On July 15, 2014 Yucca Valley High School graduate Trevor Gorwin accepted a full scholarship at Cal State Fullerton, where he will compete in Track & Field.  He’ll be throwing the shot put, discus, hammer & javelin for the Titans over the next 4 years.  He culminated his high school career with a school record in the shot put with a throw of 59’10.5″ and placed 7th in the California State Track & Field Championships in June, with all divisions combined.


The Morongo Basin Transit Authority has leveraged fee income it gets from other agencies to fund a program of Transportation Assistance Grants — the TAG program

Local government agencies or nonprofit 501(c)3’s who can define an unmet transportation need that accesses, promotes, or augments MBTA transit services can apply for a grant.  Some project examples are (but not limited to):

  • Trip reimbursement programs
  • Providing matching local funds for federal transportation grants
  • Capital  assistance in acquiring equipment to be used solely for transportation needs of Basin elderly and disabled
  • Operating  assistance for services to be used solely for transportation needs of Basin elderly and disabled
  • Match funding assistance for purchasing MBTA passes for eligible groups

Ineligible Projects include but  are not be limited to

  • those undertaken by private firms or individuals,
  • or where funding would be for programs whose primary purpose is not transportation oriented,
  • or programs deemed non-complementary or detrimental to MBTA services.

Application information is listed in this story at  Submission deadline for the coming year’s grants is Friday August 22 at 5 pm.  For more information call (760) 366-2986 or email .

Please submit one signed (in blue ink) paper copy of each completed and signed project proposal to:  Morongo Basin Transit Authority, TAG Program, 62405 Verbena Road, Joshua Tree, CA 92252.  For assistance or information regarding the completion of this proposal, call (760) 366-2986 or email .  Applications are available for download at the MBTA website (click Bids and Proposals) or by calling 760.366.2986 


A Twentynine Palms man has been arrested for beating up on a child.  At 11:49 am on Thursday, Sheriff’s deputies received a report from a woman in a residence on Bermuda Avenue that, according to her 11-year old son, her husband had  choked the child and had hit the boy’s head on the wall.  The woman reported that the husband had a history of violence toward her, but not toward the children.  At the time of the report, the woman was in a bedroom with her five children, and the husband was elsewhere in the house.  Deputies arrived at 12:10 pm.  The husband, Scott Barron, was detained at 12:30.  Scott Baron was arrested later in the afternoon, and was booked into West Valley Detention Center for investigation of felony cruelty to a child, with bail set at $100,000.


This is the final weekend for the riveting drama, “A Doll’s House” at Theatre 29. Reporter Taylor Thacker says tickets are still available…

Regular tickets are now available for the fourth production of the Theatre 29 season, the classic “A Doll’s House”, a gripping drama from a true master, Henrik Ibsen and directed by Kurt Schauppner. Performances will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday night. Tickets are $12 for regular admission, $10 for seniors and military, and $8 for children under 12 and students with ID and can be purchased online at or by calling 760-361-4151.


The Yucca Valley Summer Concert for tonight, July 19 features Adrianna Marie and the Groovecutters.  Adrianna Marie vocalizes R&B, jazz, folk, and blues with a voice and style that is at the same time sultry and upbeat.  The gates open for the free concert at 6:30.  The music starts at 7 pm at the ball field behind the Community Center, where it’s always cool, on even the hottest Hi-Desert days.  You can bring your own food but NO ALCOHOL, PLEASE — and there will be food vendors, too. You can even bring pets, just so long as you stay with them on the upper ballfield.  You can grab a little preview of Adrianna Marie at her website