ONE-YEAR-OLD SURVIVES BEING WASHED AWAY IN JOSHUA TREE FLOODING

A one-year-old Joshua Tree boy miraculously survived after being swept away by flood water in Joshua Tree. The powerful flood Tuesday destroyed the family home, washed away the boy’s bedroom—and carried one-year-old Tristan away along with it. “We really thought that we lost him,” Tristan’s mother Ryan Scarcy said. A

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ROBS TWO ELDERLY VICTIMS AT KNIFEPOINT IN PALM SPRINGS

A Yucca Valley man who allegedly robbed two 80-something Palm Springs residents at knifepoint and stole their car, was behind bars in Joshua Tree Thursday. Daniel Volrich, 24, was arrested Wednesday at a Yucca Valley home for investigation of the crimes, which occurred August 26. The victims had left their

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STRAIGHT TALK ON THE DROUGHT FROM THE MOJAVE WATER AGENCY

The state is in a drought. The Mojave Water Agency will be giving a special event that will explain exactly what that means. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation…

California’s drought continues to dominate the headlines. New drought regulations are in effect and consumers are being asked to conserve every

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HIGHWAY PROJECT CONTINUES IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Yucca Valley highway project continues on Highway 62, between Apache Trail and Palm Avenue, and includes the construction of curb, gutter, sidewalks, raised median islands, and a traffic signal at Church Street. The sidewalk, curb and gutter, and handicap ramps on the north and south side of State Route

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MILITARY VETERANS URGED TO APPLY FOR NEW HOUSE

A special opportunity for military families! Applicants are being sought for a brand new home to be built in two days in Twentynine Palms. Managing Editor Tami Roleff urges local military families to sign up for this outstanding opportunity…

Military veterans, especially disabled vets, are encouraged to apply for a

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER MEETS TO DISCUSS TRADE SECRETS

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special closed session meeting at 10 a.m., Monday, September 22. The sole item on the agenda is listed as “trade secrets,” with an estimated date of disclosure Tuesday, September 23. The meeting will be held in the Helen Gray Education

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19TH ANNUAL CHARITY CAR SHOW TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

The classic cars will rumble into Yucca Valley’s Town Center Mall tomorrow for the 19th Annual Morongo Basin Old Car Club charity car show. The event kicks off tomorrow with a firefighters breakfast at 7 a.m., the car show starts at 9 a.m. with food and vendor booths, plus the

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KID ED-VENTURES AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca valley will be offering Kid Ed-Ventures! Reporter Taylor Thacker explains…

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is kicking off a brand new education program this September. Join the Hi-Desert Nature Museum on September 20, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for an hour-long program called Kid Ed-Ventures that gets

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans hosted the Lady Broncos from Banning on Thursday. The varsity team won 3-0. Coach Matt Jennings said outstanding players were senior Ashley Priest, with 11 kills, two blocks, 10 for 12 serving; senior Haley Rayburn with three kills, 10 for 11 serving; junior

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FATAL JOSHUA TREE FLASH FLOOD VICTIM IDENTIFIED

The coroner’s office has identified the man killed in a flash flood Tuesday as Karl Wyne, 66, of Joshua Tree. Wyne had operated a local electrical business for many years and had served on the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors. Bystanders told authorities that Wyne, who was driving

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A SPECIAL REPORT ON FLASH FLOODING AND SWIFT WATER RESCUES

Managing editor Tami Roleff joins us in part one of a two-part report about flash flooding and swift water rescues… As this week’s flash flooding in Joshua Tree demonstrated, fast-moving water can be extremely dangerous in the desert. “It does not take very much moving water at all, as little

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BODY FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE IDENTIFIED

The coroner’s office has identified the body found in the desert in Joshua Tree September 6 as Glenda Latino, 46, of Landers. According to a Sheriff’s report, Latino was last seen August 16 when she checked herself out of Hi-Desert Medical Center; she was reported missing August 21. Latino’s body

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INFORMATION CORRECTED ON MISSING ELDERLY JOSHUA TREE WOMAN

The Sheriff’s Department has corrected information about a missing woman who walked away from her car in Twentynine Palms last week. Monday, September 8, Nola Taylor, 85, was driven to her home in Joshua Tree from Desert Hospital in Palm Springs by her son; she did not drive herself home

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JOSHUA TREE MAN HELD AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday evening after his girlfriend said he refused to let her leave the residence. According to a Sheriff’s report, William Porter, 27, was fighting with a woman in the 3500 block of Porter Boulevard about 4:15 p.m. The report states the woman could be

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR MAKING TERRORIST THREATS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested late Tuesday night after his girlfriend said he threatened to kill her. According to a Sheriff’s report, dispatchers could hear a woman on an open phone line about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday night asking someone if he was going to shoot her. Later the woman

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CAST NAMED FOR “YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” AT THEATRE 29

“It’s Alive!” The hard working volunteers at Theatre 29 are currently in rehearsal for ready for their next show, the hilarious Broadway hit, “Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein.” Reporter Cassie Zimarik has the cast list… The cast of Theatre 29’s next production “Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein” has been announced! The show’s

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MORONGO VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS SENT TO THE KING FIRE

Four firefighters and a brush engine from Morongo Valley were sent to fight the King Fire in El Dorado County Tuesday afternoon. Fire Chief Jock Johnson said Captain Jeff Rarey, Engineer Christopher Palmer, Firefighter/Paramedic Richard Gilmartin, and Firefighter Jorge Partida were given less than 30 minutes to hit the road,

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BLOOD DRIVE AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Friday, September 19, at the Yucca Valley High School, 7600 Sage Avenue, from 8:30 to 2:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services offers donors a mini-physical and free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective

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HI-DESERT WATER WORKS OUT SEWER SYSTEM DETAILS

The Hi-Desert Water District Board met last night in regular session. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the meeting was to work out details of Yucca Valley’s sewer project… A change made by the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors at its meeting last night concerning the future sewer plant’s treatment

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MIXER TONIGHT KICKS OFF TWENTYNINE PALMS PIONEER DAYS

Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days is right around the corner and all the excitement kicks off tonight. The Historic Plaza will host the Pioneer Days mixer from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. this evening at the corner of Adobe Road and Two Mile Road in Twentynine Palms. Rally ’round this year’s

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