RELAY FOR LIFE THIS WEEKEND

The annual “Relay for Life” event, benefiting the American Cancer Society, is set for this weekend. Assignment reporter Diana Jones has more…

Hundreds of local residents will join the fight against cancer this weekend in the Morongo Basin’s Relay for Life event held by the American Cancer Society. The annual

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

The Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival has been celebrating the inspiration of nature for 20 years. Over thirty local and regional artists will be on hand this weekend at the festival to show and sell their work, sharing their personal interpretation of Joshua Tree National Park and the desert

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DESERT CHIC PARTY TO BENEFIT TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Tickets are still available for the Desert Chic Wine and Cheese Social this Saturday night, April 5, sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society at the historic home of Bill and Prudie Underhill, Broadview Hacienda. This fundraiser, besides teaching you a little about pairing wine and cheese, will support the

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY FIELD TRIP AND MARKETPLACE

The Morongo Basin Historical Society has two events going on today. During the day the Society’s Museum Marketplace in Lander has goodies for your garden, from vermi-compost to vegetable seedlings, as well as collectibles and treasures at the vendors’ tables. The cement portico has been poured, so all vendors will

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CHP ENFORCING “ZERO TOLERANCE” FOR DISTRACTED DRIVERS IN APRIL

The California Highway Patrol will be enforcing “zero tolerance” during April for Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted driving is any activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from the primary task of driving. Several common distracted driving practices include using handheld wireless phones, iPods, and GPS; anything that causes drivers

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POSTER CONTEST FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

The Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services is holding a poster contest to create awareness of Sexual Assault Awareness Month during April. All high school and junior high school students are encourage to enter. Art can be in any medium, but must be done on poster board provided by Morongo Basin

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CONGRESSMAN COOK INTRODUCES JOHNSON VALLEY OHV AREA BILL

To punctuate the preservation of the Johnson Valley area for off-roading, our local congressman has invented a new distinction, and seeks to have it codified by legislation. Reporter Dan Stork explains… Rep. Paul Cook has introduced legislation to designate the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area as a National Off-Highway

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN HELD FOR FELONY SPOUSAL ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman who was angry about texts from another woman on her husband’s phone was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, Shemely Diaz, 21, of the 8300 block of Emerson Court on board the Marine base, started arguing with her

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TWO ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY IN A CAR STOLEN FROM MORONGO VALLEY

Two people were arrested late Wednesday night after they were found in a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, a records check of a vehicle sitting in a driveway in the 58500 block of Paxton Outer Highway in Yucca Valley about 8:40 a.m. showed the vehicle had been reported

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HILLTOPPERS MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS WEEKEND

The 40th Annual Hilltoppers off-road motorcycle Grand Prix is this weekend, April 5 and 6, at the Twentynine Palms Motorsports Arena, east of the city off Highway 62 on Mojave Road. This grand prix is an AMA-sanctioned event and part of the GPR Big Six Grand Prix Series. The race

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REPORT OF SMOKE RESULTS IN DRUG ARREST

A call to the fire department about smoke at a Yucca Valley apartment Tuesday morning sent a man to jail on allegations of drug possession. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, a neighbor called 911 at 11:45 a.m. to report smoke coming from an apartment in the 7400 block of

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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT THE ARREST WARRANT SCAM

Scam artists are still luring trusting area residents into parting with their hard-earned money. Sheriff’s Service Specialist Anita Northcutt says beware of the “Arrest Warrant” scam…..

In this scam, con artists are taking advantage of technology that can change whatever is visible on Caller ID, and allow the to pose

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER LOOKING FOR AWARD NOMINATIONS

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will honor outstanding citizens of the Morongo Basin during its annual installation dinner and awards ceremony in July. Nominations are being accepted for Yucca Valley Chamber Member of the Year; Business of the Year; Boss of the Year; Unsung Hero of the Year; and

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS ENTERTAINERS SOUGHT

Entertainers young and old, large and small are being sought for this year’s “Grubstake Days Community Fair.” The event is set for Saturday, May 24, at the Hi-Desert Boys and Girls Club and Boehm Youth Park grounds on Little League Drive in Yucca Valley. The outside booths and entertainment area

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR ELDER ABUSE, IDENTITY THEFT

A Joshua Tree man was arrested late Monday night, suspected of stealing his father’s credit and debit cards. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim, an elderly man in the 7300 block of Valley Vista Avenue in Yucca Valley, told Sheriff’s deputies four of his credit and debit cards were

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FIRE DESTROYS A WONDER VALLEY HOMESTEAD CABIN

An older homestead cabin in Wonder Valley is a total loss after a fire Tuesday afternoon. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Gary Bush, Wonder Valley fire fighters, assisted by Twentynine Palms Fire Department and Combat Center fire fighters, were called to a single family residence fire in the 88000

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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT SCAM TEXTS

Local residents are being targeted by scam artists who are using text messaging to try and get your personal information. Sheriff’s Safety Specialist Anita Northcutt joins us with this warning…

With online and mobile banking skyrocketing, it isn’t a surprise that scams quickly follow. One recent tactic is the use

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JOSHUA TREE TURTLE RESCUE MERGING, FOUNDER MOVING

As of Monday, March 31, the Joshua Tree Tortoise Rescue is now a part of the Heaven’s Gate Large Animal Rescue. After running the tortoise rescue organization for 17 years, founder Rae Packard will be moving to Yuma, Arizona, later this month, to serve as a chaplain at the Arizona

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS PRELIMINARY BUDGET, SALES TAX IS UP

The Yucca Valley Town council heard some good financial news last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at that meeting and files this report…

The Yucca Valley Town Council heard some mostly encouraging news at its meeting Tuesday night. Sales tax revenues, which have been mostly flat in previous years,

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TORTOISE ROCK CASINO OPENS TO CAPACITY CROWDS

The new Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms is a hit. Less than half an hour after the casino opened its doors to the public, it had reached its capacity crowd of just over 1100 people. Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley, Congressman Raul Ruiz of Palm Springs, San Bernardino

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