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YUCCA VALLEY — A fire broke out in the mobile home of Apache Mobile Home Park’s manager Rick Greenwood Wednesday morning. The two residents, Rick and Kim Greenwood, and their dog, were able to escape and are safe, though Rick Greenwood sustained some minor burns.

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JOSHUA TREE — Copper Mountain College student Benjamin Robertson, 19, has just begun an internship position with the recently-established Bowtie Technology, a company whose culture stems directly from the world of Apple where co-founder Gregory Magruder cut his teeth.

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YUCCA VALLEY — The Yucca Valley High School graduating seniors are gearing up to celebrate the end of their high school careers next week at the graduation ceremony, starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the Trojan football field. 

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Longtime Morongo Valley environmental activist Robin Kobaly was 6 years old when she discovered her fascination for plants. Her mom, who was interested in researching plants used by Native Americans, began taking her around the Morongo Basin identifying plants and learning all about them.

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TWENTY-NINE PALMS — High school student artists from across the Morongo Basin came together to show their work at the 29 Palms Art Gallery for its annual student art show. The reception was held at the gallery Saturday.

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LANDERS — Nine months ago, Landers residents Misty Warfox, 36, and Paul Warfox, 42, were released from jail on a written promise to appear back in court on Aug. 28 for a hearing. The two were charged with felony child abuse and willful harm or injury resulting in death after Misty’s 7-year-o…

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YUCCA VALLEY — Yucca Valley High School seniors are almost finished with their high school careers. With only two weeks left of school, the students are already preparing for their future lives at college, in the military or joining the workforce. On Wednesday night, some of these Trojans go…

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YUCCA VALLEY — The Bank of America in Yucca Valley, the Morongo Basin’s only remaining Bank of America branch, will close Sept. 10, customers learned in email notices Friday.

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JOSHUA TREE — If you have old or unwanted prescription medications, you can now take them to a drop-box in the lobby of the government center here. It’s a new service that the sheriff’s station and nonprofit leaders say could be not only a convenience, but a way to stem the tide of drug addiction.

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YUCCA VALLEY — The Grubstake Days Rodeo returned to Yucca Valley for the first time in years last weekend and thousands of local residents filtered into the shows on Friday and Saturday night.

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Joshua Tree — It was a night of celebration at  the Copper Mountain College Bell Center Thursday night as the community gathered to honor the 2019 graduates in their completion of their associate degrees.

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YUCCA VALLEY — The Yucca Valley High School community gathered by the hundreds in the Trojan gym Wednesday night for Renaissance Academic Awards Night.

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YUCCA VALLEY — With winds whipping the sound of cheers through the air, Mayor Robert Lombardo gathered with town officials to announce the “new and improved Paradise Park” with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.

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JOSHUA TREE — A group of homeless advocates, youth advocates and Panorama Heights community members gathered at the former Fire Station 35 Tuesday for a community meeting to discuss the future of the building. Owned by the county, it was recently leased to the Family Assistance Program as a …

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YUCCA VALLEY — The Town Council honored a lifelong educator with the inaugural Spirit of Yucca Valley award Tuesday. The award was presented to Kathy DeRouen by Councilman Merl Abel.

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JOSHUA TREE — The 17th annual spring Joshua Tree Music Festival rocked the Morongo Basin last weekend, bringing thousands to the Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground for an array of music and events.

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YUCCA VALLEY — In 1979, a local entrepreneur named his furniture store after his young daughter. Kelly’s Future has thrived, and now, four decades later, owner Steve Tharp will close his shop’s doors at the end of this month.

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Smart, family-oriented and ravenous, ravens are taking over the skies and telephone wires across the desert. The question is whether more fragile desert dwellers — especially the desert tortoise — can survive their new neighbors.

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MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE — Volunteers and government employees hauled water to two tanks for desert bighorn sheep in the Old Dad Peak area of Mojave National Preserve April 30.

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At 23 years old, Trevon “Von” Dinkens may be one of the youngest artists to score a solo show at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. His wildly colorful mixed-media acrylic and spray-paint creations fill the east wing of the gallery.

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YUCCA VALLEY — The Town Council unanimously voted to eliminate its permitting requirements for home-grown marijuana Tuesday without a single resident commenting.

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JOSHUA TREE — Gallery 62 held a reception for some of the Morongo Basin’s youngest artists Sunday afternoon as it opened its kids’ art show. Many of the featured artists stopped by to find out if they won any prizes and to pose for pictures next to their art.

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YUCCA VALLEY — The inaugural California Welcome Center Art Festival was held over the weekend in the center’s back parking lot area. Artists were also able to compete for a chance to show inside the center for a year.

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AMBOY — The almost year-long search for Susan Schmierer, 65, of Williamsburg, Virginia, ended Sunday when Sheriff’s Department searchers found her remains in the desert east of Amboy Crater.

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JOSHUA TREE — After 10 years of community outreach, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has officially squashed a large-scale development project that would have brought 248 new homes into the desert landscape surrounding Friendly Hills Elementary School.

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YUCCA VALLEY — A 32-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested for attempted murder, but later charged with assault with a deadly weapon, on allegations that he hit his girlfriend with an ax and kicked her while wearing steel-toed boots.

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SAN BERNARDINO — The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors tackled issues of homelessness and services for elders at its Tuesday meeting.

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MORONGO BASIN — Lush landscapes that thrive with little water were showcased in the Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s ninth annual Desert-Wise Landscaping Saturday and Sunday.

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Suzanne Sanden’s flip phone suited her just fine for 20-odd years, but when she got a new job, she had to get a smartphone with texting programs. She knows how to text, but the phone was throwing up other obstacles. That’s when she and husband Harold sought out Teen Tech Help.

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JOSHUA TREE — Stamp lovers and nature lovers got together for the unveiling of a new $7.35 priority mail stamp honoring the Joshua tree Saturday, April 27.

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