TWO HELD AFTER ALLEGED GUN THREAT IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested Friday afternoon after another man said they threatened him with a gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, Mario Rabanales, 32, and Joey Arredondo, 21, went to a home in the 6400 block of Goleta Avenue in Yucca Valley shortly before 3:30 p.m. and confronted

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WONDER VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF CAR THEFT

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of stealing his ex-girlfriend’s car. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman in the 80700 block of Mesa Drive in Wonder Valley called the Sheriff’s Department about 6:45 p.m. Friday to say she saw her ex-partner, Christopher Daly, 56, take her vehicle

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO GET AN UPDATE ON FIRE STAFFING

The featured informational presentation at the Morongo Basin MAC meeting on May 12 is on fire staffing. Dan Stork has the full agenda…

At this month’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, Battalion Chief Steve Lasiter will give a guest presentation on County Fire staffing levels. There will

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BEREAVEMENT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

A bereavement support group that meets twice a month meets tomorrow to help those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The free meetings provide a safe and comfortable setting to help heal and recover after a loved one’s death. Gloria Beatle, a hospice social worker with the

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CHP TO OFFER “START SMART DRIVING” CLASS TOMORROW

The CHP will offer a free “Start Smart” class tomorrow evening. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to enroll…..

Teen drivers are at great risk of collisions, but with the proper amount of control and focus, tragedies can be avoided. The Morongo Basin Area of the California Highway Patrol will

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YUCCA VALLEY 4TH OF JULY VENDORS SOUGHT

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley is seeking vendors for its upcoming 4thof July community fair, on Friday, July 4, 2014 at the Brehm Youth Park from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Vendors can reserve a 10-by-10 foot booth space for only $25. Vendors must provide their own tables, chairs

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SPARSE TURNOUT FOR YUCCA VALLEY BUDGET WORKSHOP

Suppose the Town threw a budget party and no one showed up. That is almost what happened Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was among the very few who did show up, and files this report……

Despite the lure of donuts and snacks, only 10 residents showed up Saturday for a

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SCAT, TRACKS AND ANIMAL FACTS AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM WEDNESDAY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society has announced it has a new speaker for its Wednesday night lecture, May 14. Carolyn Mead is a docent and past Director of Environmental Education Development at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. Mead will discuss “Scat, Tracks, and Animal Facts,” 5:30 p.m. at the Hi-Desert

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL THEATER COMPANY TO OPEN “HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL” WEDNESDAY

The Yucca Valley High School Theater Company is ready to put on its spring production. Reporter Dan Stork says get in line for “High School Musical”…

This spring’s high school musical at Yucca Valley High is: “High School Musical,” the wildly popular Disney musical. Directed by Scott Phillips, with musical

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan baseball and softball teams will host the Big Bear Bears at home. First pitch is at 3:15 p.m.

 

The Twentynine Palms High School baseball and softball teams will host the Shadow Hill Knights of Indio at

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TWO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RANGERS GET AWARD FOR VALOR

Two Joshua Tree National Park rangers were presented with a prestigious award for valor by the Department of the Interior at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. yesterday. Danielle Sandoval and Jeremie Johnston were members of a trail crew working near Covington Flats in the park in July 2011 when they

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WOMAN HIKER RESCUED AT 49 PALMS OASIS THURSDAY

Twentynine Palms fire fighters rescued a woman hiking near 49 Palms Oasis in Twentynine Palms yesterday. Shortly before 3:30, the Twentynine Palms Fire Department was called to the popular hiking trail for a report that a woman was passing out and possibly unconscious.

Fire fighters met with park

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HOUSE FIRE IN LANDERS THURSDAY

Landers residents were surprised to see fire engines in their yard when they returned home after a short trip to town yesterday. According to County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard, fire fighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree were called to a house fire in the 5200 block of

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BEHAVIORAL SERVICES FOR YOUNG ADULTS AVAILABLE

Help for those coping with behavioral problems is available locally. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to go for help… Therapeutic Behavioral Services is designed to provide help and support to children and young adults, up to age 21, who exhibit moderate to severe behavioral problems. Clients learn coping

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CLEAN-UP DAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

A Twentynine Palms Cleanup Day is set for Saturday, May 10, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Community Services Center parking lot across from Luckie Park. Items that will be accepted, free of charge, at the drop-off site include household trash in bags (no garbage), scrap metal, appliances, tires

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LOCAL LETTER CARRIERS COLLECTING FOOD

On Saturday, letter carriers across the Morongo Basin will be collecting food for families in need. Collect and bag non-perishable food items like canned meats, soups, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, and rice. Place the bag of food by your mail box Saturday for your mail carrier to deliver

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TALES OF THE PACIFIC CREST AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Five months. Alone. Jamie Haney did it. Reporter Dan Stork says she’ll tell you about at the Joshua Tree Library… Jamie Haney will share stories of her epic 2,600 plus mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. She’ll bring her backpack and present images of

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS TO SELECT NEW OFFICERS

New officer elections top the agenda when the Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets this Saturday in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and a $10 full breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the meeting begins at 10 a.m. Following nominations and a vote, the Club will consider revisions to their constitution and bylaws, hear

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ART CLASSES OFFERED AT TWENTYINE PALMS ART GALLERY

The Twentynine Palms Artists Guild is offering art classes this month. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her palette… The Twentynine Palms Artists’ Guild continues its art education program this spring with three exciting art classes in May for youth and adults. A Young Artists class for ages 6 to 17

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WATER-THEMED ART SOUGHT AT HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT

All artists from the Morongo Basin are invited to submit an artwork for a water-themed show at the Hi-Desert Water District in Yucca Valley. Turn-in for entries is May 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Water District’s lobby. All art must reflect the theme of Water-Water, and must

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