LARGE PEACOCK FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

LARGE PEACOCK FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

Possibly female, green neck, tame.

Found near: Palomar and Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley.

Call: Len 760-820-1579

BOXER HUSKY MIX LOST

BOXER HUSKY MIX LOST

Female, Beige with black & white face.

Lost near: Avenida La Minana in Joshua Tree.

Call: Kacey 760-217-5936

HUSKY FOUND IN 29 PALMS

HUSKY FOUND IN 29 PALMS

Male, white and reddish brown, wearing collar.

Found near: Valle Vista & Falderman in 29 Palms.

Call: Melanie 760-717-6188

BLACK LAB LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

BLACK LAB LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Male, wearing collar.

Lost near: Lennox Ave and Palomar in Yucca Valley.

Call: Kristy 760-660-0053

2 KILLED IN HEAD ON COLLISION IN LANDERS FRIDAY EVENING

UPDATES WITH VICTIM IDENTIFICATION.

 

Two people were killed in a head-on collision in Landers Friday evening. According to the California Highway Patrol, Michael Daugherty, 24, of Big Bear, was driving a 2009 Dodge Durango northbound on Old Woman Springs Road at about 55 miles per hour. About 5:30 p.m., Daugherty attempted to pass a tractor-trailer combination just north of Linn Road. When Daugherty pulled into the southbound lane to pass, he saw a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier driving toward him in the southbound lane. In an attempt to take evasive action, Daugherty swerved to the left and the other driver—who has not yet been identified by the Coroner’s office—swerved to the right. Both vehicles collided head on and rolled over, coming to rest on the west shoulder of the highway. The 22-year-old driver, Krüe Karnbach, 22 from Johnson Valley, and his 19-year-old female passenger Natalie Craddock, from Landers, were pronounced deceased at the scene. Daugherty received major injuries; his 1-year-old daughter, who was restrained in a child safety seat, received minor injuries. Both victims were taken to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs.

MORONGO BASIN BUSINESS AT TOMORROW’S BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING

Our Morongo Basin figures prominently at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino with appointments, acknowledgements, a hearing, and more. Reporter Mike Lipsitz provides some of the details …
Among the first items of business is recognition of Morongo Basin Commander Lieutenant Eric Robles on his retirement following over 29 years of service to the California Highway Patrol. Steve Bardwell will be approved as Pioneertown delegate to the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, and Mary Kay Sherry should be reappointed to the Twentynine Palms Cemetery District. Also on the consent agenda is an amendment to the contract of the 16-bed crisis residential treatment facility going up along the highway in Joshua Tree. The amendment will add more than $200,000 to the price tag and push the completion date out 90 days to April 2018. Next, supervisors will claim an exemption to the California Environmental Quality Act in connection with upcoming resurfacing on Park Blvd. in Joshua Tree. Looking west to Morongo Valley, the board will conduct a public hearing on a proposed 12-pump gas station and convenience store on the highway at Senilis Avenue. The developer is counting on a General Plan Amendment, Conditional Use Permit, a variance, and other considerations.
Tomorrow’s meeting streams online and to the first-floor teleconferencing room in the County Government Center on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree where public comment may be made via live video link.

24 AIRPLANES LAND AT TWENTYNINE PALMS AIRPORT SATURDAY WITH TOYS FOR TOTS

The normally quiet Twentynine Palms airport welcomed 24 airplanes Saturday, led by Santa Claus, when a group of pilots flew planes full of donated toys from Redlands to Twentynine Palms for children in need. The planes took off from the Redlands Municipal Airport early Saturday, December 2, to deliver about 2,500 toys to the Twentynine Palms Airport for the U.S. Marines Reserve Unit as part of their annual Toys for Tots toy drive. The Redlands Pilots Association held its third annual “Stuff a Plane with Toys for Tots” campaign kickoff November 4 at the Redlands airport. Toys and funds were collected for the drive through Friday, December 1, including 10 bicycles and about $1,180 in monetary donations.

Local Toys for Tots Websites:

https://29-palms-ca.toysfortots.org

https://www.facebook.com/toysfortotsriversidesanbernardino/

MAIL THEFT A PROBLEM HERE, REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

Mail theft is a real problem in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Tanisha Cureton has some tips about how to protect your mail from thieves…
This holiday season, the Postal Service will deliver more than 15 billion pieces of mail. Unfortunately, thieves are becoming more brazen in stealing your mail and packages.
If you notice any suspicious activity, such as an unfamiliar vehicle following the USPS truck, report the activity to you’re the Sheriff’s Department, and then call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455 or at USPS.com.

ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFER LOW-COST PET SERVICES IN DECEMBER

The Animal Action League will offer 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 with your lost pet. Clinics will be held in Joshua Tree, west of the dinosaurs on Highway 62, on December 5, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, and 30, and in Wardman Park in Desert Hot Springs on December 11 and 12. All clinics are held from 10 to 2 and are cash only. Visit animalactionleague.us for more information. To make an appointment for spaying or neutering, call 760-366-1100.

A REMINDER ABOUT YOUR COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES

San Bernardino County tax collectors are issuing a reminder that Monday, December 11, is the last day to pay the first installment of property taxes to avoid a 10 percent penalty. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with information on how you can make those payments on time…
The first installment of property taxes is due by Monday, December 11. Payments that are received late will incur a 10 percent penalty, so be sure to make your first payment on time. You can pay online, at mytaxcollector.com or by phone at 760-241-8829. Mailed payments should be sent to the Tax Collector’s Office at 268 West Hospitality Lane, First Floor in San Bernardino or can be hand-delivered to the High Desert Government Center at 15900 Smoke Tree Street in Hesperia. There is no additional fee to pay using a checking or savings account, but an extra fee will be charged for using a credit card. Property owners can also sign up online to have property tax bills emailed to them.

LEARN ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

If you are wondering what essential oils are all about, Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold free informational introduction classes. You’ll be able to experience the oils and see for yourself how many uses they have. Classes will be held Tuesday, December 5, 12, and 19 at 1 p.m., and December 13, at 5 p.m. Rainbow Stew is located on the south side of the highway in Old Town Yucca Valley.

SATURDAY’S LANDERS TIRE ROUND UP WILDLY SUCCESSFUL

During the last 1 ½ years, volunteers conducted three events aimed at clearing roadways, washes and private properties in and around Landers of illegally dumped tires. Each “round up” broke the previous record for tires collected and this Saturday’s effort was no exception. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there…

Saturday’s Tire Round Up in Landers was successful beyond all expectations with estimates well in excess of 2,200, mostly illegally dumped, tires turned in. The number compares to the approximate 1,000 tires collected this past April, and an estimated 800 collected one year ago. Landers Association President Roxanna Shamay told Z107.7 News that while many more of the rubber eyesores still litter our desert, there is no doubt that these tire round ups are making a positive impact here. Saturday’s tire round up administered by County Code Enforcement and financed through CalRecycle. CalRecycle collects disposal fees when new tires are purchased and, in turn, redistributes those funds through grants that pay for education about proper tire disposal, enforcement of disposal requirements, and for clean ups such as the one Saturday. The more than 2,200 tires collected this weekend will be processed for a variety of new, environmentally-friendly uses.

COPPER MOUNTAIN BASKETBALL TAKES THIRD IN MT. SAN JACINTO TOURNAMENT

After a tough 75-74 loss to Mount San Jacinto College on Friday, the Copper Mountain College men’s basketball team picked up their 10th win of the season Saturday, 87-83 against Riverside Community College. The win earned the Fighting Cacti third place at the Mount San Jacinto College Tournament.
Steven McNease had a great game with 15 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and three blocks, while Isiah Blackmon had 14 points, Jailen Moore added 12 points, and Tre’Von Bentley chipped in 11 points for the total team win.
The Fighting Cacti improve to 10-2 on the year and will head up to Modesto for a 16-team tournament where they will face Yuba College Tuesday night.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ SOCCER PLACES FOURTH IN TOURNAMENT

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat boys’ soccer team traveled to Temecula’s Linfield Christian School Thursday, Friday and Saturday for a four-game tournament. Coach Nathan Niles said the Wildcats earned fourth place honors with a record of one win, one loss and two ties. In total, the Wildcats scored 10 goals and allowed 9. 
Selected to the First Team for the tournaments was junior midfielder Kevin Perez, who scored goals in three different games. In total, six different Wildcats scored goals on assists from six different players throughout the four games.
The Wildcats’ overall record is now two wins, one loss and three ties. Play continues at home Thursday against the Big Bear Bears.

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GIRL’S SOCCER BEAT XAVIER PREP

In their first match of the season, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ soccer team defeated Xavier Prep 4-0 in non-league play in Palm Desert Friday.
Anchored by McKenna Larson, first half keeper Payton Mayhood and second half keeper Shelbee Howe were aided by solid defense in maintaining the shut out. Macey Decicco, Stefani Huff, Nicole Powell and Riley Vallo all scored goals.
Coach Robert Shelton said the girls’ hard work and training has paid off, and they played strongly as a team.