EATS AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a pork chop special for Sunday breakfast. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Joshua Tree VFW post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown JT

LOCAL SCHOOL CUSTODIAN ACCUSED OF PRODUCING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

A Morongo Unified School district custodian was arraigned last week by a federal grand jury with production of child pornography. According to the FBI, Matthew Frazer, 42, of Yucca Valley, was arrested January 31 at his place of employment. Sheriff sources say he was arrested at Twentynine Palms Junior High

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FIVE ARRESTED IN JOSHUA TREE ON WARRANTS

Five people were arrested in Joshua Tree Wednesday on various warrants. About 11:50 a.m., Sheriff deputies went to a home in the 61000 block of El Reposo, looking for Justin Morrow, 20, who was wanted on two warrants for drug-related charges. The deputies determined that four other people at the

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2-1-1 SERVICE PROVIDING FREE REFERRALS COUNTYWIDE

San Bernardino County is part of a nationwide service that provides free referrals to Californians who need help for everything from basic needs to job training or tax filing. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how dialing 2-1-1 could help you…

Each year in California, about 2 ½ million people turn

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MOTORCYCLE RIDE TOMORROW TO BENEFIT LOCAL HOMELESS VETERANS

Attention motorcycle riders: Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will be taking donations to Martha’s Kitchen in Indio with a 30 percent veteran population, and come back to Yucca Valley to give out more donations to MB Haven this Saturday, the 22nd. The run starts at 9:00 a.m. from Razor Fades,

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COUNTY OFFERING FREE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH FOR MILITARY

A San Bernardino County program offers free behavioral heath services for military service members and their families. All active duty and retired military personnel, reservists, or National Guard who have served on or after September 11, 2001, and their families are eligible. Services include confidential behavioral health assessments, rehabilitative support,

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ROTARY CLUB FOOD DRIVE COLLECTED 59,633 MEALS

The four Rotary Clubs of the Morongo Basin collected enough food to provide more than 59,600 meals for residents during its first annual food drive last week. The Valentine’s Day food drive collected bags of food at Stater Brothers East in Yucca Valley; each bag contained 10 food items that

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE OFFERS ANNUAL AND SENIOR PASSES

With the Visitor season starting out with big crowds at Joshua Tree National Park we are reminded that park annual passes are a bargain. With details here is Park Ranger Pam Tripp…

Looking for a great way to save money and have fun, too? Regular admission to Joshua Tree National

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CAT-A-PALOOZA AT THE YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER

For the next week, the Yucca Valley Animal Shelter is holding a Cat-a-Palooza adoption event. Through Friday, February 28, adoption fees for cats at the animal shelter are just $20. All cats will be current on their vaccinations, will be spayed or neutered, and will come with a voucher for

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JOSHUA TREE VFW OFFERING MEALS THIS WEEK

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner, tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Sunday breakfast is a pork chop special. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

On February 22, the United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will be serving with the Food for Life program, a meal of baked chicken, baked potato, vegetables, salad and dessert. The meal is served in the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall from 3 to 5 p.m. This is

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY CALLS SPECIAL MEETING FOR TOMORROW

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors have called a special meeting for tomorrow. Reporter and Landers Honorary Mayor Mike Lipsitz tells us why…

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors will hold a special open meeting at 10 a.m. this Saturday. On the agenda is a

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DANCING WITH THE YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER STARS TOMORROW NIGHT

Yucca Valley High School soccer stars and Yucca Valley Heat dancers will be teaming up for the annual “Dancing with the Soccer Stars.” This annual event is a major fundraiser for both teams. The Heat dancers work with their soccer partners to create original dances. Similar to the favorite TV

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL WINS 1ST ROUND CIF PLAY-OFF

Last night in Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat Gym, in the first round of CIF playoffs, the Twentynine Palms girls’ basketball team won against Flintridge Sacred Heart, 73 to 47. Coach Tim Stanford said freshman Tatiyanna Mackall had 17 points, Nokomis Cabrera had 16 points, and Andraliah Lee had 13

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JOSHUA SPRINGS BOYS BASKETBALL IN CIF PLAY AT HOME TONIGHT

Joshua Springs Lightning boys’ basketball hosts the Providence Patriots tonight at 6:00 p.m. The Lightning, 12-0 Victory League champions, take on the Patriots from Santa Barbara with the momentum of a 10-game win streak. Joshua Springs looks to advance to the CIF Division 6 Quarterfinals for the third straight year.

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SCHOOL EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

A custodian with the Morongo Unified School district was arraigned last week by a federal grand jury with production of child pornography. According to an FBI press release, Matthew Frazer, 42, of Yucca Valley, was arrested January 31 at his place of employment. He was indicted by the grand jury

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TOWN CONSIDERING CONVERTING BLACK ROCK CANYON ROAD INTO A DIRT ROAD

The Town of Yucca Valley is considering removing the failed asphalt and turning the troubled Black Rock Canyon Road into a graded dirt road. According to a release from the Town, a grant application to repair the road submitted by the town and Joshua Tree National Park in April 2013

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PALM SPRINGS TO ALLOW FOURTH MARIJUANA DISPENSARY

While Yucca Valley prohibits Marijuana Dispensaries, Palm Springs will get another dispensary after a 4-1 vote Wednesday night by the City Council that paves the way for a fourth dispensary within city limits. Besides approving a comprehensive regulatory program that adds a fourth dispensary, the council also approved measures that

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT HIRES GENERAL MANAGER, APPOINTS VOLUNTEERS

The Morongo Valley CSD officially hired a new general manager last might as well as made volunteer appointments. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at last night’s meeting and files this report…

At last night’s regular meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, The board approved an employment contract with Donna

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JOSHUA TREE MAN HIT BY VEHICLE EARLY THIS MORNING

Area law enforcement agencies are investigating a pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle early this morning in Joshua Tree. According to Fire Captain Steve Lasiter, about 2 a.m., a 19-year-old Joshua Tree man was walking with his family and friends northbound on Sunburst Circle when he was hit by

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