PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN MORONGO VALLEY CRASH LAST NIGHT

A 54-year-old woman was killed in Morongo Valley last night when she was struck by a car on the highway. According to the California Highway Patrol, Geraldine Willis, 46, of Twentynine Palms, was driving a 2014 Dodge Avenger eastbound on Highway 62 about 8:30 p.m. when the still-unidentified woman attempted

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THREE ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY ON DRUG CHARGES

Three people were arrested in Yucca Valley late Sunday night after drugs were found in their possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, Sheriff’s deputies stopped a 2002 Toyota just after 9:30 p.m. at Kickapoo Trail and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley. During the traffic stop, the deputy found heroin, drug

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS TO RECONSIDER VACATION HOME RENTALS

About 60 people filled the chairs at the Twentynine Palms Community Center, to participate in a special joint meeting of the City Council and Planning Commission on vacation home rentals. Reporter Dan Stork says that a question was asked by the Planning Commissioners, and was answered by the City Council…

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UNITY HOME TALENT SHOW FRIDAY

A talent show to support the Morongo Basin Unity Home will be held Friday, May 2, at Copper Mountain College’s Bell Center. “An Evening against Violence” will feature a variety show filled with local talent—dancing, singing, acting, laughter, and a team of improv comics. A minimum $5 donation is requested.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT CONSIDERS FIRE TAX, CITY FUNDING

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board, meeting exclusively on Fire Department business, will hold a special meeting tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says fire tax options and city funding are the focus……

The Twentynine Palms Water District will hold a special meeting Wednesday, April 30, starting at 6 p.m. to discuss

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN’S FAMILY SUES THE GOVERNMENT OVER FATAL HUMVEE CRASH

The family of a daughter who was killed in a highway collision in 2013 in Joshua Tree, involving a Marine who allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel of a military-issued Humvee, has filed a federal lawsuit in Riverside District Court. Kristin Thrawl, 26, of Yucca Valley, was killed in the

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TWO FIRES BACK-TO-BACK IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

Yucca Valley fire fighters were called to two fires Monday afternoon. County Fire Captain Rick Denison said shortly before 1 p.m., shelving units, cabinets, and electronic equipment were burning in a large pile in a back yard of a home in the 6100 block of Mandarin Road. Neighbors were attempting

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VACATION HOME RENTALS WORKSHOP IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

It’s the fifth Tuesday of the month, which is usually dark for public affairs in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Dan Stork reminds city residents that a special workshop on vacation home rentals is tonight…

Tonight’s the night for a special public workshop of the City Council and the Planning Commission at

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MAN ARRESTED FOR DUI, MARIJUANA, AFTER TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Friday morning after a traffic crash in which deputies said he was driving under the influence of marijuana. According to a Sheriff’s log, Rogelio Graham, 22, was involved in a crash at Highway 62 and Cholla Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 4:30 Friday

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DIRT BIKE RIDER SUSTAINS SERIOUS INJURIES SUNDAY IN JOHNSON VALLEY

A dirt bike rider was seriously injured Sunday in a crash at the Means Dry Lake bed in Johnson Valley. About 4:30 p.m., a man identified only as being in his 30s, was riding his dirt bike in the sand dunes with several other people when he lost control and

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GARBAGE TRUCK CAUSES POWER OUTAGE IN JOSHUA TREE FRIDAY

Joshua Tree was without power for several hours Friday afternoon due to a low-hanging cable line. According to the California Highway Patrol, Kenneth Porter, 59, of Joshua Tree was driving a Burrtec garbage truck northbound on Mountain View Street, just south of Chollita Road, when the top of the truck

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DROUGHT SUBJECT OF BASIN-WIDE FOUNDATION MEETING THURSDAY

Even though the state is in a drought condition, recent rains will be seeing some state project water released to the Yucca Valley area. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says conservation is still being urged….

Due to the statewide drought, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), announced that none of

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SOME STATE WATER COMING TO YUCCA VALLEY, CONSERVATION URGED

Speakers from the Mojave Water Agency and four local water districts will give a presentation about the current drought situation and what their districts can give to customers, as a breakfast meeting sponsored by the Basin Wide Foundation. The breakfast meeting will be 7 a.m. Thursday, May 1, at the

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LOWER ELECTRICAL BILL? WE’LL EXPLAIN WHY

Did you notice that your April bill from Southern California Edison was lower than you expected? Reporter Dan Stork was surprised to see his low bill, and looked into why…

My household electricity bill from So Cal Edison for April showed a $40 “Climate Credit.” Yours should too. Here’s what

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CHP WILL MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD’S SAFETY SEAT IS PUT IN PROPERLY

Thousands of children are injured or killed every year by safety seats that are improperly fastened by parents or caretakers. Remember, most collisions occur within a mile of the home, so buckle your child in a safety seat for every trip, no matter how short. Not sure if your child’s

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HOW YOUR NATIONAL PARK WORKS

The 1250 square miles of National Park on our doorstep looks untended. Ranger Pam Tripp gives a hint of how much goes on behind the scenes to tend it…

Joshua Tree National Park consists of approximately 800,000 acres of land, which requires the service of many employees. The park is

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FOOD FOR LIFE DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS

Food for Life is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors. The following positions are open: secretary, treasurer, site coordinator, and fund-raiser. Anyone interested in these positions, or who wishes to nominate someone, should call Bob Geddis at 760-362-4510. Elections will be held in June. If you are interested in

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BASIN WIDE FOUNDATION BREAKFAST FEATURES DROUGHT INFO

Speakers from the Mojave Water Agency and four local water districts will give a presentation about the current drought situation and what their districts can give to customers, at a breakfast meeting sponsored by the Basin Wide Foundation. The breakfast meeting will be 7 a.m. Thursday, May 1, at the

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HI-DESERT WATER SPECIAL CLOSED MEETING MONDAY

The Hi-Desert Water District will hold a special closed-session meeting Monday for a performance evaluation of the general manager. The meeting will start at 5 p.m.

CHILD SAFETY SEAT HELP

Thousands of children are injured or killed every year by safety seats that are improperly fastened by parents or caretakers. Remember, most collisions occur within a mile of the home, so buckle your child in a safety seat for every trip, no matter how short. Not sure if your child’s

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