THE PRICE OF WATER FOR PIONEERTOWN AND PART OF MORONGO VALLEY IS GOING UP

Water rates for residents of Pioneertown and the Hacienda Heights section of Morongo Valley are about to go up, way up. It’s just one of the topics up for discussion when county supervisors meet in San Bernardino tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … Among the many items on the

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THOUSANDS EXPECTED FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HILLTOPPER MOTORCYCLE RACES

There will be a large an influx of off-road motorcycle racers and their families and fans into the Twentynine Palms area this week. The American Motorcycle Association and Hilltoppers Motorcycle Club are hosting the 43rd Annual Grand Prix this Saturday and Sunday. Races are held on an 8-mile course off

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KING OF THE HAMMERS SET THE DATE FOR THE 2018 WEEK-LONG EVENT

The organizers of King of the Hammers have set the dates for week-long race next year. The opening of Hammertown in Johnson Valley will be February 2, with a week of off-road racing, and culminating in the 12th annual King of the Hammers race February 9, 2018. King of The

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING WORKSHOP TOMORROW AFTERNOON

The Yucca Valley Town Council will start updating its strategic plan this fall. The Town Council has requested a series of workshops to discuss some issues and priorities to include in the next strategic plan. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold

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SAVE THE DATE FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASSOCIATION ART FESTIVAL 

The Joshua Tree National Park Association’s Art Festival has been celebrating the inspiration of nature for 25 years. This year’s festival, set for April 7 through 9, will feature 30 local and regional artists who will show and sell their work and share their personal interpretation of Joshua Tree National

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ANOTHER IRS TAX SCAM

Now that the end of tax season is here, federal officials are warning about scammers posing as IRS agents. The IRS imposter scam tops the list of tax scams to be on the lookout for this year, according to law enforcement officials. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives tips on how

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ASSEMBLYMAN MAYES STAFF TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday, April 3. Staff representatives will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government.

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GOLF TOURNAMENT BENEFITS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The annual golf tournament to benefit the Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways scholarship program is April 7 at Hawks Landing Golf Club. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says there’s no greater time to T-off than when it supports local students … The annual Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways Foundation Golf

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RELAY FOR LIFE THIS WEEKEND

The annual “Relay for Life” event, benefiting the American Cancer Society, is set today. Edica Gonzalez has more on the 12-hour fundraiser… Hundreds of local residents will join the fight against cancer in the Morongo Basin’s Relay for Life event, a 12-hour walkathon to raise money for the American Cancer

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FOOD DRIVE TODAY AT ALL STATER BROTHERS GROCERY STORES

The Rotary Clubs of the Morongo Basin are once again partnering for a Basin-wide food drive. Rotarians will be at all three Stater Brothers in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All monetary or non-perishable food donations are welcome. Donations will go

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OPENING RECEPTION SUNDAY AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

An opening reception will be held Sunday, April 2, for a new show at the 29 Palms Art Gallery featuring paintings by Teal Buehler and artworks in clay. Artist guild members will also have works included in the show. The reception is set for 12 to 3 p.m. The show

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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY HOLDS SEE’S EASTER FUNDRAISER

There’s still time to get your Easter candy to support the Joshua Tree Library. Kirby Davis tells how you can get your goodies and support the Friends of the Library… Now through April 15, the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library have See’s Easter Candy available for purchase at the

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SHERIFFS ARREST SUSPECT IN DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A suspect in a Twentynine Palms double-murder has been arrested aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine base. Sheriff’s investigators say a 911 call was placed at 12:03 a.m. Friday morning March 24th, stating that two people had been killed in the 7700 block of Bedouin Avenue. Arriving deputies found that Christy

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ACCUSED OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested Wednesday, accused of child endangerment. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy went to the 72200 block of Joshua Drive in Twentynine Palms about 9 a.m. to follow up on a previous call concerning domestic violence. The report states that one of the residents,

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT THURSDAY MORNING

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested early Thursday morning after leading deputies on a high-speed chase through Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Alex Millan saw a reckless driver near Avalon Avenue and Highway 62 and attempted to make a traffic stop just after 2

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MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES SOLVE TWENTYNINE PALMS BURGLARY

Morongo Basin deputies solved a complicated burglary case in Twentynine Palms and made two arrests. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a man who owned a vacation home in the 6800 block of Eucalyptus Avenue in Twentynine Palms called deputies Monday, March 27, to report that the house had been burglarized

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MARINES, BLM, HOLD MEETING TOMORROW ON USE OF JOHNSON VALLEY

Under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014, some 56,000 acres in Johnson Valley was designated for shared use between the public and the Marine Corps. Reporter Mike Lipsitz shares more on the subject … Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will hold a public

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MARINE VEHICLE FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY THURSDAY MORNING

Morongo Valley firefighters came to the aid of the Marines Thursday morning. According to Firefighter Jones, the convoy of four Marine vehicles were coming up the grade about 8:45 a.m. when the engine in one light infantry vehicle started smoking. The Marines were able to put out most of the

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MORONGO VALLEY MOBILE HOME DESTROYED IN FIRE

A Morongo Valley mobile home is a complete loss after a fire Wednesday morning. According to Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, firefighters were called to the Valley View Mobile Home Park in the 10800 block of West Drive at 8:45 a.m. Heavy smoke and flames were showing from the home when

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PLUG PULLED ON CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE COMMERCIAL SOLAR PROJECT

After winning approval last year for what was likely the most bitterly contested industrial-scale solar development in Morongo Basin history, energy behemoth NextEra has pulled the plug on their plan at the site of the former Joshua Tree airport. Reporter Mike Lipsitz shines some light on the situation… NextEra pushed

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