TORTOISE SHELL CAT LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

TORTOISE SHELL CAT LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Tortoise Shell colored small cat named “Marmalade”.

Lost near: Cholla & Antelope in Yucca Valley across from Movie Theater.

Call: Kathleen 760-660-1238

AILING SHEPARD MIX LOST IN COPPER MESA

AILING SHEPARD MIX LOST IN COPPER MESA

Black and brown short hair.

Patch on right rear leg like a grown over scar, micro chipped.

Ailing but please don’t take to hospital.

Lost near: Copper Mesa area near Winters Road.

Call: Rit (short for Rita) 760-413-9817

ORANGE AND WHITE LOST CAT

ORANGE AND WHITE LOST CAT

Orange and white female cat lost.

Lost near: Pinon Dr & Hwy 62

Call: Mick 760-422-6093

CHIHUAHUA LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

CHIHUAHUA LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

Blonde and white older Chihuahua.

Lost near: El Reposo in Joshua Tree

Call: Marian 760-265-0419

HUSKY LOST IN YUCCA MESA

HUSKY LOST IN YUCCA MESA

Black and white Siberian Husky, not fixed.

Wearing radio controlled collar and blue collar.

Lost in Yucca Mesa near Burtec.

Call: Gary 760-365-5600

TWO DOGS LOST REWARD OFFERED

TWO DOGS LOST REWARD OFFERED

Female pure bred German Shepard red/black, wearing a black/tan collar.

Male Weiner dog black w brown eye brows, wearing red/black collar.

Reward offered.

Lost near: Knotts Sky Park in 29 Palms.

Call: Chris 760-902-0986

YORKIE POODLE MIX LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

YORKIE POODLE MIX LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

Black fur, beige around face and chest.

Named “Sysco” wearing a red collar.

Lost near: Hilltop and El Reposo in Joshua Tree.

Call: Leslie 760974-6670

LOST CAT IN YUCCA VALLEY

LOST CAT IN YUCCA VALLEY

Grey & White cat, female.

Lost near: Campanula and Avalon in Yucca Valley.

Call: Kristina 442-269-0183

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS IN CLOSED AND REGULAR SESSION TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight in both a closed and open session. A far-reaching agenda is packed with everything from leasing a new vehicle, electric vehicle charging stations, and the council giving themselves and commission members raises. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look at the busy agenda…
Tonight’s Yucca Valley Town Council meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a closed session meeting at which council members will discuss potential litigation. When the regular session starts at 6, council members will be asked to deny two claims filed against the town; authorize a lease of a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and approve the sale of a 2005 Suburban as surplus property. Under department reports, the council will hear a presentation on a community livability survey, and the budget recommendations from the Revenue Oversight Commission for Measures Y and Z. Also on the agenda, the council will be asked to approve the sale of an easement on the southeast corner of Kickapoo and Benecia to the Hi-Desert Water District; approve an ordinance to expedite the permitting process for electric vehicle recharging stations; and increase the compensation for council members to $557 per month and $100 per meeting for planning and parks and recreation commissioners. Tonight’s meeting will be held in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center.

 

Updated to correct the compensation from per meeting to monthly.

TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TO HEAR REQUEST FOR ALCOHOL SALES AT A MOTEL

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight with booze on its mind. Reporter David Haldane explains…
Should guests at the Circle C Lodge be allowed to buy alcohol on the premises?
That’s the question facing the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission tonight as it holds a public hearing on the request by the 12-room motel in the 6300 block of El Rey Avenue. In addition to serving spirits to its patrons, the motel’s owners would like to make minor modifications—specifically a block wall for privacy—as well as convert a single-family dwelling on the property to a commercial residence, including kitchen facilities for long-term guests.
The staff’s recommendation is to say yea to everything.
Tonight’s meeting gets underway 5 p.m. at City Hall on Adobe Road.

8 CITED FOR PROVIDING ALCOHOL TO MINORS IN SHERIFF’S STING OPERATION

Eight people were cited in Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Twentynine Palms Friday, accused of purchasing alcohol or tobacco for minors. During a shoulder-tap sting operation, minors, under the supervision of Sheriff’s deputies, visited liquor stores and retail establishments that sell alcohol and asked people to buy alcohol for them. Arrests were made in the 58100 block of 29 Palms Highway in Yucca Valley; at Park Boulevard and 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree; and in Twentynine Palms, at Ocotillo Avenue and the highway, West Court and the highway, Tamarisk Avenue and the highway; Palo Verde and the highway; Ocotillo and Gorgonio Avenues, and Cactus Drive and Adobe Road. All suspects were issued a citation with a date to appear in court.

PAROLEE-AT-LARGE ARRESTED DURING PEDESTRIAN CHECK MONDAY

A parolee-at-large who had a warrant for his arrest was taken into custody early Monday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy conducted a pedestrian check on a man, later identified as Daniel LaMonte, 31, of Yucca Valley, at 2:30 a.m. near 29 Palms Highway and Dumosa Avenue. During a records check, the deputy determined that LaMonte was on parole for assault with a deadly weapon, and a warrant had been issued for his arrest for being out of compliance with the terms of his parole. Daniel LaMonte was arrested, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, and is being held without bail.

SUSPECTED DRUG DEALER ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A San Bernardino man suspected by being a drug dealer was arrested in Yucca Valley early Sunday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a 1996 Jeep Cherokee near Old Woman Springs Road and Spencer Road about 12:20 a.m. Inside the Jeep was Ernest Cartwright, 58, who was on felony probation for possession of controlled substances for sales. During a search of the vehicle, the deputy discovered a large amount of methamphetamine and cash. Ernest Cartwright was arrested for investigation of possession of methamphetamine for sales, and for violating the terms of his probation, booked into West Valley Detention Center, and is being held without bail.

MONSOON SEASON IS HERE, SOME SAFETY TIPS

The Morongo Basin is now in the monsoon season. And with monsoons, comes the very real threat of flash flooding. When rain threatens, the National Weather Service may issue flood watches or flood warnings here on Z107.7. A flood watch means a flood is possible, while a flood warning means that flooding is happening or will happen soon. Reporter Sara Snyder offers the following tips to stay safe during flash floods…
In a flood situation, don’t enter the water. In fact, stay at least 10 feet away from the water’s edge. Don’t drive if you don’t have to, and don’t play or swim in a flood channel, and don’t try to walk or drive through a flooded road. The depth and speed of flood water is not always obvious, and you can’t tell what’s happened to the road surface under the water. Six inches of swiftly flowing water can knock you off your feet, and two feet of floodwater can carry away most vehicles, including pickup trucks and SUVs. Listen to Z107.7 for current conditions.

PALMER FIRE NEAR REDLANDS NOW 80 PERCENT CONTAINED

Firefighters made significant progress yesterday in containing the Palmer Fire straddling the border of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. An update by the Riverside County Fire Department at 5:30 p.m. declared the brush fire was 80 percent contained and had burned 3,874 acres. The fire started at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in San Timoteo Canyon. The canyon divides the cities of Redlands and Moreno Valley. About 100 homes on the Riverside County side and nine homes on the Redlands side were evacuated, totaling nearly 450 residents. As of 4 p.m. Sunday, all evacuations were lifted, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

MOJAVE VIPER YOUNG MARINE PROGRAM IS RECRUITING

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more about young people who want to earn the title…
The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good kids who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is for children who are between 8 and 18 and are in good standing at school. This is not a “boot camp” or “scared straight” program. Parent orientation will be held at the Twentynine Palms Elementary School, 74350 Playa Vista, Thursday, September 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in which parents will learn about the Young Marine program, recruit training, what is expected of their children, and what Young Marines get out of the program. Recruit training starts October 5. For more information, call Kathleen at 760-559-3041.

FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse in Yucca Valley will have a USDA Food Distribution on Wednesday, September 6, at 3:00 p.m. until they run out of food. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather and remember there are no public restrooms available. The address of the Social Club is 56020 Santa Fe Trail, Suite M. If you have any questions about the distribution, call 760-369-4057 and ask for Susie or Phebe.

RETIRED TEACHERS TO HEAR ABOUT DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

California Retired Teachers Association will hold its first meeting of the 2017-2018 school year September 8, at 10:00 a.m. in the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will welcome a CERT representative who will share information on earthquake preparation. Bring donations for the homeless. Needed items include: small toiletries, hats, sun block, flashlights, batteries or new socks. Lunch will be provided at a cost of $15 per person. Reservations are required. There is no cost to those who attend the meeting but choose not to order lunch. Seats do not need to be reserved for those who attend but do not dine.

REGISTRATION OPENS TODAY FOR YUCCA VALLEY CRAFT FAIR

Registration opens today for the big December 2 holiday craft fair in Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells crafters how to sign up…
Hurry and register now for a booth at the very popular Yucca Valley holiday craft fair. This event always fills fast. Registration opens today (Tuesday, September 5) for crafters and artists who are interested in selling at the Yucca Valley holiday craft fair. The cost for a booth is $25. The craft fair will be held December 2 from 10 to 3 at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Application forms and vendor information are available online or at the community center.
http://www.yucca-valley.org/departments/sp_events.html

TWENTYNINE PALMS FOOTBALL WINS IN FIRST OVERTIME GAME IN ALMOST 20 YEARS

By Varsity Coach Ernest Martinez
 
The Twentynine Palms varsity Wildcats won their first overtime game in nearly 20 seasons, defeating the Indio Rajahs 28-21 in a terrific non-league football game Friday night. The two teams battled through several tough conditions, including the heat and humidity, and moving the game to 8:30 because the Indio team bus broke down on the way to the contest. The game finally concluded nearly two hours later than usual, sometime around 11:15 p.m., with the extra overtime period included. 
Indio scored on their first drive of the game to take an early 6-0 lead; however the ’Cats responded with a 75-yard scoring drive, finished off by a 20-yard run by K.J. Morton as he ran through several defenders on his way to the end zone. Isaiah Castaneda intercepted a pass and returned it 44 yards for a score moments later, and the ’Cats led 14-6 in the first quarter. 

The Wildcats led 21 to 6 late in the third quarter, but an 89-yard kickoff return brought the visiting Rajahs to within eight points, with fewer than three minutes left to play in the third quarter. Senior quarterback D’Shaun Barrett connected on a 28-yard scoring pass to junior wide out Jonathan Carson and the ’Cats went up 21-6 late in the third.

The Wildcats took the opening series of the overtime and were faced with a fourth-and-4 situation, on the 19-yard line. Barrett scrambled to his right and found senior tight end Cody Landry in the corner of the end zone for the game-winning score. Jason Walters made his fourth consecutive point, and the ’Cats led 28-21, with Indio facing a must-score possession to force the game to a second overtime. Indio had three long runs, which set up a first-and-goal at the three-yard line. The Wildcat defense stopped the visitors short on two consecutive plays and then sacked the quarterback at the 8-yard line to force a final play. A quick pass to the left side of the field by Indio was dropped and the Wildcats celebrated their second consecutive win for the season.

Key offensive standouts for the Wildcats were Hunter Tygart, who rushed for 131 yards on 19 carries. Barrett was seven of 17 passing for 80 yards and a touchdown pass. K.J. Morton had 33 yards and a rushing touchdown, Carson and Landry caught four passes for 66 yards on the game. Defensively, K.J Morton led the team with 14 tackles, while Tristan Carpenter and Mac Miller had 10 tackles each. Castaneda and Morton both forced defensive turnovers with a fumble and an interception. Carpenter and senior defensive tackle Andrew Wallace both had key quarterback sacks in the contest. Finn O’Brien and Jonathan Carson combined for 14 tackles on the game as well.
The Wildcats will travel to Xavier Prep to face an outstanding team in the Desert Valley league. Xavier Prep lost a close game 24-21, to division 7 team Notre Dame Riverside, in Week 1. The frosh-soph contest will be played Thursday at Xavier Prep High School, while the varsity game will be on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.