MARRIAGE LICENSES NOW AVAILABLE IN JOSHUA TREE

The county government building in Joshua Tree is now offering document recording services. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has more… Morongo Basin residents who want to get married no longer have to travel to San Bernardino to get their marriage license. Marriage licenses, along with copies of birth, death, and marriage certificates,

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OPENING AND CLOSING RECEPTIONS FOR GALLERY 62 YOUTH ART SHOW

Gallery 62 is hosting a youth art show. Managing editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… Gallery 62 Art Gallery in Joshua Tree will hold an opening reception for its youth art show, entitled United Through Art, during its Second Saturday Art Crawl, Saturday, February 11. Students in grades kindergarten through

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HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP SET FOR MONDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, February 13. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Sportsman’s Club, 6225 Sunburst Avenue in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

CHP OFFICERS SAVE CHOKING WOMAN IN YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Three California Highway Patrol officers are credited with saving the life of a woman who was choking in a Yucca Valley Restaurant. CHP Officer Simon Miller said that he, Officer Caleb Miller, and Officer Aaron Lowe were at Taco Bell about 12:45 p.m. Friday when a woman at a nearby

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DIRT BIKE RIDER KILLED IN HEAD-ON CRASH ON AMBOY ROAD

A dirt-bike rider, riding without proper lights or a helmet, was killed in a head-on collision east of Twentynine Palms last night. According to the CHP, a 2002, Ford F-350 pick-up truck, driven by Patrick Candelaria, 47, of Twentynine Palms, was traveling eastbound on Amboy Road at 6:11 P.M. and

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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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