HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ tennis team will travel away to Thermal to play Coachella Valley High School. First serve is at 3:15 p.m.

Also today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ tennis team will travel away to play Rancho Mirage High School, starting

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FORMER RESIDENT, TED MICHAL, DIES AT 60

Ted Michal, a 30-year-resident of Yucca Valley, died April 4 in Antlers, Oklahoma. He was 60 years old. Ted Michal is survived by his fiancé, Shari Dillon of Antlers; his children Kylie Michal of Oklahoma and Jamie Michal of Ohio; his brothers Ronald Michal of Wrightwood; Jeff Michal of Johnson

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WONDER VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER

A Wonder Valley man was arrested early Friday morning, accused of torturing and trying to kill his girlfriend. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a neighbor heard a woman screaming about 3:30 a.m. in the 81100 block of Valley Vista Road in Wonder Valley and went to the house to investigate.

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL ADOPTS DISTRICT VOTING MAP

The Yucca Valley Town Council chose a map for district elections at its special meeting last night. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the meeting, and files this report… After requesting the demographer to prepare a revised version of a district map known as Yellow at its March 26 meeting,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF IMPRISONING HIS MOTHER

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday after his disabled mother said he locked her in her room and wouldn’t let her out. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 73700 block of Raymond Drive about 8 p.m. Friday. The woman, who is confined to a wheelchair,

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING TO KILL HIS NEIGHBOR

A Joshua Tree man who allegedly threatened to kill a neighbor was arrested Sunday. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 61700 block of Division Street in Joshua Tree about 7:45 p.m. The victim told deputies that his neighbor, Jarrett Tagger, 29, had threatened to kill him

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL LOOKS AT LIGHTING THE DOG PARK TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council will have canines on its mind tonight. Reporter David Haldane explains… Do you like walking your dog at night? It’s a question the Twentynine Palms City Council will be grappling with at its regular meeting tonight. At issue: whether the city should install solar lighting

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DONNA MUNOZ FACES FINES FOR CAMPAIGN REPORTING VIOLATIONS

A local icon has run afoul of the State Fair Political Practices Commission in an unsuccessful run for county supervisor in 2016. Donna Munoz and her campaign committee treasurer Max Hazard are facing a fine of $6,500 on the enforcement agency’s April 19 meeting consent calendar. The commission alleges that

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD GENERAL MANAGER RESIGNS

Morongo Valley Community Services District General Manager Roxane Brazelle has resigned from her position with the board. In a brief phone interview, MVCSD member Diane Warren stated that Brazelle resigned for personal reasons. The board is currently seeking an interim general manager to fill the position. No further information regarding

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD REVIEWS BOND TERMS TONIGHT

Tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District will include review of a district bond and the renaming of the Twentynine Palms Junior High School computer lab. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with more… The Morongo Unified School District board of directors will hold a work study session beginning at 5

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MARINES AND THE BLM TO HOLD A MEETING SATURDAY ON JOHNSON VALLEY USE

The Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will hold an informational meeting Saturday, April 14, about the Marines’ large-scale exercise in the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area. The meeting will include information about the temporary land closures and public safety. The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will be

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PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON WATER MANAGEMENT IN MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE

The National Park Service is taking public comment on its water management plan for the Mojave National Preserve. About 311 springs, seeps, wells, and 137 guzzlers (which provide water for big and small game, such as bighorn sheep and birds) are known to exist in the Preserve, although some conservationists

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MORONGO BASIN MAC IN AN “ELECTRIFYING” MEETING LAST NIGHT

Morongo Basin MAC gatherings aren’t generally described as pulsating. By at least one definition, however, last night’s meeting may have broken the mold. Reporter David Haldane was there and explains… You could call it an electrifying meeting. If you did, however, you’d be describing its subject rather than the level

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JOSHUA CLEAN TEAM OUT AND ABOUT TOMORROW MORNING

The hometown heroes of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will hold their next community cleanup tomorrow morning (Wednesday, April 11) from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The hard-working volunteers invite you to join them when they will meet at Hwy 62 and Sunset. They will supply gloves, safety vests, grabbers

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets tomorrow (April 11) and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of the

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HISTORICAL LECTURE AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s second Wednesday lecture series at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. Reporter Tanisha Cureton has your invitation… Marshal South was a desert writer who lived an isolated life with his family on Ghost Mountain. South’s writings won him worldwide recognition, including praise from Theodore Roosevelt. Diana

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ varsity tennis team hosted the Arabs of Coachella Valley High School on Monday. The Wildcats came away with the win 14 to 4.

In singles action, the Wildcats were led by Brett Hope, Ben Pressnall, and Johnathan Simmons, who swept all three of

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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

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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

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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

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