ATTEMPT TO BREAK IN TO A YUCCA VALLEY BANK SUSPECTED

Someone tried to break into Union Bank in Yucca Valley sometime over the weekend. According to a Sheriff’s report, a customer went to use the outdoor automatic teller machine on the south side of the building about 9 a.m. Monday and noticed a window facing the highway had been shattered.

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER LOOKS AT 2 NEW EMPLOYEES, 3 NEW TRUCKS

The Joshua Basin Water District will look at acquiring two new employees and three new trucks tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… Among the items up for board vote at tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District is the hiring of a human resources/labor contract administrator and an

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HI-DESERT WATER MAY SPEND SOME SERIOUS MONEY TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will look at some major expenditures tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks that agenda… The board of directors of the Hi-Desert Water District will be asked to authorize the spending of lots of money at tonight’s meeting. First up is an authorization to enter into

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL MID-SEASON BASKETBALL COACHING CHANGE

Twentynine Palms High School has experienced mid-season coaching changes with the boys’ basketball program. In a brief statement, Twentynine Palms High School Principal Justen Monical said, “Administration has appointed athletic director Jeremy Johnson interim coach through the remainder of the season.” Two assistant coaches, Matt Shragge and Mike Hill, will

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams will face Desert Mirage High School with girls traveling away and boys playing at home. Both games begin at 6 p.m.

Also tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School varsity boys’ and girls’ basketball

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL LOOKS AT A SALES TAX AND A LANDERS RODEO TONIGHT

A request for money for a rodeo in Landers, and discussion about putting a sales tax measure on the ballot this November are two of the items the Yucca Valley Town Council will discuss tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… The Yucca Valley Town Council meeting will start

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MORE VEHICLE BURGLARIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

At least four vehicle burglaries that happened Friday night and Saturday morning in Twentynine Palms are believed to be linked. According to Sheriff’s reports, the vehicles were parked in the 73700 block of Raymond Drive, and at a business in the 4900 block of Adobe Road, when the burglaries were

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Sunday morning, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called for help about 3:20 a.m., saying that her boyfriend had beat her up and refused to leave her home in the 4500 block of Adobe Road in Twentynine

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SHRINER’S, ROTARY, OFFER HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR CHILDREN

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club is teaming up with the Hi-Desert Shrine club to screen local children for a variety of conditions and possible admission to a Shriner’s Children’s hospital. Those hospitals are free for their patients. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says the screening will be held this Saturday… On Saturday,

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JOSHUA TREE MAN SEEN BURGLARIZING A HOUSE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Sunday after he was seen burglarizing a residence. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man went to a relative’s home in the 7000 block of Outpost Road in Joshua Tree shortly before 9 a.m. The witness saw another man removing items from the home

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MAN FLEES AFTER TRAFFIC STOP, HELD ON WEAPONS CHARGES

A passenger who fled when Sheriff’s deputies stopped the vehicle for an obstructed rear license plate, was arrested early Sunday morning, accused of possessing a dangerous weapon. According to a Sheriff’s report, the car was stopped near Adobe Road and Baseline Road about 1 a.m. While the deputy was talking

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PAROLE COMPLIANCE CHECK RESULTS IN ARREST OF WOMAN FOR POSSESSION OF TEAR GAS

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Friday, accused of possessing tear gas. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 71100 block of Taco Drive Friday about 9:20 p.m. to assist with a parole compliance check of Maria Bassett, 33. During the search, deputies located a

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“THE SEAHORSE” AT GROVE’S THEATER IN MORONGO VALLEY

The Groves Cabin Theater of Morongo Valley is now taking reservations for the drama, “The Seahorse.” Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how to reserve your tickets… “The Sea Horse,” a drama by Edward J. Moore, is in rehearsals now at the Groves Cabin Theater in Morongo Valley. Director Abe Daniels has

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD LOOKS AT FIRE TAX AND A BUDGET REVIEW TONIGHT

At tonight’s regular 7:00 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board is expected to review the final fire tax proposal and vote on bringing it to Morongo Valley voters in June. Among other items on tonight’s agenda, the board will receive a mid-year budget review, and present

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SCHOOL DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

There will be a Morongo Unified School District Advisory Committee meeting at Friendly Hills Elementary School in Ms. Shelley Howell’s room tomorrow, January 20, from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30p.m. The District Advisory Committee is for parents, teachers, and any other interested community members that would like to meet to discuss

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A LOOK AT ANOTHER FEATURE IN THE UPCOMING PARADE OF HOMES

Seven homes have been selected for Reach Out Morongo Basin’s February 14th Parade of Homes tour. The annual fundraiser brings in thousands of dollars to support services for Basin senior and disabled residents. The seven homes have been chosen for their artistic, historic or other unique attributes. Reporter Mike Lipsitz

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan boys’ basketball team played Desert Hot Springs Friday night and was in a fight until the bitter end, until they were edged by five points at the final horn. Coach Berry said the boys were led in scoring by Thomas Geiger and Judiah West

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FATHER AND SON LEFT HOMELESS AFTER FRIDAY FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A father and son are homeless after a Friday morning fire in Yucca Valley. Firefighters were called to the 57400 block of Lupine Avenue just before 9 a.m. There were no flames showing when firefighters arrive, but the windows in the second story apartment were black with smoke. The two

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WORKSHOP SET FOR NEW YUCCA VALLEY SEWER DEADLINES

Late last year, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board extended the deadline for when Yucca Valley homes and businesses must stop using their septic systems, from 2016 to 2021 for Phase 1, and to 2025 for Phases 2 and 3. Managing editor says the board will hold a workshop

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK HONORS DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING TODAY

Today, Joshua Tree National Park will join in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contribution to civil rights in this country, by waiving entrance fees to the park. Fees for activities such as camping, reservations, tours, or concessions will still be collected as normal. January 18 will be

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