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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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: FIRE DEPARTMENT, GRASS REMOVAL, SPECIAL FUNDS

It’s déjà vu all over again at the Twentynine Palms City Council—twice. Reporter Dan Stork previews yet-another fire department task force, agenda-setting criteria, and several other items scheduled for tonight’s meeting…

The June 9 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council starts off with a closed session at 5:30 to

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THREE INJURED, ONE ARREST, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS STABBING

Three men were stabbed during an argument in Twentynine Palms Friday night, and the suspected assailant was arrested the next day. According to a Sheriff’s report, Steven Perez, 24, was arguing with the men in the 6600 block of Desert Queen Avenue in Twentynine Palms shortly before 11:30 p.m. Friday

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MAN WITH TWO PRIOR DUI CONVICTIONS ARRESTED FOR DUI

A Yucca Valley man with two previous convictions for driving under the influence was arrested again Saturday for DUI. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a traffic stop at Warren Vista Avenue and Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley about 8:15 Saturday night. The report states the driver,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER FORMS COMMITTEE TO ANNEX FIRE DEPARTMENT TO COUNTY

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board took a big first step in annexing their fire department to the county yesterday. Reporter Rebecca Havely was there and files this report…

At a special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Water Department yesterday, the board began with a brief closed

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ONE ARREST AFTER 3 MEN STABBED FRIDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FRIDAY NIGHT

Three men were stabbed during an argument in Twentynine Palms Friday night, and the suspected assailant was arrested the next day. According to a Sheriff’s report, Steven Perez, 24, was arguing with the men in the 6600 block of Desert Queen Avenue in Twentynine Palms shortly before 11:30 p.m. Friday

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DROUGHT THREATENS VERY EXISTENCE OF JOSHUA TREES

If the Mojave desert continues to be in a drought along with the rest of California, the very existence of the iconic Joshua trees may be threatened. An ecologist with the University of California Riverside told the Los Angeles Times, “If warmer, drier conditions continue in the coming decades, scientific

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER TO LOOK AT ANNEXING FIRE DEPARTMENT TO THE COUNTY

The Twentynine Palms Water District is looking at annexing the fire department to the county. Reporter Rebecca Havely says a special meeting tonight will see members named to an ad hoc committee…

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors has called a special meeting today, Monday, June 8. In

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SUSPECT FLUSHED OUT WITH PEPPER SPRAY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested and sprayed with pepper spray after he failed to come out of his hiding spot in an attic. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 6400 block of Mesquite Avenue about 4 p.m. Thursday to follow up a report

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HIKER INJURED WHILE CLIMBING ROCKS IN INDIAN COVE

A hiker climbing on rocks in the Indian Cove campground about 11 a.m. Saturday suffered moderate injuries when he fell about 50 feet. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Engineer Lee Martin, the hiker was climbing a rock face without any protective gear when he lost his footing. Martin said the

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WE CORRECT AND CLARIFY A STORY FROM APRIL 8

This correction and clarification today on a story we ran April 8. In the story we said Timothy Baragona, 51, was stopped near Reche Road and North Vans Ranch Boulevard in Landers on a traffic violation about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5. The deputy determined that Baragona was driving under

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NO REMOTE CONTROL TOYS IN THE NATIONAL PARK, PLEASE

Remote control toys are great fun. Ranger Pam Tripp says that the Desert is not the place for them…

Kids of all ages love to play with toys, and visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are no exception. There are restrictions, however, to what can be used in the park.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS BASKETBALL CAMP

Registrations are now being accepted for the Twentynine Palms basketball camp. The week-long camp runs Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Twentynine Palms High School gym. The basketball camp is open to boys and girls between the ages of 8 to

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4TH OF JULY FIREWORK SHOW IN YUCCA VALLEY

The annual 4th of July Fireworks show in Yucca Valley is drawing near. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has the where, when, and what…

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley and Burrtec Waste & Recycling have joined together to produce the annual 4th of July fireworks show in Yucca Valley. This huge

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YOUTH OUTREACH COALITION TO MEET

Reach Out Yucca Valley the Morongo Basin Community Coalition and the Twentynine Palms Advocates for Social Change work to reduce youth access to alcohol and drugs. The groups plan to hold a joint meeting to discuss how they can collaborate together on outreach, policy, and prevention. The organizations may change

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YOUTH SUMMER CAMP IN YUCCA VALLEY

A local summer camp experience will be about more than fun and games. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells about what’s in story

This year, the Town of Yucca Valley is offering a youth summer camp themed around the Museum’s Eat Well, Play Well Exhibit. This camp is offered to youth

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BROADWAY MUSICAL “MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” AT THEATRE 29

The comedic musical whodunit “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” is now playing at Theatre 29 through June 27. Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” recreates the lively, bawdy world of a Victorian-era British music hall. A distinguished company of actors attempts to tell the story

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BOXOHOUSE EXHIBIT ON THE SALTON SEA

The Salton sea was once a sea of dreams. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells about a local reception tomorrow for an exhibit that examines those dreams…

The Salton Sea is animated by an ongoing sedimentation of dreams and their disrepair. On Sunday, June 7, from 2 to 5 p.m., there will

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