SMOKE CANCELS TWO OUTDOOR EVENTS

Due to the excessive heat and smoke in the air, the Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show in Pioneertown is cancelled this weekend. The car wash sponsored by the Yucca Valley High School marching band and color guard has been cancelled, and instead, the students will accept donations of water,

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BURNS CANYON AND RIMROCK EVACUATED, THE LATEST ON THE LAKE FIRE

The San Bernardino County Fire Department ordered mandatory evacuations of Burns Canyon and the Rimrock areas about 10:00 p.m. last night. Pioneertown is now under a voluntary evacuation. Residents are concerned about the huge plumes of smoke coming from the Lake Fire near Morongo Valley and Pioneertown. A U.S. Forest

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2: LAKE FIRE, NON-PROFITS, MARKETING

Although the Twentynine Palms City Council was down to three members at its June 23 meeting (with members Cora Heiser and John Cole away with excused absences), the meeting was not short on topics. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report into two parts. Today: A Joshua Tree National Park presentation,

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VANDALS TRASH CLASSROOMS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Vandals broke into the Twentynine Palms Elementary School last night and completely trashed two classrooms. Shortly before 7:30 p.m., firefighters and Sheriff’s deputies were called to the school because vandals broke the front windows to two classrooms. While inside the classrooms, the vandals broke six fire boxes and emptied the

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BURGLARS SCARED OFF AT TWO HOMES IN YUCCA VALLEY WEDNESDAY MORNING

Suspected burglars were scared off at two nearby residences in Yucca Valley early Wednesday morning. According to Sheriff’s reports, a resident in the 7400 block of Warren Vista Avenue said two suspects shined a light through his window about 4 a.m. When he got up to call 911, the power

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT NAMES NEW GENERAL MANAGER

The Twentynine Palms Water District board approved a new budget and general manager last night. Reporter Rebecca Havely was there and files this report…

Last night, the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors approved the budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year at nearly $3.6 million. Board President Sam Moore

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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR SECOND TIME IN A WEEK ON DRUG CHARGES

A woman who was arrested Thursday on drug charges was arrested again Tuesday, suspected of selling drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, Sheriff’s deputies were called to a motel in the 54800 block of 29 Palms Highway about 11 a.m. about a couple staying in a room who may be

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A CORRECTION ON A DRUG ARREST

We have a correction about a story we ran on Tuesday about a man, Richard Salazar, who was arrested Monday after he was found with methamphetamine. There were two men, both named Richard Salazar, who were arrested. Richard Allen Salazar, 21, was arrested Friday on Bannock Trail on suspicion of

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A BUSY SATURDAY SET FOR MORONGO VALLEY

A busy day is planned in Morongo Valley this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has a rundown on all the activities planned at the far west end of the Morongo Basin…

This will be a busy Saturday in Morongo Valley’s Covington Park. At 10 a.m. is the dedication of a monument

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JOSHUA TREE CHAMBER TO HOLD ADA COMPLIANCE FORUM

Due to the recent spate of lawsuits against Morongo Basin businesses for being out of compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce plans to hold a forum to discuss ADA compliance and strategies. Small business owners and the general public from throughout the Morongo

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MOVIES IN THE PARK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS: TONIGHT “MALEFICENT”

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department presents Movies in Luckie Park on Thursday nights through July 30, on the North side of the racquetball courts starting at approximately 8:30pm. This is an opportunity for the community to gather and enjoy family entertainment at its best. Tonight, the movie is

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR “MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” AT THEATRE 29

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” runs one last weekend at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how you can help solve a murder… This weekend is your last chance to help solve a murder. At Theater 29 come help the cast of the musical “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”

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JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS ARTIST RESIDENCY LECTURE TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency will present a lecture by artist Phillip K. Smith Friday, June 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. Smith will discuss experiments in light, space, color, and form, including his art project in Joshua Tree in which he placed mirrored strips over an old homestead

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MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ORDER FOR BURNS CANYON, RIMROCK AREAS

UPDATED AT 7 A.M. 6-25-15

The San Bernardino County Fire Department

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MEASURE “Y” PASSES OVERWHELMINGLY WITH 91% YES VOTES

Photography by Elena Ray via palmspringslife.com

Measure Y—the mail-ballot election to decide the fate of the Hi-Desert Medical Center—was overwhelmingly approved yesterday. With only 25 percent of the 23,000 eligible voters voting, nearly 91 percent approved the 30-year lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare. Now that the agreement is approved, Tenet will operate the medical center, plus

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 1 OF 2: SETBACK FOR PROJECT PHOENIX, SCULPTURE NIXED

Although the Twentynine Palms City Council was down to three members at its June 23 meeting (with members Heiser and Cole away with excused absences), the meeting was not short on topics. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report into two parts. Today: a Park presentation, Lake Fire news, non-profit allocations,

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LAKE FIRE NOW 33 PERCENT CONTAINED, THE LATEST ON THE NEARBY FIRE

Firefighters continue working on the 18,875 acre Lake Fire in the San Bernardino Mountains with containment increasing to 38 percent. Fire Management told Z107.7 good progress was made within the northeastern portion of fire yesterday, although the fire remained active and continued spotting to the east. With the steep ridgelines

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER MET, GRANTS GET ATTENTION

The Bighorn-Desert View Water board saw a lot of attention paid to their grant applications at last night’s meeting. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and explains…

Last night’s meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors in Landers looked to be fairly routine with most of the evening’s

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors with both water and fire department business tonight. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares what’s on their agendas…

In regular session tonight the Twentynine Palms Water District agenda begins with a public hearing to continue the current level of water availability assessments. They will

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STILL OPENINGS IN THEATRE 29 SUMMER YOUTH THEATER PROGRAM

The deadline has been extended 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: “Juniors” (7-12

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