SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH AT DESERT CONGREGATIONAL

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church tonight at 7 pm. Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road. Call 760-361-0086 for a free ride to the church, or Bob

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DRUG ARRESTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two women were arrested Thursday morning for drug possession and other charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were following leads on another investigation when they went to a home in the 6900 block of Juniper Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 10:30. At the residence, they contacted Sabrina Norcross, 31,

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GALLERY 62 OPENING RECEPTION

The Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council opened its new art gallery in Joshua Tree Friday, and will hold an opening reception tonight, Saturday during the Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art Crawl. Gallery 62’s first exhibit will feature the works of seven artists: Paul and Kathy Klopfenstein, with their 3-dimensional artworks;

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TWO BODIES FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY EVENING

Two people who were found dead in Yucca Valley Thursday night appeared to have died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard said it appeared the man and woman and a dog were trying to keep warm in a shed when they died. The Coroner’s office identified the

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CHP STEPPING UP SPEEDING AND AGGRESSIVE DRIVING ENFORCEMENT

The majority of collisions in California that end in death or injury begin with a speeding or aggressive driver. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has received a federal grant to fund a campaign to reduce the frequency of crashes caused by speeding and aggressive driving. With summer fast approaching, the

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ANOTHER CLIMBING AREA CLOSED IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Another climbing area in Joshua Tree National Park has been closed due to nesting raptors. The Park announced Thursday that the Towers of Uncertainty area, about 2 ½ miles south of Geology Tour Road, is closed to climbers due to nesting birds. The area will be closed until the birds

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COUNTY ANNOUNCES SOLAR EXPO FOR HOMEOWNERS

Opposition to commercial solar in the Morongo Basin has consistently been accompanied by support for rooftop solar on existing buildings. Dan Stork says there will be a local opportunity to learn how to do it, this month… Third District Supervisor James Ramos has announced a free, public expo, “Solar Options

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LOCAL ARTISTS GROUP OPENING A NEW GALLERY IN JOSHUA TREE

The Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council is opening its new art gallery in Joshua Tree today, and will hold an opening reception Saturday during the Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art Crawl. Gallery 62’s first exhibit will feature the works of seven artists: Paul and Kathy Klopfenstein, with their 3-dimensional artworks;

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS WINS A ROUND IN PROJECT PHOENIX FUNDING BATTLE

The City of Twentynine Palms has won a round in its legal struggle with the California Department of Finance, over the proceeds of bonds that the City issued to finance the Project Phoenix development effort. Project Phoenix would build a community center, theater, gym, and 40 housing units in downtown

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DOG LICENSING AND VACCINATION IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY

The Town of Yucca Valley will host a dog licensing and pet vaccination clinic today, Thursday, April 10, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Community Center courtyard. The clinic is offered to all Yucca Valley and San Bernardino County residents. Low-cost rabies vaccinations will be available for $6

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION OFFERS LIFEGUARD TRAINING

If you are looking for a summer job as a lifeguard anywhere, you must first be certified. The Town of Yucca Valley is offering a class to do just that. Managing Editor Tami Roleff splashes in with details…

The Town of Yucca Valley is accepting registrations for its Lifeguard Certification

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets this Saturday morning at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the CopperMountainCollege campus in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and a $10 full breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the meeting begins at 10 a.m. Topping the agenda is an address by San Bernardino County Auditor/Controller, Larry Walker after

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LEARN ABOUT POLLUTION AND RECYCLING AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM SATURDAY

Science Saturday at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum is about “Pollution and Recycling” this week. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details…

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum continues their popular education program, Science Saturdays, with an exciting topic in April. On Saturday, April 12, in honor of Earth Day, this Science Saturday will help

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MAN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE HEAD-ON CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK WAS A MARINE

More details today following a violent, motorcycle-to-motorcycle head-on crash in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday afternoon. Base officials say the man killed was a Marine stationed at the Twentynine Palms base. Corporal Elmer VanHoorebeke Jr., 27, was an electrical system technician with VMU-1 who deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. VanHoorebeke

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL GETS BUDGET INPUT, TALKS ABOUT PUBLIC ART, HOMELESSNESS

The meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council was far-ranging and crisp. Reporter Dan Stork was there, and says that the topics ranged through budgetary matters, public art, and how the city might respond to homelessness…

Twentynine Palms City Manager Joe Guzetta described to the City Council the calendar of

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TWO FELONS, ONE HIDING OUT AFTER EARLY RELEASE, LOCATED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A wanted parolee released early under AB109 was found hiding out in Twentynine Palms with another wanted felon Sunday. At 1:30 p.m., deputies responded to the 6200 block of Ocotillo Road in Twentynine Palms for a report of a verbal disturbance. At the location, deputies contacted two men. One identified

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STOLEN CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE

Deputies from the Sheriff’s Department’s Rural Crimes Task Force recovered on Monday a piece of heavy equipment that had been stolen last year in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a Bobcat augur attachment, owned by JMJ Construction out of Winchester, was stolen in September 2013 while workers

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION GIVES NEW ROSS STORE BIGGER SIGNAGE

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission gave the new Ross store a bigger sign last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at that meeting and files this report…

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission went against its staff recommendation at its meeting last night, and granted a variance for a 238-square foot

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LAWSUIT FILED BY FAMILY OF MAN KILLED BY SHERIFF’S PATROL CAR

The family of the man killed nearly a year ago in a crash with a Sheriff’s deputy in Twentynine Palms has filed a lawsuit against the deputy involved in the crash, as well as the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department , the County, and the City. Z107.7 News has learned

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2nd RIDER FROM SUNDAY MOROTRCYCLE HEAD-ON IN JTNP DIES

The second rider involved in a head-on motorcycle to motorcycle crash Sunday in Joshua Tree National Park has died. Riverside County Coroner’s officials said Elmer Vanhoorebeke Jr., 27, of Twentynine Palms died Sunday afternoon at 4:20 p.m. in the Emergency room at Desert Hospital in Palms Springs. Vanhoorebeke Jr had

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