THURSDAY ARRESTS

Two Joshua Tree residents were arrested in Thursday on warrants and other charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle about noon Thursday in the 62000 block of El Reposo Circle. During the investigation, the deputy discovered that Jason Brown, 31, had in his possession nunchuks, and

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ROADWAY LITTER

Here’s one for you… Did you ever wonder exactly what kind of “footprint” you’re leaving on the planet? Managing editor Tami Roleff breaks down the decomposition of everyday trash… If you throw your “footprint-making” leather shoes out of the car window, they would take between 25 and 40 years to

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TWO MEN WANTED ON FELONY WARRANTS RECOGNIZED AND ARRESTED

A sharp-eyed Sheriff’s deputy recognized two felons who were wanted on warrants and arrested them at a grocery store Wednesday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, Deputy Erdem Gorgolu was at the Twentynine Palms Stater Brothers store about 10 a.m. when he saw Joshua Rhodes, 25, of Twentynine Palms, who

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF STALKING

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday evening, accused of stalking a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jimmy Canez, 46, first approached the victim at a grocery store about two months ago and told her he knew her and knew where she lived. The woman told deputies she did

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TWO CRASHES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, MARINE SEVERELY INJURED

A Marine was severely injured when he was thrown off his motorcycle yesterday morning, following another crash on Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, Jean Saylors, 22, was driving northbound on Adobe Road toward the main gate of the Combat Center about 6:30 a.m. when,

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SCHOOL BOARD GETS UPBEAT BUDGET REPORT

On the whole, there was a more upbeat tone to the MUSD Budget Report than has been the case in recent years. Reporter Dan Stork attended a workshop session on the subject, and lists some ups and downs… In a workshop study session preceding the regular meeting of the Morongo

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SPRING FORWARD WHEN YOU GO TO BED SATURDAY NIGHT

Spring forward, fall back. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night before you go to bed as we spring forward into Daylight Saving Time. And with the time change, your local fire stations remind you to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide

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COURT RULING BLOCKS JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL, FOR NOW

It ain’t over ’til it’s over. The effort to build a Dollar General retail store in Joshua tree has been halted—at least for now—by a San Bernardino County court. Reporter Dan Stork explains what the judge agreed with, and what he didn’t… According to court minutes released Tuesday morning, Judge

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MARINE KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SHOOTING IDENTIFIED

The County Coroner’s office has identified the victim of Sunday night’s shooting in Twentynine Palms. Marine Corporal Steven Kohus, 26, was a motor transport mechanic attached to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. The Marine accused of killing Kohus, Brock Myers, 22, is a motor transport operator with 1/7. On Sunday,

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WE REVIEW THE FARNDALE COMEDY AT THEATRE 29

The hilarious “Farndale” comedy opened last weekend at Theater 29 and runs through March 29. Managing Editor Tami Roleff offers this review of the comedy… How do you review a play that’s SUPPOSED to be badly acted? In Theatre 29’s current production, the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR THEIR YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

Joshua Tree National Park is taking applications again this year for its Youth Conservation Corps program. Youth between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to apply for this intensive, hands-on work experience. Proposed projects include trail construction and maintenance, habitat improvement, and resource restoration. Corps members work 7

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MOBILE HOME PARK RESIDENTS STRUGGLE WITH NO UTILITIES

One week after a fire at a mobile home park in Twentynine Palms, residents were still without utilities. Reporter Dan Stork has a status update on Shady Elms… On Wednesday, February 26, a fire accidentally set off by a resident destroyed two trailers in Shady Elms Mobile Home Park, 5074

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETING PACKED WITH TEACHERS DEMANDING A RAISE

A standing-room-only crowd of school teachers and classified school employees expressed their disapproval with the course of not-yet-concluded contract negotiations between their unions and the Morongo Unified School District last night. Reporter Dan Stork was there to witness the show of solidarity, and tells what else happened at the Board

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NO HELMET, ALCOHOL, ADD UP TO MAJOR MOTORCYCLE CRASH INJURIES

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a dirt bike crash that sent a Yucca Valley man to the hospital Saturday afternoon. According to CHP Officer Joan Griffin, Jesus Cuevas, 30, was riding his red and white off-highway motorcycle northbound on the dirt highway that parallels Old Woman

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ASHES TO GO TODAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

For the third year, the vicar of St. Joseph’s of Arimathea Episcopal Church in Yucca Valley will offer Ashes to Go. From noon to 1:30 the Reverend Jane Crase will be on the sidewalk in front of the Yucca Valley Post Office mark the sign of the cross on the

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL WANTS ALTERNATIVES TO THE HIGHWAY DEVELOPED

At a meeting in November, the Yucca Valley Town Council directed town staff to present an analysis of paving dirt roads and alleys north and south of Highway 62, to provide an alternative to traveling on the highway. And with the current project of installing raised medians on the highway,

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LIMITS TO SENIOR MEALS HAVE BEEN LIFTED

Limits that were placed on the senior meal programs in the Morongo Basin have been lifted, effective Monday, according to a spokesman at the Family Service Association, which funds the program. Tom Donahue said about $300,000 in federal funds for the senior nutrition program had been cut this fiscal year

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YUCCA VALLEY MOTORCYCLIST MAN KILLED IN DUI HIT AND RUN

A motorcyclist was killed when a 69-year-old Yucca Valley man, accused of driving under the influence, turned his truck in front of him, then fled the scene after the fatal crash. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Greer, Jacob Koval, 26, of Yucca Valley, was riding his blue 2005 Suzuki motorcycle

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MARINE ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING AND KILLING A MARINE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 22-year-old Marine was arrested early Monday morning for the murder of another Marine in Twentynine Palms Sunday night. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies responded to shooting at a home in the 7300 block of Saladin Avenue at 9:21 Sunday.

When deputies arrived, they found the 26-year-old

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ROLLOVER CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE SENDS TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN TO THE HOSPITAL

A single-vehicle rollover crash in Joshua Tree Sunday afternoon sent a Twentynine Palms man to the hospital. According to a CHP press release, John Butac, 26, was driving a 2000 Saturn on Highway 62 near Border Avenue about 1:45 p.m. when he made an unsafe turning movement, which caused his

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