YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CAREER PATHWAYS GOLF TOURNAMENT MAY 2

Attention duffers: A golf tournament for a good cause is set for May 2. Reporter Dan Stork gets out his 9 iron…

Golfers, mark your calendars for the eighth annual Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways Foundation Golf Tournament. The date is set for Friday, May 2, at Tahquitz Creek

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School varsity boys’ basketball team beat Desert Hot Springs in a home game last night. Coach Michael Schneider said the Wildcats played a well-rounded game and came away with a lopsided 81-45 victory. This brings their record to 5-4 in the De Anza league, with Big

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SAYS NO TO HOWSER PROPERTY, GETS MUSICAL INVOCATION

The Twentynine Palms City Council met last night, after an “invocation” consisting of just music, they waded through personnel contracts, block grant allocations, a new phone system, and a NO to buying land from the Huell Howser estate. Reporter Dan Stork was there, listening along with the Council, and filed

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CONGRESSMAN COOK VOTES TO RESTORE MILITARY COLA

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley voted to restore the full Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to all military retirees. This would undo the recent reduction to COLA and ensure that all veterans receive the full benefits that they were promised. The restoration of COLA for veterans passed the House

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION GETS A PROJECT STATUS UPDATE, PART 1 OF 3

After making quick work of routine requests for time extensions for a site plan review and conditional use permit, the Yucca Valley Planning Commission heard progress reports on the status of various projects around the town. Today, managing editor Tami Roleff gives the low-down on the commercial updates. Tomorrow, updates

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FOUR MORE BURGLARIES, ATTEMPTED BURGLARIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Four more Twentynine Palms businesses experienced burglaries or attempted break-ins Monday night. Two adjoining businesses in the 6400 block of Cholla Avenue reported Monday morning that a burglar had gained entrance and stole a computer, jewelry, and a purse. In addition, two adjacent businesses in the 73500 block of Twentynine

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD BUYS HIGH-TECH MAMMOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board voted to purchase a high-tech piece of equipment last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report…

Last night’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors kicked off with a presentation on the hospital’s medical imaging department. And in a related

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting Wednesday, February 12, are correspondence from LAFCO and the Department of Homeland Security; airport use agreements; setting up a reserve account; and nominations for LAFCO members. The meeting will start at 6:30 in

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SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFERS “COMMON CORE” MEETING TOMORROW

No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, and now the Common Core Standards are all approaches to improving educational outcomes in this country. If you’re confused about what the latest of these, the Common Core, adds to the mix (and you should be), reporter Dan Stork tells you about

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VALENTINE’S ACTIVITIES AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TOMORROW

Children of all ages are invited to have some Valentine’s Day fun at the Joshua Tree Library Thursday, February 13. Activities will include, hearts bingo, making your own Valentine’s Day Card, and sweetheart box. Crafts and activities are provided at no cost through funding by the Friends of the Joshua

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PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

This week’s Twentynine Palms Library’s preschool story time will be celebrating Valentine’s Day, by reading Valentine’s Day-themed stories and creating homemade valentines. Plan to attend preschool story time tomorrow at 11 a.m. Children are invited to bring something from home to share, if they wish. Parents and babysitters are invited

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DESERT GARDENING LECTURE AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Need some help and advice on your desert garden? Reporter Taylor Thacker says that is what the Hi-Desert Nature Museum is offering tomorrow…

Attention all gardeners with a green thumb! On Thursday, February 13, starting at noon, Museum Program Coordinator Stefanie Ritter will present a lecture on the trials and

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REVERSE RAFFLE TO BENEFIT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PROGRAM

The Twentynine Palms Boys Basketball Booster Club is holding a Reverse Raffle on March 1, beginning at 5:00 pm. The Grand Prize is $5,000, and tickets include a great tri-tip dinner for two prepared by Chef Larry Bowden. The Boosters are only selling 200 tickets at $100 each. All 200

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board meets tomorrow afternoon in closed and regular session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agendas…

The regular monthly meeting of the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees begins at 3 p.m. tomorrow, following a 2 p.m. closed session pertaining to evaluation of the president/superintendent. Once in

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host Desert Hot Springs at home. Tip-off for the girls is at 6 p.m., the boys start at 7:30.

 

The Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will travel away to

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YUCCA VALLEY CRASH VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

The Coroner’s office has identified the two people who were killed in Yucca Valley in a crash Thursday afternoon. Jesse Torres, 64, and Melissa Torres, 36, both of Yucca Valley, were northbound on Warren Vista, attempting to cross Yucca Trail, when their red Bronco was broadsided by Brooke Nemeth, 23,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING, SPOUSE ABUSE SUNDAY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday, accused of kidnapping and spouse abuse after he barricaded himself inside his home. According to Sheriff’s Corporal Steve Everhart, shortly before 8 p.m., deputies were called to the Combat Center’s off-base housing in the 5900 block of Aztec Avenue after a neighbor called

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, ACQUISITION OF HOWSER LAND ON AGENDA

Block grant priorities, filling vacant city posts, and acquisition of land owned by the estate of a well-loved resident (now deceased) are among the topics at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting. Dan Stork tells what else is doing…

After starting the 6 p.m. open session with a presentation to

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BOLD BURGLAR TAKES A SHOWER, STEALS A QUAD

A bold burglar broke into a home in Joshua Tree over the weekend. After drinking some beers from the fridge, and taking a shower in the victim’s home in the 6400 block of Valley View Street, the burglar stole a Honda Quad off-road vehicle. The burglary was reported to the

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS BUSINESSES BROKEN INTO

Two businesses were broken into over the weekend in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, doors to a business in the 5800 and 6400 blocks of Adobe Road were damaged during break-ins Saturday night. The business owner in the 5800 block said it was cost between $600 and $800

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