HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT SETS SPECIAL MEETING WITH NO-SHOW SEWER ENGINEERS

Someone has some ‘splainin’ to do after the featured act at last night’s Hi-Desert Water District Special meeting was a no-show. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says board members were not happy… With just barely 24 hours notice, the Hi-Desert Water District held a special meeting last night for its board

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JOSHUA TREE RECREATION PRE-SCHOOL AND SOCCER SIGN-UPS OPEN TOMORROW

Beginning tomorrow, August 1, the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District will be accepting registrations for its fall pre-school and modified soccer programs. The pre-school program is designed to prepare your child with the academic and social skills needed to enter kindergarten. The program offers two different class sessions. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION MOVIE IN LUCKIE PARK TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms recreation Movies in Luckie Park series will have its final evening tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says come see “The Nut Job”… The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department presents the final movie in the Movies in Luckie Park series with “The Nut Job,” scheduled to play on

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN GETS SIX YEARS IN PRISON FOR ASSAULTING DEPUTY

A Yucca Valley man who has a rap sheet going back to 1998 was sentenced to six years in state prison recently for assaulting a police officer. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, about 2 p.m. on May 17, Deputy Sean Tabor recognized two men–at least one of whom was

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED IN COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BURGLARY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early this morning, accused of burglarizing Copper Mountain College. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, a deputy responded to a burglary alarm at the college just before 1 a.m. The deputy saw a man running from the campus into the open desert. The deputy,

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO BUILD A HOUSE IN TWO DAYS FOR A VETERAN

Yesterday, Z107.7 News featured a non-profit building a house in Twentynine Palms in two days for a military veteran. Today, Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they are looking for volunteers… The Desert Communities Fuller Center for Housing, or Fuller, plans to build a home in Twentynine Palms for a low-income

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER VIOLENT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two people were arrested for felony spouse abuse after a fight in Yucca Valley early Monday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, Anissa Noriega, 20, of the 7700 block of Victor Vista Avenue, started screaming at her boyfriend, Oscar Huerta, 40, when he took her children to a relative’s house

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN INJURED IN SINGLE-CAR ROLLOVER CRASH

A Yucca Valley man was injured during a single-vehicle roll-over crash Saturday. According to the California Highway Patrol, James McCain, 51, was driving a gray Toyota Tundra northbound on Old Woman Springs Road shortly before 6 p.m. when he leaned over to pick up something. When he looked up, he

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AFTER A MONTH, NO EVIDENCE OF A CRIME, NO TRACE OF ERIN CORWIN

It was one month ago that pregnant Marine wife Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms was reported missing. She told her husband, Marine Cpl. Jonathan Corwin, she was headed to Joshua Tree National Park on June 28. When she did not return, he reported her missing the next day. Sheriff’s Captain

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE DESTROYS AN OCCUPIED TRAVEL TRAILER

A travel trailer used as a permanent home in Morongo Valley was destroyed in an early-morning fire Monday. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Murphy said a passer-by driving by on the highway called in the fire in the 9100 block of Bella Vista at 1:47 a.m. Monday morning. Fire fighters from

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMEN ARRESTED FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Friday night, accusing of hitting her boyfriend. Sheriff’s reports say Dawn Croom, 32, was drinking at a bar in the 72100 block of 29 Palms Highway. When her boyfriend arrived about 10:30 p.m., Croom began hitting him, at which time he left. Friends brought

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MILITARY VETERANS URGED TO APPLY FOR A NEW HOUSE

A Twentynine Palms home will be built in just two days by a Low-Desert non-profit organization. Managing editor Tami Roleff says eligible military families are being urged to apply to make it their home when they are done… Military veterans, especially disabled vets, are encouraged to apply for a home

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JOSHUA TREE FIRE FIGHTERS RESCUE FALLEN HORSE

Joshua Tree fire fighters rode to the rescue of a horse that had fallen down and couldn’t get up yesterday. Engineer Dave Faller said that a former search-and-rescue horse had gotten its legs tangled in its wooden rail fence near Broadway and Sun Mesa, and fell over. By the time

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CONGRESSMAN COOK HELPS LOCAL VETERAN FIGHTING VA FOR TREATMENT

The problems for a former Marine in Twentynine Palms are being encountered all over the country as the Veteran’s Administration (VA) struggles to cope with what is called “Gulf War Illness.” The story of Sean Sanders, 44, is mirrored by many U.S Veterans who served in “Operation Desert Shield” and

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER EXPLAINS CHROMIUM 6 TO RATEPAYERS

As of July 1, the state of California tightened the standards for the presence of the infamous chromium-6 chemical in drinking water. In its latest monthly newsletter to ratepayers, the Joshua Basin Water District described where it stands on the issue. Reporter Dan Stork summarizes the Joshua Basin Water District’s

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1,307 CARS STOPPED, THREE TICKETS WRITTEN, IN SUNDAY’S YUCCA VALLEY CHECKPOINT

The Yucca Valley Police Department conducted a DUI/drivers’ license checkpoint Sunday night in Yucca Valley at State Route 62 and Prescott Avenue between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide

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THEATRE 29 LAUNCHES “LEGACY BRICKS” FUND-RAISER

Theatre 29 is welcoming a world-class Simi Dabah art piece being installed at the Theater building in Twentynine Palms with a special fund-raiser. Reporter Taylor Thacker says you can put your name, your business, or a loved one on a legacy brick in the new “Serenity Patio”… Theatre 29 has

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SUMMER RANGER PROGRAMS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is offering ranger programs for the remainder of the summer: evening campfire programs, hikes, talks on the patios, and a desert story time for children. Evening campfire programs are held at Jumbo Rocks Amphitheater in Jumbo Rocks Campground Friday and Saturday nights at 8:30. Thursdays at

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NATIONAL PARK ECONOMIC IMPACT

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that nearly 1.4 million visitors to Joshua Tree National Park in 2013 spent almost $63 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 770 jobs in the local area. Interim Park superintendent Todd Suess said, “National park tourism is a significant

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DINOSAUR FAMILY DAY

Next week, don’t miss the opportunity to get in touch with your inner reptile. Reporter Cara Conway previews Dinosaur Family Fun Day…

Dig up fossils, play games, and learn about the Age of the Dinosaurs, Saturday August 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum

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