SHERIFF’S LOOKING WOMAN WHO ROBBED A YUCCA VALLEY BANK YESTERDAY

The Sheriff’s Department is looking for a woman who robbed the US Bank in Yucca Valley Monday morning. At 9:56, the woman walked into the bank and handed the teller a note saying “This is a robbery.”

 

The woman demanded money, and the teller gave her

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ONTARIO MAN ARRESTED IN JOSHUA TREE WITH METHAMPHETAMINE

An Ontario man was arrested Sunday in Joshua Tree after he was found with methamphetamine. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Tope, 26, was visiting family in the 61800 block of Clearview Road when he started arguing and pushing family members, who then called deputies. Tope locked himself in a

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PROJECT PHOENIX BOND LITIGATION IN COURT, TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

Among the presentation items on the agenda of tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council is a status report on Project Phoenix bond litigation. On Monday afternoon, the City issued a press release noting there had been a hearing on the city’s suit against the state, in a Sacramento

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JOSHUA TREE SEARCH AND RESCUE INFORMATIONAL MEETING SATURDAY

Joshua Tree National Park will hold an informational meeting for new volunteers for the Joshua Tree Search and Rescue team (JOSAR). The meeting will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, February 2, at the Black Rock Visitor Center in Yucca Valley. JOSAR searches for lost hikers, rescues injured or stranded climbers,

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CORRECTION TO STORY ON MARK BUTLER’S RETIREMENT

This correction today: In our story yesterday on Mark Butler’s retirement as Superintendant of Joshua Tree National Park, we mistakenly referred to his wife as Cindy. In fact, her name is Cathy.

WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE RITA ZELAYA-ARAUZ

Ten Yucca Valley area high school juniors will vie for the Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship title this Saturday evening at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Managing Editor Tami Roleff introduces us to candidate Rita Zelaya-Arauz… Today we visit with Rita Zelaya-Arauz, a junior at Yucca Valley High School and candidate for

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT IN SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting Wednesday, January 29, starting at 5:30 p.m. The Board will be given a report on the comprehensive financial audit for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, followed by comments from directors and staff. The meeting will be held in

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MARINES UNSURE WHETHER WOMEN WILL BE REQUIRED TO DO PULL-UPS

Marine Corps officials are still not sure if women will be required to perform pull-ups under new service-wide fitness standards. Even so, a strongly worded message from the commandant encourages Marines to keep building upper body strength in anticipation of a modification to the Physical Fitness Test. Any changes are

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MUSEUM MARKETPLACE SATURDAY IN LANDERS

This Saturday is the monthly Museum Marketplace in Landers. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains….. Morongo Basin Historical Society‘s Museum Marketplace is the first Saturday of each month. The next huge sale is February 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Morongo Basin Historical Society in Landers at 632 Landers

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAM TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will meet 8 a.m. tomorrow morning at the corner of Olympic Road and Highway 62 on the north side of the highway. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves and water available. Following the clean up efforts there will be an optional get together

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB AWARDS AND INSTALLATION DINNER TOMORROW

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert will honor and recognize achievements at its annual awards and board installation dinner. Awards will be presented to the Youth of the Year, Junior Youth of the Year, the Roy Greenleaf Award, Volunteer of the Year and Angel Awards, and Sports and

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MARINA WEST TALKS ABOUT WATER AND SOLAR TO MBCA

The general manager of the Big Horn Desert View Water Agency hit two themes in the talk she gave to the Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s annual meeting. Dan Stork summarizes what Marina West said about an environmentally-aware interagency project, and water usage by commercial solar projects… The first part of

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DISCOVERY DAYS SATURDAY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Discovery Days is back at the Sky’s the Limit Observatory Center in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her solar telescope…. Sky’s The Limit Discovery Day is back. This Saturday, February 1, “Be Weather Wise,” by Ray Yeager and “Identify and Protect Our Ancient Plants” by Robin Kobaly will

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports today, the Joshua Springs Christian School’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host Desert Christian Academy at home. The girls’ game starts at 5: boys’ at 6:30.

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School boys and girls soccer teams will travel

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY TO DISCUSS TAKING OVER WATER FROM COUNTY

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors meets in regular session at 6 p.m. tonight. Most residents of east Landers are hoping the board will vote to begin the process for the agency to take over their water service from the county. In November, Directors authorized General Manager Marina

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NEIGHBORS HELP 91-YEAR-OLD ESCAPE LANDERS FIRE

Neighbors helped a 91-year-old man escape from his home after his garage caught fire and flames spread to the house in Landers Saturday. County Fire said the two-car, detached garage in the 60000 block of Mitch Lane was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived after being dispatched around 5:45

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LOCAL ENVIRONMENTALISTS GET A LESSON ON ENERGY AND THE GRID

The featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Morongo Basin Conservation Association was Angelina Galiteva. Her topic was “Responsible Energy Development and the Electrical Grid.” Dan Stork was there for the Saturday meeting, and hits the highlights of her talk… Although California has a legislated goal of 33 percent

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NINE PEOPLE ARRESTED IN MORONGO BASIN WARRANT SWEEP

At least nine people were arrested last Wednesday during a warrant sweep of the Morongo Basin, and booked at the Morongo Basin Jail. Among those arrested from Joshua Tree were Nephateria Ary, 33, on drug warrants; George Bonney, 57, on a traffic warrant, with their bail set at $30,000 each;

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY

A Yucca Valley man was caught red-handed and arrested Saturday morning after a neighbor saw him breaking into a home. Shortly after 7 a.m., a resident in the 7400 block of Barberry Avenue heard banging and loud noises coming from his neighbor’s house, and he knew the homeowner was not

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COVERED CALIFORNIA ENROLLMENT AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER SATURDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center is giving you an opportunity to find out all about the options you now have under the Affordable Care Act. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the Covered California enrollment drive is this Saturday…

If you’re uninsured you must sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care

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