YUCCA VALLEY PREPARING FOR MORE THUNDERSTORMS

The Town of Yucca Valley is preparing for thunderstorms expected to move through this week. The heaviest rain is forecast to occur today and evening bringing increasing chances of flash flooding. Residents are advised to take precautions and avoid unnecessary travel when possible. The Town’s Public Works crews are preparing

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Caitlin Logan checks the agenda… The Joshua Basin Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, September 17, starting at 7:00 p.m. During this meeting, the Board will review their fourth quarter ending financial report summary for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION DENIES 200-UNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission met last night in closed session and then in regular session where they held a public hearing regarding an appeal of the Community Development Director’s determination regarding an Environmental Impact Report on a proposed 200-unit multi-family apartment complex to be built near the MCAGCC Condor

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STATE WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD MEETS TOMORROW IN PALM DESERT

The Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board will meet 9 a.m. Thursday, September 18. Among items of local interest, the board will discuss waste discharge requirements for the Hi-Grade Materials Company in Twentynine Palms. The Board will also hear an update on the septic discharge prohibition in Yucca

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HI-DESERT WATER MEETS: SEWER PROJECT DETAILS DOMINATE

Technical details about Yucca Valley’s wastewater treatment project will be decided at tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District’s Board of Directors. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives the run-down on some of the questions to be decided tonight… The question of whether to hire a program manager for Yucca Valley’s

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans Volleyball Team hosted the Lady Rajas from Indio High School Tuesday. The varsity team won 3 sets to 1 Coach Matt Jennings said the attack was led by senior Ashley Priest with 16 kills and seven blocks; senior Haley Rayburn added four kills

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THEATRE 29 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT GALA IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

Theatre 29 will unveil their 2015 season in a Joshua Tree Gala event this afternoon sponsored by the three Chambers of Commerce. Reporter Taylor Thacker says those in attendance get the first crack at 2015 season tickets…

The Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms Chambers of Commerce join Theatre

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SERVICES SET FOR RONDA PRATT

Ronda Pratt, a lifelong resident of the Morongo Basin, died September 11. She was 37 years old. Ronda Pratt is survived by her husband, Curtis Jurdan; and her son Allen, both of Joshua Tree; sisters April Pratt of Joshua Tree and Melinda Jensen of Yucca Valley; and brothers Bobby Lewis,

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BREAKING NEWS FLASH FLOOD UPDATE

A TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR IN JOSHUA TREE AROUND 4PM TUESDAY RESULTED IN SERIOUS FLASH FLOODING THROUGHOUT THE DOWNTOWN AREA AND SOME SURROUNDING STREETS, INCLUDING MUDSLIDES ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF JOSHUA TREE. LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED A TRUCK STUCK IN FLOOD WATERS AT SUNNY VISTA AND ALTA LOMA, WHICH EYEWITNESSES

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SOLAR TOWER ALMOST APPROVED: “SUBSTANTIAL ADVERSE IMPACT” TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Despite warnings from government agencies that a 75-story solar tower in the desert southeast of Joshua Tree National Park would have “significant unmitigated impacts to biological, cultural, and visual resources” and “substantial adverse impact” to the viewsheds of Joshua Tree National Park, a preliminary decision last Friday by a committee

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, EXCESS REVENUE TO BE ALLOCATED

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in regular session tonight. Among items on the agenda is what to do with excess revenue. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the Council’s agenda…

The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold its regular meeting tonight. Among the items on the consent agenda, the

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ACCUSED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT TODAY

Christopher Lee made his second appearance in court today on charges that he murdered his next door neighbor and alleged lover, Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms, in June. His lawyer asked the court for a continuance of the case, since he had just that morning received a partial delivery of

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SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT LOOKING FOR MISSING WOMAN

The Sheriff’s Department is looking for a woman who walked away from her car in the desert last week. On Monday, September 8, Nola Taylor, 84, left the Hi-Desert Medical Center in her 1989 Lincoln Continental to go to her quilting class in Yucca Valley. She never arrived. According to

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JOSHUA TREE MAN HELD FO FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of beating a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness called 911 about 2 p.m. Friday to report that a man, later identified as John Crossen, 35, had a screaming woman in a headlock in the 63100 block of Shifting

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TWO ARRESTED FOR BREAKING INTO A JOSHUA TREE HOME

Two men were arrested early Saturday morning after they broke into a home in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called 911 about 1:15 a.m. to report that someone had broken into a home in the 61700 block of Oleander Drive. He said he saw lights on

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING ON 200-UNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission wants to hear from you about a proposed 200-unit apartment complex tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has more on tonight’s meeting…

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will have their regularly scheduled meeting tonight, September 16, in the Twentynine Palms City Hall. The commission will meet in

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, September 17, at Vons in Yucca Valley from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to

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CHP OFFERS FREE TEEN DRIVER CLASS THIS SATURDAY

The Local California Highway Patrol station is offering free Teen Driver classes. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up for this Saturday’s class…

The California Highway Patrol will be offering a free teen driver class on Saturday, September 20, starting at 10 a.m. The goal of this course

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THEATRE 29 OFFERING ACTING CLASSES

Theatre 29 will offer on-going weekly acting classes for those who want to study and learn more about acting. The classes will be led by Abe Daniels, who has 30 years of acting experience and has received several awards from the Desert Theatre League. Students will explore acting techniques using

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FILM, “STAGE DOOR DIVAS” TO PREMIERE IN PALM SPRINGS SATURDAY

The creative team behind the hit off-Broadway musical “Fabulous Divas of Broadway” and “Fabulous Divas of Hollywood” , which was performed at Theatre 29, have combined the highlights from both shows into one film, “Stage Door Divas.” Stage Door Divas is an 80-minute documentary film that chronicles Alan Palmer’s love

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