JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED TWICE IN ONE DAY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested twice in less than 24 hours Friday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Daniel Palmer, 24, was driving 20 miles per hour in a 40 mph zone on Highway 62 near Bannock Trail just after midnight Friday when a deputy spotted and recognized him. The

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HIGHWAY SAFETY PROJECT BEGINS TODAY IN MORONGO VALLEY

Due to the increased number of highway fatalities between Morongo Valley and Yucca Valley, CalTrans is beginning an emergency project to place flexible post pavement markers along the median, and restripe the median, of Highway 62 between Pioneer Drive/ East Drive and Fairway Drive. All this week, east- and westbound

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MOUNTAIN FIRE STILL NOT FULLY CONTAINED

The Mountain Fire, which firefighters expected to be contained by Wednesday of last week, is still not fully contained. The fire was first reported the afternoon of July 15, east of Idyllwild, and has burned more than 27,500 acres. It was started by an electrical equipment failure on private property

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SOLAR CARS ARRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY

Make a point to be at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms this afternoon. The fascinating and hi-tech solar car challenge is coming to the City. News director Gary Daigneault explains… Fourteen high school teams will be arriving in Twentynine Palms in their solar-powered cars today. The teams, from as far

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YUCCA VALLEY’S NEW TRAFFIC SIGNALS EXPLAINED

The new traffic signals in Yucca Valley are the talk of the town, and not necessarily in a good way. Six years ago, the environmental impact report for the new Super Walmart required Walmart to install stop lights at the intersection of Inca and Highway 62, and at Yucca Trail

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MORONGO VALLEY HIGHWAY SAFETY PROJECT

CALTRANS is starting an emergency project to place flexible post delineators (pavement markers) along median of State Route 62 (SR 62) between Pioneer Drive/ East Drive and Fairway Drive, in Morongo Valley. The project will place class 1 delineators and restripe the median. The scope of the work includes moving

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PHAT CAT SWINGERS AT YV SUMMER CONCERT

Bring your family and friends down to the Yucca Valley Community Center ball field tonight to enjoy the free Summer Music Festival, sponsored by Yucca Valley Ford, Yucca Valley Chrysler Center, and Z107.7. Chanda-Lyn Fraschetti has the details… Come enjoy a swinging good time and listen to the music of

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WORK SET TO START SOON AT YUCCA VALLEY GOLF COURSE

After a lot of time and effort, the former Blue Skies Country Club in Yucca Valley is finally on the road to restoration. Managing editor Tami Roleff says early paperwork has been filed with the planning Department… Owners of the former Blue Skies Golf Course in Yucca Valley submitted grading

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LARGE MARIJUANA FARM BUSTED IN LUCERNE VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team raided an illegal marijuana farm in Lucerne Valley Wednesday. Investigators served a search warrant on a home in the 10200 block of Baker Street where they found a large marijuana cultivation on the five-acre property. The marijuana plants were growing within an area enclosed with

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MOUNTAIN FIRE CONTAINMENT EXPECTED TODAY, CAUSE RELEASED

Fire investigators say the Mountain Fire was caused by electrical equipment failure on private property, a nearly 20-acre parcel of land along Highway 243 in Mountain Center owned by Tarek M. Al-Shawaf, of Saudi Arabia. Because a fire originated on a property does not mean the owner was involved. The

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JOSHUA TREE HOME BURNS AGAIN

A Joshua Tree home that was saved in a fire in March, burned to the slab in another fire early this morning. About 4 a.m., firefighters from the Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Yucca Mesa fire stations were called to a fire in the 60900 block of Prescott Trail. The

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CONGRESSMAN COOK INVESTIGATES CADIZ WATER PROJECT

Representative Paul Cook wants the Federal government to take a close look at the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery, and Storage Project, which would ship water from desert aquifers to Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Reporter Dan Stork tells what Cook has asked for… In a June 12th letter, Representative

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SLURRY SEAL IN YUCCA VALLEY: WHERE TODAY AND TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley’s slurry seal street maintenance project schedule has been modified. Today’s work will be done on: Sunnyslope Drive, from La Contenta to End; Palomar Avenue from Ute Trail to Yucca Trail; Palomar Avenue from Carlyle to Juarez; and Sunnyslope Drive from Warren Vista to Hilton. Tomorrow,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2 OF 3: CALTRANS, WASTEWATER AND HUD GRANTS

A long Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night covered a wide range of topics. Reporter Dan Stork breaks his report into three parts. Today: An expected CALTRANS action, a joint action with the Water District to gain access to grants, and an action to safeguard a Federal grant… During

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NARCOTICS STOLEN FROM YUCCA VALLEY ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY

A large quantity of pain pills were reported stolen from an assisted living facility in Yucca Valley. Shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday, investigators were called to the Santa Fe Assisted Living Facility in the 55400 block of Santa Fe Trail where employees said between 100 and 200 hydrocodone pills were

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MAN ARRESTED FOR KEYING CARS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A man who was mad about being kicked out of a Twentynine Palms restaurant was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of keying about a dozen cars in a car lot. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Tuohey, 37, identified as a construction worker from Jacksonville, North Carolina, was asked to

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JOSHUA TREE MAN HOSPITALIZED AND ARRESTED AFTER DUI ROLLOVER CRASH

A Joshua Tree man was hospitalized Tuesday after he rolled his pick-up truck while allegedly driving under the influence. According to the California Highway Patrol, William Porter, 26, was driving his 1972 Chevy truck northbound on Avalon Avenue about 4:40 Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say for unknown reasons, Porter braked hard

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YUCCA VALLEY SLURRY SEAL PROJECT, WHEN AND WHERE

Due to the recent rain, Yucca Valley’s slurry seal street maintenance project schedule has been modified in order for crews to remove mud and debris from local roadways, so that the contractor may proceed with the street maintenance project. Today, Wednesday, July 24, slurry seal will be applied to: Palomar

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL: TWO ITEMS, TWO LONE LEONE “NO” VOTES

The Yucca Valley Town Council met last night. In what is becoming a recurring theme, two items were approved with Councilman Leone being the lone “no” vote. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains… Two routine matters on the agenda for the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting last night were approved with

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1,000 SHOW UP FOR 150 JOBS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CASINO JOB FAIR

Cars lined every street surrounding the Little Church of The Desert Tuesday, with the line of eager hopefuls snaking down and around the block as over 1,000 job seekers attended the job fair hosted by the new Tortoise Rock Casino. The response was so unexpected and overwhelming, the company ran

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