MBTA BOARD MEETS, AGENCY GETS HIGHEST SAFETY RATING

At Thursday’s (March 23) meeting of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority, directors will hold a public hearing on a grant request of more than $855,000 to purchase five vehicles. Directors will also hear a presentation on the transportation reimbursement escort program. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at the MBTA

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FREE TENNIS LESSONS OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A special cooperative program will provide free tennis lessons in Yucca Valley. Reporter Kirby Davis tells you how to sign up… The Morongo Basin Tennis Association will offer lessons for adults, beginning April 1. The first four lessons are free and lessons for the next eight weeks are at low

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50 YOUTH BASKETBALL TEAMS COMING TO TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS WEEKEND

The City of Twentynine Palms will host the 59th Annual Youth Basketball Tournament this weekend. Twentynine Palms Recreation has organized 50 teams into seven different divisions, both boys and girls. Almost 80 games will be played over the course of the three days, in three different locations. Twentynine Palms High

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS, SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ varsity tennis team hosted the Rams of Desert Mirage on Monday and came away with a 15 to 3 win. In singles, the Wildcats were led by Ben Pressnall and Nathan Thomas, who swept all three sets. In doubles, the Wildcats were led by

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FAKE BOMB SCARE IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fake bomb that was left in front of a Yucca Valley business Monday. About 6 p.m., deputies were called to JT Cross Fit, in the 58900 block of Business Center Drive for a suspicious gray box that had what appeared to be homemade pipe bombs

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MISSING MICHIGAN BOY BELIEVED TO BE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Just over a year ago, 16-year-old Cody Page went missing from Saginaw, Michigan. He was last seen on March 15, 2016. He is believed to be in the area of Twentynine Palms. Cody is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He has light

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FIREFIGHTERS FIGHT TWO SMALL FIRES MONDAY

Morongo Basin firefighters were busy yesterday. Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley firefighters were called to the Joshua Tree Retreat Center about 5:30 p.m. for a small shed that caught fire. County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said the shed, which housed electrical equipment, was a total loss, and the cause

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PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A single-engine, experimental plane made an emergency landing in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday. According to a Park spokesman, the plane landed on Pinto Basin Road, close to Smoketree Wash, about 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. There were no injuries or damages to the plane. Park employees contacted the Federal Aviation

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TO HEAR A PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says an annual report on public safety in the Town will dominate the meeting… Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Joling will present his annual public safety report to the Yucca Valley Town Council at its meeting tonight. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TAKES UP CARGO CONTAINERS TONIGHT

Cargo containers are on tonight’s Twentynine Palms Planning Commission agenda. Again. Reporter David Haldane explains… It seems like a case of déjà vu. At the top of the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission is a public hearing. Specifically, it’s about whether to allow Vista del

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FALSE ID TO A DEPUTY LEADS TO TWO ARRESTS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Giving deputies a false name won’t stop them from arresting you, and the arrest for a false ID led to a second arrest. Sheriff’s report say a deputy stopped a man riding a bicycle near Mohawk Trail and Highway 62 just before 3 a.m. Friday. The man gave the deputy

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday, accusing of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 5800 block of Halsey Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 5:30 p.m. because a woman, who was sitting in some bushes, said she had been assaulted by her

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY RED HOT AUCTION SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society will host the Red Hot Auction fundraiser March 25. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The Red Hot Auction, hosted by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, will raise funds to help expand the Old Schoolhouse Museum. The event takes place March 25 at the Old

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THEATRE 29’S “INTO THE WOODS” HOPES THEIR PRINCE WILL COME

Theatre 29 has almost completed the primary casting for their upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway fairy tale musical, “Into the Woods,” but are one performer short. The darker retelling of the Grimm fairy tales, helmed by the multi-award winning director Charles Harvey, will take the stage weekends beginning April

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A WONDER VALLEY MEETING ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA FOR SENIORS SATURDAY

Last November, California voters approved Proposition 64 making marijuana use, both medical and recreational, legal in the state. Still, restrictions on pot use remain, leaving many Californians dazed and confused. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells about an upcoming meeting aimed at clearing the air … A special Wonder Valley community meeting

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT AND ABOUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regularly scheduled cleanup for the hard-working, civic minded, Joshua Clean Team is set for tomorrow morning, March 22, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Hwy 62 and Outpost on the north side. The Clean team urges you to join them as they cheerfully work to make Joshua

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DEADLINE TOMORROW FOR YUCCA VALLEY SOFTBALL LEAGUES

Yucca Valley is getting ready to start the spring softball leagues. The deadline to sign up is tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff joins us with the details… What better way to start spring than joining one of four adult slow pitch softball teams? Registration is now open for the Town

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A BIG WIN FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GIRL’S SOFTBALL

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ softball team had a huge win against Desert Hot Springs in their game Friday night, 27-0. The Lady Trojans scored 15 runs in the second inning. Haley Smith pitched a no-hitter and shut-out game against Desert Hot Springs. The Lady Trojans are 5-5 overall,

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TWO FIRES IN MORONGO BASIN OVER WEEKEND; ONE DOG KILLED

Morongo Basin firefighters were busy with two house fires over the weekend, including one in which a dog was killed. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, Yucca Valley Fire Station 41, assisted by firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, and CalFire, were called just after 2 p.m. Sunday

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YUCCA VALLEY LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY TOMORROW

Tomorrow has been designated as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day by the Yucca Valley Town Council. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a reception will be held after a ribbon cutting and unveiling of a blue line of support… The Town of Yucca Valley will show its support for local law enforcement

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