6 HURT, 2 CRITICAL, IN HWY 62 CRASH IN WEST TWENTYNINE PALMS

Six people were injured, three critically, in a two-car crash in Twentynine Palms yesterday afternoon that shut down Highway 62 for an hour. According to the Sheriff’s Department, about 4:07, a white VW Jetta attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Highway 62 from northbound Pederson near the Eagles Aerie.

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL: PAYING FOR THE RECALL, BLACK ROCK CANYON ROAD

Last year’s recall petition against Yucca Valley Town Council members George Huntington and Robert Lombardo incurred additional expenses for the Town, which is responsible for paying the bill for verifying the signatures, counting the ballots, and for legal costs. At last night’s special meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS: WATER DISTRICT MEETING & REDEVELOPMENT LITIGATION

At tonight’s City Council meeting in Twentynine Palms, a request by the Water District for a joint meeting returns to the agenda, as does litigation over the dissolved Redevelopment Agency. Reporter Dan Stork says that a ribbon cutting, Planning Commission issues, and aid to local businesses will be treated before

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next clean-up for the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be tomorrow, Wednesday, June 25 ,at 7 a.m. at the Joshua Tree Post Office. Anyone interested is encouraged to join us for one short hour of work. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves and water available to make

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AUDITIONS SET FOR “THE 39 STEPS” AT THEATRE 29 JUNE 30

Just four very talented performers are being sought for a unique, fast- paced comedy starting in mid August at Theatre 29. Reporter Dianna Jones say auditions for “39 Steps” are this Monday, June 30…

Auditions have been set for the fall production at Theatre 29, “The 39 Steps.” This frenzied

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SATURDAY MORONGO VALLEY CRASH CAUSES ROAD DELAYS, POWER OUTAGE

Traffic on Highway 62 was disrupted for about six hours on Saturday after a man drove his truck into a power pole in Morongo Valley. About 2:30 p.m., Raymond Yglesias, 48, of Whittier, was driving a Ford Ranger pick-up truck pulling a trailer, westbound on the Highway, just east of

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ELDERLY COUPLE CRITICALLY INJURED IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH

An elderly couple were critically injured in a crash in Joshua Tree Saturday afternoon. About 1:10, Velma Ringwald, 58, of Twentynine Palms was stopped at the southbound stop sign at Sun Ray Road and Highway 62, when she pulled out directly into the path of a bread delivery truck driven

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SUPERINTENDANT OF SCHOOLS PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE

More upheaval in the upper management levels of the Morongo Unified School District. After the loss of two financial administrators, it seems the newly hired Superintendent is next. Reporter Dan Stork has the latest…

Dr. Cecilia English, the Superintendent of the Morongo Unified School District, has been placed on paid

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF TRYING TO RUN GIRLFRIEND OFF THE ROAD

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday afternoon after his ex-girlfriend said he tried to run her off the road in his car. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman was driving westbound on Highway 62 at Balsa Avenue in a gold Toyota Highlander shortly before 4 p.m. when Tito

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in a special session this evening. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the rundown of a very busy agenda…

The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Among the items on the consent agenda, the Council will be

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FIRE AWARENESS IN THE NATIONAL PARK

It’s desert…what’s to burn? Not so, says Ranger Pam Tripp…

Fire has always played a major role in Joshua Tree National Park and other desert areas. Lightning strikes as well as human caused fires are both helpful and harmful to certain desert landscapes. Fire is a part of nature and

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FAMILY WATER FUN AT THE MOJAVE WATER AGENCY

A night of family water fun is planned for the Mojave Water Agency’s next ABCs of Water session. Ice cream, water games, and prizes will all be featured during the evening. The event is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the MWA’s office 13846 Conference Center Drive in

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WATER IN THE DESERT ART SHOW

Desert artists are invited to submit one piece of original art for the summer Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center. The theme is “Water in the Desert: Scarcity and Abundance.” Artwork must depict or be inspired by the theme of water in the desert, focusing

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YUCCA VALLEY FIREWORKS SHOW IS SET TO GO

Thanks to the generosity of many sponsors, the Yucca Valley Rotary club has moved forward with its plans for this year’s annual Fireworks Show and Community Fair.

The show which moved last year to a new location at the new Brehm Youth Sports Park at Little League Drive, will open

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MUSD SUPERINTENDENT PUT ON PAID LEAVE

Dr. Cecilia English, the Superintendent of the Morongo Unified School District, has been placed on paid administrative leave. That was the full statement given to z107.7 by a school board member, following a special meeting of the Board of Education that was noticed as a closed session performance evaluation of

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DOMESTIC BATTERY ARREST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday night after he threatened his girlfriend and dragged her around the yard by her hair. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called deputies about 6:20 p.m. to report her boyfriend, Ricardo Cendejas, 45, took her dog into the desert and said he

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SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM

Just as learning doesn’t end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says there’s free lunch and breakfast available for children during part of the summer…

Now that school’s out, the Morongo Unified School District will provide free breakfast and lunches for

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EAGLE MOUNTAIN HYDRO PROJECT GETS FEDERAL LICENSE

The Eagle Mountain landfill project is dead, but another massive project has desert residents, environmentalists, and some government agencies up in arms. According to a story in Friday’s Desert Sun, a controversial plan to build a hydroelectric plant in the open pits of an old iron mine was granted a

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“A DOLL’S HOUSE” CAST AT THEATRE 29

Tickets are now available for “A Doll’s House,” which opened last night at Theatre 29, in Twentynine Palms. “A Doll’s House,” a classic drama by Henrik Ibsen, is directed by Theatre 29 veteran Kurt Schauppner, who previously helmed productions of “The Unbroken Chain”, “Picnic,” and “The Memory Jar,” at the

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN MISSING FOR TWO DAYS FOUND IN BRAWLEY

A Yucca Valley woman who has been missing for two days has been found alive and well in Brawley. On Wednesday, June 18, about 7:30 a.m., Kathleen “Kay” Collins, 88, left her home in the 56200 block of 29 Palms Highway to attend an event at the Double Tree Hotel

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