YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL ROCK-OFF SATURDAY NIGHT

Join the Yucca Valley High School staff and students for a night of fun at the annual Rock Off, Saturday, March 22, 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Yucca Valley High School. Performances will include lip singing to the Bangles, Beatles, David Bowie, and the Supremes just to name

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District will meet tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said the District will question a proposed solar project…

At tonight’s regular board meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District directors will consider a letter to the County’s Land Use Services department to register a “Standing Objection” to the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat Golf Team is 0-3 in preseason play. The ’Cats traveled to Apple Valley and Maywood Palm Valley last week and lost both matches. On Monday, the ’Cats hosted Apple Valley and suffered their first home loss. Coach Grant Whipple said the ’Cats played hard

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25 ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY WARRANT SWEEP

About 25 people were arrested in Yucca Valley Sunday during an arrest warrant sweep. Some of the people arrested and booked at the Morongo Basin Jail during the 10-hour operation were: Jackie Singer, 57, on a misdemeanor traffic warrant, with his bail set at $50,000; Stoney Thomas, 27, on a

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MORE ON FELONY CHILD ENDAGERMENT INVESTIGATION

The Sheriff’s Department has released more information about a Yucca Valley woman who was arrested last week, accused of child endangerment. Jacqueline Noonan, 40, who is on probation for a prior narcotics conviction, was sitting in her car in the 7300 block of Dumosa Avenue about 3 p.m. Thursday with

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TO CONSIDER APPOINTING EMPLOYEE AS TOWN MANAGER

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in regular session and may decide to promote an existing employee to Town Manager. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has a closer look…

Among the items on the consent agenda at tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the Council will be asked

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NEW SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN A FAMILIAR FACE, MORE SHERIFF MOVES MADE

A familiar face will be coming back to the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station. Captain Dale Mondary will take over as commander for the Morongo Basin Sheriff Station effective April 19, As station commander, Mondary will also serve as the Chief of Police for the Town of Yucca Valley and City

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SCHOOL BOARD TAKES UP SOLAR ENERGY AND MATH

Solar energy possibilities and integrated mathematics; Reporter Dan Stork invites you to come and be educated along with the Board of Education of the Morongo Unified School District…

Following a closed session 5:30 pm to deal with pupil personnel and employee bargaining issues, the Board of Education of the Marengo

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COUNTY OFFERING VETERANS SERVICES LOCALLY

The County Veterans Affairs Office in San Bernardino sends a service representative to the Morongo Basin two days a week. Misty Taylor is at the County Building, 56357 Pima Trail, in Yucca Valley every Tuesday from 9 to 3. Taylor visits Twentynine Palms on Wednesdays. She is at 73629 Sun

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ADULT CRAFTS IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Why let the kids have ALL the fun? The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is offering an adult craft program tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details…

Find your inner artist at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum on Wednesday, March 19th. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is offering an Adult Craft Program from 1-4pm for

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ANNUAL GIANT ROCK CLEAN-UP THIS SATURDAY

Saturday is the 10th Annual Clean-up Event at Giant Rock, the world’s largest free-standing boulder. Volunteers will gather at Giant Rock in Landers and work from 9 to noon. Trash bags, bottled water and a free lunch donated by the Rib Company will be provided. Each volunteer will also receive

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION WITH MULTIPLE PUBLIC HEARINGS TONIGHT

Multiple public hearings are scheduled for Twentynine Palms Planning Commission this week. Reporter Dan Stork says they’re about variances, a permit, and unpaved roads…

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will hold three public hearings at its March 18 meeting. The first is on a variance request to relax the rules

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REACH OUT PROGRAM, “INDEGESTION IS NOT NORMAL,” IS TOMORROW

Reach Out Morongo Basin will be hosting a senior and adult holistic health seminar tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center on Adobe Rd, The title of the seminar is “Indigestion is NOT Normal.” This 30 minute program provides practical inexpensive ways to prevent and treat indigestion

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WHAT ARE THOSE BLUE LIGHTS ON THE HIGHWAY, WE WILL TELL YOU

You may have noticed bright blue and green lights on power lines on the south side of the highway on the east end of Yucca Valley. No, they’re not lights indicating a landing zone or runway for aliens. Managing editor Tami Roleff looked into the lights, and says they are

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat Track and Field team traveled to Temecula for the Great Oak Distance Invitational. Junior Steven Bloomfield earned a 17 second personal record in the 1600 meters; Makya Bullion was 0.34 seconds off the freshman meet record, but placed third and scored six points for

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TURTLE ROCK CASINO TO OPEN MARCH 31

After 10 months of construction, Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms will hold its grand opening March 31. The opening ceremony will start with a ribbon cutting at 5 p.m., after which patrons will be invited inside to play slots, poker, table games, and listen to live entertainment. Tribal Chairman

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TWO STRUCTURE FIRES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS OVER THE WEEKEND

Saturday, firefighters from Wonder Valley were called to a structure fire shortly before 6:30 a.m. in the 2800 block of Marks Road in Wonder Valley. The home was filled with smoke when firefighters arrived. The resident told firefighters she had left a candle burning unattended in a bedroom, which is

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY LOOKING FOR HARD-WORKING VOLUNTEERS

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is looking for volunteers who want to do some hard work for a great cause. Reporter Taylor Thacker explains…

Volunteers are needed for the Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s newest fundraising project. Committed volunteers are needed immediately to collect and transport the recyclable materials in the

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FRIENDS SAY MARINE SHOOTING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS WAS AN ACCIDENT

Hometown friends say a 22-year-old Marine charged in the fatal shooting of his roommate in Twentynine Palms was involved in a regrettable accident. Cpl. Brock Myers was arrested at the scene of a shooting on Saladin Road that occurred around 9:20 p.m. March 2. The victim, Cpl. Steven Kohus, 26,

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN PALMS SPRINGS PARTY BUS SHOOTING

A 29-year-old former Yucca Valley resident pleaded not guilty Friday to gunning down a man next to a party bus in Palm Desert more than two years ago, leaving the man, Juan Eliasarrars, 35, paralyzed from the chest down and confined to a wheelchair, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s

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