SMALL BLACK DOG FOUND IN LANDERS

SMALL BLACK DOG FOUND IN LANDERS

Male, possibly a Chihuaua mix, black wearing a blue harness.

Found near: Lilac Lane and Yetters Road in Landers.

Call: Sue 310-340-4469

AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG FOUND IN LANDERS

AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG FOUND IN LANDERS

Female, Australian Cattle dog/Blue Heeler

Grey and white speckled with black face and ears

Found near: Lilac Lane and Yetters Rd in Landers

Call: Sue 310-340-4469

SMALL BLACK DOG FOUND IN LANDERS

SMALL BLACK DOG FOUND IN LANDERS

Male, small black mix wearing blue harness

Found near: Lilac Lane and Yetters in Landers

Call: Sue 310-340-4469

GREY MAINE COON FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

GREY MAINE COON FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

Cat, male, Poss Maine Coon

Grey with white paws and white markings on face

Found near: Spencer/ OWS/ Moffet in Yucca Valley

Call: Jeri 760-660-1274

FARM ANIMALS KILLED IN LANDERS FIRE

A fire in Landers killed several pigs and goats Saturday. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Donnie Viloria, firefighters were called to a small farm near Alta Avenue and Lutz Road just after 6 p.m. for a structure fire. Viloria said four outbuildings, which served as shelters for pigs and goats, were on fire, and the animals were trapped in the buildings and pens. Viloria thought at least 5 to 7 of each animal died in the fire. No human occupants were injured and the fire was quickly contained. The cause is still under investigation.

HELICOPTER RESCUES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AND AMBOY

Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to a rescue in Indian Cove where a rock scrambler had fallen. County Fire Battalion Chief Donnie Viloria said the woman had gone higher than she probably should have and fell. Thanks to the efforts of park rangers, firefighters, and bystanders, the woman was brought down to the trailhead where she was taken to the Indian Cove parking lot by paramedics. A Mercy Air helicopter from Big Bear was called in to take her to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs.
Viloria said the Big Bear helicopter was needed because the Sheriff’s helicopter had rescued a hiker in Amboy earlier and had flown the victim to Loma Linda Medical Center. Due to bad weather conditions, the helicopter was not able to launch to go to the Indian Cove rescue.

MORONGO BASIN MAC TO HEAR EDISON TIME-OF-USE RATES PRESENTATION

Southern California Edison is exploring ways to help its customers keep energy costs down. Tonight, the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council gets a whiff of what’s in store. Reporter David Haldane explains…
In the mood to watch TV? If you’re disciplined enough to put it off until the weekend, it could cost you less money.
That’s the basic idea behind Southern California Edison’s new Time-of-Use rate plans, under which you can manage your energy costs by planning when you use electricity. Off-peak periods, like mornings and weekends, cost less than peak times like weekday afternoons and evenings.
That’s the subject of a presentation at tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, at which an SCE representative will be present to explain the program and answer questions. The meeting gets underway 6:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Ave.

CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST MAN ACCUSED OF POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE

This update to a story we aired Saturday about a Twentynine Palms man who was arrested Thursday after a stolen vehicle was found on his property in the 7500 block of Sherman Hoyt Avenue. Craig Carter, 45, was released Saturday and the charges against him were dropped. Carter told Z107.7 News that the woman who was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, Julia Tucker, 34, of Hesperia, is unknown to him and was not visiting him but a friend of hers, and that Tucker allegedly parked the stolen car on his property. Carter also claims that no shaved key was found among his possessions.

BOND REFINANCING TO SAVE TOWN $143,000.00 A YEARS FOR 20 YEARS

At last week’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council, acting as a successor agency to the dissolved redevelopment agency, approved an action that will save the town $143,000 a year for the next 20 years. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that action now goes to another agency for approval…
In 2008, the now-dissolved Yucca Valley Redevelopment Agency issued bonds to finance development activities in the town. The interest rate on these bonds that the town has to pay is 5.85 percent. At last week’s meeting, the council, acting as a successor agency to the dissolved redevelopment agency, authorized re-funding, or re-financing, these bonds, to an interest rate of 3.85 percent. The lower interest rate will save the town about $143,000 per year for the next 20 years. At 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, the oversight board for the dissolved RDA will meet to issue its approval of the re-funding of the bonds. The meeting will be held in the Mesquite Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center.

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL DISTRICT ELECTIONS HEARING TONIGHT

In special session, the Yucca Valley Town Council will hold another public hearing tonight on plans to establish voting districts. At the last public hearing concerning establishing districts for the Yucca Valley Town Council, council members were presented with four maps of how the town could be divided into districts. The consensus was that they preferred a map known as “yellow,” but asked that some tweaks be made to the map. At tonight’s special public hearing, the council members and the public will be able to review the changes made to the preferred map and offer additional comments. Tonight’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center.

EXPERIMENTAL ART EXHIBITION OPENS TOMORROW AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The Visual Arts Program and Cultural Education Committee of Copper Mountain College announce their annual experimental art exhibition on the college campus. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details on this creative confluence…
The outdoor artworks of eight artists of note will be featured during the months of April and May. Each of the unique outdoor works is a site-specific installation and a visual delight, The exhibition is open to the public beginning April 10 and continuing through May 29, any time the campus is open. The public also invited to a free artist reception at Bruce’s Place, on the CMC campus, April 14, from 3 to 6 pm, which will feature CMC Art students hosting guided tours and offering refreshments. For more information contact Cathy Allen at 760-366-3791.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY BEGINS CONSTRUCTION ON NEW BUILDING

Twentynine Palms Historical Society founding member Cheryl Erickson, left, joins President Les Snodgrass, founding member Bob Carter and Twentynine Palms Mayor McArthur Wright in turning the first shovels full of dirt during the organization’s groundbreaking ceremony for its new 2,222-square-foot multipurpose room Friday afternoon, April 6, 2018. The event on the grounds of the Old Schoolhouse Museum drew about 50 people. (Historical society photo by Kelly O’Sullivan)

Two days after a well-attended groundbreaking ceremony, the Twentynine Palms Historical Society began construction on a 2,200-square-foot multipurpose building on the grounds of the Old Schoolhouse Museum. The multipurpose room will be able to hold up to 200 people and will serve as a gathering spot for the society’s annual Old Timers Gathering, annual meetings, the Weed Show, and other events. Yesterday Historical Society President Les Snodgrass was back at the museum, working with Scott Clark of Clark Construction Co.-Desert Dirt Works to begin excavation to prepare the ground for the pouring of the foundation. While the society has about $140,000 in its expansion fund, it is continuing to solicit money, materials, and labor for the project throughout construction. To help, call Snodgrass at 760-861-5801.

 

Twentynine Palms Historical Society President Les Snodgrass and Scott Clark of Clark Construction Co. – Desert Dirt Works begin excavating the ground where the organization’s new 2,222-square-foot multipurpose building will be built to prepare it for the pouring of the foundation. The pair started the dig at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018. When complete, the building will house a 1,500-square-foot multipurpose room with seating for up to 200 people, a catering kitchen, and restroom and storage facilities. (Historical society photo by Kelly O’Sullivan)

TAROT CARD CLASS AT RAINBOW STEW

Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will host a series of classes on taking the mystery out of tarot card readings. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has the details…
Tarot card reader and teacher Phyllis Lyte will be teaching a series of classes on the meaning behind tarot cards and how people can use them for their own guidance. The classes will take place for five consecutive Wednesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m., beginning April 11. The classes will be held at Rainbow Stew, located 55509 Twentynine Palms Highway in Yucca Valley. Students must bring their own standard-size rider-waite tarot deck. Class size is limited to four students and preregistration is required. To register for the classes, or for more information, contact Phyllis Lyte at 760-369-0829.

RETIRED TEACHERS MEET FRIDAY; RSVP TODAY

At the California Retired Teachers Association March 9 meeting, they celebrated their 42nd anniversary and reported 17,662 hours of volunteer service this past year. The next meeting is Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. in the Helen Grey Center, 6601 White Feather Road, on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. Morongo Unified School District Superintendent Tom Baumgarten will speak. Entertainment will be provided by the Encelia “minors” fiddle students of Phyllis Moss. Lunch is provided for $15. Reservations are required. There is no cost to those who attend the meeting but choose not to order lunch. Seats however, must be reserved. Please call Gay Smith, at 760-369-2211, no later than today (Monday, April 9) if you plan to attend.

PROPERTY TAX 2ND INSTALLMENT DEADLINE TOMORROW

Have you made your property tax payment yet? Managing editor Tami Roleff says time’s running out…
Tuesday, April 10, is the last day to pay the second installment of property taxes to avoid a penalty. You can pay your property tax in any of several ways: In person, by mail, online, or over the phone.
To pay online, go to mytaxcollector.com; by phone, call 909-387-8308 or 760-241-8829. If you choose to pay by mail, payments must be postmarked on or before April 10 to be considered on time. To pay by mail or in person, the address is 268 West Hospitality Lane, First Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0360. Payments may be made from a checking or savings account, or by credit card. (There is a convenience fee for using a credit card, but not for using a bank account.)
Late payments are assessed a 10 percent plus $10 penalty.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats track team hosted its first meet of the season against De Anza League foe Rancho Mirage Thursday. Coach Ronda Lockett-Morton said the team fell short to the Rattlers: varsity boys, 71-37, junior varsity boys, 68-36, and varsity girls 69-50, but had numerous outstanding individual performances.

Two event victors were: Mallory Hutchinson (high jump, long jump); Jayla Hogan (100 meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles); Amanda Mohn (shot put and discus);, Shania Newby (100 and 200 meters), Chris Pacheco (junior varsity triple jump and junior varsity 100 meters); and Tucker Thornburg (1600 meters and 3200 meters).
 
In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School baseball team will host Coachella Valley High School at home. First pitch is at 3:30 p.m. The Yucca Valley High School softball game against Coachella Valley that was originally scheduled for March 22 has been changed to today, starting at 3:30 p.m. Also today, the Trojan tennis team will host Desert Mirage High School at home, starting at 3:15 p.m.
 
The Twentynine Palms High School baseball and softball teams will travel away to Big Bear today. First pitch for both games is at 3:15 p.m.
The Twentynine Palms boys’ tennis team will host Coachella Valley High School at home today, starting at 3:15.