DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS NO CHARGES AGAINST SHERIFF’S DEPUTY IN FATAL CRASH

The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office announced Monday that it will not be pressing charges against the Sheriff’s deputy who was involved in a fatal traffic crash in Twentynine Palms last year, in which a Perris man was killed. According to spokesman Christopher Lee, the DA’s office declined to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS VACATION HOME RENTALS, SCULPTURES, ROAD WORK

The subject of vacation home rental returns to the agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Also up for discussion are approval of sculptures, and moving forward with road work on National Park Drive. Reporter Dan Stork explains…

An oddly-worded item on the agenda of the March 25 Twentynine Palms

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NEW ROUTE FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE, APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

Applications are now available for entries for the 2014 Grubstake Days Parade. Applications are available 9 to 4:30 at the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce office, located in the California Welcome Center on the highway in Yucca Valley, or online at yuccavalley.org. Due to construction on the highway, the parade

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VENDORS SOUGHT FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS COMMUNITY FAIR

With the planning for the annual Grubstake Days celebration moving into high gear, vendors and local non-profits are being sought. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details……

Our community’s traditional Grubstake Days is coming up again. The event, hosted by Hi-Desert Publishing, Z107.7 Radio, the Basin-Wide Foundation and the Town of Yucca

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

At the last Joshua Tree Clean Team efforts, the up-to-20-volunteer workers picked up 206 and 201 pounds respectively for an annual haul of 3 tons. The next regular Joshua Tree Clean Team pickup will be held tomorrow at Highway 62 and Sunny Vista. The team will start at 8 a.m.

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FOUR INJURED IN TWO OFF-ROAD VEHICLE CRASHES

Two people were injured when their off-road vehicle went over a cliff in Joshua Tree Sunday afternoon. About 12:40 p.m., rescue personnel were called after the sand rail went over a 40-foot vertical cliff and rolled over in the hills east of the Joshua Tree dry lake bed. The female

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OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE ENFORCEMENT SWEEP RESULTS IN 15 CITATIONS

An enforcement sweep of off-highway vehicles in the Morongo Basin Saturday resulted in 15 citations being issued. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, Sheriff’s deputies, rangers from the Bureau of Land Management, and county code enforcement officers targeted areas where a large number of complaints have originated: Landers, Flamingo

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SHERIFF WARNS THEFTS FROM VEHICLES AND STOLEN VEHICLES UP

The Marengo Basin is seeing an uptick in both car burglaries and car thefts. Sheriff’s Safety Specialist Anita Northcutt has these tips…

Crimes of petty theft from vehicles and stolen vehicles are on the rise. The citizens of the Morongo Basin are being victimized more often lately by thieves taking

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VICTIMS OF TWO FATAL CRASHES THURSDAY IDENTIFIED

More information about the man who was killed in Twentynine Palms Thursday night while riding his bicycle. The CHP said 32-year-old Mickey Mroz was riding a BMX-style bicycle eastbound along the north shoulder of Valle Vista Road about 8:30 p.m. Ann Platzke, 31, of Twentynine Palms, was driving her 2007

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COUNTY LAND USE MEETING IN JOSHUA TREE WEDNESDAY

Although the County’s Land Use Services department has stood up the Morongo MAC a couple of times in recent months, LUS representatives are coming soon in another forum. Reporter Dan Stork has the topics for a community open house…

The San Bernardino Land Use Services department will hold a community

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SNAKES ALIVE!

Do you dream about snakes? Ranger Pat Pilcher says you’re not alone…

Throughout the world, the most dreamed about animal is the serpent. In Joshua Tree National Park, as spring begins and temperatures start to warm up, snakes are turning up in more places than just people’s minds. Red racers

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COURT SCAM

Residents of Southern California have reported receiving fraudulent email messages instructing them to appear before the Superior Court of California for the County of San Bernardino. The fraudulent email messages contain a Notice of Appearance stating that the recipient has been scheduled to appear in the Court of San Bernardino.

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PARADISE PARK RE-OPENS WITH NEW FEATURES

Yucca Valley Town Council and Park Commission members stay to play after the ribbon cutting at Paradise Park.

The Town of Yucca Valley conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony, announcing the completion of the Town’s latest capital improvement project at Paradise Park, on the east end of Yucca Valley. Mayor

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MILITARY CAREERS

If you’re unsure about what to do after high school graduation, ROP broadcasting student Tyra Terrell Davis says, consider a military career…

One of the many choices after high school is joining the military. Joining has many benefits like getting a cash bonus or getting your college education paid for.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS MONDAY

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms boys’ tennis team will host Marywood-Palm Valley at home. First serve is at 3:15.

FATAL ACCIDENT DETAILS

We have a little more information about the Twentynine Palms man who was killed in Twentynine Palms Thursday night while riding his bicycle. According to the California Highway Patrol, the 32-year-old man—who has been identified as Mickey Mroz—was riding a BMX-style bike eastbound along the north shoulder of Valle Vista

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SHERIFF SEEKS PUBLIC HELP IN FINDING WOMAN

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing woman. Cheryl Rogers, 53, was visiting Joshua Tree National Park on March 12, and has not been heard from since. Rogers is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighs 130 pounds, has blond hair and blue eyes. Anyone

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TWENTYNINE PALMS 14TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW

The 14th Annual Twentynine Palms Street Fair and Car Show will be held on a new day, date, and location this year. In the past, the show was held on the first Friday in June on the highway in downtown Twentynine Palms. Because the car show has gotten so big,

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FABULOUS DIVAS OF HOLLYWOOD

The creative team behind the hit off-Broadway musical, “Fabulous Divas of Broadway,” is at again, bringing the “Fabulous Divas of Hollywood” to Theatre 29 for two performances. Writer and creator Alan Palmer stars in this audacious tribute to Hollywood films and the divas who starred in them. With fast-paced costume

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WELL OWNER WEBINARS

Three free webinars for homeowners with wells will be offered in April. The webinars will be presented by the National Ground Water Association and will cover groundwater protection on April 2; well maintenance on April 9; and well flooding on April 17. Additional information about each webinar can be found

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