REACH OUT’S PARADE OF HOMES IS TOMORROW

The annual Parade of Homes tour is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Reach Out Morongo Basin. The annual fundraiser supports services for local seniors and disabled residents. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says six unique homes in the Morongo Basin will be open to visitors tomorrow, February 18…

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HI-DESERT CHAMBER MUSIC

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum presents its first chamber music concert of the 2018. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in…

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum presents the Encelia Chamber Ensemble with guest artist Frank Martinez on Saturday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. Martinez is

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PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND CLOSURES

Monday, February 19, is President’s Day, and many government offices and businesses will be closed. Among those that are closed are banks, post offices, the county courthouse, and county, city, and town offices. Morongo Unified Schools and Copper Mountain College will be closed Friday, February 16, and Monday, February 19.

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TEMPORARILY CLOSES SOME CLIMBING ROUTES

Some climbing routes in Joshua Tree National Park have been closed due to nesting golden eagles. A park spokeswoman announced Thursday that the following climbing routes in Rattlesnake Canyon have been temporarily closed: Witch Hunt, South of Heaven, Rattlesnake Buttress, Rattlesnake Forks, Margaret Thatcher Spire, the Stepping Stones, the Bulkhead,

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14TH ANNUAL PARADE OF HOMES THIS SUNDAY BENEFITS REACH-OUT MORONGO BASIN

The annual Parade of Homs tour is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Reach Out Morongo Basin. The annual fundraiser supports services for local seniors and disabled residents. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says six unique homes in the Morongo Basin will be open to visitors Sunday, February 18…

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GIVING A FALSE NAME TO A DEPUTY LEADS TO AN ARREST

A Yucca Valley man learned that it doesn’t pay to give a false name to deputies. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy spotted a pick-up truck without a front license plate being driven southbound on Cahuilla Avenue near Buena Vista in Yucca Valley about 11:30 a.m. The driver turned

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF PUNCHING HER BOYFRIEND

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Wednesday, accused of punching her boyfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 60500 block of Latham Trail in Joshua Tree about 1:45 p.m. because the victim said Christy Bigornia, 25, scratched and punched him multiple times following an argument over

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING CHILD PLEADS NOT GUILTY

The 34-year-old Yucca Valley man accused of killing his girlfriend’s one-year-old son was in court Wednesday. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there too, and files this report…

Arthur Davies, dressed in a green jail jumpsuit, and handcuffed, made his first appearance in a Joshua Tree courtroom Wednesday afternoon. Davies is

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5 ARRESTS, 182 CITATIONS DURING 2018 “KING OF THE HAMMERS” OFF-ROAD EVENT

The motors may have been roaring during the King of the Hammers week-long off-road race, but it was a relatively quiet week as far as law enforcement was concerned. The off-road race brought more than 50,000 visitors to the area between February 3 and February 10. Sheriff’s deputies, and officers

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTH CARE DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District will meet tonight. On the agenda, Medical Cannabis and Community Health Needs Assessment. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in… The Morongo Basin Healthcare District will meet in a regular meeting tonight. Of interest will be an overview presentation by Ruth Hill about “Medical Cannabis,” followed

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COUNTY SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR COUNTY DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Nominations are being sought for the annual San Bernardino County Distinguished Service award. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… The County Distinguished Service award recognizes individuals for exceptional leadership and significant contributions to public education in the county. Criteria for nominations should focus on how individuals have improved the

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PESTICIDES FOUND ON SPECIALTY CACTUS SOLD AT STATER BROTHERS

Love eating the Mexican cactus known as nopales? Be careful where you buy them.

Yesterday, state officials warned Californians not to eat nopales imported from Mexico and sold at locations, including Stater Bros. stores, after inspectors discovered unapproved pesticides. The produce was packaged under the names Mexpogroup Fresh Produce, Aramburo

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN FACES MURDER CHARGES AFTER CHILD ABUSE VICTIM DIES

The one-year-old boy who had been on life support at Loma Linda Medical Center since Saturday has died, and a Yucca Valley man has been charged with his murder. The child, whose name has not been released, was hospitalized Saturday with unspecified injuries, but which doctors said were consistent with

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL DEALS WITH INFORMATION STORAGE AND ENERGY

Twentynine Palms may have its head in the clouds, but its feet seem firmly planted on the ground. At least, that’s how it looked at last night’s city council meeting. Reporter David Haldane was there and explains… Imagine a city in the clouds. That’s an apt description of Twentynine Palm’s

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SCHOOL BOARD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON ELECTION DISTRICTS AND WAIVER LAST NIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District board of education met in open session last night. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… The MUSD Board of Education began in open session with a public hearing on the transition to by-trustee area elections and proposed trustee maps. There was some public concern

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PROPOSED BUDGET WOULD CUT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FUNDING 11%

The White House released its version of the budget Monday, which, while it includes an additional $195 billion for the military over the next two years, slashes budgets for other departments and programs, such as the Department of the Interior, which oversees the National Park Service. The Interior Department’s new

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD TAKES UP PERSONNEL MATTERS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in what’s on tonight’s agenda… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors, the board will be asked to upgrade job titles and

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN WILL FACE MURDER CHARGES FOR DEATH OF ONE-YEAR-OLD BOY

The one-year-old victim of Saturday’s attempted murder has died. According to Sheriff’s Captain Trevis Newport, paramedics were called to the 55500 block of 29 Palms Highway sometime Saturday for an ill child. The boy was taken to Hi-Desert Medical Center with unspecified injuries and then flown to Loma Linda Medical

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MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF 1-YEAR-OLD BOY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday, accused of attempted murder of a one-year-old child. According to Sheriff’s Captain Trevis Newport, paramedics were called to the 55500 block of 29 Palms Highway sometime Saturday for an ill child. The boy was taken to Hi-Desert Medical Center with unspecified injuries and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MAY TAKE STEPS INTO THE FUTURE TONIGHT

The future rears its intriguing head in Twentynine Palms tonight. Reporter David Haldane has the story…

The Twentynine Palms City Council takes two steps into the future tonight with agenda items that, a generation ago, would have been considered science fiction. The first has to do with making the city

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