station 45

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS THAT MOST LOCAL FIRE STATIONS WILL REMAIN OPEN

Despite the light agenda, lots came out of last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC. Reporter David Haldane was there and offers this report… Rumors regarding the potential closure of several desert fire stations contain a grain of truth. But it’s only a grain. That according to Battalion Chief

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS FELONS ARRESTED WITH GUNS AND AMMO

Two Twentynine Palms men, who are convicted felons, were arrested Sunday after they were found with guns and ammunition. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 1 p.m., deputies were called to an area north of Pinto Mountain in Wonder Valley for reports of shots fired. Deputies saw a Nissan Frontier

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CITIZEN SCIENCE PRESENTATION IN WONDER VALLEY TOMORROW

In Wonder Valley, the regular second Saturday community meeting that would have taken place tomorrow has been postponed, but there is still an afternoon presentation many will find worthwhile.

“Citizen Science for Everyone” is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road. Everyone is

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FIREFIGHTERS UNION SAY TWENTYNINE PALMS COVERAGE AFFECTED IF WONDER VALLEY CLOSES

The union that represents county firefighters is concerned about preliminary plans to close the Wonder Valley Fire Station while the Ludlow station remains unmanned. Firefighters Local 935 President Jim Grigoli said the current proposed county budget would see Wonder Valley close, leaving Twentynine Palms covered by a single fire engine

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HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP THIS FRIDAY

The summer heat is already upon us; do you need help paying for cooling costs? The Home Energy Assistance Program is holding a workshop, and reporter Eric Knabe has the details… Do you need financial assistance to pay for your cooling or heating costs? Drop into the FREE Home Energy

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FIRE DESTROYS MOTORHOME AND VEHICLE IN WONDER VALLEY

A resident living in his motor home while building a permanent home in Wonder Valley will have to find another place to live following a fire Sunday. According to County Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters were called to the 83600 block of Amboy Road at 1 p.m. where they found

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WONDER VALLEY COMMUNITY MEETING TOMORROW

Wonder Valley’s once-a-month community meeting is tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this preview … The monthly Wonder Valley Community Meeting takes place tomorrow, May 6 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road. On the agenda is a presentation on a recent structure fire.

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PERMACULTURE WORKSHOP SATURDAY IN WONDER VALLEY

Permaculture combines art and science to develop agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this for those who want to learn more…

The public is invited to a community workshop, “Permaculture in the Mojave” with Dr. Tim DeLorey. The workshop takes place this Saturday from

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CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION FOR DALE BASIN WELL OWNERS ASSOCIATION

The Dale Basin Well Owners Association meets 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Godwin Christian Fellowship Church, 6389 Godwin Road, in Wonder Valley. Note the change of location. There will be an update on the state of water and wells in Wonder Valley, an update on the Cadiz project,

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WONDER VALLEY TO HONOR THE LATE JACK MCONAHA

The community of Wonder Valley will remember former Fire Chief Jack McConaha, from noon until 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 29. There will be a potluck from noon until 2 p.m. Musicians Bill and Bob will perform live. The short film “Riding Shotgun with Jack McConaha,” by local filmmaker Nick

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WONDER VALLEY HOMESTEAD CABIN TOTAL LOSS IN FIRE MONDAY

An abandoned homestead cabin in Wonder Valley is a total loss following a fire Monday evening. Firefighters from Wonder Valley, Twentynine Palms, and the Combat Center were called to the small cabin at Schooler Road and Raymond Drive just after 7:30 p.m. County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said smoke

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