ARRESTS FOR BURGLARY IN WONDER VALLEY AND YUCCA VALLEY

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, accused of burglary. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, a deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Daniel Weber, 33, in the 74700 block of Sunset Drive. During the course of the traffic stop, the deputy determined that Weber

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday afternoon accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman reported that her boyfriend, Steven Aldama, 55, threw her down and she hit her head, causing her head to bleed. The woman tried to run away, but Aldama followed her,

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POSTAL SERVICE WARNS ABOUT SCAMS

A new scam has con artists targeting their victims via e-mail, pretending to be with the Postal Service. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Postal officials are putting out a warning… The U.S. Postal Inspection Services is warning residents of fraudulent emails and phone calls which try to gather personal

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64TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE TOMORROW ON NEW ROUTE

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 64th Annual Grubstake Parade will be coming down a new street in a new part of town this year due to the construction on Hwy 62. The parade “Honoring All Those Who Serve” will line up at the corner of Church Street and Onaga

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3RD BATTALION, 4TH MARINES, DEACTIVATION SET

Third Battalion, 4th Marines, “The Thundering Third,” will deactivate during a ceremony aboard the Combat Center held at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Grey Field, May 30. Since its initial inception in 1925, this is the unit’s 6th period of activation. Since its reactivation in 1994, 3/4 served on seven combat

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DO YOU HAVE A FIRE DISASTER KIT?

With fires raging in the region, and high temperatures, and low humidity in the forecast, you should make sure your family and property are protected. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to put together a fire disaster kit… When fire disasters occur, you will have to plan for two situations:

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MBTA BUSSES, BURRTEC TRASH PICKUP, NOT OPERATING MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Tuesday, May 27. Burrtec trash and recycling services will also be delayed one day next week for the holiday.

MORONGO VALLEY CSD EXTENDS MUNOZ, GET FIRE PRESENTATION

The highlights of the Morongo Valley CSD meeting Wednesday night were the first report card for the new General Manager Donna Munoz, and an equipment description by the Fire Chief. Dan Stork spoke with Munoz and Board President Tolbert the morning after the meeting, and filed this report… Donna Munoz,

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SQUARE DANCING IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a Plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. Terri Sherrer will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Lines will occur from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. and between tips. For more information contact Dennis at 760-366-8626.

OPEN MIC SET AT 180 MINISTRIES IN JOSHUA TREE

One 80 Ministries will hold an open mic night from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, at the church in downtown Joshua Tree. Live bands and local talent are all welcome to participate in the free event. One 80 Ministries is located on the highway in Joshua Tree.

WE COULD GET A METEOR SHOWER IN OUR DESERT TONGHT

One of the best meteor showers of 2014 may potentially be on tap for this weekend. The Camelopardalids will appear to originate near the constellation Camelopardalis, about 10 degrees from the North Star. Managing editor Tami Roleff will be out with her camera, taking photos, and tells you where you

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION ASTRONOMY GATHERING NEXT WEEK

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department and Sky’s the Limit will be hosting an astronomy gathering for students in the fifth or sixth grades. They will meet from 6:30 until 7:30 on Tuesday, May 27, and Thursday the 29, at the Community Services Building in Luckie Park. They will

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SKY’S THE LIMIT HOSTING NIGHT SKY VIEWING SATURDAY

This Saturday and next brings some celestial fun at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to the “evenings with the cosmos”…. Saturday’s May 24 and 31 promise excellent viewing of constellations, galaxies and quasars at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School and Twentynine Palms High School track squads will be participating in the CIF final meet at Cerritos College in Cerritos.

SHERIFF ASKING FOR HELP IN FINDING MISSING ALZHEIMERS PATIENT

A man who has gone missing twice before is missing again, and the Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding this critical missing person. Oscar Nava, 75, walked away from his residence in the 7400 block of Church Street in Yucca Valley on Monday, May 12, and

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ANTIQUE TRACTOR FLIPS OVER ON GRANDPARENTS IN SOUTH YUCCA VALLEY

Steve Simpson and Eric Sherwin rescued a man who was injured when the tractor he was riding on Powerline Road in south Yucca Valley rolled over on him.

Grandparents out for a ride on an antique tractor had to be rescued in south Yucca Valley after the tractor rolled

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TRAVEL TRAILER BURNS TO GROUND IN JOSHUA TREE

An old travel trailer burned to the ground in North Joshua Tree Wednesday morning. About 7:30 a.m., when fire fighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Mesa, and the Combat Center arrived at the fire near Winters Road and Borland Pass Road, they found the travel trailer and its metal shelter burned

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION PART 2: APPROVALS AND COMPLAINTS

Most of the very long meeting of the Morongo Unified School District on Tuesday centered on a proposed raise for the District Superintendent. In the second of two reports on the meeting, reporter Dan Stork says that approvals on diverse subjects were given, and diverse complaints were heard… District Superintendent

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NEW LOWER SPEED LIMITS IN JOSHUA TREE

If you drive east on Highway 62 through Joshua Tree, you may have noticed a change in the speed limit signs. Last week CalTrans lowered the speed limit through Joshua Tree to 45 miles per hour. CalTrans spokesman Manuel Jabson said the new signs were installed last week. Now the

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT STAYS WITH USING OUTSIDE CONTRUCTION FOR SEWER SYSTEM

The Hi-Desert Water District Board met in regular session last night. On the agenda was a revisit to their decision to have the sewer construction built by an outside contractor rather than district crews. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there and has this report… After several residents questioned why the

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