JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday, accused of lewd acts with a child in March. According to Sheriff’s reports, Gregory Howlind, 68, of the 61400 block of Division Street, went to a neighbor’s home where a female juvenile was home alone on March 15. The report states that Howlind

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MULTIPLE BURGLARIES REPORTED IN YUCCA VALLEY WEDNESDAY

Multiple burglaries were reported in Yucca Valley Wednesday, with several in the Country Club Mobile Home Estates. Tools were stolen from an unlocked car parked in a garage in the 7500 block of Aster Avenue. Burglars used a knife to pry open a back door in the 5500 block of

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HOW TO COMMENT ON STUDY TO BRING EAGLE MOUNTAIN INTO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Eagle Mountain area, which is bordered by Joshua Tree National Park on the north, south, and west, has survived an attempt to turn it into a landfill, only to be face a new a proposal to convert it to a hydroelectric power plant. The area is an important migration

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WORK ONGOING TO REOPEN I-10 FRIDAY AT NOON

Sate traffic experts say they will reopen I-10 with one lane in both directions this Friday. Yesterday, road construction workers put in the foundation for a detour that will let traffic flow again on Interstate 10 following Sunday’s storm-caused bridge collapse near Desert Center. A Caltrans spokesman said when it

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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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