SCHOOL BOARD MOPS UP LAST MINUTE BUSINESS BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS

In a brisk meeting at which the small audience was comprised mainly of District administrators, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education accomplished a variety of pre-term mopping up activities. Reporter Dan Stork lists the actions… Following the approval of her contract as Interim Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF SEX CRIMES AGAINST A YOUNG GIRL

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday, accused of sex crimes with a child. According to a Sheriff’s report, a girl told her mother that Floyd Manning, 77, had been exposing himself to her and making lewd requests for several months. After investigation, Floyd Manning was arrested about 4 p.m.

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SCIENCE AND HARD WORK: HOW THE BODY OF ERIN CORWIN WAS FOUND

Locating of the body of pregnant Marine Wife Erin Corwin—missing for seven weeks—and the arrest of a suspect, boyfriend Christopher Lee, came about as the result of a remarkable job by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said the conclusion of this phase of the Corwin

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QUICK FIRE ATTACK ON A GARAGE SAVES A YUCCA VALLEY HOME

A quick attack on a garage fire Sunday saved a Yucca Valley home. County Fire Captain Rick Denison said firefighters responded to a residential structure fire in the 58500 block of San Andreas Road in Yucca Valley shortly after 4:00 p.m. Arriving units found heavy smoke and fire showing from

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LAST MINUTE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION POSITION FILLED

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education holds its last meeting before the start of the school year on August 19. Reporter Dan Stork says the action agenda features the filling of a high-level administrative slot… Following a 6:30 p.m. closed meeting to consider personnel and pupil issues, the

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HARRISON HOUSE TO HOST SINGER VICTORIA WILLIAMS SATURDAY

Victoria Williams, a songwriter and singer who has performed with national acts, will give a solo concert at Harrison House in Joshua Tree Saturday, August 23. Williams, a musician, singer, and songwriter who is noted for her distinctive high vibrato voice, evokes flavors of country, folk, rock, gospel and jazz.

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

A blood drive will be held tomorrow at Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. Reporter Cara Conway urges you to give the gift of life… Desert Blood Services is hosting a blood drive Wednesday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hi-Desert Medical Center, 6601 White Feather

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE ON CORWIN CASE

The body of Erin Corwin, reported missing from the Twentynine Palms Marine Base June 29th, was found Saturday in a 140 foot deep mineshaft, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Her alleged lover, Former Corporal Brandon Lee, was arrested on homicide charges in Anchorage, Alaska Sunday night. Corwin,

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SHERIFF TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY ON ERIN CORWIN CASE

The alleged lover of missing Marine wife Erin Corwin is behind bars in Anchorage, Alaska after an extensive search was conducted over the weekend for Corwin in 29 Palms. Federal Agents arrested Lee at about 10 pm last night and he is being held at the Anchorage Correctional Complex.

The

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THREE ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS DRUG RAID

Three Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Thursday afternoon following a drug raid on a home in the 71900 block of Sunnyslope Drive. About 3:10, deputies armed with a search warrant raided the home where they found Reah Barger, 34, Michael Pace, 51, and Jonathan Lowry, 64, along with drugs, weapons,

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WOMAN INJURED AFTER FALLING OFF HER ORV IN JOHNSON VALLEY

A woman was flown to a Palm Springs hospital Sunday morning after she fell off her off-road vehicle. According to County fire fighter Aaron Boykin, the woman was riding her ATV in the Dry Means Lake Bed when she lost control when she tried to make a turn about 7:50

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SMALL EARTHQUAKE RATTLES NEARBY BIG BEAR

A small earthquake has struck the Nearby Big Bear area last night, no damages or injuries were reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.7 quake struck at 9:55 p.m. It was centered 4 miles north of Big Bear City at a depth of about 4 miles. Hundreds of people

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ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park has been the inspiration for so many artists. Ranger Pam Tripp says that the Park encourages the process with a Artist-in-Residence program…

Joshua Tree National Park and the Joshua Tree National Park Association are pleased to announce the participants in the 2014-2015 Artist-in-Residence program. Five artists

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YVHS REGISTRATION

Yucca Valley High School Registration begins Monday, August 18th. The process starts in the YVHS Library. If you received a notice from the library, please bring your books to turn in or be prepared to pay for these items during registration. Class schedule pick up will follow in the YVHS

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB AFTER-SCHOOL REGISTRATION

Twentynine Palms Youth Club is taking registrations for its after-school program for Twentynine Palms school children. The after school program begins August 25. Applications can be picked up at the Youth Club, 5882 Luckie Avenue, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is free for students

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FOOD DISTRIBTION FOR AUGUST 2014

The third Monday of August 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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NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

Two Copper Mountain College students were awarded the 2014 Martie Avels Nursing Scholarship. Bobbie Buckman of Joshua Tree, and Breanna Ingalls of Yucca Valley, both registered nursing students at CMC, will receive a total award of up to $6,000 to defray the cost of tuition and books. Buckman said she

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NEW SENSATIONS TO PERFORM AT YUCCA VALLEY CONCERT SATURDAY

Tonight is the night for the last performance in the Yucca Valley Summer Music Festival. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to experience New Sensations…

Join M.C. Pat Michaels of Z107.7 at the final concert of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival, which will feature the New Sensations Band. The New

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CHP DUI CHECKPOINT TONIGHT

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI checkpoint tonight, Saturday, August 16, from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. in the Joshua Tree area. Drug Recognition Experts will be on site to provide on-the-spot assessments of drivers suspected of drug use. The officers will also be equipped with hand held

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DRUG RAID IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Three Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Thursday afternoon following a drug raid on a home in the 71900 block of Sunnyslope Drive. About 3:10, deputies armed with a search warrant raided the home where they found Reah Barger, 34, Michael Pace, 51, and Jonathan Lowry, 64, along with drugs, weapons,

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