STATE TO ENFORCE WATER CONSERVATION, HDWD OFFERS TIPS

With no relief in sight for the ongoing severe drought, yesterday the California Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency conservation regulation which will go into effect on August 1st. In January, Governor Jerry Brown declared a statewide drought and urged Californians to reduce their water use by 20%. As

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WITNESS CLAIMS TO HAVE SEEN ERIN CORWIN

A Twentynine Palms man claims to have seen Erin Corwin on the day of her disappearance. Corwin, a 20-year old pregnant Twentynine Palms woman, has been the object of an extensive search since she was reported missing on June 29, one day after she left her home aboard the Marine

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DETAILS INTO SATURDAY JOSHUA TREE FATAL CRASH AFTER A YUCCA VALLEY ARMED ROBBERY

The Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol have completed their reports on the armed robbery and fatal crash in Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree Saturday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Scott Grogins, 25, went to a home in the 7200 block of Palo Alto in Yucca Valley about 3

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LANDERS MAN HELD FOR ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

A Landers man is behind bars, accused of assaulting an acquaintance early Tuesday morning. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Daniel Grebic, 27, met a transient woman at a methadone clinic in Palm Springs. The woman spent the night at an RV trailer at Grebic’s home in the 1500 block

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 1: A TOWN MANAGER, TOMORROW PART 2: BLACK ROCK ROAD

The Yucca Valley Town Council met last night and finally named a town manager. Managing Editor Tami Roleff breaks her report into two parts. In part 1 today, name and terms for a manager, tomorrow, in part 2, Black Rock Canyon Road…

Director of Administrative Services Curtis Yakimow was

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MORONGO BASIN HORSEMAN’S ASSOCIATION GYMKHANA THIS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Horsemen’s Association will hold a Gymkhana Saturday in Twentynine Palms. The event will feature events on horseback such as cloverleaf barrels, pole bending, cat’s cradle, flag race, and a mystery horsemanship drill. The public is invited to attend. Registration begins at 5 p.m., with the games starting

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION CONSIDERS VACATION HOME RENTALS

After quickly agreeing to recommend to the City Council that it consider amending the city code to allow permanent ambulance staging areas in commercial zones, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission devoted its July 15 meeting to a workshop on vacation home rentals. Reporter Dan Stork reports that that work is

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TWO WEEKS: NO SIGN OF CORWIN, ABANDONED MINES BEING SEARCHED

More than two weeks after she disappeared, there’s still no sign of a pregnant Twentynine Palms woman, The County Sheriff says search teams have combed 200 square miles of remote desert. Erin Corwin, who turns 20 today, the wife of a Marine, was last seen June 28 at her home

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TO NAME TOWN MANAGER TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight in regular session. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says traffic light synchronizing, acquiring Brehm Park and Black Canyon Road, and the naming of a town manager are all on the Agenda… The Yucca Valley Town Council will begin their regular meeting tonight with a

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MORONGO BASIN MAC CALLS FOR CITIZEN INPUT

Commercial solar energy development was an inescapable subject at the July meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council yesterday. Reporter Dan Stork reports that it came up in discussions of Land Use Services, the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, and a proposed scenic highway designation… San Bernardino County Planning

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THREE PLEAD GUILTY IN DEFRAUDING LOCAL INDIAN TRIBE

A former college professor and presidential advisor was sentenced to nearly two years in prison for defrauding the Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians, the tribe announced last Friday. David Heslop, 76, a former Claremont College professor and advisor to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, pleaded guilty to

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A 25-YEAR TRADITION: THE CONSEQUENCES OF DRINKING AND DRIVING

For the past 25 years, Z107.7 Radio has aired a serious message that commemorates a tragedy. If we can keep just one more drunk driving tragedy from occurring, it will all have been worth it. Here is Patricia Fowler… This is Patricia Fowler, again, speaking to you about the consequences

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TWO KILLED, TWO INJURED IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH FOLLOWING YUCCA VALLEY ARMED ROBBERY

Two people are dead and two critically injured from a high-speed crash following an armed robbery in Yucca Valley Saturday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies received a report about 3:15 p.m. Saturday that a home in the 7200 block of Palo Alto had been broken into. The victims called back shortly before

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SUSPICIOUS FIRE DESTROYS JOSHUA TREE DUPLEX

A vacant duplex in Joshua Tree was completely destroyed in a fire early this morning. About 2:40 a.m., firefighters arrived at the scene at El Reposo Street and Highway 62 in downtown Joshua Tree to find the 1000-square-foot building fully involved in flames. The fire was reported by a neighbor.

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MAN WALKS AWAY WITH SCRATCH AFTER ROLL-OVER CRASH IN LANDERS

A man walked away with just a scratch after his car rolled over Saturday afternoon in Landers. About 5:30, the unidentified driver was traveling on Old Woman Springs Road near Napa when the car drifted off the edge of the road and rolled over into the desert. Bystanders helped the

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TALKS ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY TODAY

Renewable energy issues dominate the agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council today. Reporter Dan Stork has the details…

In the featured informational presentation at the July 14 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC, County Planning Commissioner Paul Smith will discuss the review process for solar development applications and

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SEARCH FOR ERIN CORWIN CONTINUES

Specialized investigators, along with Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers, continue the search today for Erin Corwin, 19, the pregnant wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, who hasn’t been seen since June 28. The County Sheriff’s Department said the search has covered more than 200 square miles of remote desert. The

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TWO DEAD, TWO INJURED, IN HIGH-SPEED ROLLOVER CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE FOLLOWING YUCCA VALLEY ROBBERY SATURDAY

Two men are dead and two people are critically injured from a high-speed crash following a robbery in Yucca Valley Saturday. Sheriff’s deputies received a report about 3:15 p.m. Saturday that a home in the 7200 block of Palo Alto had been broken into. The victims

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LOOKING FOR BATS

They’re somewhere between creepy and cool, and their nighttime wanderings lend them an air of mystery. Ranger Pam Tripp says you can see bats in the National Park…

When visiting Joshua Tree National Park during the warmer months, keep an eye out for the only flying mammal in the world

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WATCH OUT FOR SWEEPSTAKES SCAM

Winning a large sweepstakes prize is a dream come true for many people. However, that dream can quickly turn into a nightmare if the win notification was actually a sweepstakes scam. One Yucca Valley resident fell victim to fraud this week. The woman was contacted by phone by someone who

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