YUCCA VALLEY FELON FOUND WITH WEAPONS AND WARRANTS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Friday morning on firearms charges and various warrants. Limited information from the Sheriff’s Department indicates that deputies arrested John Stroschein, 52, of the 54600 block of Benecia Avenue about 3:15 a.m. for investigation of possession of a firearm with the serial number filed

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FELON FOUND WITH DRUGS AND AMMUNITION

A convicted felon in Twentynine Palms was arrested Saturday, accused of possessing drugs and ammunition. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies served a search warrant at the home of Tracy Hibler, 29, in the 73200 block of Sun Valley Drive about 9:20 p.m. Inside the home deputies recovered methamphetamine, cash,

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LECTURE ON THE ANCIENT LAKE CAHUILLA THIS THURSDAY

The High Desert Nature Museum will hold a brown bag lecture this Thursday about the Salton Sea. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in on the details…

This Thursday, the High Desert Nature Museum’s Brown bag lecture is “Important Birds of Ancient Lake Cahuilla and the Salton Sea,” presented by Kurt

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ARRESTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, YUCCA VALLEY AND MORONGO VALLEY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday night, accused of child abuse. Deputies were called by an employee to the Circle K market in the 73900 block of 29 Palm Highway in Twentynine Palms just after 6 p.m. The employee said a man, later identified as Justic Chodos, 29, and

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HI-DESERT TEST KITCHEN COOKING UP PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS TONIGHT

Summer in the Hi-Desert comes with challenges and treats. One such treat often overlooked is the prickly pear. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more about this month’s High Desert Test Kitchen featured native food…

The High Desert Test Kitchen is an informal dinner gathering which highlights a different native food each

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

Among the items on the agenda of tonight’s (Monday July 17) special meeting of the Twentynine Palms Cemetery board of directors, the directors will hear updates of staff projects and industry news and events. Under current business, the board will be asked to approve a contract with a law firm,

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MARINE CORPS ANNOUNCES TRAINING TIME FOR LAND USE IN THE JOHNSON VALLEY AREA

The United States Marine Corps has announced it has shortened the time it needs for military training in the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area. Originally, the shared use area was to be closed for the entire month of August while the Marines conducted a large-scale exercise. The Marine Corps announced

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HEALTHCARE DISTRICT SETS SPECIAL MEETING FOR CEO PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District board of directors will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. Monday, July 17. The sole item on the agenda is a performance evaluation of the chief executive officer Jackie Combs. The meetings will be held in district offices at 6530 La Contenta Road, Suite

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting Monday, July 17. The council represents the communities of Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley. Representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, as well as County Fire and CalFire will be in attendance. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. at

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YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT FEATURES DIXIE MUSIC TOMORROW

Yucca Valley will hold the second of six concerts in its summer concert series tonight. Join managing editor Tami Roleff as she emcees this popular event…

The 23rd annual summer concert series, co-hosted by the town of Yucca Valley, Hi-Desert Publishing, and Z107.7, continues Saturday, July 15, with Persuasion. Enjoy

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS SUMMER HIKING SAFETY TIPS

With the summer’s heat, locals and visitors who hike in Joshua Tree National Park need to take extra precautions. Park Spokesman George Land has some summer hiking safety tips…

Hot summer weather is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up hiking in the park. As long

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JUPITER, SATURN AND THE MILKY WAY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, July 15. The event begins at 8:45 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights of the night sky include the summer Milky

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS SUMMER HIKING SAFETY TIPS

With the summer’s heat, locals and visitors who hike in Joshua Tree National Park need to take extra precautions. Park Spokesman George Land has some summer hiking safety tips…

Hot summer weather is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up hiking in the park. As long

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN INJURED BY ACCIDENTAL GUNSHOT

A Yucca Valley man cleaning his pistol accidentally shot himself Wednesday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man, who was not identified, was cleaning his Springfield XD 40-caliber pistol in his garage about 10 p.m. The man neglected to check to see if the chamber was clear. When he

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IMPROV TROUPE “BAKER’S DOZEN” AT THEATRE 29 SATURDAY NIGHT

The Theatre 29 Improv group, “Baker’s Dozen,” will strike again tomorrow night. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details…

“The Baker’s Dozen,” Theatre 29’s new improvisational comedy troupe, debuted last month to a packed house and rave reviews. This Saturday, July 15, they perform again at 7 p.m. with an all

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COLLEGE BOARD GETS GOOD NEWS ON GOALS, APPROVES TRUCK-DRIVING CLASS

With a month away from the start of the fall semester, there was much to talk about at the CMC Board of Trustees meeting yesterday. The Classified Senate raised $5,085 for student scholarships at this year’s Bowl-A-Thon, the most EVER raised in 16 years. The Institutional Effectiveness Report showed an

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A YOUNG GIRL IN YUCCA VALLEY HAS OLYMPIC BMX DREAMS

A young girl in Yucca Valley has some big dreams. Reporter David Haldane explains…

Flash forward to 2024. It’s the summer Olympics, and representing the US in Cycling BMX is—wait for it—Kuylee Pettit, the Yucca Valley bicycling champion!

At least that’s 11-year-old Kuylee’s dream.

She’s been competing in the event—also

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting Monday, July 17. The council represents the communities of Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley. Representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, as well as County Fire and CalFire will be in attendance. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. at

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DEADLINE TOMORROW FOR 5TH ANNUAL ART EXPOSITION

Artists hoping to win cash prizes and recognition in the fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition have until midnight tomorrow to enter. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how…

The deadline to enter artwork for the fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition and Juried Exhibition is

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF ’67 PLANS 50TH REUNION

Twentynine Palms High School Class of ’67 is inviting ALL Wildcats to join in their 50th class reunion. It happens Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, at Desert Princess Resort in Palm Springs. 007 and The Souls will be performing your classic rock favorites on Saturday night, and dinner

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