HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports today, the Joshua Springs Christian School’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host Desert Christian Academy at home. The girls’ game starts at 5: boys’ at 6:30.

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School boys and girls soccer teams will travel

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY TO DISCUSS TAKING OVER WATER FROM COUNTY

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors meets in regular session at 6 p.m. tonight. Most residents of east Landers are hoping the board will vote to begin the process for the agency to take over their water service from the county. In November, Directors authorized General Manager Marina

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NEIGHBORS HELP 91-YEAR-OLD ESCAPE LANDERS FIRE

Neighbors helped a 91-year-old man escape from his home after his garage caught fire and flames spread to the house in Landers Saturday. County Fire said the two-car, detached garage in the 60000 block of Mitch Lane was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived after being dispatched around 5:45

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LOCAL ENVIRONMENTALISTS GET A LESSON ON ENERGY AND THE GRID

The featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Morongo Basin Conservation Association was Angelina Galiteva. Her topic was “Responsible Energy Development and the Electrical Grid.” Dan Stork was there for the Saturday meeting, and hits the highlights of her talk… Although California has a legislated goal of 33 percent

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NINE PEOPLE ARRESTED IN MORONGO BASIN WARRANT SWEEP

At least nine people were arrested last Wednesday during a warrant sweep of the Morongo Basin, and booked at the Morongo Basin Jail. Among those arrested from Joshua Tree were Nephateria Ary, 33, on drug warrants; George Bonney, 57, on a traffic warrant, with their bail set at $30,000 each;

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY

A Yucca Valley man was caught red-handed and arrested Saturday morning after a neighbor saw him breaking into a home. Shortly after 7 a.m., a resident in the 7400 block of Barberry Avenue heard banging and loud noises coming from his neighbor’s house, and he knew the homeowner was not

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COVERED CALIFORNIA ENROLLMENT AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER SATURDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center is giving you an opportunity to find out all about the options you now have under the Affordable Care Act. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the Covered California enrollment drive is this Saturday…

If you’re uninsured you must sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care

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KING OF THE HAMMERS START SATURDAY AT JOHNSON VALLEY OHV AREA

The King of the Hammers extreme off-road competition starts this Saturday in the nearby Johnson Valley Off-Road area. The Big Tent in the middle of “Hammertown” went up Sunday, garage addresses have been laid, and Wifi exists on the lake.

Organizers say it’s all coming together quite nicely. As

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, January 28, at the Little Church of the Desert in Twentynine Palms from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDIATE MARIA MUCHTAR

The Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant is this Saturday with my wife and I as the emcees for the event. Today, managing editor Tami Roleff introduces us to Mariah Muchtar…

Today we visit with Mariah Muchtar, a junior at Yucca Valley and candidate for MissYuccaValley. Hi Mariah. Tell us, who

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDANT MARK BUTLER RETIRING

After nearly 38 years of service, Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent Mark Butler announced he plans to retire March 1.

Butler has been a National Park Service employee since 1976, with many of those years at Yosemite National Park, and the last three years at Joshua Tree National Park.

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE CLINIC TODAY AND TOMORROW

The Animal Action League has added two more clinics to its January schedule. Clinics will be held Monday and Tuesday (Jan 27 and Jan 28) in Joshua Tree, behind the dinosaurs on Highway 62, from 10 to 2. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips. Call 760-322-4560 to schedule

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CAREER PATHWAYS GOLF TOURNAMENT SET

The annual Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways Benefit Golf Tournament is set. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to tee it up for a good cause…

Yucca Valley High School is asking for your help. On Friday, May 2, the Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways Foundation will be

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APPLY FOR FEDERAL AID FOR COLLEGE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL WEDNESDAY

High school seniors who attend a California Cash for College workshop in January or February will not only get help completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other forms, but can qualify for a $1000 scholarship. There will be a “Cash for College” workshop in Room 110

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL BEATS DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball played Desert Hot Springs Friday. The Ladycats won, 50-38, putting Twentynine Palms’ record at 15-4 overall and 4-0 league. Coach Tim Stanford said top scorers for Twentynine Palms High School were Nokomis Cabrera, 16; Andrileah Lee, 14; and Cherokee Turner, 9.

“SNOWBIRDS” IN THE NATIONAL PARK

While much of the nation suffers nasty winter weather, a wise species of wildlife flocks to our neighborhood. Ranger Pam Tripp welcomes the snowbirds…

The Snowbird is a common winter migrant easily recognized by its lightly covered, bright colored plumage. Traveling in well-appointed nests, they usually arrive in early January

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HELP A HOMELESS VETERAN

There are many homeless veterans in the Morongo Basin who are lacking the necessities to keep warm and fed. A new organization, Vets Cruzin for a Cause, is collecting jackets, blankets, and food to distribute to these homeless vets. If you have old jackets, blankets, and food you can spare,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF FUNDRAISER

The Twentynine Palms High School golf team will hold a fundraiser golf tournament Saturday, February 15 at Roadrunner Dunes Golf Course in Twentynine Palms. Entry fee is $60 per person, and includes a four-person scramble for 18 holes of golf, food, and prizes. There’ll be prize money for closest to

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WOMEN’S HEALTH SYMPOSIUM AT MARINE BASE

A women’s health symposium will take place January 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 1p.m. on the Combat Center in Bldg 1707. This symposium is by women for women. All women with base access are encouraged to attend and female leaders are asked to encourage female subordinates to attend. Guest speakers

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MISS YUCCA VALLEY SPONSORS NEEDED

Z107.7 has started airing interviews with the 10 contestants vying for the title of Miss Yucca Valley. The 10 girls—Aimee Frank, Alicia Murphy, Cerena Foy, Hailey Lasiter, Maddy Nimmo, Mariah Muchtar, Rita Zelaya-Arauz, Rosie Paulino, Sophie Wargo, and Vanessa Valle—are juniors from Yucca Valley High School and Joshua Springs Christian

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