TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN

Drowning deaths are a serious concern in the desert. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has more… Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is

…View Full Story…

RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR STEVE RIEMAN SCULPTURE

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency program is offering the opportunity to win a Steve Rieman sculpture. Tickets for “Walking Critter” are $100 each, and proceeds benefit the program’s scholarship fund. The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residence scholarship fun provides artists with accommodations, studio space, a stipend, and a gallery

…View Full Story…

PLAY BINGO AND SUPPORT TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

Tri-Valley Little League will be the beneficiary of bingo night at the Sportsman’s Club Sunday, December 13. Bingo is from 4:30 to 9:30. There will also be raffles. The Sportsman’s Club is located on Sunburst Avenue in Joshua Tree.

TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS BLANKET DONATIONS

Tender Loving Christmas is collecting donations for convalescent homes. Reporter David Knutson shares how you can help… Tender Loving Christmas is asking for blanket donations for their donation to convalescent homes for the holidays. If you can help by donating any knitted, crocheted, or sewn blankets, you can drop items

…View Full Story…

SOROPTIMISTS SOLICITING DONATIONS OF NEW ITEMS TO GIVE TO NURSING HOME RESIDENTS

For the last four years, the Soroptimist Club of Yucca Valley has been giving gift baskets at Christmas to residents of the Continuing Care Center in Joshua Tree. The club is soliciting donations of the following new items: pajamas and night gowns, fleece blankets, non-skid socks, windbreakers, sugar-free candy, and

…View Full Story…

THE HILARIOUS “FARNDALE CHRISTAMS CAROL” AT THEATRE 29

Don’t miss out on seeing “Farndale Christmas Carol” at Theatre 29. If you are looking for a good laugh this holiday season, bring your family (and the visiting friends and relatives too) to see this hilarious, over-the-top comedy. Directed by Marty Neider, the “Farndale Christmas Carol” follows the antics and

…View Full Story…

LOOK FOR METEOR SHOWERS STARTING TONIGHT

Meteor showers peak tomorrow, assignment reporter Sara Snyder has more… Star gazers will have a treat in store as the Geminid meteor showers make their appearance again, starting now through December 17. The Geminid meteor shower will peak Sunday, December 13, into the early morning hours of Monday, December 14,

…View Full Story…

RESIDENT ACCUSED OF ARSON AT A TWENTYNINE PALMS MOBILE HOME PARK

Fires at a Twentynine Palms mobile home park prompted the arrest of a 58-year-old park resident. According to Deputy Christopher Bingham, about 10:45 p.m., a neighbor in the Blue Horizons Mobile Home Park in the 7300 block of Didsbury Road, saw Gregory Curcio, pouring lighter fluid on a tree in

…View Full Story…

MAN ATTACKED, SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WONDER VALLEY DOG ATTACK

A man was seriously injured when a pack of dogs attacked him in Wonder Valley Wednesday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man was walking near Barbara Lane and Valle Vista Road about 7 p.m. when three to five dogs attacked and mauled him. The man suffered severe injuries

…View Full Story…

STATE SENATOR FULLER NAMED LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR

Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller, who represents the Morongo Basin, was honored last week as the Outstanding Legislator of the Year by the California School Boards Association. The Morongo Unified School District nominated Fuller for the award based on her years of dedicated public service and commitment to education. Prior

…View Full Story…

BOY SCOUT MAKES TLC COLLECTION BINS

A Boy Scout from Yucca Valley saw a need and has stepped up to try and help. Tender Loving Christmas doesn’t have a main collection drop-off center this year. People who want to donate non-perishables, blankets, toys, or toiletries, have to call TLC founder Mara Cantelo, who then sends out

…View Full Story…

WINTER ACTIVITIES AT THE YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARIES

Winter and holiday activities are being offered at both the Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms libraries tomorrow. The Yucca Valley Library invites you to their winter festivities program from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Kids and their families can join in as they read stories, enjoy holiday music and create

…View Full Story…

LARGE SCALE COMBINED EXERCISE ABOARD TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

East end Morongo Basin residents will be hearing “The Sound of Freedom” this weekend. The Marine Corps’ will be conducting a large-scale combined arms, live-fire exercise on board the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. The 1st Marine Division, along with support from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, 1stMarine Logistics Group,

…View Full Story…

COUNTY SHERIFF ADDRESSES SOCIAL MEDIA RUMORS

The Sheriff’s Department recently released an advisory about community safety and rumors on social media. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… Sheriff John McMahon states in an advisory notice that they are aware of recent rumors being spread on social media. The rumors claim that law enforcement is advising the public

…View Full Story…

SUSPICIOUS SUITCASES PROMPT EVACUATION OF APPLEBEE'S

Sheriff’s Deputies evacuated the Yucca Valley Applebee’s yesterday, choosing to take caution in what could have been a potentially dangerous situation. Witnesses said about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, a man, described by restaurant employees as a transient, came into the lobby of the restaurant with two wheeled suitcases. The man

…View Full Story…

TRANSIENT ARRESTED AFTER DISTURBANCE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

A Joshua Tree transient was arrested Tuesday morning after he caused a disturbance at the hospital. According to a Sheriff’s report, Christopher Persall went to Hi-Desert Medical Center two times Tuesday. The second time, he had been medically cleared, but the report states hospital staff felt uncomfortable letting him leave

…View Full Story…

NEW EL NINO REPORT HELPING LOCAL OFFICIALS PLAN

A new report on the El Nino Phenomena, expected to bring extra rain to the region, is helping local officials plan. Reporter David Haldane says the report contains some extremes… Local officials should look for distinct signs before deciding how to respond to severe El Nino conditions predicted this winter.

…View Full Story…

BREAKING NEWS: YUCCA VALLEY APPLEBEE'S RESTAURANT EVACUATED

Sheriff’s Deputies evacuated the Yucca Valley Applebee’s today choosing to take caution in what could have been a potentially dangerous situation. At 2:19 this afternoon a man, described by Restaurant employees as a transient, came into the lobby of the restaurant with two wheeled suitcases. The man then pushed them

…View Full Story…

1 ARREST, 8 CITATIONS, IN YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL BROUHAHA

One juvenile was arrested, and 8 others were cited Tuesday following an incident Sheriff’s deputies called a “riot.” It started at 11:10 am when two students started fighting in class at the Yucca Valley Community Day School in the Green Building at Yucca Trail and Barberry Avenue. When Deputy Shaunna

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES REVISED LANDSCAPE PLAN

Despite questions from the public and the planning commission about how the number of Joshua trees on a parcel of land on Sage and Golden Bee could fall by more than 500 tree between two census counts six years apart, the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, led by vice chair Steve

…View Full Story…