A POUND OF METHAMPHETAMINE FOUND IN A YUCCA VALLEY HOME

A pound of methamphetamine was found in the home of a Yucca Valley man after he was arrested Saturday by Palm Desert police on various drug charges. A Sheriff’s report says police stopped Devin Faulkner, 35, near Dillon and Bubbling Wells about 6 p.m. During a search of the vehicle,

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PAY RAISE FOR THE BOARD ON TONIGHT’S HI-DESERT WATER AGENDA

A pay raise for the board of directors is on tonight’s agenda for the Hi-Desert Water District. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills us in on the details…

Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District, directors will vote on raising their compensation from $125

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CHANTING CIRCLE AT RAINBOW STEW TONIGHT

A chanting circle will be held Wednesday, July 12, at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley, starting at 7 p.m. Participants should arrive no later than 6:50 p.m. as the door will be locked at 7. Rainbow Stew is located on the south side of Highway 62 in Old Town Yucca

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ALLEGED STOLEN VEHICLE INVOLVED IN HIT-AND-RUN CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a hit-and-run crash in Yucca Valley involving a stolen vehicle. According to witnesses, an unknown man stole a gray Jeep parked in the Burrtec Waste and Recycling parking lot at Buena Vista and Old Woman Springs Road, and took off southbound on OWS. Witnesses described

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UNITY HOME TO HOST INAUGURAL VOLUNTEER FAIR THIS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Unity Home will host the inaugural Volunteer Fair. Here with your invitation is Rebecca Havely…

“Because in Community We Find Unity Volunteer Fair” is hosted by the Morongo Basin Unity Home. You’re encouraged to attend this event if you want to volunteer your time and skills with

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TWO MEN TRACKED FROM YUCCA VALLEY BURGLARY AND ARRESTED

Two men were arrested Thursday for a burglary in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, the residents of a home in the 54600 block of Martinez Trail came home about 2:30 p.m. and discovered the sliding door in the back of the home had been shattered. After performing a

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YUCCA VALLEY REVENUE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEETS TONIGHT

The residents charged with overseeing the spending of new sales tax revenue for the Town of Yucca Valley meet tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details…

The Yucca Valley Revenue Measure Oversight Commission will meet tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the commission will be asked to provide a

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FILM “THE KID’S MENU” TO BE SCREENED IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The documentary “The Kids Menu” will be shown at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 8035 Church Street in Yucca Valley preceded by a light vegetarian meal tomorrow, Tuesday, July 11, at 6:00 p.m. “The Kids Menu” is a feature documentary from the team that brought you “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.”

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MORONGO BASIN SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are being sought for Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services. A few minutes of your time can help someone take back years of their life. Every two minutes, another woman, man or child is sexually assaulted and the effects can be devastating. Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services offers free state

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TWO MEN ACCUSED IN YUCCA VALLEY BURGLARY

Two men were arrested Thursday for a burglary in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, the residents of a home in the 54600 block of Martinez Trail came home about 2:30 p.m. and discovered the sliding door in the back of the home had been shattered. After performing a

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COOLING CENTERS IN THE MORONGO BASIN

With temperatures well above 100 degrees this weekend, residents can go to cooling centers to get out of the heat. Managing editor Tami Roleff lists where the cooling centers are…

Residents are reminded that pets are vulnerable to high temperatures too. Some signs of heat distress can include heavy panting,

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TWO MEN ACCUSED OF YUCCA VALLEY BURGLARY

Two men were arrested Thursday for a burglary in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, the residents of a home in the 54600 block of Martinez Trail came home about 2:30 p.m. and discovered the sliding door in the back of the home had been shattered. After performing a

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EXCESSIVE HEAT AND AIR QUALITY WARNINGS IN THE MORONGO BASIN

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for today and tomorrow. Temperatures are expected to reach 110 to 120 degrees in the lower elevations with lows of 80 to 90 degrees. The intense heat may create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely; especially for

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ARRESTS FOR STOLEN VEHICLES IN JOSHUA TREE AND YUCCA VALLEY

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Monday evening, accused of driving a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy saw a woman, later identified as Amy Hillman, 41, driving a 2005 Saturn Ion on the shoulder of westbound Highway 62 near Yucca Avenue in Twentynine Palms. The deputy

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FIRE AND INJURIES CAUSED BY ILLEGAL FIREWORKS RAVAGE THE REGION

Illegal use of fireworks and explosives kept regional fire and police departments and emergency rooms busy on the Fourth of July, despite officials’ safety campaigns that included threats of heavy fines and enforcement operations that confiscated literally tons of fireworks. Authorities responded to hundreds of reports of illegal fireworks and

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SHERIFF INVESTIGATING FOUR STOLEN VEHICLE REPORTS

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station is investigating four stolen vehicle reports in Yucca Valley from just Monday and Tuesday. According to Sheriff’s reports, the first vehicle, a gray 2008 Honda Accord was stolen from the driveway of a home in the 58600 block of Barron Drive sometime between June 30

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN HELD AFTER IMPERSONATING HIS BROTHER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday, accused of trying to pass himself off as his brother. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped Christopher Herrick, 40, near Balboa Avenue and Barron Drive about 1:30 p.m. Herrick, who had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. allegedly gave the deputy

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY RESIDENTS HELD REGARDING A STOLEN GUN

Two Yucca Valley residents were arrested Tuesday, accused of various charges concerning a stolen gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy performed a traffic stop on a blue Saturn about 5:15 p.m. near Old Woman Springs Road and Sunnyslope Drive. The car did not have a license plate tab.

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF ARMED ROBBERY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early Monday morning, accused of strong arm robbery. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Douglas Lane, 34, went to the Flyer’s gas station in the 56200 block of 29 Palms Highway in Yucca Valley shortly before 4 a.m. Monday. The clerk told deputies Lane asked

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FIRES IN MORONGO BASIN MONDAY, TUESDAY

Twentynine Palms firefighters saved a house from a fire Monday evening, although the garage is a total loss. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, the firefighters were returning from a medical aid call about 5:50 p.m. when they saw smoke coming from a single-family home in the 5600

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