JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE ON A DIRT BIKE SUNDAY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early Sunday morning following a high-speed chase through residential neighborhoods in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on a dirt bike, ridden by Timothy Smith, 40, about 1:40 a.m. near Yucca Trail and Warren Vista Avenue.

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SCHOOL BOARD TO REORGANIZE, DISCUSS HOW TO FILL OPEN SEAT TOMORROW

The death of long-time Morongo Unified School District board member Ronald Palmer, just days after being re-elected, will be a major topic of discussion at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting. Reporter David Haldane has more… The Morongo Unified School District will swear in two board members and discuss how

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DEPUTIES INVESTIGATE ARMED ROBBERY OF YUCCA VALLEY BUSINESS

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a Yucca Valley business at gunpoint Friday night. Investigators say that at 7:48 p.m. Friday, the suspect, who had a black revolver, entered Toda Moda Fashion store at 57240 29 Palms Highway, and demanded money

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JOSHUA TREE FUGITIVE ARRESTED SATURDAY

A Joshua Tree man, who was featured in the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department “Fugitive Friday” was arrested Saturday morning for his warrants for burglary and battery. Kenneth Grier, 58, pleaded guilty to burglary in September for stealing a purse out of a vehicle at a Joshua Tree gas station in

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DEADLINE TO PAY PROPERTY TAXES IS MONDAY

Monday, December 12, is the last day to pay the first installment of property taxes to avoid a 10 percent penalty. You can pay it online, at mytaxcollector.com, by phone at 760-241-8829, or in person, at an address in this story at z1077fm.com. An extra fee will be charged for

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“ADOPT-A-CHILD” PROGRAM HELPS KIDS OUT OF THEIR HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The Basin Wide Foundation needs help in making sure that children, out of their homes through no fault of their own, have a happy Christmas. Children in the Child Protective Services program are often found during the holidays in temporary homes or foster care. The Basin Wide Foundation sponsors an

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ASSISTANCE FOR PROPANE AND FIREWOOD AVAILABLE, MEETING MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, December 12, at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Assistance is for propane and firewood only. All Morongo Basin residents are welcome to attend. Applicants

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TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS NEEDS MEAT SPONSORS

Tender Loving Christmas provides a full Christmas Day banquet for all those in need, or who find themselves alone on the holiday, but they need the community’s help. Managing editor Tami Roleff says TLC needs monetary donations to buy the turkeys and hams… Tender Loving Christmas needs meat sponsors for

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BUSY SEASON FOR CAMPING AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Our Joshua Tree National Park is at full capacity, and Park Spokesman George Land says campgrounds are going fast. Rather than be disappointed, Park visitors are being urged to check before they make the drive…… Joshua Tree National Park is experiencing a record number of visitors. While it’s great to

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ soccer teams will travel away to Loma Linda Academy. Both matches start at 6 p.m. The Yucca Valley High School girls’ basketball team will also travel away tomorrow to San Jacinto to play San Jacinto High School,

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FELON IN POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION ARRESTED

Following up on a report of a possible burglary in process, a Johnson Valley man was arrested early Thursday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the area of Grand View Road and Ocotillo Road in Johnson Valley about 3:30 a.m. for a report of suspicious suspects

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LEARN TO MAKE ORIGAMI ORNAMENTS AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY SUNDAY

Just in time to decorate the Christmas tree, the 29 Palms Art Gallery is going to show you how to make origami ornaments tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details… The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold an art class for youth to learn how to make origami sculptures and

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OVERFLOW SEATING ADDED FOR “A CHRISTMAS STORY” AT THEATRE 29

The classic holiday favorite “A Christmas Story” is enjoying packed audiences at Theatre 29 and is adding overflow seating to accommodate the extraordinary demand for tickets. The comedy, based on the movie, follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker’s quest to get a genuine Red Ryder Air Rifle under the tree as he

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HI-DESERT CHORUS “SOUNDS OF THE SEASON” CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND

The Hi Desert Chorus will perform its annual “Sounds of the Season” concert Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11. The concert is held in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 2:30 p.m. The Yucca Valley High

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AT CAPACITY; CAMPGROUNDS FILLING EARLY

Our Joshua Tree National Park is at full capacity, and Park spokesman George Land says campgrounds are going fast. Rather than be disappointed, Park visitors are being urged to check before they make the drive…… Joshua Tree National Park is experiencing a record number of visitors. While it’s great to

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CHP COLLECTING TOYS AT THE JOSHUA TREE STATION

The Morongo Basin Area California Highway Patrol is currently accepting new, unwrapped gifts for needy children and families of our local community. All are invited and encouraged to bring donations to the CHP Morongo Basin station at 63683 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree or wherever you see a CHP

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NEW BILL FREES SOLDIERS FROM HAVING TO PAY BACK SIGNING BONUSES

The $611 billion National Defense Authorization Act goes before the U.S. Senate this week: the house approved it on Friday. It is expected to free thousands of California soldiers from paying back millions of dollars they owed the Pentagon for receiving unauthorized bonuses for extending their service. Reporter David Haldane

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OVERFLOW SEATING ADDED FOR “A CHRISTMAS STORY” AT THEATRE 29

The classic holiday favorite “A Christmas Story” is enjoying packed audiences at Theatre 29 and is adding overflow seating to accommodate the extraordinary demand for tickets. The comedy, based on the movie, follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker’s quest to get a genuine Red Ryder Air Rifle under the tree as he

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LEARN TO MAKE ORIGAMI ORNAMENTS AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY SUNDAY

Just in time to decorate the Christmas tree, the 29 Palms Art Gallery is going to show you how to make origami ornaments this Sunday. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details… The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold an art class for youth to learn how to make origami sculptures

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will hold a distribution of federal surplus food from 10 to noon, Friday, December 9, at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street in Joshua Tree