WARREN VALLEY WATERMASTER IN SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW

The Warren Valley Basin Watermaster Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday. The Watermaster Board will be asked to approve the 2013-14 annual report. According to a preview of the annual report, the amount of water withdrawn from the Warren Valley Basin during the water year 2012-13 declined slightly, by

…View Full Story…

SPRING BLOOMS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

With the approach of spring comes a promise of color in the desert. Ranger Pam Tripp welcome spring blooms… A sprinkling of spring blooms has begun in the south end of the park, along with a few Joshua Trees and other blooms in the north. Scattered areas are alive with

…View Full Story…

MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting on Monday March 10 features two action items. One will be on Recommendations for enhancing access to and transparency of Land Use Services application review process for Renewable Energy Generation Facilities. The other is a Resolution in support of a citizens request that

…View Full Story…

WALK FOR LIFE

The 24th Annual Walk 4 Life, to benefit the Hi-Desert Pregnancy Clinic, is set for Saturday, March 15 at Brehm Sports Park in Yucca Valley. Registration for the fundraising walk is $5, $15 for a family of three or more. T-shirts and sweatshirts will be given to walkers who have

…View Full Story…

THEMES FOR 29 PALMS ART SHOWS

Artists are invited to submit artwork for three themed art exhibitions planned for the Twentynine Palms Visitors’ Center. “Desert Rocks! Life on the Faultline” will be shown in the visitor center’s gallery April 1 through June 27. Artists should bring in their art to the Visitor’s Center March 28. The

…View Full Story…

MONDAY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms boys’ tennis team will host Cathedral City at home. The Yucca Valley High School boys’ tennis team will host Banning at home. First serve for both schools is at 3:15.

SPRING FORWARD TONIGHT

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour tonight as we spring forward into Daylight Saving Time. And make sure to change the batteries in all your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and flashlights. Working smoke alarms are critical to helping save your life. If you installed the 10

…View Full Story…

SHADY ELMS UPDATE

On Thursday we reported that tenants at Shady Elms Mobile Home Park had been without water or electricity since a fire 8 days earlier had destroyed two trailers and a utility pole, and are still without electricity. On Thursday afternoon, state authorities condemned the park for human habitation, with a

…View Full Story…

DESERT GUILDS QUILT SHOW CONTINUES IN PALMS SPRINGS TODAY

“Quilting Seasons” is the theme for this year’s Desert Guilds’ Quilt Show, continuing in Palm Springs today, from 10 am to 4 pm. The show features 150 quilts made by members of three quilt guilds, including Cactus Sewables inYucca Valley, Coachella Valley, and Pass Patchers, from the Banning/Beaumont area. Other

…View Full Story…

THURSDAY ARRESTS

Two Joshua Tree residents were arrested in Thursday on warrants and other charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle about noon Thursday in the 62000 block of El Reposo Circle. During the investigation, the deputy discovered that Jason Brown, 31, had in his possession nunchuks, and

…View Full Story…

ROADWAY LITTER

Here’s one for you… Did you ever wonder exactly what kind of “footprint” you’re leaving on the planet? Managing editor Tami Roleff breaks down the decomposition of everyday trash… If you throw your “footprint-making” leather shoes out of the car window, they would take between 25 and 40 years to

…View Full Story…

TWO MEN WANTED ON FELONY WARRANTS RECOGNIZED AND ARRESTED

A sharp-eyed Sheriff’s deputy recognized two felons who were wanted on warrants and arrested them at a grocery store Wednesday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, Deputy Erdem Gorgolu was at the Twentynine Palms Stater Brothers store about 10 a.m. when he saw Joshua Rhodes, 25, of Twentynine Palms, who

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF STALKING

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday evening, accused of stalking a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jimmy Canez, 46, first approached the victim at a grocery store about two months ago and told her he knew her and knew where she lived. The woman told deputies she did

…View Full Story…

TWO CRASHES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, MARINE SEVERELY INJURED

A Marine was severely injured when he was thrown off his motorcycle yesterday morning, following another crash on Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, Jean Saylors, 22, was driving northbound on Adobe Road toward the main gate of the Combat Center about 6:30 a.m. when,

…View Full Story…

SCHOOL BOARD GETS UPBEAT BUDGET REPORT

On the whole, there was a more upbeat tone to the MUSD Budget Report than has been the case in recent years. Reporter Dan Stork attended a workshop session on the subject, and lists some ups and downs… In a workshop study session preceding the regular meeting of the Morongo

…View Full Story…

SPRING FORWARD WHEN YOU GO TO BED SATURDAY NIGHT

Spring forward, fall back. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night before you go to bed as we spring forward into Daylight Saving Time. And with the time change, your local fire stations remind you to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide

…View Full Story…

COURT RULING BLOCKS JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL, FOR NOW

It ain’t over ’til it’s over. The effort to build a Dollar General retail store in Joshua tree has been halted—at least for now—by a San Bernardino County court. Reporter Dan Stork explains what the judge agreed with, and what he didn’t… According to court minutes released Tuesday morning, Judge

…View Full Story…

MARINE KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SHOOTING IDENTIFIED

The County Coroner’s office has identified the victim of Sunday night’s shooting in Twentynine Palms. Marine Corporal Steven Kohus, 26, was a motor transport mechanic attached to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. The Marine accused of killing Kohus, Brock Myers, 22, is a motor transport operator with 1/7. On Sunday,

…View Full Story…

WE REVIEW THE FARNDALE COMEDY AT THEATRE 29

The hilarious “Farndale” comedy opened last weekend at Theater 29 and runs through March 29. Managing Editor Tami Roleff offers this review of the comedy… How do you review a play that’s SUPPOSED to be badly acted? In Theatre 29’s current production, the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR THEIR YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

Joshua Tree National Park is taking applications again this year for its Youth Conservation Corps program. Youth between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to apply for this intensive, hands-on work experience. Proposed projects include trail construction and maintenance, habitat improvement, and resource restoration. Corps members work 7

…View Full Story…