YUCCA VALLEY MAN WITH DRUGS ARRESTED FOLLOWING PROBATION COMPLIANCE CHECK

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday afternoon following a probation compliance check at his residence. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 58500 block of Paxton Road about 11:45 to perform a probation compliance check on Michael DeShazo, 54. While there, deputies found methamphetamine

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE GRADUATION CEREMONIES THIS WEEK

Pinning ceremonies and graduations are set for Copper Mountain College this week. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the day and times…

Copper Mountain College will recognize this year’s vocational and registered nursing program classes during a pinning ceremony at 6 p.m. tomorrow evening in the Bell Center Gym. Pinning is a

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ONE MARINE KILLED, 21 INJURED IN HAWAII OSPREY ACCIDENT

Marine Corps officials say four Marines remain hospitalized—one in critical condition—following a fatal MV-22B Osprey accident in Hawaii on Sunday. Twenty-two Marines out of Camp Pendleton were aboard the tilt rotor aircraft when it experienced an onboard fire during a training exercise in Hawaii. The Osprey made a hard landing,

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education features more employee recognitions and several board policies. Reporter Dan Stork describes the agenda…

The 7 p.m. open session of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting begins with a presentation by Heather Possehl on the “Mural-in-a-Day”

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING TONIGHT CANCELLED

The regular Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, at 6 p.m. will not be held. The next meeting of the Planning Commission will be held on Tuesday, June 2.

REACH-OUT HOSTS “ASK THE PHARMACIST” TOMORROW

A special event tomorrow could literally save your life. Reporter Cassie Zimarik invites you to join Reach Out Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms to “Ask the Pharmacist”…

Reach Out Morongo Basin will be hosting a free “Ask The Pharmacist” event at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center on Wednesday, May 20,

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BASKETBALL CAMP OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The City of Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department is taking registrations for Coach Schneider’s basketball camp. Children ages 8 to 14 are eligible to register. The camp will take place at the Twentynine Palms High School Gymnasium June 15 through June 19 from 9:30 am to 2:00 p.m. The

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LECTURE ON ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING TOMORROW

Tomorrow’s Brown Bag lecture at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum is all about organic vegetable gardening. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out the compost…

Throughout the year, the monthly Brown Bag Lecture Series presented by the Hi-Desert Nature Museum features a wide variety of speakers who present topics of special interest for

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Victims of Sunday’s Crash in Joshua Tree Died Monday

The two people critically injured in the suspected DUI crash in Joshua Tree Sunday evening have died. The Riverside County Coroner’s office have identified the victims as Dr. Lonnie Tiner, 80, and his wife, Patricia, 76, both of Twentynine Palms. They were pronounced dead at 11:45 and 11:35 a.m. Monday.

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STATE CONCEDES PROJECT PHOENIX BOND PROCEEDS TO CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

More than four years ago, the City of Twentynine Palms devised a plan to keep the state of California from taking away redevelopment money when all local redevelopment agencies in the state were dissolved in mid-2011. The city stuck to its strategy through a succession of legal battles. Reporter Dan

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THREE PEOPLE INJURED IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH SUNDAY NIGHT

Three people were injured, two critically, during a roll-over crash in Joshua Tree Sunday night. According to the California Highway Patrol, an 80-year-old man from Twentynine Palms, who was not identified, was driving a 2007 Ford F150 pickup truck eastbound on Highway 62, just east of Juniper Road in Joshua

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MEASURE Y WOULD AFFILIATE HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER WITH TENET HEALTHCARE

You will be seeing and hearing a lot about Measure Y in the next few weeks. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains what the measures is and what your vote means…

The fate of Morongo Basin’s only acute-care hospital and affiliated facilities is about to be decided in a special mail-ballot election.

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VETERAN’S DISABILITY CLINIC PLANNED FOR THIS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Veterans’ Disability Clinic will hold a free clinic May 23 to help veterans complete and submit disability claims to the Veterans’ Administration. The clinic will be held from 10 to 4 at the Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Helen Gray Education Center. Veterans can also receive help for claims

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FREE LECTURE ON HIP HEALTH TOMORROW

Learn more about the care and maintenance of your hips. A free lecture will be given tomorrow at Hi-Desert Medical Center. Reporter Taylor Thacker reminds you to sign up ahead of time…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center’s community health education program presents “Be Hip About Hip Health,” on Tuesday, May 19,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROTARY CLUB COLLECTING E-WASTE

Do you have an old TV or computer and are wondering how to dispose of those items? The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club is accepting electronic waste on an ongoing basis at Cardinal Van and storage in Twentynine Palms, located at 73873 Calle Todd Road Monday through Friday between 9 a.m.

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HUMANE SOCIETY SHELTER REDUCING ADOPTION FEES FOR MAY

The Morongo Basin Humane Society shelter in Joshua Tree is celebrating Shelter Pet Month by reducing their adoption fees. Reporter Diana Medley tells you how to adopt your next forever friend…

The Morongo Basin Humane Society will celebrate Shelter Pet Month by lowering adoption prices through May on all dogs

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MANE STREET STAMPEDE WILD WEST SHOW LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show of Pioneertown, is looking for a few good volunteer ladies and gentlemen actors to perform with them through October from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Pioneertown. They are an all-volunteer, family-oriented, professional gunfight reenactment group, dedicated to family values. Proceeds from the

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INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED YUCCA MESA MUSICIAN GOING ON U.K. TOUR

Derwood Andrews of Yucca Mesa has been playing guitar for more than 45 years, and has played in several influential bands, including Generation X, Westworld, Moondogg, and Speed Twin. In 1998, Andrews left England for the United States. After a few years in Arizona and Los Angeles, he moved to

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan baseball team traveled to Shadow Hills Friday to play their last league game. Coach Brian Schoenborn said the Knights put up three runs in the first inning. The Trojans managed one run in the third inning, with sacrifice bunts by junior Dovian Delgado and

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BEE AWARE IN THE DESERT

As the weather warm, the desert and its creatures begin to change as they prepare for the summer heat. Joshua Tree National park Ranger Pam Tripp has tips on avoiding some of the more bothersome…

As the temperature rises and natural water sources dry up, many desert animals suffer from

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