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A CARJACKING IN JOSHUA TREE, WITH THE VICTIM STILL IN IT

An argument between a Twentynine Palms man and his girlfriend over a car resulted in an arrest for carjacking Saturday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, the woman told deputies that Darrious McCoy, 24, was arguing with her over her car and threatened her with a knife in the 61600...
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GROUND AND AIR SEARCH FINDS MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING HIS MOTHER

Law enforcement searched on the ground and in the air for a Yucca Valley man accused of beating up his mother Sunday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Charles Pritchett, 29, a parolee who was high on drugs, hit his mother in the face at her home in the 7200...
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COUNTY CLARIFIES HOW IT RESPONDS TO LOOSE DOG COMPLAINTS

A resident in the unincorporated Twentynine Palms area told Z107.7 News that he had complained to County Animal Control numerous times for nearly two years about a neighbor’s three loose pit bull dogs, which he found threatening to his young children. The resident did not feel that animal control addressed...
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CMC FALSE ALARM RESULTS IN ARREST FOR STOLEN QUAD

Deputies responding to a burglar alarm at Copper Mountain College Saturday afternoon found a Joshua Tree man with a stolen off-road vehicle. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, deputies determined the burglar alarm was a false alarm, but while investigating, they found an RV with a stolen 1986 Suzuki quad....
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DISTRACTED DRIVING FACTOR IN FRIDAY MORNING CRASH

The California Highway Patrol says a man checking himself out in his rear-view mirror for shaving cuts is responsible for causing a two-vehicle crash that sent two women to the hospital Friday morning. According to the CHP, Katrin Mayer, 40, of Berlin, Germany, was driving a 2007 Toyota eastbound on...
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BLYTHE CITY MANAGER SAYS SOLAR POWER BRINGS BENEFITS

We recently reported upon a suit filed by the Colorado River Indian Tribes against the Bureau of Land Management over a utility scale solar project near Blythe. Reporter Dan Stork says a Blythe city official has a differing viewpoint…
Frank Luckino, the City Manager of Blythe (a former Yucca Valley...
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JOSHUA TREE FIREFIGHTERS ESCORTING SANTA CLAUS TONIGHT

Joshua Tree Station 36 firefighters have been giving Santa a ride through Joshua Tree neighborhoods, Tonight, Monday, December 22nd, from 6 to 8 p.m. Santa Claus will be riding a fire truck on paved roads in neighborhoods on paved roads south of Alta Loma and west of Outpost. Neighborhood children...
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REACH OUT ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY HOURS

In observance of the upcoming holidays, Reach Out Morongo Basin and the Twentynine Palms Senior Center will have limited hours of operation during the holiday season. Though running limited hours, the Senior Nutrition Program at the Senior Center and regular services will be available during the hours of operation. The...
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TLC INVITES YOU TO THEIR 31ST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

This Thursday, Christmas day, will be the 31st annual Tender Loving Christmas event at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Entertainment Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation…
The 31st annual Tender Loving Christmas Holiday Celebration is Christmas Day, December 25, and everyone is invited. There’s no need to be home alone...
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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR HOMELESS COUNT

Volunteers are needed for a one-day count of homeless persons living in the Morongo Basin. The point-in-time count is headed by Morongo Basin Haven, an affiliate of the Basin Wide Foundation. Volunteers will help identify locations where homeless people live, spend time, and receive services. The point-in-time count will be...
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VETERANS SERVICES AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to Veterans in the Morongo Basin tomorrow and every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, in Joshua Tree, in the Office of Student...
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BIRD-WATCHERS WANTED FOR JOSHUA TREE BIRD COUNT THIS SUNDAY

The annual Christmas Bird Count is set for this Sunday. Reporter Taylor Thacker says volunteers are being sought…
Birdwatchers are needed to help with the Joshua Tree National Park Christmas Bird Count. On Sunday, December 28, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., people interested in bird-watching should meet at the...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms junior varsity and varsity boys soccer team took on the Banning Broncos at home on Friday night. Coach Nathan Niles said the varsity boys played a hard-fought game and lost 2-0. Goalie KJ Morton made over 15 saves, with several at close range. The final score ended...
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SANTA IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

Station 36 firefighters will be giving Santa a ride through Joshua Tree neighborhoods from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. Santa and his fire engine will be visiting neighborhoods on paved roads south of the highway, north of Alta Loma and east of Outpost. Then Monday, December 22, the fire...
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HOLIDAY FUN IN THE PARK

The end of the year brings lots of visitors to our area. Joshua Tree Park Ranger Pam Tripp offers some suggestions on what you can do with your guests while they’re here…

Do you have relatives visiting over the Holidays and need to entertain them? Joshua Tree National Park invites you...
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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OASIS VISITOR CENTER MOVED

The visitor information desk and bookstore at the Joshua Tree National Park’s Oasis Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms will be moved to a temporary building just south of the visitor center while the park completes a seismic retrofit project. Visitor services will be unaffected and signs will provide directions to...
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JOSHUA TREE CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

Joshua Tree National Park provides essential habitat for hundreds of species of migrating, wintering, and breeding birds. Every year, birdwatchers go out to count the birds that live here or that are just merely passing through. Reporter Taylor Thacker explains how you can help count the birds…
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HELP TLC PACKAGE MEALS FOR PETS MONDAY

Volunteers are needed to help package meals for pets to be distributed to shut-ins on Christmas Day by Tender Loving Christmas. If you can help, come to the Yucca Valley Community Center at noon on Monday, December 22.

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PURSE SNATCHER CAUSES POWER OUTAGE AND ROAD CLOSURE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A purse snatching in Yucca Valley resulted in a crashed U-Haul that shut down Highway 62 between Old Woman Springs Road and Sage Avenue and caused a power outage throughout the Morongo Basin for hours Friday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, three women from Palm Springs drove up...
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TWO MINOR INJURIES IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH FRIDAY MORNING

Two women suffered minor injuries in a Friday morning crash east of Joshua Tree. About 7:30, a gray Acura and a white Toyota Corona crashed in the eastbound lane of Highway 62 near Sunkist Avenue. The white Toyota ended up on the driver’s side, against a utility pole. The two...
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