Off-road enthusiasts are celebrating a compromise that drastically scales back an expansion of the Twentynine Palms Marine base and retains most of the Johnson Valley for recreational use.
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LUCERNE VALLEY • Just over two years ago, Lucerne Valley lost one of its own.
Sgt. Brian L. Walker, 25, “a happy-go-lucky guy” who was known for his humor while growing up in this small desert town, was killed on Mother’s Day of 2012 when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON • Rep. Paul Cook took another step this week toward permanently protecting the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area by introducing a bill that would give the land a special federal designation.
During the Cold War, we learned that peace only comes through strength.
We are at a unique point in our nation’s history and must stand ready to defend against those who threaten our security.
BARSTOW • Rep. Paul Cook is among a growing contingent of officials and locals opposing a plan to close the Barstow Social Security office and consolidate it with the Victorville office.
JOHNSON VALLEY - A shared-use agreement has preserved about 100,000 acres here for off-highway vehicle use most of the year while enabling Marines to conduct large-scale training exercises during a two-month period.
Last month’s nuclear deal with Iran brokered by the Obama administration will make the world a more dangerous place. The deal jeopardizes the security of the United States, Israel, and our allies, and it paves the way for Iran to develop nuclear weapons.
WASHINGTON D.C. - Congress was in session Thursday when shots were fired near the Capitol. Congressman Raul Ruiz, Congressman Paul Cook and Senator Barbara Boxer were working in their offices when the Capitol went on lockdown. They and their staff are ok, but as you can imagine a little shaken from the day's events.