WORRIES OVER FLOOD CONTROL IN JOSHUA TREE

In the wake of September’s flash floods in Joshua Tree, the County’s Department of Public Works movement of dirt left some locals unsatisfied. Reporter Dan Stork describes the bureaucratic cracks into which further improvements are falling… At October’s Morongo Basin MAC meeting, local residents complained to Supervisor James Ramos about

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT GETS $7.2 MILLION GRANT

The Hi-Desert Water District learned that it was awarded a $7.2 million grant through the Mojave Water Agency that it will use to replace water mains. The grant was awarded by the Department of Water Resource’s Integrated Regional Water Management, and was part of $221 million awarded to 27 projects,

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday morning, accused of sexually molesting a young girl. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called 911 shortly before 2 a.m. to report that her sister had been molested by a man across the street in the 62100 block of Crestview Drive in

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PUBLIC’S HELP NEEDED TO FIND CRITICAL MISSING PERSON

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing man. On Sunday, November 2, at about 3:30 in the afternoon, William Starr, 65 years old, a white male adult, 5 feet 6 inches, 195 pounds, left his residence 58000 block Stearman Road, Landers, in his 1986

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16 GRADAUTE JOSHUA TREE DRUG COURT

Twice a year, the Joshua Tree Drug Court celebrates the successes of another class of graduates. Reporter Dan Stork was at the Yucca Valley Senior Center to witness the jubilation surrounding the latest group of 16…

Selected local drug offenders are given the opportunity to enter the Joshua Tree Drug

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ASSAULTS GIRLFRIEND WITH A GUN

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Saturday morning, accused of hitting his girlfriend with a gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called the Sheriff’s Department about 12:30 a.m. Saturday to report that her boyfriend had hit her in the face with a pellet rifle. When deputies arrived at

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested at gunpoint Saturday night after his girlfriend passed a note to a store clerk asking for help. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman came in to the Circle K in Joshua Tree about 10 p.m. Saturday and handed the clerk a note which

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DRIVERS HIT TWO PEDESTRIANS SATURDAY IN SEPARATE CRASHES; ONE KILLED, ONE INJURED

Drivers hit two pedestrians in separate crashes Saturday, and one was killed in the collision. At 6:15 a.m., Raymond Walls, 67, of Cabazon, was driving his 2004 Ford F-150 pick-up truck eastbound on the highway near Whitefeather Road about 6:15 a.m. Just east of Whitefeather Road, a still-unidentified 20-year-old woman

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WOMAN ARRESTED: CHASED AND HIT, ANOTHER WOMAN WITH HER CAR

A Twentynine Palms woman is behind bars, accused of deliberately hitting another woman with her car Saturday. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Alyssa Streets, 24, and Brittany Williams were at a party in Twentynine Palms when Williams allegedly took Streets’ cell phone and left the party shortly before 3 a.m.

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BODY FOUND WEST OF YUCCA VALLEY

Hikers reported finding a man’s dead body in the mountains west of Yucca Valley near Desert Hot Springs, sheriff’s officials say. A 911 caller told dispatchers of their find at 10:32 a.m. Sunday, roughly seven miles east of Desert Hot Springs in the mountains north of Dillon and Aqueduct Roads.

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AN UPDATE ON YUCCA VALLEY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

The Town of Yucca Valley is seeing a lot of activity in construction on civic, retail, and recreational projects. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the status of those projects…

One of the two buildings of the new Yucca Valley senior housing complex has been completed and residents are starting to

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY HOLDING MEETING ON HOUSING NEEDS TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley will hold a community workshop on community development planning and affordable housing needs. The plans will identify community development and affordable housing needs, and assess the current housing market, discuss characteristics of the county population, identify community improvement priorities, and outline a plan to fund

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING MONDAY

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District will hold a special meeting 8:30 Monday morning. On the agenda, the board will discuss performance reviews for employees, and whether to add an additional regular employee to the cemetery staff. The meeting will be held at the cemetery office, 5350 Encelia Avenue in Twentynine

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE VACCINE, SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS FOR NOVEMBER

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

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL POTATO DINNER AND CAKE AUCTION THIS WEEK

You say potato, I say cake! The Twentynine Palms High School AVID program is holding its annual potato dinner and cake auction fundraiser on Wednesday, November 5. For $6, you get a baked potato with all the toppings you could want, even extra bacon. The dinner and cake auction will

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FALL CAMPING AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

This is the best time of the year for camping in the desert. Park Ranger Pam Tripp tells where to go in Joshua Tree National Park… With cooler weather in sight, campsites in Joshua Tree National Park will once again start to fill on the weekends. While most of our

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DALE BASIN WATER DISTRICT MEETS

The Dale Basin Well Owners’ Association will hold their bi-annual meeting Sunday at 4 p.m. On the agenda is a discussion of the current water situation since the last meeting, an election of officers, and there will be a speaker who will give an update on water happenings in the

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ATTEMPTED CAR-JACKING AT WALMART THURSDAY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted carjacking in the Walmart parking lot in Yucca Valley Thursday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, an unknown man approached the victim about 7:30 Thursday and demanded the keys to the car, and then began to punch and kick the victim. When the

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ATTEMPTED BURGLARY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is also investigating an attempted burglary in Twentynine Palms. About 1:30 Thursday afternoon, a resident in the 73700 block of Cactus Drive heard a noise at her front door. When she opened the door to investigate, she saw a dark-complected man attempting to pick the lock on

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FALL BACK TONIGHT; TURN CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR

Spring forward, fall back. Yes, it’s that time again. Reporter Diana Jones reminds us to not only change our clocks tonight, but also smoke alarm batteries… Daylight Saving Time ends tonight, which means it’s time to change our clocks again. In March, we “spring” forward one hour, so on the

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