SUV ROLLOVER SHOWS SEAT BELT VALUE

A man who was not wearing his seatbelt suffered major injuries when he was ejected from the vehicle he was riding in during a crash Thursday evening. According to the California Highway Patrol, Toa Solomona, 40, of Twentynine Palms, was driving a 2004 Ford F150 4-door pick-up truck in the

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MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN NAMED DESERT HOT SPRINGS CHIEF

The captain of the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station will be leaving to become chief of police of the Desert Hot Springs police department. Dale Mondary, who has been with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for 24 years, said his last day with the Sheriff’s Department will be June 12.

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WIND ADVISORY ISSUED FOR THE MORONGO BASIN

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Morongo Basin from 2 p.m. this afternoon to 10 p.m. Winds will be south to southwest winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph. Winds will increase early this afternoon and will be strongest

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SUPERVISORS NIX LANDERS SOLAR PROJECT

The County Board of Supervisors reversed a planning commission decision that would have allowed a photovoltaic project in Landers to go forward. Reporter Dan Stork says the vote was split… At its Tuesday meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors upheld a community appeal of a planning commission decision

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SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR TO BE RELEASED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A man designated by the county as a “sexually violent predator” has been released from custody and will be living in Yucca Valley. Richard Murillo, 75, was convicted of indecent exposure and lewd acts with three children under the age of 14 in 1994, and served five years in state

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LANDERS SOLAR APPEAL IN FRONT OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TOMORROW

The disputed solar project in Landers reaches the County Board of Supervisors tomorrow. Local residents can weigh-in with their opinions from the county building in Joshua Tree. At the Tuesday May 5 meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will consider an appeal by the Landers Community Association of

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HISTORIC SITES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is rich with history. Ranger Pam Tripp says it needs to be protected…

Here at Joshua Tree NP there are numerous historic sites near trails, roads, and campgrounds Places such as Ryan Ranch, Wonderland Ranch, and other remnants of homesteading and mining are visible and reachable

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THIRD ANNUAL EXTRAVAGANZA AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SATURDAY

Make plans to support the talented and hard-working students of Yucca Valley High School this Saturday. Reporter Diana Medley invites you to the third annual extravaganza…

The Yucca Valley High School will present its Third Annual Extravaganza, an event designed to showcase the talents of the visual and performing arts

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WOMAN STARTS FURNITURE ON FIRE, BURNS YUCCA VALLEY HOME

Arson is the cause of a fire in a Yucca Valley home early this morning. According to County Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, and CalFire received multiple calls of a house fire in the 7500 block of Cherokee Trail just after 2 a.m.

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INITIATIVE PETITION STARTED FOR HALF-PERCENT SALES TAX FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER SYSTEM

A committee of Yucca Valley residents has started an initiative petition for a half-percent sales tax that would be used to reduce the costs associated with the proposed sewer project. The initiative proponents-Lori Herbel, Sabrina Peukert, and Nancy Haynych-say that the half-percent sales tax would generate $80 million over 30

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HIGH-SPEED MOTORCYCLE CHASE ENDS WITH ARREST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE

A high speed chase through Twentynine Palms Tuesday morning, with speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, ended with the arrest of a Twentynine Palms Marine. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 8:19, Deputy Wayne Greer attempted to stop a motorcycle rider in Twentynine Palms traveling westbound on Indian

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MENTAL HEALTH WORKER STABBED IN THE NECK WITH A PEN AT YUCCA VALLEY WALK-IN

A Yucca Valley girl was arrested early Sunday morning after she stabbed a nurse at mental health walk-in clinic in Yucca Valley. The 17-year-old girl, whose name was not released by the Sheriff’s Department, told the deputy she went to the Crisis Walk-In Center in the 55400 block of Santa

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FOUR INJURED IN HEAD-ON CRASH EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

Four people were hospitalized following a head-on crash east of Twentynine Palms Sunday afternoon. Two cars—a 2006 silver Toyota Camry, driven by William Bruns, 57, of Long Beach, and a 2014 white Nissan Maxima driven by Paola Gonzalez, 23, of Moreno Valley—crashed head-on near Iron Age Road and Highway 62

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TIPS FOR RIDING HORSES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is not just for hikers, rock climbers, and visitors driving through. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says some visitors see the park from the back of a horse…

Horseback riding is a popular way to experience Joshua Tree National Park for those who have horses. Two hundred

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ARMY VETERAN BIKING TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA STOPS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 55-year-old Army veteran stopped in Twentynine Palms this week on his way to a job in northern California. Bob Trout and his service dog, Maggie, left his home in March, in Tempe Arizona, and are traveling to Humboldt County by bicycle, with a little trailer for Maggie. Trout is

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1.6 MILLION VISITORS SPENT $74 MILLION WHEN THEY VISITED JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK LAST YEAR

Nearly 1.6 million visitors came to Joshua Tree National Park in 2014, and visitor numbers have been steadily increasing for the last 8 months, according to a report released yesterday by the National Park Service. While the percentage of increases in visitors in July and August 2014 were in the

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ACCUSED MURDERER PLEADS NOT GUILTY YESTERDAY

Accused murderer Christopher Lee was in court again yesterday, pleading not guilty to charges that he killed his lover, 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms last June. Lee was formally arraigned on the murder charges three weeks ago, and yesterday’s court appearance was a formality for him to plead not

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THREE PEOPLE HOSPITALIZED FOLLOWING TWO-VEHICLE CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE LAST NIGHT

Three people were seriously injured in a head-on collision in Joshua Tree Tuesday night. According to the California Highway Patrol, Raymond Robles, 31, of Yucca Valley, was driving a 1998 red Mercury in the number 1, or fast lane, of eastbound Highway 62 about 8:30 p.m. when he crossed over

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COUNTY SETTLES QUICKLY WITH BEATING VICTIM

A man who was beaten by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies has already settled with the Board of Supervisors. In order to avoid litigation expenses, the San Bernardino County Supervisors reached an agreement with Francis Pusock, 30, who was beaten by at least 10 Sheriff’s deputies April 9 in the

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EXPECT NOISE FROM MARINE BASE AS EXPLOSIVE ORDINANCE IS DISPOSED

They call it the sound of freedom. Residents around the Morongo Basin can expect some louder-than-usual noise Wednesday, April 22, as Marines training in explosive ordnance disposal will detonate bombs and other explosive devices. Ammunition technician Marines will be taking part in their annual Emergency Destruction Training on board the

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