I-15 CLOSURE MIDWEEK

If you plan on driving back to the Morongo Basin from Las Vegas Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, don’t. Southbound Interstate 15 will be completely closed down during the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 17, from 1 to 4 a.m. All southbound traffic will be diverted OFF the freeway at Primm

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“THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” CONTINUES AT THEATER 29

The comedic musical, who-done-it, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” continues its run at Theatre 29 this weekend. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how you can help solve the mystery…

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” is the winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score! A distinguished

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MIDSUMMER CELEBRATION AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a midsummer celebration on Saturday, June 13, starting at 6 p.m. The event will include the dedication of 10 sculptures donated by local artist Simi Dabah, a poetry reading by Cynthia Anderson, the raffle of a quilt. Music will be provided

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DEATH CAFÉ MEETS AT YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER

The Death Café is back. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains that it’s not a dangerous place, but somewhere to go for a lively discussion…

The Transition Joshua Tree Heart and Soul Team invites the public to the Death Café. At Death Cafes, people drink coffee, eat cake, and discuss

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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT A STABBING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

We have additional information about a story we ran Tuesday about a stabbing in Twentynine Palms, in which we said one man was arrested. According to court records, two men—Steven Perez, 24, and Robert Prudholme, 26, both of Twentynine Palms—were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in the stabbing

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PORTABLE TOILETS STOLEN IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twelve portable toilets were stolen sometime since mid-May, without even leaving any skid marks as to their new location. According to a Sheriff’s report, a black Explorer flat trailer, with 12 portable toilets on it, was left stored behind a locked fenced area off of Brant Crossing Road in Twentynine

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WATER QUALITY BOARD TO EXTEND YUCCA VALLEY SEPTIC DEADLINE

Four years ago, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board issued a septic tank discharge prohibition of May 2016 for Yucca Valley residents. However, the Hi-Desert Water District estimates that the waste water treatment facility won’t be operational until the end of 2018, which means that town residents would be

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MAJOR DRILL STARTS MONDAY ABOARD TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

A major drill is planned for next week aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base. Combat Center personnel will participate in an anti-terrorism and force protection exercise, Semper Durus, June 15 through 19. The Base’s Public Affairs office says intermittent traffic delays should be expected at the installation’s main gate

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PRESIDENT OBAMA EXPECTED IN PALM SPRINGS FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND

All indications are that President Barack Obama will visit the Palm Springs area next Father’s Day weekend; that would make five times he has come to the nearby low desert area. While there is no confirmation, the White House is quietly alerting people who need to know that the president

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STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED, THREE TWENTYNINE PALMS MEN ARRESTED

Three Twentynine Palms men were arrested yesterday, accused of stealing a vehicle and being in possession of stolen property. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, about 8 a.m. Wednesday, a 2010 Lexus was reported stolen from the 72500 block of Juanita Drive in Twentynine Palms. Then about 2 p.m. yesterday,

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MARINE BASE REPRESENTATIVE OUTLINES MORONGO BASIN IMPACT

The Morongo Basin’s largest employer is the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the base’s Assistant Chief of Staff Jim Ricker was at the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting Tuesday night to report on the base’s economic impact on the Morongo Basin…

According

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FLAG RETIREMENT DAY SET FOR THIS SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

In honor of Flag Day, a flag retirement ceremony will be held Saturday, June 13, at the Joshua Tree Memorial Park. Torn or tattered American or POW flags may be dropped off at the cemetery or the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 6402 Veterans Way, in Joshua Tree. Flags may

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SALVAGE SATURDAY AT MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST

When the Mojave Desert Land Trust cleans up properties it acquires, it also acquires a lot of stuff—some of it very neat, in a desert-y sort of way. Reporter Dan Stork welcomes you to Salvage Saturdays…

The Mojave Desert Land Trust inaugurates “Salvage Saturdays” with a sale of treasures mined

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HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL, “MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” AT THEATRE 29

The comedic musical, who-done-it, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” continues its run at Theatre 29 this weekend. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how you can help solve the mystery…

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” is the winner of the Tony “Triple Crown”: Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score! A distinguished

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL: WATER CONSERVATION, FIRE, AGENDA SETTING AND EXTRA FUNDS

The Twentynine Palms City Council said goodbye to Captain Dale Mondary and hello to his successor last night. Reporter Dan Stork says it also called a halt to further turf removal, selected members for the ad hoc Fire Committee, kept agenda-setting rules as-is, and approved the Special Funds Budget…

Sheriff’s

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NEW SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN A FAMILIAR FACE IN THE MORONGO BASIN

County Sheriff John McMahon promoted Lieutenant Jeff Joling to the rank of captain yesterday. Captain Joling will take over as commander of the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station June 27. He takes over from Captain Dale Mondary who is leaving June 12 to serve as the chief of police in nearby

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION AGREES WITH ART EXEMPTION

It was a packed Yucca Valley Planning Commission meeting last night, as commissioners discussed several issues during their three-hour-long meeting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us what piqued the public’s interest…

More than 40 people were at last night’s Yucca Valley Planning Commission meeting, in which commissioners discussed exemptions from

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS MEETING

When the Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets this Saturday (June 13), members will consider a resolution in support of measure Y, the hospital’s ballot initiative on affiliation with Tenet Healthcare. A guest speaker will present the case for California Senate Bill 128, which would give terminally ill people the right

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet tomorrow in closed and open session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda…

Following a 2 p.m. closed session for a president/superintendent performance evaluation and a matter of potential litigation, the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees convenes in regular open session at 3

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MEASURE X DEFEAT IS NOW OFFICIAL

It’s official: Yucca Valley residents decidedly voted against a ballot measure that would have allowed up to two medical marijuana dispensaries in the town. The County Registrar of Voters released the official election results yesterday. With 38 percent of the town’s voters casting ballots, Measure X was defeated 56.5 percent

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