PINTO BASIN ROAD

Joshua Tree National Park has a split personality. Ranger Pam Tripp talks about the southern half of the divide… Joshua Tree NP consists of two desert ecosystems. Though many people come to see the unique Joshua Trees and boulders of the Mojave Desert, there is much to see along Pinto

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MIKE SULLIVAN BAND IN YV SUMMER CONCERT

The Yucca Valley Summer Music Festival continues this week with the Mike Sullivan Band. Sullivan fronts a group — appearing in Yucca Valley as a trio — that has appeared on hundreds of college campuses, and features adult contemporary and easy listening songs with Sullivan’s clean and clear vocals. It’s

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DRIVERS LICENSE/DUI CHECKPOINT IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY

The Yucca Valley Police Department will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoints Sunday, July 14th. Officers will be stopping drivers at an undisclosed location in Yucca Valley between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. Drivers will be checked for signs of alcohol or drug impairment, as well as for

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MARSHALLS AND PETCO COMING TO YUCCA VALLEY, TRACTORS IN OLD WAL-MART

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission got an update on construction projects planned for the area this week. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says some familiar names are coming to the area, including a unique tenant for the old Wal-Mart building… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission got an update, at its meeting

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION GETS UPDATE ON UPCOMING RETAIL PROJECTS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission got an update on some upcoming commercial development projects and new businesses last night. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at that meeting and files this report… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission gave the go-ahead nod, at its meeting last night, to a developer who wants

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER DUI CRASH

A Morongo Valley man was arrested early Saturday morning after police say he crashed into a vehicle while driving under the influence. According to a Sheriff’s report, Tommy Gonzales, 20, was driving a white Dodge Dakota truck southbound on Old Woman Springs Road about 1 a.m. when he crossed the

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GRAND JURY ASKS COUNTY TO REVIEW GANG ENFORCEMENT PLAN

The Grand Jury says the County Sheriff’s and Probation departments should revisit their plan on gangs to see if it addressed the growing epidemic of gang activity. The report says in 2005, gang warfare raged in the county after a migration of gang members in search of affordable housing. In

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SUMMER CLOUDS

In the midst of the continuing heat, we are teased – and occasionally blessed with relief – by celestial billows. Ranger Pam Tripp talks about summer clouds… They gently move in, sometimes from the east, sometimes from the west. And sometimes they just seem to stall and gather off in

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SUMMER CLOUDS

In the midst of the continuing heat, we are teased – and occasionally blessed with relief – by celestial billows. Ranger Pam Tripp talks about summer clouds… They gently move in, sometimes from the east, sometimes from the west. And sometimes they just seem to stall and gather off in

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THE RAVELERS AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TONIGHT

The Town of Yucca Valley’s popular summer concert series continues tonight. Join Tami Roleff and Mike Lipsitz at the community center’s ball field and listen to the classic tunes of yesteryear. News Director Gary Daigneault is already tapping his toes… If you’re a fan of the Beatles, or classic rock-n-roll,

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THE RAVELERS AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TONIGHT

The Town of Yucca Valley’s popular summer concert series continues tonight. Join Tami Roleff and Mike Lipsitz at the community center’s ball field and listen to the classic tunes of yesteryear. News Director Gary Daigneault is already tapping his toes… If you’re a fan of the Beatles, or classic rock-n-roll,

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JOB FAIR ANNOUNCED FOR NEW TURTLE ROCK CASINO IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The desert’s newest casino, Tortoise Rock in Twentynine Palms, will hold its first job fair Tuesday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place at the Little Church of the Desert located at 6079 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms. Interviews will be held on site,

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FIREWORKS SHOWS SET FOR LANDERS, YUCCA VALLEY, AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

Third of July festivities are planned today at Homestead Valley Park in Landers. The gates open at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy tasty food, beer and margaritas; stroll among the vendors and displays, and move to music by the Big Fat Steve Band and Henry Fencepost. Following a presentation by the Marine

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HIGHWAY WORK TO CONTINUE ON STATE ROUTE 62

A project to rehabilitate the pavement on State Route 62 (SR-62) in Yucca Valley to Twentynine Palms from Yucca Mesa Road to Bermuda Avenue continues this week with lane closures. The project will grind the existing roadway and replace with new asphalt. Lanes in both directions will be closed from

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PERSEID METEOR SHOWER PARTY SET FOR THE INTEGRATRON

Even though the event is more than a month off, you should get your tickets right now for a unique fund-raiser for the Mojave Desert Land Trust. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to view the Perseid meteor shower at the Integratron… Join the Mojave Desert Land Trust for the

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING EXTENDED THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT

The National Weather service has extended its excessive heat warning though 11 p.m. Thursday night. The warning calls for record to near-record high temperatures through Tuesday evening. Residents are urged to stay cool, and hydrated. Designated cooling centers are the Yucca Valley Community Center. The Twentynine Palms Senior Center; in

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TRAVEL TRAILER FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY SUNDAY EVENING

A fifth-wheel travel trailer is a complete loss after a fire Sunday evening. About 6:30, Yucca Valley firefighters responded to a fire north of Highway 62 at Scholl Drive, between Morongo Valley and Yucca Valley. The blaze was well involved when they arrived, but fire fighters were able to knock

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PLANE LANDS WITH NO LANDING GEAR AT TWENTYNINE PALMS AIRPORT SUNDAY

A small two-seater airplane landed on its belly at the Twentynine Palms airport Sunday morning. About 9:45 a.m., the pilot, identified only as a Twentynine Palms resident, was landing at the airport when the landing gear—which the pilot said was locked in place—snapped back, causing the plane to land on

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STEEL MAGNOLIAS CAST

A new local live theatre venue opens its first show next weekend. Reporter Diana Jones lists the cast of “Steel Magnolias”… The area’s newest theatre group, The St. Joseph’s Players in Yucca Valley, will present “Steel Magnolias” as their premier production. Opening July 5th and running weekends throughout the month

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REP. COOK TO HOST WOMEN OF DISTINCTION EVENT

Rep. Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) will host the first annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony on August 23 to honor women from his district. Rep. Cook is asking residents of his district to nominate deserving women who have given back to their communities. Nominations will be accepted until July 19

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