MAN DEAD FOLLOWING A SHOOTING IN YUCCA MESA EARLY SATURDAY MORNING

A man is dead following a shooting in Yucca Mesa early this morning. According to Sheriff’s Homicide Sergeant Greg Myler, deputies were called to the 57700 block of Belmont Street at 12:52 a.m. for shots fired, and a 29-year-old man was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics. Myler said

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FALL BACK SUNDAY; DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS TONIGHT

Spring forward, fall back. Yes, it’s that time again. Managing editor Tami Roleff reminds us to not only change our clocks tonight, but also smoke alarm batteries… Daylight Saving Time ends tonight, which means it’s time to change our clocks again. In March, we “spring” forward one hour, so on

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE

The Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department is holding a Halloween fun fest Saturday, October 31, for children ages 10 and under. The fun fest will include games, candy, and a not-so-scary haunted house. This free event is presented as an alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. The event will be held

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THREE MEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH YUCCA VALLEY BURGLARIES; DETECTIVES SEARCHING FOR ONE MORE

Three Yucca Valley men were arrested Wednesday, and Sheriff’s deputies are searching for one more, following a burglary and drug lab investigation in Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, a Sheriff’s task force served two search warrants at 9:42 a.m. at homes in the 5200 block of Warren

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SUPERVISOR GIVES STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS

Following a presentation by Yucca Valley Mayor George Huntington who gave a State of Yucca Valley address on Thursday, Third District County Supervisor James Ramos gave an overview of some county accomplishments. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report… Third District County Supervisor James Ramos said the

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HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

Stay safe with your little trick-or-treaters tonight. Here’s assignment reporter David Knutson with some safety tips… Tonight is the night. Trick-or-treating, jack-o-lanterns, scary decorations, and dressing up. Although Halloween is a fun holiday, you should make a few important safety precautions. Trick-or-treating is never as safe as a Halloween party,

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SIGN UP NOW FOR YUCCA VALLEY YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAM

Boys and girls ages 6 to 14 can sign up now for basketball through the Town of Yucca Valley. Program offerings include a new pee-wee division for children in first and second grades. The six-week program offers a choice of Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday sessions, beginning January 11. The cost is

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STAR PARTY SATURDAY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, October 31. The star party will start about 7:10 p.m. and end about 10 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be clusters and nebulae in the Milky Way, the outer planets and later on the Andromeda Galaxy. Guests may bring

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DALE BASIN WELL OWNERS MEET SUNDAY

The Dale Basin Well Owner’s Association will hold its bi-annual meeting Sunday, November 1, at 4 p.m. at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road in Twentynine Palms. On the agenda is a discussion of current water issues, a review of the bylaws, (bring your copy of the bylaws

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HAUNTED HALLOWEEN WALK IN MORONGO VALLEY TONIGHT

This Halloween night, October 31, Morongo Valley children age 5 and above, are invited to meet at the Geeson Ball Field on Park Blvd. for a haunted Halloween walk. The evening walk starts at 6:30 p.m. Bring a small flashlight. No open-toe shoes and no dogs are permitted. Those who

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THREE MEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH YUCCA VALLEY BURGLARIES; DETECTIVES SEARCHING FOR ONE MORE

Three Yucca Valley men were arrested Wednesday, and Sheriff’s deputies are searching for one more, following a burglary and drug lab investigation in Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, a Sheriff’s task force served two search warrants at 9:42 a.m. at homes in the 5200 block of Warren

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YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR NOTES PROGRESS IN HIS STATE OF THE TOWN REMARKS

Representatives from 10 government agencies, educational and health care organizations, as well as from the Twentynine Palms Marine Base and Joshua Tree National Park gathered Thursday afternoon to present a State of the Morongo Basin to about 200 people at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Yucca Valley Mayor George Huntington

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS SUNDAY MORNING

Daylight Saving Time ends Saturday night, which means it’s time to change our clocks again. In March, we “spring” forward one hour, so on the first Sunday in November, we “fall” back, gaining that hour we “lost” eight months ago. The official time change is 2 a.m. Sunday, but for

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD CANDIDATES, PART 2 OF 3: JENNIFER LIEBERTZ

The Morongo Valley Community Services District oversees the parks, street lights, and fire department in the unincorporated area on the west end of our Basin. On November 3, voters there must decide who among three candidates are best suited to fill two open seats on the CSD board. Assignment reporter

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CONGRESSMAN RUIZ SEEKING A WOUNDED WARRIOR

Congressman Raul Ruiz, who represents the low-desert areas, is seeking a disabled veteran to join his office as a veterans’ caseworker through the Wounded Warrior Fellowship program. The Wounded Warrior Fellowship program is limited to veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, have less than 20

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN YUCCA VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS, JOSHUA TREE, AND MORONGO VALLEY

Get your scariest, funniest, and most original costumes and pumpkins ready for the Halloween Spooktacular, sponsored by the Town of Yucca Valley and the Hi-Desert Nature Museum on Saturday, October 31. The costume contest will be divided into age groups. Registration begins at 1 p.m. in the Yucca Room at

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DALE BASIN WELL OWNERS MEET SUNDAY

The Dale Basin Well Owner’s Association will hold its bi-annual meeting Sunday, November 1, at 4 p.m. at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road in Twentynine Palms. On the agenda is a discussion of current water issues, a review of the bylaws, (bring your copy of the bylaws

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT CHILI DINNER TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley High School music booster club is hosting a chili dinner fund-raiser Friday, October 30. Admission is $5. The dinner will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Yucca Valley High School multi-purpose room. The school is located at 7600 Sage Avenue in Yucca Valley.

LAST TORTOISE ROCK CONCERT COVER JOHNNY CASH TONIGHT

Tonight will be the final concert in the Tortoise Rock Summer Concert series. Reporter David Knutson invites you to a tribute to Johnny Cash… Come out to the last, free, Live at the Rock Summer Concert Series Event at Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms. On Friday, October 30, a

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL DOES WELL IN CIF TENNIS INDIVIDUALS

In the DeAnza League individual tennis finals tournament, Yucca Valley High School’s Katie Brattain took second place and Carrie Scofield third place. In doubles, Dawn Rich and Moriah Goddard are back-to-back doubles champions.

In the second tournament, in doubles, Nikole Cody and Alli Koedel took first place and Liviya Osborne

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