KIDNAPPING AND ASSAULT IN WONDER VALLEY

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Saturday, accused of kidnapping and assaulting his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Terrance Hodges, 39, was arguing with his girlfriend about 5 p.m. Saturday in the 81400 block of Picadilly Road over his missing wallet. His girlfriend managed to call the Sheriff’s Department

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AN ATTEMPTED MURDER IN WONDER VALLEY

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an attempted murder in Wonder Valley Thursday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick, a woman in the 81000 block of Witt Drive in Wonder Valley called 911 to report that her neighbor from the 3100 block of Shelton Road had come to her door about 1:30

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COTTONWOOD TRAILS OPEN

In time for the busy fall and holiday season, a long-closed area of Joshua Tree National Park is again open to visitors. Ranger Pam Tripp invites you to Cottonwood Spring…

Here at Joshua Tree National Park we are excited to say that trails at the Cottonwood Spring area are now

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JOSHUA SPRINGS IN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME THIS WEEKEND

Joshua Springs Lightning football will travel to Lancaster Baptist High School on Saturday night in a bid to win their sixth CIF Championship in the last eight years.

Joshua Springs (11-1), ranked No. 1 in California 8-Man football, will take on the Eagles (7-5), ranked No. 7 in California, in

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FALL VISITORS TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is a popular place this weekend. Ranger Pat Pilcher advises visitors on how to get the most out of it…

The Thanksgiving Holiday is upon us, and, the staff at Joshua Tree National Park is expecting a very busy weekend. Campgrounds will fill with climbers, hikers,

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF FRAUDULENTLY RAISING FUNDS

A Joshua Tree man is being accused of fraud after using fake pictures to claim bone cancer in a fund-raiser. Kevin Fish started the fundraiser earlier this month to raise $4,000 for what he described as his “final trip home” to Louisiana before he succumbs of cancer. Palm Springs television

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOUND MURDERED IN TENT BEHIND WAL-MART

A Yucca Valley man was found murdered in a makeshift tent behind Wal-Mart Sunday afternoon. A release from the Sheriff’s homicide detail said at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, deputies from the Yucca Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a deceased man, later identified as Jackie Singer, 58, of

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MAN KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

We have very limited information about a homicide in Yucca Valley yesterday. About 3:23 p.m., investigators were called to a location off Avalon where a man was killed. The man’s identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin. We will have more information as it becomes available.

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK INTERPRETATION DIVISION

How can visitors learn on site about Joshua Tree National Park? Ranger Pam Tripp says, that’s what the Interpretation Division does…

Every year at Joshua Tree National Park, over a million visitors come to enjoy the scenery, activities, programs, and night skies of this beautiful desert landscape. About 2/3 of

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“SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Theatre 29’s final production of 2014, “Shakespeare in Hollywood,” is a hilarious comedy-farce. It’s 1934, and Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically appeared on the Hollywood set for the filming of a big-budget feature film based on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” “Shakespeare In Hollywood” will run

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA PETITIONS DELIVERED TO YUCCA VALLEY TOWN HALL

Yucca Valley’s only medical marijuana dispensary was forced to shut down last December by a town ordinance that prohibited its operation in the town limits. Since then, residents have been trying to convince the Town Council to repeal its ban on dispensaries. Yesterday, representatives from the Alliance 4 Safe Access

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RETIREMENT BENEFITS STRAINING TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT FINANCES

Rate increases at the Twentynine Palms Water District were the topic of discussion at last night’s meeting of the Board of Directors. Water rates have not increased since 2011, and the water district does not charge ratepayers enough to fully cover the cost of its retiree health benefits and California

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL DRAWS FIRE ON NATIVE PLANT REQUIREMENTS, ADULT BUSINESSES

During a marathon four-hour meeting last night, the Yucca Valley Town Council faced a packed house and residents who were passionate about changes to the development code concerning the native plant ordinance and changes to the code that affect adult-oriented businesses. Town staff repeatedly told the council the town did

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CONGRESS MOVES TO NAME TWENTYNINE PALMS POST OFFICE FOR LATE MAC DUBE

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley introduced a bill earlier this year that was passed by the House of Representatives yesterday that would rename the post office in Twentynine Palms as the Colonel M.J. ‘Mac’ Dube United States Marine Corps Post Office Building. Before his death in April, Dube served

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN DEAD, BROTHER ACCUSED OF MURDER

A Yucca Valley man is dead, and his brother was arrested for his murder early Saturday morning. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, Jerry Zimmerle, 25, and Justin Zimmerle, 24, were fighting in the 7500 block of Palm Avenue shortly after 2:30 a.m. Saturday when Jerry Zimmerle is accused

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WHAT IS DRECP?

We’ve reported frequently on the development of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. Ranger Pam Tripp has an overview of the effort to set guidelines for the siting of energy projects…

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, a major component of California’s renewable energy planning efforts, will help provide effective

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FULLER CENTER HOUSE BEING BUILT THIS WEEKEND IN 29 PALMS

The Fuller Center will be building a house for a Twentynine Palms veteran this weekend, and the public is invited to volunteer and to watch. Bleachers will be on site for seating, and food will be available for purchase. Help needed during the day will be trash collection, running errands,

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JOSHUA TREE HOME BURNS TO THE GROUND

A Joshua Tree home burned to the ground Thursday afternoon. Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick said a resident of the home in the 63600 block of Tilford Way kept oils and paints in his bedroom; due to poor ventilation the fumes combusted just after noon. The man’s mother tried to put

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SHERIFF SEARCHING FOR MISSING 12-YEAR-OLD YUCCA VALLEY BOY

Edward Lockhart, the 12-year-old Yucca Valley boy who had been missing since 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon, has been found safe and sound and is now home. No further information on his return is available at this time.

STUDENT BRINGS MARIJUANA COOKIES TO TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

A high-school student was arrested Monday after she was found with marijuana cookies. According to a Sheriff’s report, the 15-year-old girl, who was not identified due to her age, said she found a box of cookies on the Twentynine Palms High School campus. She told the deputy that when she

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