67TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS STARTS IN 3 WEEKS: EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Some of the events in the upcoming 67th annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days celebration—set for May 26 through May 29—include a business decorating contest, golf tournament, parade, carnival, rodeo pancake breakfast, Pony Express rider, and 5K and 10K run, and 2K walk. The golf tournament starts at 8 a.m. Friday,

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COUNTY ACCEPTS GRANT FOR MORONGO BASIN BIKE TRAILS PROJECT

An effort to develop bicycle trails in the Morongo Basin got a big boost yesterday. The County Board of Supervisors accepted a planning grant of $200,000 from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to help develop an Active Transportation Plan (ATP) for the Morongo Basin. A group of government

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PERMACULTURE WORKSHOP SATURDAY IN WONDER VALLEY

Permaculture combines art and science to develop agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this for those who want to learn more…

The public is invited to a community workshop, “Permaculture in the Mojave” with Dr. Tim DeLorey. The workshop takes place this Saturday from

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JOSHUA TREE AND GALAPAGOS ISLAND ARE NOW SISTER NATIONAL PARKS

Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith will officially sign a Sister Park Agreement today between Joshua Tree National Park and Galapagos Islands National Park in Ecuador. National parks around the world are linked together by migrations by birds, butterflies, sea turtles, whales and other marine life, who travel between

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SIGN UP FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS RUNS

Runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts are training for the 27th annual Grubstakes Runs. Here with registration information is reporter Rebecca Havely…

The Grubstakes Run is open to experienced and novice athletes of all ages and fitness levels. While the 10K and 5K runs are timed competitions, the 2K walk is

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Monday, accused of attempted murder of his neighbor. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the Valley View Mobile Manor in the 10800 block of West Drive about 9:50 p.m. for a report of an assault. Deputies found that Robert Trevino, 62,

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF HITTING HER CHILDREN WITH WOODEN SPOON

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Monday, accused of child abuse. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to the 5300 block of Mariposa Avenue in Yucca Valley about 4:45 p.m. for a report of alleged child abuse. Deputy William Ziemer talked to two children, ages 10 and 12,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES LICENSE PLATE READERS

The Yucca Valley Town Council appointed two new commissioners to the town’s Parks, Rec, and Cultural commission last night: Brad Napientek and Matt Rauch. Their terms will expire January 31, 2019. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the council approved the purchase of automated license plate readers for the Sheriff’s Department…

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

The Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association will celebrate the National Day of Prayer tomorrow, Thursday, May 4, with three free prayer services. Participants will meet at the flagpole in Veterans’ Park at 7 a.m. and noon, and at Gospel Fellowship Christian Church, 5898 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms at 6:30. The

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS, UNION AGREEMENT EXPECTED

The Joshua Basin Water District meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board is expected to pass a resolution objecting to the County’s sale of a tax defaulted property so that the water district might use

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SHERIFFS DETAIN SUSPECTED ESCAPED CONVICT, NEARBY SCHOOL LOCKED DOWN

A man suspected of being an escaped convict from Colorado was arrested Friday in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were dispatched to the area around La Contenta Middle School just after 1 p.m. for a report of two escaped inmates who were near the school. School officials,

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YUCCA VALLEY COUNCIL EXPECTED A TO APPROVE SHERIFF LICENSE PLATE READER

The Yucca Valley Town council meets in regular session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says highlights include forming service districts, adding public safety officers, and the purchase of a license plate reader… After holding routine public hearings on creating special community service districts for the new Burrtec Waste facility and

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TOWN SEEKS INPUT IN ITS HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

The Town of Yucca Valley is seeking public input on updating its local hazard mitigation plan. The plan identifies hazards, potential losses, mitigation needs, goals, and strategies as part of local disaster preparedness measures. The plan is available at Town Hall and on the town’s website at yucca-valley.org. Comments should

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YUCCA VALLEY MOTORCYCLE RIDER KILLED IN CRASH SUNDAY

A motorcycle rider was killed Sunday when a vehicle pulled out in front of him on the highway in Yucca Valley. Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Arthurton said the unidentified female driver of the 2005 H3 Hummer was at Katje Way and Highway 62 at 4 p.m. when she pulled out to

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN INJURED WHEN CAR FALLS ON HIM

A Yucca Valley man was injured when the car he was working on fell off its jack on top of him. According to County Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters were called to the 58300 block of Carlyle Drive at 11:44 a.m. Friday. Tuttle said a neighbor pulled the unidentified man—who

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET: MORONGO BASIN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

Topics specific to our Morongo Basin are the subjects of several agenda items at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Item 49 on the board of supervisor’s agenda tomorrow will green light a $200,000 grant to pay for

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY MEN ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM POSTAL DELIVERY TRUCK

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested Thursday, accused of stealing mail out of a mail delivery truck. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the mail carrier parked his mail truck in the Food 4 Less parking lot about 1:45 and went into Rent-a-Center to deliver mail. When he emerged, he saw

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LOCAL ARTIST RELEASING COLORFUL MEMOIR

Chuck Caplinger, one of the Morongo Basin’s best-known artists, likes to say that his favorite painting is the one he’s working on now. That immediacy has seen him through a long and winding path from Texas to Hollywood to Twentynine Palms. Now he’s recounted it all in a colorful memoir.

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MOTORCYCLE RIDER KILLED IN CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY

A motorcycle rider was killed Sunday when a vehicle pulled out in front of him on the highway in Yucca Valley. Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Arthurton said the female driver of the H3 Hummer was at Katje Way and Highway 62 at 4 p.m. when she pulled out to make a

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CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION FOR DALE BASIN WELL OWNERS ASSOCIATION

The Dale Basin Well Owners Association meets 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Godwin Christian Fellowship Church, 6389 Godwin Road, in Wonder Valley. Note the change of location. There will be an update on the state of water and wells in Wonder Valley, an update on the Cadiz project,

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