YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR SUSPICION OF DUI HIT AND RUN

A woman who allegedly drove her vehicle into a fence in Yucca Valley while drunk, was belligerent with witnesses who tried to prevent her from leaving the scene Wednesday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness at the scene said that the woman, later identified as Lorelei Swindle, 42,

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THEATRE 29 ADDS OVERFLOW SEATING TO SOLD OUT “DISNEY’S LITTLE MERMAID”

In a remarkable phenomenon, “Disney’s Little Mermaid” has sold out all available online seats prior to its opening tonight, March 11. Overflow seating has been added on a first come-first served basis. Reporter Rebecca Havely explains how this works… The extraordinary demand for “Disney’s Little Mermaid,” directed by Gary Daigneault,

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ATTEMPTED BURGLARY AT A MORONGO VALLEY HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE

The owners of a Morongo Valley home that was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon discovered someone had attempted to burglarize the home. According to investigators, the residents were not home when their home in the 50900 block of Aspen Drive caught on fire about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. After the fire

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A PACKED JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK REMINDS VISITORS OF OTHER ENTRANCES

Joshua Tree National Park is very busy this time of year, and will get even busier as this year’s bumper crop of wildflowers blooms. This causes long waits at the Joshua Entrance. Park Ranger Pam Tripp reminds you there are other, less used, entrances… Joshua Tree National Park is seeing

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PARENT ENRICHMENT GROUPS OFFERED

Family Service Association is taking enrollments for its free parent enrichment groups. The 16-week classes are open to Morongo Basin residents who are pregnant or who care for a child up to 5 years old. The classes are held once a week on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 1, or 3:30

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HUMANE SOCIETY ANIMAL SHELTER NEEDS HELP

The only no-kill animal shelter in the Morongo Basin needs your help. ROP broadcasting student Kyle Hope tells you how… The Morongo Basin Humane Society animal shelter, located in Joshua Tree, needs help. Any donation will help tremendously. The animals need food, shelter, bedding and medical care, and it can

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms Wildcats golf team hosted the Yucca Valley Trojans in the first league contest of the season on Thursday. In an exciting and hard-fought match, the Wildcats came away with the victory with a score of 255 to 261. The match was up in the air until the

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THREE FIRES KEEP YUCCA VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS BUSY YESTERDAY

Yucca Valley firefighters were busy yesterday putting out fires. About 5 p.m. they responded to a motorhome fire near Old Woman Springs Road and Buena Vista. County Fire Captain Zach Taylor said the owners were about a mile away from where they had just purchased the motorhome when the engine

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY CAGEY ON NATURAL GAS PIPELINE

Last week, we told you about The Gas Company scaring residents of Wonder valley by releasing gas from pipes. When we asked Southern California Gas for more information they were free with the “what” but cagey about the why. David Haldane has more… Imagine a complex network of natural gas

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER MIXER AT DESERT IMAGES TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold its Spring after-hours mixer tonight (Thursday, March 10). The event will include libations and a catered barbecue by Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen. The mixer is set for 5 to 7 p.m. at Desert Images Office Equipment, 56669 29 Palms Highway, Suite A, in

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GET YOUR CLASSIC ENTERED INTO YUCCA VALLEY CAR SHOW

Show off your classic car for a good cause. The Route 62 Cruisers Car Club is taking registrations for its ninth annual car show. The car show will be May 21 at the Tractor Supply in Yucca Valley, starting at 9 a.m. This show is open to all makes and

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TOWN HALL MEETING ON MORONGO VALLEY FIRE TAX PROPOSAL SATURDAY

A town hall meeting about the proposed fire tax in Morongo Valley will be held this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says this is a great opportunity for residents to get all the information about the proposal… Morongo Valley’s proposed fire tax will be the topic of discussion at a special,

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Friday, March 11, at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street, in Joshua Tree.

PIANO CONCERT TO BENEFIT REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN

An opportunity to see a world-class pianist here this Sunday in our Morongo Basin. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the concert by Richard Bishop will benefit Reach-Out Morongo Basin… A renowned classical pianist will give a solo concert to benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin. Richard Bishop of Yucca Valley has

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ROCK ICON ERIC BURDON SELLING HIS JOSHUA TREE HOME

Rock icon Eric Burdon, the 1960s British Invasion vocalist who sang with the Animals, and later the funk band War, is selling his Joshua Tree retreat. Priced at $888,888, the gated Southwestern-style ranch house was built in 2007 and sits on 2.5 acres enclosed by an adobe wall. The grounds

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS TO HEAR FROM JOSHUA BASIN WATER MANAGER

The general manager of the Joshua Basin Water District will be the guest speaker at Saturday’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club. Curt Sauer will give an update on the water district’s issues, followed by a question-and-answer period. The meeting starts with a $10 breakfast at 9 a.m. at

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“DISNEY’S LITTLE MERMAID” OPENS TOMORROW AT THEATRE 29

The Theatre 29 production of “Disney’s Little Mermaid” opens Friday and while the online seats are already sold out for the entire five-week run, including an extra matinee, there are “overflow” seats available for those willing to take a chance. Just get to the box office about a half hour

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Twentynine Palms Wildcats track and field team hosted a nail biter against the Rancho Mirage Rattlers. Coach Rhonda Lockett-Morton said the Lady Wildcats were led by senior Captain Kathy Lazaro, who led the way with three first-place finishes including a dominating anchor leg for the 4x100m relay. She also earned

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MORONGO VALLEY FAMILY LEFT HOMELESS AFTER HOUSE FIRE

A Morongo Valley family is homeless after a fire destroyed their home and killed their dogs Tuesday afternoon. According to Morongo Valley Fire Chief Jock Johnson, the residents were not home when the fire started, but when they returned to their home in the 50900 block of Aspen Drive about

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL AGREES TO LOOK INTO MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Medical marijuana may be back in the pipeline in Twentynine Palms. The city council agreed to study the issue at last night’s meeting. Reporter David Haldane was there and files this report… Residents of Twentynine Palms wanting to smoke pot to ease their pain may soon have their day. The

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