TWO ARRESTED RUMMAGING IN VEHICLES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two men were arrested Thursday afternoon rummaging around abandoned vehicles in Yucca Valley. About 1:30 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 3500 block of Condalia Avenue when three men were seen going through abandoned cars on the property. After investigation, Mitchell Richmond, 22, of Sutherland, was arrested for investigation

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION WORKSHOP ON VACATION HOME RENTALS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission has scheduled a regular meeting for July 29, the fifth Tuesday of this month. Reporter Dan Stork says they’ll continue to work on vacation home rentals… The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will begin its July 29 meeting with the swearing in of newly-appointed Commissioner Jeffrey

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LORI HERBEL ANNOUNCES RUN FOR YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL

Former Yucca Valley Town Council member and Mayor Pro-Tem Lori Herbel announced she is running for Yucca Valley Town Council. Herbel says she is running to address the concerns of the people and the business community by holding quarterly open Town Hall community meetings.

She also said she would

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MORONGO BASIN MAC CANCELS RENEWABLE ENERGY MEETING

Today’s Morongo Basic Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) subcommittee meeting on the Desert Renewal Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) will be rescheduled because a number of key players will not be available. The committee was to have met at 9 am on July 29 at the Joshua Tree District Office of Supervisor

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VISIT KENYA TOMORROW AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

You can take a trip to Africa tomorrow at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to discover Kenya… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is traveling to Kenya during tomorrow’s Art and Culture program. Children will learn about Kenya through pictures, music, and hands-on crafts.

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INDIAN TRAIL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CLOSED UNTIL 3:00 THIS AFTERNOON

Indian Trail, between Mesquite Springs Road and Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, will be closed until 3:00 p.m. today for storm damage repair. Please use alternate routes such as Morongo Road and Adobe Road if traveling to or from the Marine Corps Base. For further information, please contact Public Works

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CONGRESSMAN COOK HELPS LOCAL VETERAN FIGHTING VA FOR TREATMENT

The problems for a former Marine in Twentynine Palms are being encountered all over the country as the Veteran’s Administration (VA) struggles to cope with what is called “Gulf War Illness.” The story of Sean Sanders, 44, is mirrored by many U.S Veterans who served in “Operation Desert Shield” and

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER EXPLAINS CHROMIUM 6 TO RATEPAYERS

As of July 1, the state of California tightened the standards for the presence of the infamous chromium-6 chemical in drinking water. In its latest monthly newsletter to ratepayers, the Joshua Basin Water District described where it stands on the issue. Reporter Dan Stork summarizes the Joshua Basin Water District’s

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1,307 CARS STOPPED, THREE TICKETS WRITTEN, IN SUNDAY’S YUCCA VALLEY CHECKPOINT

The Yucca Valley Police Department conducted a DUI/drivers’ license checkpoint Sunday night in Yucca Valley at State Route 62 and Prescott Avenue between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide

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THEATRE 29 LAUNCHES “LEGACY BRICKS” FUND-RAISER

Theatre 29 is welcoming a world-class Simi Dabah art piece being installed at the Theater building in Twentynine Palms with a special fund-raiser. Reporter Taylor Thacker says you can put your name, your business, or a loved one on a legacy brick in the new “Serenity Patio”… Theatre 29 has

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SUMMER RANGER PROGRAMS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is offering ranger programs for the remainder of the summer: evening campfire programs, hikes, talks on the patios, and a desert story time for children. Evening campfire programs are held at Jumbo Rocks Amphitheater in Jumbo Rocks Campground Friday and Saturday nights at 8:30. Thursdays at

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CHANGE FOR VETS 400K MOTORYCYCLE RUN THIS SATURDAY

Change for Vets is putting a biker twist on the Manchu Mile, a 25-mile hike held by the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, to commemorate the 85-mile hike the regiment made to go to battle in 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion in China. Reporter Diana Jones

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Desert Blood Service will hold a blood drive tomorrow in Twentynine Palms at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Donors receive free cholesterol screening and donor reward points that may be redeemed in the online donor store at www.desertbloodservices.org. Healthy individuals at least

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CAMP OFERRED IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley and Yucca Valley High School are offering a youth volleyball camp next week. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up… The Town of Yucca Valley has joined with the Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan Volleyball Team to present a thrilling summer youth

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STILL NO EVIDENCE OF A CRIME IN ERIN CORWIN DISAPPEARANCE

Twenty-seven days after Erin Corwin, 20, the wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, was reported missing, specialized Sheriff’s investigators are still trying to find out what may have happened on June 28th, the day she told her husband she was going to Joshua Tree National Park. Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Captain

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY OFFERING CASH FOR GRASS

As the California Drought continues, the Mojave Water Agencies’ “Cash for Grass” program is curbing water use. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get paid for getting rid of the lawn…… High Desert residents continue to embrace water conservation as a way of life. The Mojave Water Agency and

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN HELD FOR ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY 2X4

A Yucca Valley man was held yesterday after Sheriff’s Deputies say he hit another man with a 2×4, sending the victim to the hospital. Deputies responded to a 911 call at about 3:30 Thursday afternoon reporting an assault in the 7400 block of Deer Trail to find the victim, Roy

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DUI/DRIVERS LICENSE CHECKPOINT IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY

The Yucca Valley Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint this Sunday, July 27 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 and/or drug impairment. Officers will also

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“PACIFIC ROSE” AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW

Z107.7’s Pat Michaels will be the host for tomorrow night’s Yucca Valley Summer Concert. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says hitch the horses up and come on down to hear “Pacific Rose”……. The third concert of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival will feature the Pacific Rose Band. The Pacific Rose Band

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GROUP MEETING TUESDAY TO DICUSS TEEN ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE

The County of San Bernardino Department of Behavioral Health Alcohol and Drug Services invite you to come learn, discuss and provide feedback on the future of programs that offer technical assistance countywide to address underage alcohol and other drug use availability and accessibility. The ultimate goal is to reduce the

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