REGISTER NOW FOR GENERAL PATTON MUSEUM CAR SHOW

The General Patton Memorial Museum will hold a car show March 26. The car show is open to all classic and custom cars, as well as hot rods, low riders, motorcycles, tear-drop trailers, and military vehicles. The entry fee is $25 in advance, $30 the day of the show and

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SIGN UP FOR CABOTS PUEBLO MUSEUM FIELD TRIP

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is offering a field trip to a historic Desert Hot Springs museum. Here’s assignment reporter, Cassie Zimarik with your invitation… Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society for a field trip to tour the historic Cabots Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs on February 20th. In

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HOSPITAL NAMES NEW CEO

The Hi-Desert Medical Center has named a new CEO, effective February 22. Karen Faulis, the chief operations officer of Palmdale Regional Medical Center/Lancaster Community Hospital, served as interim chief executive officer there for 18 months. Faulis has 25 years of experience in clinical and administrative leadership. While at Palmdale, she

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HIGH SPEED CHASE THROUGH LANDERS ENDS AFTER SPIKE STRIPS DEPLOYED

A man was arrested Thursday morning following a high-speed pursuit through Landers that ended only after deputies deployed spike strips. According to the California Highway Patrol, Officer Caleb Miller spotted a silver Nissan Quest driving approximately 95 miles per hour southbound on Highway 247, north of Boone Road, about 7:35

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STATE REVISES LOCAL WATER CONSERVATION GOALS DOWN

Morongo Basin residents will be getting a little break in how much they are mandated by the state to reduce their water usage. The State Water Resources Control Board met Tuesday in Sacramento and extended its emergency drought regulations through October. But the water board also revised the state’s mandated

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS ABOUT NEW FIRE STATIONS, FUNDS PARADISE PARK

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. The Council heard about new fire stations and approved park improvements. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at that meeting and files this report… Yucca Valley may be getting not one, but two new fire stations in the next five

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL INVESTS FOR A FUTURE SALES TAX MEASURE TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. In the consent agenda is a considerable investment in planning for a future sales tax initiative. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… Tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council will begin with an update from the county

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SCHOOL DISTRICT, TEACHERS, AT AN IMPASSE IN CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

Local teachers have reached an impasse in their contract with the Morongo Unified School District. Reporter David Haldane says a statement from the district outlines the two side’s positions… Contract negotiations between the Morongo Unified School District and the union representing its teachers have ended in an apparent impasse, according

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS IN YUCCA VALLEY WEDNESDAY

Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Wednesday, February 3. Staff representatives will be available from 10 until 2 in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with government. Mayes encourages residents who are not able

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VICTORVILLE MAN ARRESTED IN FLAMINGO HEIGHTS AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE FROM HESPERIA

A Victorville man was arrested in Landers late Thursday night following a high-speed chase that originated in Hesperia. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a Sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop at 11:39 p.m. in the area of Eucalyptus Street and I Avenue in Hesperia. The driver, later identified as

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ANOTHER TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE

Just a day after a Twentynine Palms man was arrested for felony failure to yield, another Twentynine Palms man was arrested following a high-speed chase past homes and schools. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy tried to stop a vehicle, driven by Donald Cowart, 69, for driving 55 miles

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YUCCA VALLEY BRAWL RESULTS IN ABORTED CHASE, ONE ARREST

A massive brawl in Yucca Valley Wednesday afternoon resulted in an arrest at gunpoint of a man who fled the scene and failed to yield to deputies. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, a construction worker at Sage Estates at the southern end of Sage Avenue called deputies about 2:30

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS ACCUSED OF SEX TRAFFICKING

Accused of operating a brothel and sex trafficking of a minor, two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested last week. According to the Sheriff’s Department, in June, deputies discovered a teen girl who had been abandoned in the desert in Twentynine Palms, and realized she had been the victim of sex

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TWO ARRESTED, ONE CONVICTED, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SEX TRAFFICKING RING

Accused of operating a brothel and sex trafficking of a minor, two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested last week. According to the Sheriff’s Department, in June, deputies discovered a teen girl who had been abandoned in the desert in Twentynine Palms, and realized she had been the victim of sex

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NEW BURRTEC TRASH TRANSFER AND MAINTENANCE YARD APPROVED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Commissioners Vickie Bridenstine and Jeff Drozd absent, the remaining three members of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission selected their new chair and vice chair at their meeting last night. Taking over as chair is Steve Whitten; vice chair is Jeff Evans. Managing editor Tami Roleff says Whitten, Evans, and Charles

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER HE THREATENED TO KILL HIS MOTHER

A 40-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday evening after his mother said he threatened to kill her. According to a Sheriff’s report, Mynor Marroquin went to a home in the 7500 block of Bannock Trail about 8:30 p.m. and demanded that his mother give him $40. The woman refused

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5th 3.0 OR ABOVE EARTHQUAKE IN 30 DAYS RATTLES OUR REGION

The fifth regional earthquake of 3.0 magnitude or larger within the last 30 days rumbled through our Morongo Basin Sunday. The shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported at 7:32 a.m. Sunday morning, 38 miles from Joshua Tree, at a depth of 1.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS TO HOLD STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOPS

The public is encouraged to attend a series of strategic planning workshops in Twentynine Palms this week. The workshops will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the city council chambers, beginning each evening at 5 p.m. Topics of discussion include the city’s mission and vision statement, community safety, community

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY HAS IDEAS ON WHAT TO DO WITH THAT RAINWATER

With El Nino bringing more rain to our region, the Mojave water Agency wants to show you how to use it. The Mojave Water District is hosting a meeting on January 26, 5:30-7:00 p.m., to help you prepare your landscape for the harsh winter season. You can learn how to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HOME EXPLODES; DRUGS SUSPECTED

Suspected drugs inside a refrigerator at a Twentynine Palms mobile home blew up yesterday, completely destroying the home. About 8:25 p.m., Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to the Desert Oasis Mobile Home Park, in the 72200 block of Joshua Drive, for an explosion. The explosion blew out the windows and

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