FIRE AT BURRTEC IN YUCCA VALLEY

Firefighters from across the Morongo Basin responded to a large fire at Burrtec in Yucca Valley Friday evening. According to County Fire Captain Dustin Krajeski, the first call came in at 5:17 p.m., and units from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, Morongo Valley, CalFire, the Combat Center, and Twentynine

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LANDERS STABBING VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

The Sheriff’s Department has identified the victims involved in a stabbing in Landers Wednesday. According to a Sheriff’s press release, the men, Kirk Grieve, 58, and William Hall, 45, both of Landers, were arguing at a residence in the 1000 block of Yucca Mesa Road shortly before 2 p.m. Investigators

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STOLEN ORVS IN JOSHUA TREE

One person was arrested, and two stolen off-road vehicles were recovered in Joshua Tree Wednesday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, a 2004 Honda and Suzuki quads were stolen during the early morning hours of Tuesday, from a shed in the back yard of a home in the 61600 block

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE “13 A NEW MUSICAL”

The talented theatre students at Twentynine Palms High School have one performance left in their current run. Reporter Rebecca Havely says, don’t miss it…

“13, A New Musical” has one last performance tonight at Twentynine Palms High School. This show, written just for teens, is the story of Evan, a

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LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES' ACHIEVEMENTS

YVHS ATHLETES DECLARE COLLEGE INTENT

Three Yucca Valley High School students signed letters of intent to play their respective sports at the collegiate level. During a school assembly, Abrianna Schlickenmayer signed to play softball at st. Lawrence University in New York; Micah Muhammed committed to Sterling College in Kansas where

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MINERVA HOYT AWARD

The winner of this year’s Minerva Hoyt Award has been announced. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells who was recognized for this honor for doing work of benefit to the desert…

The Joshua Tree National Park Association announced Terry Weiner and the Board of Directors of the Desert Protective Council as recipients

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, April 11. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. The Orion nebula is setting in the west and the fantastic field of nebulae between Leo and Virgo highlights some of

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DESERT CHIC WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL

You can soak in the atmosphere of historic Twentynine Palms tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to a fundraiser for the Historical Society at a unique city landmark… Tickets are still available for tonight’s Second Annual Desert Chic Wine and Cheese Social. Sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society,

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LIBRARY BOOK SALES

The Friends organizations for both the Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree Libraries will have many gently used best-selling books, videos and DVDs, records and magazines for sale during their spring book sales. Customers can also bid on rare, old, and just plain interesting items on the silent auction tables. All

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GUNFIGHTERS FOR HIRE OPENS PIONEERTOWN SHOW SEASON SUNDAY

Gunfighters for Hire will start their 2015 Old West re-enactment programs April 12 on Mane Street in Pioneertown. The Gunfighters’ Wild West skits include real firearms, authentic clothing, and great actors to entertain the entire family. Funds raised through donations at the show go to help needy organizations such as

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PROMOTION FOR LOCAL REAL ESTATE AGENT

Andy Patel with Coldwell Banker Roadrunner Realty has been name a seller representative specialist, the premier seller agency designation in the country. In order to be named a seller representative specialist, he had to successfully complete a comprehensive course in seller representation and pass an exam, meet experience requirements and

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VIDEOTAPED BEATING CAUSES COUNTY SHERIFF INVESTIGATION

A disturbing videotape of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies viciously beating a suspected horse thief near Hesperia has caused County Sheriff John McMahon to order a departmental investigation of the incident. “The video surrounding this arrest is disturbing, and I have ordered an internal investigation be conducted immediately,” McMahon said

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FORMER COUNTY SUPERVISORS REPRESENTATIVE ARRAIGNED

The former field representative for Third District County Supervisor James Ramos was arraigned yesterday on two complaints that he smuggled contraband into jail in February. Mike Lipsitz, 53, pleaded not guilty to both charges. County Sheriff John McMahon said Ramos immediately fired Lipsitz following his arrest February 4 for allegedly

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CHP WARNS ABOUT DROWSY DRIVING

Driving safely and responsibly is a responsibility for anyone on the road. Reporter Taylor Thacker says among other challenges, drowsy driving is a serious concern for the California Highway Patrol… Driving requires concentration and awareness at all times. This simple fact is why drowsy driving is extremely dangerous. CHP Commissioner

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CADIZ SETS ASIDE LAND FOR A DESERT TORTOISE PRESERVE

Cadiz Inc. agreed in March to set aside up to 7,400 acres of its 45,000 acres of land in the Mojave Desert as a land bank for the desert tortoise. Cadiz’s Fenner Valley Desert Tortoise Conservation Bank is located near the Mojave National Preserve and the Nevada border in an

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK NEEDS WEED PULLERS TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree National Park vegetation crew is seeking volunteers for one more session to help with the control of the invasive Sahara mustard plant. Reporter Dan Stork says weed pullers are needed tomorrow… The non-native weed Sahara mustard is invading Joshua Tree National Park and surrounding communities. It has

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL IN WORKSHOP AND CLOSED SESSION TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms City Council will meet in a workshop and then closed session tomorrow. The workshop session at 12 noon at city hall will focus on strategic planning for the city. The closed session immediately after will be an evaluation of City Manger Frank Luckino. Any actions taken during

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD IN SPECIAL BUDGET SESSION TOMORROW

The Morongo Valley CSD Board will meet in a special session tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us why… The Morongo Valley Community Services District will hold a special meeting this Saturday at 9 a.m. The workshop meeting will focus on the coming fiscal year’s budget including presentation of a preliminary

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GUNFIGHTERS FOR HIRE OPEN PIONEERTOWN SHOW SEASON SUNDAY

Gunfighters for Hire will start their 2015 Old West re-enactment programs April 12 on Mane Street in Pioneertown. The Gunfighters’ Wild West skits include real firearms, authentic clothing, and great actors to entertain the entire family. Funds raised through donations at the show go to help needy organizations such as

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TOMORROW

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, April 11. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. The Orion nebula is setting in the west and the fantastic field of nebulae between Leo and Virgo highlights some of

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