HIGH-SPEED CHASE IN LANDERS AND JOHNSON VALLEY RESULTS IN AN ARREST

A high-speed pursuit in Johnson Valley and Landers ended with the arrest of a Buellton man Sunday afternoon. The California Highway Patrol said Officer Caleb Miller was assigned to the King of the Hammers event, and was monitoring traffic in the area of State Route 247 and Boone Road. About

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ACCUSED OF BURGLARIZING A BUSINESS

A Twentynine Palms man and woman were arrested Monday following a burglary at a business. According to a Sheriff’s report, construction workers returned to their work site in the 73500 block of 29 Palms Highway shortly before 2 p.m. to find two men fleeing the scene with items from the

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THERE IS STILL TIME TO GET IN ON THE FUN AT THE KING OF THE HAMMERS

With the end in sight of the weeklong King of the Hammers desert mega-race and rock crawl in Johnson Valley, this is your last chance to get in on the fun at this year’s 11th annual event. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on what to expect … This Friday will

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CHP ADDING EXTRA OFFICERS FOR KING OF THE HAMMERS TRAFFIC CONTROL

The King of the Hammers is in full swing, and the CHP is anticipating heavier than normal traffic flow on State Routes 62 and 247 through Sunday. The event draws a high number of slower-moving vehicles, motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers. The event concludes with most participants

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MET LAST NIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report… In a 45-minute meeting that had little discussion, the Yucca Valley Town Council zipped through its short agenda last night. It authorized spending up to $125,000 to demolish six

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN DIES AFTER FALLING IN SINKHOLE

The County Coroner has released the name of a 72-year-old woman found dead in in a sinkhole at her property in Morongo Valley. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Mark Murphy said the victim’s son had called for a welfare check on Margaret Pine, in the 50800 block of Canyon Road, shortly

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT: DEMOLITION AND SALES TAX REVIEW

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. The demolition of multiple structures, and guidelines for the upcoming sales tax are on the agenda. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… Among the items on tonight’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council will be

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FRIDAY FUGITIVE CAUGHT AND ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man featured on the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Fugitive Friday Facebook page was arrested Saturday morning. Thomas Brown, 36, had a $175,000 felony warrant for burglary issued for his arrest. Deputies located Brown about 8:20 a.m. Saturday morning in the 7800 block of Valley Vista Avenue in Yucca

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PROBATIONER WITH WARRANTS FOUND WITH STOLEN MOTORCYCLE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday morning, accused of possession of a stolen motorcycle. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the 6400 block of Linda Lee Drive about 5:30 a.m. to arrest Mark Villegas, 33, on a no-bail warrant for burglary, possession of a firearm with a

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LANDERS’ QUIRKY HISTORY REVEALED AT SATURDAY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Home to the historic Integratron (the Morongo Basin’s only “intergalactic spaceport”), and what has been called the world’s largest freestanding boulder, Landers’ history is rich, quirky, and colorful. Some of it is even factual. Reporter Mike Lipsitz pulls out his aluminum foil hat for this story…

At this Saturday’s 3

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MAGGIE NELSON NAMED MISS YUCCA VALLEY FOR 2017

A major milestone as the 50th Annual Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant enjoyed a successful and well-attended presentation Saturday night at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Taking the crown from a poised and confidant field of eight contestants was Yucca Valley High School junior Maggie Nelson. The First Princess was Hailey

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR OFFICERS SPOUSE’S CLUB BENEFIT AUCTION

The Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Twentynine Palms aboard the Marine base awarded more than $35,000 in grants and scholarships last year. The organization gave $16,000 in grants to organizations such as the Twentynine Palms food pantry, 29 Palms Art Gallery, Reach Out Morongo Basin, the Boys and Girls Club of

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LEGACY BRICKS STILL AVAILABLE AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 continues to work on their Serenity Patio east of the theater building on Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms. The patio area includes a stunning giant sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a seating area, and a wall partially full of legacy bricks. Theater-goers are enjoying

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A WARNING ABOUT JOB AD SCAMS

The AARP Fraud Watch Networks helps raise awareness of consumer fraud. Reporter Rebecca Havely says beware of certain job ads…

If an ad for a job sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Beware of job ads that guarantee you’ll make a certain amount of money or that

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES STAFF TO HOLD LOCAL OFFICE HOURS MONDAY

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday, February 6. 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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REGISTER FOR ROTARY MUSIC COMPETITION

Area music students are being invited to participate in the Yucca Valley Noon Rotary Club’s annual music competition. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the deadline to register is coming up fast… High School music students are invited to compete in the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s annual music competition, set

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET FEBRUARY 10

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, February 10, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will honor past presidents of Hi-Desert Division 62 and will welcome Rob Breyer, Director of CalRTA Area 9. Members for whom 2017 marks their eightieth birthdays

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CUPID SCRAMBLE GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

A golf tournament to benefit the Tri-Valley Little League program is planned for Saturday, February 11. Reporter Edica Gonzales says it time to sign up for the Cupid Scramble… The Tri-Valley Little League is holding its second annual Cupid Scramble Golf Tournament Saturday, February 11, at Hawk’s Landing Golf Club

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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, February 6. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway Road in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

HEARTS OF YUCCA VALLEY TO HOLD FUNDRAISING DINNER

Hearts of Yucca Valley—a non-profit organization that raises funds to support heart-related emergencies in the Morongo Basin—will hold a fundraiser Monday, February 6. The Super Bowl Recovery Party will be held at Electric Sports Lounge in the Von’s Shopping Center in Yucca Valley from 6 to 10 p.m. There will

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