ARREST FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER MADE FOR TWO STABBINGS LAST WEEK

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Thursday, accused of trying to kill two people last week. On Tuesday, August 1, deputies were called to the 55300 block of Santa Fe Trail when a woman said Ronnie Zink, 21, came to their home about 6:30 p.m. and stabbed Desiree Ramirez, 37,

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CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A registered sex offender who was arrested Thursday, accused of giving two teenage girls alcohol and drugs. About 5:30 p.m. Child Protective Services learned that Randy Myers, 58, a registered sex offender, had given two 14-year-old runaway girls alcohol, marijuana, and methamphetamine over two days at his home in the

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PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

A Pink Floyd tribute band takes the stage for tonight’s free Live at the Rock concert at the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms tonight. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says be there tonight, or “wish you were here”…

Hammers Inc., the Pink Floyd tribute band, takes the stage at tonight’s

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DARK SKY PARK CELEBRATION FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park has been designated an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association. A celebration of the designation is set for Saturday, August 12, at Copper Mountain College.

Representatives from the park and the community will be on hand to talk about the star gazing

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FINAL SUMMER CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY

The Yucca Valley Summer Concert Series will present its final concert of the series Saturday night. Sara Snyder says the popular band, “The Answer” will be featured…

The last concert of the 23rd annual Yucca Valley summer concert series is Saturday, August 12, with the classic rock band, The Answer.

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF MAKING CRIMINAL THREATS

A 40-year-old man was arrested Wednesday, accused of making criminal threats. According to Sheriff’s records, deputies were called to the 61500 block of Division Street in Joshua Tree about 6:30 p.m. A bystander called deputies to say that Edrick Kennybrew, had taken a screen off a window, and had pushed

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TRESPASSER TAKES SHOWER, WASHES CLOTHES, IN VACANT HOME

Evidently this trespasser is trying to stay clean. Sheriff’s deputies were called to a vacant home in the 56100 block of Nez Perce Trail in Yucca Valley about 1 p.m. Wednesday. The unknown suspect broke into the house at night, used the shower, washer and dryer, and left behind a

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ANOTHER CHURCH BURGLARY IN YUCCA VALLEY

One day after St. Joseph’s of Aramathea Church reported a burglary, another Yucca Valley church was burglarized. The Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in the 56700 block of Mountain View Trail was burglarized sometime Wednesday night when the suspects broke a window in the office and stole cash and Stater Brothers

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ART OPENING AT GALLERY 62 “IN LIFE”

Gallery 62 has an upcoming opening reception. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation…

An art opening reception is planned at Gallery 62 entitled, “In Life” and you’re invited. During the Second Saturday Art Walk on August 12 the reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gallery 62,

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST ACHIEVES NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

The Mojave Desert Land Trust in Joshua Tree recently achieved national recognition. The 11-year-old land trust organization joined a network of 389 land trusts that have been accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. In order to become accredited, the land trust had to provide extensive documentation and undergo a

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BUSY DAY IN LANDERS SATURDAY

A kid’s clothing sale, school supply drive, and community meeting all take place in Landers tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us more…

Saturday looks to be a busy day at Landers Belfield Hall. The Thrift Shoppe will be open extended hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the big

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AIRSPACE RESTRICTED OVER COMBAT CENTER STARTING TODAY

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a temporary special use airspace in support of an exercise taking place at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center starting today. The temporary special use airspace allows the Marine Corps to undertake required, large-scale, combined-arms and maneuver training during the exercise. This temporary special

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MORONGO BASIN DEMOCRATIC CLUB TO SCREEN HEALTHCARE MOVIE AT MEETING SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will screen “The Healthcare Movie” at its regular meeting Saturday, July 12. This hour-long movie describes how Canada went to a single-payer system. The meeting starts with an optional $10 breakfast buffet at 9 a.m. in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen at Copper Mountain College. The meeting

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CHILDREN AND TEEN PROGRAMS SET TO BEGIN AT JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

The library is a great place to bring your child for reading and craft programs. Reporter Eric Knabe says the Joshua Tree library has programs for kids of all ages…

For the next month, the Joshua Tree Library is offering programs for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens.

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER

An argument between roommates resulted in one man being accused of attempted murder. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Andrew Hinman, 44, was arguing with his roommate Christopher Greco, 41, in the 57400 block of Chipmunk Trail about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday because Greco refused to leave the home. A man called

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WILL CANNABIS CULTIVATION, MANUFACTURING BE COMING TO YUCCA VALLEY?

Yesterday the Town of Yucca Valley received a notice of intent from two residents indicating that they planned to circulate a petition to revise the town’s ordinances to allow the cultivation and manufacture of cannabis and cannabis-related products. The proposed ordinance would not allow cannabis stores or dispensaries to operate

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THEATRE 29’S IMPROV TROUPE PERFORMS SATURDAY

Theatre 29’s improv troupe, “The Baker’s Dozen” has had wildly successful performances with enthusiastic audiences filling the theatre to overflow capacity. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation to its next performance… Book your tickets now for “The Baker’s Dozen” improv troupe performance Saturday, August 12. Directed by Chris Fleischman, the

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT DISCUSSES LOW-INTEREST LOAN CUSTOMER SEWER HOOK-UPS

The Hi-Desert Water District had a preliminary discussion at its regular meeting last night about how the district would secure a low-interest loan from the State Revolving Fund, that would go to Yucca Valley residents to help them connect to the sewer system. The loan will go directly to the

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ARSON SUSPECTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS VEHICLE FIRE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of vehicle arson in Twentynine Palms Tuesday. Firefighters were called to the area of Smoke Tree Avenue and Joshua Drive at 12:37 for a vehicle that was fully involved in flames. The fire was extinguished in about five minutes. After the fire was

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PARADISE PARK KIDS SPLASH

The Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department has invited kids ages 5 to 17 to visit Paradise Park Friday to play in a free mini water park. Reporter Eric Knabe gets out his swim trunks… On Friday, August 11, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Town of Yucca Valley

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