TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN WITH LENGTHY CRIMINAL RECORD ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms man with a lengthy criminal record was arrested again Wednesday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, Danny Rios, 32, was in the area of Two Mile Road and Bagley Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 9 a.m. Wednesday. When he saw a deputy patrolling, Rios hopped a fence

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER TRASHING HIS HOUSE IN DOMESTIC DISPUTE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly destroyed his house during a fight with his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Pernell Jones, 24, became angry over the balance in the couple’s account at the bank. The report states that when Jones returned home, he broke

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YOU ARE INVITED TO MEET AND GREET CONGRESSMAN COOK THIS MONDAY

Come say hello to your Congressman. Dan Stork says it’s time to meet and greet Paul Cook… Congressman Paul Cook is having a “Meet and Greet” event in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, on Monday evening December 16, from 5:30 to 7:30. If you are interested

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS COMMERCIAL SOLAR MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council plans to continue the discussion of large-scale, commercial solar projects at its next meeting, Monday, December 16. Dawn Rowe, an aide to Congressman Paul Cook, plans to be at the meeting and will be able to answer questions about the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Recreation Area.

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DEAL MADE TO SAVE MOST OF JOHNSON VALLEY OFF-ROAD AREA

A deal has been made to preserve most of the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) area while still allowing the Marines to conduct exercises in the area. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 would preserve about 100,000 acres of Johnson Valley while allowing the Marines to expand the Twentynine

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL GETS SOME GOOD BUDGET NEWS

The Yucca valley Town Council heard some good budgetary news at their Tuesday meeting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff gets out her calculator… The Yucca Valley Town Council received some good news about its budget at its meeting Tuesday night. Revenue exceeded the final budget by more than $600,000, and expenditures

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CORONER IDENTIFIES WOMAN KILLED DURING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT MONDAY NIGHT

The County coroner has released the name of the woman who was killed during a high-speed pursuit Monday night. Deputies had attempted to stop Janice Richardson, 55, of Yucca Valley, about 9:20 Monday night for reckless driving near Palm Drive and Highway 62, when she fled through residential neighborhoods, driving

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NEW CEO/ADMINISTRATOR NAMED AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

At an Emergency meeting yesterday, the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board announced the new hospital CEO Administrator. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the new hospital boss is a familiar face… Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors has named a new chief executive officer. Following a closed session meeting late yesterday afternoon, the

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LOCAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets this Saturday morning at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and a $10 full breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the regular meeting begins at 10 a.m. On the agenda is a brief review of the year, followed

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MORE ON A FATAL CRASH AFTER 130-MPH PURSUIT MONDAY NIGHT

More information today on a fatal crash on the Morongo Grade Monday night. At about 9:20 p.m., the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Yucca Valley Station attempted to stop a 1994 Toyota Camry for reckless driving in Yucca Valley, near Palm Avenue and Highway 62. The vehicle, occupied by a 55-year

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YUCCA VALLEY TRAFFIC OFFICERS FOCUSING ON SPEED ON HANFORD AVENUE

This week, traffic enforcement officers in Yucca Valley will focus on speeding and other violations on Hanford Avenue between Yucca Trail and Highway 62. 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 construction

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS “STATE OF THE TOWN” FROM OUTGOING MAYOR ABEL

The Yucca Valley Town Council got a “State of the Town” briefing last night from outgoing Mayor Merle Abel. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and has details… One of the last actions Mayor Merl Abel did at the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting last night, before he handed over

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL HEARS “STATE OF THE CITY,” DOG PARK LOCATIONS, AND MORE ON PRAYERS

After an electrically-charged preamble to the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting, a previously discussed issue was resurrected. The Council also reorganized itself and sniffed out locations for a dog park. Dan Stork has details… The chilly night led the Twentynine Palms City Council to make short work of a ribbon

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, December 12, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. Among the items on the consent agenda are treasurer, ridership, operations, administrative and financial reports. The board will also be asked to approve a

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WOMAN KILLED MONDAY NIGHT DURING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT ON MORONGO GRADE

A woman was killed during a high-speed pursuit on the Morongo Grade Monday evening. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, about 9:20 p.m., a deputy tried to stop a 1994 Toyota near Palm Avenue and Highway 62 in YuccaValley for reckless driving. The female driver refused to yield, and a

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MORONGO BASIN MAC ASKS COUNTY TO KEEP SOLAR MORATORIUM IN RURAL RESIDENTIAL

At last night’s regular meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, representatives approved a recommendation urging the County Board of Supervisors to keep in place the moratorium on new industrial-scale solar projects only in areas zoned for rural residential development. At its December 17 meeting, the Board of Supervisors

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, REORGANIZATION, RECORDS PURGE, COMMERCIAL SOLAR BAN

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight. After reorganization, they will look at a ban on commercial solar in the Town. In spite of a letter from some residents asking them to keep old records, they will look at purging them. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… Among

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: REORGANIZATION, STATE OF THE CITY, A DOG PARK

On the agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting tonight are three R’s: ribbon cutting, reorganization, and canine recreation. Dan Stork tells about those, and more… Preceding its regular meeting on December 10, the Twentynine Palms City Council will have a ribbon cutting at 5:30 at Bucklin Park for

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular Joshua Tree Clean Team pickup will be tomorrow morning at the Joshua Tree Library (at Park Boulevard and Highway 62). The volunteers will be cleaning up downtown Joshua Tree in preparation for the holidays. The team will start at 8 a.m. and work for one short hour.

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HOSPITAL BOARD TO HEAR FROM FIRM THAT MARKETS HOSPITALS

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets tonight. After a presentation by a company that sells hospitals, a board reorganization is set. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the rest of the agenda… Prior to tonight’s regular 6 p.m. meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board, directors convene a special 4:30 p.m. open

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