MARIAH MUCHTAR NAMED MISS YUCCA VALLEY IN SATURDAY PAGEANT

The 47th Miss Yucca Valley Pageant was held Saturday night featuring 10 high school junior candidates. Yucca Valley High School student Mariah Muchtar was named Miss Yucca Valley 2014 and received the sash and crown from the 2013 Miss Yucca Valley Kelli King. The court will consist of 1st Princess,

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ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER A SHOOTING AT A TWENTYNINE PALMS CAR WASH

One man is in custody for attempted murder after shooting another man at a carwash in Twentynine Palms Friday morning. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, the victim, who has only been identified as a Hispanic male from Twentynine Palms, was washing his GMC Yukon in the self-service carwash in

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STATE WATER EMERGENCY WILL DIRECTLY IMPACT THE MORONGO BASIN

The Governor’s declaration of a water emergency is trickling down to local levels. Dan Stork surveys the local impact of drastic measures by the state’s Department of Water Resources…

The California State Water Project (SWP) supplies water from the Feather River watershed and the Sacramento Delta water distribution area to

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CHIMNEY FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY

Old age and earthquakes are believed to be responsible for a chimney fire in Yucca Valley early Monday morning. According to County Fire Captain Rick Denison, the mortar and bricks of a chimney in a home in the 56000 block of Sunset Avenue were cracked, probably from earthquakes and old

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR SPOUSE ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of spousal abuse after his wife of five years was admitted to the hospital for emergency surgery. According to a Sheriff’s report, David Flaningam, 27, of the 59100 block of Wilcox Lane, struck his wife with a closed fist on her

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THE LEGEND OF THE FAN PALM

A distinctive desert feature offers shade and food and building materials. Ranger Pat Pilcher recounts the legend of the fan palm…

The California Fan Palm is a familiar sight at Joshua Tree National Park. This palm, the only native palm in California, grows at five different sites in the Park.

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NATIONAL PARK ROAD CONSTRUCTION

Joshua Tree National Park, in cooperation with the Central Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration, will begin construction of approximately 10 miles of Park Route 11 (Pinto Basin Road) on Monday, February 10, 2014. The primary objective of the project is to improve safety conditions for the

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION

Installation of sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and handicap ramps in Yucca Valley is scheduled to begin Monday, February 3, along Highway 62, from Palm Avenue to Dumosa Ave. Traffic striping will begin Tuesday. This portion of the highway construction is expected to be substantially complete by March.

BURN PERMITS

Due to the lack of rainfall across California and the high winds, there is an increased potential for major wildfires. Coupled with the start of King of the Hammers this weekend, fire fighters will be on high alert, and they are asking everyone to be extra vigilant around fires while

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TAY CENTER SERVICES FOR YOUNG HOMELESS

Pacific Clinic’s TAY Center offers young adults a safe and comfortable place to define and accomplish their life goals. Clients can come to the TAY Center to meet their basic needs such as a meal, shower and a place to do laundry. Once they become drop-in clients they can utilize

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SHOOTING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

One man is in custody for attempted murder after shooting another man at a carwash in Twentynine Palms Friday morning.

According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, the victim, who has only been identified as a Hispanic male from Twentynine Palms, was washing his GMC Yukon in the self-service carwash

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“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST” AT THEATRE 29

The principal players in “The Importance of Being Ernest” at Theatre 29 gather around a handbag for the play’s denouement.

The classic comedy, “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, continues its run weekends at Theatre 29 through February 8 with a matinee this Sunday. The play, directed

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ROTARY DESSERT SOIREE

The sweetest event in the desert, the 12th Annual Dessert Soiree, will be a night of fabulous food, wine, auctions, concluding with the Sunset Rotary Club’s version of “Deal or No Deal” game. Managing Editor Tami Roleff fills in the details on the event….

The 12th Annual Dessert Soiree starts

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ROTARY FOOD CAMPAIGN

The Four Rotary Clubs of the Morongo Basin have banded together to have a huge food collection campaign, the “Morongo Basin Meals Campaign”; that will benefit local food banks and organizations.

The event is being held on Valentine Day, February 14, 2014 and there will be drop off locations the

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REACHOUT PARADE OF HOMES

Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, one of the six homes in Reach Out Morongo Basin’s 10th Annual Parade of Homes has withdrawn from the tour. Casa de Kinsman in Twentynine Palms has been replaced with Casa Grande in Twentynine Palms, which is a southwestern-style home with Mexican pavers and

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MAN SHOT AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CARWASH FRIDAY MORNING

 

A man was shot at least two times Friday morning at a self-service carwash at the corner of Calle Todd and Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms. A witness told Z107.7 News that he heard an argument about 9:40, and then two quick shots. The victim was described only as

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CORONER ID’S TWENTYNINE PALMS MURDER VICTIM

The Coroner’s Department has released the name of the man who was killed in a shooting Monday night in Twentynine Palms. Wayne Kerr, 55, was arguing with Raymond Burney, 51, in the 6300 block of Palmview Avenue about 9:40 p.m. when Burney pulled out a gun and shot Kerr in

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MAN SHOT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A man described only as being in his mid 30s was shot multiple times at 9:40 Friday morning at Calle Todd and Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms. He was taken by Morongo Basin Ambulance to DesertHospital in Palm Springs.

MURDER SUSPECT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS WAS AN EARLY-RELEASE PRISONER

The suspect in the murder of a Twentynine Palms man Monday night had been released from prison early and was on probation under California’s prison realignment plan, known as AB109. Police suspect Raymond Burney, 51, of Twentynine Palms, of shooting and killing a still-unidentified Twentynine Palms man about 9:40 Monday

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YUCCA VALLEY POLICE FOCUSSING ON SPEEDING ON S.R. 62

This week, traffic enforcement officers in Yucca Valley will focus on speeding and other violations on Highway 62 between Apache Trail and Hopi Trail. The Sheriff’s Department reminds motorists the speed limit in the construction zone on the west end of Yucca Valley is 35 miles per hour and to

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