WOMEN’S HEALTH SYMPOSIUM ABOARD MARINE BASE NEXT WEEK

A women’s health symposium will take place January 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 1p.m. on the Combat Center in Bldg 1707. This symposium is by women for women. All women with base access are encouraged to attend and female leaders are asked to encourage female subordinates to attend. Guest speakers

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL BORROWS FROM BONDS FOR SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT

Despite opposition from Council Member Bob Leone, the Yucca Valley Town Council voted last night to borrow from its bond funds to fulfill its loan obligation to the developer of the Town’s senior housing project. Of the project’s nearly $18 million cost, about $2.9 million is a loan from the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION SAYS NO REASON TO PROHIBIT VACATION HOME RENTALS

Last night’s Twentynine Palms Planning Commission focused on allowing vacation home rentals in the city. Those who spoke were all in favor of allowing vacation homes, arguing that the city needs to offer a place to experience the beauty of Twentynine Palms. Speakers noted that vacation homes are a major

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FOUR MARINES HONORED FOR HEROISM IN COMBAT

Four Marines in 1ST Tanks Battalion at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center were honored for their heroism at a ceremony on the base Tuesday morning for their actions while deployed to Afghanistan. Two Marines received the Navy-Marine Corps Medal, the services’ second-highest non-combatant medal; one Marine was awarded a

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DOUBLE LOADED MORTAR IN NEVADA EXPLOSION THAT KILLED 7 MARINES

A newly released command investigation into the horrific mortar explosion last spring that killed seven Marines and wounded eight more concludes that the accident occurred when a Marine double-loaded rounds in a mortar tube. The March 18 explosion occurred while Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, out of

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YUCCA MESA FIRE FIGHTERS DELIVER A BABY

Yucca Mesa fire fighters delivered a baby yesterday. Due to patient privacy laws, few details are available, but the healthy baby girl was born at 12:09, moments after fire fighters arrived at the home about one mile from the fire station. Both mom and baby were then taken to Hi-Desert

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FAMILY OF 7 RESCUED FROM JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK LAST NIGHT

A family of seven, who were taking advantage of the free admittance to Joshua Tree National Park yesterday, got a little more excitement than they planned. According to Sheriff’s Corporal Steve Everhart, Steve and Tamara Funk and their five children, ages 3 to 8 years old, were hiking the Desert

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SQUATTER ARRESTED AGAIN FOR RESQUATTING

A woman who was arrested 10 days ago for squatting in an abandoned cabin was arrested again Sunday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, Shashatia Guthridge, 36, was arrested January 10 on suspicion of trespassing after she was found living in a cabin in the 71300 block of Winters Road

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a close look at the Council’s agenda….

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet at 6 p.m. tonight. Among the items on the consent agenda, the Council will be asked to reject a claim filed

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE BOTH ARRESTED AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested early Sunday morning after trying to beat each other up. Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Everhart said that about 4:30 Sunday morning, Vicki Nila, 53, of the 55600 block of Napa Road in Landers, called to report her boyfriend, Joshua Homotoff, 37, had punched her in

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FORMER YUCCA VALLEY MAN FACING MURDER CHARGES IN INDIO

A former Yucca Valley man who had been sought after being accused of shooting a man on his way to a party in Palm Desert more than two years ago is due in court this week after being found in Northern California. According to Riverside County Sheriff’s, William Oliver Sumpter

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JUDGE HEARS ARGUMENTS ON JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL LAWSUIT

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the Dollar General store in Joshua Tree had their day in court Friday. Reporter Dan Stork has the status of the legal wrangling… The Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance had its day in a San Bernardino court on Friday morning. David Fick, one of

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS MEN ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Sunday evening, accused of burglarizing and ransacking a neighbor’s home. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James, a military family living in a home in the 73200 block of Sunnyvale had their home burglarized about two weeks ago. Since then, the wife went to stay with

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AREA FIRE FIGHTERS HOME FROM FIGHTING LA-AREA FIRE

Fire fighters from two Morongo Basin stations who were sent to fight the Colby fire early Friday morning returned to the Morongo Basin Sunday afternoon. Brush engines from Station 41 in Yucca Valley and from the Morongo Valley Fire Department left about 2 a.m. Friday, and returned home about 2:30

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MINOR EARTHQUAKE RATTLES YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY

A minor earthquake centered in Yucca Valley hit shortly before 8:25 pm on Friday evening. Preliminary reports measured the quake with a magnitude of 3.0, with the center located about in the desert between Grand Avenue and San Andreas Road.

AN INTERVIEW WITH A MISS YUCCA VALLEY CONTESTANT

Today we begin our series of interviews with the ten contestants for Miss Yucca Valley. The girls are all high school juniors and have interviewed a local woman. The Miss Yucca Valley pageant will be held Saturday, February 1, in the Joshua Springs Christian School’s Thunder Dome. Today we’re talking

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CAMPFIRE SAFETY

With the example of the Colby fire very much in mind, campers need to use appropriate fuel for their fires. Ranger Pam Tripp has firewood advice…

Whenever camping, one of the main events of a good camping trip is the campfire. There is nothing like the smell of campfire smoke

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ALTA MIRA FIELD TRIP

The Land Use Committee of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council is having a field trip on Monday. The committee will inspect the area for the proposed 248 house gated community – the Alta Mira Project — in Joshua Tree. The meeting place will be on Alta Loma Drive, just

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“ON GOLDEN POND” CAST FOR ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS

The cast has been selected and rehearsals have begun for the St. Joseph’s Players production of the classic comedy/drama “On Golden Pond,” which is scheduled to open on Friday, February 21, and play through Sunday, March 16, in the Rusack Parish Hall at the St. Joseph of Arimathea Church, 56312

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REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE EXHIBIT

The annual and always inventive “Reduce, Reuse, Recyle” art exhibit opens soon. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation…

As part of the Town of Yucca Valley’s annual Earth Day celebration, local residents are invited to the Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” art exhibition on display January 25 through April

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