SATURDAY MORONGO VALLEY CRASH CAUSES ROAD DELAYS, POWER OUTAGE

Traffic on Highway 62 was disrupted for about six hours on Saturday after a man drove his truck into a power pole in Morongo Valley. About 2:30 p.m., Raymond Yglesias, 48, of Whittier, was driving a Ford Ranger pick-up truck pulling a trailer, westbound on the Highway, just east of

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ELDERLY COUPLE CRITICALLY INJURED IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH

An elderly couple were critically injured in a crash in Joshua Tree Saturday afternoon. About 1:10, Velma Ringwald, 58, of Twentynine Palms was stopped at the southbound stop sign at Sun Ray Road and Highway 62, when she pulled out directly into the path of a bread delivery truck driven

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OLD SCHOOLHOUSE LECTURE FEATURES CABOT’S PUEBLO MUSEUM

The Old Schoolhouse Museum in Twentynine Palms will feature the fascinating Cabot Pueblo Museum in their lecture this Friday night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details…

The man behind the legendary Cabot’s Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs, Cabot Yerxa, will be the focus of the next Second Friday Lecture

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CALTRANS WORK ON 62 BETWEEN I-10 AND INDIAN TO CAUSE DELAYS

CalTrans is working on Highway 62 from Indian Canyon Avenue to Interstate 10. The project involves repaving of the existing roadway, widening the existing inside shoulder from two to five feet, upgrading the metal beam guardrail and replacement of an existing dike. Lanes in each direction will be closed 6

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS CONSIDERS POT SHOPS

Desert Hot Springs City leaders are exploring permitting and taxing medical marijuana dispensaries. If approved, Desert Hot Springs would join Palm Springs as one of two cities in Riverside County to permit marijuana dispensaries to operate. An audit conducted last year by Palm Springs of its three legal dispensaries revealed

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A COMMUNITY PASSOVER SEDER IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Again this year, a public Passover Seder is being offered to Jewish residents of the area. Reporter Dan Stork tells how to reserve a spot at the table…

Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot Springs— including military personnel—are invited to a community Passover Seder during this year’s

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS CITY OFFICIAL ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND JOSHUA TREE WARRANT

Desert Hot Springs Planning Commissioner Dean Gray, 62, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic assault and on a warrant out of Joshua Tree that accused him of driving on a suspended license, according to Desert Hot Springs police. Gray was detained at Correctional Facility in Banning, according to

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat Golf Team is 0-3 in preseason play. The ’Cats traveled to Apple Valley and Maywood Palm Valley last week and lost both matches. On Monday, the ’Cats hosted Apple Valley and suffered their first home loss. Coach Grant Whipple said the ’Cats played hard

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DRIVER INVOLVED IN HIGHWAY 62 CRASH AT INDIAN AVENUE LAST WEEK DIES

A Cathedral City man died Saturday, five days after a crash that snarled traffic on Highway 62 near Desert Hot Springs. According to the CHP and the Riverside Coroner, Mark Brogan, 60, was driving his Mini Cooper southbound on the highway shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, March 10, when he

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AFTERNOON CRASH SNARLS TRAFFIC ON S.R. 62 NEAR INDIAN

A silver Mini Cooper failed to stop at the traffic light at Highway 62 and Indian Canyon about 5 p.m. yesterday, and slammed into the rear of a red Dodge pick-up truck, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver of the Mini Cooper had to be rescued using the

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CITY OF DESERT HOT SPRINGS FACING BANKRUPTCY

The Desert Hot Springs City Council may soon be taking the first steps towards declaring bankruptcy. City officials say the staff will recommend city leaders approve a fiscal emergency, a legal maneuver that gives the city greater flexibility to negotiate its debts and work with employee unions. Under new revenue

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR THEFT AND PAROLE VIOLATIONS

A Joshua Tree transient, who’s been convicted of several felonies, was arrested again Tuesday for theft and parole violations. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, William Gaines, 49, had been a caretaker for an elderly couple in the 62200 block of Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. On his recommendation, the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ tennis team travels away to Desert Hot Springs to play the Golden Eagles. First serve is at 3:15.

Also tomorrow, the Joshua Springs Christian School volleyball team travels away to Lucerne Valley. Game time is 5 p.m.

JEWISH NEW YEAR SERVICES IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Religious services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and for Yom Kippur, will be held in Desert Hot Springs, at Mission Lakes Country Club, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and the Desert Area. Admission is free to Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot

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PIONEER PASS GOLF CHALLENGE RECRUTITING EXTREME GOLFERS

The traditional Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge is next week. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said extreme golfers are still being sought…

The Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge is extreme golfing at its best. Golfers start in Big Bear and golf down the mountain to Yucca Valley. The two-day event starts Friday September

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JEWISH NEW YEAR SERVICES IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Rosh Hashanah–the Jewish New Year–comes early this year, in the first week of September. Reporter Dan Stork urges Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin to reserve their places at the High Holy Day services offered by the Jewish Federation…

Religious services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and for

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JEWISH NEW YEAR SERVICES IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Religious services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and for Yom Kippur, will be held in Desert Hot Springs, at Mission Lakes Country Club. The Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and the Desert Area, is sponsoring these observances during the High Holy Days. Admission is free to Jewish residents

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PIONEER PASS GOLF CHALLENGE

Move over, X-Games! The time for the Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge approaches. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells how to get in on the fun… The Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge was originally started in 1959 as an attempt to get a road from Big Bear to Yucca Valley. More than 50

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ARRESTED FOR BEATING GIRLFRIEND IN CAR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Wednesday morning, after his girlfriend told police he beat her up. According to a Sheriff’s report, Wallie Andrews, 42, was driving to Utah with his girlfriend when he started beating her in the car near Adobe Road and Smith’s Ranch Road in Twentynine

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ARRESTED AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER WITH GUNSHOT WOUND

A Desert Hot Springs man thought he’d avoid detection for his felony warrant from Riverside County if he went to Hi-Desert Medical Center to be treated for his gunshot wound. According to a Sheriff’s report, Andre Chappell, 38, was a friend’s home in Desert Hot Springs Saturday evening when his

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