GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUT COMING

The Great California ShakeOut is the largest earthquake drill ever, organized statewide to inspire Californians to get ready for big earthquakes, and to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes. What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards. The ShakeOut Drill will take

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ONE-YEAR-OLD SURVIVES BEING WASHED AWAY IN JOSHUA TREE FLOODING

A one-year-old Joshua Tree boy miraculously survived after being swept away by flood water in Joshua Tree. The powerful flood Tuesday destroyed the family home, washed away the boy’s bedroom—and carried one-year-old Tristan away along with it. “We really thought that we lost him,” Tristan’s mother Ryan Scarcy said. A

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FATAL JOSHUA TREE FLASH FLOOD VICTIM IDENTIFIED

The coroner’s office has identified the man killed in a flash flood Tuesday as Karl Wyne, 66, of Joshua Tree. Wyne had operated a local electrical business for many years and had served on the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors. Bystanders told authorities that Wyne, who was driving

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STORMS CAUSE A FATALITY IN JOSHUA TREE, MUD AND FLOODING

A man was killed yesterday afternoon when his SUV was swept away in a raging flash flood in Joshua Tree. According to County Fire Captain Matt Anderson, the man, identified only as being in his 66 years old, was driving his Chevy Blazer on Sunny Vista when he encountered a

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BREAKING NEWS FLASH FLOOD UPDATE

A TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR IN JOSHUA TREE AROUND 4PM TUESDAY RESULTED IN SERIOUS FLASH FLOODING THROUGHOUT THE DOWNTOWN AREA AND SOME SURROUNDING STREETS, INCLUDING MUDSLIDES ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF JOSHUA TREE. LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED A TRUCK STUCK IN FLOOD WATERS AT SUNNY VISTA AND ALTA LOMA, WHICH EYEWITNESSES

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SOLAR TOWER ALMOST APPROVED: “SUBSTANTIAL ADVERSE IMPACT” TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Despite warnings from government agencies that a 75-story solar tower in the desert southeast of Joshua Tree National Park would have “significant unmitigated impacts to biological, cultural, and visual resources” and “substantial adverse impact” to the viewsheds of Joshua Tree National Park, a preliminary decision last Friday by a committee

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FIRE CAUSES MINOR DAMAGE TO MORONGO VALLEY HOME SUNDAY

A Morongo Valley home suffered minor damage in a fire Sunday morning. According to Morongo Valley Fire Captain Andrew Arthen, a passer-by called at 8:19 a.m. to report a debris fire off Warren Martin. When Morongo Valley and CalFire firefighters arrived, they found smoke coming out of the front door

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NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY COMING AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Celebrate 50 years of the Wilderness Act by volunteering at your national park on National Public Lands Day. Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp tells us how you can help, and when…

“Helping Hands for America’s Lands.” This slogan describes our nation’s celebration of National Public Lands Day on

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CHAMBERS TO SPONSOR PRESENTATION ON TOURISM IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

A Tourism Business Improvement District is a special district established to secure funding for marketing to increase tourism. Scott White of the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau will give a presentation Wednesday, September 17, on tourism improvement districts, followed by a question and answer session on how the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER LOSES LEG IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH

A 30-year-old Twentynine Palms High School Teacher suffered a leg amputation during a motorcycle crash on the freeway in Beaumont. California Highway Patrol officers said Jonathan Davis of Norco was hurt at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday as his westbound Yamaha sport bike was transitioning from Interstate 10 to Highway 60. Davis

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NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE COMMEMORATES 9/11 ATTACKS

On this anniversary of the attacks on the New York City Twin Towers of September 11, 2001, President Obama has directed that all U.S. flags be lowered to half staff from sunrise to sunset today in observance of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. The presidential proclamation

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR CHILD CRUELTY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday afternoon, accused of punching his daughter. According to a Sheriff’s report, two girls, 10-year-old and 15-year-old sisters, were fighting at a home in the 58800 block of Barron Avenue about 3:30 yesterday. After the 15-year-old hit the 10-year-old, the report states that Russell

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FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS MAYOR, COUNTY OFFICIAL, HURT IN PLANE CRASH

A former Twentynine Palms Mayor and San Bernardino County official has been badly injured in a freak plane crash in San Diego County. Jim Bagley is at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido with fractured vertebrae and for pain management. Bagley told Z107.7 News he was working as a tow pilot

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HIKERS FIND BODY IN DESERT IN JOSHUA TREE

Hikers found a body in the desert in Joshua Tree late Saturday morning. About 9:30, hikers were walking near Rice Road, directly across from the Hi-Desert Medical Center, when they came across a body. Engineer Brooks from the County fire station in Joshua Tree said the body, which had been

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASSOCIATION

Volunteers are an important part of serving the public at Joshua Tree National Park. Ranger Pam Tripp tells about the scope of what the JTNP Association does…

Since 1962, the Joshua Tree National Park Association has been supporting preservation, scientific research and education at Joshua Tree National Park. As the

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“THE 39 STEPS” CONTINUES AT THEATRE 29

There’s lots going on in the Morongo Basin this weekend. Let’s start with the comedy/mystery “The 39 Steps”, which has been convulsing local audiences with laughter, and which continues its run at Theatre 29. A Friday morning check of the website theatre29.org shows many great seats available for tonight’s 7

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STATE APPEALS DECISION FAVORING TWENTYNINE PALMS’ PROJECT PHOENIX BONDS

This past April, the City of Twentynine Palms won a round in its legal struggle with the California Department of Finance over the proceeds of bonds that the City issued to finance the Project Phoenix development effort. At that time, a judge ruled “that nothing in the redevelopment laws preclude[d

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MAN WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED KNIFEPOINT RAPE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS IN CUSTODY

The man suspected of attempting to rape a woman at knifepoint in Twentynine Palms last month turned himself in to authorities Tuesday. Sheriff officials say on August 16 about 10 p.m., Lynel Roduk, 29, a transient, approached a woman who was standing outside a friend’s home in the 7000 block

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BREAKING NEWS: MAN WHO ATTEMPTED KNIFE POINT RAPE IN 29 PALMS HAS BEEN CAPTURED

Lynel Serek Roduk, the man who attempted rape at knife point in 29 Palms has been captured. Roduk had been sought since August 16 when detectives say he attempted to rape a Twentynine Palms woman while holding a knife to her throat. She was able to kick the suspect and

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TWO STABBED DURING FIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two people were stabbed in an altercation in Twentynine Palms last night. Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin said Stephen Bailor, 25, and William Walter, 26, who are brothers, and Nikole Schroeder, 27, were walking south on Adobe Rd near Cactus Drive about 12:40 this morning when an argument among them became

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