FOUR INJURED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS VEHICLE CRASH

Four people were injured in a Twentynine Palms crash that closed the highway for over an hour Wednesday afternoon. Just after 2 p.m., Paul Lacroix, 60, of Twentynine Palms, was stopped at the northbound stop sign on Morongo Road when he made a left turn onto westbound Highway 62 right

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR WINS AWARDS AND HONORS

The Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir came home with several trophies from their performances at the Music in the Parks competition in Anaheim last Friday. The Choir’s performance of “I Loved You” earned them first place in the category of Mixed Choir/Small Schools, with a rating of Excellent. Then,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL “13” OPENS FRIDAY

Twentynine Palms High School drama department presents “13, A New Musical.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… The character of young Evan Goldman moves with his family from New York City to a small town in Indiana. Evan grapples with his parent’s divorce in “13, A New Musical.” Evan

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ACCUSED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT TODAY, TOMORROW

Christopher Lee, accused of killing 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms last summer, is scheduled to be in court today and tomorrow. The prosecution and defense lawyers are expected to present their motions, and evidence and testimony to convince the judge there is probable cause to hold Lee for trial

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SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER HITS TWO CARS, HELD BY WITNESSES

A suspected drunk driver was arrested Monday morning after he hit two vehicles and attempted to flee. According to a Sheriff’s report, Alberto Jimenez, 54, of the 4300 block of Inez Avenue, was driving his silver Plymouth Voyager northbound on Acoma Trail about 10:30 a.m. when he collided with a

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER BUYS PROPERTY, PLANS TRANSITION

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency met in special session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said getting ready to take over county water and property acquisition dominated the meeting… Last night in Landers, directors of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency met in special session where they were briefed on plans for

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STRONG-ARMED ROBBERY AT WAL-MART, JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday, accused of strong arm robbery at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, Wal-Mart loss prevention personnel observed Bruce Johnson, 46, of the 61900 block of Begonia, concealing items in his backpack. When security attempted to prevent Johnson from leaving the

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VIOLENT RAMPAGE RESULTS IN ARREST AT GUNPOINT IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested at gunpoint Sunday evening, accused of scaring her young children during a violent, drunken rampage. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called about 8 p.m. Sunday to report her boyfriend, identified as Richard Guzman, 32, was drunk and was hitting things in her

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SCHOOL BOARD TO TALK ABOUT HOPE ACADEMY, VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting tonight at District offices in Twentynine Palms that will consist principally of workshops. Reporter Dan Stork has the full agenda… Hope Academy will be one topic at a special workshop/study meeting of the Morongo Unified School District

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested after he beat up his girlfriend Friday. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses said Randy Camerer, 28, of the 7300 block of Sage Avenue, bit his girlfriend’s chin, and choked her in front of her young children about 8:30 a.m. Thursday. When deputies arrived,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN STEALS FROM FRIEND’S HOUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday morning, accused of breaking into a friend’s home and stealing money. According to a Sheriff’s report, Timothy Bowen, 24, spent Thursday night at a friend’s house in the 6500 block of Mariposa Avenue in Twentynine Palms. The friend believes that Bowen unlocked a

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GRASS-ROOTS FUND-RAISER SEES 1,500 ATTENDEES, RAISES OVER $17,000

In a remarkable grass-roots event Saturday, over 1,500 people attended “Abigail’s Day” Saturday at the Yucca Mesa Community Center. Organizers said the event, first planned as a family barbeque, grew beyond their wildest expectations into an phenomenal outpouring of community support for young Abigail Snipes, a 12-year-old cancer victim currently

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BEWARE OF THE “GRANDPARENTS’ SCAM”

An old phone scam that is making the rounds again. It’s called the “grandparents scam,” because the caller pretends to be the victim’s grandchild who needs money because of an arrest or car crash Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how you can avoid being a victim… Grandparents in Yucca Valley

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SUED BY THE ACLU OVER TASER USE

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, asking a court to order the department to turn over documents showing steps it has taken to comply with county grand jury recommendations on the use of Tasers. The grand jury found that deaths related to the

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COUNTY SEEKING 2015-16 GRAND JURORS

Volunteers for the 2015-2016 San Bernardino County grand jury are now being requested. Reporter Dan Stork tells who can apply, what a grand juror does, and how to apply… To be eligible for selection to the county grand jury, a person must be at least 18 years of age, a

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT MAILING OUT ASSESSMENT DISTRICT BALLOTS

The Hi-Desert Water District began mailing ballots Friday to all property owners in Yucca Valley for the sewer project’s assessment district vote. Property owners will have until May 13 to vote on whether or not to support the formation of assessment districts in the town for the sewer project. Approval

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GRAFFITI IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Whether defacers of nature fancy themselves artists, or are celebrating an infatuation, they’re still jerks. Ranger Pam Tripp tells what you can do to fight graffiti…

The beauty of Joshua Tree National Park speaks for itself in the vast open views, the wondrous rock piles, the unique Joshua Trees, and

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EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE

Evangelical Free Church will hold a sunrise service Easter morning, April 5, starting at 6 a.m. The service will be held in the amphitheater, behind the church, 6804 Mohawk Trail in Yucca Valley. After the service, children are invited to go next door to Desert Christ Park and search for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN SERVES ON NAVY WARSHIP

Monument High School graduate Heather Krough servers on board the USS New Orleans.

A local high school graduate has a post aboard an advanced naval vessel. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells where Heather Krough is serving…

A Twentynine Palms native is serving aboard one of the Navy’s newest and

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YVHS BASEBALL RESULTS

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan baseball teams lost to the powerhouse Cajon Cowboys of San Bernardino at home Thursday afternoon. Senior Isaiah Kinder started and pitched six innings in workman-like fashion, striking out five Cowboys in the process. The Trojan offense was shut down most of the day and

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