ONE ARREST AFTER YUCCA VALLEY MACHETE THREATS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday, accused of terrorizing his stepfather with a machete. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Segura, 41, was arguing with his stepfather in the 57300 block of Yucca Trail all day Sunday. About 12:30 p.m., Segura is accused of trying to break down his

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DRIVER KILLED IN ROLLOVER CRASH ON STATE ROUTE 62, EAST OF I-10

Three serious crashes in the Morongo Basin this weekend, including at least one fatality on deadly Highway 62. The confirmed fatality was a single vehicle rollover on Highway 62 in the Morongo Grade at 3:04 Sunday afternoon. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Behrens said that the westbound Toyota Tacoma rolled over

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PEDESTRIAN INJURED ON STATE ROUTE 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

On Saturday night, a man was seriously injured when he was hit by a car as he was crossing the highway in Joshua Tree. About 8:30 p.m., Anita Barker, 53, was driving eastbound about 40 to 45 miles per hour in the number 1 lane when Arthur Comings, 73, of

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MOTORCYCLE RIDER INJURED IN CRASH IN WONDER VALLEY SUNDAY

About 5:45 p.m. Sunday, a female motorcycle rider crashed her bike on Ironage Road in Wonder Valley. Stacy Smalling, 37, of Yucaipa, was riding her Yamaha motorcycle northbound on Ironage Road at 30 to 35 miles per hour when she hit a patch of soft sand and lost control. She

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SCHOOL BOARD TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON EMPLOYEE CONTRACTS

Although the hundreds of Morongo Unified School District employees have been told the terms of their tentatively-agreed upon contracts, it’s not official yet. Reporter Dan Stork tells of one public step required by law, which will be part of the regular school board meeting tomorrow…

In accordance with the California

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REACH OUT COUNTY CONTRACT, ANOTHER MAC MEMBER BITES THE DUST

There are two items of Morongo Basin interest on the consent agenda for the June 16 meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. Reach Out Morongo Basin will get approval of a 3-year contract for a total of $97,500, to provide senior supportive services. And, yet another seat

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CHECK OUT NATIONAL PARKS ONLINE

There are multiple ways to use the Internet to find out what’s going on in the national parks. Ranger Pam Tripp surveys what the Web has to offer…

Today’s social media sites allow us to look up and even discuss the latest trends and current events, while gathering information on

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet 3 p.m. Monday. Speakers will talk about living with industrial solar. The Solar One project—200 acres on private property just across Camp Rock Road from Lone Valley Solar—is now under review by the county. The meeting will be held at the Johnson Valley

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD TO BE DISTRIBUTED THIS MONDAY

The third Monday of June is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday,

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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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CALL FOR ART AT TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITOR CENTER & ART GALLERY

The theme for the summer art show at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery is “Shade and Shadows.” Desert artists are invited to submit one piece of original art for possible inclusion in the show. Artwork can include painting, watercolor, mixed media, photography, and three-dimensional work such as

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NOAH PURIFOY RETROSPECTIVE

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is holding a retrospective exhibition of a famed artist who spent the last years of his life in Joshua Tree. Noah Purifoy, who co-founded the Watts Town Art Center, used the debris from the Watts riots to

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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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