JOSHUA TREE MAN WITH KNIVES ESCORTED OFF COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CAMPUS

A Joshua Tree man was escorted off the Copper Mountain College campus by Sheriff deputies after they discovered knives in his possession. Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard said Danny Richards, 55, was in a classroom with other students about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday when he told his classmates he was “Guardian of

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REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM-7 RETURNS FROM AFGHANISTAN THIS WEEKEND

The last Marine infantry regiment in Afghanistan returns home to Twentynine Palms tomorrow. Regimental Combat Team-7 has spent the last 10 months in Helmand Province providing support to two Marine battalions, two Georgian battalions, and Afghan National Security Forces. During RCT-7’s deployment, managing editor Tami Roleff interviewed Marines weekly, and

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THUNDERSTORMS BRING FLOODING EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS, POWER OUTAGES

A powerful, slow moving thunderstorm brought rains, heavy at times, to Twentynine Palms yesterday afternoon. The storm was the most severe about 20 miles east when the storm stalled, bringing up to two inches of rain and flooding to State Route 62. The CHP closed State Route 62 east of

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DUI/DRIVER’S LICENSE CHECKPOINT IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Police Department will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint tonight. Officers will be stopping drivers at an undisclosed location in Yucca Valley between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. Drivers will be checked for signs of alcohol or drug impairment, as well as for proper licensing

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY TO FEATURE JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Six artists have been working in a residency program in Joshua Tree this summer. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says you’ll be able to view the results of their work this weekend…

This summer, six artists have been working for the seventh annual Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency. The residency program,

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EVENT TO HELP MILITARY, VETERANS, AND GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES KEEP HOMES

A free, one-day event to help active-duty military, veterans, government employees and their families stay in their homes will take place on Saturday, August 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cal State San Bernardino. Assistance will include: foreclosure prevention and mortgage options; homebuyer assistance; nonprofit support services; financial

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WEST NILE VIRUS NOW IN COUNTY, TAKE PRECAUTIONS

The West Nile Virus has been confirmed in birds and chickens in San Bernardino County, according to the Department of Public Health. A Victorville resident was hospitalized recently with West Nile Virus. The Health Department urges residents to assume that West Nile Virus is present throughout the region and should

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MORONGO CALLEY CSD APPROVES BUDGET, DEFLECTS CALTRANS CRITICISM

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report… In Morongo Valley last night the Community Services District adopted the fiscal 2013-2014 budget with Director Chuck Osborne opposed. All other actions were unanimous. And in a move to generate

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PALM SPRINGS POLICE RELEASE REPORT ON FATAL SHOOTING OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE

Palm Springs police shot Marine Cpl. Allan DeVillena six times in the upper body as he tried to drive away drunk from a parking ramp last November, according to documents obtained Tuesday by the Palm Springs Desert Sun. The report says he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18, more than

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DISCIPLINE AND CONSTRUCTION DOMINATE MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT MEET LAST NIGHT

Disciplinary policies and construction funding were features of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting last night. Z107.7 Reporter Dan Stork was there and explains…

At a workshop preceding its regular meeting, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education was briefed by Cynthia Vargas, a lawyer who

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CALTRANS HEARS FROM BOISTEROUS, OVERFLOW CROWD IN MORONGO VALLEY

Locals turned out in mass for last night’s public information meeting with Caltrans in Morongo Valley. As the 6 p.m. start time ticked ever closer, the Covington Park Multipurpose Room swelled to well over 100 people with as many or more waiting outside, all eager to share their thoughts on

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TWO ATTACKED BY DOGS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two Yucca Valley residents reported being attacked by loose dogs Monday morning. The first attack was reported at 6:43 a.m. when a man was walking near Paxton and Balsa Avenue in Yucca Valley. The man told investigators he was walking when he was confronted by two large dogs that chased

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REMARKS BY MARK NUAIMI AT AUGUST 20, 2013 COUNCIL MEETING WHEN HE WAS DISMISSED

“Mayor and council, good evening up here. I thank the Town Council and the community for the opportunity to have served as town manager for the past three years.

It’s never easy to part ways, and I completely understand why Town Council has found that a change of leadership is

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN MANAGER FIRED, TO GET SEVERENCE PACKAGE

Despite about 10 speakers urging the Yucca Valley Town Council last night to dismiss Town Manager Mark Nuaimi with cause, thereby depriving the Town Manager of a severance payment of more than $126,000, the Council dismissed Nuaimi without cause, 4 to 1. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the meeting,

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HIGHWAY 62 HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT NOW 97 PERCENT COMPLETE

The repaving project along Highway 62 from Yucca Mesa road in Yucca Valley to Bermuda Avenue in Twentynine Palms is 97 percent complete, according to a CalTrans spokeswoman. Motorists may see moving lane closures here and there, now and then, as CalTrans completes its inspection of the highway checking off

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CALTRANS TO HOLD MEETING IN MORONGO VALLEY TONIGHT

The new temporary flexible posts, called delineators, recently installed by CalTrans in the median on Highway 62 in Morongo Valley has upset many residents and drivers. CalTrans installed the delineators along a 6.3 mile stretch of the highway from Morongo Valley to Yucca Valley, with 10 left-hand turn pockets, to

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL EXPECTED TO FIRE TOWN MANAGER MARK NUAIMI TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in a mostly closed session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the meeting is all about severing ties with Town Manager Mark Nuaimi…

The severance agreement between Town Manager Mark Nuaimi and the Town Council is the sole item on the action agenda at

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN STILL ON LIFE SUPPORT

The Twentynine Palms man who was hit by a car Saturday night remains on life support, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office. Jason Harpel, 38, was walking southbound on Lear Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 9 p.m. Saturday when he was hit by Alissa Myers, 25, who was driving

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PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY NIGHT IDENTIFIED

The County Coroner’s office has identified the Yucca Valley woman who was killed Sunday night when she was struck by a vehicle on Highway 62 in Yucca Valley. Judith James, 56, was walking southbound across the highway just west of Church Street about 8:30. Jose Salazar, 42, of Moreno Valley,

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CHP TO OFFER

The CHP has an education program that targets the most accident-prone age group of drivers. Dan Stork says teen drivers can “Start Smart” this Thursday…

The California Highway Patrol is offering another free Start Smart class, at the Morongo Basin Area CHP office, on Thursday, August 22 at 6 p.m.

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