TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS IN OPEN AND CLOSED SESSION

A wide-ranging meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council covers administrative employees, medical marijuana definitions, and city signs and trails. Reporter Dan Stork lists those topics and more… Following a closed session at 5 p.m. to evaluate the performance of the City Development Director and to talk about recruitment of

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ONE ARRESTED IN A BOLD JOSHUA TREE VEHICLE THEFT

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday, after he allegedly stole a truck, then took it for a joyride. According to a Sheriff’s report, the truck’s owner called the Sheriff’s Department shortly before 6 p.m. Friday to report someone was in his truck and trying to steal it from the

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THREE ARRESTED WITH ILLEGAL DRUGS IN JOSHUA TREE

On Thursday, in the 6000 block of Outpost Road, three Joshua Tree residents were arrested for investigation of various drug charges: Richelle Hopperandrade, 30, on suspicion of possession of controlled substances for sales; and Richard Lane, 33, and Geoffrey Davis, 44, for keeping a place to sell drugs and possession

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY PLANS VETERAN’S TRIBUTE

With Veteran’s Day approaching, the Town of Yucca Valley is making plans. Reporter Caitlin Logan has details of the tribute… The Town of Yucca Valley will host the Morongo Basin Veterans’ Tribute on Tuesday, November 11, at the north side of the Yucca Valley Community Center from 10:00 a.m. until

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE OF DRUGS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Sunday, accused of driving under the influence of drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy observed Kevin Cruz, 42, driving fast through a residential neighborhood in North Joshua Tree about 11:45 p.m. The deputy located Cruz near Petunia and El Reposo Avenue. The

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DRUGS AND WARRANTS LEAD TO ARREST OF A YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Saturday after she was found hiding in her home with drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the 7600 block of Cherokee Trail about 12:40 p.m. to serve an arrest warrant on Cheri Gilson, 40, who was wanted for forgery and burglary.

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FORMER RESIDENT PLANNING 470-MILE BIKE RIDE FOR HEALTH

A former Yucca Valley resident is going to ride 470 miles for charity, and he is inviting you to join him. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details… Justin Mills, along with his fellow Mo’ bros, will be attempting to complete a 470-mile bike ride from the Golden Gate Bridge to Santa

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out again tomorrow morning as part of their regular schedule of the second, fourth, and fifth Wednesday. At 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 29, they will be tackling the northeast corner of La Contenta Rd and Highway 62. There is a lot of tidying

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REACH-OUT CRAFT FAIR THIS WEEKEND

Reach Out Morongo Basin will be holding its 8th Annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, 6539 Adobe Road, this Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. With 20 vendors of handcrafted goods ranging from textiles and wood crafts

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COPPER MOUNTAIN STUDENT ART SHOW AT GLASS OUTHOUSE GALLERY

The students of Copper Mountain College will be featured in a new exhibition at the Glass Outhouse Gallery east of Twentynine Palms. Reporter Caitlin Logan invites you to a Saturday reception… What do the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery and Copper Mountain College have in common? A dazzling, eclectic student art

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULE

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojans Volleyball team played Shadow Hills High School yesterday. The varsity team lost 1-3. Leading the team were Ashley Priest, with seven kills and one block; Haley Rayburn, three kills and two blocks; Becky Messaros. 13 for 13 serving with seven assists; Jade Adair, 10 assists

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ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER FRIDAY CRASH AT YUCCA MESA AND THE HIGHWAY

We have few more details on a traffic collision in Yucca Valley Friday morning. A Yucca Valley man is in custody following the rear-end crash at Yucca Mesa Road and Highway 62. Shortly before 9:30 a.m., westbound traffic was stopping for a red light at the intersection when Edward Gutierrez,

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26 LOCAL CANDIDATES AT POLITICAL POP-UP IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

While attendance from the general public was light, the local candidates present thought the political pop-up Saturday was a good idea. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report… Twenty-six candidates for local offices showed up at the non-partisan political pop-up event held Saturday at the Sportsman’s Club

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SEVEN LOCAL WOMEN HONORED BY CONGRESSMAN COOK

Seven Morongo Basin women were honored Friday by Congressman Paul Cook in his second annual Women of Distinction award. Among the 22 women recognized for their community service were Susanna Barnett of Joshua Tree for her work with Morongo Basin Unity Home; Elizabeth Kirland of Yucca Valley, a therapeutic behavioral

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will meet tomorrow afternoon in two meeting. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks the agendas… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will meet tomorrow on Tuesday, October 28, in two separate meetings. At 5:15, the Board of Directors will meet for a Special Board Workshop and

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MILITARY FAMILY TO GET HOUSE BUILT IN THREE DAYS

The Tilch family of Twentynine Palms will receive a new home, with an interest-free mortgage, courtesy of the Desert Communities Fuller Center for Housing. The Fuller Center plans to build the home on Serrano Drive, off Utah Trail and Baseline in Twentynine Palms, in three days November 14 through 16.

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SENIOR WII OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Some great exercise combined with fun is available to seniors at The Yucca Valley Senior Center. ROP Broadcasting Student Michael DeLacey invites you to play Senior Wii… Yucca Valley senior citizens are being given the opportunity to exercise while having some fun by playing sports on the Wii. Participation doesn’t

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COUNTY VITAL SIGNS FORUM SET IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

A Community Vital Signs forum, with Supervisor James Ramos in attendance, will be held in Joshua Tree tomorrow, Tuesday October 28. Community Vital Signs is an ongoing County program whose goal is to establish a health improvement framework, using community input about desired health services. The Third District Community Forum

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PIONEER DAYS AFTER-EVENT MEETING WEDNESDAY

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is thanking and recognizing all of the sponsors, volunteers, participants, and attendees for helping to make this year’s Pioneer Days event a huge success. The number of people that committed their time, energy, money, and expertise is greatly appreciated. An after-action meeting will be

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WILD WEST FALL FEST AT 1ST ASSEMBLY OF GOD FRIDAY

A wild west fun fest this Friday night will feature a Western reenactment performance. Reporter Caitlin Logan has your invitation… Round up your friends and family for Wild West Fall Fest! There will be special guests from Pioneer Town’s Gunfighters for Hire show! Join them for a hootin’ good time

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