WOMAN DIES WHILE HIKING 49 PALMS OASIS TRAIL IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Updated July 29, 8:45 a.m.

A female hiker died of a heart attack while hiking 49 Palms Oasis Trail in Joshua Tree National Park yesterday. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Chief Jim Thompson, rescue personnel from Twentynine Palms Fire Department, the Park Service, and Joshua Tree Search and Rescue were

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF BURGLARY

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested last week, accused of burglary. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies were called about 10:30 p.m. July 19 to a burglary on Nagles Street in Yucca Valley. The resident, identified by the Sheriff’s Department as Pastor Jerel Hagerman of Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel,

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ACCUSED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT, NO NEW JUDGE…YET

The former Marine accused of killing his on-base neighbor, who he was having an affair with, and dumping her body into an abandoned mine east of Twentynine Palms, was in court yesterday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was in the courtroom as Christopher Lee’s lawyer seeks another judge…

The judge hearing

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ARSON SUSPECTED IN BURNS CANYON/RIMROCK AREA CABIN FIRE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an arson fire out in the Burns Canyon/Rimrock area. About 9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 25, San Bernardino County firefighters were called to a structure fire in the Burns Canyon area that had been evacuated during the Lake Fire last month. Battalion Chief Tom Marshall said

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SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORN

A registered sex offender was arrested again in Yucca Valley after deputies discovered child pornography in his home Monday. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7600 block of Joshua View Drive at 12:30 p.m. to perform a compliance check on Richard Corline, 68, and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL HONORS COMBAT CENTER’S JIM RICKER, MAY CHANGE EL PASEO DRIVE

The agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council lists many presentations and discussion items, including the designation of Jim Ricker of the Twentynine Palms Marine Base as 42nd Assembly District Veteran of the Year by Assemblyman Chad Mayes. Reporter Dan Stork surveys the full agenda…

Among the

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COLLEGE WANTS HELP IN DEVELOPING LONG-RANGE EDUCATION PLAN

Copper Mountain College is seeking your input on their education plan. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a series of public meetings are planned…

Copper Mountain College seeks community input to assist in development of a long term Education Master Plan. If you can help assess how the college is

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STATE OFFERS TAX RELIEF FOR BUSINESSES WITH  STORM DAMAGE

Business owners who were affected by the recent severe storms may request an extension to file their tax returns and may request relief from penalties and interest from some taxes and fees. Taxpayers and feepayers can go to a link in this story to request relief from penalty and/or interest,

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT PRIMROSE DRIVE CELL TOWER

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Discussion will center on a proposed cell phone tower on Primrose Drive. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will meet tonight to discuss once again a proposed cell phone tower disguised as a pine tree. The 55-foot

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER CONSIDERS TAX LIENS ON PAST DUE BILLS

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says they will be last in adopting emergency water rules and will consider placing tax liens on overdue water bills… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors meets at 6 p.m. tonight. At the top

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB OFFERS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Registration begins August 3 for the Twentynine Palms Youth Club after school program. The program offers literacy and math programs, P.E., as well as homework assistance for students in first through sixth grades. The after school program, which starts August 24, is free for students at Oasis Elementary School; $100

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AUDITIONS FOR “THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29

Theater 29 announces open auditions for the smash hit broadway show, “The Addams Family Musical.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… Veteran director Kathryn Ferguson is seeking the creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky for the ghoulish cast of “The Addams Family Musical.” Gomez Addams is a comedic role age

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NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH MEETING AT YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold a neighborhood crime watch meeting tonight, (Tuesday, July 28) at 6 p.m. Community members will discuss issues, concerns, and possible solutions to neighborhood safety. Call Dominique at 503-267-6861 for more information.

CASE OF ACCUSED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE CONTINUED AGAIN

The judge hearing the case of accused murderer Christopher Lee did not reassign the case to another judge today, despite a court opinion issued earlier this month by the Court of Appeals that his lawyer’s request for a new judge was timely. Lee’s attorney David Kaloyanides had requested a change

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A UNIQUE DESERT OASIS COMES TO LIFE IN JOHNSON VALLEY

A unique garden is coming to life in the desert of Johnson Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on the “Paul Hook Desert Dreams Garden”… In Johnson Valley, a once sandy five-acre slope adjacent to the Johnson Valley Improvement Association Community Center on Quail Bush Road is being transformed into

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, July 28, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those

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KNOW THE SIGNS OF HEAT STRESS

Heat waves are common in the Morongo Basin and heat stress injuries are ever present. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to spot the signs of heat stress… Long exposure to high heat can result in heat stress some warning signs of a person suffering from heat stress include: profuse

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFER LO-COST VACCINE AND MICROCHIP SERVICE

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in August for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS OFFERED COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

This year, the University of California application and the Common Application computer window will open early, on August 1, for students to begin to apply to colleges. Reporter Dan Stork says that Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools will hold workshops to help students get a jump on the

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STUDENT ART DUE AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY TODAY

Attention student artists: submissions are due today for the 29 Palms Art Gallery annual youth art show. The youth art show will be held Friday, July 31, through Sunday, August 23, at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. This is open for youth between the ages of 5 and 17. Bring

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