ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH THIS MORNING

One woman is dead, and her three children injured, following a broadside collision in Twentynine Palms Wednesday morning. According to the Sheriff’s Department, at 7:55 a.m., Terri Brooks, 26, was driving her Ford Fusion southbound on Utah Trail, with her three children, ages 1, 4, and 7. She stopped at

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ROLLOVER ON THE MORONGO GRADE INJURES UNSECURED 3-YEAR-OLD

A 3-year-old boy was hospitalized with major injuries following a roll-over crash on the Morongo Grade Tuesday morning. According to a CHP press release, William Linares, 21, of Yucca Valley, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado westbound on Highway 62 on the Morongo Grade, east of Indian Canyon Drive at

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BURNING CAR BRIEFLY SHUTS DOWN YUCCA GRADE

A car fire yesterday afternoon briefly closed the Yucca Grade for about 15 minutes. County Fire said the fire broke out in a vehicle going up the grade at about 4:30. The occupants, a man and wife and their child, unidentified, said the car they were in began to have

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JOSHUA TREE AIRPORT SOLAR PROJECT REP TO MEET WITH MAC COMMITTEE

The company that will construct solar power generation facilities for the Morongo Unified School District is also planning a less popular solar field in Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork says a subcommittee of the Morongo Basin MAC will meet with a company representative tomorrow… The Land Use Study Committee of

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KING OF THE HAMMERS COMING TO JOHNSON VALLEY JANUARY 30

One of the major off-road events in the country, “The King of the Hammers,” will be held in the nearby Johnson Valley off-road area. The ninth running of the King of the Hammers desert race and rock crawl takes place Friday, January 30, to Friday, February 6, at Means Dry

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WE REVIEW “AN IDEAL HUSBAND” AT THEATRE 29

The first production of the Theatre 29 season, “An Ideal Husband,” an Oscar Wilde comedy, opened last Friday night to an enthusiastic crowd of theater goers. Reporter Rebecca Havely attended Saturday’s performance and offers this review… As the red velvet curtain opened to reveal a magnificent Victorian set adorned with

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION GETS UPDATE ON PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission eased their way into the new year with a short and routine meeting last night. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the commissioners were given an update on private land development projects in the town… At its first meeting of 2015, the Yucca Valley Planning Commission

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight, (Wednesday, January 14), are correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission, airport agreements, and a letter from Hi-Desert Water District. Under new business, the directors will discuss sponsoring a Morongo Basin pilots

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper mountain College Board meets tomorrow afternoon, starting with a closed session at 2 p.m. at which it will discuss recruitment of a superintendent/president for the college. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks the rest of the agenda… The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in regular session tomorrow,

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District will meet in Regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says an update on the sewer system and its funding are on the agenda… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will meet for the first time in 2015 in a special meeting tonight. Among the

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, January 17. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 11 p.m. The Milky Way will be visible, as well as the constellations Cassiopeia, Auriga, Taurus, Orion, and Gemini. Jupiter and its moons

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WORKSHOP FOR ART STUDENTS AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY SATURDAY

Junior high and high school level students who live in the Morongo Unified School District are invited to attend a mat and frame workshop at 29 Palms Art Gallery this Saturday, January 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. The workshop is designed for artistic students in grades 7 through 12

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SCHOOL BOARD MAKES IT EASIER FOR COLLEGE ADMISSIONS AT CSSB

An exceptionally short meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education included the approval of an agreement that will be of great benefit to future college-bound high school graduates in the District. Reporter Dan Stork explains… Last night, MUSD approved a Memorandum of Understanding with California State University

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team used a hot shooting fourth quarter to a 61-50 win at Desert Hot Springs. Coach Jess Geeson said sophomore Taylor Spitz led the scoring with 20 points, while Ashley Priest hit for 19 and Annika Dendekker added 12 points. With the

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WE MARK THE PASSING OF EMMA REMMERS

Emma Remmers, a 26-year resident of Yucca Valley, died January 5. She was 86 years old. Emma Remmers is survived by her brother, Chuck Tellis of Kentucky; daughter, Debra Remmers of Landers; and seven grandchildren: Rick Remmers of Yucca Valley; Robert Remmers, Thomas Remmers, and Daniel Remmers of Hemet; Jennifer

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FIVE ARRESTED AT DRUG LAB IN LANDERS

Five men were arrested Sunday morning, accused of operating a THC extraction drug lab. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies from the Morongo Basin station served a search warrant on a home in the 60200 block of Stearman Road in Landers shortly before noon Sunday. At the home, the

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETING DOMINATED BY SOLAR DEVELOPMENT

The January 12 meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Commission was again dominated by solar development issues. Reporter Dan Stork says that mental health services, roads, and a 5-letter word also figured in discussions… In the opening presentation at the Morongo Basin MAC January meeting, Susan Petro described the

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ORV COMPLAINTS RESULT IN ARREST FOR STOLEN ORV

Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he was found riding a stolen off-highway vehicle. Neighbors near Mesquite Springs Road and Indian Trail complained to the Sheriff’s Department that several quads and a large pick-up truck were riding on their private road. After the resident asked the off-roaders to

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COUPLE ARRESTED FOR THEFT FROM WAL-MART

A couple involved in a car crash in Yucca Valley two weeks ago that sent a 7-year-old girl to the hospital, were arrested in Wal-Mart Friday for shoplifting. Sheriff’s reports that Wal-Mart security reported that Eleanora Woods and Paul Maki, 34, had allegedly hidden $40 worth of DVDs in their

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WOMAN ARRESTED WITH STOLEN CHECKS AND CREDIT CARDS

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Saturday after she was found with stolen checks. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy found Krystle Edwards, 29, sleeping in her car on Mesquite Drive in Twentynine Palms about 11:30 Saturday morning. The deputy found stolen checks and credit cards in her possession.

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