MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST TO HOLD RALLY MONDAY

The Mojave Desert Land Trust will host a rally Monday afternoon to show its support for California’s desert national monuments. The rally, “Monuments for All” is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Mojave Desert Land Trust’s office in Joshua Tree (60124 Twentynine Palms Highway), and will feature live music,

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COLDWELL BANKER AGENT AWARDED INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT’S ELITE AWARD

Andy Patel, a broker-associate with Coldwell Banker Roadrunner Realty, has been named to the company’s 2016 International President’s Elite. Only the top 2 percent of all sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system qualified for this distinguished group. Last year, Patel successfully closed 53 transaction, representing 29 sellers and

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REGISTER FOR CERT TRAINING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

New training classes will start May 19 for volunteers who are at least 18 years old who interested in becoming a part of the Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT. Edica Gonzalez tells you how to sign up… The Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT classes will be held Friday,

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DALE BASIN WELL OWNERS ASSOCIATION MEETS SUNDAY

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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DESERT PRESBYTERIAN CONCERT SUNDAY

Desert Hill Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will host a community concert Sunday, May 7. The concert will feature singer, songwriter, and guitarist Nolan McFadden. Doors open at 2:30 and the concert starts at 3 p.m. Admission is $8 at the door. Light refreshments will be served. Desert Hills Presbyterian

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JOSHUA TREE MOBILE HOME CALLED A TOTAL LOSS AFTER FIRE THURSDAY

A Joshua Tree mobile home is a total loss following a fire Thursday afternoon. County Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said firefighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms, and CalFire were called to the Joshua Estates Mobile Home Park in the 62400 block of 29 Palms Highway at 3:28 p.m.

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TWENTYNINE PALM MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Thursday morning after he led Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed pursuit. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Sean Lenihan saw a white BMW without a license plate at the intersection of Adobe Road and Highway 62 about 12:20 a.m. Lenihan attempted a traffic

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Thursday morning after he led Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed pursuit. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Sean Lenihan saw a white BMW without a license plate at the intersection of Adobe Road and Highway 62 about 12:20 a.m. Lenihan attempted a traffic

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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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