A CIF FORFEIT PUTS TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF IN DEANZA LEAGUE FIRST PLACE

A forfeit has put the Twentynine Palms High School golf team in first place in the DeAnza League. At the end of the regular season in golf, there was a three-way tie for first place between Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, and Rancho Mirage. The tie resulted in a co-championship for

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ONLINE GAMING FEUD RESULTS IN ASSAULT, VANDALISM ARREST FOR MORONGO VALLEY MAN

A feud between two men over their online gaming consoles escalated and resulted in the arrest of a Morongo Valley man for assault with a deadly weapon early Tuesday morning According to the Sheriff’s Department, Steven Ingersoll, 24, and the other man had been engaging in mutual text message harassment

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HELP SOUGHT IN LOCATING PARADISE PARK VANDALS

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects who vandalized Paradise Park in Yucca Valley last month. On April 22, and again on April 26, unknown suspects spray painted graffiti on the park’s picnic tables, signs, restroom walls, storage container, and newly poured sidewalks. Yucca

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SHERIFF’S PURSUIT BRIEFLY PUTS YUCCA VALLEY HIGH A SCHOOL ON LOCKDOWN

The Yucca Valley High School was on lockdown for a few minutes Tuesday morning during a Sheriff’s pursuit in the area. About 10:17 a.m., Deputies Bruce Southworth and Raman Singh attempted to stop a vehicle traveling westbound on Onaga Trail. The driver, later identified as Marcus Corona, 21, of Yucca

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR STOLEN TRAILER, DRUGS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday, accused of being in possession of a stolen trailer and operating a drug house. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 58000 block of Saratoga Street about noon with a warrant for the arrest of Anthoney Garcia, 32,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TALKS REVENUE AND BUDGETS

After saying goodbye to County Fire Division Chief John Chamberlin, and welcoming newly promoted Division Chief Tom Marshall, the Yucca Valley Town Council recognized two out-going commissioners: Gregory Hill, on the Parks Commission, and Vickie Bridenstine on the Planning Commission. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the council then talked revenue

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERING SUMMER DAY CAMP PROGRAM

The Twentynine Palms Recreation Department summer day camp program is available for children who will be entering first through fifth grades in the fall. Activities include daily swimming at the Luckie Park pool, bowling, trips to the local library, arts and crafts, movie days, fun contests, sports, out-of-town field trips,

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JOSHUA TREE RECREATION OFFERS BASEBALL AND T-BALL PROGRAM

Registration is now open for the Joshua Tree Rec and Park department’s summer baseball/T-ball program. The program is open to children ages 4 to 14; the cost is $61 per player. The eight-week session begins the week of June 13, and all games and practices will be held at Sunburst

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SPRING MUSICAL. “BROADCAST” OPENS TUESDAY

The Yucca Valley High School Theatre Company spring musical is “Broadcast,” an original 1940s style musical comedy. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… You’re invited to take a sentimental journey with the Yucca Valley High School Theatre Company. To get you “In the Mood,” swing era attire is encouraged. Their

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN ANNUAL LUNCH AND FASHION SHOW SATURDAY

Tickets are now available for Desert Hills Presbyterian Church women’s group’s annual luncheon and fashion show. The event is set for Saturday, May 7, at 11:30. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. Along with desert fashions by Draper’s and Damon’s, there will be raffles. The menu includes tomato stuffed with chicken

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, May 13, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will enjoy a presentation by their own Michelle Stoops, who will speak about the founding and history of Hi-Desert Division 62. Lunch will be provided at

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DOG LICENSING AND PET VACCINATION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Pet owners may want to take advantage of a licensing and vaccination clinic in Yucca Valley tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff gets out the leashes and carriers… The Town of Yucca Valley will host a dog licensing and pet vaccination clinic on Thursday May 5, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF IN DEANZA LEAGUE FINALS

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats golf team participated Tuesday in the De Anza league finals. The seven teams in the league gathered at Rancho Mirage to compete for individual honors, and to decide which of the three co-championship teams would represent the league at the CIF team championships. Coach

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley high school baseball and softball teams will host Rancho Mirage High School at home. Both games start at 3:15. Also tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School baseball and softball teams will travel away to Big Bear High School. First pitch for both

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FIRE IN JOHNSON VALLEY DESTROYS GARAGE, HOUSE PARTIALLY SAVED

Firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and a water tender from Lucerne Valley were able to save a Johnson Valley home from being a total loss, although the detached garage burned to the ground Monday morning. County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard said that firefighters were called to the

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OVER 1,000 POUNDS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS COLLECTED IN TAKE BACK DAY EVENT

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s department and the Drug Enforcement Administration took in 1,049 pounds of expired or unused and unwanted prescription drugs during the nationwide prescription drug take-back day on Saturday, April 30. The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station took in 33 pounds of prescription drugs during the free and

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS: PUBLIC HEARING ON DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEES

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. A renewal of development impact fees and a report on special revenue funds are on the agenda. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… Among the items on tonight’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council will

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VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS FOUND ABANDONED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

An employee at the Motel 6 in Twentynine Palms found partially completed voter registration forms next to a dumpster at the motel Saturday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 11:30 p.m. the employee notified the motel manager about finding the 67 partially completed voter registration forms, and the manager

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BICYCLING UNDER THE INFLUENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Bicycling under the influence? A Twentynine Palms man discovered Monday afternoon that California laws against driving under the influence also apply to bicycling under the influence. According to a Sheriff’s report, Raymond Espinoza, 39, was riding his bicycle on Aztec Avenue near Twentynine Palms Junior High School shortly before 3

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS, TEACHERS DAY, TEACHERS SOUGHT, AND MEALS MAY GO UP

The Morongo Unified School Board meets in regular session. Reporter David Haldane says a day to honor teachers, a call for more teachers, and an increase in the price of meals are all on the agenda… Teachers in the Morongo Unified School District may soon have a day set aside

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