CORONER IDENTIFIES VICTIMS IN FRIDAY’S YUCCA VALLEY CRASH

The County Coroner’s office has identified the victims in the multi-vehicle crash that killed two people in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon. Doreen Hollingsworth, 83, of Yucca Valley, and Duane Griffin, 83, of Morongo Valley, were traveling eastbound in a silver Toyota Corolla on Highway 62 near La Honda Way about

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MOTORCYCLE RIDER INJURED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH SUNDAY

A 35-year-old man was injured in a motorcycle crash in Yucca Valley Sunday afternoon. According to County Battalion Fire Chief Mike Snow, the motorcycle rider lost control on Old Woman Springs Road near Farrello Road about 3:30 p.m. The unidentified rider suffered serious injuries and was taken to Desert Hospital

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COUNTY PLANNERS MEET FOR JOSHUA TREE, HOMESTEAD VALLEY, MORONGO VALLEY

County planners return to the Morongo Basin tonight to talk with residents of Joshua Tree, Homestead Valley, Pioneertown and Morongo Valley. It is the last such meeting related to an Environmental Impact Report, or EIR, on the coming Countywide Plan. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… The 2017 Countywide Plan is

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FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO FIRES IN JOSHUA TREE AND YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY

Area firefighters responded to two fires called in at the same time Saturday morning. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, at 11:04 a.m., firefighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Yucca Mesa were called to a house fire in the 61900 block of Golden Street in Joshua Tree.

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN SCAMMED OUT OF $9,700

Recently, a Joshua Tree woman was scammed out of $9700 when someone based in India convinced her that her computer was hacked. Over a two-week period, the victim sent the fake company $9700 via gift cards to fix the non-existent problem on her computer. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how

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TWO KILLED IN MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON

Updated 11/5/17 8 a.m. with second victim’s identity

Updated 11/4/17 9 a.m. with additional details from the Sheriff’s Dept.

Updated 11/4/17 7:30 a.m. with one victim’s identity

Two people were killed and two people were injured following a multi-vehicle crash in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon. According to Deputy Ryan Arthurton,

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LOW-INCOME SENIORS, DISABLED, MAY APPLY TO POSTPONE PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS

The state of California is once again allowing some residents to postpone paying their property taxes. Reporter Rebecca Havely says if you are low-income or disabled, you may be eligible…

There is help available if you can’t afford your property taxes. If you are at least 62 years old, or

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FREE NUTRITION AND EXERCISE CLASS TUESDAY AT TWENTYNINE PALMS SENIOR CENTER

The county is offering a free exercise and nutrition class on Tuesdays, through November 7. The classes will cover nutrition guidelines, medication management, and stretching, balance, and flexibility exercises. The one-hour classes will be held at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center on Adobe Road at 9:30 a.m. There will be

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NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL NEXT WEEKEND

Sky’s the Limit and Joshua Tree National Park are co-sponsoring a night sky festival this weekend, Friday, November 10, through Sunday, November 12. The free events—which will include solar viewing and an astronomy fair by day, and night sky viewing and astronomy programs by night—run from 5 p.m. Friday, November

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ENTRIES NEEDED FOR 20TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club is now accepting applications for its 20th annual Festival of Lights parade. Reporter Andrew Dieleman enlightens you on how to participate in the parade…

Entries are now being accepted for the 20th annual Yucca Valley Festival of Lights parade. The light parade is set for

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VETERANS’ DAY TRIBUTE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, DESERT HOT SPRINGS SATURDAY

The City of Twentynine Palms will host the Morongo Basin’s Veterans Day Tribute 2017. This annual event alternates each year between the Town of Yucca Valley and the City of Twentynine Palms. There will be static equipment displays from law enforcement, fire departments, and the military, as well as music,

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ACCUSED OF PLOTTING TO KILL POLICE OFFICERS

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Friday, accused of plotting to ambush and kill police officers and civilians. According to the Desert Hot Springs police, officers received a tip from a Desert Hot Springs business that Oscar Rene Parra Rincon, 39, had illegally purchased ammunition and was planning to

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TURN CLOCKS BACK AN HOUR

Spring forward, fall back. Yes, it’s that time again. Reporter Rebecca Havely reminds us to not only change our clocks, but also smoke alarm batteries…

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, which means it’s time to change our clocks again. In March, we “spring” forward one hour, so on the first

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COOK’S BILL ON HELIUM PASSES HOUSE, GOES TO SENATE

A bill sponsored by Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to allow helium extraction from federal lands—under the same terms as those for gas and oil—was passed by the House of Representatives Wednesday. Helium is used not only for balloons, but in MRIs, air-to-missile

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED, CHILDREN TAKE, AFTER “OVERWHELMING” AMOUNT OF ANIMAL FECES FOUND IN HOME

A Yucca Valley man was arrested, and three children were removed after deputies found an “overwhelming” amount of animal feces and urine inside his home. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called about noon Wednesday, to make a welfare check in the 58000 block of Carlyle Drive in Yucca

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY TAKING CDBG GRANT APPLICATIONS

The Town of Yucca Valley is taking applications for Community Development Block Grants. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells area community organizations how to apply… The Town of Yucca Valley is soliciting applications from community organizations for 2018-19 community development block grants. Applications and instructions are available at a county website

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LOCAL MEETING ADDRESSES STATE’S NET ZERO RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PROGRAM

When a residence or business produces as much or more energy than it consumes, it is said to be at net zero energy. In the coming years, all new construction in California will be required to achieve net zero. In this report, Mike Lipsitz shares how existing homes can achieve

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HEALTHCARE DISTRICT HEARS FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District board of directors met last night in regular session. Reporter Eric Knabe fill us in… The meeting began with a presentation by Tom Baumgarten of the Morongo Unified School District. The presentation showed how the district‘s framework of a multi-tiered system of support is a

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JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND AT YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Senior Center invite you to come listen and dance to the sounds of the Joshua Tree Jazz Band at the roaring 20’s Flapper Party Saturday, November 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. Ages 55 and older are free; under 55 are

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PUBLIC MEETING HELD ON PROPOSED CHANGES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Hosted by the National Park Conservation Association, members of the desert community met with Joshua Tree National Park Service representatives in a public meeting last night at the Joshua Tree Community Center. Reporter Andrew Dieleman was there to gather the details… Joshua Tree National Park representatives were ready to answer

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