SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING NUMEROUS BURGLARIES

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted burglary at a Yucca Valley bank Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a burglar tried to retrieve night deposit bags from the drop box by using rodent glue trap tied to a string. The bank manager told investigators it appears nothing is missing

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FIRST TWO HOMES NAME FOR REACH OUT’S PARADE OF HOMES

The 11th Annual Parade of Homes organized by Reach Out Morongo Basin announces two homes on this year’s parade route and seeks one final Joshua Tree home to complete the lineup. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with all the details… The largest fundraiser of the year for Reach Out Morongo is

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VFW TAKING THE WEEKEND OFF

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post is taking the weekend off, but don’t forget Taco Wednesday on New Year’s Eve from 11 to 1.

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Copper Mountain College will be closed for winter break December 25 through January 1 and will reopen on Friday, January 2, with normal operating hours. Be aware that services such as the Online Help Desk and waitlist notifications will not be operating during the break. Online registration will continue through

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EFFORTS BEING MADE TO PROTECT COYOTE HOLE IN JOSHUA TREE

There’s a new fence stretching along the northeast side of Quail Springs Road in Joshua Tree from Onaga Trail to Alta Loma, and then around the corner on Alta Loma. Our reporter Dan Stork asked around about it, and found it’s part of an effort to protect Coyote Hole… Back

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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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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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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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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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DOUBLE TREAT AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW POST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a weekend double treat with a complete turkey dinner Friday, December 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. The dinner includes turkey, dressing, potatoes, green beans and a roll. Sunday’s breakfast, served from 8 to 11, is pancakes, two eggs, sausage

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FIREFIGHTERS BRINGING SANTA CLAUS TO JOSHUA TREE NEIGHBORHOODS

Joshua Tree Station 36 firefighters will be giving Santa a ride through Joshua Tree neighborhoods THIS Saturday (Dec 20), Sunday (Dec 21), and Monday (Dec 22) from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. On Saturday, Santa will be riding a fire truck on paved roads in neighborhoods north of Highway

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST MOVING WEST

Mojave Desert Land Trust is moving its offices to a new location: two miles west of downtown Joshua Tree into the building formerly occupied by Hanna’s Nursery Gardens. Executive director Danielle Segura said the move is an opportunity for the land trust to be directly across from its Section 33

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OPPONENTS OF JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL MEET TOMORROW

Opponents of the proposed Joshua Tree Dollar General store are planning their next legal move against the project. Reporter Dan Stork says a meeting has been called for this week… Recently, the developers of the Dollar General store planned for Joshua Tree appealed a court decision that favored opponents of

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NEW JOSHUA TREE SIDEWALK RIBBON CUTTING TOMORROW

A new sidewalk has been constructed in Joshua Tree, from the center of downtown to the Joshua Tree National Park Visitors’ Center. The San Bernardino County Department of Public Works is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Thursday December 18, at the Visitors’ Center entrance, south of Highway

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER WANTS TO REPLACE THE RASCALS

The Joshua Basin Water District will meet tonight, on the agenda, “replacing rascals.” Reporter Caitlin Logan explains… The Joshua Basin Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, December 17, starting at 7:00 p.m. This meeting takes place at 61750 Chollita Road in Joshua Tree. During the meeting, the

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BURGLARY SUSPECT HIT BY NEIGHBOR WITH BASEBALL BAT

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted burglary in Joshua Tree Saturday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor in the 61600 block of El Reposo Circle heard glass breaking about 11:15 p.m. The neighbor went next door, deliberately making a lot of noise in an attempt to keep

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HOSPITAL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board has called a special meeting for 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. The meeting will be held in the Helen Gray Center on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. After an opportunity for public comments, the board is expected to approve an application for a CalTrans grant for

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SCHOOL BOARD REORGANIZES, GETS FINANCIAL REPORTS TONIGHT

Financial reports and reorganization head the list for the MUSD Board of Education meeting tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has the order of business… The December 16 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets off to an early 5 p.m. start, with the annual reorganization and a

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