SHOPLIFTING LEADS TO $100,000 ARREST WARRANT

A Yucca Valley woman accused of shoplifting was arrested Wednesday on a $100,000 warrant for drug charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman, later identified as Rachel Margolies, 35, was in the check-out line at Dollar General in Yucca Valley shortly before 9 p.m. when the clerk said she

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARCH WILL HONOR MARTIN LUTHER KING LEGACY

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored on Monday across the country and here in the Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to join the celebration… “We shall overcome.” The celebrated civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., made

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FREE ADMISSION ON KING BIRTHDAY HOLIDAY

Joshua Tree National Park will offer free admittance on Monday, January 19, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fees for camping, reservations, and tours will still be collected. Visitors are reminded to bring their own water as most campgrounds and picnic areas do not have water. Water is

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ALTERNATE ENTRANCES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RECOMMENDED

With record attendance at Joshua Tree National Park, some visitors are now finding themselves waiting in long lines of vehicles to get in. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says the park is urging visitors to use alternate entrances to alleviate the waiting time… Every year Joshua Tree National Park is seeing

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UNIQUE PUBLIC PRIVATE SPONSORSHIP BRINGS OVER 15,000 ACRES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The National Park Service says a unique public-private partnership has led to the permanent preservation of over 15,000 acres of private in-holdings across Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley and Mojave National Preserve. The parks and preserve were established under the California Desert Protection Act of 1994, but land acquisition

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YUCCA VALLEY SEWER SYSTEM COSTS GO DOWN

With changes in sizes of pipes, the numbers and sizes of manhole covers, and project and construction management costs, the estimate for the Yucca Valley sewer project’s final cost has changed again. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the total cost of the wastewater project has decreased slightly… With the Yucca

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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW POST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. The Sunday breakfast is pancakes, eggs, omelets, quesadillas, and bacon and sausage, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

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LITTLE LEAGUE SIGNUPS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Early bird registration for Twentynine Palms Little League is Saturday, January 17. Register at the Twentynine Palms Junior High School gym from 10 to 1. Registration is $40 and includes jersey, cap, and socks. All games will be played at Luckie Park this year. For more information, call 760-368-7101, or

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ TENNIS TEAM LOOKING FOR PLAYERS

The Twentynine Palms boys’ varsity tennis team is looking for some new players. If you attend Twentynine Palms High School, or you know a male student who attends and wants to get involved with varsity tennis, contact Mr. Shay in room 52 at Twentynine Palms High School, 760-367-9591 extension 3052.

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WE REVIEW “NO CRIME LIKE THE PRESENT” AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

The Yucca Valley High School theatre company presents, “No Crime Like the Present,” a murder mystery by Bill Gleason. Reporter Rebecca Havely offers this review of the production… Private eye Mavis Davis searches for the killer of a woman who everyone wanted dead. The smooth-talking Mariah Muchtar plays Mavis Davis

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat boys’ basketball team took to the court this week in DeAnza league match ups with split decisions. Tuesday night, the ’Cats lost on the road to the Rancho Mirage Rattlers 59-46. Coach Michael Schneider said the boys turned their fortune on Thursday night with

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1 KILLED, 3 INJURED IN MORNING CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two horrendous traffic crashes in Twentynine Palms yesterday left one person dead, seven injured, and involved four helicopter life flights. In the first, a woman was killed, and her three children injured, one seriously, following a broadside collision in Twentynine Palms Wednesday morning. According to the Sheriff’s Department, at 7:55

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3 CAR CRASH, 5 INJURED, IN EVENING CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The second crash occurred at about 5:30 Wednesday afternoon on the highway just west of Lear Avenue in the Indian Cove area. While details are still being gathered, Sheriff’s officials say the crash involved three vehicles and four victims with serious injuries, none fatal at this time. Responding firefighters from

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PERMITS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER HOOK UP

When the Town of Yucca Valley builds its sewer, property owners will be responsible for connecting their homes to the main sewer line in the street. Not only will residents have to pay for the lateral connection line, but they will have to obtain permits from the Town for it.

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LANDERS COUPLE ARRESTED AFTER 2 TODDLERS FOUND WANDERING

A Landers couple was arrested Tuesday after their two toddlers were found walking in the desert naked. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called the Sheriff’s Department at 11:42 a.m. to report that a 4-year-old boy was walking in the 60500 block of Lorraine Road in Landers without any

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF BITING GIRLFRIEND

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Monday evening after his fiancée said he bit her. According to a Sheriff’s report, Thaddius Lindsey, 28, of the 4300 block of Bonita Avenue, got into a fight with his fiancée Sunday over a set of keys, and during the argument, the woman said

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PARADE OF HOMES PREVIEW OF RIM ROCK HOME

The Parade of Homes is an annual fundraising event for Reach Out Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork previews the Rim Rock home of Tony and Bobette Milici… Desert Industrial Kitsch, the home of Tony and Bobette Milici, is set in the Rimrock area of Pioneertown, which is a new district

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ART RECEPTION FRIDAY AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITORS CENTER

An opening reception will be held on this Friday, January 16, for “Winter Skies,” the newest Art in Public Places exhibition at the downtown Twentynine Palms Visitor Center. The public is invited to the reception from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. to mingle with the artists and enjoy music and refreshments.

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JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS LANDSCAPE PAINTING WORKSHOP THIS WEEKEND

A special landscape painting workshop led by a nationally recognized artist will be offered this weekend at a spectacular Joshua Tree location. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you how to be part of the experience… Presented by the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency is a Fundamentals of Landscape Painting workshop with

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PIONEERTOWN REENACTMENT GROUP SEEKING A FEW GOOD COWBOYS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show, an Old West re-enactment group, is looking for a few volunteer actors to help entertain the public in Pioneertown from April through October each Saturday at 2:30 p.m. No acting experience is necessary, but a sense of humor is a must. Their shows

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