HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting Monday, July 17. The council represents the communities of Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley. Representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, as well as County Fire and CalFire will be in attendance. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. at

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COOK VOTES IN FAVOR OF WATER RIGHTS BILL

Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley joined all the Republican members of Congress in sponsoring HR23, The Gaining Responsibility on Water Act, or GROW Act, which was passed in the House Wednesday on a mostly party-line vote, 230-190. Cook said the bill would change water management plans and environmental restoration

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COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES RETURNS TO YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH

The Luminators will present a return engagement for the Community Concert Series at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church Sunday, July 16 at 2:30 p.m. This popular group will once again entertain with bluegrass and gospel favorites in an intimate and friendly setting. Admission is $5 at the door. Light refreshments will

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YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT FEATURES DIXIE MUSIC TOMORROW

Yucca Valley will hold the second of six concerts in its summer concert series tonight. Join managing editor Tami Roleff as she emcees this popular event…

The 23rd annual summer concert series, co-hosted by the town of Yucca Valley, Hi-Desert Publishing, and Z107.7, continues Saturday, July 15, with Persuasion. Enjoy

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IMPROV TROUPE “BAKER’S DOZEN” AT THEATRE 29 SATURDAY NIGHT

The Theatre 29 Improv group, “Baker’s Dozen,” will perform again at 7 p.m. tonight. With improv, the plot, characters, and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Director Chris Fleischman joins the cast of 13 talented comedian/actors. Troupe members include Cindy Daigneault, Cam D’Angeles,

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS SUMMER HIKING SAFETY TIPS

With the summer’s heat, locals and visitors who hike in Joshua Tree National Park need to take extra precautions. Park Spokesman George Land has some summer hiking safety tips…

Hot summer weather is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up hiking in the park. As long

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN INJURED BY ACCIDENTAL GUNSHOT

A Yucca Valley man cleaning his pistol accidentally shot himself Wednesday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man, who was not identified, was cleaning his Springfield XD 40-caliber pistol in his garage about 10 p.m. The man neglected to check to see if the chamber was clear. When he

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IMPROV TROUPE “BAKER’S DOZEN” AT THEATRE 29 SATURDAY NIGHT

The Theatre 29 Improv group, “Baker’s Dozen,” will strike again tomorrow night. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details…

“The Baker’s Dozen,” Theatre 29’s new improvisational comedy troupe, debuted last month to a packed house and rave reviews. This Saturday, July 15, they perform again at 7 p.m. with an all

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COLLEGE BOARD GETS GOOD NEWS ON GOALS, APPROVES TRUCK-DRIVING CLASS

With a month away from the start of the fall semester, there was much to talk about at the CMC Board of Trustees meeting yesterday. The Classified Senate raised $5,085 for student scholarships at this year’s Bowl-A-Thon, the most EVER raised in 16 years. The Institutional Effectiveness Report showed an

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MARINE CORPS SHORTENS TIME FOR JOHNSON VALLEY TRAINING EXERCISE

The United States Marine Corps has announced it has shortened the time it needs for military training in the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area. Originally, the shared use area was to be closed for the entire month of August while the Marines conducted a large-scale exercise. The Marine Corps announced

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BLOOD SUPPLIES ARE DANGEROUSLY LOW, DONORS NEEDED

Blood supplies across the country are at dangerously low levels following a severe decline in blood donations following the Fourth of July holiday. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in on the details…

Locally, extreme heat has resulted in lower than expected turnouts at blood drives. Blood is constantly in demand

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CONGRESSMAN COOK WANTS 23 OF 27 NATIONAL MONUMENTS RESCINDED OR REDUCED

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley was one of 17 members of Congress who sent a letter last month to the Secretary of the Interior, urging him to rescind or reduce in size 23 of 27 national monuments created under the Antiquities Act. Secretary Ryan Zinke is reviewing the national

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ANIMAL ADOPTION DAY SATURDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Saturday would be a great day to bring a new furry family member home to your household. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more on pet adoption day at the Twentynine Palms animal shelter…

If you have the space, the Twentynine Palms animal shelter has the companion for you. The Palms-N-Paws

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF RAMMING EX-BOYFRIEND WITH A CAR

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested early Monday morning, accused of ramming her ex-boyfriend with her car. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 61400 block of Verbena Road about 1:40 a.m. for a domestic disturbance. The victim told deputies that he was arguing with Justine Owen,

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WE MAY SEE SOME RAIN THIS WEEK, MONSOON SAFETY REMINDERS

With rain expected later this week, the Morongo Basin is now in the monsoon season. And with monsoons, comes the very real threat of flash flooding. When rain threatens, the National Weather Service may issue flood watches or flood warnings. A flood watch means a flood is possible, while a

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A POUND OF METHAMPHETAMINE FOUND IN A YUCCA VALLEY HOME

A pound of methamphetamine was found in the home of a Yucca Valley man after he was arrested Saturday by Palm Desert police on various drug charges. A Sheriff’s report says police stopped Devin Faulkner, 35, near Dillon and Bubbling Wells about 6 p.m. During a search of the vehicle,

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SHERIFF’S SEEK ASSISTANCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS STORAGE UNIT BURGLARIES

For the second day in a row, a storage unit facility in Twentynine Palms was burglarized. According to Sheriff’s reports, employees at the storage facility in the 5100 block of Adobe Road called deputies Sunday morning to report that unknown burglars had cut off the locks at units in three

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PAY RAISE FOR THE BOARD ON TONIGHT’S HI-DESERT WATER AGENDA

A pay raise for the board of directors is on tonight’s agenda for the Hi-Desert Water District. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills us in on the details…

Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District, directors will vote on raising their compensation from $125

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MORONGO BASIN MAC VOTES TO SUPPORT LOCAL NATIONAL MONUMENTS

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council cut it uncomfortably close last night, voicing its opinion on an important national issue just hours before the deadline to do so. Reporter David Haldane was there and explains…

The MAC basically told President Trump to take a hike. Preferably in one of two

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSE, STALKING, AND CRIMINAL THREATS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday morning, accused of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 60800 block of Alta Loma Drive about 9:40 a.m. The victim told deputies that Donald McGrath, 30, beat her up, and then held a knife to

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