VICTORVILLE MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE TO FLAMINGO HEIGHTS

A Victorville man was arrested in the Landers area late Thursday night following a high-speed chase that originated in Hesperia. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a Sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop at 11:39 p.m. in the area of Eucalyptus Street and I Avenue in Hesperia. The driver, later

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SMALL CAR FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY SUNDAY

Morongo Valley firefighters put out a small car fire Sunday evening. Fire Engineer Mark Murphy said a Chevy Impala’s engine caught fire about 5:45 p.m. as the motorist was traveling eastbound on Highway 62 at Livingston Drive. Murphy said the fire was contained to the engine compartment, and the fire

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SEX TRAFFICKING ARRESTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS PUT THE CRIME IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The recent bust of three Twentynine Palms residents for human sex trafficking and pimping, has brought human trafficking in the spotlight. California has the biggest problem of human trafficking in the nation, judging from the number of calls to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline. In 2015, the hotline

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DOCUMENTARY ABOUT BLACK ROCK CONTINUATION SCHOOL GETS SUNDANCE AWARD

A documentary about students at a Yucca Valley alternative high school was named the winner Saturday of the Special Jury Award for Vérité Filmmaking at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Directors Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe focus their film on the problems of three students at Black Rock

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS IN YUCCA VALLEY WEDNESDAY

Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Wednesday, February 3. Staff representatives will be available from 10 until 2 in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with government. Mayes encourages residents who are not able

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT CLUB MEETS MONDAY

The general meeting of the Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will take place on Monday, February 1, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, 57098 29 Palms Hwy. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Members will be showing and voting on

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USE ALTERNATE ENTRANCES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO AVOID LINES

Every year Joshua Tree National Park is seeing more and more visitors, adding up to 1.5 million visitors yearly. As the park gets busier every year, so do the entrance stations and visitor centers. These busier times create long lines of cars waiting to enter the park, especially at the

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LOCAL BUSINESSES OFF LIMITS TO MARINES

Several businesses in Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, and in the Coachella Valley are off limits to Marines. Local businesses include the Adobe Smoke Shop and STC Smoke Shop, both on Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, and in Yucca Valley, Yucca Tobacco Mart and Puff’s Tobacco, on 29 Palms Highway. Off-limits

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VICTORVILLE MAN ARRESTED IN FLAMINGO HEIGHTS AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE FROM HESPERIA

A Victorville man was arrested in Landers late Thursday night following a high-speed chase that originated in Hesperia. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a Sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop at 11:39 p.m. in the area of Eucalyptus Street and I Avenue in Hesperia. The driver, later identified as

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FIRST RACE STARTS SUNDAY AT KING OF THE HAMMERS

The 10th annual King of the Hammers off-road races is a week-long event that pits off-road racers against the most extreme terrain in Johnson Valley. Between 25,000 and 35,000 people are expected to fill Hammertown, the temporary village out in the Johnson Valley Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area. A mandatory

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REPUBLICANS OFFER ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

The winner of an essay contest sponsored by the Morongo Basin Republicans can win hundreds of dollars toward a college scholarship. The essay topic is “What the U.S. Constitution Means to Me” and should reflect the applicant’s knowledge of the Constitution. The winning essay will win $300. and the opportunity

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GLADYS CAROL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION SUBMISSION IS OPEN

Applications are now being taken for the Gladys Carol Scholarship program. The scholarship is open to high school seniors, graduates, and undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in a full-time science, technology, engineering or math field of study. The scholarship, which is awarded based on merit and financial need,

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ANOTHER TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE

Just a day after a Twentynine Palms man was arrested for felony failure to yield, another Twentynine Palms man was arrested following a high-speed chase past homes and schools. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy tried to stop a vehicle, driven by Donald Cowart, 69, for driving 55 miles

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HEALTHCARE OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS TOMORROW

If you want to sign up for health insurance – and get help paying for it – you only have until Sunday to get it done. The health care marketplace’s annual open enrollment period closes January 31 and won’t reopen until the fall. If you don’t have insurance, there’s a

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YUCCA VALLEY BRAWL RESULTS IN ABORTED CHASE, ONE ARREST

A massive brawl in Yucca Valley Wednesday afternoon resulted in an arrest at gunpoint of a man who fled the scene and failed to yield to deputies. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, a construction worker at Sage Estates at the southern end of Sage Avenue called deputies about 2:30

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE

Deputies in Twentynine Palms arrested a Twentynine Palms man for felony evading. Millard said the deputy attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Stephen McCart, 37, for a routine traffic violation, at the corner of Adobe and Indian Trail about 4:10 p.m. McCart fled westbound on Indian Trail at speeds

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SHERIFF WARNS OF ARREST WARRANT SCAMS

Scam artists are still luring trusting area residents into parting with their hard-earned money. Reporter Ashton Henry says beware of the “Arrest Warrant” scam…

In this scam, con artists are taking advantage of technology that can change whatever is visible on Caller ID, and allow them to pose as the

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LANDERS MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Landers man was arrested Wednesday evening, accused of beating up his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a home in the 58400 block of Lorraine Road about 6 p.m. when a woman said Joseph Arevalo, 25, who had drunk two cases of beer, had hit

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF DEALING HEROIN

A Twentynine Palms man suspected of dealing drugs was arrested early Tuesday morning. About 2:30 a.m., a deputy stopped a vehicle near Sullivan Road and Pine Avenue for not having a rear license plate. During the traffic stop, the deputy determined that the driver, Michael Massey, 22, was in possession

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS ACCUSED OF SEX TRAFFICKING

Accused of operating a brothel and sex trafficking of a minor, two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested last week. According to the Sheriff’s Department, in June, deputies discovered a teen girl who had been abandoned in the desert in Twentynine Palms, and realized she had been the victim of sex

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