TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO GO TO DISTRICT-BASED ELECTIONS

The jury’s in and the lawyers won, but not without some pain. Reporter David Haldane explains…

Twentynine Palms last night held its nose and swallowed a bitter pill; district-based elections.

“It’s wrong and it’s been wrong since the beginning.”

That’s Councilman John Cole expressing the sentiments of the entire Council

…View Full Story…

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The Morongo Unified School District board of education also made a final decision at last night’s meeting to move to trustee area elections, and selected a final district map in the process. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details…

The Morongo Unified School District board of education meeting began with

…View Full Story…

PARENTS NIGHT TOMORROW AT LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL

La Contenta Middle School counselors will hold a parents’ night for parents of eighth grade students to discuss scheduling for next year. In the past, representatives from clubs and sports have been invited to discuss what they have to offer at Yucca Valley High School. The parents’ night is set

…View Full Story…

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR PREGNANCY CENTER

The United Methodist women of Twentynine Palms are collecting gently used children’s clothing to support the Pregnancy Center in Yucca Valley. Donations of clothing in size 2T through 4T may be dropped off at the Desert Trail office, Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce, or at the United Methodist Church on

…View Full Story…

REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN CAN HELP WITH MINOR HOME REPAIRS

Reach Out Morongo Basin is looking for residents it can help. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more information about how you can get assistance with minor home repairs…

Seniors and the disabled in Twentynine Palms can get help with yard work and minor home repairs, thanks to a joint project between

…View Full Story…

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TO VOTE ON SWITCHING TO DISTRICT-BASED ELECTIONS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council will probably do something that it doesn’t really want to do tonight. Reporter David Haldane explains…

A Sacramento law firm may finally have its way with Twentynine Palms tonight.

That’s when the City Council is expected to vote on whether to switch from at-large to

…View Full Story…

CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC ENDORSEMENTS FOR LOCAL RACES

The California Democratic Party endorsed several candidates running for election in the primary this June. Candidates endorsed who are running for office in our region include Marge Doyle, who received the endorsement over three other Democrats: Yolanda Brown, Ronald O’Donnell, and Rita Ramirez. Doyle is running against Republican Congressman Paul

…View Full Story…

MOTORIST ALERT - POSSIBLE SLICK ROAD CONDITIONS

The National Weather Service has forecast a winter storm warning for the Morongo Basin, to include scattered snow and rain showers through 10 p.m. tonight. Some thunder is also possible. While little to no accumulation is expected in our area, area drivers are urged to use caution while on the

…View Full Story…

GATE TO SECTION 6 IN JOSHUA TREE TO BE CLOSED OVERNIGHT

Complaints to the county over illegal camping, fires, and littering in Section 6 of Joshua Tree appear to have had an effect; the county has announced that effective Thursday, March 1, the gate to the area will be closed at night. The Desert View Conservation Area, also known as Section

…View Full Story…

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SEEKING SPEAKERS FOR CAREER DAY

Twentynine Palms High School will hold its annual career exploration day on Friday, March 2. Reporter Eric Knabe has more on how the community can still help out…

The students from Twentynine Palms High School have invited visitors from over 71 different career fields for its annual career exploration day.

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE WOMAN FOUND DEAD AFTER FRIDAY HOUSE FIRE

A woman and her pets died in an apparently accidental housefire in Joshua Tree Friday afternoon. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters were called to a home at 60769 La Mirada Trail about 1 p.m. While en route to the fire, Tuttle said firefighters learned that a

…View Full Story…

A BURN PERMIT SUSPENSION IN STATE RESPONSIBILITY AREAS HAS BEEN LIFTED

Calfire has lifted the burn permit suspension in State Responsibility Areas as of today. With more details about burning requirements and how to obtain a Calfire burn permit, here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton… The San Bernardino County and State Responsibility Areas burning permit suspension has been lifted, effective today. To obtain

…View Full Story…

TWO MORONGO VALLEY MEN ACCUSED OF ROBBING TWO CIRCLE K STORES

Two Morongo Valley men suspected of robbing two Circle K convenience stores an hour apart earlier this month were arrested early Friday morning. On February 5, two young men entered the Circle K on Highway 62 in Morongo Valley about 3:15 a.m. and allegedly stole multiple boxes of vape pens

…View Full Story…

ROCK SCRAMBLER INJURED IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A rock scrambler was injured when he fell Saturday afternoon in Joshua Tree National Park. Joshua Tree Search and Rescue, Joshua Tree firefighters, and Morongo Basin Ambulance were called to the Hidden Valley area of the park about 1:30 p.m. to assist a man who injured himself after falling about

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS IN SPECIAL SESSION TODAY

The Yucca Valley Town Council has called a special meeting today. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains why… Like the Morongo Unified School District and city of Twentynine Palms, the town of Yucca Valley received a letter from attorney Kevin Shenkman in September alleging that the way the town council is

…View Full Story…

ROCK SCRAMBLER INJURED IN FALL IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SATURDAY

A rock scrambler was injured when he fell Saturday afternoon in Joshua Tree National Park. Joshua Tree Search and Rescue, Joshua Tree firefighters, and Morongo Basin Ambulance were called to the Hidden Valley area of the park about 1:30 p.m. to assist a man who injured himself after falling about

…View Full Story…

VENDORS FOR WOOF WALK

The Morongo Basin Humane Society, which runs the no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree, is seeking vendors for their 7th annual “Woof Walk” and Fair. Reporter Tanisha Cureton gives the details on how to become a vendor for this event… The Morongo Basin Humane Society is seeking vendors for its

…View Full Story…

CACTUS SEW-ABLES TO SHOW IN PALM SPRINGS QUILT SHOW

More than 150 quilts will be on display at the 2018 Desert Guilds Quilt Show in Palm Springs Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3. Members of three quilt guilds, including the Cactus Sewables of Yucca Valley, will show off their designs, including miniature and challenge quilts, at the show.

…View Full Story…

“FIRST DATE, THE MUSICAL” AUDITIONS AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 will hold open auditions for the modern Broadway Musical, “First Date, The Musical”. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares cast of characters…

Director Charles Harvey will cast five singers; two females and 3 males in “First Date, The Musical”; Monday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. on the Theatre 29 Main

…View Full Story…

DISABLED AMERICAN VETS AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE THURSDAY

Representatives from the Disabled American Veterans organization will be on the Copper Mountain College main campus the first and third Thursday of each month. Veterans who need assistance to file benefits claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs are urged to stop at the Office of Student services between 10

…View Full Story…