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SHERIFF’S DUI CHECKPOINT IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint this Friday, August 29, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Officers will also...
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MBTA BUSSES NOT RUNNING MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate its bus service on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day, and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Tuesday, September 2nd.

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AS YOU REQUESTED: A CLOSE LOOK AT LOCAL TRASH SERVICES

During the Z107.7 “Up Close” show recently, listeners had a lot of questions about how trash pick-up is done in our local municipalities, as well as county areas. In response to our listeners’ requests, reporter Dan Stork did the homework to answer those questions…

Each year in June, residents of the...
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SUICIDE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

A “Survivors of Suicide” Grief Support Group meets tomorrow and every Saturday at 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Hospice of Morongo Basin Office located on the Highway in Joshua Tree. Nancy Goudie, a psychiatric nurse, has offered to conduct this group at no cost to the members of our...
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JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND IN CONCERT NEXT WEEK

The Joshua Tree Jazz Band will be in concert next weekend. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where the free event will be…

The Joshua Tree Jazz Band will celebrate its second anniversary with a concert Saturday, September 6, at Sacred Sands Bed and Breakfast in Joshua Tree. Cool Jazz Under...
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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFERS LOW-COST VACCINATIONS AND MICROCHIPPING

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in September for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you...
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“HATCHING THE PAST” AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is featuring an exhibit called, “Hatching The Past.” Reporter Taylor Thacker has more…

Don’t forget that the Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s exhibit “Hatching the Past” that starting in May is still on display! This exhibit takes a rare and exciting look at the life of dinosaurs through their...
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FOOD FOR LIFE LOOKING FOR HOLIDAY HELPERS

While It feels like Thanksgiving and Christmas are far away from the heat of summer, they are just around the corner. Food For Life is seeking volunteers to help with two meals; Thanksgiving meal is offered on Thanksgiving day. People will be needed to set up, serve, clean up. The...
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EIS FOR SOME BASE EXPANSION LAND RELEASED

Some chunks of state-owned land included in the expansion of the Twentynine Palms Marine Base are going through environmental processing. Reporter Dan Stork tells about the report on “school lands”…

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been issued for 2,563 acres of state-owned “school lands” that are part of the planned...
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LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS FACE MORE COMPETITION, LESS PLAYOFF BERTHS

As our local high school football season gets underway, the De Anza League is expanding with a new team, but fewer play-off berths. Rancho Mirage is joining Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, Big Bear, Shadow Hills, Desert Hot Springs and Desert Mirage in a scramble for just two automatic play-off berths...
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ADULT SOFTBALL SEASON IS BACK IN YUCCA VALLEY

It’s softball season in the Town of Yucca Valley. Reporter Cara Conway says sign-ups are now being taken for slow-pitch softball leagues…

Grab your friends and sign up for a season of slow pitch adult softball! With the opportunity to play for a men’s league, women’s league, or one of two...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tonight, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team will travel away to Temple City. The Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team will travel to Granite Hills; kickoff is at 7 p.m.

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley cross-country team will participate...
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SUSPECT SOUGHT AFTER ATTEMPTED RAPE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man suspected of holding a knife to a woman’s throat while attempting to rape her in Twentynine Palms. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a woman was standing in the front yard of a friend’s home in the 7000...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT FOR SUSPECTED SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested at gunpoint yesterday, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to Sheriff officials, a woman called 911 at 10:19 a.m. to report that she was fleeing from her boyfriend, Desjohn Mobley, 22, and had lost control of her car and crashed in the 2900 block...
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FIREFIGHTERS MAKE SHORT WORK OF SMALL HOUSE FIRE THIS MORNING

Twentynine Palms fire fighters were called to a house fire about 12:30 this morning. According to Fire Chief Jim Thompson, the sole occupant of the home in the 4300 block of Mesquite Springs Road was awakened by a smoke detector, smelled smoke and called 911. Fire fighters, aided by the...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2: LIGHTING, COLLABORATION AND PUBLIC ART

The Twentynine Palms City Council meeting covered a wide range of topics. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report on the meeting into two parts. Today: Park lighting contracts, civic event collaborations, art on traffic signal boxes, and a warning about an oil pipeline…
City staff described how approximately $50,000 was...
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JOSHUA TREE BURGLARY SUSPECTS SOUGHT

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two women who are suspects in home burglaries in Joshua Tree. A home surveillance camera in the 8400 block of Tortuga Road captured two white females who went to the vacant home and stole some tools from a utility...
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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ROLLS HIS CAR NEAR IDYLLWILD

A Yucca Valley man and three passengers were not injured in a roll-over crash on a mountain Road near Idyllwild Monday at about 3:20 p.m. A CHP spokesman said Marco Cervantes, 42, of Yucca Valley was driving the gray 2000 Toyota Tundra truck on Highway 243 when it rolled over...
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CLASSES TO START FOR FREE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING

Free classes in preparing for an emergency are being offered. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to get training to be a Community Emergency Response team member…
Would you know what to do in case of a disaster? The Morongo Basin Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will hold seven...
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BOURIKAS RESIGNS FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD

Twentynine Palms Water District Board member Bo Bourikas announced he was resigning at the end of last night’s Board meeting. Bourikas said he was resigning due to personal reasons and that last night’s meeting would be his last. The meeting focused on new water conservation restrictions. Due to the statewide...
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