HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball team extended their undefeated league record Wednesday, beating Desert Mirage 65-24; Coach Tim Stanford said leading scorers were Andraliah Lee with 18, Tusia Brown with 16, Tatiyanna Mackall, 12, and Adrianne Miller, 8. The Wildcats record now stands at 19-4 overall and 7-0

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***BREAKING NEWS*** TWO KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH

Two people were killed in Yucca Valley this afternoon when their SUV was broadsided on Yucca Trail. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Greer, at 1:09 p.m., a red Bronco was traveling northbound on Warren Vista and was creeping into the intersection when it was broadsided by a black Cherokee, traveling westbound

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QUESTIONS ABOUT ENDORSEMENTS IN SHERIFF MCMAHON’S CAMPAIGN

A 17-page list of personal endorsements for the campaign of John McMahon for San Bernardino County Sheriff was removed from the campaign’s website after questions were raised by Z107.7 News. In doing campaign research yesterday morning, I saw that my name and my wife’s name were listed as endorsers. Not

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACUSED OF STEALING CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday, accused of stealing remodeling supplies from a residence. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, a resident in the 6300 block of Palo Alto Avenue in Yucca Valley was walking his dog about 6:30 a.m. when he noticed a silver pick up truck circling

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HI-DESERT WATER SAYS IT IS HAS PLENTY OF RESERVES

California Governor Jerry Brown declared California was officially in a drought last month, and the Mojave Water Agency, which provides state water to Hi-Desert Water District, will not be receiving any water from its water supplier. This means that Hi-Desert Water District, along with Joshua Basin Water District and Bighorn-Desert

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CURT SAUER NAMED NEW JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT GENERAL MANAGER

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors announced, pending contract approval, that they have appointed Curt Sauer as their new general manager. Sauer had retired four years ago as Superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park.

He recently served as the Department of Interior agency liaison and Incident Commander

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LAST WEEKEND FOR “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST” AT THEATRE 29

The classic comedy, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” by Oscar Wilde, continues its run at Theatre 29 through this Saturday. The play, directed by Butch Pelfrey, features Broadway-class period costuming by Kathryn Ferguson, and a delightfully imagined and intricate set designed by Pelfrey with help from his wife, Jackie Pelfrey.

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A LESSON ABOUT INVASIVE PLANT SPECIES

The price of freedom from the insidious desert invader, the Sahara mustard plant, is eternal vigilance. That’s one thing reporter Dan Stork learned at the recent Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s annual meeting…

Sahara Mustard, up close and personal.

 

London Rocket, –” tastes like arugula”

Morongo Basin Conservation

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TOWN PLANS BUS TRIP TO LINCOLN SHRINE IN REDLANDS

Join the Town of Yucca Valley on Wednesday, February 19th for a day trip to the Lincoln Shrine, located at the A.K. Smiley Library in Redlands, for a guided tour. Departure time is 8:45 a.m. at the Community Center and will return at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $70 per

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 2 OF 2: SOLAR AND GRADING REGULATIONS

After meeting in joint session with the Planning Commission Tuesday night, managing editor Tami Roleff says the Town Council held its regular meeting to vote on more routine matters. Yesterday, in the first part of a two-part story, wildlife corridors and the General Plan Update. Today, solar fields, grading permits,

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DESERT WRITER’S GUILD MEETS SATURDAY AT TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library are hosting the Desert Writers Guild at the Twentynine Palms Library February 8 at 2:00 p.m. Mysteries of the Whispering Sands is the Desert Guild’s latest publication. The anthology will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments will be served. For more information

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LECTURE ON “CHEMICAL REACTIONS” SATURDAY AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is offering a series of “Science Saturday” lectures. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to learn about chemical reactions…

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum continues their popular education program, Science Saturdays, with exciting topics for the month of February. On Saturday, February 8, from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team scored a 46-36 win last night over Desert Hot Springs in Trojan Gym. Coach Jess Geeson said the team was led by junior Ashley Priest who scored 20 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. She was followed by senior Hannah Hughes

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN KILLED IN TRAGIC TRACTOR ACCIDENT

A Morongo Valley man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a tragic freak tractor accident. At 3:28 p.m., William Wesley Wire, 61, was driving a construction-type tractor on his property in the 8500 Block of Rose Eden Drive, near Altadena, when the tractor hit a bump, and Wire fell off. The

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YUCCA VALLEY COUNCIL, PLANNING COMMISSION, APPROVE GENERAL PLAN UPDATE

In the fourth joint meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council and the Planning Commission held last night, the two bodies finally approved and adopted the General Plan Update, despite objections from some commissioners and council members about including maps of wildlife corridors and open space areas in the general

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FIRE DESTROYS A LANDERS HOME FIRE TUESDAY

A Landers home is a total loss following a fire yesterday. Shortly after 5 p.m., 16 fire fighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Mesa, and Yucca Valley responded to a fire in the 4600 block of Kickapoo Trail in Landers. The fire fighters were not able to save the 2,000-square foot

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TWO ARRESTED WITH DRUGS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AFTER TUSSLE WITH DEPUTY

Two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Monday when drugs were found on them during a probation compliance checks. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy went to a home in the 74500 block of Sunset Drive about 7 p.m. to conduct a probation compliance check on William Anderson, 47. The

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FULL HOUSE AT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ASK FOR MORE PAY

Per usual, the agendized items of the Board of Education were dispatched in the blink of an eye, but its meeting was an hour long and spirited. Reporter Dan Stork explains why…

Teachers and other Morongo Unified School District employees attended the Board of Education meeting in force to

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MORONGO BASIN COUNTY MAC WANTS INPUT ON AREA ROADS

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council Committee on Roads will meet 10 a.m. Friday at the Bob Burke County Government Office in Joshua Tree. The committee is soliciting public comments on issues pertaining to roads in the unincorporated areas of the Morongo Basin.

HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Among the items on the agenda for the Hi-Desert Water District’s Board of Directors’ regular meeting, the Board will make committee appointments; be asked to approve a resolution supporting water conservation; and be asked to approve the transfer of $500,00 from the water fund to serve as bridge financing for

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