KIDNAPPING AND ASSAULT IN WONDER VALLEY

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Saturday, accused of kidnapping and assaulting his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Terrance Hodges, 39, was arguing with his girlfriend about 5 p.m. Saturday in the 81400 block of Picadilly Road over his missing wallet. His girlfriend managed to call the Sheriff’s Department

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MARINE HUMVEE FIRE BLOCKS MORONGO GRADE

A military vehicle in a convoy on its way to the Marine Base in Twentynine Palms caught on fire yesterday afternoon, shutting down the Morongo Grade for about half an hour. According to the CHP, the last Humvee in the convoy caught on fire about 3:10 yesterday about a quarter

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CONGRESSMAN COOK REVERSES HIS STAND ON CADIZ WATER PROJECT

The proposed Cadiz water project would move water from the Fenner Valley in eastern San Bernardino County to Orange County and other coastal areas, and has been opposed by local environmentalists. In June 2013, Representative Paul Cook asked the Department of the Interior to review the environmental impacts of the

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MAN HELD AFTER BURGLARIZING GIRLFRIENDS HOUSE

A Joshua Tree man who was a little too intent on getting the title of his car from his ex-girlfriend ended up being arrested Sunday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, Charles Bell, 28, went to his ex-girlfriend’s home in the 7400 block of Pinon Drive in Twentynine Palms to

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ANOTHER DUI FOR UNDERAGE MOTORCYCLIST

An underage man, who already has pled guilty to at least two charges of driving under the influence, was arrested again for DUI Sunday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Bryce Cooper IV, 20, of Bakersfield, was driving his Suzuki motorcycle eastbound on Highway 62 at a high rate of speed

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AN ATTEMPTED MURDER IN WONDER VALLEY

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an attempted murder in Wonder Valley Thursday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick, a woman in the 81000 block of Witt Drive in Wonder Valley called 911 to report that her neighbor from the 3100 block of Shelton Road had come to her door about 1:30

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN BRANDISHES A GUN

A Yucca Valley woman is behind bars after brandishing a gun on Thanksgiving. According to a Sheriff’s report, someone called 911 and immediately hung up about 12:13 p.m. Thursday. Deputies responded to the 7600 block of Warren Vista where they saw Tara Landers, 43, holding a silver-colored revolver in her

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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT SCAM TEXTS

Local residents are being targeted by scam artists who are using text messaging to try and get your personal information. Sheriff’s Safety Specialist Anita Northcutt joins us with this warning… With online and mobile banking skyrocketing, it isn’t a surprise that scams quickly follow. One recent tactic is the use

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN HELD FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of assaulting his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called 911 about 12:15 a.m. Thursday crying, and saying her boyfriend was trying to hurt her in the 1500 block of Old Woman Springs Road in the Flamingo Heights area of

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT OFFER REBATES FOR LOW-FLOW TOILETS

Here is a great opportunity to save water and money. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to get a Hi-Desert Water district rebate for a low-flow toilet… Hi-Desert Water District is offering a rebate to Yucca Valley customers who replace old toilets that use 3.5 gallons per flush or

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COTTONWOOD TRAILS OPEN

In time for the busy fall and holiday season, a long-closed area of Joshua Tree National Park is again open to visitors. Ranger Pam Tripp invites you to Cottonwood Spring…

Here at Joshua Tree National Park we are excited to say that trails at the Cottonwood Spring area are now

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HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST FOR BUSINESSES

To encourage area businesses to get into the spirit and to encourage shopping locally, Hi-Desert Publishing Company and Z107.7 Radio have teamed up to co-sponsor a free holiday decorating contest for all businesses located in the Morongo Basin. Winners get hundreds of dollars in local advertising, very cool plaques, and

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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT SCAM TEXTS

Local residents are being targeted by scam artists who are using text messaging to try and get your personal information. Sheriff’s Safety Specialist Anita Northcutt joins us with this warning…

With online and mobile banking skyrocketing, it isn’t a surprise that scams quickly follow. One recent tactic is the use

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HI-DESERT CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERT

A Morongo Basin musical tradition is back again this year. ROP broadcasting student Sumeria Snover invites you to listen to the Hi-Desert Chorus…

The town of Yucca Valley and the Hi-Desert Chorus presents a holiday concert entitled “Sounds of the Season”, directed by Bill Barrett. Donations to the Hi-Desert Chorus

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ADOPT-A-CHILD FOR CHRISTMAS

As the holidays approach, the Basin-Wide Foundation is again sponsoring their “Adopt-a-Child” Program. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to help…

Children in the Child Protective Services program, through no fault of their own, are

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JOSHUA SPRINGS IN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME THIS WEEKEND

Joshua Springs Lightning football will travel to Lancaster Baptist High School on Saturday night in a bid to win their sixth CIF Championship in the last eight years.

Joshua Springs (11-1), ranked No. 1 in California 8-Man football, will take on the Eagles (7-5), ranked No. 7 in California, in

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REMINDERS TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE USERS FROM THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Although many think the desert is the perfect place to ride their off-highway vehicles into the sunset, there are many laws governing where OHVs can be ridden. With some important reminders about land-use issues and off-highway vehicles in the Morongo Basin, here is Sheriff’s Service Specialist Anita Northcutt…

The San

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MORONGO VALLEY TREE LIGHTING

Morongo Valley will hold a community tree lighting ceremony Sunday, November 30. Ed Will, with help from members of the Church of the Lighted Cross, will lead some old-fashioned carol singing. Cookies and hot chocolate will be available, and Sparky will have treats for the kids. Morongo Valley Community Serivces

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SKY PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, November 29. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:15 p.m. and end about midnight. The focus of the star party will be the first quarter moon, a carbon star, and double stars. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water,

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CAREERS

Blacksmithing jobs may be hard to find, but the 21st century offers alternatives. ROP Broadcasting student Cole Subriar opens the door to careers in Information Technology…

Do you know what you want to pursue for a career? If you are interested in computers, Technology, or want to learn about it,

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