DEADLINE APPROACHING TO APPLY FOR OSC SCHOLARSHIPS

Are you a military spouse, high school senior, or a currently enrolled college student at a two- or four-year college searching for scholarships? The Officers’ Spouses’ Club is now accepting applications. Applicants must be sponsored by active-duty or active-duty reserve military personnel currently assigned to the Twentynine Palms Marine base

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ARRESTED AFTER SHOOTING THREAT

A 16-year-old Yucca Valley High School student was arrested yesterday after allegedly threatening to carry out a school shooting. Sheriff’s Deputy Armando Cantu said at 12:25 p.m. yesterday (Thursday, February 22, 2018) Yucca Valley High School received information a male student made threats to carry out a school shooting. Cantu,

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FIRE DESTROYS FLAMINGO HEIGHTS HOME

A home in the Flamingo Heights area of Yucca Valley is a total loss following a fire early this morning. County Fire Battalion Chief Donnie Viloria said firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Joshua Tree were first called by a neighbor about bushes on fire in the 1000 block

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TWO FORMER MORONGO BASIN DEPUTIES HONORED WITH THE NATIONAL MEDAL OF VALOR

Two San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies who were stationed at the Morongo Basin station at the time of the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino were among 12 first responders who were honored with a Medal of Valor at the White House Tuesday. Bruce Southworth and Chad Johnson, now a

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FAST STORM BRINGS SNOW, RAIN, POWER OUTAGES, AND TRAFFIC BACKUPS

A fast-moving storm front swept through the Morongo Basin Monday morning bringing freezing temperatures, snow flurries, rain, high winds, power outages, and snarling traffic. The morning squall came in from the west and saw snow at the higher elevations in Yucca Valley, Pioneertown, and Rim Rock areas. Light snow fell

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN KILLED IN FIERY MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH IN RIALTO FRIDAY

A Twentynine Palms man was one of five people killed in a deadly freeway crash near Rialto Friday afternoon. Duddley White, 74, was one of five people killed when a concrete truck traveling eastbound on the 10 Freeway near Rialto swerved through the center divider shortly before 1 p.m. Friday.

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SOLAR PROJECTS AND COUNTY’S RENEWABLE ENERGY PLAN ON AGENDA FOR HOMESTEAD VALLEY MEETING MONDAY

Residents of Johnson Valley, Flamingo Heights, Landers and Yucca Mesa, are invited to the monthly meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council tomorrow, February 19, at 3 p.m. On the agenda will be a discussion of the county’s Renewable Energy Conservation Element and permit applications for more than 5,000 acres

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WARRANT SWEEP IN YUCCA VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS, RESULTS IN 31 ARRESTS

Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies participated in a warrant sweep between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms. During the sweep of 179 warrants, deputies conducted 87 field interviews and made 31 arrests for felony and misdemeanor warrants, parole and probation violations, narcotic offenses, and vehicle

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PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND CLOSURES

Monday, February 19, is President’s Day, and many government offices and businesses will be closed. Among those that are closed are banks, post offices, the county courthouse, and county, city, and town offices. Morongo Unified Schools and Copper Mountain College will be closed Friday, February 16, and Monday, February 19.

YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING CHILD PLEADS NOT GUILTY

The 34-year-old Yucca Valley man accused of killing his girlfriend’s one-year-old son was in court Wednesday. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there too, and files this report…

Arthur Davies, dressed in a green jail jumpsuit, and handcuffed, made his first appearance in a Joshua Tree courtroom Wednesday afternoon. Davies is

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN FACES MURDER CHARGES AFTER CHILD ABUSE VICTIM DIES

The one-year-old boy who had been on life support at Loma Linda Medical Center since Saturday has died, and a Yucca Valley man has been charged with his murder. The child, whose name has not been released, was hospitalized Saturday with unspecified injuries, but which doctors said were consistent with

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN WILL FACE MURDER CHARGES FOR DEATH OF ONE-YEAR-OLD BOY

The one-year-old victim of Saturday’s attempted murder has died. According to Sheriff’s Captain Trevis Newport, paramedics were called to the 55500 block of 29 Palms Highway sometime Saturday for an ill child. The boy was taken to Hi-Desert Medical Center with unspecified injuries and then flown to Loma Linda Medical

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MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF 1-YEAR-OLD BOY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday, accused of attempted murder of a one-year-old child. According to Sheriff’s Captain Trevis Newport, paramedics were called to the 55500 block of 29 Palms Highway sometime Saturday for an ill child. The boy was taken to Hi-Desert Medical Center with unspecified injuries and

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WONDER VALLEY FAMILY LEFT HOMELESS AFTER A FRIDAY MORNING FIRE

A Wonder Valley family was left homeless after a Friday morning fire. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters were called to the home in the 3600 block of Pinto Mountain Road about 10:47 a.m. and firefighters from Twentynine Palms were the first to arrive at about 11:04.

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REP. COOK VOTES FOR BIPARTISAN BUDGET AGREEMENT

Rep. Paul Cook this week voted for the Bipartisan Budget Act to keep the federal government running for another two years. In a press release, Cook described the act, passed late Wednesday, as a “bipartisan, bicameral agreement that ensures America’s Armed Forces have the necessary resources to maintain military readiness.”

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MAN KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MONDAY IDENTIFIED AS A MARINE

The victim in a Monday fatal stabbing in Twentynine Palms was a 21-year-old Marine from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where his family lives. Dominique Clement was attacked and killed in the Vista Del Sol Military housing complex near Luckie Park. He was stationed at the nearby Twentynine Palms U.S. Marine base.

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SUSPECT SOUGHT, VICTIM IDENTIFIED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MURDER

UPDATES WITH VICTIM IDENTIFIED 10:20 AM, 2/7/18

The Sheriff’s Department has released more information about a murder in Twentynine Palms Monday. At 12:01 pm, deputies responded to the report of a stabbing at a residence in the Vista del Sol Housing area in the 74400 block of Joe Davis Drive.

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SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING TWENTYNINE PALMS MURDER

Sheriff’s deputies were called to a murder investigation Monday afternoon in Twentynine Palms. Deputies were called to the 74400 block of Joe Davis Drive at 12:01 p.m. No other details are available this morning.

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Six junior girls from Yucca Valley High School competed in the 51st annual Miss Yucca Valley Pageant Saturday night at Joshua Springs Christian School’s Thunderdome. The pageant, produced by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club as a scholarship-based pageant for the past 21 years, saw a good crowd and a fun

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VOLUNTEERS POUR CONCRETE FOR ADA-COMPLIANT PARKING SPACES AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit just completed a major project to make its grounds accessible to people of all abilities. Managing editor Tami Roleff says it required the efforts of volunteers throughout the community…

Twenty yards of concrete were poured into place by 10 volunteers at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature

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