WINTER HOLIDAY FAIR IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Get out your ugly sweaters and come to the Winter Holiday Fair in Joshua Tree Saturday, December 20. Hosted by the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District, the holiday fair will run from noon to 5 at the Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Avenue. Activities will include an ugly

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A SPURNED WOMAN TRASHES CAR OF EX-BOYFRIEND IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Joshua Tree woman who felt spurned by a man she’d been dating took out her anger on his vehicle Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Marina Montgomery, 33, had been dating a man in the 5900 block of Chia Avenue in Twentynine Palms. When he broke off their relationship,

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DROPS PROHIBITION ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Opponents of a medical marijuana dispensary in Yucca Valley have one less argument to fight the proposed initiative that would permit dispensaries to set up shop again in Town limits: that medical marijuana is illegal under U.S. law. When Congress passed its 1,600-page spending bill last weekend, it included a

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’TIS THE SEASON FOR HOLIDAY SCAMS

It’s the season of giving, and unfortunately, the season of taking, too. Whether it’s an online shopping scam, gift-card fraud, or a fake charity asking for donations, Managing Editor Tami Roleff says make sure you’re dealing with a legitimate charity before donating…

Crooks are always coming up with new ways

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FIREFIGHTERS BRINGING SANTA CLAUS TO JOSHUA TREE NEIGHBORHOODS

Joshua Tree Station 36 firefighters will be giving Santa a ride through Joshua Tree neighborhoods THIS Saturday (Dec 20), Sunday (Dec 21), and Monday (Dec 22) from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. On Saturday, Santa will be riding a fire truck on paved roads in neighborhoods north of Highway

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

There will be a distribution of surplus federal food at Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive, Yucca Valley, from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Friday, December 19.

CONGRESSMAN COOK CLARIFIES CADIZ

Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley talked with Z107.7 News Tuesday, explaining his seemingly new stand in favor of a controversial Cadiz water project that would move water from the Fenner Valley east of Twentynine Palms, to Orange County. In June 2013 Cook had asked the Department of the Interior

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OPPONENTS OF JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL MEET TOMORROW

Opponents of the proposed Joshua Tree Dollar General store are planning their next legal move against the project. Reporter Dan Stork says a meeting has been called for this week… Recently, the developers of the Dollar General store planned for Joshua Tree appealed a court decision that favored opponents of

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NAME OF MARINE KILLED IN ROLLOVER CRASH RELEASED

The County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the Twentynine Palms Marine who was killed in a roll-over crash on Amboy Road Saturday morning. Kirk Gadsby, 25, of Mariposa, was driving a Ford Expedition northbound on Amboy Road east of Twentynine Palms, when he lost control, and the Expedition

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES PARK SIGNAGE

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says park signage dominated the meeting… A routine item on last night’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council prompted the only real discussion of the meeting. The town’s Park and Recreation Commission had presented

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YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE WINNERS NAMED

More than 25 vehicles, each decorated with thousands of lights, along with horses and children’s marching drill and cheer teams delighted onlookers during the 17th Annual Festival of Lights Parade held Saturday in Yucca Valley. For the second year, the parade made its way down Santa Fe Trail to the

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COUNTY EXPLAINS PIONEERTOWN WATER SITUATION, SORT OF

Jeff Rigney, the director for San Bernardino County Special Districts, talked with Z107.7 about the status of water service in Pioneertown in general, and of a particular case of supposed special treatment in that area in particular. Reporter Dan Stork reports what we were told… Jeff Rigney told us that

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YUCCA FAMILY HELPS SAVE THEIR HOME FROM FIRE

A Yucca Valley family did everything right to save their house from being destroyed by a fire yesterday. Yucca Valley fire fighters were called to a home in the 56000 block of Golden Bee at 9:35 a.m. According to County Fire Captain Rick Denison, a heating blanket that was left

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL IN ROUTINE MEETING TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council looks fairly routine. The Council will hear a presentation from Hi-Desert Medical Center, presumably on its affiliations plans. Among the items on the consent agenda,

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TWO ARRESTED IN MORONGO VALLEY WARRANT SEARCH

Two men were arrested Sunday during a warrant search in Morongo Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 9300 block of Navajo Trail about 7:30 a.m. Deputies heard people inside the home, but no one answered the door. When the deputies forced the door

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BURGLARY SUSPECT HIT BY NEIGHBOR WITH BASEBALL BAT

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted burglary in Joshua Tree Saturday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor in the 61600 block of El Reposo Circle heard glass breaking about 11:15 p.m. The neighbor went next door, deliberately making a lot of noise in an attempt to keep

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MORE CARNAGE ON LOCAL ROADS, ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED IN THREE CRASHES

A 25-year-old male, assigned to the Twentynine Palms Marine Corp Base, was killed in a crash early Saturday morning. The man, who has not yet been identified by the coroner’s office, was driving a 1997 Ford Expedition northbound on Amboy Road about five miles north of Sheephole Pass east of

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LANDERS RESIDENTS MASS AGAINST SOLAR PROJECT, WILL APPEAL TODAY

The firm that wants to build a solar field in Landers arranged to meet with residents who were looking to appeal the approval of that project by the San Bernardino County Planning Commission. Reporter Dan Stork says the dialog that resulted was not to the firm’s liking… Following a mid-day

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FREE LUNCH FOR MORONGO VALLEY SENIORS TOMORROW

Morongo Valley seniors are invited to a free holiday luncheon Tuesday, December 16, at Covington Park in the Senior Nutrition Room. The luncheon will be from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Morongo Basin Transit will be providing bus service from Morongo Mobile Manor, Roadrunner and Valley View Mobile Home Parks.

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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT TELEPHONE SCAMS

The Sheriff’s Department is warning about a new scourge of telephone scams being run here in our Morongo Basin. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to protect yourself… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind citizens of the increasing frequency of telephone scams occurring throughout our county

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