LOCAL GRADUATE FINISHES U.S. NAVY BASIC TRAINING

Navy Seaman Clint E. Dumdie, son of Mark and Angela Dumdie of Twentynine Palms, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. During the eight-week program, Dumdie completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting,

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OLD SCHOOLHOUSE LECTURE FEATURES CABOT’S PUEBLO MUSEUM

The Old Schoolhouse Museum in Twentynine Palms will feature the fascinating Cabot Pueblo Museum in their lecture this Friday night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details…

The man behind the legendary Cabot’s Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs, Cabot Yerxa, will be the focus of the next Second Friday Lecture

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FORMER YUCCA VALLEY MANAGER ANDY TAKATA IS INTERIM TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY MANAGER

“Three” proved to be the charm for the Twentynine Palms City Council at its regular meeting last night. Dan Stork explains why, and reports that a familiar figure will be filling the post of interim city manager… After celebrating the remodeling of the Senior Center with an open house before

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FOUR ARRESTED FOR DRUGS IN LANDERS, WONDER VALLEY

Four people were arrested on drug charges in two separate incidents yesterday. About 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, deputies executed a search warrant on a home in the 900 block of Trail Way in Landers. Deputies located methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and cash. Russell Ford, 48, was arrested for investigation of possession for

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BARSTOW RATTLED BY 4.0 EARTHQUAKE THIS MORNING

If you thought the earth was moving early this morning, you were right. A magnitude 4.0 earthquake rattled the high desert at 2:38 this morning, about 9 miles northeast of Barstow. The earthquake was shallow, at a depth of 1.3 miles. The US Geological Survey reports the quake was felt

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES TWO HOME BUSINESS PERMITS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission met last night, among items getting public attention were two applications for home occupation permits. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission granted two home occupation permits last night, and even extended the length of both permits

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COUNTY OFFERING BEHAVIORIAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR MILITARY

A San Bernardino County program offers free behavioral heath services for military service members and their families. All active duty and retired military personnel, reservists, or National Guard who have served on or after September 11, 2001 and their families are eligible. Services include confidential behavioral health assessments, rehabilitative support,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in a special, closed-session meeting at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, June 12. The trustees will discuss appointing a new superintendent/president to replace Dr. Roger Wagner, who is moving to Victor Valley College next month. The regular meeting starts at 3 p.m.

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A REMINDER ABOUT DOGS AND HOT CARS

With the hot desert weather upon us, anther reminder to just leave the dog home when you go out, here is reporter Sara Snyder…. On a hot day, temperatures inside of a vehicle can quickly rise to dangerous levels. The temperature inside a car can reach 120 degrees in minutes,

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY OPENS ABRACADABRA SHOW SATURDAY EVENING

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery, JTAG, will hold its opening reception this Saturday, June 14, during the Saturday night Art Crawl from 6 to 8 p.m. More than 72 artworks were entered for the open show, Abracadabra, that shows the magic of art. Magician Dean Apple will perform during the

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GALLERY 62 OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY

Gallery 62 will hold its opening reception for its new show from 5 to 8 p.m. during Joshua Tree’s Saturday night art crawl, June 14. More than 20 artists submitted work for the members-only group show. Gallery 62 is the gallery for the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council. The gallery

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SUMMER READING PRGRAM STARTS MONDAY AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

The Summer Reading Program kicks off this Monday at the Twentynine Palms Library. Reporter Taylor Thacker explains the program… Have your child experience the joy of reading this summer at the Twentynine Palms Library’s annual Summer Reading Program. This program begins on June 16th, and is not designed to teach

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

New officer installations top the agenda when the Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets this Saturday, June 14, at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree. Newly elected Club President Matthew Campos will take the helm from four-term incumbent Mike Lipsitz. Lipsitz declined to run after accepting the

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SKY’S THE LIMIT THRIFT STORE SALE THIS WEEKEND

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a summer sale at its thrift shop Friday and Saturday. Gently used items such as furniture, household goods, clothing, shoes, books, and children’s toys will be available on a cash-and-carry basis. Proceeds will support programs and development at Sky’s the Limit.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PARENTS ARRESTED FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested Sunday morning after their 2-year-old child was found wandering on Utah Trail. According to a Sheriff’s report, a passer-by found the boy walking with a German shepherd dog in the 3300 block of Utah Trail about 8 a.m., and could not find the child’s

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COUNTERFEIT BILLS TURN UP AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO

Counterfeit bills have been turning up in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, security at Tortoise Rock Casino called the Sheriff’s Department about 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon to report a woman attempted to use two counterfeit $10 bills. The woman told deputies she received the bills from Stater Brothers

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS LOCAL CONCERNS, DISCUSSES VACANCY

Branding the Morongo Basin, the concerns of two Basin communities, and a Council vacancy were subjects of discussion at the June meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. Reporter Dan Stork fills in the details… The featured informational presentation during the June 9 meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal

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CHP ISSUES TICKETS FOR CELLPHONE USE IN SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT

Almost 100 drivers were ticketed in the Morongo Basin for handheld cell phone talking or texting during Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, according to Officer Joan Griffin of the California Highway Patrol. The 95 citations written by Morongo Basin CHP officers were less than half of the number of

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION HEARS APPLICANTS FOR HOME-BASED GUNS AND ART

It will be round two tonight as the Yucca Valley Planning Commission hears renewal requests to operate a gun business and a sculpture studio out of private homes tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold two public hearings tonight to consider

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO HOLD SEWER MEETING WITH WESTERN HILLS AND BURNT MOUNTAIN RESIDENTS

Hi-Desert Water District will host a series of neighborhood meetings about the proposed sewer project to collect community input and answer questions. Two meetings will be scheduled for each neighborhood in Yucca Valley. Meetings for the Burnt Mountain area will be held Wednesday, June 11 at 2:30 and 5 in

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