TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO GIVE FIRE RESPONSIBILITY TO THE COUNTY

The Twentynine Palms City Council met in a special meeting last night to consider whether it should express its support for the Twentynine Palms Water District to transfer control of its Fire Department to San Bernardino County. The water district approved the annexation proposal August 5th. The Fire Department faces

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CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK UPDATES YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL

Former mayor, California Assemblyman, and now Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley addressed the Yucca Valley Town Council at its Tuesday night meeting. Managing editor Tami Roleff says some of the issues he addressed during his 20-minutes talk were bills that outlawed privately owned drones in fire zones, increased penalties

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SHERIFF'S CAPTAIN TALKS ABOUT “PROBLEM-ORIENTED POLICING”

When Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Joling addressed the Yucca Valley Town Council Tuesday night, he discussed a recent problem-oriented policing project that resulted in several arrests. Problem-oriented policing focuses on “quality of life” issues, such as drug possession and panhandling, that adversely affect people who live, work, and visit in Yucca

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TAKING PRESCRIPTIONS AND NEEDLES SATURDAY

Those expired prescriptions or old needles around your house pose a real danger to your family and to our environment. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says Hi-Desert Medical Center will be collecting them Saturday… Hi-Desert Medical Center hosts a drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used sharps or needles on Saturday,

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MORONGO UNIFIED ADMINISTRATORS ON “UP CLOSE” SHOW FRIDAY

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District open Monday. Tomorrow’s Up Close Show on Z107.7 will be a “Back-to-School” special, with Superintendent Tom Baumgarten and Director of Secondary Curriculum Amy Woods. Call in with your questions about busing, lunches, curriculum, scheduling, or going back to school. It all begins at

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BANK MANAGER, DEPUTY, SAVE VICTIM FROM IRS SCAM

The IRS has received 500,000 complaints about tax scams in just the last year. At a US Senate hearing in March, the deputy inspector general said about 4,000 people have collectively lost $20 million. He added that the scams are an effective and fast way to steal the taxpayers’ money.

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STAR PARTY AT SKY'S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 22. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:45 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. The highlight of the evening will be Saturn and its rings along with a perfect first quarter moon. Bring water, snacks,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FOUNDATION OFFERS STUDENT BUS PASSES

The Copper Mountain College Foundation is assisting students with transportation needs. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look… Because transportation can be a huge barrier for college students the Copper Mountain College Foundation is breaking down that barrier for the nearly 2,000 students enrolled there. The Foundation subsidizes bus rides

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MEATLOAF DINNER AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

Chef A.C. and the Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a Thursday night dinner tonight from 4:00 to 8:00. On the menu is meatloaf, potatoes, veg, and salad, for $8. The VFW post is located at 6402 Veterans Way.

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PIPE BOMB DETONATED BY SHERIFF'S BOMB SQUAD IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s bomb and arson squad blew up a pipe bomb in Yucca Valley Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a 7-year-old girl found a suspicious device that looked like a pipe bomb in her back yard of the 7100 block of Barberry Avenue. The device was described as

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STUCK BIG RIG CLOSES OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD

Old Woman Springs Road was closed down in both directions for just over two hours Tuesday afternoon when a big rig truck making a U-turn got stuck. According to CHP Officer Randy O’Brien, the truck, which was hauling half of a mobile home, was northbound on Old Woman Springs Road

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT

The Yucca Valley Town Council dealt with routine business during its regular meeting last night. Then, following the open session, the council went into closed session for a performance evaluation of Town Manager Curtis Yakimow. A report released after the meeting states that Yakimow received a positive performance evaluation for

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SHERIFF'S STATION TAGGED, 1 ADULT ARREST, 2 JUVENILES CITED

An 18-year-old man was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of vandalizing the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station and county courthouse in Joshua Tree. Employees arriving to work about 7:30 Monday morning noticed that the courthouse, Sheriff’s Department building, and a medical office across the highway, had been tagged with graffiti overnight. An

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of beating up his girlfriend and threatening her with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called deputies from the 54600 block of 29 Palms Highway about 12:40 to say her boyfriend was beating her with a fist, and

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD LOOKING INTO ADDITIONAL TAXES

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met last night. Additional taxes, super majority, and a lease were all om the agenda. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at that meeting and files this report…

At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, directors formed an ad hoc committee to investigate

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council, in its role as the successor agency to the redevelopment agency, will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight, Wednesday, August 19. The sole item on the agenda is consideration of a resolution of city fire services as required by the Local Agency Formation Commission.

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“THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH” OPENS AT THEATRE 29 FRIDAY

Theatre 29 invites you to the gala opening of the sci-fi drama, “The Man From Earth.” The event will benefit two local non-profits. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more…

“The Man From Earth” opens Friday night, August 21 at Theatre 29. Both the Twentynine Palms Library and the Gladys Carol Scholarship

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SUMMER SPLASH IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Rotary Club’s third annual “Summer Splash” is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at the Joshua Tree Community Center. The event was rescheduled from smoky days earlier this summer. An art show has been added to this year’s Splash, in addition to classic kid’s games,

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets tonight. Additional sewer work and a sewer update are on the docket. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda…

After a routine consent agenda, changing dental insurance will be the first action items considered by the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors. Following that,

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the meeting will focus on chromium-6… At tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, directors will receive an update on the state’s more stringent chromium-6 threshold and learn the status of the district’s current conservation

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