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    We’re pleased to provide this update of our ongoing efforts to obtain refunds for property owners who paid the state’s now-suspended “fire prevention fee.”

    On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Howard Jarvis Ta […]

    • Homestead Valley Community Council members have agreed we will skip the July 16th meeting, so many people are away.

    The next meeting will be Monday, August 20, at 3:00 p.m. at the Yucca Mesa C […]


    Are you ready to be part of the biggest tax revolt since Proposition 13 in 1978?

    Join the fight for YES on PROPOSITION 6, the GAS TAX REPEAL INITIATIVE

    In November, voters will have the opportunity to vote […]

  • Joshua Tree Grand Opening

  • [The closure] was further seen as a slight and insult to the Wonder Valley citizenry, since the county made no provisions to protect residents at large, who are using the same water […]

    • Excellent post… What we need to do is file a law suit against the County.

    • And as well the Lear station is closed permanently to public use. When county fire dangled the carrot out there that if it take over services, it may reopen Lear later. Lies, lies, and more damn lies. All we got was a fee and assessment rate increased (taxes) when county fire took over and they began to reduced fire services, fire stations, and reduced county EMT services. If you study the entire field of reduced services, you can see how easy it is to throw people and families under the bus because…

      City elected officials did not want the burden of helping to pay for fire services. The city pays zero for fire services. THAT IS THE PROBLEM. LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN, “THAT IS THE PROBLEM.

      November is an opportunity to elect candidates by neighborhood districts.


    TWENTYNINE PALMS- Do you play the card game Bridge? If so the local Bridge group at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center wants you! This fun and challenging game will keep you thinking and on your toes as you […]

  • YUCCA VALLEY, CA — The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s new Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center (YVArts) will present a special art panel discussion Saturday evening, July 14th at 7pm.  Entitled “Dee […]


    Roadrunners….. What better parents can one have that would kill for their kids?

    For several years we have befriended a marathon of Roadrunners. Mom Roadrunner is feed by hand by my wife at least twice […]

    • Outstanding local story. Well written and informative. I step out the front door and look to the East, I see Wonder Valley in all it’s spark and splendor. I look east as far as the imagination will take you. Not many roadrunners here in my neck of the woods. Many lizards dwell out here near Giant Rock Rd. and Canyon Rd. While working in the front area, two lizards seemed to be mates. They actually follow when I moved to another close area. Next day, both were out there in their territory. Same two reptiles. Back area, one very large lizard was greeted every day. Same lizard. This fellow’s name was shakey. I love those little people… well… they surely are not people. But they are intelligent life forms. I haven’t hiked since my dog was put in her final resting place. So I don’t really know what’s all out there this year.

    • Saturday, July 7th, the Two-Buck Chuckwagon arrives at the Johnson Valley Community Center with good eats for the whole family

    Take your choice of hamburgers, hot dogs, tasty c […]

  •  California voters will decide this November whether to get rid of higher gas taxes and vehicle registration fees approved last year. “California has a $9 billion surplus and there is no longer a compelling […]


    * Opinion | By BooBoo77 | June 30, 2018

    In a ♦town almost defined by a Marine base, populated by hundreds of Latino soldiers and their families, this inherently racist decision [vote to fight Cal […]

    • Good for 29 Palms.. About time they took a stand.

      What part of Illegal alien don’t you understand Boo Boo?

      This the Oath of Citizenship made by every naturalized citizen:

      “I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America

      As all naturalized citizens “Latinos” must give up their allegiance and Fidelity to their former country just like everyone else in the Immigration system. You do not break the law in getting here. You do not jump the border or swim the Rio Grande…. You follow the rules. You apply just like everyone else in the world does.

      Boo Boo You need to grow up.

      • I thank Dan for not waterboarding me for taking the time to put this opinion story up. I thank Editor Kurt Schauppner for allowing this opinion to be published in the Desert Trail. The only thing that was edited out of Ms. Booboo’s opinion was a gratuitous political reference about the president, which didn’t fit into the format of this blog. The big picture is that free speech to redress local government is alive and well for anybody that chooses to use it.

    • I guess the Chamber of Commerce supports the city sending the message that all tourist are not welcome. I guess this isn’t going to help small businesses. I guess local small business owners who work hard may not all be in agreement. “Business is Business” but…
      Religion and politics doesn’t mix when running a business. Money in the cash register is color blind. It doesn’t care who you are… it wants your business… it wants you to come back.

      Would those old Republican men on the council be so Kafkaesque-like and self righteous if a billboard sign published the 5-0 council vote, not welcoming the immigrant underclass. .

    • How about them old Bernie Sanders Socialists? So very out of touch with the Inland Majority…. Sorry can’t transplant San Francisco misguided values to Fly Over Country. Once past the San Bernardino Mountains its the land of Constitutional Conservatism.

      The One World Order is dying. The Open Borders gambit has lost its appeal to native peoples. The world is returning to long established tribal boundaries.

      Quit watching CNN and reading the Los Angeles Times. Spread your intellectual wings get your news from balanced sources.

      Socialism has never worked. Liberals always lose in the end. The liberal reign of Racist Politics is over.

    • Native people? Explain please.

    • Native Germans, Native Swedes, Native Hungarians, Native Poles, Native Austrians, Native Slovaks, Native Italians, Native Greeks, Native Romanians the list of “native peoples opposed to unrestricted illegal immigration is endless… The EU is in disarray because of mass waves of illegal immigration. What the hell did you think I meant?

    • I thought the “one World Order” would have given you a clue.

    • Updated:

      One can never tell what dwells in the mind of Mr. Dan. Huh! I thought by natives you were referring to Mexican folks who were native to this area for a very long time, or native indians of this area’s history, and the ancient ones.

      I don’t see the unpapered hiding under the beds, the closet or under the front porch. The council’s vote to be go all TOADY with their political party and jump into the sink hole of partisan politics with the party line has no place in city business. We don’t see ICE or immigration enforcement around here. Yes enforce illegal laws, But don’t kick my US Constitution under the smelly garbage truck. I frown upon that un-American activity.

    • I am not concerned about the World Order in 29. The council had no business making the city known to the world as a bigoted city. The council cannot take care of city business. The city council is very akin to the World Order in the way the run the city with an iron fist. Never is there a public vote. They pander and please two few too often.

    • Fortunately or unfortunately for you, we live in a Republic not as you keep thinking a democracy…. You do have the ability to get that vote by circulating a referendum. Get enough signatures and you have a ballot measure. See how a measure for Sanctuary city support will work out for you….

    • Voting in November elections shall be by neighbor districts. This gives each candidate, hopefully some younger citizens, a voice and opportunity to canvas neighborhoods the good old fashion American way. The public spectacle at the council meeting was a display of xenophobic cheerleaders, coupled with a thick atmosphere of McCarthyism-style of hysteria. The council for the last 10 years have had their way, how has the city progressed?

      “To everything (turn, turn, turn)
      There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
      And a time to every purpose, under heaven.”
      – The Byrds

  • Our friend, Joanna Wright, died last Saturday morning, June 23, at home. She was 62.

    Born October 20, 1955, in Manzanita in southern San Diego County, she spent her childhood days on the Quechan reservation at […]

  • California’s budget process and budget should worry every taxpayer

    Jon Coupal Jun 24, 2018

    Let’s face it, when it comes to the state budget of California, most citizens suffer from MEGO (My Eyes Glaze Over […]


    TWENTYNINE PALMS – Reach Out Morongo Basin will be hosting a FREE seminar on Trusts and Estate Planning and Final Expense Planning for cremation or funeral at the 29 Palms Senior Center, 6539 Adobe Rd on We […]

    • Saturday, July 7, at 5:00 p.m. the legendary Two-Buck Chuckwagon comes to Johnson Valley hauling some tasty grub to the Community Center.

    You are invited to enjoy c […]



    DATE/TIME: June 14, 2018, 5:00 a.m.

    INCIDENT: Three arrested for Receiving Stolen Vehicle & Conspiracy to Commit a Crime

    LOCATION: 61800 block of Sunburst Circle, Joshua Tree

    SUSPECT(S): Bruce J […]


    By *Jeffrey Smith

    Monsanto, the largest manufacturer of genetically engineered seeds, is merging with Bayer and will be known as Bayer going forward. The Germany-based Bayer has a dubious history, Smith […]

  • Posted on June 14, 2018 by z1077news

    A woman riding an off-road vehicle in San Berdoo Canyon in the southern part of Joshua Tree National Park was shot by a BLM ranger Sunday. According to the Riverside County […]

    • Hey Branson, Obviously off roading unlawfully is not by itself a crime worthy of lethal force.

      I’d like to know more about this story. How was the officers life threatened? Did she try to run him over? Did she have a weapon? Did he step in front of her while she was trying to flee? What time of day was this? What is her name? What is the officers name?

    • Your concerns are shared. What was the probable cause? The Riverside County Sheriff’s office will likely tell you ‘It’s still under investigation.’ Ask the radio station (760)366-3662) or KESQ (209)476-1230) for an update in the public interest.



    More than 900,000 current and former public school teachers are covered by the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS). The pension system has $210 billion in net assets. It will need all […]

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