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AFTER A MONTH, NO EVIDENCE OF A CRIME, NO TRACE OF ERIN CORWIN

It was one month ago that pregnant Marine wife Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms was reported missing. She told her husband, Marine Cpl. Jonathan Corwin, she was headed to Joshua Tree National Park on June 28. When she did not return, he reported her missing the next day. Sheriff’s Captain...
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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE DESTROYS AN OCCUPIED TRAVEL TRAILER

A travel trailer used as a permanent home in Morongo Valley was destroyed in an early-morning fire Monday. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Murphy said a passer-by driving by on the highway called in the fire in the 9100 block of Bella Vista at 1:47 a.m. Monday morning. Fire fighters from...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMEN ARRESTED FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Friday night, accusing of hitting her boyfriend. Sheriff’s reports say Dawn Croom, 32, was drinking at a bar in the 72100 block of 29 Palms Highway. When her boyfriend arrived about 10:30 p.m., Croom began hitting him, at which time he left. Friends brought...
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MILITARY VETERANS URGED TO APPLY FOR A NEW HOUSE

A Twentynine Palms home will be built in just two days by a Low-Desert non-profit organization. Managing editor Tami Roleff says eligible military families are being urged to apply to make it their home when they are done…
Military veterans, especially disabled vets, are encouraged to apply for a home...
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JOSHUA TREE FIRE FIGHTERS RESCUE FALLEN HORSE

Joshua Tree fire fighters rode to the rescue of a horse that had fallen down and couldn’t get up yesterday. Engineer Dave Faller said that a former search-and-rescue horse had gotten its legs tangled in its wooden rail fence near Broadway and Sun Mesa, and fell over. By the time...
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FOUR VEHICLES BURGLARIZED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

At least four vehicles were burglarized Friday night in Twentynine Palms. The Sheriff’s Department said burglaries were reported Saturday morning in the 600 block of Mojave Avenue, 5900 block of Cahuilla Avenue, and two in the 5900 block of Mariposa Avenue; the burglaries are all related. The victims reported that...
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TWO ARRESTED RUMMAGING IN VEHICLES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two men were arrested Thursday afternoon rummaging around abandoned vehicles in Yucca Valley. About 1:30 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 3500 block of Condalia Avenue when three men were seen going through abandoned cars on the property. After investigation, Mitchell Richmond, 22, of Sutherland, was arrested for investigation...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION WORKSHOP ON VACATION HOME RENTALS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission has scheduled a regular meeting for July 29, the fifth Tuesday of this month. Reporter Dan Stork says they’ll continue to work on vacation home rentals…
The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will begin its July 29 meeting with the swearing in of newly-appointed Commissioner Jeffrey...
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LORI HERBEL ANNOUNCES RUN FOR YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL

Former Yucca Valley Town Council member and Mayor Pro-Tem Lori Herbel announced she is running for Yucca Valley Town Council. Herbel says she is running to address the concerns of the people and the business community by holding quarterly open Town Hall community meetings.

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MORONGO BASIN MAC CANCELS RENEWABLE ENERGY MEETING

Today’s Morongo Basic Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) subcommittee meeting on the Desert Renewal Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) will be rescheduled because a number of key players will not be available. The committee was to have met at 9 am on July 29 at the Joshua Tree District Office of Supervisor...
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VISIT KENYA TOMORROW AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

You can take a trip to Africa tomorrow at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to discover Kenya…
The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is traveling to Kenya during tomorrow’s Art and Culture program. Children will learn about Kenya through pictures, music, and hands-on crafts....
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INDIAN TRAIL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CLOSED UNTIL 3:00 THIS AFTERNOON

Indian Trail, between Mesquite Springs Road and Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, will be closed until 3:00 p.m. today for storm damage repair. Please use alternate routes such as Morongo Road and Adobe Road if traveling to or from the Marine Corps Base. For further information, please contact Public Works...
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CONGRESSMAN COOK HELPS LOCAL VETERAN FIGHTING VA FOR TREATMENT

The problems for a former Marine in Twentynine Palms are being encountered all over the country as the Veteran’s Administration (VA) struggles to cope with what is called “Gulf War Illness.” The story of Sean Sanders, 44, is mirrored by many U.S Veterans who served in “Operation Desert Shield” and...
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JOSHUA BASIN WATER EXPLAINS CHROMIUM 6 TO RATEPAYERS

As of July 1, the state of California tightened the standards for the presence of the infamous chromium-6 chemical in drinking water. In its latest monthly newsletter to ratepayers, the Joshua Basin Water District described where it stands on the issue. Reporter Dan Stork summarizes the Joshua Basin Water...
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1,307 CARS STOPPED, THREE TICKETS WRITTEN, IN SUNDAY’S YUCCA VALLEY CHECKPOINT

The Yucca Valley Police Department conducted a DUI/drivers’ license checkpoint Sunday night in Yucca Valley at State Route 62 and Prescott Avenue between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide...
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THEATRE 29 LAUNCHES “LEGACY BRICKS” FUND-RAISER

Theatre 29 is welcoming a world-class Simi Dabah art piece being installed at the Theater building in Twentynine Palms with a special fund-raiser. Reporter Taylor Thacker says you can put your name, your business, or a loved one on a legacy brick in the new “Serenity Patio”…
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SUMMER RANGER PROGRAMS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is offering ranger programs for the remainder of the summer: evening campfire programs, hikes, talks on the patios, and a desert story time for children. Evening campfire programs are held at Jumbo Rocks Amphitheater in Jumbo Rocks Campground Friday and Saturday nights at 8:30. Thursdays at...
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CHANGE FOR VETS 400K MOTORYCYCLE RUN THIS SATURDAY

Change for Vets is putting a biker twist on the Manchu Mile, a 25-mile hike held by the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, to commemorate the 85-mile hike the regiment made to go to battle in 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion in China. Reporter Diana Jones...
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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Desert Blood Service will hold a blood drive tomorrow in Twentynine Palms at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Donors receive free cholesterol screening and donor reward points that may be redeemed in the online donor store at www.desertbloodservices.org. Healthy individuals at least...
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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CAMP OFERRED IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley and Yucca Valley High School are offering a youth volleyball camp next week. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up…
The Town of Yucca Valley has joined with the Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan Volleyball Team to present a thrilling summer youth...
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