STATE SAYS TWENTYNINE PALMS HAS TO GIVE BACK $2 MILLION

The State Controller’s Office has decreed that a loan repayment of $2.1 million by the Twentynine Palms Redevelopment Agency to the City was inappropriate and must be repaid to the RDA’s Successor Agency, a move that the City says is un-Constitutional. A press release from the City states that the

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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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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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Z107.7 RADIO CELEBRATES 25 YEARS—AND YOU’RE INVITED

On July 15, 2014, KCDZ-FM radio, or Z107.7 FM, will celebrate an amazing 25 years of uninterrupted service. Since seven seconds after 1:07 p.m. July 15, 1989, Z107.7 has been continuously operating and has been an intrinsic part of the incredible changes, challenges, and progress in our beautiful, remarkable, and

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FIRE DESTROYS JOSHUA TREE HOME, RV TRAILERS, SHED

An extension cord being used to power a swamp cooler is blamed for a fire in Joshua Tree Sunday afternoon that completely destroyed a home, two travel trailers, a shed, and a vehicle. About 4 p.m., fire fighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, the Combat Center, and Morongo

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY AT PALM DESERT MALL

A 21-year-old Joshua Tree man was arrested Monday afternoon following a foot chase at the Westfield Mall in Palm Desert. Store owners called Sheriff’s deputies about 1:30 to report that Matthew Stewart was walking through the mall and stealing items from stores. Authorities say when mall security tried to stop

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SHERIFF TO PRESENT ORDINANCE BANNING SYNTHETIC DRUGS AT COUNTY SUPERVISOR MEETING TODAY

Sheriff John McMahon will present a synthetic drug ordinance to the Board of County Supervisors today that includes criminal, administrative and civil penalties for those who sell synthetic drugs – more commonly known as “spice” or “bath salts” – in the county. Spice is a mixture of herbs sprayed with

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WHAT TO DO DURING A FLASH FLOOD

The Morongo Basin is now in the monsoon season. And with monsoons, comes the very real threat of flash flooding. When rain threatens, the National Weather Service may issue flood watches or flood warnings. A flood watch means a flood is possible, while a flood warning means that flooding is

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ROADS CLOSED AND THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER AFTER FLASH FLOODING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The mountains shook and the heavens opened up Saturday morning. It may not be the time to build your own ark, but some folks in Twentynine Palms may have thought so. Reporter Dan Stork describes what happened…

First it was an earthquake that rattled the desert. A magnitude 4.6 quake,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SENIOR CENTER IS COOLING CENTER

Southern California Edison still has pockets of customers in Twentynine Palms who are still without power, and power is not expected to be restored for most customer until this afternoon, with a few not being restored until midnight tonight. For Twentynine Palms residents who are still without power, the Twentynine

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NO NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN SEARCH FOR MISSING TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN

Investigators for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department continued their search throughout the weekend for 19-year-old Erin Corwin, the pregnant wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine who has been missing since Saturday, June 28. Investigators have been assisted by at least 50 search and rescue workers, along with the assistance

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS MEN ARRESTED AFTER BURGLARIES SATURDAY

NOTE: This is a corrected version of the story.

 

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested early Saturday morning, suspected of multiple burglaries in the city Friday. According to a Sheriff’s report, residents in the 6600 block of Palo Verde Avenue, 7400 block of Cactus Drive, 6000 block of Mariposa

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TORTOISE ROCK ADDS ADDITIONAL SUMMER CONCERTS

With the first of its summer concerts this past weekend, Tortoise Rock Casino has announced that it is adding two more concerts to its schedule. Reporter Sara Snyder has more on who’s playing and when…

Tortoise Rock Casino has added two additional concerts to its summer concert series. Spankshaft, a

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