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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WONDER VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED ON WARRANT

A Wonder Valley woman suspected of forgery was arrested on a warrant Saturday. According to a Sheriff’s press release, when deputies arrived at a home in the 76300 block of Raymond Drive about 8:20 with a warrant to arrest Teala Campbell, 29, a woman matching Campbell’s description looked out the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A 33-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday night, accused of beating his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman contacted deputies about 9 p.m. Saturday to say that Aaron Hancock, of the 7900 block of Hopi Trail, had beat her two days earlier, and then had left the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SEEKS SEARCH AND RESCUE VOLUNTEERS

Joshua Tree National Park is recruiting new volunteers for their search and rescue team. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… If you enjoy teamwork, helping others and the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park this opportunity may be for you. The Joshua Tree National Park Search and Rescue team

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KING OF THE HAMMERS POLARIS RZR UTV RACE TOMORROW

The 2016 King of the Hammers off-road competitions continue. In the Vision X SRRS versus the Ultra4 Shootout yesterday at King of the Hammers, Scott GoForth, representing SRRS, was the overall winner, at 38.343, with Jason Bartram representing Ultra4, was the fastest Ultra4 winner, at 40.237. Coming up at the

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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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VICTORVILLE MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE TO FLAMINGO HEIGHTS

A Victorville man was arrested in the Landers area 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

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SMALL CAR FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY SUNDAY

Morongo Valley firefighters put out a small car fire Sunday evening. Fire Engineer Mark Murphy said a Chevy Impala’s engine caught fire about 5:45 p.m. as the motorist was traveling eastbound on Highway 62 at Livingston Drive. Murphy said the fire was contained to the engine compartment, and the fire

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SEX TRAFFICKING ARRESTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS PUT THE CRIME IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The recent bust of three Twentynine Palms residents for human sex trafficking and pimping, has brought human trafficking in the spotlight. California has the biggest problem of human trafficking in the nation, judging from the number of calls to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline. In 2015, the hotline

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DOCUMENTARY ABOUT BLACK ROCK CONTINUATION SCHOOL GETS SUNDANCE AWARD

A documentary about students at a Yucca Valley alternative high school was named the winner Saturday of the Special Jury Award for Vérité Filmmaking at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Directors Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe focus their film on the problems of three students at Black Rock

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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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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT CLUB MEETS MONDAY

The general meeting of the Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will take place on Monday, February 1, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, 57098 29 Palms Hwy. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Members will be showing and voting on

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USE ALTERNATE ENTRANCES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO AVOID LINES

Every year Joshua Tree National Park is seeing more and more visitors, adding up to 1.5 million visitors yearly. As the park gets busier every year, so do the entrance stations and visitor centers. These busier times create long lines of cars waiting to enter the park, especially at the

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LOCAL BUSINESSES OFF LIMITS TO MARINES

Several businesses in Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, and in the Coachella Valley are off limits to Marines. Local businesses include the Adobe Smoke Shop and STC Smoke Shop, both on Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, and in Yucca Valley, Yucca Tobacco Mart and Puff’s Tobacco, on 29 Palms Highway. Off-limits

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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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FIRST RACE STARTS SUNDAY AT KING OF THE HAMMERS

The 10th annual King of the Hammers off-road races is a week-long event that pits off-road racers against the most extreme terrain in Johnson Valley. Between 25,000 and 35,000 people are expected to fill Hammertown, the temporary village out in the Johnson Valley Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area. A mandatory

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REPUBLICANS OFFER ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

The winner of an essay contest sponsored by the Morongo Basin Republicans can win hundreds of dollars toward a college scholarship. The essay topic is “What the U.S. Constitution Means to Me” and should reflect the applicant’s knowledge of the Constitution. The winning essay will win $300. and the opportunity

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GLADYS CAROL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION SUBMISSION IS OPEN

Applications are now being taken for the Gladys Carol Scholarship program. The scholarship is open to high school seniors, graduates, and undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in a full-time science, technology, engineering or math field of study. The scholarship, which is awarded based on merit and financial need,

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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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HEALTHCARE OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS TOMORROW

If you want to sign up for health insurance – and get help paying for it – you only have until Sunday to get it done. The health care marketplace’s annual open enrollment period closes January 31 and won’t reopen until the fall. If you don’t have insurance, there’s a

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