A FULL HOUSE CELEBRATES BRIGHT FUTURE AND NEW MAYOR FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms held its annual re-organization meeting last night. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this report…

Twentynine Palms is a growing city with a bright future and a new mayor. Those first two points were emphasized in outgoing Mayor John Cole’s state-of-the-city address delivered to a standing-room-only crowd

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ADDS SAFETY FEATURES AT A TROUBLED WASH

The City of Twentynine Palms is taking public safety measures after many vehicles were getting stuck in the soft sand around a local flood control wash. Among the vehicles stuck recently was a semi-truck with a driver from New York who was following his GPS and tried to drive through

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SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING ON CONTROVERSIAL ELECTION CHANGES

The Morongo Unified School District held a public meeting last night, including a public hearing on proposed by-trustee area elections. Reporter Andrew Dieleman was there and has the details…

Members of the desert community were quick to weigh-in on the proposed by-trustee area elections plan at the MUSD public meeting

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED IN RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of burglarizing a home. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 56400 block of Sun Terrace Drive in Landers came home shortly before 2 p.m. to find his home burglarized, and an unknown man leaving on a bicycle. The resident

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PEDESTRIAN FOUND TO HAVE LOADED GUN

A pedestrian was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of carrying a loaded firearm in public. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped Justin White, 36, who was walking on the shoulder of Highway 62 near Camino del Cielo about 4 a.m. White allegedly told the deputy he was carrying

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD MEETS, SEWER COST WORKSHOP AND NEW OFFICERS

Approval of contracts for the Yucca Valley sewer project, a workshop to help low-income residents pay for the sewer, and an election of officers are some of the items on tonight’s agenda for the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details…

Among the

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

Among the old business items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight (Wednesday, December 13) are a progress report on the consultant, and fencing on the east end of the airport to stop runway infractions. Under new business, directors will discuss new fence

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

At Thursday’s (December 14) meeting of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority, directors will begin the meeting with a recognition of an employee who is retiring. Under new business, directors will be asked to approve revisions to the fiscal year 2018 operating and capital budgets. Directors will then elect new officers.

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER MEETING SHORT AND SWEET

Last night’s meeting of the water board in Landers, the last for 2017, was short and sweet. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills us in…

At last night’s special board meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, directors approved a resolution establishing that every individual working for the governing board, as a

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BOY SCOUT FUND-RAISER AT DICKIES BARBEQUE IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY

Cub Scout Pack 903 from Yucca Valley will hold a fundraiser at Dickey’s Barbecue today (Wednesday, December 13). Dickey’s will donate 10 percent of sales today to the Cub Scout pack; all you have to do is drop your receipt in a box at the restaurant. Dickey’s Barbecue is located

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD TAKES UP ARTICULATION TOMORROW

Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet tomorrow. Reporter Andrew Dieleman fills us in on the details…

The Board of Trustees’ meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. with a closed session meeting to discuss labor negotiations and anticipated litigation due to two bid deficiencies, they will then reconvene at

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ soccer team will travel away to Bermuda Dunes to play Desert Christian Academy. Game time is at 5 p.m.

Also today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team will travel to Hemet to play Tahquitz High

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TO HEAR STATE OF THE CITY, NAME NEW MAYOR

The City of Twentynine Palms holds its annual re-organization meeting tonight. Here with the details is reporter David Haldane…

Twentynine Palms will select a new mayor and mayor pro tem at tonight’s city council meeting. But not until after current Mayor John Cole tells everyone how things are going in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER CALLS A MEMBERSHIP MEETING FOR THURSDAY

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is inviting its members to a “State of the Chamber” meeting this week. President and Executive Director Jacob Smith said the meeting will bring the membership up to date on the current status of the Chamber, issues and challenges facing it, and take input

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TO GET PROJECT STATUS UPDATE TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hear an update tonight on all the projects planned and under construction in the town. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details…

There are currently more than three dozen projects planned or under construction in the town of Yucca Valley, ranging from curbs

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY MEN ACCUSED OF SELLING STOLEN GENERATOR

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested Sunday, accused of trying to sell a generator they allegedly stole a few days earlier. According to a Sheriff’s report, on Friday, Christopher Browne, 36, and John Powers, 26, broke into a storage container at a construction site in the 64100 block of Hollinger

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JOSHUA TREE MAN MISTAKENLY RELEASED FROM MORONGO BASIN JAIL

A Joshua Tree man was mistakenly released from jail Thursday. An arrest warrant had been issued for Paul Maki, 40, for multiple charges, including assault with a deadly weapon, possession of methamphetamine, theft, and failure to appear for his court date. Maki was arrested on the warrant about 9:30 a.m.

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CONVICTED FELON FOUND WITH DRUGS AND AMMO

A convicted felon was arrested Saturday following a routine traffic stop, after a deputy found ammunition in his pick-up truck. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a gray Chevrolet truck for a broken brake light about 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Joshua Lane and Pueblo Drive. The

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PROTECT YOUR MAIL AND PACKAGES FROM MAIL THEFT

Mail theft is a real problem in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Tanisha Cureton has some tips about how to protect your mail from thieves…

Sending mail and packages can be scary during the holiday season. So, here are some tips to protect your mail.

Avoid sending cash by mail; if

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MARINE BASE REPRESENTATIVES MEET WITH WONDER VALLEY RESIDENTS TOMORROW

Representatives from the Combat Center will be at the Wonder Valley community meeting Wednesday, December 13, to discuss illegal shooting, the dumping of animals, and other issues. A representative from the county fire department will also give a report. The meeting is set for 11 a.m. at the Wonder Valley

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