JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team is tomorrow, Wednesday, December 14, from 8 to 9 a.m., meeting at Hwy 62 and Olympic (north side). Recently, several people spent time sprucing up Turtle Island in Joshua Tree to show a tidier side of the community to a

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CHRISTMAS SING-A-LONG AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER TOMORROW

You are invited to a Christmas Sing Along with Cat and ice cream social tomorrow, Wednesday, December 14, from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. Admission is free and open to all ages.

TLC VOLUNTEERS MEET TONIGHT

TLC has many jobs to be done before, during and after Christmas and are seeking people with many skills, program coordinators, lifters and toters, hosts and hostesses, data entry and food service people. Tender Loving Christmas needs hundreds of volunteers for TLC’s 33rd annual Christmas day event. Join them for

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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 and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi Desert Medical

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HI-DESERT WATER SPECIAL MEETING FOR BRIDGE FUNDING

The Hi-Desert Water District Board have called a Special meeting tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us why… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors has called a special meeting for tonight. After swearing in the directors, the board will be asked to approve bridge financing of $200,000 to the

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YUCCA VALLEY REALTOR LAUDED

A Yucca Valley realtor has been awarded an award for being the top producing agent in his agency. Andy Patel with Coldwell Banker Roadrunner was recognized December 8 as the agency’s top producing agent platinum award. This is Patel’s fourth consecutive award. So far this year, Patel as successfully closed

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team traveled to La Quinta last night to take on the Blackhawks. The ’Cats came out with an exciting overtime victory with a score of 91-86. This brings the Wildcats’ record to 6-1 overall. The Twentynine Palms High School Lady Wildcats soccer team

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TWO KILLED IN SATURDAY MORNING JOHNSON VALLEY CRASH

Two people were killed in a Johnson Valley crash early Saturday morning. According to the County Coroner, Saturday, at 1:31 a.m., the California Highway Patrol received a 911 call regarding a two-vehicle collision on State Route 247 in Johnson Valley. Authorities responded to the scene and pronounced the driver and

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE ON A DIRT BIKE SUNDAY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early Sunday morning following a high-speed chase through residential neighborhoods in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on a dirt bike, ridden by Timothy Smith, 40, about 1:40 a.m. near Yucca Trail and Warren Vista Avenue.

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SCHOOL BOARD TO REORGANIZE, DISCUSS HOW TO FILL OPEN SEAT TOMORROW

The death of long-time Morongo Unified School District board member Ronald Palmer, just days after being re-elected, will be a major topic of discussion at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting. Reporter David Haldane has more… The Morongo Unified School District will swear in two board members and discuss how

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DEPUTIES INVESTIGATE ARMED ROBBERY OF YUCCA VALLEY BUSINESS

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a Yucca Valley business at gunpoint Friday night. Investigators say that at 7:48 p.m. Friday, the suspect, who had a black revolver, entered Toda Moda Fashion store at 57240 29 Palms Highway, and demanded money

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JOSHUA TREE FUGITIVE ARRESTED SATURDAY

A Joshua Tree man, who was featured in the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department “Fugitive Friday” was arrested Saturday morning for his warrants for burglary and battery. Kenneth Grier, 58, pleaded guilty to burglary in September for stealing a purse out of a vehicle at a Joshua Tree gas station in

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THEATRE 29 CASTS TAIL-WAGGING COMEDY, “SYLVIA”

Theatre 29 announces the cast of the first show of the 2017 season. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast list for the comedy “Sylvia”… Director Eddie Tucker has cast the tail-wagging comedy “Sylvia” at Theatre 29. “Sylvia” is about a man’s relationship with one of those magical animals people so

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RELAY FOR LIFE HOLIDAY THEMED KICK-OFF TOMORROW

Have you started your team for relay For Life yet? Do you want to know more information? Relay For Life, Morongo Basin is having a holiday themed kick-off tomorrow, December 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College. Organizer Cathy Inscore said come

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DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY FOR BUSINESS HOLIDAY DECORATION CONTEST

This Wednesday is the deadline to sign up for the Z107.7/Hi-Desert Publishing Business Holiday Decorating Contest. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says entering is free and is as easy as making a telephone call….. Z107.7 and Hi-Desert Publishing team up again for this year’s holiday decorating contest, a tradition every Morongo Basin

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FEDERAL WATER BILL COULD CHANGE HOW WATER FLOWS IN CALIFORNIA

Anyone monitoring recent attempts by the U.S. Congress to enact meaningful water legislation may have suffered a serious case of whiplash. For the moment, at least, the matter seems to have been resolved. Reporter David Haldane has more… California’s two Democratic senators faced off on water over the weekend, and

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FOOD FOR LIFE LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS EVE VOLUNTEERS

Saturday, Christmas Eve, December 24, Food for Life will be serving a full ham dinner to those in need in the community of Twentynine Palms. This event will be held at the Palms Baptist Church on Adobe Road. The meal will be served from 3 to 5 p.m. If you

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TLC LOOKING FOR SALAD SPONSORS

Every year, Tender Loving Christmas hosts a holiday meal for those who found themselves alone. For 33 years now, TLC has provided a hot meal and gift to those in need. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the event can’t be held without lots of help and money… Tender Loving Christmas

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL WINS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP

The girls’ basketball team from Twentynine Palms High School went 4 and 0 in the Rancho Verde tournament December 6, 7, 9, and 10 to win the championship. Coach Tim Stanford said the Wildcats’ season record stands at 7 and 1. On December 9, the girls won their game over

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports, today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ soccer teams will travel away to Loma Linda Academy. Both matches start at 6 p.m. The Yucca Valley High School girls’ basketball team will travel away to San Jacinto to play San Jacinto High School, starting at

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