TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER FORMS COMMITTEE TO ANNEX FIRE DEPARTMENT TO COUNTY

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board took a big first step in annexing their fire department to the county yesterday. Reporter Rebecca Havely was there and files this report…

At a special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Water Department yesterday, the board began with a brief closed

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A RASH OF BURGLARIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

At least five homes were burglarized in Twentynine Palms this past weekend. According to Sheriff’s reports, residents in the 72100 block of Sunnyslope Drive, 5600 block of Encelia Avenue, 72400 Sun Valley Drive, 5400 block of Mariposa Avenue, and 6100 block of Mariposa Avenue reported burglaries in which computers and

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF IDENTITY THEFT

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Friday morning, accused of identity theft. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7600 block of Hanford Avenue in Yucca Valley about 9 a.m. with a search warrant for Karen McClure, 50. During the search, deputies found narcotics and

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN WANTED FOR WARRANTS, USES FAKE NAME

A Yucca Valley man wanted on warrants was arrested Friday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy saw Mathew Morones, 34, riding his motorcycle at a high rate of speed on Skyline Ranch Road near Elkins Lane about 1:40 Friday afternoon. The report states that Morones tried to give

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a change to the home occupation permit code is on the agenda…

Among the items on tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission is a public hearing on a request to subdivide a 1.89 acre property in

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

May was another successful month for the Joshua Tree Clean Team with nineteen dedicated, hard-working volunteers in attendance May 27. The Joshua Tree Clean Team’s next scheduled clean up is tomorrow morning, June 10, on the northwest corner of Sunburst Avenue and Highway 62. The NEW summer meeting time is

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the hospital board’s agenda…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. today. This is the last regular board meeting prior to the close of voting on Measure Y, the ballot

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Twentynine Palms Branch Library is recruiting volunteers 14 years of age or older, who are interested in a fun and exciting volunteering opportunity in their community. Join the Galactic Forces for the 2015 summer reading program. Volunteers will be asked to attend a training/orientation class on June 13 at

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LECTURE ON DEATH VALLEY AT OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM FRIDAY

This Friday’s lecture in the Old Schoolhouse museum series is all about Death Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to attend, and even have dinner with the speaker…

The Old Schoolhouse Museum will present their final lecture of the Old Schoolhouse series that will feature Dr. Char Miller who

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MIDSUMMER CELEBRATION AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a midsummer celebration on Saturday, June 13, starting at 6 p.m. The event will include the dedication of 10 sculptures donated by local artist Simi Dabah, a poetry reading by Cynthia Anderson, the raffle of a quilt. Music will be provided

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ONE ARREST AFTER 3 MEN STABBED FRIDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FRIDAY NIGHT

Three men were stabbed during an argument in Twentynine Palms Friday night, and the suspected assailant was arrested the next day. According to a Sheriff’s report, Steven Perez, 24, was arguing with the men in the 6600 block of Desert Queen Avenue in Twentynine Palms shortly before 11:30 p.m. Friday

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DROUGHT THREATENS VERY EXISTENCE OF JOSHUA TREES

If the Mojave desert continues to be in a drought along with the rest of California, the very existence of the iconic Joshua trees may be threatened. An ecologist with the University of California Riverside told the Los Angeles Times, “If warmer, drier conditions continue in the coming decades, scientific

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER TO LOOK AT ANNEXING FIRE DEPARTMENT TO THE COUNTY

The Twentynine Palms Water District is looking at annexing the fire department to the county. Reporter Rebecca Havely says a special meeting tonight will see members named to an ad hoc committee…

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors has called a special meeting today, Monday, June 8. In

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SUSPECT FLUSHED OUT WITH PEPPER SPRAY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested and sprayed with pepper spray after he failed to come out of his hiding spot in an attic. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 6400 block of Mesquite Avenue about 4 p.m. Thursday to follow up a report

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HIKER INJURED WHILE CLIMBING ROCKS IN INDIAN COVE

A hiker climbing on rocks in the Indian Cove campground about 11 a.m. Saturday suffered moderate injuries when he fell about 50 feet. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Engineer Lee Martin, the hiker was climbing a rock face without any protective gear when he lost his footing. Martin said the

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WE CORRECT AND CLARIFY A STORY FROM APRIL 8

This correction and clarification today on a story we ran April 8. In the story we said Timothy Baragona, 51, was stopped near Reche Road and North Vans Ranch Boulevard in Landers on a traffic violation about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5. The deputy determined that Baragona was driving under

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SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET STORY CORRECTION AND ENROLLMENT DECLINE

In a recent story, we mis-reported a vote of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Dan Stork makes a correction, and highlights a budget-related worry…

In our story about the June 2 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education, we reported that the Board had

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THEATRE 29 SUMMER YOUTH THEATER PROGRAM DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline has been extended for the for the 2015 Theatre 29 summer youth theater program. The program will run Monday through Friday, from July 6 through July 30, with four performances of “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” July 31 and August 1. The program will break into two age groups,

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“CASH FOR GRASS” PROGRAM WANTS TO BUY YOUR LAWN

As the California drought continues, the Mojave Water Agency offers residents a “Cash for Grass” program to tear out water-guzzling turf. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to get paid for getting rid of the lawn…

High Desert residents continue to embrace water conservation as a way of life.

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STATE WATER QUALITY BOARD MEETS IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY

The Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board will hold a public meeting in Yucca Valley Thursday, June 11. Among items of interest, board members will discuss revising the waste water discharge requirements for the Combat Center’s fire department training facility. The board will also hear an update on

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