YUCCA VALLEY MAN GETS SIX YEARS IN PRISON FOR ASSAULTING DEPUTY

A Yucca Valley man who has a rap sheet going back to 1998 was sentenced to six years in state prison recently for assaulting a police officer. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, about 2 p.m. on May 17, Deputy Sean Tabor recognized two men–at least one of whom was

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED IN COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BURGLARY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early this morning, accused of burglarizing Copper Mountain College. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, a deputy responded to a burglary alarm at the college just before 1 a.m. The deputy saw a man running from the campus into the open desert. The deputy,

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO BUILD A HOUSE IN TWO DAYS FOR A VETERAN

Yesterday, Z107.7 News featured a non-profit building a house in Twentynine Palms in two days for a military veteran. Today, Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they are looking for volunteers… The Desert Communities Fuller Center for Housing, or Fuller, plans to build a home in Twentynine Palms for a low-income

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER VIOLENT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two people were arrested for felony spouse abuse after a fight in Yucca Valley early Monday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, Anissa Noriega, 20, of the 7700 block of Victor Vista Avenue, started screaming at her boyfriend, Oscar Huerta, 40, when he took her children to a relative’s house

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN INJURED IN SINGLE-CAR ROLLOVER CRASH

A Yucca Valley man was injured during a single-vehicle roll-over crash Saturday. According to the California Highway Patrol, James McCain, 51, was driving a gray Toyota Tundra northbound on Old Woman Springs Road shortly before 6 p.m. when he leaned over to pick up something. When he looked up, he

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SO FAR ONLY ONE FILING FOR JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD

As of July 29, only one candidate had filed a declaration of candidacy for an opening on the Joshua Basin Water District. Dan Stork says expect more to enter the race… A look at the web site of the County Registrar of Voters shows only one candidate officially in the

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ONE FILED, FIVE PULL PAPERS, FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL

With little more than a week left to file for candidacy in the November election, only one candidate for City Council in Twentynine Palms has completed filing procedures. The City Clerk says more says several more applications are in the pipeline. As of the end of the day on July

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MANIC COMEDY, “THE 39 STEPS” CAST AT THEATRE 29

The multi-talented performers at Theatre 29 are hard at work rehearsing their next show, the manic comedy, “The 39 Steps.” Reporter Taylor Thacker has the cast list… Theatre 29 and Director Charles Harvey have announced casting for the summer theatrical production of Theatre 29’s 2014 season, the hysterically madcap spy

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DRONES NOW ILLEGAL IN JOSHUA TREE AND OTHER NATIONAL PARKS

National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis has signed a policy memorandum that directs superintendents nationwide to prohibit launching, landing, or operating drones, or unmanned aircraft, on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service, including our own Joshua Tree National Park. “We embrace many activities in national parks because

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD CALLS SPECIAL MEETING FOR TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the Board will be asked to adopt a resolution establishing water stand-by assessments, and will review the engineer’s preliminary report on the wastewater reclamation project’s draft assessment, as well

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Directors for the Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery District will hold their monthly meeting Thursday, July 31, at the cemetery office on Encelia Avenue in Twentynine Palms. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will be asked to discuss and approve a conflict of interest code; revisions to the current

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SCHOOL DISTRICT SEEKING OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Most of the Measure O bond money authorized by voters has already been spent on construction projects in the Morongo Unified School District. Reporter Dan Stork says that volunteers are needed to continue the oversight required as the remaining million dollars are spent…

The Morongo Unified School District’s Citizens Oversight

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HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM LECTURE TOMORROW, “UNIVITED GUESTS”

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum kicks off its Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series tomorrow, Thursday, July 31, with a lecture entitled “Uninvited Guests.” Are you under the impression that you know everybody who lives in your house? Museum Biologist Stefanie Ritter will introduce you to your unknown roommates. Besides Fido the

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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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