BEWARE DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITORS

With the warmer weather that comes along with summer, so do the door-to-door solicitors. And while many operate fairly and honestly, there are ways to spot those who are simply looking for a quick buck. Reporter Dan Stork gives some tips on how to protect yourself from unscrupulous solicitors…

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 19. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will discuss the resignation of Trustee Sandra Gray, which is effective August 20. Gray was appointed in March 2015 and her term was

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS 120 TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS

More than 120 students from across the Morongo Basin participated in a two-week camp at Twentynine Palms High School that exposed them to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, or STEAM. The students in grades 7 through 12 partnered with nine teachers to learn more about medical careers, computer engineering,

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LOOKY-LOOS CRASH INTO A SHERIFF'S PATROL CAR

Looky-loos driving past a traffic crash on Highway 62 Sunday morning crashed into the back of a Sheriff’s patrol car. Luckily, no one was injured during the second crash. About 9:15 a.m., Gary Horn, 40, was driving a 2015 Toyota Sienna westbound on the highway. As he approached Monte Vista

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CYBER SCAMS TARGETING LOCAL VICTIMS

We know that scam artists use phony websites and email to try and gain access to your credit cards and banking information, but few people are aware the cybercriminals also look for victims via the telephone. That’s what recently happened to a Twentynine Palms woman when, according to the Sheriff’s

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SPEECH SCREENING OFFERED FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS

The Morongo Unified school District is offering speech screening for kids from 3 to 5 years old tomorrow and Wednesday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says don’t miss this important opportunity… The Morongo Unified School District is offering speech screening for preschool children, aged 3 to 5 years old. Speech screenings

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SCHOOL BUS ROUTES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

School bus routes have been updated and some revisions have been made. Bus route information is available on the Morongo Unified School District website at www.morongo.k12.ca.us under the Transportation tab and also on the front page. Please check your child’s route and bus number to make sure you have the

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RED CROSS, REACH-OUT OFFERING A RE-CONNECTION WORKSHOP FOR MILITARY

The American Red Cross and Reach Out Morongo Basin have teamed up to offer a free workshop for military families. The “Communicating Clearly Workshop” is for service members, veterans and their families. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… Communicating clearly is the focus of this family rebuilding workshop. Valuable

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HEAT WAVE IS COMING; PREPARE YOURSELF

With temperatures expected to hit 110 degrees by Sunday, the county health officer has issued a heat advisory for portions of San Bernardino county. Residents are urged to stay cool by staying in air conditioned buildings. There are several cooling centers in the Morongo Basin. Cooling centers are the Yucca

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TIPS TO AVOID CHILD HEAT STROKE

Most susceptible to heat-related illness are the elderly, homeless, people with chronic ailments, and children. Reporter Dan Stork says residents should be extra careful—especially with children—in the summer heat…

Those at the greatest risk of heat-related illnesses are seniors and children. Health Department Public Information Officer Henry Varela stresses that

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MARINES JOIN WITH BRITS, CANADIANS IN MAJOR JOINT EXERCISE ON COMBAT CENTER

The United States Marine Corps, along with Canadian and British armed forces, are taking part in Large Scale Exercise 15 aboard the Combat Center, through August 20. The exercise is conducted at the brigade level with both West and East coast Marine Corps units who are using live-fire maneuver elements.

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HOW TO APPLY FOR FREE, REDUCED SCHOOL LUNCHES

The federal government provides free or reduced-cost meals for eligible students at school. There are several ways that public school students can qualify. Reporter Sara Snyder outlines the eligibility requirements, and how to apply for the program…

Households that receive food stamps or CalWORKS may not have to complete a

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SEVEN CITED IN STING TARGETING PROVIDING ALCOHOL TO MINORS

Seven people were cited in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms Thursday, accused of purchasing alcohol for—or selling it to—minors, and three others were arrested or cited on other charges. During a shoulder-tap sting operation, minors—under the supervision of Sheriff’s deputies—visited several liquor and convenience stores and asked strangers to buy

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AUDITIONS FOR THE “ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Theatre 29 is holding open auditions tonight for the smash hit musical, “The Addams Family.” Reporter Rebecca Havely reminds you how to prepare…

Tonight at 6:30 p.m. veteran director, Kathryn Ferguson will cast 12-14 male and 7-10 female musical comedy performers in “The Addams Family.” Come dressed to move for

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PIONEER DAYS THEME IS “A SALUTE TO THOSE WHO SERVE”

Planning is already underway for this October’s annual “Pioneer Days” celebration in Twentynine Palms. A special citizen’s committee, under the leadership of Mary Jane Binge, have already announced the special theme and feature for this year. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the latest… The theme for the Twentynine Palms Pioneer

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SCHOOL BOARD IN SELF-HELP MEETING TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District will meet in a special work/study session tomorrow, Tuesday, August 11, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the conference room at District Headquarters, 5715 Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms. The Board will discuss how it does its work, including, effective board research; discussion of procedures

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YUCCA MESA GROUP TO GO ON FIELD TRIP TO “SKY'S THE LIMIT”

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold a field trip to Sky’s the Limit Observatory in Twentynine Palms on Saturday, August 15. Bring chairs, drinks, jackets, snacks, and flashlights. A suggested donation of $5 for members, $10 for non-members is requested. Meet at the Yucca Mesa Community Center and be

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER FAILURE TO YIELD AND FOOT PURSUIT

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Wednesday following a brief foot pursuit. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Wayne Greer was patrolling near Indian Trail and Morongo Road about 2 p.m. when he saw a green Camaro traveling eastbound on Indian Trail at more than 70 miles per hour. When

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT RESTARTS COUNTY TAKEOVER OF FIRE PROTECTION: PART 2

As it did three years ago, the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors voted to start a process for San Bernardino County Fire to take over the Twentynine Palms Fire Department. Reporter Dan Stork explains what’s different this time, in two parts. Yesterday, he gave the meat of the

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STAR PARTY AT SKY'S THE LIMIT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 8. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 9 p.m. and end about 1:30. The highlight of the evening will be Saturn and its rings along with the bright summer Milky Way, the Lagoon nebula and

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