SPRING FORWARD THIS WEEKEND AND CHANGE SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES

The days are getting longer and that means it’s time to change our clocks again. Kirby Davis says to move your clocks one hour ahead before you go to bed Saturday night…

March 12 is the start of Daylight Saving Time and it’s time to “spring forward” one hour, which

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROAD TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, UTAH TRAIL, CLOSED FOR PAVING

If you’re planning on going to Joshua Tree National Park through the Twentynine Palms entrance today (Thursday, March 9), you better make other plans. The city of Twentynine Palms is paving Utah Trail from 29 Palms Highway to the park’s entrance gate today, and the road will be closed until

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL DISCUSSES VACATION HOME RENTALS

The Yucca Valley Town Council had a preliminary discussion about vacation home rentals at its meeting last night. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there, and has more… The Yucca Valley Town council heard a report on vacation home rentals at its meeting last night. During public comment, resident Gwendolyn Jones

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THREE HISTORIC FAMILY HEIRLOOM WAGON WHEELS STOLEN IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley family is devastated to discover that three antique wagon wheels that were on a wagon that had brought their family west 140 years ago had been stolen from their front yard. A Sheriff’s report said sometime between February 27 and March 3, the 40-inch, dark brown wooden

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS MONDAY

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday, March 6. Staff representatives will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government.

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ROAD CLOSURES PLANNED FOR “BACK ROAD TO VEGAS”

Travelers who plan to take “the back roads” to Las Vegas in March, take note: several roads will be closed to all traffic between noon and 10 p.m. between through March 18 while Union Pacific upgrades the railroad tracks. The Kelbaker Road crossing at Kelso will be closed March 4.

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MARINES REVEAL PLANS TO HELICOPTER 1,500 TORTOISES OUT OF JOHNSON VALLEY

Federal land management and defense officials have signed off on plans by the U.S. Marine Corps to move as many as 1,500 desert tortoises from an area recently acquired for training in Johnson Valley. The largest tortoise relocation effort ever in the Mojave Desert is toward the end of this

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ACCUSED OF MURDER, ARRESTED

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Wednesday, accused of murder. According to the Desert Hot Springs police, officers were sent to the 13300 block of Verbena Drive about 10 p.m. Tuesday night for a call of shots fired. When they arrived, they found Steven Nelson, 49, had been shot.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MOVES TO BAN STREET SALES

The Twentynine Palms City Council last night expressed its opinion regarding hawking and peddling on city streets in no uncertain terms: It doesn’t like it. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this report… If you’re a street vendor in Twentynine Palms, your days may be numbered. In a unanimous

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER FIGHTING WITH SHERIFF’S DEPUTY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday, accused of fighting with a Sheriff’s deputy. Sheriff’s reports said the deputy was called to the 6600 block of Adobe Road about 7 p.m. for a report of a man brandishing a knife. When the deputy arrived, the man, later identified as David

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JOSHUA TREE FAMILY LOSES THEIR HOME IN SATURDAY EVENING FIRE

A Joshua Tree family lost their home in a fire Saturday. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said firefighters were called to the Joshua Tree Mobile Estates in the 64200 block of 29 Palms Highway at 5:42 p.m. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames erupting from the double-wide

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MARCH CLOSURES PLANNED FOR “BACK ROAD TO VEGAS”

Travelers who plan to take “the back roads” to Las Vegas in March, take note: several roads will be closed to all traffic between noon and 10 p.m. between March 2 and March 18 while Union Pacific upgrades the railroad tracks. The Kelbaker Road crossing at Kelso will be closed

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN, YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GRAD, SERVING IN US NAVY

A Joshua Tree woman and Yucca Valley High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California. Petty Officer 2nd Class Merihia Koster works as an aviation electrician’s mate in the Commander Strike Fighter Wing, where she is responsible for the electrical components and

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FORBES RATES YUCCA VALLEY’S PACIFIC WESTERN BANK PARENT #1 IN THE COUNTRY

Forbes came out with its 2017 list of America’s Best Banks last month, and a bank with a branch in Yucca Valley was ranked number one. Forbes rated Los-Angeles based PacWest Bancorp—the parent company of Pacific Western Bank—as the best among the nation’s 100 largest banks, based on 10 metrics

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19-YEAR-OLD MAN ACCUSED OF SEX WITH A YUCCA VALLEY MINOR

A 19-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning, accused of having sex with a minor girl from Yucca Valley. The girl’s family notified deputies about 5 a.m. Tuesday that the girl, whose age was not released, had not returned home after going to a movie with Cristian Hernandez, whose residence is

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS REPORTS AND SPENDS MONEY LAST NIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council began its meeting last night with an introduction of Miss Yucca Valley and her court, followed by a report by Jackie Combs of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the rest of the meeting was about spending money… The Yucca Valley

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT IN WIDE RANGING SESSION

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in two sessions tonight. The council will first meet in a workshop meeting and then move on to the regular session. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look at tonight’s agenda… Tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council will start with a

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FREE ENTRANCE TO JOSHUA TREE AND ALL NATIONAL PARKS ON THIS PRESIDENT’S DAY

Entrance to Joshua Tree and all other National Parks is free today in honor of President’s Day. Reporter Edica Gonzalez joins us… In honor of President’s Day, February 20, all national parks will waive entrance fees today. Camping and reservation fees will still be collected as normal. Fee free days

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COURTHOUSE CLOSED MONDAY

County courthouses will be closed Monday, February 20, for President’s Day.

BOMB DISCOVERED IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS HOME DURING POLICE INVESTIGATION OF HOME INVASION ROBBERY

Police officers responding to a case of a home invasion robbery in Desert Hot Springs Thursday discovered a pipe bomb in the home. According to the Desert Hot Springs police, officers went to a home in the 67700 block of Loma Vista Road about 6 p.m. to take a report

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