COUNCIL GIVES YUCCA VALLEY TOWN MANAGER A RAISE, HEARS STATE OF THE TOWN

The Yucca Valley Town Council gave their town manager a raise last night before hearing the Mayor outline the state of the Town. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and filed this report… With no public comment, the Yucca Valley Town Council approved a raise and a 3-year contract extension

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT THE NUMBERS FOR CITY LOGO CHANGE

Twentynine Palms is about to change the way its spelled. Reporter David Haldane attended last night’s City Council meeting and filed this story… It’s all about the spelling. In a quirkiness known to anyone familiar with Twentynine Palms, the city’s name has always been written out in letters rather than

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JOSHUA TREE MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED CROSSING HIGHWAY 62

A Joshua Tree man was seriously injured Friday night when he was hit by a pick-up truck on the highway. According to the California Highway Patrol, Dylan Davis, 26, who was intoxicated and wearing all dark clothing, was on the south shoulder of Highway 62 east of Bonair Road and

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD ACCEPTS RESIGNATION OF FIRE CHIEF

More changes are on the horizon for Morongo Valley’s cash strapped Fire Department as Morongo Valley’s loss is Calimesa’s gain. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details on last night’s bombshell… Last night’s meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District began with the addition of a hastily convened closed session

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BIZARRE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUND FATALITY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS HOUSE FIRE

A bizarre set of circumstances surround a house fire in Twentynine Palms Monday, where a man was found hanged and shot. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said firefighters were called to the 7400 block of Persia at 4:12 p.m. Firefighters from Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, Wonder Valley, Yucca Mesa,

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$5.6 MILLION MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY COMING TO JOSHUA TREE

Joshua Tree is about to get a new mental health facility. Reporter David Haldane has more… At Sunny Vista Road on Highway 62. That’s the location of Joshua Tree’s soon-to-be-constructed crisis residential treatment facility, according to a report presented at last night’s packed meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL GETS “STATE OF THE TOWN” AND TOWN MANAGER RAISE

The Yucca Valley Town Council meeting will begin its meeting tonight with a State of the Town address by Mayor Bob Leone. Leone will give an update on the highlights of the past year as well as a look ahead. Managing editor Tami Roleff hits the highlights of the other

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF TRANSPORTING DRUGS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Sunday morning, accused of transporting drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle for an expired registration near Lupine Avenue and Joshua Drive in Twentynine Palms about 3 a.m. During an investigation, the driver, Craig Carter, 43, was found to

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MAN TRIES TO BURN FENCE AROUND LANDERS HOME

A man was arrested Sunday afternoon, accusing of trying to burn down a fence surrounding a Landers home. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman saw Donnie Johnson, 25, outside her home in the 1900 block of Alta Avenue about 1 p.m. pouring gasoline on her fence and then trying

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FATAL CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS EARLY SATURDAY MORNING

A man was killed early Saturday morning in a fatal crash in Twentynine Palms. According to the California Highway Patrol, Shawn Lance, 35, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, was driving his 1995 Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck westbound on Indian Trail about 12:20 a.m. The CHP estimates his speed was 90 to 100

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JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER PLANS AT LEAST TWO ROCK CONCERTS A YEAR

The Joshua Tree Retreat Center—also known as the Institute for Mentalphysics—hosted its first two rock concerts earlier this year, eliciting criticism from some who considered them too loud and inappropriate. But there’s a larger social purpose, the center says, and so the events will continue. Reporter David Haldane has the

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FOUR LANDERS HOMES RAIDED FOR ILLEGAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION, 2 ARRESTS

Two men were arrested, and 66 pounds of pot and 267 plants were seized during drug raids at four homes in Landers Friday. Sheriff’s deputies from the Marijuana Enforcement Team served search warrants at homes in the 55700 block of Linn Road, 3600 block of Acoma Trail, 4100 block of

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COMMUNITY PLAN WORKSHOPS: PIONEERTOWN, MORONGO VALLEY, AND LANDERS AREA

San Bernardino County is updating the Community Plans for several areas in Morongo Basin. Part of the larger “Countywide Plan,” the Community Plans serve the unincorporated areas much like the planning commissions serve Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us where those living in the unincorporated

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RARE SUPER MOON IN OUR DESERT SKY TONIGHT

A rare astronomical event will occur tonight when the moon will be closer to Earth than it’s been in almost 70 years. Known as a super moon, the moon hasn’t been this close to the Earth since January 1948, and won’t be this close again until November 2034. The moon

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY SEEKING GRANT APPLICATIONS

Community Development Block Grants will soon be available and the Town of Yucca Valley is looking for applicants. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells local non-profits how to apply… The Town of Yucca Valley is soliciting applications from community organizations for the 2017-18 community development block grant. All proposals and applications

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ROAD CLOSURES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TUESDAY

The Twentynine Palms Public Works Department has announced road closures next week due to road maintenance. Manzanita Road from the highway to Hatch Road will be closed, as will Juanita Avenue from Estrella to Euycalyptus on Tuesday, November 15, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, there will be

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INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR CERT RESPONDERS

The County Fire Department and the Department of Emergency Services will hold an informational meeting for residents who are interested in joining the Morongo Basin’s Community Emergency Response Team. Participants will learn about hazards they may face in a disaster, and will be trained in lifesaving skills so that they

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REGISTER FOR THE “WEE HOOPS” BASKETBALL PROGRAM

Wee Hoops, a basketball program for first and second graders, is getting underway in Yucca Valley. Reporter Kirby Davis tells you how to get your little hoopsters signed up… Wee Hoops, a four-week youth basketball program for players in the first and second grades, is designed to introduce participants to

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RELAY FOR LIFE MEETINGS SET

Relay for Life Morongo Basin will hold a team captain meeting Tuesday, November 15, at 6:30 p.m. in room 101 at Copper Mountain College. Information will be passed on how to start a team for Relay for Life. In addition, a planning committee meeting for Relay for Life will be

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TIPS ON LIVING A LONGER FULLER LIFE

Many Americans are living well into their eighties and nineties, which presents a set of challenges and opportunities. Managing editor Tami Roleff reports on one expert’s view of them… More than 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day, and demographics indicate that trend is going to continue for the next 14

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