SHERIFF CAUTIONS ABOUT MOUNTAIN LION SPOTTED IN YUCCA MESA

The Sheriff’s Department is letting residents of the Yucca Mesa area know of multiple sightings of a mountain lion in the area. Deputy Jacob Naylor said wildlife officials think the recent rains and subsequent floods may have displaced the mountain lion from its regular territory and into the populated area.

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COUNTY APPROVES WONDER VALLEY ROAD MAINTENANCE TAX

At its meeting Tuesday, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on the formation of a sub-zone within the Wonder Valley special district for road maintenance services. They approved the zone formation, and also declared official the favorable results of a vote for a special tax

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AFTER JOSHUA TREE FLOODS, COUNTY NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRT ROADS

Many Joshua Tree Residents sustained serious property damage during the recent flash flooding. Those waiting for the county fix their dirt roads are finding out the county does not take responsibility for those roads. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… Many Joshua Tree residents discovered that their roads had been washed

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TWO ARRESTED OUTSIDE CASINO FOR INSIDE CASINO DRUG SALES

Two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested after a suspected drug sale inside the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms. The Sheriff’s Department said on September 13, about 11:21 p.m., deputies contacted Kenneth Crockett, 57, and Toni Cagle at Baseline and Desert Knoll Roads, outside of the Tortoise Rock Casino, after

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AN ARREST FOR CHECK FRAUD IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms woman was taken into custody, accused of cashing stolen checks. Tuesday, September 23, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Navy Federal Credit Union in Twentynine Palms in response to a report of a woman attempting to cash a stolen check. Deputies made contact at the bank with Myra

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MISSING YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN FOUND DECEASED IN LANDERS

A Yucca Valley woman reported missing Saturday morning was found deceased Monday evening in Landers. Dayle Will, 68, the wife of Morongo Unified School District Trustee Ed Will, left her home in Yucca Valley at about 7:00 a.m. When she did not return as expected, Will reported her missing. Four

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, STAFFING ON AGENDA

The agenda for the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting tonight is slim. Reporter Dan Stork says there will be one discussion related to filling the city’s top staff positions, in addition to a consent agenda that includes public art, a construction award, and a contract with Theatre 29… The Twentynine

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY SPOUSE ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday night after he choked his girlfriend during a fight. According to a Sheriff’s report, Robert Bolin, 48, of the 7500 block of Joshua Lane, pushed his girlfriend to the ground several times, then put her in a choke hold, causing her to nearly

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a public hearing will be held… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will be discussing the Town’s development code at its meeting tonight. The commissioners will review the draft code, take public comment, and provide direction to staff. Next,

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SHERIFF’S LOOKING FOR MISSING YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in searching for a 68-year-old Yucca Valley woman. Dayle Will left her home in the 7400 block of Church Street about 7 a.m. Saturday morning driving a white 2005 Dodge Caravan with a California personalized plate that reads “Gladly.” She has

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REMAINS OF MISSING JOSHUA TREE WOMAN FOUND

The remains of a missing Joshua Tree woman were found Sunday. The County Coroner’s office said Nola Taylor, 84, was reported missing Thursday, September 11. Her vehicle was subsequently found along a dirt road in Twentynine Palms, about 1.3 miles east of the Indian Cove Ranger Station. The car appeared

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WONDER VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE ISSUES IN TOMORROW’S COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEETING

The County Board of Supervisors will treat two issues of local interest at their next meeting tomorrow. Reporter Dan Stork says those issues relate to Wonder Valley roads and a Joshua Tree park… At its September 23 meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will take up an issue

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VEHICLE FIRE SHUTS DOWN HWY 247 SUNDAY NIGHT

A vehicle fire on Old Woman Springs Road shut down traffic on the highway for about 15 minutes last night. County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard said Yucca Mesa fire fighters were called to the fire at 8:49 p.m.; when they arrived on the scene at State Route 247 and Aberdeen,

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Tuesday, September 23, at the Little Church of the Desert in Twentynine Palms from 2 to 6:30 p.m. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN MISSING

********MISSING PERSON ALERT******* The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in searching for a 68-year-old Yucca Valley woman. Dayle Will, left her home in the 7400 block of Church Street about 7 a.m. Saturday morning driving a white 2005 Dodge Caravan with a California personalized plate that reads

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PHOTOGRAPHY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Take only photos, leave only footprints. Ranger Pam Tripp says that’s good advice to take in Joshua Tree National Park…

A common question from visitors is “where is the best place for taking pictures”. At Joshua Tree National Park there is no easy answer, except to say “anywhere”. Every artist’s

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CALL FOR ART: “GOLD, IRON & STEEL” AT TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITOR CENTER

“Gold, Iron and Steel: A Metallic History of the Morongo Basin”, is the theme for the fall Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce, 73484 29 Palms Hwy., downtown Twentynine Palms.

Desert artists may submit one original piece of art for possible

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BICYCLE SAFETY TIPS

From this bicyclist’s point of view, the Morongo Basin is not a very bicycle-friendly place. That makes these safety tips – that reporter Cassie Zimarik passes along – all the more important…

The California Highway Patrol joins with safekids.org in offering the following safety tips for bicyclists:

“Use your head,

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29P TEEN BOOK CLUB MEETS THURSDAY

The Twentynine Palms teen book club will meet Thursday, September 25 to discuss Enna Burning, by Shannon Hale. Enna Burning is the follow-up to Goose Girl, a fantasy novel for young adults. Enna discovers she has the special gift of being able to start fires at will, but she soon

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MONDAY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in this school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Lady ’Cat tennis and volleyball teams will travel away to Rancho Mirage High School. Tennis starts at 3:15; volleyball at 4:30. The Yucca Valley High School volleyball team will travel away to Big Bear; the match starts at

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