HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team notched their first win of the season with a 38-33 win over the Heritage Patriots in a second round game at the Mustang Tip-Off tournament in Hemet. Coach Jess Geeson said sophomore Savannah Beasley led the scoring with 12 points. She

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29 PALMS & MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING TONIGHT

The annual 29 Palms Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place at 29 Palms City Hall on Tuesday, December 1st starting at 5 pm. The Gospel Fellowship Christian Center Church choir, led by choir director Cassandra Haney, will perform holiday songs for the crowd as well as join with the

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING CANCELED

The Yucca Valley Town Council meeting for Tuesday, December 1, has been canceled due to lack of agenda items. The next town council meeting will be December 15.

ROADWORK ON ONAGA TRAIL IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS WEEK

The Town of Yucca Valley will be repainting intersections on Onaga Trail between Kickapoo Trail and Palomar Avenue this week. The project, which will be done one intersection at a time, includes grinding off the existing paint before repainting. It’s estimated that each intersection will be closed for two to

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FOOD DRIVE FOR ANIMALS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms animal shelter is holding a food drive for animals during the month of December. Starting today and running through December 31, donations of dry and canned dog and cat food and treat will be accepted at the animal shelter as well as at VCA Animal Hospital and

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board of Trustees will meet in closed and open session tonight. Reporter David Haldane checks the agendas…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will begin its meeting at 6 p.m. tonight in closed session with employee bargaining representatives and legal consul. Then, at 7,

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4 YEAR OLD AND 2 ADULTS HURT IN 3-CAR JOSHUA TREE CRASH

A 4-year-old child was among those slightly injured during a lunchtime three-vehicle collision in Joshua Tree that sent three people to the hospital with minor injuries Monday afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol, Summer Wilkins, 25, of North Carolina, was driving her 2002 Ford Focus eastbound on Highway 62

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JOSHUA TREE MAN THROWING ROCKS AT PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES ARRESTED

A Joshua Tree man was arrested for throwing rocks at people and business windows in Yucca Valley Sunday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man, later identified as Randy Anderson, 47, threw a rock at a man who was sitting in his car in the 56100 block of Highway

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MAN BREAKS FRONT GLASS AT YUCCA VALLEY DOLLAR GENERAL

UPDATE 12/2/15 Sheriff’s Corporal E. Popa has confirmed that Randy Anderson, who was arrested on suspicion of breaking windows and assault on Sunday morning, November 29, near the Jelly Donut area in Yucca Valley, is a suspect in the Dollar General window-breaking incident.

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man

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JOSHUA TREE SEARCH WARRANT YIELDS AN ARREST

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday morning on multiple charges following a search warrant on his home. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies went to the home of Michael Harmon in the 3100 block of Julcrest Road about 11:30 a.m. Friday with a search warrant. Deputies located firearms,

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF STEALING CAR

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Friday after she was found driving a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies were called to the 61800 block of Terrace Drive in Joshua Tree about 8:45 a.m. Friday for a report of a stolen vehicle. The keys to a 2008

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MOTORHOME BURNED COMPLETELY IN JOHNSON VALLEY FIRE

A motorhome is a total loss after it was burned in a fire in Johnson Valley Friday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, residents of a cabin near Boone Road and Old Woman Springs Road left about 9 p.m. to ride their off-road vehicles. When they returned about 10:45, they

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CHP START SMART DRIVING CLASS AT YVHS TOMORROW

CHP will be presenting Start Smart, a teen driving program, in the Yucca Valley High School library at 6:00 pm tomorrow, Wednesday December 2nd. Millers Driving school will be there and will offer a $10 off coupon to anyone that attends the presentation.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School wrestling team will host Beaumont High School in Trojan Gym in the first dual competition of the season. Wrestling starts at 6 p.m. with a small entry fee and a full snack bar.

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball

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HISTORIC JOSHUA TREE BURNED IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

An iconic Joshua Tree in Joshua Tree National Park, describes as “historic” by Park officials, was discovered burning Saturday night, and park officials say the fire was set intentionally. According to a park press release, park officials were notified at 8:10 p.m. Saturday about the burning tree, located along the

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AN ARREST FOR FELONY WARRANTS REVEALS ILLEGAL DRUGS

A Joshua Tree man who was arrested for felony warrants Friday afternoon was also found with drugs in his home. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the home of Jason Llamado, 36, in the 62100 block of Verbena Trail about 9 a.m. to arrest him on outstanding warrants

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29 PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED DRIVING STOLEN CAR

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Wednesday morning after she was found driving a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle near Serrano and Adobe Road about 5 a.m. Wednesday. A records check revealed that the 2015 Chrysler had been reported stolen. According to the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACUSSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of beating up a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman called about 10:30 p.m. and said that Jonathan Sprecher, 67, beat her and she was bleeding. Deputies went to a home in the 7600 block of Acoma Trail in Yucca

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INJURY IN SINGLE CAR ROLLOVER ON S.R. 247 SUNDAY

A 58-year-old man was hospitalized Sunday morning after he rolled his car on Old Woman Springs Road. About 8 a.m., the unidentified driver was driving southbound on the highway when for unknown reasons, he lost control of his red Pontiac and rolled it into a hillside near San Juan Road.

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FREE SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM STARTS WEDNESDAY AT HDMC

The Hi-Desert Medical Center is offering a free smoking cessation program. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says sign-up today, it starts this Wednesday…

Recognizing no two smokers are alike, working with others to learn why you smoke, identifying triggers and creating a support network are hallmarks of a successful smoking cessation program.

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