YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER TO BE CLOSED FRIDAY

The Yucca Valley animal shelter will be closed Friday, May 8. Stray animals may be left in the holding pens south of the shelter entrance while the shelter is closed. For animal control emergencies, call the Sheriff’s Department at 760-365-2364. The animal shelter will resume its normal hours Saturday, May

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WE REVIEW “THE WEIR” AT GROVES THEATER IN MORONGO VALLEY

The Groves Cabin Theater of Morongo Valley opened “The Weir,” by Conor McPherson this past weekend. Reporter Rebecca Havely attended and offers this review of the production… “The Weir,” by Conor McPherson, takes place in a rural Irish pub where the characters share a few drinks and stories of local

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STATE SENATOR FULLER OPENS YUCCA VALLEY OFFICE

State Senator Jean Fuller will open a new district office in Yucca Valley, and is holding an open house on Friday, May 8, from noon to 2. Fuller represents the 16th Senate District, which covers the Morongo Basin and most of the eastern portion of San Bernardino County, and portions

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FULL HOUSE FOR SCHOOL BOARD IN 3-HOUR OPEN MEETING LAST NIGHT

A standing room only crowd of mostly employees attended the May 5 meeting of the MUSD Board of Education, to applaud those colleagues who were honored for their work at selected district sites, and to make clear their continuing displeasure at the course of contract negotiations. Reporter Dan Stork describes

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT MEETING CANCELED

The regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors scheduled for 7 p.m. this evening has been canceled. The Board’s next regular meeting is scheduled for May 20.

LAST DAY FOR REPLACEMENT BALLOTS FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER ASSESSMENT VOTE

Today is the deadline to request a replacement ballot in the vote for the Yucca Valley sewer assessment district. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details… Today, May 6, is the last day Yucca Valley property owners may request a replacement ballot for the assessment district vote for the Hi-Desert Water

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ART AUCTION RAISES OVER $6,000 FOR REACH OUT

With more than 100 pieces of art, Saturday’s art auction benefit for Reach Out Morongo Basin was a huge success. Executive Director Robin Schlosser said the third annual auction, held at ArtFx & Furnishings in Old Town Yucca Valley, raised $6,671 for the charity’s programs for seniors and the disabled.

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES OVER $4,000

The Yucca Valley Career Pathways Foundation Ninth Annual Golf Tournament was held Friday. The Foundation has awarded over $110,000 to Yucca Valley High School students in the last 18 years. Organizer Jeff Drozd said, “We raised approximately over $4,000 this year thanks to a very generous community.” The Twentynine Palms

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TWO LOCAL NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER EVENTS TOMORROW

The public is invited to celebrate the National Day of Prayer tomorrow at two locations in the Morongo Basin. In Yucca Valley, the prayer ceremony begins at noon at the Brehm Sports Park. Reporter Diana Medley has more on the prayer event in Twentynine Palms… The Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association

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BLUEGRASS JAM IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

The bluegrass jam will be this Wednesday, May 6, at the JT Trading Post, at 6 p.m. Please come and sing a song, strum along, or just relax and enjoy the music. Bluegrass jams are held the first Wednesday of every month. Americana, folk, blues, country, and other forms of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF WINS THE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

The Twentynine Palms High School golf team traveled to Shadow Hills yesterday to complete league play and start first day of individual finals and came out strong to defeat Big Bear and Desert Mirage. Coach Grant Whipple said the ’Cats ended their league season 11-1 and won the DeAnza League

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School golf, tennis, and track teams, as well as the Yucca Valley High School track team, will be participating in the DeAnza League finals.

The Joshua Springs Lightning baseball and softball teams will host Desert Christian High School at home tomorrow.

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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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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, 107-HOME SUBDIVISION ON THE AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Approval of a housing project, volunteers and a proposed half-cent sales tax are all on the agenda. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… At its meeting tonight, the Yucca Valley Town Council will be asked to approve permits

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JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED ON SAN PEDRO FISHING BOAT

Authorities Monday identified a Joshua Tree man who died after being pulled off a small commercial fishing boat at the breakwater near the Los Angeles Harbor Lighthouse. Firefighters dispatched at 1:21 p.m. last Tuesday found the unconscious man on the boat, near the San Pedro harbor entrance. Erik Scott of

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VANDALS TRASH THE TWENTYNINE PALMS POST OFFICE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating vandalism and suspected mail theft at the Twentynine Palms Post Office. According to a Sheriff’s press release, sometime between Saturday evening and 4:15 Sunday morning, unknown suspects forced entry into 120 mail boxes in the post office lobby. Mail was thrown all over the floor.

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TIPS FROM THE CHP ON MOTORCYCLE SAFETY MONTH

Reducing the number of motorcycle-involved collisions goes beyond training and prevention on the part of the motorcyclists. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month, and California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin offers the following tips for motorists on how to drive safely around motorcycles… Give motorcycles extra room. A minor rear-end

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING AND BURNING CAR

A Yucca Valley man suspected of stealing a car that was later found burning in the desert south of Yucca Valley last Tuesday was arrested Friday afternoon. According to court records, Michael Dennison, 24, had been released from jail April 28 following an arrest for carrying concealed weapons. Dennison had

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED RAPE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday, accused of attempting to rape his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Lawrence Carruthers, 50, had been drinking and started arguing with his girlfriend in the 6100 block of Avalon Avenue about 3:30 p.m. The report states Lawrence grabbed the woman by the

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

A long meeting for the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education features employee recognitions and the District’s vote on the wastewater treatment measure. Reporter Dan Stork describes the agenda… The lead item on the action agenda at the May 5 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of

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