JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING 9-1-1 AND MAKING THREATS

A Joshua Tree man who consistently abused the 9-1-1 emergency phone number was arrested Saturday morning. According to Sheriff’s Detective Corey Emon, Joshua Dunn, 37, had been calling and texting 911 numerous times a day since November 28, and was verbally abusive to dispatchers. Despite being warned that misusing 911

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3.3 EARTHQUAKE THIS MORNING CENTERED IN MORONGO VALLEY

A minor earthquake occurred at 6:06 a.m. this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says the the magnitude 3.3 event occurred five miles west-northwest of Morongo Valley at a depth of six miles. The quake was 14 miles west-southwest of Yucca Valley. It was felt widely in the region and as

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EARLY MORNING DUMPSTER FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE

Joshua Tree firefighters were called to a small dumpster fire at the Joshua Mobile Estates in the 62400 block of 29 Palms Highway just after 7 this morning. The fire was quickly extinguished.

The dumpster fire at the Joshua Mobile Estates was out within minutes, thanks to quick work

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY AND WATER MEET TONIGHT ON FIRE DEPARTMENT TRANSFER

The Twentynine Palms City Council and Water District Board will meet together in a joint special meeting for both tonight. Reporter David Haldane says the two agencies will look at what needs to be done to ease the transfer of the fire department to the county… The Twentynine Palms City

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING ON COMPETING DESERT PROTECTION BILLS

The Yucca Valley Town Council has called a special meeting for tonight (Monday, December 7), to approve a resolution in support of either Congressman Paul Cook’s California Minerals, Off-Road Recreation, and Desert conservation act, or Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Wilderness, Wild and Scenic Rivers, National Park and Preserve Additions in the

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REMEMBRANCE SERVICE AT WIEFEL'S MORTUARY IN YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY

A holiday remembrance service will be held this Friday at the Yucca Valley Wiefel’s Mortuary. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… The Second Annual Holiday Remembrance service to honor loved ones who have died will be held Friday, December 11, at Wiefels Mortuary in Yucca Valley. Families and friends

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB LOOKING FOR A TEEN DIRECTOR

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert is seeking a new teen director, working 25 hours per week beginning January 4. Experience working with youth, especially teens, is desired. Applicants must be caring, goal-oriented, and able to multitask. Food handler’s license and CPR/First-Aid training is a plus, and will

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TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE HOSTS ADULT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT SATURDAY

The Tri-Valley Little League will host a co-ed softball tournament for adults, 18 and over this Saturday, December 12. The Winter Classic Tournament is one pitch, double elimination at the Tri-Valley Little League fields on Little League Drive in Yucca Valley. The games will start at 9 a.m. The tournament

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TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS TO OFFER HOLIDAY MEAL CHRISTMAS DAY

The annual Tender Loving Christmas event is set for Christmas Day in Yucca Valley. Reporter David Knutson explains… Every year, Tender Loving Christmas hosts a holiday meal for those who found themselves alone or not with those they want to celebrate Christmas with. For 32 years now, TLC has provided

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR MUSIC VIDEO FILMING IN WONDER VALLEY NEXT WEEK

A Los Angles-based film company is looking for locals to appear in three music videos. Unpaid volunteers are sought to play patrons in a bar for videos featuring the crooner John Isaac Watters. Director Tony Nikolchev is looking for men and women, 30 years and older up to senior citizens

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SILENT AUCTION TO BENEFIT FEATHERS ‘N FUR WILDLIFE REHAB

A silent auction event this Friday will benefit a local animal rehabilitation group. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to help Feathers ‘N’ Fur… Feathers ‘n Fur Wildlife Rehab will hold a silent auction fund-raiser to benefit the non-profit animal rescue organization. Some of the items in the auction include

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Thursday, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball team raised its record to 2 and 1 with a win over the Beaumont Cougars at the West Valley tournament by the score of 50 to 26. Leading scorers for the Wildcats were Lindsey Scamman with 16 points, Tatiyanna Mackall with 11

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CACTUS SEWABLE QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

The annual Christmas potluck party and general meeting of the Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will take place on December 7, 2015, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, 57098 29 Palms Hwy. Doors open at 12:30 pm and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 pm.

LOW-COST ANIMAL SERVICES OFFERRED LOCALLY IN DECEMBER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in December for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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FOOD DRIVE FOR ANIMALS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS SHELTER

The Twentynine Palms animal shelter is holding a food drive for animals during the month of December. Starting today and running through December 31, donations of dry and canned dog and cat food and treat will be accepted at the animal shelter as well as at VCA Animal Hospital and

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PLAN YOUR VISIT TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ONLINE

If you’re planning a trip to the Joshua Tree National Park you can do it online. Here’s Park Ranger Pam Tripp to tell you how…

Today’s social media sites allow us to look up and even discuss the latest trends and current events, while gathering information on our personal interests.

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WIEFEL’S TO HOLD REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

A remembrance service is planned at Wiefel’s Mortuary. Managing editor Tammi Rolloff has more… The Second Annual Holiday Remembrance service to honor loved ones who have died will be held Friday, December 11, at Wiefels Mortuary in Yucca Valley. Families and friends who wish to remember their loved ones are

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, December 11, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will enjoy a presentation by members of the Yucca Valley High School Band, under the direction of Bill Barrett. Lunch will be provided at a cost

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SOME HOPE FOR THE END TO THE SAGA OF THE BELEAGUERED TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a joint meeting with the Twentynine Palms Water District Monday, December 7, to work out an agreement on the future of the city’s fire department. The council members and the board of directors will attempt to finalize an agreement between the two agencies

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TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS NEEDS SALAD SPONSORS

Salad sponsors are needed for the Tender Loving Christmas party. Assignment reporter David Knudsen shares how you can help… Tender Loving Christmas Director Mara Cantelo is seeking salad sponsors for the TLC Christmas Day event at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Each year, 5,000 pounds of 22 different salads are

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