TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN GUILTY OF STABBING OF YUCCA VALLEY MAN IN 2016

The Twentynine Palms man accused of stabbing and killing a Yucca Valley man last year was found guilty Thursday. After deliberating for a day and a half, the jury found that Carlos Herrera, 41, killed Luis Arroyo, 49, following an argument in the 7600 block of Cibola Trail on September

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TWO INJURED CRASHING INTO YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT POLE

Two Twentynine Palms residents were injured when their vehicle crashed into a light pole in Yucca Valley Wednesday night. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Aijon Carrllo, 21, was driving eastbound on Highway 62 about 9:10 p.m. when he fell asleep at the wheel just west of the intersection at Elk

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CHP COMMANDER RETIRES TODAY AFTER 29 YEARS

After 29 years of service with the California Highway Patrol, including the last 3 ½ years here in the Morongo Basin, Lieutenant Eric Robles is retiring effective today. Robles, the commander of the Morongo Basin CHP station, said he has never experienced such strong community support as he has here

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DEADLINE TO COMMENT ON NATIONAL PARK FEE INCREASES IS NEXT WEEK

The Trump administration is proposing to double, triple, or almost quadruple the price of admission during peak season to 17 of the most popular national parks. Starting in January 2018, a 7-day car pass in Joshua Tree National Park is proposed to increase to $70, from the current $25, between

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER LAYS OUT CHALLENGES AND NEEDS

Local business owners and residents had the opportunity to address their concerns and ideas at the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Chamber meeting last night. Executive Director and President Jacob Smith addressed its issues and challenges. Some challenges that were discussed included the need for volunteers, particularly

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“LIGHT,” A STAGED READING WITH MUSIC, IN PIONEERTOWN THIS WEEKEND

“Light” is a ritual theater piece which incorporates the work of several writers and live music. Thought Theatre has performances planned in Pioneertown this weekend. Here’s Rebecca Havely with the details…

This time of year we celebrate the season of light by reflecting on the dark in our world, how

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HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFT AIR AT RAINBOW STEW

The annual holiday arts and craft fair at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley is here for all your holiday needs. Here with more details, reporter Tanisha Cureton…

If you missed it last year, here’s your chance this year. The annual holiday arts and craft fair at Rainbow Stew in Yucca

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SANTA’S WORKSHOP AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Library presents Santa’s Workshop tomorrow, Saturday, December 16, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. for its winter program. The library will have a special story time, crafts and activities, holiday music and a special visit from St. Nick. He is pretty busy this time of year but

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CHRISTMAS DINNER AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT 6:15

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 in Joshua Tree will hold a Christmas dinner tonight, Friday, December 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday’s breakfast is a ham steak special from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

ADOPTION EVENT AT YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER

The Yucca Valley Animal Shelter is holding its second annual Fur-Ever Home for the Holidays adoption event. All dog and cat adoptions will be $20 from Saturday, December 16, through Friday, December 22. The adoption fee includes vaccinations and spaying or neutering. Each dog or cat who is adopted during

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING TOMORROW, LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS VOLUNTEERS

Tomorrow, Saturday December 16, the Food For Life meal being served will be barbecue chicken, potato salad, salad, and fruit. It is being prepared by the Food for Life board of directors. Join them at Church of the Nazarene in Twentynine Palms from 3 to 5 p.m.

Food for Life

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY DINNER AND PRODUCE GIVEAWAY SUNDAY

If you enjoy connecting with good food and good people, reporter Mike Lipsitz says make time for the Joshua Tree local food program this Sunday… Hot cider, vegetarian dinner, food distribution, and, um, some “badass” cookies await those who will attend this month’s Transition Joshua Tree Local Food Program which

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Twentynine Palms High School girls’ varsity basketball team raised its record to 6 wins, 4 losses with their home win against Banning last night with the score of 70 to 35. Coach Tim Stanford said the girls’ varsity Wildcats will next see action in the Best of the West Tournament

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JOHNSON VALLEY CRASH SENDS TWO PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL

A head-on crash in Johnson Valley sent two people to the hospital late Wednesday night. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters were called to Highway 247 and Rattlesnake Canyon Road about 10:40 p.m. last night. Snow said a vehicle traveling westbound on the highway drifted over the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF LEWD ACTS WITH A MINOR

Updated 9:40 a.m.

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of child sexual abuse. On May 7, deputies were called to a report of a sexual assault against a juvenile boy in the 6900 block of Grand Avenue. The boy said he was sexually assaulted by Michael Cole, 31.

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF TRYING TO RAM HIS GIRLFRIEND’S CAR OFF THE ROAD

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday, accusing of trying to run his ex-girlfriend off the road. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jesse Miller, 26, tried calling his ex-girlfriend on her cell phone, and when she didn’t answer the phone, he drove to an intersection where he knew she would

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HI-DESERT WATER LOOKS AT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR LOW INCOME RESIDENTS

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors elected new officers at its meeting last night. Sarann Graham takes over from Bob Stadum as president of the board. Dan Munsey was nominated as vice president; although he asked someone else to take over the responsibilities of vice president, he was voted

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FULL BATTALION, AVIATION, IN TRAINING EXERCISES ABOARD 29 PALMS MARINE BASE

A war game exercise that deploys a battalion-size air, sea and ground assault is going on aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center and other Marine Corps bases in Southern California this week. The exercise includes more than 1,000 Marines from the 1st Marine Division and more than

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COMMUNITY PLAN COMMENT DEADLINE IS TOMORROW

Land use planning and development in the more than 20,000 square miles that make up the nation’s largest county is no small task. The Countywide Plan is a work in progress that aims to guide such development for the next 20 years. In this report, Mike Lipsitz says the deadline

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR “MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS” AT THEATRE 29

A beloved classic of American cinema will end its run this weekend at Theatre 29. “Meet Me in St. Louis,” runs Friday and Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. “Meet Me in St. Louis” is a story about the lives and loves of a turn-of-the-century

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