LOCAL BUSINESSES OFF LIMITS TO MARINES

Several businesses in Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, and in the Coachella Valley are off limits to Marines. Local businesses include the Adobe Smoke Shop and STC Smoke Shop, both on Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, and in Yucca Valley, Yucca Tobacco Mart and Puff’s Tobacco, on 29 Palms Highway. Off-limits

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VICTORVILLE MAN ARRESTED IN FLAMINGO HEIGHTS AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE FROM HESPERIA

A Victorville man was arrested in Landers late Thursday night following a high-speed chase that originated in Hesperia. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a Sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop at 11:39 p.m. in the area of Eucalyptus Street and I Avenue in Hesperia. The driver, later identified as

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FIRST RACE STARTS SUNDAY AT KING OF THE HAMMERS

The 10th annual King of the Hammers off-road races is a week-long event that pits off-road racers against the most extreme terrain in Johnson Valley. Between 25,000 and 35,000 people are expected to fill Hammertown, the temporary village out in the Johnson Valley Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area. A mandatory

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“THE SUNSHINE BOYS” OPENED AT THEATRE 29

“The Sunshine Boys” by Neil Simon follows the story of Lewis and Clark, a former vaudevillian duo who reunite for a TV special. Directed by Eddie Tucker, the comedy features award-winning actor Kurt Schauppner as Willie Clark, a stubborn, sarcastic old wise cracker who blames his partner Al Lewis for

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REPUBLICANS OFFER ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

The winner of an essay contest sponsored by the Morongo Basin Republicans can win hundreds of dollars toward a college scholarship. The essay topic is “What the U.S. Constitution Means to Me” and should reflect the applicant’s knowledge of the Constitution. The winning essay will win $300. and the opportunity

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EARLY IDENTIFICATION AND INTERVENTION SERVICES

Untreated mental health problems impact children, families, schools and communities. Assessing and addressing problems at a young age improves a child’s quality of life and his or her chance to succeed. Early Identification and Intervention Services, promotes policies and programs to prepare others to recognize and respond sooner to children’s

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GLADYS CAROL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION SUBMISSION IS OPEN

Applications are now being taken for the Gladys Carol Scholarship program. The scholarship is open to high school seniors, graduates, and undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in a full-time science, technology, engineering or math field of study. The scholarship, which is awarded based on merit and financial need,

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ANOTHER TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE

Just a day after a Twentynine Palms man was arrested for felony failure to yield, another Twentynine Palms man was arrested following a high-speed chase past homes and schools. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy tried to stop a vehicle, driven by Donald Cowart, 69, for driving 55 miles

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HEALTHCARE OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS TOMORROW

If you want to sign up for health insurance – and get help paying for it – you only have until Sunday to get it done. The health care marketplace’s annual open enrollment period closes January 31 and won’t reopen until the fall. If you don’t have insurance, there’s a

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YUCCA VALLEY BRAWL RESULTS IN ABORTED CHASE, ONE ARREST

A massive brawl in Yucca Valley Wednesday afternoon resulted in an arrest at gunpoint of a man who fled the scene and failed to yield to deputies. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, a construction worker at Sage Estates at the southern end of Sage Avenue called deputies about 2:30

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE

Deputies in Twentynine Palms arrested a Twentynine Palms man for felony evading. Millard said the deputy attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Stephen McCart, 37, for a routine traffic violation, at the corner of Adobe and Indian Trail about 4:10 p.m. McCart fled westbound on Indian Trail at speeds

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SHERIFF WARNS OF ARREST WARRANT SCAMS

Scam artists are still luring trusting area residents into parting with their hard-earned money. Reporter Ashton Henry says beware of the “Arrest Warrant” scam…

In this scam, con artists are taking advantage of technology that can change whatever is visible on Caller ID, and allow them to pose as the

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LANDERS MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Landers man was arrested Wednesday evening, accused of beating up his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a home in the 58400 block of Lorraine Road about 6 p.m. when a woman said Joseph Arevalo, 25, who had drunk two cases of beer, had hit

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF DEALING HEROIN

A Twentynine Palms man suspected of dealing drugs was arrested early Tuesday morning. About 2:30 a.m., a deputy stopped a vehicle near Sullivan Road and Pine Avenue for not having a rear license plate. During the traffic stop, the deputy determined that the driver, Michael Massey, 22, was in possession

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TWENTYNINE PALMS STRATEGIC PLANNING GIVES PROJECT PHOENIX PRIORITY

The last of three strategic planning sessions for the City of Twentynine Palms was held last night. Reporter David Haldane said the well-attended sessions resulted in a list of 10 priorities for the city…

The Twentynine Palms City Council wrapped up three days of strategic planning Thursday with a list

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST FORMS TEAM FOR LAND RESTORATION

The Mojave Desert Land Trust is teaming up with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps to conserve and restore Mojave Desert Land Trust properties. The team, known as Gold Two, will clear the properties of debris, and add native plant material such as dead branches and trees to disguise old

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE MEETS SATURDAY

Transition Joshua Tree will hold its general membership meeting. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details…

The general meeting of Transition Joshua Tree has had a date change, and will now be held Saturday, January 30. The meeting will consist of potluck, team reports, and general socializing from noon to

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT REORGANIZES

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District selected its new officers at its meeting last week. Elected as president was Joe Sullivan; vice president, Marge Doyle; Paul Hoffman, treasurer; and secretary, Pat Cooper. The public is invited to attend the monthly meetings of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District, at 5:30 on the

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT CLUB MEETS MONDAY

The general meeting of the Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will take place on Monday, February 1, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, 57098 29 Palms Hwy. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Members will be showing and voting on

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WALK-IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week Mental Health Crisis Center is available in Yucca Valley. Reporter David Knutson has details…

The Crisis Walk-In Clinic, or CWIC (pronounced Quick), provides urgent mental health services to residents of the Morongo Basin. Some of the services CWIC offers are crisis intervention, crisis risk assessments, medications, referrals

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