HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School track team will travel to Covina. The meet starts at 8 a.m.

Also tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan swim team will travel to Hemet to participate in the Hemet Invitational Meet.

HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT GETS PRELIMINARY PROPERTY OWNER COSTS FOR SEWER SYSTEM

At its meeting last night, the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors received a preliminary estimate for four options for property tax assessments facing property owners in the three phases of the proposed sewer project. The board will also be faced with the decision of using a contractor who can

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CAR FIRE EARLY THIS MORNING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS APARTMENT COMPLEX

Twentynine Palms fire fighters were called to a car fire in the early morning hours today. According to Fire Chief Jim Thompson, about 3:30 a.m., a fire started burning a Chevy Malibu under a metal carport at an apartment complex in the 6300 block of Bagley Avenue. A Mitsubishi Eclipse

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF CRIMINAL NEGLECT OF HIS MOTHER

A Morongo Valley man was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of severely neglecting his elderly mother. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, Neville Chung, 58, and his sister brought their 93-year-old mother to the emergency room at Hi-Desert Medical Center about 9 p.m. Monday night because she was unresponsive. After

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ALMOST 100 ATTEND JOSHUA TREE LAND USE MEETING

A full house was on hand last night as the County hosted a meeting about Land Use Issues in Joshua Tree. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report……

Nearly 100 people turned out for last night’s County-sponsored Community Open House in Joshua Tree. The meeting was a follow-up

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PROTEST AGAINST COMMERCIAL SOLAR SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

Opponents of big solar are planning a protest Saturday afternoon in Joshua Tree. Opponents cite the threat to desert vistas, the demand on local water supplies, and the negative impact on tourism. The protest was originally conceived by members of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club, but was expanded to include

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER HOSTS FIRE DEPARTMENT WORKSHOP SATURDAY

A meeting Saturday will discuss the future of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department. Reporter Taylor Thacker has more on the important workshop…

The Twentynine Palms Fire Department will hold a special workshop on Saturday, March 29,to decide the future of the Fire Department. The meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m.

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INVESTIGATORS HAVE MORE ON TWO OHV CRASHES LAST WEEKEND

The CHP has released details of two off-highway vehicle crashes last weekend. Sunday, at 11:40 a.m., Gene Ciampa, 34, of Joshua Tree, was driving a 1976 dune buggy westbound in the open desert on BLM land east of Coyote Lake dry lake bed. Ciampa and passenger, Alisabeth Girten, 35, also

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DOOLITTLE HOME IN JOSHUA TREE SOLD

Earlier this year, we reported that the spectacular and unique Doolittle home in Joshua Tree was up for sale. Dan Stork says, you’ve missed your chance…

At the end of January, it became know that the home of artist Beverly Doolittle and her husband Jay was on the market, priced

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT NAMED FOR COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP

A Yucca Valley High School senior has been named the recipient of Copper Mountain College’s 2014 Greenleaf Scholarship. Timothy Hesse of Joshua Tree was chosen to receive the all-inclusive scholarship, which pays tuition, books, fees, and living expenses while he is a student at Copper Mountain College. The scholarship will

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LOCAL AUTHOR SIGNING BOOKS AT RAVEN’S IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

A local resident will be meeting and greeting and signing her latest book at Raven’s in Twentynine Palms Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation…..

First-time author and Twentynine Palms resident Kimberlee Fletcher will hold a book signing of her young adult novel, Liberty: Changing Leads, Saturday. Liberty: Changing

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ELEGANT JUNQUE SALE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY SATURDAY

The Elegant Junque Sale returns to Twentynine Palms Art Gallery this Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The annual fund-raising sale will be held on the gallery patio and will feature great bargains and treasures from the homes and studios of Twentynine Palms Artists Guild members, gallery

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BROADWAY MUSICAL PARODY HELD OVER FOR FRIDAY NIGHT

A holdover performance by the Twentynine Palms High School Theater Department, reporter, and performer Taylor Thacker has more…

Due to popular demand, the fantastically funny Twentynine Palms Musical, Forbidden Broadway, has been extended. The extra show is scheduled for Friday, March 28, and will take place in the Twentynine Palms

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1993 GRADUATE NAMED TO YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME

A 1993 graduate of Yucca Valley High School will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame June 1. Jeb Dougherty was a stand-out athlete at Yucca Valley High School in football and baseball, and earned All-CIF and All-State honors. Doughtery attended the University of San Diego where he garnered

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56TH ANNUAL TWENTYNINE PALMS BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT THIS WEEKEND

This weekend will mark the 56th annual Twentynine Palms Boys basketball tournament. Fourth through eighth-grade teams from all over the region will be playing Friday through Sunday at Twentynine Palms Junior and Senior High Schools and at the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College. A list of first games for

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School golf team will host Xavier Prep at home. Tee off is at 2:45 p.m.

COUNTY FIRE SAYS HIGH WINDS BRING FIRE DANGER

With the high winds blowing through the Morongo Basin today, the San Bernardino County Fire Department reminds residents to be smart and safe about open flames. The high winds and low humidity result in a high fire potential, and the County suspends all burn permits when there is a high

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL REOPENS THE DISCUSSION ON VACATION HOME RENTALS

The process was so nice, they’re doing it twice—reopening the public discussion of vacation home rentals that Twentynine Palms pursued for 16 months in 2009 and 2010. Reporter Dan Stork says that the City Council talked about sculpture and archaeology, too…

As Interim Development Director Matt McCleary explained to the

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COUNTY HOSTS MEETING ABOUT JOSHUA TREE LAND USE TONIGHT

The County will hold a second Joshua Tree community meeting tonight. Topics will include the desired character of the community of Joshua Tree, environmental concerns, renewable energy, transportation, bike and pedestrian facilities, tourism, housing, and incorporation. The community is invited to participate from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March

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COUNTY FIRE PROMOTES DAN MUNSEY TO HIGH DESERT DIVISION CHIEF

County Fire Battalion Chief Dan Munsey of Yucca Valley, who serves as a Hi-Desert Water District Board member, was appointed as the High Desert Division Chief Saturday.

The High Desert Division ranges from the Inyo County line in the north, to the Nevada state line to the east, south

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