YUCCA VALLEY STREETS TO GET SLURRY SEAL NEXT WEEK

Some Yucca Valley streets will receive slurry seal treatments in the next week. Slurry seal preserves the existing pavement and prevents the asphalt road from deteriorating to the point that road reconstruction is necessary. It’s a highly cost effective tool for maintaining existing roads. The contractor will provide notice to

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COUPLE MISSING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Rescuers are searching for a missing couple in Joshua Tree National Park. According to a park spokesman, a ping of the man’s cell phone was recorded at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 27, inside the park. A car belonging to the couple was found in the vicinity of the Maze Loop,

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT ISSUES BOIL ORDER

The Joshua Basin Water District issued a “boil order” Friday morning, warning its water customers to boil tap water for drinking or cooking purposes. A water main pipe broke Thursday night, and as a safety precaution, residents are urged to either use bottled water, and not drink tap water without

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT ISSUES BOIL ORDER

The Joshua Basin Water District issued a precautionary “boil order” Friday morning, warning its water customers to boil tap water for drinking or cooking purposes. A water main pipe broke Thursday night, and as a safety precaution, residents are urged to either use bottled water, and not drink tap water

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MAN KILLED WHEN HIS MOTORCYCLE CRASHES INTO CAR IN YUCCA VALLEY

A motorcycle rider was killed in a high-speed crash in Yucca Valley Wednesday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, Bryce Sterling, 25, of Yucca Valley was traveling northbound on Old Woman Springs Road about 6 p.m. on his 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle in heavy traffic at speeds estimated between 80

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CAB DRIVER ROBBED AT GUNPOINT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of an armed robbery of a cab in Twentynine Palms Sunday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, the driver was in her cab near Sunset Road and North Star Avenue when about 9:30 p.m., an unknown man opened the passenger door, pointed a

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BOY HIT BY CAR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY NIGHT, SERIOUSLY INJURED

A 15-year-old boy was seriously injured about 9:20 p.m. Saturday night when he was hit by a car . According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, the boy was walking eastbound on Highway 62 at Utah Trail when he was hit by a car, also traveling eastbound on the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERING A VOLLEYBALL CLINIC

The Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department and Twentynine Palms High School volleyball coaches will be offering a volleyball clinic to girls and boys entering fourth through seventh grades. The clinic will teach the fundamentals of the game as well as specific skills to help participants play the game with

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST SPECIAL AT JOSHUA TREE VFW SUNDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up Cindy’s pancake breakfast special Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

WITH A CRITICAL BLOOD SHORTAGE, A BLOOD DRIVE AT WAL-MART TOMORROW

The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors of all types. During the last two months, about 61,000 fewer donations were given, causing a significant draw-down of the Red Cross blood supply, as blood donations are being

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MAJOR ROADWORK ON THE YUCCA GRADE STARTS MONDAY

Get ready for possible delays going down the Yucca Grade for the rest of the year. Two years ago, CalTrans installed temporary delineators between east- and westbound lanes on Highway 62 in Morongo Valley to reduce the number of head-on crashes. The project has been deemed a success, and starting

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES IN THE CROSSHAIRS OF POLITICAL RETRIBUTION

In the rough and tumble world of state politics, Yucca Valley-based Assembly minority leader Chad Mayes has become the latest target. Mayes, who just joined with seven other Republicans in voting for an extension of a prominent California climate change policy, is being accused of an extra marital affair and

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS: VACATION RENTALS, LIBRARY MOVE, SEX OFFENDERS

The Yucca Valley Town Council will discuss regulating short-term vacation rentals at its meeting tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says leasing the former PFF bank to the county library and adjusting the town’s sex offender ordinance is also on the council’s agenda…

After the planning commission held two public hearings

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CORONER NAMES TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN KILLED IN ONTARIO MOTORCYCLE CRASH

The County Coroner has released the name of a Twentynine Palms man killed in an Ontario motorcycle crash. On July 11, at 12:50 a.m., officers with the Ontario Police Department and paramedics with the Ontario Fire Department responded to a collision involving a motorcycle and vehicle at the intersection of

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MARINE CORPS ANNOUNCES TRAINING TIME FOR LAND USE IN THE JOHNSON VALLEY AREA

The United States Marine Corps has announced it has shortened the time it needs for military training in the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area. Originally, the shared use area was to be closed for the entire month of August while the Marines conducted a large-scale exercise. The Marine Corps announced

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COOK VOTES IN FAVOR OF WATER RIGHTS BILL

Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley joined all the Republican members of Congress in sponsoring HR23, The Gaining Responsibility on Water Act, or GROW Act, which was passed in the House Wednesday on a mostly party-line vote, 230-190. Cook said the bill would change water management plans and environmental restoration

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS SUMMER HIKING SAFETY TIPS

With the summer’s heat, locals and visitors who hike in Joshua Tree National Park need to take extra precautions. Park Spokesman George Land has some summer hiking safety tips…

Hot summer weather is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up hiking in the park. As long

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MARINE CORPS SHORTENS TIME FOR JOHNSON VALLEY TRAINING EXERCISE

The United States Marine Corps has announced it has shortened the time it needs for military training in the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area. Originally, the shared use area was to be closed for the entire month of August while the Marines conducted a large-scale exercise. The Marine Corps announced

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF RAMMING EX-BOYFRIEND WITH A CAR

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested early Monday morning, accused of ramming her ex-boyfriend with her car. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 61400 block of Verbena Road about 1:40 a.m. for a domestic disturbance. The victim told deputies that he was arguing with Justine Owen,

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MORONGO BASIN MAC VOTES TO SUPPORT LOCAL NATIONAL MONUMENTS

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council cut it uncomfortably close last night, voicing its opinion on an important national issue just hours before the deadline to do so. Reporter David Haldane was there and explains…

The MAC basically told President Trump to take a hike. Preferably in one of two

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