WE MARK THE PASSING OF EMMA REMMERS

Emma Remmers, a 26-year resident of Yucca Valley, died January 5. She was 86 years old. Emma Remmers is survived by her brother, Chuck Tellis of Kentucky; daughter, Debra Remmers of Landers; and seven grandchildren: Rick Remmers of Yucca Valley; Robert Remmers, Thomas Remmers, and Daniel Remmers of Hemet; Jennifer

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FIVE ARRESTED AT DRUG LAB IN LANDERS

Five men were arrested Sunday morning, accused of operating a THC extraction drug lab. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies from the Morongo Basin station served a search warrant on a home in the 60200 block of Stearman Road in Landers shortly before noon Sunday. At the home, the

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETING DOMINATED BY SOLAR DEVELOPMENT

The January 12 meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Commission was again dominated by solar development issues. Reporter Dan Stork says that mental health services, roads, and a 5-letter word also figured in discussions… In the opening presentation at the Morongo Basin MAC January meeting, Susan Petro described the

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ORV COMPLAINTS RESULT IN ARREST FOR STOLEN ORV

Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he was found riding a stolen off-highway vehicle. Neighbors near Mesquite Springs Road and Indian Trail complained to the Sheriff’s Department that several quads and a large pick-up truck were riding on their private road. After the resident asked the off-roaders to

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COUPLE ARRESTED FOR THEFT FROM WAL-MART

A couple involved in a car crash in Yucca Valley two weeks ago that sent a 7-year-old girl to the hospital, were arrested in Wal-Mart Friday for shoplifting. Sheriff’s reports that Wal-Mart security reported that Eleanora Woods and Paul Maki, 34, had allegedly hidden $40 worth of DVDs in their

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WOMAN ARRESTED WITH STOLEN CHECKS AND CREDIT CARDS

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Saturday after she was found with stolen checks. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy found Krystle Edwards, 29, sleeping in her car on Mesquite Drive in Twentynine Palms about 11:30 Saturday morning. The deputy found stolen checks and credit cards in her possession.

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STATE LOANS AVAILABLE FOR SEWER CONNECTION

The Hi-Desert Water District has recently released information about state loans that are available for Yucca Valley residents to help pay for their connection to the town’s sewer system. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… The State Water Resources Control Board is a state agency will offer an expanded

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will be in action tomorrow morning from 8:00 until 9:00 on Aberdeen, just west of Porter. To get there go north on Sunburst, right on Golden, left on Border another left on Aberdeen approximately one mile to Porter. Afterwards, the team will meet for optional

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The hospital board of directors meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks the agenda… The Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District Board of Directors will meet in regular session today, January 13, at 6 p.m.. On the agenda, the board plans to receive medical staff policy and form recommendations,

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ARTIST RECEPTION SATURDAY AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

The Friends of the Joshua Tree Library will host a reception for local artist Noreen Lawlor whose art exhibit is currently on view at the library. The reception and talk will be from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 17. The artist talk will begin at 1:00 p.m.. The

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education holds its first meeting of 2015 tonight. Reporter Dan Stork says that bylaw changes, college admissions, exit exams, and student achievement plans make up the action agenda… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will consider deletion of bylaw sections on

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL MURDER MYSTERY OPENS THIS WEEK

The Yucca Valley High School theatre company presents a murder mystery. The play is student directed and opens Wednesday. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the specifics… News anchor Cassandra Dumont had made enough enemies to fill a phone book. Everyone who knew her had a motive for her murder. But just

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, is a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, announces their monthly meeting. Tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold its first meeting of 2015 tonight. On the agenda, the commission will be asked to approve a 10-by-13-foot street vacation at the southwest corner of Sage Avenue and Hidden

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys and girls basketball teams will travel away to Desert Hot Springs to play the Golden Eagles. Tip-off for the girls is at 6; boys start at 7:30.

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will travel

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2014 SETS NEW RECORD FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VISITATION

A new National Park Service report shows that nearly 1.6 million people visited Joshua Tree National Park in 2014, up from 1.4 million in 2013. Park Superintendent David Smith said, “Joshua Tree has evolved from a fall-through-spring park, to a year-round destination.” Over 180,000 people visited the park in December,

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT, ORV ENFORCEMENT ON AGENDA

In its January meeting tonight, the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council again considers solar development. Reporter Dan Stork says that a crisis walk-in center and OHV enforcement are also on the agenda… There will be three informational presentations at the January meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council tonight,

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ACCUSED YUCCA VALLEY HOME DEPOT MURDERER REFUSES TO GO TO COURT

The Yucca Valley man accused of killing a man in an RV in the Home Depot parking lot in August refused to leave the jail for a court appearance Friday. James Webb, 34, who is being held at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, was due in court

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TRIAL POSTPONED FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ACCUSED OF SEX WITH STUDENT

A Yucca Valley High School teacher accused of unlawful and lewd acts with a minor agreed Friday to postpone his trial until next week. According to court records, Zachary Miller, 34, was in Joshua Tree Superior Court Friday for a trial readiness hearing when judge Bert Swift accepted a motion

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets tonight in regular session, a day earlier than usual. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Twentynine Palms City council will meet in a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. this Monday, January 12; note the change of day from Tuesday to Monday for

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