COUNTY OFFICIAL FINED BY FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION

The State Fair Political Practices Commission has fined a county elected official. County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector Larry Walker was a successful candidate in 2010 and 2014 elections. The Committee found Walker failed to timely pay the 2013 and 2014 $50 annual fees to the Secretary of State’s office, in violation of

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COLD WEATHER DRIVING REMINDERS

With very wintery weather forecast for our Morongo Basin area this weekend, Edica Gonzalez has some reminders about winter driving… Be prepared for winter driving. If you are traveling up into the mountains to see snow, bring chains for your vehicle. Don’t pass a snowplow; the road will be worse

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RALLY IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will hold a rally Saturday in support of the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. The rally is set for 10 to 2 at the corner of Old Woman Springs Road and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley. Some signs will be available, or bring your own.

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NOTED POETS IN READING THIS EVENING

Two award-winning poets will give poetry readings at Joshua Tree National Park. Karla K. Morton and Alan Birkelbach, Texas Poet Laureates who have 11 published works between them, hope that their words can help the public explore, preserve, and protect our national parks. The free poetry readings will be followed

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TWENTYNINE PALMS OFFERS YOUTH AND ARTS GRANTS

Youth and arts grants are available through the City of Twentynine Palms. Kirby Davis tells us who can—and how to—apply… Grants of up to $1,000 are available from the Twentynine Palms Public Arts Advisory Committee for programs that support youth and the arts. Organizations, individuals, groups, and clubs that benefit

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS GIRLS’ SOCCER

The girls’ soccer teams of Twentynine Palms High School will host a pancake breakfast Saturday morning, January 21, at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, 6539 Adobe Road, from 7 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $5 for a single breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, and your choice of coffee or

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine palms High School boys’ basketball team traveled to Desert Hot Springs Thursday night to take on the Eagles in a De Anza league showdown. The ’Cats were victorious with a 100-62 score. Coach TJ Stanford said their next matchup is against Ayala in the Palm Springs Showcase Saturday

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MAN KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH WEDNESDAY NIGHT

The Sheriff’s Department has identified the man who was killed in a traffic crash Wednesday night as Matthew Corral, 22, of Yucca Valley. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Corral was driving a 2000 Ford Expedition westbound on Highland Avenue in Yucca Valley about 9:30 p.m. when for unknown reasons, he

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MAN KILLED IN A TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTEL DIED FOLLOWING AN EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE WITH DEPUTIES

Investigators have determined that the unidentified Yucca Valley MAN killed Tuesday at a Twentynine Palms Motel died following an exchange of gunfire with deputies. A Sheriff’s press release said shortly before 3:30 a.m., deputies responded to Motel 6 to investigate a call about a man with a gun from a

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WITH STORMS COMING, A REMINDER TO TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN

Driving or walking into water flowing across the road is very dangerous. Edica Gonzalez has some flood water warnings… 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

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THREE STORMS LINING UP TO DRENCH OUR REGION

The National Weather Service has issued three winter storm warnings that could bring significant rain and snow in Southern California and San Bernardino County. Two storms will move through Southern California in quick succession Thursday evening into Saturday. A third storm will arrive on Sunday into Monday, possibly bringing strong

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WEATHER CLOSES SOME ROADS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Due to heavy rains on last weekend, and more rain expected this weekend, several roads in Joshua Tree National Park have been closed. Closed roads include Odell Road, Big Horn Pass Road, Covington Flats Road and Geology Tour Road. Depending on the anticipated storms, Keys Ranch Road and Lost Horse

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BLACK ROCK SYMPOSIUM FOCUSES ON DESERT PARK CHALLENGES

The popular Black Rock Symposium, sponsored by Copper Mountain College and Joshua Tree National Park, returns with a panel discussion on topics that affect Joshua Tree National Park and other California desert parks. Managing editor Tami Roleff has all the details on this free event…

The first event in the

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THREE ARRESTS FOR STOLEN PROPERTY, ILLEGAL WEAPONS AND DRUGS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early Friday morning, accused of possession of a stolen vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the Joshua Tree campground in the 2600 block of Sunfair Road about 5:15 a.m. for a prowler who was looking at tools and gas cans.

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WE REVIEW “SYLVIA” AT THEATRE 29

The comedy “Sylvia” opened Theatre 29’s 2017 season last weekend. Reporter Rebecca Havely attended and offers this review of the production…

“Sylvia” follows the story of a middle-aged, Manhattan couple, Greg and Kate, and their love-hate relationship with another female. Although Greg is in the midst of a midlife crisis,

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD HONORS A RETIRING DONNA MUNOZ

Nearly three years ago, Donna Munoz swooped onto the scene at the Morongo Valley Community Services District as the mild-mannered general manager. Then, using what seemed like superhero powers, Munoz became defender of the district as threat after threat landed at her feet. Like so many flaming arrows, the challenges

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TINY HABITS CAN HELP YOU KEEP THOSE RESOLUTIONS

You can learn how some small adjustments in your life can make a big difference. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…

If you’re having trouble keeping your New Year’s resolution, a class offered by the Town of Yucca Valley may be able to help. The Tiny Habits program helps participants learn

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FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD GIVEAWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Friday, January 20, at the Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley.

LECTURE TODAY ON THE PLANTS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s brown bag lunch lecture today focuses on botanical discovery. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation…

Bring a brown bag lunch and a friend to this month’s lecture, “Botanincal Discovery and Inventory in Joshua Tree National Park.” The California desert plants remain the least documented in the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team defeated the Coachella Valley Arabs Tuesday night 72-39. Coach T.J. Stanford said this brings the ’Cats record to 16-1 overall and 3-0 in league.

Adam Bell had 24 points, D’Shaun Barrett had 18 points, and Abraham Bell had 15 points.

The Twentynine

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