LANDERS MAN ARRESTED AFTER NEARLY HITTING BICYCLIST

A Landers man was arrested Friday after he nearly hit a bicyclist with his vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Felix Hernandez, 57, was traveling northbound on Yucca Mesa Avenue about 12:45 p.m. when he nearly hit a bicyclist when passing. The report states Hernandez has a suspended driver’s license

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DISABLED VETERANS AIR RIFLE COMPETITION COMING UP: REGISTRATIONS AVAILABLE

The 2nd Annual Disabled American Veterans Air Rifle Shooting competition is coming up October 8. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says there is still plenty of time to sign up to be a contestant… The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans hosts the second annual Air Rifle Shooting Competition to

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The hard-working, dedicated members of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out tomorrow, Wednesday, September 14. The team invites you to join them at Hwy 62 and Mountain View (north side). The caring volunteers will work from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. with coffee and conversation following at the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT: DOWNTOWN PLAN, TOW TRUCKS

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says downtown revitalization and tow trucks dominate the agenda… The Twentynine Palms City Council kicks off a fairly light agenda at its regular meeting tonight. First up: a discussion of the city’s Downtown Economic Revitalization Specific Plan,

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THE WINNERS OF THIS YEAR’S “TASTE OF MORONGO” EVENT

A large crowd of Morongo Basin food enthusiasts were on hand at the Bell Center in Joshua Tree Saturday night for the 2016 “Taste of the Morongo Basin.” The big winners for the night were the Middle Eastern Restaurant, taking the Judges’ Choice and best international, and Papa’s Smokehouse, taking

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SUPERVISORS MAY DECIDE CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE DEVELOPMENT TOMORROW

Nearly a decade in the making, tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino looks to be the final showdown in a battle between the people of Joshua Tree and developers of the planned Alta Mira gated housing project next to Friendly Hills Elementary School.

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STATE WATER BOARD TO DISCUSS MARINE BASE WATER TREATMENT THURSDAY

The Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board will discuss a couple items of local interest at its next meeting on Thursday, September 15, starting at 9 a.m. The board will discuss waste discharge requirements for the Combat Center’s Mainside wastewater treatment facility in Twentynine Palms. The board will

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO NAME JOSHUA TREE A “DARK SKY PARK”

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, the MAC, who advises the county on local concerns, will meet tonight. Reporter David Haldane says the meeting is mostly about dark skies… If you’re the kind of person who loves looking up at a beautiful night sky, you just may be in luck.

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COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM SPAGHETTI DINNER SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, will hold a fund-raising spaghetti dinner September 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children for spaghetti with meatballs, garlic bread and salad. The Elks will have a

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HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP IN JOSHUA TREE MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, September 12. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will celebrate their 30th birthday with a catered lunch and gifts for all members at their general meeting on September 12, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, 57098 29 Palms Highway. Doors open at 12:30 and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00

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BUY TICKETS NOW FOR BLUE AND WHITE GALA FOR BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert will hold their annual live and silent auction fund-raiser Saturday, November 5. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details and your invitation… The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert is now selling tickets for its third annual “Blue and White” gala. This

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SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER SATURDAY FOR CERT

The Morongo Basin Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, will hold a fund-raising spaghetti dinner September 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children for spaghetti with meatballs, garlic bread and salad. The Elks will have a

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THREE LOCAL COUNTY COMMUNITY PLAN MEETINGS THIS WEEK   

San Bernardino County is updating the community plans for several areas in the Morongo Basin. Part of the larger countywide plan, the community plans establish development guidelines, and goals with the aim of creating or maintaining the type of communities that residents there want to see. You might say that

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WARRANT ARRESTS REVEAL SUSPICIOUS ITEMS

Two people were arrested following a routine traffic stop early Wednesday morning for arrest warrants. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle at Two Mile Road and Lazy Joe Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 2 a.m. Inside the vehicle, the driver, Ryan Murdock, 41, of Twentynine Palms,

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20TH ANNUAL STARRY NIGHTS FESTIVAL IN YUCCA MESA TODAY

The Morongo Basin is known for its dark skies, and the Andromeda Society’s 20th annual Starry Nights Festival will take full advantage of the billions of stars on view. The festival is Saturday, September 10, from noon to midnight, but come early for the pancake breakfast from 8 to 11,

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EIGHT MEN ARRESTED FOLLOWING MARIJUANA RAIDS IN MORONGO BASIN WEDNESDAY

DEPUTIES RAID EIGHT PROPERTIES, ARREST EIGHT, IN MARIJUANA ERADICATION SWEEP Sheriff’s deputies raided eight properties in Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, and Landers Wednesday, seizing more than 1,800 marijuana plants and arresting eight people. According to Sheriff’s reports, starting about 8:30 a.m., deputies from the specialized Marijuana Enforcement Team went to

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HEMET WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER MURDER OF DESERT HOT SPRINGS WOMAN

A Hemet woman was arrested Wednesday, accused of murdering a 59-year-old Desert Hot Springs woman. According to Desert Hot Springs police, detectives were called to investigate the suspicious death of Chandra Saras in the 64100 block of Mont Blanc Court about 10 a.m. Monday, August 15. Detectives served search warrants

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THREE LOCAL COUNTY COMMUNITY PLAN MEETINGS NEXT WEEK   

San Bernardino County is updating the community plans for several areas in the Morongo Basin. Part of the larger countywide plan, the community plans establish development guidelines, and goals with the aim of creating or maintaining the type of communities that residents there want to see. You might say that

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING TO USE STUN GUN ON WOMAN

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday, accused of threatening to use a stun gun on a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, Joshua Stevens, 35, was arguing with a woman in the 6500 block of Lupine Avenue about 2:30 p.m. The woman went into her bedroom and closed the

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