JOHNSON VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AT MAN CAMPING NEAR A CHURCH

A Johnson Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of shooting at another man. The Sheriff’s Department said the victim called shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday to report that he was camping near the First Baptist Church on Golden Ray Road when he encountered Jack Santellanes, 60. The man told deputies

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK EXPECTED TO BE BUSY THIS WEEKEND

With more than 2.5 million visitors last year to Joshua Tree National Park, the park’s Joshua Tree entrance often has a long line of cars waiting to enter the park. Edica Gonzalez reminds residents to use alternate entrances… Joshua Tree National Park is seeing more and more visitors, adding up

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BURGLARY AT HI-DESERT PREGNANCY CLINIC

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary at the High Desert Pregnancy Center in Yucca Valley. Employees and volunteers reporting to the clinic in the 56600 block of 29 Palms Highway Wednesday morning discovered a door had been forced open. The unknown suspects stole computers and electronic items, pregnancy tests,

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR JOSHUA TREE BURGLARY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, accused of a burglary in Joshua Tree last week. Sheriff’s reports say Nomad Adventures in Joshua Tree reported that a man came into the store on January 31 and stole a blue backpack. The deputy who investigated the burglary saw a man

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SELF-DEFENSE CLASS OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Classes in self-defense are being offered by the Town of Yucca Valley. Reporter Kirby Davis tells you how to sign up… Learn self-defense at a class sponsored by the town of Yucca Valley. Instructor Norm Rose will teach a 2½ hour hands-on lesson Saturday, March 11 from 9 to 11:30

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN THREATENS TO KILL HIS WIFE WITH A KNIFE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of threatening to kill his fiancée with a knife. Sheriff’s Investigators say John Butac, 29, of the 57700 block of Carlyle Drive, was arguing with a woman Tuesday night when she says he grabbed her by the wrists and took her cell

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ARGUMENT OVER LOUD TV ESCALATES TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA VALLEY

An argument over a loud television set turned violent in Yucca Valley early Wednesday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman in the 6300 block of Hermosa Avenue said she was sleeping when she was woken up by a loud TV in the living room. She told deputies when

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION THIS TUESDAY

The third Monday of the month is usually the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. However, due to the federal Presidents’ Day holiday, the date has been changed to Tuesday, February 14. Edica Gonzalez has the times and places… The Community

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LUCKIE AVENUE CLOSES MONDAY FOR 4 WEEKS

Luckie Avenue—the street that goes through the parking lot at Luckie Park—will be closed for about four weeks, starting Monday, February 13. The parking lot will be repaved, and some of the curbs, gutters and sidewalks will be replaced.

COURTHOUSE CLOSED THE NEXT TWO MONDAYS

County courthouses will be closed Monday, February 13, for Lincoln’s Birthday, and Monday, February 20, for President’s Day.

STAR TWIRLERS VALENTINES DANCE SATURDAY

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is holding a Valentine’s Day dance Saturday, February 11. Line dancing will be held 7 to 7:30 p.m. and between tips; square dancing is 7:30 to 10 p.m. Callers are Brent Lively and Linda Sande. The dance will be held at the Yucca Valley

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10 a.m. in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus. An optional $10 breakfast and fellowship starts at 9 a.m. Members will nominate and vote on officers for the next two years. Saturday’s meeting is open

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INTER COLLEGIATE BASKETBALL COMING TO COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The Copper Mountain College Athletic Booster Club, still in its infancy, has reached its benchmark 100-member goal. Expectations are high that soon the club will celebrate CMC’s own teams in the Bell Center. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says there’s no turning back now; intercollegiate basketball is on the horizon… Last August

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS” SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team closed out their regular season schedule with a 69-30 win over Desert Hot Springs last night on Senior Night in Trojan Gym. Coach Jess Geeson said junior Zena Yakimow continued her strong play with a team high 14 points and 12 rebounds. Junior

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4-YEAR-OLD FALLS OUT OF A SECOND STORY WINDOW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 4-year-old boy fell out of a second story window in Twentynine Palms Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the toddler, who lives in military housing in the 5900 block of Desert Knoll Avenue, opened a window in his bedroom about 9:30 p.m., leaned out and fell. The boy landed

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OLD SCHOOLHOUSE LECTURE LOOKS AT VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA, TOMORROW

The fascinating story of Virginia City, Nevada will be the subject of tomorrow’s Old Schoolhouse Museum Lecture. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how and where to enjoy the lecture…

Virginia City, Nevada—the site of the Comstock Lode, and where author Mark Twain, the outlaw Sam Brown, and a host

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS SETS SURPLUS GOODS AUCTION

The City of Twentynine Palms will hold a sealed-bid auction of surplus goods February 23 and 24. The items will be on display—and sealed bids can be placed—both days from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the city’s Public Works yard, 6994 Bullion Ave. All bids will be opened at

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE MEETS SUNDAY

If you enjoy eating good food and meeting new people—and who doesn’t—reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report for anyone who enjoys these things and who wants to become more involved in their community…

Transition Joshua Tree holds its quarterly membership meeting and potluck this Sunday, February 12, from 5 to

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GET CPR CERTIFIED THIS SATURDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Get certified in CPR in one day. During this 2½ hour workshop, participants will learn adult, child and infant CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, and a defibrillator demonstration from a certified American CPR training instructor. All class materials are provided and participants will earn an American CPR training certification card good

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ANY MORONGO BASIN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CAN ENTER ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST

The Rotary Club Speech contest is open to all Morongo basin area high school students. The contest offers cash prizes, a chance to move up, bragging rights, and serious resume cred. Reporter Kirby Davis has details…

Students from all local high schools are invited to participate in the 2017 Four-Way

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