PAVING UNDERWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY SEWER PROJECT PHASE 1, AREA A

A milestone in the Yucca Valley Sewer project: The Hi-Desert Water District has started paving streets in Phase 1, Area A, in the east section of Paradise Valley neighborhood of Yucca Valley. The street paving of Area A is expected to be completed by the end of this week, weather

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IRS TELEPHONE SCAM ACTIVE IN OUR MORONGO BASIN

Now that tax season is here, federal officials are warning about scammers posing as IRS agents. The IRS says the tax scam is the most common tax scam, with victims losing more than $26 million. The most important thing to be aware of is that the IRS never makes its

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HAWK’S LANDING HOSTS QUALIFYING ROUNDS FOR WORLD LONG DRIVE CHAMPIONSHIP

The Golf Channel will be taping this weekend as Hawk’s Landing Golf Club in Yucca Valley will host the opening qualifying rounds for the World Long Drive championship. The competition, held today and tomorrow, March 24 and 25, will give qualifying long drivers the chance to see how they stack

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FREE TAX PREPARATION OFFERED FOR LOW-INCOME CALIFORNIANS 

In the final weeks before the April 18 tax deadline, Californians are reminded of free tax preparation centers and tax credits. Thousands of California families are unaware they are eligible for an even larger tax refund by claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit. Kirby Davis has more about how you

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MISSING 16-YEAR-OLD BOY, THOUGHT TO BE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, FOUND IN PALM SPRINGS

A 16-year-old boy reported missing more than a year ago from Michigan was found Wednesday morning in Palm Springs. Cody Page, who was living with a foster family in Saginaw, left school on March 15, 2016, and never went home. The Center for Missing and Exploited Children traced Cody’s Facebook

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER BASEBALL BAT ATTACK

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Tuesday, accused of hitting her roommate with a baseball bat. Sheriff’s reports say a deputy was called to the 73800 block of Cactus Drive in Twentynine Palms about 5 a.m. because a man said Montisha Harris, 24, hit him in the face and arm

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AN UPDATE ON THE YUCCA VALLEY SEWER PROJECT

The Yucca Valley Town Council received an update on the sewer project from the HI-Desert Water District at its meeting Tuesday night. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… Construction and repaving in the Paradise Park neighborhood is nearly complete. The construction process includes a 30-day notification to residents,

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FIVE ARRESTED IN TWO INCIDENTS OF IDENTITY THEFT

Three people were arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of identity theft. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a black Acura about 2 a.m. at Adobe Road and Cactus Drive in Twentynine Palms because it didn’t have any license plates. Inside the vehicle were Lisa Pacheco, 39, of Yucca

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CAMPING AT CAPACITY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is struggling with over capacity visitation and managing the crowds. Park Ranger George Land is warning prospective visitors that there are just not enough Park camping sites to go around and there are rules on camping… As visitation to Joshua Tree National Park increases, many people

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INVESTIGATION OF A FAKE BOMB LEFT IN YUCCA VALLEY IS ONGOING

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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EXPERIMENTAL 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 Park spokesman George Land, 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

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YUCCA VALLEY COUNCIL HONORS LAW ENFORCEMENT, GETS GOOD NEWS ABOUT CRIME

Prior to the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting, council members, and planning and parks commissioners, led by Mayor Merl Abel, dedicated the newly remodeled Sheriff’s substation and a “blue line of support” that had been painted on the road leading to the substation. Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Joling said those who

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CONTROVERSIAL HOUSING PROJECT ON S.R. 62 AT MISSION CREEK KILLED

A controversial proposed housing project on State Route 62 near the Mission Creek Preserve and newly designated Sand to Snow Monument was killed, thanks to a procedural quirk. The Desert Hot Springs City Council voted 2-2 Tuesday to uphold a planning commission decision to deny a three-year extension of the

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COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO BE CHALLENGED IN THE NEXT ELECTION

A 17-year senior prosecutor in the San Bernardino County district attorney’s office is challenging his boss’s re-election bid in 2018. John Thomas announced his campaign for district attorney Monday, March 20. He will run against District Attorney Mike Ramos, who has served as the county’s top prosecutor for 15 years.

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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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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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