SHERIFF’S TOY DRIVE AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will hold a toy drive and pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m., Saturday, December 5, in their parking lot. Bring a new, unwrapped toy, or a monetary donation, and get a pancake breakfast prepared by Joshua Springs Bible College. The toys will be distributed

…View Full Story…

CHP LOOKING FOR JOSHUA TREE HIT AND RUN DRIVER

The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help in finding a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. According to CHP Officer Joan Griffin, about 12:30 p.m., Jan Jueschke, 43, of Yucca Valley, was driving a white 2011 Dodge Caravan owned by the County

…View Full Story…

PUBLIC MEETING ON BLM OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE PLAN SATURDAY

The Alliance for Responsible Recreation will hold a public information hearing about the Western Mojave route management plan for off-highway vehicles Saturday, December 5. The meeting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 6213 East Parkway, in Joshua Tree. The meeting is an opportunity

…View Full Story…

HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER LAUDS STAFF MEMBERS

The Hi-Desert Medical Center recently lauded some of their dedicated staff members. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the kudos… In November, Hi-Desert Medical Center honored staff who demonstrated the Medical Center’s core values in profound ways. Awards for “teamwork” went to Dan Olds and Kenneth Nicholas, both from engineering, and to

…View Full Story…

ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO WARRANT ARREST

A fugitive who was arrested in February, and again in September, accused of possessing stolen property, was arrested again Tuesday on a routine traffic stop. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a white Chevy S10 truck about 1 a.m. Tuesday morning near Coyote Trail and Cherokee Trail in

…View Full Story…

EXPIRED REGISTRATION LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

An expired license registration led to an arrest of a Joshua Tree who was found with drugs early Sunday morning. About 1 a.m., a deputy stopped a 2001 Ford with expired tags near Mountain View Trail and Amador Trail in Yucca Valley. Driving the vehicle was Michael Holland, 58, who

…View Full Story…

29 PALMS & MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING TONIGHT

The annual 29 Palms Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place at 29 Palms City Hall on Tuesday, December 1st starting at 5 pm. The Gospel Fellowship Christian Center Church choir, led by choir director Cassandra Haney, will perform holiday songs for the crowd as well as join with the

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING CANCELED

The Yucca Valley Town Council meeting for Tuesday, December 1, has been canceled due to lack of agenda items. The next town council meeting will be December 15.

ROADWORK ON ONAGA TRAIL IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS WEEK

The Town of Yucca Valley will be repainting intersections on Onaga Trail between Kickapoo Trail and Palomar Avenue this week. The project, which will be done one intersection at a time, includes grinding off the existing paint before repainting. It’s estimated that each intersection will be closed for two to

…View Full Story…

FOOD DRIVE FOR ANIMALS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms animal shelter is holding a food drive for animals during the month of December. Starting today and running through December 31, donations of dry and canned dog and cat food and treat will be accepted at the animal shelter as well as at VCA Animal Hospital and

…View Full Story…

SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board of Trustees will meet in closed and open session tonight. Reporter David Haldane checks the agendas…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will begin its meeting at 6 p.m. tonight in closed session with employee bargaining representatives and legal consul. Then, at 7,

…View Full Story…

HISTORIC JOSHUA TREE BURNED IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

An iconic Joshua Tree in Joshua Tree National Park, describes as “historic” by Park officials, was discovered burning Saturday night, and park officials say the fire was set intentionally. According to a park press release, park officials were notified at 8:10 p.m. Saturday about the burning tree, located along the

…View Full Story…

COUNTY TARGETING ILLEGAL DUMP SITES, NEW APP TARGETS DUMPERS

The County is starting to ramp up both clean-up and enforcement of illegal dumping in our desert., Reporter Mike Lipsitz says community cleanups are ongoing and a new app will help you report illegal dumpers…

Desert dwellers know dumping is a problem in our communities. Illegal dump sites can be

…View Full Story…

AN ARREST FOR FELONY WARRANTS REVEALS ILLEGAL DRUGS

A Joshua Tree man who was arrested for felony warrants Friday afternoon was also found with drugs in his home. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the home of Jason Llamado, 36, in the 62100 block of Verbena Trail about 9 a.m. to arrest him on outstanding warrants

…View Full Story…

29 PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED DRIVING STOLEN CAR

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Wednesday morning after she was found driving a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle near Serrano and Adobe Road about 5 a.m. Wednesday. A records check revealed that the 2015 Chrysler had been reported stolen. According to the

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACUSSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of beating up a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman called about 10:30 p.m. and said that Jonathan Sprecher, 67, beat her and she was bleeding. Deputies went to a home in the 7600 block of Acoma Trail in Yucca

…View Full Story…

FALL VISITORS DESCEND ON JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The holidays are upon us, and, the staff at Joshua Tree National Park is expecting very busy weekends. As early as Friday mornings, campgrounds will fill with campers, climbers, and hikers, and day use visitors will enjoy the mild temperatures during this holiday season. Cooler temperatures may also provide a

…View Full Story…

GIVE BIG TO SUPPORT NON-PROFITS ON TUESDAY

Tuesday, December 1, is “Give Big San Bernardino County,” a 24-hour online giving campaign that allows residents to give to their favorite causes in the Morongo Basin and San Bernardino County. The goal is to raise a minimum of $300,000 in just 24 hours through online donations. From 12:00 a.m.

…View Full Story…

SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS AND VACCINE AND MICROCHIP SCHEDULE FOR DECEMBER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in December for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

…View Full Story…

SEND IN ENTRIES NOW FOR YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE

Entries are now being accepted for the 18th annual Yucca Valley Festival of Lights parade. The light parade is set for Saturday, December 12, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Bannock and Santa Fe Trail, and heads west on Santa Fe to the Hi-Desert Water District’s office at Inca Trail. The

…View Full Story…