TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN GUILTY OF STABBING OF YUCCA VALLEY MAN IN 2016

The Twentynine Palms man accused of stabbing and killing a Yucca Valley man last year was found guilty Thursday. After deliberating for a day and a half, the jury found that Carlos Herrera, 41, killed Luis Arroyo, 49, following an argument in the 7600 block of Cibola Trail on September

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TWO INJURED CRASHING INTO YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT POLE

Two Twentynine Palms residents were injured when their vehicle crashed into a light pole in Yucca Valley Wednesday night. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Aijon Carrllo, 21, was driving eastbound on Highway 62 about 9:10 p.m. when he fell asleep at the wheel just west of the intersection at Elk

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CHP COMMANDER RETIRES TODAY AFTER 29 YEARS

After 29 years of service with the California Highway Patrol, including the last 3 ½ years here in the Morongo Basin, Lieutenant Eric Robles is retiring effective today. Robles, the commander of the Morongo Basin CHP station, said he has never experienced such strong community support as he has here

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DEADLINE TO COMMENT ON NATIONAL PARK FEE INCREASES IS NEXT WEEK

The Trump administration is proposing to double, triple, or almost quadruple the price of admission during peak season to 17 of the most popular national parks. Starting in January 2018, a 7-day car pass in Joshua Tree National Park is proposed to increase to $70, from the current $25, between

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER LAYS OUT CHALLENGES AND NEEDS

Local business owners and residents had the opportunity to address their concerns and ideas at the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Chamber meeting last night. Executive Director and President Jacob Smith addressed its issues and challenges. Some challenges that were discussed included the need for volunteers, particularly

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“LIGHT,” A STAGED READING WITH MUSIC, IN PIONEERTOWN THIS WEEKEND

“Light” is a ritual theater piece which incorporates the work of several writers and live music. Thought Theatre has performances planned in Pioneertown this weekend. Here’s Rebecca Havely with the details…

This time of year we celebrate the season of light by reflecting on the dark in our world, how

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HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFT AIR AT RAINBOW STEW

The annual holiday arts and craft fair at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley is here for all your holiday needs. Here with more details, reporter Tanisha Cureton…

If you missed it last year, here’s your chance this year. The annual holiday arts and craft fair at Rainbow Stew in Yucca

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JOHNSON VALLEY CRASH SENDS TWO PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL

A head-on crash in Johnson Valley sent two people to the hospital late Wednesday night. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters were called to Highway 247 and Rattlesnake Canyon Road about 10:40 p.m. last night. Snow said a vehicle traveling westbound on the highway drifted over the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF LEWD ACTS WITH A MINOR

Updated 9:40 a.m.

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of child sexual abuse. On May 7, deputies were called to a report of a sexual assault against a juvenile boy in the 6900 block of Grand Avenue. The boy said he was sexually assaulted by Michael Cole, 31.

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF TRYING TO RAM HIS GIRLFRIEND’S CAR OFF THE ROAD

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday, accusing of trying to run his ex-girlfriend off the road. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jesse Miller, 26, tried calling his ex-girlfriend on her cell phone, and when she didn’t answer the phone, he drove to an intersection where he knew she would

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HI-DESERT WATER LOOKS AT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR LOW INCOME RESIDENTS

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors elected new officers at its meeting last night. Sarann Graham takes over from Bob Stadum as president of the board. Dan Munsey was nominated as vice president; although he asked someone else to take over the responsibilities of vice president, he was voted

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FULL BATTALION, AVIATION, IN TRAINING EXERCISES ABOARD 29 PALMS MARINE BASE

A war game exercise that deploys a battalion-size air, sea and ground assault is going on aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center and other Marine Corps bases in Southern California this week. The exercise includes more than 1,000 Marines from the 1st Marine Division and more than

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COMMUNITY PLAN COMMENT DEADLINE IS TOMORROW

Land use planning and development in the more than 20,000 square miles that make up the nation’s largest county is no small task. The Countywide Plan is a work in progress that aims to guide such development for the next 20 years. In this report, Mike Lipsitz says the deadline

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR “MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS” AT THEATRE 29

A beloved classic of American cinema will end its run this weekend at Theatre 29. “Meet Me in St. Louis,” runs Friday and Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. “Meet Me in St. Louis” is a story about the lives and loves of a turn-of-the-century

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GEMINID METEOR SHOWER WILL SHINE BRIGHTLY TONIGHT

The Geminid meteor shower will shine brightly tonight with almost no obscuring moonlight. The most meteors will appear in the hours after midnight, although you can see a good show right after sunset. It is the brightest shower of the year with anywhere from 50 to 100 shooting stars streaking

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST BUYS PROPERTY NEXT TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Mojave Desert Land Trust has acquired a property bordering Joshua Tree National Park that could provide access to hiking and climbing opportunities inside the park. Managing editor Tami Roleff gets out her hiking boots…

The Mojave Desert Land Trust recently acquired a 20-acre property that borders Joshua Tree National

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CONTINUING CARE HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR TOMORROW

Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Continuing Care Center will hold its annual holiday craft fair Friday, December 15. Local artists and crafters will sell handmade arts and crafts, along with homemade soaps, knitted items, holiday decorations, and more. A portion of all sales will go to the CCC’s Activities Department for the

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DEADLINE TO ENTER BUSINESS HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST IS TOMORROW

’Tis the season! Business owners can still get into the holiday spirit by entering their business in the annual Holiday Decorating Contest, co-sponsored by Z107.7 Radio and Z1077FM.com. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says all it takes to enter is a phone call… The deadline to enter Z107.7’s annual holiday decorating contest,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Redlands East Valley Invitational tournament with a 57-51 victory over the Temescal Canyon Titans last night in Redlands. Coach Jess Geeson said senior Savannah Beasley spearheaded the attack with a game-high 19 points, along with eight assists.

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YUCCA VALLEY COUPLE SCAMMED OUT OF $4,000 IN GRANDPARENT SCAM

A Yucca Valley couple is out $4,000 after they believed a scammer who said their grandson was in jail and needed money for bail. According to a Sheriff’s report, an unknown man called the couple and said he worked for a jail in Tacoma, Washington. The caller said their grandson

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