I-10 EXPECTED TO REOPEN WITH ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION TODAY

A temporary detour that will allow traffic to flow in both directions on I-10 near Eagle Mountain was expected to be completed today, relieving the overtaxed State Route 62 through the Morongo Basin of an estimated 15,000 vehicles a day. State officials have yet to estimate how long it will

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday after a high-speed pursuit through Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident reported about 5 p.m. that a vehicle was speeding down a dirt road in the Desert Heights neighborhood and that the driver threw out some trash as he crossed

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MARINES COME TO THE AID OF JOSHUA TREE FLOOD VICTIM

Last Sunday’s deluge brought severe problems to some local residents. Reporter Dan Stork relates how a Joshua Tree resident reached out for help, and how some Marines will be helping out…

Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council Chairmen Mark Lundquist said that a friend of his reached out for help when

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN GET PROBATION FOR BEATING FAMILY DOG

A Yucca Valley man was given probation after he accepted a plea bargain for beating his family’s dog. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jason LaFay, of the 58200 block of San Andreas Road in Yucca Valley, became angry May 3 when the dog wanted to play. The report states that

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ANGRY WITH BOYFRIEND, SITS ON HIS TV

A Twentynine Palms woman who was angry with her boyfriend when he was moving his things out, sat on his TV and attacked him Thursday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Heidi Fox, 24, was arguing with her boyfriend as he was removing his television from a home in the 74900

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DO’S AND DON’TS OF RATTLESNAKE BITES

Summertime walks and hikes can sometimes bring you up closer than you’d like to desert rattlesnakes. Reporter Rebecca Havely has some do’s and don’ts to keep you safe… California has eight different species of rattlesnakes. Rattlers strike when they are threatened, deliberately provoked, or accidentally touched by someone walking or

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK WORRIED ABOUT DISEASED BIGHORN SHEEP

Joshua Tree National Park rangers are concerned about the possibility that bighorn sheep in the park may have contracted a deadly disease. A couple months ago, a wildlife biologist observed two sheep–one an adult, and one a lamb–coughing. When a bighorn sheep coughs, it violently throws its head all the

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NO ACTION EXPECTED ON JOSHUA TREE SPEED LIMITS

Recently, we reported on a letter from Caltrans to Supervisor James Ramos, in which a state transportation agency official said that Caltrans would not lower the speed limit in downtown Joshua Tree, despite recent serious pedestrian-involved accidents. A while back, we reported that another Caltrans official said he would look

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JOSHUA TREE VFW LOOKING FOR BIKE RUN PRIZES

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 is seeking donations for prizes for its third annual Poker Run fundraiser. The poker run, set for Saturday, September 26, will be 110 miles with five stops in the Morongo Basin. Prizes will be awarded for best poker hand, worst poker

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JOURNEY TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK TONIGHT

A Journey tribute band will take the stage for the free “Live at the Rock” concert at the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff can’t stop believing… On Friday, July 24, Journey, LTD, a tribute band to Journey, will take the stage for Live at

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WILD WEST REENACTMENT SHOWS THIS WEEKEND IN PIONEERTOWN

Free wild west re-enactment shows are held Saturdays and Sundays in historic Pioneertown. The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show pokes some fun at how the Old West “could” have been with their own twist on comedy, each Saturday at 2:15 until 3:00 p.m. in front of the Pioneer bowl

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THE WISE GUYS AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT SATURDAY NIGHT

The Yucca Valley Summer Concert series continues this Saturday night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites to hear the big ban sounds of the Wise Guys… Yucca Valley’s free Summer Music Festival continues this Saturday, July 25, with the Wise Guys Big Band Machine. From swing to swank, the Wiseguys Big Band

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COMMUNITY YARD SALE IN MORONGO VALLEY TOMORROW

Morongo Valley residents will hold a community yard sale Saturday, July 25, from 7 to 2 at Covington Park, 11165 Vale Drive, next to Big Morongo Preserve. Local residents may participate at no charge.

A POSSIBLE ATTEMPTED MURDER IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Thursday morning, accused of attempted murder after he shot at a man in the Hanson Tract area. According to the Sheriff Department, a man saw a white sedan driving slowly and without its lights on through the neighborhood in the 7400 block of

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday, accused of lewd acts with a child in March. According to Sheriff’s reports, Gregory Howlind, 68, of the 61400 block of Division Street, went to a neighbor’s home where a female juvenile was home alone on March 15. The report states that Howlind

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MULTIPLE BURGLARIES REPORTED IN YUCCA VALLEY WEDNESDAY

Multiple burglaries were reported in Yucca Valley Wednesday, with several in the Country Club Mobile Home Estates. Tools were stolen from an unlocked car parked in a garage in the 7500 block of Aster Avenue. Burglars used a knife to pry open a back door in the 5500 block of

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HOW TO COMMENT ON STUDY TO BRING EAGLE MOUNTAIN INTO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Eagle Mountain area, which is bordered by Joshua Tree National Park on the north, south, and west, has survived an attempt to turn it into a landfill, only to be face a new a proposal to convert it to a hydroelectric power plant. The area is an important migration

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WORK ONGOING TO REOPEN I-10 FRIDAY AT NOON

Sate traffic experts say they will reopen I-10 with one lane in both directions this Friday. Yesterday, road construction workers put in the foundation for a detour that will let traffic flow again on Interstate 10 following Sunday’s storm-caused bridge collapse near Desert Center. A Caltrans spokesman said when it

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INCREASED TRAFFIC CAUSES INCIDENTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Photo courtesy Rodney Paulino

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating claims of assault between a trucker and a resident in Twentynine Palms early Wednesday morning. According to Sheriff reports, a big rig truck driver and another man were at a gas station in the 73900 block of 29 Palms Highway about 3:45 a.m. an argument

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TELESCOPE WORKSHOP AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Need some help repairing or setting up that telescope that has been sitting in your closet? Reporter Rebecca Havely says bring it to Sky’s the Limit this Saturday… Would be astronomers, dust off your old telescope and join the Sky’s the Limit telescope workshop on Saturday, July 25, from 8:30

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