A WARNING ABOUT IRS SCAMS

Now that the end of tax season is here, federal officials are warning about scammers posing as IRS agents. The IRS imposter scam tops the list of tax scams to be on the lookout for this year, according to law enforcement officials. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives tips on how

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TWO ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two people were arrested Friday on drug charges following a traffic stop in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a car near Borrego and Papago Trail in Yucca Valley about 10:15 a.m. Friday. Inside the car were David Bixon, and Chantel Fellows, 27. Bixon was arrested

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THREE ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, STOLEN TRUCK RECOVERED

Three Twentynine Palms residents were arrested and a recovered stolen truck Wednesday. According to a Sheriff’s press release, Clay Lambert, 63, of Joshua Tree, reported his white Nissan pickup truck stolen in March. On Tuesday, April 7, Sheriff’s deputies went to a home in the 74400 block of Sunset in

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PROWLER THREATENS ARRESTING DEPUTY

A suspected prowler was arrested early Tuesday morning in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 56100 block of Papago Trail called police about 12:45 a.m. to report that a man was outside his home. Deputies located Matthew Guerrero, 22, nearby, and arrested him on suspicion

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OPERATION TAKE CHARGE AT CMC BENEFITS VETERANS

“Operation Take Charge” at Copper Mountain College tomorrow is offering a wide range of veteran’s services. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… All veterans, active duty military, and dependents who find VA benefits and services can be confusing will want to attend Operation Take Charge! this Friday at Copper Mountain College.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CUB SCOUT PACK BEING STARTED

A meeting of parents interested in Cub Scouting for their sons aged 5 to 10 is being held Tuesday, April 14, at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Hall of Little Church of the Desert in Twentynine Palms. Local Scoutmaster Brad White-Fendeisen said Cub Scouting in Twentynine Palms has been limited

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DEADLINE APPROACHING TO APPLY YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

The deadline is coming up to apply for the Joshua Tree National Park Youth Conservation Corps. ROP Broadcast student Kayla Stegall tells you where to get applications… Summer is sneaking up and you’re looking for a job. Well, I have news for you; Joshua Tree National Park is now recruiting

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DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

Democrats from assembly districts 42, 56, 67, and 71 will meet Saturday during the Morongo Basin Democratic Club’s monthly meeting, to hear convention updates from Regional Director Suzan Wilkinson. Also Saturday, the club’s nominating committee will announce a slate of candidates for next month’s election of officers. Members will also

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“LIVING ON THE DESERT’S EDGE” LECTURE TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s Second Friday Lecture Series continues on Friday, April 10, starting at 7:00 p.m. This lecture’s topic is about “Living on the Desert’s Edge,” where biologist and weekly columnist Jim Cornett will talk about his 12 years of experience in the desert and his many wildlife

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NEW ELECTRIC BIKE STORE OPENING IN JOSHUA TREE

The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting at 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, April 11, to welcome Joshua Tree Electric Bikes as the newest Joshua Tree business. They are located at 61325 29 Palms Hwy, Unit E. Please stop by to welcome them and check out their

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WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL BENEFITS TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A Wine and Cheese social Saturday will benefit the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has your invitation… The Twentynine Palms Historical Society invites members and non-members to their second annual Desert Chic Wine and Cheese Social to be hosted on Saturday, April 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Yesterday, the Twentynine Palms High School swim team traveled to Desert Hot Springs High School for their second league meet of the season. The boys’ team won with a score of 110 to 54. This makes the boys team 1-1 in league and 3-2 overall. The Wildcat girls remained undefeated

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HUMAN BONES FOUND IN THE DESERT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Human bones were found in the desert in Twentynine Palms Monday morning. According to Sheriff officials, the bones were spotted in the desert just east of Kern Boulevard, north of Highway 62, by a resident who was driving to work about 9 a.m. Officials say the bones appear to be

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CHP TO ENFORCE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DISTRACTED DRIVING

The California Highway Patrol will enforce “zero tolerance” during April for Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted driving is any activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from driving. Several common distractions include using cell phones, iPods, and GPS; eating, reading, shaving or putting on make-up; or anything that causes drivers

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL KEEPS CURRENT DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEES

The Yucca Valley Town Council voted to maintain its current development impact fees. Managing editor Tami Roleff says there were some objections… Despite public comment from two developers who said the public facilities development impact fees were too high and made housing unaffordable in Yucca Valley, the Yucca Valley Town

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JOSHUA TREE ARRESTS FOR DUI, DRUGS, WEAPONS, AND STOLEN CHECKS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of driving under the influence with a dangerous weapon in his vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Timothy Baragona, 51, was stopped near Reche Road and North Vans Ranch Boulevard in Landers on a traffic violation about 12:30 Saturday morning.

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MORONGO BASIN MAC LAND USE COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin MAC is crafting an official response to the proposed 248-unit Alta Mira project. Reporter Dan Stork says that’s one of the items under consideration by the MAC’s Land Use Committee… The Land Use Study Committee of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will meet in open session

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MARINE BAND TO PLAY IN GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE, ASSISTANCE SOUGHT

In keeping with the theme of “patriotic parade,” the grand marshal for the 65th annual Grubstake Days parade is the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. Numerous entries from the Marine Corps base will participate in the parade. In addition, the Marine Corps Band-San Diego will be marching in the parade.

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board meets tomorrow with a busy agenda. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look… The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees convenes in regular open session at 3:00 tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community Room on the Joshua Tree campus. Near the top of tomorrow’s agenda,

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight, (Wednesday, April 8), are correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission, airport agreements, airport use agreements, and airport aircraft tie-down rental agreements. The meeting starts at 6:30 in the Mesquite Room of

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