TODDLER FALLS INTO FIRE PIT

A toddler suffered bad cuts when he fell into a washing machine tub that was being used as a fire pit in Morongo Valley Monday evening. According to Fire Engineer Mark Murphy, the parents brought the 16-month-old boy to the fire station just after 7:30 p.m. with a cut that

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ANOTHER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON SCAM

Recently, some Morongo Basin residents were called by people pretending to be employees of Southern California Edison. The callers said the residents had outstanding bills, and demanded the customers make payments with prepaid cards over the telephone. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips on how to avoid being a

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF STRONG AM ROBBERY

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Sunday evening, accused of strong arm robbery after a dispute at a storage locker facility. According to a Sheriff’s report, Suzanna Schroeder, 37, went to a storage facility in the 7300 block of Hopi Trail in Yucca Valley shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday, and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT A $3.5 MILLION SHERIFF’S CONTRACT

Budget, science camp, a code amendment, and a services contract are scheduled for discussion by the Twentynine Palms City Council this week. Reporter Dan Stork has the order of the agenda… After holding a ribbon cutting ceremony over improvements at Knott’s Sky Park at 5:15 p.m. to the Development Code

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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN KILLED IN CRASH SUNDAY NIGHT

A Joshua Tree musician was killed Sunday evening when the bicycle he was riding was hit by a car. According to the California Highway Patrol, Tim Kelly, 58, was riding his bike northbound on Sunburst Avenue near Jericho Lane about 8:15 p.m. A 2014 Chevrolet Sonic, driven by Derek Burnham,

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LOST AND FOUND IN THE NATIONAL PARK

You drive out of the National Park, reach for your cell phone … it’s not there! Ranger Pam Tripp tells you what to do…

Many visitors enjoy a wonderful trip through Joshua Tree National Park, only to find later that they have forgotten or lost an item. It is not

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BLOOD DRIVE TUESDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, May 26, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 2 to 6 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those

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MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES

FREE MEAL FOR ACTIVE AND RETIRED MILITARY AT CASINO

To honor the nation’s military personnel, Tortoise Rock Casino will serve a FREE meal on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 for all active and retired military. From noon to 6 p.m., at Oasis Grille, a FREE Nathan’s chili dog and French

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB SUMMER PROGRAM

The Boys and Girls Club of the High Desert has released details about its summer program. The club offers recreational activities, sports, movies, arts and crafts, cooking classes, reading programs, and water games for children ages 5 to 18. In addition, the club will offer a teen Community Emergency Response

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CIF SOFTBALL IN YUCCA VALLEY

After defeating Desert Christian Academy on Thursday in the first round of CIF play, the Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans softball team will host Polytechic of Pasedena in round two at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, at the Boys and Girls Club softball field in Yucca Valley.

25TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKES RUN

On your marks. Get set. GO…to the Grubstakes Run. Reporter Cassie Zimarik gets out her starting pistol…

The 25th Annual Grubstakes 10K, 5K and 2K Run is to be held in Yucca Valley on Sunday, May 24. The Grubstakes Run is open to experienced and novice athletes of all ages

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HOLIDAY WEEKEND TRAFFIC AND ENFORCEMENT

HEAVY TRAFFIC EXPECTED ON CALIFORNIA HIGHWAYS

Maybe you’ll be on the road this holiday weekend. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says, so will a lot of other people…

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally one of the heaviest travel times in the Inland Empire region. CalTrans is expecting lengthy delays on some

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH PRESENTS: “LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL”

The Theatre Department at Yucca Valley High School presents “Legally Blonde, the Musical.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details…

The spring musical at Yucca Valley High is “Legally Blonde, the Musical” and will be performed in the school’s lecture hall. The production opens, Tuesday, May 26, with additional performances May

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2004 YUCCA VALLEY TRIPLE HOMICIDE ON TV SHOW

A Yucca Valley triple homicide will be featured Sunday on a television show about couples who murder. In January 2004, Jimmy Dale Kelly and Kimberly Michaud went to a home on Joshua View Drive in Yucca Valley to rob Patty Crevoisier, 44, and ended up murdering her and two men—William

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SOFTBALL REGISTRATION AND UMPIRES

ADULT SOFTBALL REGISTRATION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation is now accepting team registrations for its upcoming adult summer softball leagues, slated to start June 22. Team fees are $400, with $150 due upon registration to guarantee a spot. The co-ed league will run on Monday and Wednesday

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65TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAY PARADE TOMORROW MORNING

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce 65th Annual Grubstake Days parade will take place on Saturday, May 23, of Memorial Day Weekend,. The grand marshal for this year’s parade is the United States Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. This year’s theme is “Patriotic Parade: Celebrating the Past, Present and

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MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVATIONS IN JOSHUA TREE AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Joshua Tree Memorial Park will observe Memorial Day with an official military ceremony Monday, May 25. The event begins at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a free community barbecue with kids’ games, a bounce house, and vendors. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on the grass

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CALTRANS TO REVISIT JOSHUA TREE SPEED LIMIT SIGNS

One year ago, CalTrans altered the speed limits coming into Joshua Tree from both directions on Route 62, perplexing many locals who thought the change from a gradual slowdown in 10 mile per hour increments to an abrupt 20 mile per hour change was unsafe, even with a warning. Reporter

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YUCCA VALLEY TRIPLE MURDER TO BE FEATURED ON TV SHOW

A Yucca Valley triple homicide will be featured Sunday on a television show about couples who murder. In January 2004, Jimmy Dale Kelly and Kimberly Michaud went to a home on Joshua View Drive in Yucca Valley to rob Patty Crevoisier, 44, and ended up murdering her and two men—William

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MEMORIAL SERVICES SET FOR DUI VICTIMS LONNIE AND PAT TINER

A Memorial service for the victims of a Sunday night DUI hit-and-run in Joshua Tree has been set. The family of Lonnie and Pat Tiner said the service will be Saturday, May 30, at 10:00 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Twentynine Palms. Granddaughter Keliana Tiner thanked the community

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