FIRE AT LANDERS DUMP MONDAY AFTERNOON

Trash at the dump in Landers caught on fire Monday afternoon. County Fire Captain Bryan Hoverman said the fire at 59200 Winters Road was reported about 5:45 p.m. and was burning trash and tires. After fighting the fire for about 1 ½ hours, firefighters from Yucca Mesa Station 42 left

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BREAK-IN AT RACQUETBALL COURTS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS LUCKIE PARK

Thieves broke into the racquetball courts at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms sometime over the weekend. Twentynine Palms employees arrived at the courts about 9:30 Monday morning and discovered that unknown suspects had broken into the court and stole cash from a lock box, as well as a large bag

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TO HEAR FROM CONGRESSMAN COOK TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight. Congressman Cook, risk sharing and Public safety will be heard from and about tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look…

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley will give a presentation at the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting tonight. After a routine

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL CALLS SPECIAL MEETING FOR TOMORROW

Continuing the process to turn over responsibility for fire protection to the County, the Twentynine Palms City Council, will hold a special meeting tomorrow night at 6:00. The sole item on the agenda is consideration of a resolution of city fire services as required by the Local Agency Formation Commission.

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CRITICAL MISSING PERSON ALERT

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An elderly Yucca Valley woman is missing, and her family is asking for the public’s help in finding her. About 9 a.m. Sunday morning, Jeanette Moss, 95, left her home in Yucca Valley to go to Walgreens. When she didn’t return, her family contacted the Sheriff’s Department. Jeannette Moss has

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ARREST MADE IN YUCCA VALLEY BANK BOMB THREAT

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A Morongo Valley man who called in a bomb threat to a bank in Yucca Valley last week was arrested Friday. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a man who identified himself as Steven Castillo called the Yucca Valley branch of Chase Bank four times Thursday morning between 9 and

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LOOKY-LOOS CRASH INTO A SHERIFF'S PATROL CAR

Looky-loos driving past a traffic crash on Highway 62 Sunday morning crashed into the back of a Sheriff’s patrol car. Luckily, no one was injured during the second crash. About 9:15 a.m., Gary Horn, 40, was driving a 2015 Toyota Sienna westbound on the highway. As he approached Monte Vista

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TWO INJURED IN ROLLOVER CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY SUNDAY

Two people were injured, one seriously, during a single-vehicle rollover crash in Morongo Valley Sunday. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Andrew Behrens said that shortly before 7 p.m., rescue personnel were called to a crash in the eastbound lane of Highway 62, just east of Sundown Trail. A Ford Focus had

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CYBER SCAMS TARGETING LOCAL VICTIMS

We know that scam artists use phony websites and email to try and gain access to your credit cards and banking information, but few people are aware the cybercriminals also look for victims via the telephone. That’s what recently happened to a Twentynine Palms woman when, according to the Sheriff’s

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TO TAKE UNWANTED PRESCRIPTIONS AND NEEDLES SATURDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used sharps/needles. The event takes place Saturday, August 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in front of the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. Every year, thousands of pounds of prescription

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LIVE LIKE A DESERT NATIVE

The monsoon rain came a little early this summer, and the desert is blooming again. Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Cathy Bell says all desert residents should make an effort to be water wise… It is amazing how fast the desert responds to the monsoon rains of summertime. Immediately after

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TACO WEDNESDAY AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post has expanded its Taco Wednesday to include not only your choice of chicken or beef tacos, but also nachos, tostados, burritos, and more. Taco Wednesday is served from 11 to 1 at VFW Post 7264, 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of August is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork 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, August

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COUNTY SUPERVISOR AT HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY

Third District County Supervisor James Ramos will make an appearance at the Homestead Valley Community Council meeting Monday, August 17. Ramos will give updates on the county’s ban on new construction of private property that relies on hauled water, and on the campaign for scenic highway status for Highway 247.

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Hi-Desert Water District is looking for volunteers to serve on its public advisory committee. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains its responsibilities and how you can sign up… The Hi-Desert Water District is looking for customers who are interested in volunteering to serve on a public advisory committee. The committee

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WILDFIRE SAFETY TIPS

Pets are vulnerable to high temperatures, and are unable to cool down their bodies as humans can. Puts left outside in high heat temperatures can suffer from heat-related stress, burned paws, sunburn, and even death. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers the following tips to keep your pet healthy, safe, and

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO HOLD MOVIE UNDER THE STARS TONIGHT

Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society Saturday for a movie under the stars Saturday, August 15. The historical society will screen “Last Chance,” Bryan Cranston’s 1999 movie that was filmed and set in Pioneertown and the Yucca Valley bowling alley. “Last Chance” is set in a California desert where a

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COMMUNICATING CLEARLY WORKSHOP FOR MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES

Reach Out Morongo Basin and the American Red Cross are co-sponsoring a communication workshop for military service members and their families. Managing editor Tami Roleff speaks up with the details… Today’s military faces repeated deployments around the world. Families sometimes feel like strangers after months of separation. A Communicating Clearly

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY

Registration for Yucca Valley High School begins next week. Monday, August 17, is reserved for freshmen only. All grade levels may register Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18 and 19. Register in the high school library from 7 to 11 a.m. or 4 to 7 p.m. If you received a notice

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LAST SUMMER CONCERT TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Yucca Valley Music fest concludes its series of free concerts in the park tomorrow night. Closing out the summer music festival is a band that has performed at music festivals throughout southern California. Reporter Sara Snyder says don’t miss Blue Breeze… Enjoy a free outdoor concert tonight with the

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