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COUNTY MOVING FORWARD ON SUNBURST ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

In a consent agenda item in its May 19 meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors gave the go-ahead on a road project in Joshua Tree. The Supervisors authorized staff to apply for a Caltrans grant to widen a major artery in Joshua Tree, and to build...
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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETS, USE REDUCTION, CONSERVATION, ALTA MIRA

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors meets in regular session at 7 p.m. tonight. Near the top of the agenda, the board will receive an update on the District’s chromium-6 compliance effort, next on the agenda, is a briefing on the state mandated 28 percent reduction in consumption,...
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WE REVIEW “BILOXI BLUES” AT ST. JOSEPH’S IN YUCCA VALLEY

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley opened their new play last weekend, “Biloxi Blues,” by Neil Simon. The second in the “Eugene Trilogy,” the play follows Eugene Jerome as he heads off to boot camp along with a diverse assortment of new soldiers, meets the hard-charging Sergeant Toomey, and...
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SUMMER YOUTH THEATER APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

Applications are now available for the 2015 Theatre 29 summer youth theater program. The program will run Monday through Friday, from July 6 through July 30, with four performances of “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” July 31 and August 1. The program will break into two age groups, “Juniors” (7-12 years...
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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TO HEAR CALTRANS HIGHWAY PLANS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board will get a look at Cal-Trans plans for State Route 62 tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the CSD’s agenda…

In the hour prior to tonight’s regular meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, Cal Trans will hold a public meeting to talk about plans for...
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HI-DESERT BEEKEEPERS MEETS TOMORROW

High Desert Beekeepers Association meets tomorrow, Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at the Nourishing Tree in Joshua Tree. Michael Shamhart will give a presentation on swarm capture and removals followed by questions and answers. You will quickly learn that there is more than one way to do anything with...
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LUCKIE PARK POOL OPEN FOR THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department has announced the only public swimming pool in Twentynine Palms will be open for business this weekend. The hours are from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The pool will then be open weekends only until June 11. After...
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MR. HOT SPOT COMPETITION BENEFITS TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK

Some light-hearted fun will raise some funds for the Twentynine Palms High School Yearbook. Reporter Cassie Zimarik invites you to “Mr. Hot Spot”…

If you’re looking to have a night of good food and entertainment, then you should consider the Twentynine Palms High School Hot Spot competition, sponsored by the Twentynine...
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47TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP NIGHT AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

The Yucca Valley High School 47th annual senior awards and scholarships program will be held tonight, Wednesday, May 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Yucca Valley High School seniors will be honored with numerous scholarships and awards. Representatives from many local organizations, clubs and businesses will award...
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SERVICES SET FOR STEVE TROVATO

Steven Trovato (former Stater Bros. manager and owner of Water Spout in Twentynine Palms) passed away May 12, at Desert Regional Medical Center. Steven Trovato is survived by his wife, three children, and his parents. Services for Steven Trovato will be held Saturday, May 30, at 12 noon at Weifels...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE HIT BY DUI HIT AND RUN DRIVER HAVE DIED

The two people critically injured in the suspected DUI crash in Joshua Tree Sunday evening have died. The Riverside County Coroner’s office has identified the victims as Dr. Lonnie Tiner, 80, and his wife, Patricia, 76, both of Twentynine Palms. They were pronounced dead at 11:45 and 11:35 Monday morning...
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ONE ARREST AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY NIGHT

A Joshua Tree man is in custody following a high-speed pursuit Monday night in Yucca Valley. According to Sergeant Jim Thornburg, about 10:30 p.m., a deputy patrolling near Church Street and Highway 62 heard a car’s tires squealing and attempted a traffic stop. The driver appeared to yield in a...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN VICTIM OF RENTAL SCAM

A Twentynine Palms renter is a victim twice over of a rental scam. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man rented a home in the 74000 block of Pinon Drive in Twentynine Palms. On Saturday, May 16, he returned home to find that the locks had been changed and all...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ARRESTED WITH MULTIPLE DRUGS

A Twentynine Palms High School student was arrested Friday for having multiple narcotics on the school campus. According to a Sheriff’s report, Principal Justin Monical contacted the Sheriff’s Department after learning that a student had narcotics at the school. Monical searched the student’s vehicle with the boy’s consent and found...
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YUCCA VALLEY MAN WITH DRUGS ARRESTED FOLLOWING PROBATION COMPLIANCE CHECK

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday afternoon following a probation compliance check at his residence. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 58500 block of Paxton Road about 11:45 to perform a probation compliance check on Michael DeShazo, 54. While there, deputies found methamphetamine...
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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE GRADUATION CEREMONIES THIS WEEK

Pinning ceremonies and graduations are set for Copper Mountain College this week. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the day and times…

Copper Mountain College will recognize this year’s vocational and registered nursing program classes during a pinning ceremony at 6 p.m. tomorrow evening in the Bell Center Gym. Pinning is...
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ONE MARINE KILLED, 21 INJURED IN HAWAII OSPREY ACCIDENT

Marine Corps officials say four Marines remain hospitalized—one in critical condition—following a fatal MV-22B Osprey accident in Hawaii on Sunday. Twenty-two Marines out of Camp Pendleton were aboard the tilt rotor aircraft when it experienced an onboard fire during a training exercise in Hawaii. The Osprey made a hard landing,...
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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education features more employee recognitions and several board policies. Reporter Dan Stork describes the agenda…

The 7 p.m. open session of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting begins with a presentation by Heather Possehl on the “Mural-in-a-Day” project...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING TONIGHT CANCELLED

The regular Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, at 6 p.m. will not be held. The next meeting of the Planning Commission will be held on Tuesday, June 2.

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REACH-OUT HOSTS “ASK THE PHARMACIST” TOMORROW

A special event tomorrow could literally save your life. Reporter Cassie Zimarik invites you to join Reach Out Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms to “Ask the Pharmacist”…

Reach Out Morongo Basin will be hosting a free “Ask The Pharmacist” event at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center on...
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