BEE AWARE IN THE DESERT

As the weather warm, the desert and its creatures begin to change as they prepare for the summer heat. Joshua Tree National park Ranger Pam Tripp has tips on avoiding some of the more bothersome…

As the temperature rises and natural water sources dry up, many desert animals suffer from

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YVHS BAND IN JAZZ CONCERT

It’s an evening of jazz at the Yucca Valley High School Saturday, May 16. The high school band will play different types of jazz music in the multi-purpose room. The event includes a dinner of pulled pork or chicken sandwiches. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dinner and the concert start

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN GETS LIFE FOR RAPE OF 12-YEAR-OLD

A 35-year-old Yucca Valley man was sentenced to life without parole on Wednesday for the rape of a 12-year-old Claremont girl last year. Joseph Davall broke into the girl’s home in March 2014 and sexually assaulted her in her bed while she was home alone. When he left, he took

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YUCCA VALLEY VOTERS PASS SEWER ASSESSMENT BY LARGE MARGIN

Prior to the opening of the ballots for the formation of an assessment district for the Yucca Valley sewer project, the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors held a public hearing yesterday morning, in which residents could ask questions about the assessment district. Most of the comments made by residents

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MET LAST NIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council pondered the west Mojave route plan, heard another installment in the budgeting process, considered a potential breach in checks and balances, and tweaked a parking ordinance at its meeting last night. Reporter Dan Stork has details…

A BLM representative explained that the west Mojave route

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ONE HURT, ONE ARRESTED FOR DUI IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH

A suspected drunk driver was arrested Sunday morning after he crashed into another vehicle in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, Marine Lance Corporal Kevin Jefferson, 22, of First Tanks Battalion on board the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, was driving his 2013 Chevy Cruze northbound on Adobe Road

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DEPUTIES’ NAMES RELEASED IN CASE OF TELEVISED BEATING OF APPLE VALLEY MAN

The Sheriff’s Department has released the names of the deputies involved in the televised beating of an Apple Valley man following a chase on a stolen horse a month ago. Placed on administrative leave are Deputies Nicholas Downey, Scott Hamilton, David Moore, Dominic Moody, Detective William Doemner, and Sergeant James

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TRASH OR TREASURE IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Let’s fact it: Many artifacts within Joshua Tree National Park seem like old trash. However, anything over 50 years old is considered historic, and in many cases, these artifacts may be the only visible remains of a historic site. Archeological sites are non-renewable resources. When a site is disturbed, the

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SUV ROLLOVER SHOWS SEAT BELT VALUE

A man who was not wearing his seatbelt suffered major injuries when he was ejected from the vehicle he was riding in during a crash Thursday evening. According to the California Highway Patrol, Toa Solomona, 40, of Twentynine Palms, was driving a 2004 Ford F150 4-door pick-up truck in the

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MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN NAMED DESERT HOT SPRINGS CHIEF

The captain of the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station will be leaving to become chief of police of the Desert Hot Springs police department. Dale Mondary, who has been with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for 24 years, said his last day with the Sheriff’s Department will be June 12.

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WIND ADVISORY ISSUED FOR THE MORONGO BASIN

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Morongo Basin from 2 p.m. this afternoon to 10 p.m. Winds will be south to southwest winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph. Winds will increase early this afternoon and will be strongest

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SUPERVISORS NIX LANDERS SOLAR PROJECT

The County Board of Supervisors reversed a planning commission decision that would have allowed a photovoltaic project in Landers to go forward. Reporter Dan Stork says the vote was split… At its Tuesday meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors upheld a community appeal of a planning commission decision

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SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR TO BE RELEASED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A man designated by the county as a “sexually violent predator” has been released from custody and will be living in Yucca Valley. Richard Murillo, 75, was convicted of indecent exposure and lewd acts with three children under the age of 14 in 1994, and served five years in state

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LANDERS SOLAR APPEAL IN FRONT OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TOMORROW

The disputed solar project in Landers reaches the County Board of Supervisors tomorrow. Local residents can weigh-in with their opinions from the county building in Joshua Tree. At the Tuesday May 5 meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will consider an appeal by the Landers Community Association of

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HISTORIC SITES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is rich with history. Ranger Pam Tripp says it needs to be protected…

Here at Joshua Tree NP there are numerous historic sites near trails, roads, and campgrounds Places such as Ryan Ranch, Wonderland Ranch, and other remnants of homesteading and mining are visible and reachable

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THIRD ANNUAL EXTRAVAGANZA AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SATURDAY

Make plans to support the talented and hard-working students of Yucca Valley High School this Saturday. Reporter Diana Medley invites you to the third annual extravaganza…

The Yucca Valley High School will present its Third Annual Extravaganza, an event designed to showcase the talents of the visual and performing arts

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WOMAN STARTS FURNITURE ON FIRE, BURNS YUCCA VALLEY HOME

Arson is the cause of a fire in a Yucca Valley home early this morning. According to County Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, and CalFire received multiple calls of a house fire in the 7500 block of Cherokee Trail just after 2 a.m.

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INITIATIVE PETITION STARTED FOR HALF-PERCENT SALES TAX FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER SYSTEM

A committee of Yucca Valley residents has started an initiative petition for a half-percent sales tax that would be used to reduce the costs associated with the proposed sewer project. The initiative proponents-Lori Herbel, Sabrina Peukert, and Nancy Haynych-say that the half-percent sales tax would generate $80 million over 30

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HIGH-SPEED MOTORCYCLE CHASE ENDS WITH ARREST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE

A high speed chase through Twentynine Palms Tuesday morning, with speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, ended with the arrest of a Twentynine Palms Marine. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 8:19, Deputy Wayne Greer attempted to stop a motorcycle rider in Twentynine Palms traveling westbound on Indian

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MENTAL HEALTH WORKER STABBED IN THE NECK WITH A PEN AT YUCCA VALLEY WALK-IN

A Yucca Valley girl was arrested early Sunday morning after she stabbed a nurse at mental health walk-in clinic in Yucca Valley. The 17-year-old girl, whose name was not released by the Sheriff’s Department, told the deputy she went to the Crisis Walk-In Center in the 55400 block of Santa

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