THREE ARRESTS FOR STOLEN PROPERTY, ILLEGAL WEAPONS AND DRUGS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early Friday morning, accused of possession of a stolen vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the Joshua Tree campground in the 2600 block of Sunfair Road about 5:15 a.m. for a prowler who was looking at tools and gas cans.

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WE REVIEW “SYLVIA” AT THEATRE 29

The comedy “Sylvia” opened Theatre 29’s 2017 season last weekend. Reporter Rebecca Havely attended and offers this review of the production…

“Sylvia” follows the story of a middle-aged, Manhattan couple, Greg and Kate, and their love-hate relationship with another female. Although Greg is in the midst of a midlife crisis,

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD HONORS A RETIRING DONNA MUNOZ

Nearly three years ago, Donna Munoz swooped onto the scene at the Morongo Valley Community Services District as the mild-mannered general manager. Then, using what seemed like superhero powers, Munoz became defender of the district as threat after threat landed at her feet. Like so many flaming arrows, the challenges

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TINY HABITS CAN HELP YOU KEEP THOSE RESOLUTIONS

You can learn how some small adjustments in your life can make a big difference. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…

If you’re having trouble keeping your New Year’s resolution, a class offered by the Town of Yucca Valley may be able to help. The Tiny Habits program helps participants learn

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FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD GIVEAWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Friday, January 20, at the Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley.

LECTURE TODAY ON THE PLANTS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s brown bag lunch lecture today focuses on botanical discovery. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation…

Bring a brown bag lunch and a friend to this month’s lecture, “Botanincal Discovery and Inventory in Joshua Tree National Park.” The California desert plants remain the least documented in the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team defeated the Coachella Valley Arabs Tuesday night 72-39. Coach T.J. Stanford said this brings the ’Cats record to 16-1 overall and 3-0 in league.

Adam Bell had 24 points, D’Shaun Barrett had 18 points, and Abraham Bell had 15 points.

The Twentynine

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MAN KILLED AT TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTEL 6 HAD BEEN SMOKING METH FOR DAYS

The man who died in a shooting at a motel in Twentynine Palms early Tuesday morning had been smoking methamphetamine for days with his girlfriend, and they were in fear for their lives from unknown killers, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Deputies were called to the Motel 6 on 29

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OVER 2.5 MILLION VISITORS TO OVER CAPACITY JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK IN 2016

If you thought Joshua Tree National Park was more crowded than ever last year, you were right. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details on the park’s visitors…

More than 2.5 million people visited Joshua Tree National Park last year; 2,514,839 to be exact. That’s 500,000 more visitors than all

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INVESTIGATION CONTINUES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTEL SHOOTING THAT KILLED ONE

The Sheriff’s Department has not released any additional information about the shooting early Tuesday morning that left one man dead in Twentynine Palms. About 3:30 a.m., deputies were called to Motel 6 on the highway for shots fired. When deputies arrived to the room on the third floor of the

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LUCERNE VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR THE MURDER OF HIS WIFE

A Lucerne Valley man was arrested Friday, nine months after he allegedly killed his wife during a house fire. According to the Sheriff’s Department, county firefighters found the body of Lynda Cestone, 56, April 19, 2016, while they were battling a house fire in the 9800 block of Mesa Road

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YUCCA VALLEY COUNCIL SAYS NO TO MARIJUANA RETAIL

One of the first items of business at last night’s Yucca Valley Town Council was appointing commissioners to the Planning Commission and Parks and Rec Commission. Council member Jeff Drozd appointed Johnny Terfehr, and Council member Robert Lombardo re-appointed Charles McHenry for the Planning Commission. For the Parks and Rec

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JOSHUA TREE CRASH INJURES ONE

A man was injured in a rollover crash on Highway 62 this morning. Just before 6 a.m., the man, identified only as being in his 30s, was driving eastbound on Highway 62 when he lost control of his SUV near Sunnyhill Road, drove through landscaping and into the parking lot

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30 ARRESTED IN MASSIVE DESERT HOT SPRINGS CRIME SWEEP

The Desert Hot Springs police department arrested 30 people Tuesday during massive raids throughout the city in an operation police dubbed Operation Sandstorm. The operation focused on subjects wanted on outstanding arrest warrants and parole and probation violations. More than 160 law enforcement officers, 20 police dogs, and helicopter air

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TRAINING FOR COUNTY HOMELESS COUNT IS THIS FRIDAY

Later this month, the fourth annual census of local homeless people, known as the “Point-in-Time Count,” takes place. The results will be used in a variety of ways, including to help determine where County funds and other resources will be best allocated. The count is conducted primarily by volunteers. Edica

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO HEAR FROM HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will hold a special meeting 6:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, January 18. After swearing in Dawn Johnson to fill the vacant seat for Landers, the advisory council will hear public safety reports from fire and law enforcement agencies. Next up is a presentation by Hi-Desert

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MAY REVISE CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY

The Joshua Basin Water District board of directors convenes tonight in regular session. Among items on the agenda, directors will consider revisions to the conflict of interest policy after which it will hear standing committee, staff and director reports. It all starts at 6:30 p.m. at district offices on Chollita

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SURPLUS FOOD GIVEAWAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS MORNING

The January distribution of USDA commodities will take place Wednesday, January 18, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Immanuel Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 6450 Star Dune Avenue, in Twentynine Palms.

29 PALMS ART GALLERY PAINT NIGHT FUND-RAISER TOMORROW

The 29 Palms Art Gallery is holding a fundraiser, Living Color: Wine and Paint Night. Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The wildly popular fundraiser, Living Color: Wine and Paint Night, is back at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. On Thursday, January 19, enjoy festive treats and nibbles as you sip

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team played their first home game of the season and cruised to a 65-35 De Anza League win over Rancho Mirage High School last night in Trojan Gym. Coach Jess Geeson said junior Savannah Beasley led the team with 14 points, while

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