FIRST TWO HOMES NAME FOR REACH OUT’S PARADE OF HOMES

The 11th Annual Parade of Homes organized by Reach Out Morongo Basin announces two homes on this year’s parade route and seeks one final Joshua Tree home to complete the lineup. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with all the details… The largest fundraiser of the year for Reach Out Morongo is

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VFW TAKING THE WEEKEND OFF

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post is taking the weekend off, but don’t forget Taco Wednesday on New Year’s Eve from 11 to 1.

A SHERIFF’S WARNING ABOUT THE LEGAL USE OF OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

Many people are traveling to the Hi-Desert to go off-roading in our desert this weekend. Reporter Diana Jones says the Sheriff’s department will be out there too… The Sheriff’s Department has a reminder; many off highway vehicle riders will be out riding in our desert during the holidays. The Sheriff’s

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, December 27, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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YUCCA VALLEY ELKS LODGE STATUE STOLEN, RECOVERED IN RANCHO CUCAMONGA

Three men were arrested last week following an investigation into the theft of large plaques and bronze statues—including the elk from the Yucca Valley Elks lodge—over the last several months. According to a Rancho Cucamonga police press release, deputies served a search warrant on homes in Claremont and Rancho Cucamonga

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MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY WITH STOLEN CAR

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested in Yucca Valley yesterday, after he was found with a stolen car. According to a sheriff’s report, a man called the Sheriff’s Department about 8 a.m. Tuesday morning to report that he saw his car—which had been stolen in Desert Hot Springs—in the

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MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS ABOUT THE LANDERS SOLAR FIELD

Following a meeting with representatives from sPower, the company that wants to build a solar field on 35 acres in Landers, a group of Landers residents collected enough money to file an appeal of the solar project permit granted by the county. The residents’ appeal was filed with the county

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CHP OUT ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR THE HOLIDAY

A lot of people will be traveling during the holiday, which means the California Highway Patrol will conduct a maximum enforcement period. From 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 24, through midnight Sunday, December 28, all available officers will be out on the roads for enhanced enforcement efforts, and helping motorists wherever

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A SHERIFF’S WARNING ABOUT THE LEGAL USE OF OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

The Sheriff’s Department has a reminder; many off highway vehicle riders will be out riding in our desert during the holidays. The Sheriff’s Department will have OHV patrol units out meeting with riders and campers, educating them and issuing citations if needed. Riders need to obey all local, state, and

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31ST ANNUAL TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS TOMORROW

Tomorrow is Christmas, which means the annual Tender Loving Christmas in Yucca Valley. Reporter Caitlin Logan has your invitation… There are many of us who spend holidays alone for one reason or another, and those who cannot afford to celebrate. If you or someone you know is shut in, attend

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SEX OFFENDER FOUND OUT OF COMPLIANCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A registered sex offender was taken into custody at his Twentynine Palms home Monday. The Sheriff’s Department said Deputies Dominick and Casey received information that Joseph Bickel, 34, a convicted sex offender from Missouri, had been living in the city of Twentynine Palms for a couple months and had not

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REACH OUT IS LOOKING FOR SENIORS WHO NEED HELP

Reach out Morongo Basin is linking Marines up with area seniors who can use a little help. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up to be part of this unique program… Reach Out Morongo Basin is seeking senior and disabled persons needing home repairs or yard work for

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COMMISSIONERS SOUGHT BY THE TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY

Applications are now being accepted for open seats on the Yucca Valley Planning Commission and the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Commission. Commissioners are appointed by the Town Council, and typically serve four-year terms. Planning commission meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The City of Twentynine Palms will be closed through January 4. All city offices will re-open at 7 a.m. January 5.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District offices will be closed today (December 24) and Christmas Day, and next week, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The grounds will remain open sunrise to sunset.

12-YEAR-OLD YUCCA MESA GIRL GETS THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER

Santa arrives at Abigail’s house in Yucca Mesa

With lights and sirens, Santa and Mrs. Claus, accompanied by dozens of law enforcement and fire personnel, and members of a charitable foundation, arrived at a home in Yucca Mesa Tuesday afternoon, to help make tomorrow the best Christmas ever for

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TRASH PICK UP FOR TOMORROW DELAYED

Burrtec Waste and Recycling Services will be closed on Christmas, December 25, and New Year’s Day, January 1. Waste and recycling collection will be delayed by one day for both weeks.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports on Friday, the Twentynine Palms High School boys basketball team will travel away to play in the San Diego Tournament through December 30.

YUCCA VALLEY MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN ONAGA TRAIL CRASH

A motorcycle rider suffered major injuries to his leg yesterday when he was hit by a car in Yucca Valley. Shortly before 11 a.m., a man driving a Ford Fusion eastbound on Onaga Trail—who was not identified by the Sheriff’s Department—pulled over to the south shoulder of the road. After

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NEWLYWED ARRESTED FOR FELONY SPOUSAL ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man who’s been married for just a week was arrested Saturday, accused of fighting with his new wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Guy Evans, 43, of the 74700 block of Sunset Drive, and his wife, were arguing most of the day over their marriage. The woman

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