65TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAY PARADE TOMORROW MORNING

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce 65th Annual Grubstake Days parade will take place on Saturday, May 23, of Memorial Day Weekend,. The grand marshal for this year’s parade is the United States Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. This year’s theme is “Patriotic Parade: Celebrating the Past, Present and

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MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVATIONS IN JOSHUA TREE AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Joshua Tree Memorial Park will observe Memorial Day with an official military ceremony Monday, May 25. The event begins at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a free community barbecue with kids’ games, a bounce house, and vendors. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on the grass

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CALTRANS TO REVISIT JOSHUA TREE SPEED LIMIT SIGNS

One year ago, CalTrans altered the speed limits coming into Joshua Tree from both directions on Route 62, perplexing many locals who thought the change from a gradual slowdown in 10 mile per hour increments to an abrupt 20 mile per hour change was unsafe, even with a warning. Reporter

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YUCCA VALLEY TRIPLE MURDER TO BE FEATURED ON TV SHOW

A Yucca Valley triple homicide will be featured Sunday on a television show about couples who murder. In January 2004, Jimmy Dale Kelly and Kimberly Michaud went to a home on Joshua View Drive in Yucca Valley to rob Patty Crevoisier, 44, and ended up murdering her and two men—William

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JOSHUA TREE MAN HELD AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday, accused of punching his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called deputies about 10 p.m. to say Jay Tchakerian, 24, was drinking and punched her in the face. She said he then left the residence in the 62400 block of 29

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HEAVY TRAFFIC EXPECTED ON HIGHWAYS

It is a three-day holiday weekend and the regional thoroughfares will be full of holiday travelers. Managing Editor Tami Roleff reminds you to be careful out there… Memorial Day weekend is traditionally one of the heaviest travel times in the Inland Empire region. CalTrans is expecting lengthy delays on some

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MEMORIAL DAY CLOSURES

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pick up by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD IN BUSY MEETING WEDNESDAY NIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD had a wide-ranging meeting Wednesday night. Reporter Dan Stork says they addressed the budget, the CalFire tax, a director’s complaint, change of meeting date, a threatening state bill, and heard a goodbye preview from a longtime director… Budget The Morongo Valley Community Services District Board of

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, May 23. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 9 p.m. and end about 1:30 a.m. After observing the moon and Jupiter, attention will turn to Saturn and its moons and rings. Bring water, snacks, chairs, and

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“BILOXI BLUES” AT ST. JOSEPH’S THIS WEEKEND

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley opened “Biloxi Blues” last Friday night with a gala fundraiser benefiting two charities: The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and the Gladys Carol Scholarship Program. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares the fundraiser’s success… The “Biloxi Blues” audience arrived last Friday night and enjoyed

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NO FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will not be serving dinner tonight. The Sunday breakfast is pancakes, eggs, quesadillas and omelets from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCE TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight at 55946 Yucca Trail. Brent Lively will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Lines will be cued from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. and between tips. For further information contact

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FIVE CHURCH CONGREGATIONS MEET TOGETHER SUNDAY

Five congregations will meet Sunday for Pentecostal services at Knott’s Sky Park in Twentynine Palms. The service will start at 9:30 a.m., and will be followed by a potluck, so bring a dish to share and your own dishes and utensils. Participating in the services are congregations from St. Martin’s

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JOSHUA TREE TREENIAL UNFOLDS THIS WEEKEND

A new art event is coming to Joshua Tree at the end of May. Reporter Dan Stork points the way to the Joshua Treenial… BoxoPROJECTS has announced the inaugural Joshua Treenial. This is an international art event whose focus and locus is Joshua Tree, and surrounding areas. Featuring installation and

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CIF FIRST-ROUND WIN FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans Softball Team defeated Desert Christian Academy in round one of CIF play, 7-1, in seven innings. Coach Dennis Priest said freshman Jaqueline Bolha gets the win in the circle, throwing a two-hit, three-walk complete game. The hot bats of Sierra Scali, Savanna Fowlkes,

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MEMORIAL SERVICES SET FOR DUI VICTIMS LONNIE AND PAT TINER

A Memorial service for the victims of a Sunday night DUI hit-and-run in Joshua Tree has been set. The family of Lonnie and Pat Tiner said the service will be Saturday, May 30, at 10:00 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Twentynine Palms. Granddaughter Keliana Tiner thanked the community

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CALTRANS HEARS FROM MORONGO VALLEY RESIDENTS ABOUT HIGHWAY 62

A modestly-sized, but vocal group of Morongo Valley residents showed up to hear what CalTrans had to say about the Route 62 median project. Reporter Dan Stork tells about the give-and-take…

Caltrans officials conducted a public meeting at the pavilion in Covington Park in Morongo Valley Wednesday night, to update

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CHP ON MAXIMUM PATROL THIS MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND

More drivers on the road for the Memorial Day weekend means the California Highway Patrol will conduct a maximum enforcement period. From 6 p.m. Friday, May 22 through midnight Monday, May 25, CHP officers will be out in force, enforcing speed limit laws, click-it-or-ticket, and looking for DUIs. Last year,

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CONGRESSMAN COOK GETS $4 MILLION GRANT FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER

Some good news for property owners in Yucca Valley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a federal grant will help pay for the new sewer system…

The Hi-Desert Water District has been awarded a $4 million grant from the Bureau of Land Reclamation—with the assistance of Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER A MORONGO VALLEY BURGLARY

Two people were arrested Tuesday morning, accused of stealing firearms and electronics from a home in Morongo Valley. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to a home May 1 in the 52600 block of Altadena Drive in Morongo Valley to investigate a burglary. The homeowners said tool and

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