THE MORONGO BASIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY MARKETPLACE

Reporter Taylor Thacker says that, with the end of summer in sight, a Saturday morning Landers fixture is getting back in business…

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is reopening their marketplace on September 6th, from 9am to 1pm. They are back with new treasures that the whole family will enjoy

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TASTE OF MORONGO

The 7th Annual Taste of Morongo will be held on Saturday, September 13, from 6 to 8 pm at the Bell Center on the Copper Mountain College campus. The cost is $20 per person. Participating Restaurants Include: Applebee’s, Bruce’s Place, Gonzo Taco’s, J.T. Saloon, Las Palmas, Louisiana Fish & Chicken,

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BROKEN POWER LINE CAUSES POWER OUTAGE ON THE MESA

A power line on the mesa broke yesterday evening, causing a power outage for eight to 10 hours from Yucca Valley to Pioneertown. According to County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard, the line broke on Alta Avenue, north of Aberdeen Drive, about 5:30 p.m. About five or six small fires were

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SHERIFF’S DUI CHECKPOINT IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint this Friday, August 29, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Officers will also

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MBTA BUSSES NOT RUNNING MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate its bus service on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day, and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Tuesday, September 2nd.

AS YOU REQUESTED: A CLOSE LOOK AT LOCAL TRASH SERVICES

During the Z107.7 “Up Close” show recently, listeners had a lot of questions about how trash pick-up is done in our local municipalities, as well as county areas. In response to our listeners’ requests, reporter Dan Stork did the homework to answer those questions…

Each year in June, residents of

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SUICIDE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

A “Survivors of Suicide” Grief Support Group meets tomorrow and every Saturday at 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Hospice of Morongo Basin Office located on the Highway in Joshua Tree. Nancy Goudie, a psychiatric nurse, has offered to conduct this group at no cost to the members of our

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SUSPECT SOUGHT AFTER ATTEMPTED RAPE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man suspected of holding a knife to a woman’s throat while attempting to rape her in Twentynine Palms. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a woman was standing in the front yard of a friend’s home in the 7000

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT FOR SUSPECTED SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested at gunpoint yesterday, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to Sheriff officials, a woman called 911 at 10:19 a.m. to report that she was fleeing from her boyfriend, Desjohn Mobley, 22, and had lost control of her car and crashed in the 2900 block

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FIREFIGHTERS MAKE SHORT WORK OF SMALL HOUSE FIRE THIS MORNING

Twentynine Palms fire fighters were called to a house fire about 12:30 this morning. According to Fire Chief Jim Thompson, the sole occupant of the home in the 4300 block of Mesquite Springs Road was awakened by a smoke detector, smelled smoke and called 911. Fire fighters, aided by the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2: LIGHTING, COLLABORATION AND PUBLIC ART

The Twentynine Palms City Council meeting covered a wide range of topics. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report on the meeting into two parts. Today: Park lighting contracts, civic event collaborations, art on traffic signal boxes, and a warning about an oil pipeline… City staff described how approximately $50,000 was

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JOSHUA TREE BURGLARY SUSPECTS SOUGHT

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two women who are suspects in home burglaries in Joshua Tree. A home surveillance camera in the 8400 block of Tortuga Road captured two white females who went to the vacant home and stole some tools from a utility

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AN EARLY TUESDAY MORNING MURDER IN THE YUCCA VALLEY HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT

A suspect is in custody following an early morning murder in the Home Depot parking lot in Yucca Valley yesterday. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a 77-year-old man, whose name has not yet been released, was stabbed in a recreational vehicle in the parking lot about 4 a.m. Tuesday.

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HUMAN SKULL FOUND IN ATTIC IN JOSHUA TREE GARAGE

A skull was found in an attic in a garage in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. Workers for a heating and air conditioning company were working in the attic in the 6000 block of Latham Trail in Joshua Tree about 2:30 when they found a box in the rafters, and inside

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT ARRAIGNED, HIS LAWYER SPEAKS OUT

Christopher Lee, who is accused of murdering 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms and dumping her body down a 140-foot mine shaft in June, was in Joshua Tree Superior Court Tuesday afternoon. His lawyer pleaded “Not Guilty” to her murder, and denied the special allegations of “lying in wait.” The

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY AUCTION RAISES $7,000

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society Red Hot Auction on Saturday, August 23, raised $7,000. All of the money raised will be used to pay for the Hastie Bus restoration loan. Between the silent and live auctions, there were more than 150 items up for bid, with local art work and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS, PART 1: AN OVERNIGHT HOUSE AND A FEDERAL UPDATE

The Twentynine Palms City Council meeting covered a wide range of topics. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report on the meeting into two parts. Today: Presentations on a house raising, the workings of Congress, a briefing on the Corwin investigation, and consent agenda exceptions…

Fuller Center for Housing Jeff Moritz,

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UPDATE IN YUCCA VALLEY MURDER

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a murder early this morning in a motor home in the Home Depot parking lot in Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the latest…

A suspect is in custody following an early morning murder in the Home Depot parking lot in Yucca Valley. According to

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EARLY MORNING MURDER IN HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT

Sheriff detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred in the Home Depot parking lot in Yucca Valley early this morning. About 4 a.m., an unidentified man was killed in an recreational vehicle in the parking lot. Another RV in the Walmart parking lot is somehow connected to the homicide. Investigators

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DETAILS OF SATURDAY’S DOUBLE FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH

The California Highway Patrol has released more information about the fatal motorcycle crash on the Morongo Grade Saturday evening that shut down Highway 62 for three hours. About 7:25 p.m., Lorne Powers, 62, of Joshua Tree, was riding his 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound, just north of the traffic signal

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