INCREASED TRAFFIC CAUSES INCIDENTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Photo courtesy Rodney Paulino

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating claims of assault between a trucker and a resident in Twentynine Palms early Wednesday morning. According to Sheriff reports, a big rig truck driver and another man were at a gas station in the 73900 block of 29 Palms Highway about 3:45 a.m. an argument

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TELESCOPE WORKSHOP AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Need some help repairing or setting up that telescope that has been sitting in your closet? Reporter Rebecca Havely says bring it to Sky’s the Limit this Saturday… Would be astronomers, dust off your old telescope and join the Sky’s the Limit telescope workshop on Saturday, July 25, from 8:30

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PROJECT PHOENIX PLANNING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS SO FAR

The city of Twentynine Palms got a green light from the courts earlier this year to use bond proceeds to implement Project Phoenix, the city’s downtown redevelopment effort. Z107.7 News inquired about the status of the effort. Reporter Dan Stork asked Twentynine Palms City Manager Frank Luckino whether he would

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THEATRE 29 OFFERS CUSTOM TILES IN SERENITY GARDEN

Theatre 29 has big plans for its new Serenity Patio just to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant Simi Dabah sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Reporter Sara Snyder says that you, too, can be a

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“MOVIE IN THE PARK” IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department presents Movies in Luckie Park, Thursday nights through July 30, on the north side of the racquetball courts starting at approximately 8:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to gather and enjoy family entertainment at its best. The movie tonight will

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DESERT CHRIST PARK FOUNDATION LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

The landmark “Desert Christ Park” in Yucca Valley has seen better days. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a volunteer foundation is looking for help in its maintenance and restoration… Desert Christ Park—a museum of sculptures—overlooks Yucca Valley and features more than 40 snow-white statues and images spanning several acres and portraying

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1-10 TO REOPEN FRIDAY AT NOON

CalTrans has announced that Interstate 10 will reopen to traffic at noon on Friday. Crews will strengthen the westbound side of the Tex Wash bridge near Eagle Mountain to allow two-way traffic on it–one lane in each direction. Workers will then start working on the collapsed eastbound bridge to get

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK REOPENS PINTO BASIN ROAD

Joshua Tree National Park has reopened Pinto Basin Road after road crews worked for two days clearing mud, sand, rocks, and debris caused by heavy rainfall over the weekend. At this time, all paved roads are open in the park. Box Canyon Road from Mecca provides access to Cottonwood Springs

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CHP OFFERS TIPS ON DRIVING AROUND MOTORCYCLES

Reducing the number of motorcycle-involved collisions goes beyond training and prevention on the part of the motorcyclists. California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin offers the following tips for motorists on how to drive safely around motorcycles… Give motorcycles extra room. A minor rear-end collision involving a motorcycle can have major

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YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE FIRE DISPLACES FAMILY TUESDAY

A Yucca Valley family is displaced from their home following a fire Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the residence on the corner of Deer Trail and Navajo Trail at 1:22 p.m. County Fire Captain Darrel Feuerhahn said the fire started in a bedroom and also burned the bath, although

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TWO ARRESTED TUESDAY ON WARRANTS, DRUG POSSESSION

Two Yucca Valley residents were arrested Tuesday afternoon on various warrants and for drug possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 6300 block of Ronald Drive just after noon with warrants for the arrest of Timothy Burleson, 31, and Megan Pyle, 19. The report

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A DEFENSIBLE SPACE CAN PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM SUMMER FIRES

With the summer’s heat comes extreme fire danger. Reporter Dan Stork says you can help by creating a defensible space… California has been in an extreme drought, and county and state fire officials have ordered a ban on open burning due to the high threat of wildfire. To better protect

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TWO INCIDENTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Sunday morning, accused of hitting his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Don Simmons, 49, of the 4500 block of Adobe Road, started arguing with his wife about 2:30 a.m., and hit her with a mop. After an investigation, Don Simmons was arrested

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD LOOKS AT MUNOZ’S CONTRACT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the salary of General Manger and County Supervisorial candidate Donna Munoz dominated the meeting… At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, directors took up the issue of the employment contract for General Manager Donna

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REGISTRAR OF VOTERS MAILING OUT CONFIRMATION POSTCARDS

The San Bernardino County Elections Office will begin mailing residency confirmation postcards today to voters who have not voted or who have changed their registration in the past four years. Voters who receive these postcards should complete and return the postage-paid card to the Elections Office. Voters who are mailed

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TWENTYNINE WATER AND FIRE BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board meets tonight on both water district and fire department business. In water business, after an opportunity for public comment, there are no actionable items beyond a routine consent calendar. In fire business, the board also has no items beyond public comments and consent calendar

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HI-DESERT WATER CALLS SPECIAL MEETING FOR TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert water District Board has called a special meeting for tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells us why… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will be asked to update its policy concerning

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LOCAL POULTRY OWNERS MEET TONIGHT

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association meets at 6 p.m. this Wednesday, July 22 at Yucca Mesa Community Center at 3133 Balsa Avenue, 10 minutes north of Yucca Valley off of Aberdeen Avenue. Association founder Charla Shamhart is bringing live baby chicks for show and tell. She will also bring fresh

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I-10 CLOSURE BRINGS 15,000 VEHICLES A DAY TO THE MORONGO BASIN

The bridge collapse on Interstate 10 in Desert Center has completely shut down the freeway east of Dillon Road in Indio. Early estimates are that repairs to the freeway bridge could take as long as two months. Traffic is being re-routed to the south on Highway 86 and to the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ROAD CLOSURES

In Joshua Tree National Park, heavy rains resulting in washed out road conditions have closed the Pinto Basin Road from White Tank Campground to Cottonwood Springs. Park maintenance crews expect to have the roadway cleared by tomorrow. Box Canyon Road from Mecca is currently open and is the only way

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