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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK GETS AN “F” FOR AIR POLLUTION

A report released yesterday (Tuesday) ranks Joshua Tree National Park as having some of the most polluted air of the country’s national parks. The National Parks Conservation Association graded 48 national parks on healthy air, visibility, and effects of climate change, and ranked Joshua Tree National Park as the fourth...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING: PART 1 OF 3

At its July 28 meeting, the Twentynine Palms City Council dealt with a lengthy list of presentations and discussions. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report into 3 parts. Today in part 1: Processes in progress, animal control, the I-10 closure, and the planning commission stipend…


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COUNTY OFFERS A REWARD FOR SCOFFLAW DRONE USERS

In county news today, county supervisors approved $75,000 in rewards to catch the operators of hobby drones that interfered with three recent firefighting efforts. The board voted yesterday to provide three $25,000 rewards for information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of operators of the drones. Firefighting efforts...
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FOOD TRUCKS NOW WELCOME IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

Food truck vendors got the green light from the County Board of Supervisors Tuesday to roam freely and sell their wares in the county’s unincorporated areas. But food truck vendors must still comply with regulations established in the county’s 24 cities, most of which ban free-roaming food trucks. “We’re really...
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COUNTY LIBRARIES NOW OFFER FREE ANCESTRY.COM

Patrons of San Bernardino County’s 32 libraries now have access to a new tool: Ancestry.com, a database of genealogical and historical records that can be used for compiling family trees and research projects. Anyone with a library card can visit any of the county’s library branches and use the Ancestry.com...
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CHP OFFERS SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDERS

Motorcycles are fun to ride, but there are dangers to riding down the highway at 65 miles per hour. California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin has some tips on how to ride safely is…
Here are some important safety reminders for motorcyclists. Wear a helmet and protective gear. “No skin...
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TWO ARRESTED IN JOSHUA TREE FOR TRANSPORTING HEROIN

Two people were arrested Tuesday, accused of transporting heroin. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies made a probation compliance check at the home of Julie DaSilva, 29, in the 62200 block of Dennis Avenue in Joshua Tree about 5:15 yesterday. There they found DaSilva and Shawn Lucero, 33, of Yucca...
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ONE ARREST, TWO PENDING, AFTER RECOVERY OF STOLEN CAR IN JOSHUA TREE

One man was arrested, and two others are under investigation, after they were found to be in possession of a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 3:30 a.m. Friday, a man saw his stolen Honda parked in an apartment complex in the 64800 block of Chollita Road in Joshua Tree....
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YUCCA VALLEY FELON FOUND WITH DRUGS AND WEAPONS

A Yucca Valley man who was arrested on a felony warrant was also arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 58700 block of Barron Drive in Yucca Valley just after midnight on Monday morning to arrest David Beavers, 25, on...
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BIGHORN DESERT WATER SETS RULES, LIENS, GETS A MILLION DOLLARS

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there as the board adopted rules, placed tax liens, and counted their Goat Mountain money…
Last night in Landers, the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors responded to a state mandate and...
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YUCCA VALLEY BUSINESS OFFERS REWARD AFTER VANDALISM

The owner of a Yucca Valley landscaping business is offering a reward for information about the suspects who slashed his truck’s tires early Sunday. Larry Bost, of Bost Landscaping, noticed that someone had jumped the 6-foot fence surrounding his property in the 7400 block of Joshua Lane and slashed the tires...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN DETAINED AFTER STALKING

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday, accused of burglary. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a motel in the 73300 block of 29 Palms Highway shortly before 4 p.m. when a woman said a man was stalking her and was staring at her motel room. Deputies searched the area...
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NEIL YOUNG TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO FRIDAY

The Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms continues its series of “Live At The Rock” free concerts. Friday night, a Neil Young Tribute band will be featured. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more…

Tortoise Rock Casino concludes its July concerts featuring tribute bands with a free concert Friday, July 31. Friday’s...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will discuss changing job descriptions, converting hourly employees to salary, and creating a new part-time position. The directors will also review and approve the final...
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WOMAN DIES WHILE HIKING 49 PALMS OASIS TRAIL IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Updated July 29, 8:45 a.m.

A female hiker died of a heart attack while hiking 49 Palms Oasis Trail in Joshua Tree National Park yesterday. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Chief Jim Thompson, rescue personnel from Twentynine Palms Fire Department, the Park Service, and Joshua Tree Search and Rescue were called...
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TWO YUCCA VALLEY MEN ACCUSED OF BURGLARY

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested last week, accused of burglary. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies were called about 10:30 p.m. July 19 to a burglary on Nagles Street in Yucca Valley. The resident, identified by the Sheriff’s Department as Pastor Jerel Hagerman of Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel,...
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ACCUSED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT, NO NEW JUDGE…YET

The former Marine accused of killing his on-base neighbor, who he was having an affair with, and dumping her body into an abandoned mine east of Twentynine Palms, was in court yesterday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was in the courtroom as Christopher Lee’s lawyer seeks another judge…

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an arson fire out in the Burns Canyon/Rimrock area. About 9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 25, San Bernardino County firefighters were called to a structure fire in the Burns Canyon area that had been evacuated during the Lake Fire last month. Battalion Chief Tom...
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SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORN

A registered sex offender was arrested again in Yucca Valley after deputies discovered child pornography in his home Monday. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7600 block of Joshua View Drive at 12:30 p.m. to perform a compliance check on Richard Corline, 68, and...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL HONORS COMBAT CENTER'S JIM RICKER, MAY CHANGE EL PASEO DRIVE

The agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council lists many presentations and discussion items, including the designation of Jim Ricker of the Twentynine Palms Marine Base as 42nd Assembly District Veteran of the Year by Assemblyman Chad Mayes. Reporter Dan Stork...
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