TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE DIES IN LAKE HAVASU BOATING ACCIDENT

A Marine stationed at Twentynine Palms was visiting friends in Lake Havasu for the Independence Day holiday weekend when a fun day on the water turned deadly. About 3 p.m. on the Fourth of July, Lance Corporal Chad Brammer, 23, was riding a Jet Ski in the lake’s South Basin

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE SPONSORS TRIP TO PALM SPRINGS POWER BASEBALL

The Palm Springs Power baseball team is a summer collegiate team comprised of elite college players from all across the nation, as well as the Coachella Valley. Over the past three years, the Power team has led all nationally recognized summer collegiate teams in win percentage; since 2004, 55 of

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING AT A CAR IN MORENO VALLEY

A Joshua Tree ex-con was arrested Tuesday in Moreno Valley, suspected of shooting at a car in a Walmart parking lot. Deputies were called to the Moreno Valley Walmart, just south of Highway 60, about 6:30 for shots fired. Sheriff deputies saw Eric Turnbaugh, 24, running from the shooting scene,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE INTERNSHIPS BENEFIT STUDENTS, BUSINESSES

Internships can benefit college students, as well as the local businesses that participate in the Copper Mountain College Community Partners program. Reporter Dan Stork lists some of those benefits…

Caitlin Logan is one of the Copper Mountain College students who have been part of the College’s Community Partners Internship Program.

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ELKS LODGE

The Twentynine Palms Elks Lodge will hold its Christmas in July Arts and Craft Fair, on July 19 from 9 to 3. Vendor space is still available. Call 760-367-7061 to reserve your space. The event will be held at the Twentynine Palms Elks Lodge at Elk Trail and Highway 62.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency Program will hold an opening reception Friday night (July 11) for its new artists in residence. Jed Ochmanek pours oil-based enamel paint onto metal plates to produce his paintings. Writer Andrew Milward will read an excerpt from his non-fiction manuscript, “Jayhawker,” which examines his

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OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY FOR WATER IN THE DESERT ART EXHIBITION

Water in the Desert is the theme of the summer art exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce. An opening reception will be held Friday, July 11, from 5:30 to 7. Come meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and listen to music provided by fiddler Bobby Furgo.

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MOVIE IN LUCKIE PARK TONIGHT IS “THE LEGO MOVIE”

After taking a break for the Fourth of July weekend, the Movies in Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms are back tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says to grab your blankets and lawn chairs for tonight’s movie…

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department continues their free event: Movies in Luckie Park,

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JOSHUA TREE VFW TO HOLD POKER RUN IN SEPTEMBER

Mark your calendars: The Joshua Tree VFW will hold its second annual Poker Run Saturday, September 27. The ride, which will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, is open to all riders. The registration fee is $25, or $30 for a rider and passenger. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., and

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TEEN TENNIS AT JACOBS PARK IN YUCCA VALLEY

Teen tennis in Yucca Valley starts tomorrow, and will be held every Friday for seven weeks. Reporter Cara Conway says grab your racquet and have some fun with your friends…

Challenge your friends to teen tennis every Friday, from July 11 through August 22, at Jacobs Park in Yucca Valley.

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TO HOLD SOCCER CAMP

It’s that time of year again! Soccer will be starting soon and the Yucca Valley High School soccer team will hold a soccer camp. Designed for ages 4 to 14, this camp is organized to teach the basic skills that will help kids be successful. The camp will be held

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TRI-VALLEY ALL-STAR GIRLS WIN SECTION 9 CHAMPIONSHIP

The Tri-Valley All-Stars girls’ softball team won the Section 9 championship yesterday in Yucca Valley. The team, comprised of the top 9- and 10-year-old players from the four teams of the regular season, dominated their opponents from Jurupa, winning 25 to 4. The Yucca Valley Tri-Valley All-Stars took the District

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WITNESS SAYS POLICE WERE NOT IN HARM’S WAY IN DEADLY MARINE SHOOTING IN PALM SPRINGS IN 2012

A woman who witnessed a deadly police shooting in Palm Springs in 2012 told the Desert Sun newspaper that the two officers were not in harm’s way when they fired at a Marine’s car in a downtown parking garage. Lesley Diggins, 42, who was only a car-length away from the

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NEW GENERAL TAKES OVER COMBAT CENTER COMMAND

A change of command at the Combat Center will feature two Marines who have handed off command to each other in the past. Maj. Gen. David Berger will relinquish command of the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, to Maj. Gen. Lewis Craparotta,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE HOLDS FAREWELL PARTY FOR PRESIDENT/SUPERINTENDENT DR. ROGER WAGNER

Dr. Roger Wagner’s resignation as president of Copper Mountain College becomes effective July 14. Reporter Dan Stork says there will be a farewell party tomorrow…

The Board of Trustees of Copper Mountain College has invited the community to celebrate and say goodbye to Dr. Roger Wagner after seven years of

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION RESTRICTS HOME OCCUPATION PERMITS, DISCUSSES NATIVE PLANT ORDINANCE

Entrepreneurs who live in multi-family housing or on a lot smaller than 18,000 square feet in the Town of Yucca Valley take note: the Planning Commission feels that many home occupations would generate too much traffic for the neighborhoods, and it proposes to prohibit them in those areas. Among the

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DO YOU NEED WATER SERVICE LINE INSURANCE?

Did you receive a letter offering to sell you insurance for your outside water pipes? Is it a scam or a prudent investment? Reporter Diana Jones examines water line insurance offers…

Some Morongo Basin residents may have received a mailing urging the recipient to buy insurance for their water service

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CLARIFICATION ON TWENTYNINE PALMS BURGLARY ARRESTS

A clarification on the arrest of two Twentynine Palms men Saturday following multiple burglaries in the city. Z107.7 News reported Monday that a witness saw two men—whom we identified as Dallas Moore, 20, and Bobby Burcham, 25,—fleeing after attempting to break in to a vehicle on Mariposa Avenue about 5:20

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS APPROVE SYNTHETIC DRUG ORDINANCE

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday designed by the Sheriff’s Department to combat synthetic drugs by using a multi-pronged approach to eradicate sales of these illicit substances. The ordinance includes criminal, administrative and civil penalties for those who sell drugs commonly known as “spice”

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE AGENDA

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet tomorrow to continue its discussion of an appointment of a superintendent/president, and then in open session. Reporter Taylor Thacker gives an overview of the Board’s agenda…

Copper Mountain College will have a Board closed session on Thursday, July 10, starting at

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