TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL NAMED A NATIONAL BEST HIGH SCHOOL

For the third year in a row, Twentynine Palms High School received a bronze recognition by US News and World Report for best high schools in America, narrowly missing the silver distinction by 1.8 points. Principal Justin Monical said, “TPHS anticipates the silver distinction in 2018 as the data used

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LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL ART AND TALENT SHOW TONIGHT

La Contenta Middle School will showcase their students in an art and talent show tonight, Thursday, May 26. The art show will be in the school library, open from 5:00 to 5:30 and again from 8:00 to 8:30. For the Lion Showcase Talent Show, doors open at 5:00 and the

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HELP THOSE IN NEED

Tomorrow is the deadline for a group of Yucca Valley High School students helping people in need. Reporter David Haldane has the details… If you were homeless, would you need toothpaste? How about deodorant, shampoo, razors and band aids? What about pre-stamped envelopes for letters to loved ones and words

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WE MARK THE PASSING OF LEROY GODDEN

Leroy Godden, a 15-year-resident of Yucca Valley, died May 21. He was 62 years old. Leroy Godden is survived by his sisters, Nalee Mock, Alysa Henderson, and Rondel Shafer, all of Yucca Valley; and his brothers, Jody Godden of Joshua Tree, and Sean Godden of Yucca Valley. Services have not

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FIRE DESTROYS A JOSHUA TREE HOME

A home in the Desert Heights area of Twentynine Palms is a total loss after a fire Tuesday afternoon, and smoke from the fire could be seen for miles. Firefighters from Twentynine Palms, Wonder Valley, the Combat Center, and Joshua Tree were called to the home of Joanie Johnson and

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION DENIES RECONSIDERATION OF MARIJUANA BAN

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission made a few tweaks to the short-term vacation rental ordinance, changing quiet time hours to 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.; requiring (removable) signs with 24-hour contact information; and requiring a minimum age of 21 for renters of short-term rentals. The ordinance will now go to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS NEW TOURISM DISTRICT HAS SOME BUSINESSES CRYING FOUL

Twentynine Palms is implementing a new measure to increase tourism over the objections of some local business owners who are crying foul. Reporter David Haldane attended last night’s City Council meeting and filed this report… Hoteliers of Twentynine Palms, get out your wallets! That was the main takeaway from last

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LOCAL DESERT DEFENDERS DISAPPOINTED IN PROPOSED PARK SERVICE BUDGET

Local desert lands supporters are “disappointed and troubled” at the new fiscal year 2018 figures for the National Park Service included in the latest budget proposal. President Trump proposed a $2.55 billion budget for the National Park Service, including funding increases for Administration priorities like deferred maintenance. The administration says

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CHP OFFERS START SMART CLASSES FOR NEW DRIVERS

The California Highway Patrol Morongo Basin is hosting a Start Smart driving awareness class for newly licensed drivers. Reporter Eric Knabe has the class details… Start Smart is designed to provide teens and their parents with an interactive, safe driving awareness class. This class is one and a half to

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Monday, accused of punching his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Patrick Stallworth, 28, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 7300 block of Bannock Trail about 3:30 a.m. when she said he threatened her with a kitchen knife. After he threw the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD GETS CHROMIUM-6 UPDATE TONIGHT

At tonight’s water board meeting in Twentynine Palms, the board will hear an update on Chromium-6 treatment and look at a draft budget. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… At tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District the board will hear a presentation on the draft budget for fiscal 2017/2018.

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FILING PERIOD OPENS FOR THREE SEATS ON TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Three four-year terms for the Twentynine Palms Water District board of directors are up for election in August. Twentynine Palms residents interested in running for election may obtain and file the candidate filing documents from the water district office, or from the San Bernardino County Elections Office, 777 East Rialto

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WARREN VALLEY WATERMASTER SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will put on their Warren Valley Watermaster hats for a special meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Warren Valley Basin Watermaster board of directors will hold a special meeting Wednesday, May 24. On the agenda, the board will be asked

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A TOWN HALL MEETING IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS TONIGHT

Desert Hot Springs Mayor Scott Matas will hold a town hall meeting today (Wednesday, May 24) instead of holding a State of the City address. The meeting will consist of a 30-minute presentation by the mayor, followed by a question-and-answer session. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the

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THE GRUBSTAKE DAYS PONY EXPRESS RIDES AGAIN THIS FRIDAY

The Grubstakes Days Pony Express rides again! Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Bring your stamped mail to the Yucca Valley Chamber office or head in for a free post card and buy a $1 stamp from the chamber. Then drop your mail in the Pony Express Mailbox before May

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ARMED ROBBERY AT PAYLESS SHOES IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an armed robbery at the Payless Shoe Store in Yucca Valley. About 6:30 p.m. Monday, the suspect entered the store in the 57900 block of 29 Palms Highway, lifted his shirt to show a gun, and demanded the store clerk give him cash from the

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BIG RIG CRASH SNARLS THE MORONGO GRADE

Traffic was snarled on the Morongo Grade for most of Monday due to a big rig that crashed through the guardrail. The truck was hauling two tanks with about 40,000 pounds of soda ash used to make glass when a front tire blew out about noon yesterday. The blow out

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FIRE AT THE LANDERS COUNTY LANDFILL LAST NIGHT

Firefighters spent Monday evening battling a fire at the county landfill in Landers. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said the call came in about 6 p.m. and Yucca Mesa firefighters arrived at the dump to find refuse about 100 feet by 100 feet on fire. Firefighters called in a

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION: REVISIT MARIJUANA BAN, SHORT TERM RENTALS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meet tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they will discuss whether to revisit their marijuana ban after getting incorrect information. They will also hold a public hearing on short-term vacation rentals… At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, commissioners will once again hold

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL: TOURISM DISTRICT, $3.5 MILLION LAW FOR ENFORCEMENT

The Twentynine Palms City Council wants to promote tourism in the city. Listen up, because you could be paying for it. Reporter David Haldane has the story… If you own a hotel or rent your house to vacationers in Twentynine Palms, you might want to pay attention to tonight’s City

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