TOMORROW IS THE DEADLINE TO FILE FOR MOST AREA ELECTED OFFICES

Excepting those offices with incumbents choosing not to run, the deadline to run for local elected bodies is tomorrow. Reporter David Haldane explains… If you’ve always dreamed of power and glory, tomorrow may be your last chance to embark on that path. At least for a while. That’s the deadline

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Friday, August 12, at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street, in Joshua Tree.

MAN DROWNS IN MISHAP AT POOL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A man drowned early Tuesday morning in a pool in Twentynine Palms. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, a woman called for help about 1:40 Tuesday morning to say that her boyfriend, who was not identified, was in a pool in the 72300 block of Larrea Avenue. The

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TWO MEN ARRESTED AFTER TODDLER FOUND ALONE IN JOSHUA TREE

Updated August 11:

Two men were arrested Tuesday evening in Joshua Tree, accused of leaving a young child alone and then fighting with the friends of the person who reported them. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called about 7:30 p.m. to report a child, estimated to be 4

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SEARCH WARRANT RESULTS IN THREE ARRESTS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Three Yucca Valley residents were arrested Tuesday morning during two search warrants in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home and business in the 900 block of Cambria and the 55400 block of Yucca Trail about 9:14 a.m. Tuesday to serve a search warrant. At

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN LEADS DEPUTIES ON HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT FROM YUCCA VALLEY TO JOSHUA TREE MONDAY NIGHT

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Monday night after leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit through Yucca Valley residential neighborhoods and on the highway to Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, Benjamin Johnson, 39, was in the old Stater Brothers parking lot in the 57000 block of 29 Palms

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION ADDS NEW MEMBER, GETS UPDATES

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission met in regular session last night. After swearing in a new commissioner, they went on to business and an update on upcoming housing and commercial projects. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at that meeting, and files this report… After swearing in Margie Trandem as the

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COUNTY DELAYS NEXTERA VOTE, JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETING SHORTENED

The County Board of Supervisors was expected to make a decision on an appeal of the approval of a controversial NextEra Commercial Solar project on the former Roy Williams airport in the Sunfair area of Joshua Tree yesterday. What they did was postpone that hearing until Tuesday, August 16. The

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AN UPDATE ON THE NEARBY PILOT FIRE

The Pilot Fire in the nearby San Bernardino Mountains continues to grow, The U.S. Forest service says as of this morning, August 10th, the fire had burned 7,861 acres and was 64 percent contained. The fire broke out about 12:10 p.m. Sunday at the Miller Canyon Off-Highway Vehicle area off

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THEATRE 29 CASTING FOR THE UPCOMING “HALLOWEEN HAUNT”

Theatre 29 announces auditions for the highly anticipated return of the eleventh incarnation of their much anticipated and highly successful Halloween haunt. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the auditions details… Director Cyrus Short has auditions planned for “Resurgence,” this year’s Halloween haunted house. Adventurous souls will be self-guided, as they explore

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COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW IN CLOSED AND OPEN SESSIONS

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees convenes in regular open session at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community Room on the Joshua Tree campus. Right off, trustees will adjourn to closed session for employee disciplinary action and an evaluation of the college president/superintendent. Back in open session

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight, (Wednesday, August 10), are correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission; airport use agreements, an update on the entry gate; an extended financial audit; and budget review and approval. Under new business,

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PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST FRAUDULENT CHARGES

With slick computer scammers constantly trying to separate you from your money, we have to be on guard all the time. Reporter Edica Gonzales tells you how to protect yourself against fraudulent credit card charges… To protect yourself against having your credit card information stolen or used, don’t use your

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1976 PLANNING REUNION

The Yucca Valley High School Class of 1976 will hold their 40-year reunion on Saturday, September 17, from 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. at the Hawk’s Landing Golf Resort in Yucca Valley. The evening will include dinner and dancing, with music provided by the Z107.7 Mobile DJ. All members of

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PICNIC AT DESERT CHRIST PARK TOMORROW

Residents are invited to a picnic in the park at Desert Christ Park tomorrow, Thursday, August 11, to share their memories of this outdoor “museum of sculptures.” Bring a chair and a picnic dinner, and enjoy the wildlife, the views, and the park’s history and memories. The free picnic begins

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BODY FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY LAST WEEK IDENTIFIED AS MISSING WOMAN

The Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that the woman’s body found in the desert in Yucca Valley Tuesday, August 2, is that of a woman who was reported missing August 1. According to the initial Sheriff’s report, Glenna Reed, 48, was arguing with her boyfriend in his vehicle about 2:30 p.m.

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TEEN ARRESTED AFTER HITTING PREGNANT WOMAN WITH A SKATEBOARD

A teenager was arrested Saturday evening, accused of hitting a pregnant woman with his skateboard. According to a Sheriff’s report, the teen, who was not identified due to this age, went with two friends into the Vons grocery store in Yucca Valley about 6 p.m. and started riding his skateboard

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NON-TEACHING SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES REACH CONTRACT AGREEMENT

It looks like the non-teaching employees of the Morongo unified School District, after long stalled negotiations, have finally reached an agreement with the district over their contract, Reporter David Haldane looks at the proposed terms… “Houston, we have an agreement!” That was the headline on a press release sent out

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PILOT FIRE GROWS, MORE EVACUATIONS ORDERED

At nearly 7,000 acres and growing, the “Pilot” fire continues to burn through the nearby western San Bernardino Mountains, 4,700 mountain and desert residents have been told to evacuate. Crews had contained 6 percent of the fire by sunset Monday. On Monday, flames spread in all directions, fire officials said.

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS: PUBLIC HEARING, NEW COMMISSIONER

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets in Regular session. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a new commissioner, a public hearing and a decision on a delay are all on the agenda… After swearing in its newest planning commissioner, Margie Trandem, the Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold a public hearing

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