A TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HAS DIED FROM A FEBRUARY 18 CRASH

The elderly Twentynine Palms man who made a U-turn on Adobe Road causing a crash February 18 has died. Lewis Roller, 91, passed away Sunday at a skilled nursing facility in Palms Springs. Roller was driving a 2000 silver Suzuki north on Adobe Road about 4:30 p.m. when he made

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TO SET DATE FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA VOTE

The Yucca valley Town Council meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the council will set a date to vote on an ordinance legalizing medical marijuana negotiated after a successful citizen’s initiative effort forced their hand… After being introduced to new firefighters working for the town and hearing an update

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD AFTER TAKING ANOTHER MAN’S WALKER

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested for robbery after he stole another man’s walker. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, the victim, who lives in the 6500 block of Yucca Avenue in Twentynine Palms, called police just after noon Friday to report that a man he identified as Clark Cravey,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT BREAKING INTO HOME

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested at gunpoint Sunday afternoon after a woman said he tried to break into her home. According to a Sheriff’s report, Anthony Pitts, 33, and his brother Joshua Pitts, 25, went to a home in the 6700 block of Sage Avenue in Twentynine Palms about

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS IN TWO SESSIONS TODAY AND TONIGHT

A long Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting tonight deals mainly with tuning board policies. Reporter Dan Stork lists the affected policies, and the other items on the agenda… The March 3 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets off to an early start

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JOSHUA TREE MAN HELD AFTER MACHETE ATTACK

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday, accused of attacking another man with a machete. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matthew Yost, three men lived in separate residences on the same property in the 66500 block of Daisy Lane in Joshua Tree and were arguing. About 3 a.m., Matthew Snedeker, 46,

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MARINE ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Marine was arrested Friday morning, accused of beating up his wife. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Michael Carradine, 28, a sergeant with Communications and Electronics School Headquarters Company, was arguing with his wife in the 8000 block of Sandhill in Twentynine Palms about 11:30 when the argument turned

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLANNING FIELD TRIP TO GOFFS

The nearby little town of Goffs, east of Amboy, has a fascinating history. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you on a field trip to find out more… The Morongo Basin Historical Society will host an all-day field trip to historic town of Goffs. On March 14, participants will experience the town

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DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER MEETS SATURDAY

The DAV Morongo Basin Chapter #60 will hold their next scheduled monthly meeting on March 7, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at the Eagles Aerie at 67330 29 Palms Highway in Twentynine Palms. All veterans and their guests are cordially invited to attend.

REMEMBER TO SPRING FORWARD THIS WEEKEND

This reminder, Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night before you go to bed as we spring forward into Daylight Saving Time. And with the time change, your local fire stations remind you to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS WITH 3 AGENDA ITEMS

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission has three topics on its March 3 meeting agenda. Reporter Dan Stork lists them… An addition to the City Development Code of procedures for dealing with the California Environmental Quality Act will be the topic of a public hearing at the meeting of the Twentynine

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JOSHUA SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL CIF RUN COMES TO AN END

Joshua Springs Lightning of Yucca Valley ended their season Monday night, losing the CIF Division 6 semifinal contest to Orangewood Academy, 64-41, at home. Spokesman Adam Everhart said the number 4 seed Lightning were underdogs to the number 1 seed Spartans. Tyler Pascale led the team in scoring, like he

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL IN ACTION TOMORROW

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School baseball team will travel away to San Bernardino to play Indian Springs High School. First pitch is at 3:15.

PARISIAN STREET ARTIST ACCUSED OF VANDALIZING JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Vandalism in the form of spray painting on rocks is becoming a scourge in Joshua Tree and other national parks. A well-known international street artist appears to have vandalized Joshua Tree National Park last week. According to the blog Modern Hiker, Andre Saraiva, also known as Mr. Andre, posted a

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COUNTY LISTENING ON RENEWABLE ENERGY THURSDAY

San Bernardino County is revising its General Plan for renewable energy projects in unincorporated areas. Reporter Dan Stork says that the county has scheduled an event to get public input… County Land Use staff will conduct a listening session on plans for the County General Plan renewable energy element on

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FOUR PEOPLE ARRESTED FOLLOWING BURGLARY LAST WEEK

Three Yucca Valley men and a woman were arrested following a burglary last week. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Arthurton, on Wednesday, David Scholar reported a burglary of his business in the 55600 block of Yucca Trail. Scholar said that the door had been forced open, and between $20,000 and

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

Joshua Tree National Park is recruiting for their Youth Conservation Corps program. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to apply… This summer, Joshua Tree National Park will sponsor an 8-week, Youth Conservation Corps program. Teens between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to apply. Selected applicants will work

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY WATER SUMMIT SET FOR APRIL 8

The undersecretary for the California Environmental Protection Agency will be the keynote speaker at the second annual High Desert Water Summit in Victorville. Gordon Burns will talk about “Science: the Key to Managing Water in a Changing World” and the state’s recent groundwater legislation. The event will be held from

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AUDITIONS FOR “WAIT UNTIL DARK” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Tonight’s the night for the next Theatre 29 auditions. The third production of the 2015 season will be cast this evening. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast break down… Arrive at Theatre 29 tonight at 6:30 pm to audition for director Ben Bees. He is holding open auditions for the

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FREE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30 p.m.

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