TWO KILLED, TWO INJURED IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH FOLLOWING YUCCA VALLEY ARMED ROBBERY

Two people are dead and two critically injured from a high-speed crash following an armed robbery in Yucca Valley Saturday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies received a report about 3:15 p.m. Saturday that a home in the 7200 block of Palo Alto had been broken into. The victims called back shortly before

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SUSPICIOUS FIRE DESTROYS JOSHUA TREE DUPLEX

A vacant duplex in Joshua Tree was completely destroyed in a fire early this morning. About 2:40 a.m., firefighters arrived at the scene at El Reposo Street and Highway 62 in downtown Joshua Tree to find the 1000-square-foot building fully involved in flames. The fire was reported by a neighbor.

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MAN WALKS AWAY WITH SCRATCH AFTER ROLL-OVER CRASH IN LANDERS

A man walked away with just a scratch after his car rolled over Saturday afternoon in Landers. About 5:30, the unidentified driver was traveling on Old Woman Springs Road near Napa when the car drifted off the edge of the road and rolled over into the desert. Bystanders helped the

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TALKS ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY TODAY

Renewable energy issues dominate the agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council today. Reporter Dan Stork has the details…

In the featured informational presentation at the July 14 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC, County Planning Commissioner Paul Smith will discuss the review process for solar development applications and

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SEARCH FOR ERIN CORWIN CONTINUES

Specialized investigators, along with Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers, continue the search today for Erin Corwin, 19, the pregnant wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, who hasn’t been seen since June 28. The County Sheriff’s Department said the search has covered more than 200 square miles of remote desert. The

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SWEEPSTAKES SCAM VICTIMIZES A YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN

If you have to send money to win a prize, beware! Also, you cannot win a contest you did not enter! In spite of those two basic rules local residents continue to get scammed. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said one local woman lost nearly $20,000.00 in a common sweepstakes scam…

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SIDEWALK PROJECT ON SAGE IN YUCCA VALLEY STARTS TODAY

Construction is set to begin today, Monday, July 14, for the Safe Route to School Project on Sage Avenue between Onaga Trail and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley. The project includes curbs, gutters, and sidewalks on the west side of Sage Avenue from the Yucca Valley High School to the

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AFTER DOG ON DOG ATTACKS IN YUCCA VALLEY, SOME SAFETY TIPS

Several dogs have been attacked recently by loose dogs in Yucca Valley. Your very best option to protect your dog when walking together is to walk carrying some sort of stick, such as a walking stick or cane, at least two feet long and one inch in diameter. Reporter Diana

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COUNTY VETERAN’S COUNSELOR AVAILABLE TOMORROW

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, Calif., in the Office

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COUNTY SAYS ASSESMENT APPEALS CAN BE DONE ONLINE

If you believe that your new property assessment is unfair, you can do something about it. Dan Stork says that San Bernardino County provides a way to appeal valuations on the Internet…

The annual filing period for assessment appeals on real property opened July 2. The County Assessor’s office recommends

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TWENTYNINE PALMS INN TO CLOSE FOR RENOVATIONS

The 29 Palms Inn Restaurant will be closed for renovation beginning Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 25. The Inn will remain open for hotel guests, as will the oasis area and pool. The Inn will continue to offer continental breakfast and box lunches, as well as complimentary picnic dinners

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SERVICES SET FOR JOE YAWN

Joe Yawn, retired Sergeant Major, USMC, and retired Marshal’s Deputy, passed away on July 6, 2014. He was 69 and had been a Twentynine Palms resident for 43 years. His entire life was spent in service to his country, his community, and his fellow man. Yawn leaves behind his wife

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TWO DEAD, TWO INJURED, IN HIGH-SPEED ROLLOVER CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE FOLLOWING YUCCA VALLEY ROBBERY SATURDAY

Two men are dead and two people are critically injured from a high-speed crash following a robbery in Yucca Valley Saturday. Sheriff’s deputies received a report about 3:15 p.m. Saturday that a home in the 7200 block of Palo Alto had been broken into. The victims

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LOOKING FOR BATS

They’re somewhere between creepy and cool, and their nighttime wanderings lend them an air of mystery. Ranger Pam Tripp says you can see bats in the National Park…

When visiting Joshua Tree National Park during the warmer months, keep an eye out for the only flying mammal in the world

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WATCH OUT FOR SWEEPSTAKES SCAM

Winning a large sweepstakes prize is a dream come true for many people. However, that dream can quickly turn into a nightmare if the win notification was actually a sweepstakes scam. One Yucca Valley resident fell victim to fraud this week. The woman was contacted by phone by someone who

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29 PALMS INN TO CLOSE FOR RENOVATIONS

The 29 Palms Inn Restaurant will be closed for renovations beginning Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 25. The inn will remain open for hotel guests, as will the oasis area and pool. The Inn will continue to offer continental breakfast and box lunches, as well as complimentary picnic dinners

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CANDIDATE FILING STARTS MONDAY

The period for filing to be a candidate for public office in the November 14 election opens July 14 and closes August 8. If no incumbent of a specific public agency has filed by August 8, the filing period for that office extends to August 15. Candidates can file online,

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ROAD WORK IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS WEEK

Construction is set to begin Monday for the Safe Route to School Project on Sage Avenue between Onaga Trail and Highway 62. The project includes curbs, gutters, and sidewalks on the west side of Sage Avenue from the Yucca Valley High School to the highway; on the east side of

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DIRECTOR PRAISES ACTORS IN “A DOLL’S HOUSE”

There’s still time to get tickets for “A Doll’s House” at Theatre 29. Managing Editor Tami Roleff relays the director’s happiness with his players…

As the classic drama “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen continues its run at Theatre 29, Director Kurt Schauppner says he’s very happy with how the

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BIG PAPA AND THE TCB IN YUCCA VALLEY

Saturday is the first night of the Yucca Valley summer concert series. The six-week concert series will feature a variety of music. Reporter Taylor Thacker says Saturday’s concert will feature a popular swing group…

The Town of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival kicks off on July 12th, with an exciting

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