Letters to the editor

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Over time and generations, society has changed. People have more access to go places now rather than having a hometown carnival, but it’s something that we want to bring back for our citizens. I’m big on tradition. I’m big on doing stuff for the community and for the last 20 years, I’ve come…

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I just received my property tax bill and was shocked to see $157 added for a fire service fee. I was not aware of the tax kicking in but it would be interesting to see how many owners will abandon their properties as a result of it and county lose their “cash cows.” Forty years ago my dad, s…

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“I was concerned by the call. (When President Trump called the President of Ukraine) I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen.” — Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, U.S. Army, who testified as to the July 25th phone call.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS — After 14 years of frustration the Yucca Valley High School varsity football team, with help from a stingy defense and two unanswered touchdowns in the third quarter, reclaimed the coveted Kiwanis Club Bell from Twentynine Palms High School. The win gives the Trojans sole o…


Billy Ray Proctor, 84, known by most as “Bill,” was born on May 11, 1935, in Mountain Grove, Missouri. He was the son of the late William and Ida Proctor. Read more

John P. Caynak, a 34-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died Oct. 12, 2019, at the age of 88. Read more

Joseph Allen Lannen, beloved father and grandfather, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Nov. 2, 2019, at home with his family at the age of 56.  Read more

Robert Anthony Barajas, 24 — known to all as “Bobby” — received his angel wings on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Born in Palm Springs, he called Yucca Valley home. Bobby was a graduate of Joshua Springs Christian School and was one of four students who played for the CIF winning fo… Read more

Betty Louise Smith Rittmiller, an 89-year resident of California and a 55-year resident of Yucca Valley, died in Avon, Indiana, at her daughter’s home with family at her side on Oct. 25, 2019. She was a 92-year-old breast cancer survivor. Read more

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