ROTARY CLUBS FOOD DRIVE

In an effort that reaches out to all the communities of the Morongo basin, four Rotary Clubs are working together to help replenish our area’s food banks. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to help…….

The four Rotary Clubs of the Morongo Basin have banded together to have a huge

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TWO KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH

Two people were killed in Yucca Valley Thursday afternoon when their SUV was broadsided on Yucca Trail. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Greer, at 1:09 p.m., a 1984 red Bronco was traveling northbound on Warren Vista and was creeping into the intersection when it was broadsided on the passenger side

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***BREAKING NEWS*** TWO KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH

Two people were killed in Yucca Valley this afternoon when their SUV was broadsided on Yucca Trail. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Greer, at 1:09 p.m., a red Bronco was traveling northbound on Warren Vista and was creeping into the intersection when it was broadsided by a black Cherokee, traveling westbound

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QUESTIONS ABOUT ENDORSEMENTS IN SHERIFF MCMAHON’S CAMPAIGN

A 17-page list of personal endorsements for the campaign of John McMahon for San Bernardino County Sheriff was removed from the campaign’s website after questions were raised by Z107.7 News. In doing campaign research yesterday morning, I saw that my name and my wife’s name were listed as endorsers. Not

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN KILLED IN TRAGIC TRACTOR ACCIDENT

A Morongo Valley man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a tragic freak tractor accident. At 3:28 p.m., William Wesley Wire, 61, was driving a construction-type tractor on his property in the 8500 Block of Rose Eden Drive, near Altadena, when the tractor hit a bump, and Wire fell off. The

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SCHOOL BOARD WITH A BUSY SESSION TONIGHT

A lengthy agenda faces the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education tonight. Reporter Dan Stork lists the topics…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets off to an early start in its February 4 with a 5 p.m. closed session devoted to student discipline issues, bargaining with

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MARIAH MUCHTAR NAMED MISS YUCCA VALLEY IN SATURDAY PAGEANT

The 47th Miss Yucca Valley Pageant was held Saturday night featuring 10 high school junior candidates. Yucca Valley High School student Mariah Muchtar was named Miss Yucca Valley 2014 and received the sash and crown from the 2013 Miss Yucca Valley Kelli King. The court will consist of 1st Princess,

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THE LEGEND OF THE FAN PALM

A distinctive desert feature offers shade and food and building materials. Ranger Pat Pilcher recounts the legend of the fan palm…

The California Fan Palm is a familiar sight at Joshua Tree National Park. This palm, the only native palm in California, grows at five different sites in the Park.

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SHOOTING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

One man is in custody for attempted murder after shooting another man at a carwash in Twentynine Palms Friday morning.

According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, the victim, who has only been identified as a Hispanic male from Twentynine Palms, was washing his GMC Yukon in the self-service carwash

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MAN SHOT AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CARWASH FRIDAY MORNING

 

A man was shot at least two times Friday morning at a self-service carwash at the corner of Calle Todd and Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms. A witness told Z107.7 News that he heard an argument about 9:40, and then two quick shots. The victim was described only as

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CORONER ID’S TWENTYNINE PALMS MURDER VICTIM

The Coroner’s Department has released the name of the man who was killed in a shooting Monday night in Twentynine Palms. Wayne Kerr, 55, was arguing with Raymond Burney, 51, in the 6300 block of Palmview Avenue about 9:40 p.m. when Burney pulled out a gun and shot Kerr in

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MAN SHOT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A man described only as being in his mid 30s was shot multiple times at 9:40 Friday morning at Calle Todd and Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms. He was taken by Morongo Basin Ambulance to DesertHospital in Palm Springs.

MURDER SUSPECT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS WAS AN EARLY-RELEASE PRISONER

The suspect in the murder of a Twentynine Palms man Monday night had been released from prison early and was on probation under California’s prison realignment plan, known as AB109. Police suspect Raymond Burney, 51, of Twentynine Palms, of shooting and killing a still-unidentified Twentynine Palms man about 9:40 Monday

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LOCAL TEACHER A FINALIST FOR CALIFORNIA TEACHER OF THE YEAR

A Twentynine Palms High School teacher was honored last week with 10 other teachers as a finalist for 2014 California Teacher of the Year for Region 10. Donna Petre was nominated for her work with students with severe disabilities at Twentynine Palms High School. She coordinates the efforts of many

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AN ARREST IN A TWENTYNINE PALMS MURDER

A Twentynine Palms man has been arrested in the shooting death of another Twentynine Palms man Monday night. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies responded to a call of shots fired at an apartment in the 6300 block of Palm View Avenue at 9:43 p.m. When they arrived, they

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ONE DEAD, ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER A SHOOTING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS LAST NIGHT

One man is dead and another in custody after a shooting in Twentynine Palms last night. Early information is that deputies were called to a report of gunshots in the 6300 block of Palm View at about 9:45. They arrived to find the body of a man, described only as

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NEIGHBORS HELP 91-YEAR-OLD ESCAPE LANDERS FIRE

Neighbors helped a 91-year-old man escape from his home after his garage caught fire and flames spread to the house in Landers Saturday. County Fire said the two-car, detached garage in the 60000 block of Mitch Lane was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived after being dispatched around 5:45

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“SNOWBIRDS” IN THE NATIONAL PARK

While much of the nation suffers nasty winter weather, a wise species of wildlife flocks to our neighborhood. Ranger Pam Tripp welcomes the snowbirds…

The Snowbird is a common winter migrant easily recognized by its lightly covered, bright colored plumage. Traveling in well-appointed nests, they usually arrive in early January

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DISCOVERY DAY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will be hosting a stargazing Discovery Night Saturday, January 25. Two comets will be visible to those who are able to stay awake until 4 a.m. A full agenda for the evening is posted on the observatory’s website, skysthelimit29.org. The public is welcome

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY, 9 OTHERS, NAMED IN DEVELOPERS LAWSUIT

A development company filed a lawsuit against the Town of Yucca Valley and nine other defendants last week, alleging, among other things, that the Town is requiring it to make improvements that it contends should have been made by the developer from whom it bought the property. According to the

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