WONDER VALLEY MAN SHOOTS OFF TOE WITH SHOTGUN

A Wonder Valley man shot off his little toe with a shotgun Monday night while checking his property for intruders. The man, who was identified by Twentynine Palms firefighters only as being in his late 20s or early 30s, was driven to the Twentynine Palms fire station by his girlfriend

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WONDER VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED ON WARRANT

A Wonder Valley woman suspected of forgery was arrested on a warrant Saturday. According to a Sheriff’s press release, when deputies arrived at a home in the 76300 block of Raymond Drive about 8:20 with a warrant to arrest Teala Campbell, 29, a woman matching Campbell’s description looked out the

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HALF A WATER TANK REPORTED STOLEN IN WONDER VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of half of a water tank in Wonder Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man in the 87800 block of Amboy Road was notified that a water tank at his abandoned property had been cut in half, and the missing half was

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WONDER VALLEY SQUATTER ATTEMPTS TO RUN OVER MAN, ARRESTED

A Wonder Valley man who was squatting at a home was arrested Saturday after he tried to run over a man. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man went to check on a friend’s home in the 2500 block of Marks Road in Wonder Valley about noon Saturday when he

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WONDER VALLEY MEETING OUTLINES PAID-CALL FIRE PROGRAM

Wonder Valley residents will have an opportunity to learn more about fire and paramedic services at a meeting Saturday, January 23, at 10 a.m. James Brakebill, of the Copper Mountain College Fire Technology Program, will speak about the paid-call firefighter program, and ambulance and paramedic services. The meeting will be

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PART 3 OF 4 IN OUR LOOK BACK AT NEWS STORIES OF 2015

We continue our special series looking back on the biggest Z107.7 News stories of 2015. Today, in part 3 of 4, the Twentynine Palms, Morongo Valley, and Wonder Valley fire departments were also in the news this year. In Twentynine Palms, after years of trying—and failing—to get residents to approve

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A DOSE OF REALITY AT WONDER VALLEY FIRE MEETING

The topic of fire protection service in Wonder Valley swept community consciousness this fall when residents learned that the fire district operating there for about $35 per parcel annually has become unsustainable and that charges even 10 times that might not eve be sufficient. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says Saturday’s

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MAN ATTACKED, SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WONDER VALLEY DOG ATTACK

A man was seriously injured when a pack of dogs attacked him in Wonder Valley Wednesday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man was walking near Barbara Lane and Valle Vista Road about 7 p.m. when three to five dogs attacked and mauled him. The man suffered severe injuries

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WONDER VALLEY FIRE TAX MEETING THIS SATURDAY

The community of Wonder Valley east of Twentynine Palms is part of San Bernardino County fire protection services, but tax revenues received are not nearly enough to cover the costs associated with either a two- or three-person fire crew at the Wonder Valley fire station. A county division chief will

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR MUSIC VIDEO FILMING IN WONDER VALLEY NEXT WEEK

A Los Angles-based film company is looking for locals to appear in three music videos. Unpaid volunteers are sought to play patrons in a bar for videos featuring the crooner John Isaac Watters. Director Tony Nikolchev is looking for men and women, 30 years and older up to senior citizens

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WARMING FIRE IGNITES WONDER VALLEY CABIN

Firefighters were called to what was thought to be a structure fire in Wonder Valley early Saturday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 6 a.m., a man who lived in a homestead cabin in the 7500 block of Pinto Mountain Road made a fire near the door, inside his

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DALE BASIN WELL OWNERS MEET SUNDAY

The Dale Basin Well Owner’s Association will hold its bi-annual meeting Sunday, November 1, at 4 p.m. at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road in Twentynine Palms. On the agenda is a discussion of current water issues, a review of the bylaws, (bring your copy of the bylaws

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FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD GIVEAWAY LOCALLY MONDAY

The third Monday of September is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places…

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

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MEET YOUR MAC, TODAY THERESA SITZ

The members of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council are not elected, but are appointed by the District Supervisor. Since they hadn’t been subject to voter scrutiny, we thought Morongo Basin residents should know something about the people representing the unincorporated areas of the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork asked

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MOTORCYCLE RIDER INJURED IN CRASH IN WONDER VALLEY SUNDAY

About 5:45 p.m. Sunday, a female motorcycle rider crashed her bike on Ironage Road in Wonder Valley. Stacy Smalling, 37, of Yucaipa, was riding her Yamaha motorcycle northbound on Ironage Road at 30 to 35 miles per hour when she hit a patch of soft sand and lost control. She

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD TO BE DISTRIBUTED THIS MONDAY

The third Monday of June is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places…

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

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WONDER VALLEY MAN HELD AFTER ATTACKING HIS SON AND DAUGHTER

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Wednesday after he attacked his son and daughter. According to a Sheriff’s report, Steven Harwood, 43, of the 76600 block of Foley Drive, had been drinking and got into an argument with his teenage-age children about 8:30 p.m. The report states that he punched

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WONDER VALLEY MAN HELD AFTER THREATS

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Saturday morning, accused of threatening to kill a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, Randy Vessells, 46, was arguing with a woman in the 81400 block of Star Lane in Wonder Valley, over whether he had stolen items from her. The report states Vessells

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of May is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, May

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COPPER THIEVES KNOCK OUT LOCAL TELEVISION SERVICE

Morongo Basin residents who use the county’s over-the-air television service can thank copper thieves for knocking out their service last week. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us more… It rarely snows in Twentynine Palms and Wonder Valley, but for folks who rely on an aerial antenna and converter box to receive

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