FIVE ARRESTED AT DRUG LAB IN LANDERS

Five men were arrested Sunday morning, accused of operating a THC extraction drug lab. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies from the Morongo Basin station served a search warrant on a home in the 60200 block of Stearman Road in Landers shortly before noon Sunday. At the home, the

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2014 SETS NEW RECORD FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VISITATION

A new National Park Service report shows that nearly 1.6 million people visited Joshua Tree National Park in 2014, up from 1.4 million in 2013. Park Superintendent David Smith said, “Joshua Tree has evolved from a fall-through-spring park, to a year-round destination.” Over 180,000 people visited the park in December,

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SLOW JAMS ON Z107.7 TONIGHT

With the start of a new year comes new programming to Z107.7. Reporter Sara Snyder says late-night listeners will be treated to music for loving… Smooth and sexy, old and new R&B love songs can be heard five nights a week in a new program on Z107.7, Slow Jams. Monday

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY MEN ARRESTED FOR VANDALISM AT YUCCA VALLEY CAR DEALERSHIP

Two Yucca Valley men have been arrested for causing nearly $50,000 in damages to cars at a car dealership. According to a Sheriff’s press release, on November 26, the general manager of the Yucca Valley Ford dealership reported that someone had thrown rocks at new and used vehicles on the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY, WILL HOLD HEARING ON UNDERGROUNDING UTILITIES

The Twentynine Palms City council will meet in a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. this Monday, January 12; note the change of day from Tuesday to Monday for this meeting. After an award to the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball team for participation in the Cash for Trash program,

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COUNTY FIRE SPEAKS TO LATE DISCOVERY OF JOSHUA TREE FIRE VICTIM

The discovery of a charred body Monday in the rubble of a burned out house in Joshua Tree has raised questions of how the County Fire Department missed it following the fire seven weeks ago. According to County Fire Department Public Information Officer Tracy Martinez, when fire fighters arrived at

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ACCUSED KILLER OF ERIN CORWIN IN COURT, DEATH PENALTY STILL CONSIDERED

Wearing handcuffs and an extra-large green jumpsuit, Christopher Lee made another appearance in Joshua Tree Superior Court Tuesday morning. His time before Judge Rodney Cortez was short—just long enough for his attorney to request a date in March for a preliminary hearing. Prosecutor Sean Daugherty told the judge the district

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MISSING JOSHUA TREE MAN FOUND

A man who’s been missing since a November 23 fire at his residence in Joshua Tree is believed to have been found dead in his burned out home. According to a Sheriff’s report, workers cleaning up the fire debris at the home of David Frowery in the 63000 block of

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LUCERNE VALLEY MAN KILLED WALKING ACROSS S.R. 247 LAST NIGHT

A Lucerne Valley man was killed last night walking across State Route 247, Old Woman Springs Road. According to the County Coroner, at 6:43 p.m. Sunday, 69-year-old Lucerne resident Alfred Moreau was walking across Old Woman Springs Road when he was struck by a vehicle. Moreau was transported to an

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MORE NEW LAWS FOR 2015

School districts that gather information about students from social media can only collect information that is directly related to school or student safety. The information must be destroyed when the student turns 18 or leaves the school district. The Department of Motor Vehicles must provide a free identification card to

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MORE NEW LAWS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1

One new law that took effect January 1 is good news for military families stationed in California. Military spouses and domestic partners who are licensed to practice their profession in other states will be able to get a 12-month temporary license to practice in California when their spouses are stationed

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LEGAL BATTLE OVER EAGLE MOUNTAIN IS OVER

A 28-year legal battle over the use of the former Kaiser Eagle Mountain Iron Mine property is over. United States District Judge Robert Timlin ruled December 18 that the 2,846 acres of land be returned to the public, setting aside a planned land exchange and any further development plans for

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CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS

AS OF 12:30 PM 12/31/14

Both grades are open.

Highway 247 will be closed intermittently throughout the day from Buena Vista to Highway 62 while Caltrans applies cinders.

WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER BASEBALL BAT ATTACK IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Saturday after her neighbors said she attacked them with a baseball bat. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 2:30 Saturday afternoon, Kristen O’Conner, 30, of the 61500 block of Valley View Drive in Joshua Tree, was arguing with her neighbors. The neighbors told deputies

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN REPORTED MISSING FRIDAY FOUND IN TEXAS SATURDAY

A Yucca Valley man who went for a haircut Friday afternoon, only to find the cosmetology school closed, continued driving east, for another 900 miles. Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost said about 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dean Abney, 85, of the 54900 block of Martinez Trail, told his wife he was going

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OFFICERS

The Board of Directors for the non-profit Community Theatre organization, Theatre 29 elected new officers and Board Members for 2015. Here’s entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely with the specifics… New officers have been elected for the Board of Directors at Theatre 29. In reorganizing the Executive Board for 2015, the board

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CRITICAL MISSING PERSON IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in searching for a critical missing person. Dean Abney, 85, left his home 54900 block of Martinez Trail about 3:30 p.m. Friday in Yucca Valley to get a haircut at Elite Cosmetology School, also in Yucca Valley. When he did not

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MORE ON THE CHARITY THAT GAVE A YUCCA VALLEY GIRL HER BEST CHRISTMAS EVER

On Tuesday, a Yucca Mesa girl was granted the best Christmas ever by the only law-enforcement-based charity in Southern California. The Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation grants the wishes of seriously ill children in the Inland empire from Temecula to Twentynine Palms, Riverside to the Coachella Valley. Wishes granted in the

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING NUMEROUS BURGLARIES

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted burglary at a Yucca Valley bank Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a burglar tried to retrieve night deposit bags from the drop box by using rodent glue trap tied to a string. The bank manager told investigators it appears nothing is missing

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YUCCA VALLEY ELKS LODGE STATUE STOLEN, RECOVERED IN RANCHO CUCAMONGA

Three men were arrested last week following an investigation into the theft of large plaques and bronze statues—including the elk from the Yucca Valley Elks lodge—over the last several months. According to a Rancho Cucamonga police press release, deputies served a search warrant on homes in Claremont and Rancho Cucamonga

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