JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN ON BICYCLE HIT AND KILLED SUNDAY NIGHT

A Joshua Tree musician was killed Sunday evening when the bicycle he was riding was hit by a car. According to the California Highway Patrol, Tim Kelly, 58, was riding his bike northbound on Sunburst Avenue near Jericho Lane about 8:15 p.m. A 2014 Chevrolet Sonic, driven by Derek Burnham,

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TODDLER FALLS INTO FIRE PIT

A toddler suffered burns and cuts when he fell into a fire pit in Morongo Valley Monday evening. According to Fire Captain Mark Murphy, the parents brought the one-year-old boy to the fire station just after 7:30 p.m. Paramedics called for a helicopter to transport the child, but no airships

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ANOTHER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON SCAM

Recently, some Morongo Basin residents were called by people pretending to be employees of Southern California Edison. The callers said the residents had outstanding bills, and demanded the customers make payments with prepaid cards over the telephone. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips on how to avoid being a

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF STRONG AM ROBBERY

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Sunday evening, accused of strong arm robbery after a dispute at a storage locker facility. According to a Sheriff’s report, Suzanna Schroeder, 37, went to a storage facility in the 7300 block of Hopi Trail in Yucca Valley shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday, and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT A $3.5 MILLION SHERIFF’S CONTRACT

Budget, science camp, a code amendment, and a services contract are scheduled for discussion by the Twentynine Palms City Council this week. Reporter Dan Stork has the order of the agenda… After holding a ribbon cutting ceremony over improvements at Knott’s Sky Park at 5:15 p.m. to the Development Code

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CHP OFFERS TEEN “START SMART” DRIVERS CLASS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another free Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The class will be held on Wednesday, May 27, in the CHP offices on the

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER TO ADOPT BUDGET TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency board will meet in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the meeting will discuss budget, ad valorem taxes, and audit services… Tonight’s regular 6 p.m. meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board is a number cruncher’s dream come true. Directors are expected

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER IN TWO COMMITTEE MEETINGS TOMORROW

With ballots on the Hi-Desert Medical Center affiliation with Tenet Healthcare due to reach mailboxes this week, public interest in the governing board is likely to increase. Two committees meet this week. The Finance Committee meets tomorrow (Wednesday) to look at the Medical Center’s April financials, and March financials for

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WE REVIEW “LEGALLY BLONDE” PLAYING AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Yucca Valley High School opens “Legally Blonde, the Musical” tonight in the high school’s lecture hall. The award-winning musical is based on the beloved movie “Legally Blonde.” Reporter Rebecca Havely attended a dress rehearsal and offers this review… Elle Woods is dumped by boyfriend Warner, played by Aaron Ahmadi who

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team cleaned up Turtle Island and surrounding areas including the post office field two weeks ago. Tomorrow they will tackle the Alta Loma and Sherwood area just east of the Friendly Hills Elementary School. Volunteers will meet at Alto Loma and Sherwood Wednesday, May 27 at

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FREE SHOWING OF VEGETARIAN DOCUMENTARY TONIGHT

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church will host a free showing of the film “Plan-eat” tonight, starting at 6 p.m., along with a free vegetarian meal. The documentary explores food choices that can protect the environment and make the planet sustainable, while celebrating the joys of food. The Seventh-Day Adventist Church is

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LUNCH IN THE PARK BACK IN MORONGO VALLEY TOMORROW

The Morongo Valley Lunch in the Park will return tomorrow after a brief hiatus. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… Morongo Valley Wednesday’s Lunch in the Park have been on hiatus due to a seeding project at Covington Park, but Wednesday, Lunch in the Park returns May 27 with artist

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TRACK STANDOUTS IN CIF FINALS

The Twentynine Palms Wildcats traveled to Cerritos College to compete in the prestigious CIF Southern section finals meet this weekend. Coach Ronda Morton said the peak performer of the day was Andrew Wilson (a junior) who earned first place, with a heave of 157 feet 6 inches in the discus,

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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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JOSHUA TREE MAN HELD AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday, accused of punching his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called deputies about 10 p.m. to say Jay Tchakerian, 24, was drinking and punched her in the face. She said he then left the residence in the 62400 block of 29

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HEAVY TRAFFIC EXPECTED ON HIGHWAYS

It is a three-day holiday weekend and the regional thoroughfares will be full of holiday travelers. Managing Editor Tami Roleff reminds you to be careful out there… Memorial Day weekend is traditionally one of the heaviest travel times in the Inland Empire region. CalTrans is expecting lengthy delays on some

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MEMORIAL DAY CLOSURES

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pick up by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day

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