65TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAY PARADE TOMORROW MORNING

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce 65th Annual Grubstake Days parade will take place on Saturday, May 23, of Memorial Day Weekend,. The grand marshal for this year’s parade is the United States Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. This year’s theme is “Patriotic Parade: Celebrating the Past, Present and

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MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVATIONS IN JOSHUA TREE AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Joshua Tree Memorial Park will observe Memorial Day with an official military ceremony Monday, May 25. The event begins at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a free community barbecue with kids’ games, a bounce house, and vendors. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on the grass

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CALTRANS TO REVISIT JOSHUA TREE SPEED LIMIT SIGNS

One year ago, CalTrans altered the speed limits coming into Joshua Tree from both directions on Route 62, perplexing many locals who thought the change from a gradual slowdown in 10 mile per hour increments to an abrupt 20 mile per hour change was unsafe, even with a warning. Reporter

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YUCCA VALLEY TRIPLE MURDER TO BE FEATURED ON TV SHOW

A Yucca Valley triple homicide will be featured Sunday on a television show about couples who murder. In January 2004, Jimmy Dale Kelly and Kimberly Michaud went to a home on Joshua View Drive in Yucca Valley to rob Patty Crevoisier, 44, and ended up murdering her and two men—William

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MEMORIAL SERVICES SET FOR DUI VICTIMS LONNIE AND PAT TINER

A Memorial service for the victims of a Sunday night DUI hit-and-run in Joshua Tree has been set. The family of Lonnie and Pat Tiner said the service will be Saturday, May 30, at 10:00 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Twentynine Palms. Granddaughter Keliana Tiner thanked the community

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CALTRANS HEARS FROM MORONGO VALLEY RESIDENTS ABOUT HIGHWAY 62

A modestly-sized, but vocal group of Morongo Valley residents showed up to hear what CalTrans had to say about the Route 62 median project. Reporter Dan Stork tells about the give-and-take…

Caltrans officials conducted a public meeting at the pavilion in Covington Park in Morongo Valley Wednesday night, to update

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CHP ON MAXIMUM PATROL THIS MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND

More drivers on the road for the Memorial Day weekend means the California Highway Patrol will conduct a maximum enforcement period. From 6 p.m. Friday, May 22 through midnight Monday, May 25, CHP officers will be out in force, enforcing speed limit laws, click-it-or-ticket, and looking for DUIs. Last year,

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CONGRESSMAN COOK GETS $4 MILLION GRANT FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER

Some good news for property owners in Yucca Valley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a federal grant will help pay for the new sewer system…

The Hi-Desert Water District has been awarded a $4 million grant from the Bureau of Land Reclamation—with the assistance of Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER A MORONGO VALLEY BURGLARY

Two people were arrested Tuesday morning, accused of stealing firearms and electronics from a home in Morongo Valley. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to a home May 1 in the 52600 block of Altadena Drive in Morongo Valley to investigate a burglary. The homeowners said tool and

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FEES ARE GOING UP AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Many fees at Joshua Tree National Park will increase as of June 1, the park service has announced. Park officials said that while the public was generally in support of higher fees, the park received many public comments about increasing the fees in smaller increments than originally planned. In consideration

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS; PART 1 OF 2: A MURAL AND AWARDS

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education began its May 19 meeting with presentations and recognitions, before getting on to regular business. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report into two parts. Today, in part one, a mural-in-a-day and employees of the year…

Onaga Elementary School teacher Heather Possehl opened

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MULTIPLE REPORTS OF VANDALISM IN MORONGO VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department received five calls concerning vandalism in Morongo Valley Tuesday. According to Sheriff’s reports, a barbecue at Covington Park was damaged, as well as skylights, security lights, and a freshly seeded area, among other items. Roofing tar was poured on all five slides at Morongo Valley Elementary School,

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COUNTY TO CONSIDER MAKING LANDERS CELEBRITY MOTEL LEGAL

A long running celebrity-operated Landers Motel is looking to go legit. Reporter Mike Lipsitz highlights an item on tomorrow’s County Planning Commission agenda…

Seems another Landers commercial development will go before the Planning Commission this week; and while it’s bright and shiny, it’s not a commercial solar plant. At Thursday’s

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COUNTY MOVING FORWARD ON SUNBURST ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

In a consent agenda item in its May 19 meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors gave the go-ahead on a road project in Joshua Tree. The Supervisors authorized staff to apply for a Caltrans grant to widen a major artery in Joshua Tree, and to build a bicycle

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE HIT BY DUI HIT AND RUN DRIVER HAVE DIED

The two people critically injured in the suspected DUI crash in Joshua Tree Sunday evening have died. The Riverside County Coroner’s office has identified the victims as Dr. Lonnie Tiner, 80, and his wife, Patricia, 76, both of Twentynine Palms. They were pronounced dead at 11:45 and 11:35 Monday morning

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ONE ARREST AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY NIGHT

A Joshua Tree man is in custody following a high-speed pursuit Monday night in Yucca Valley. According to Sergeant Jim Thornburg, about 10:30 p.m., a deputy patrolling near Church Street and Highway 62 heard a car’s tires squealing and attempted a traffic stop. The driver appeared to yield in a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN VICTIM OF RENTAL SCAM

A Twentynine Palms renter is a victim twice over of a rental scam. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man rented a home in the 74000 block of Pinon Drive in Twentynine Palms. On Saturday, May 16, he returned home to find that the locks had been changed and all

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ARRESTED WITH MULTIPLE DRUGS

A Twentynine Palms High School student was arrested Friday for having multiple narcotics on the school campus. According to a Sheriff’s report, Principal Justin Monical contacted the Sheriff’s Department after learning that a student had narcotics at the school. Monical searched the student’s vehicle with the boy’s consent and found

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN WITH DRUGS ARRESTED FOLLOWING PROBATION COMPLIANCE CHECK

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday afternoon following a probation compliance check at his residence. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 58500 block of Paxton Road about 11:45 to perform a probation compliance check on Michael DeShazo, 54. While there, deputies found methamphetamine

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Victims of Sunday’s Crash in Joshua Tree Died Monday

The two people critically injured in the suspected DUI crash in Joshua Tree Sunday evening have died. The Riverside County Coroner’s office have identified the victims as Dr. Lonnie Tiner, 80, and his wife, Patricia, 76, both of Twentynine Palms. They were pronounced dead at 11:45 and 11:35 a.m. Monday.

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