HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS AND SCHEDULES

Wednesday, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ tennis team defeated Desert Mirage High School by a score of 14-4. Coach Joe Ingram said Roberta Martinez and Madison Gall won both of their sets. Samantha Crippen and Cortni Rahn won their set. The Wildcats are now 5 wins, 2 losses in

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ONE ARRESTED AFTER THREATS AT BLACK ROCK HIGH SCHOOL

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday after he threatened to shoot up a school and threatened teachers. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies were notified about noon Wednesday that Matthew Ross, 18, a student at Black Rock High School, located in the 59200 block of Sunnyslope Drive in

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MORE INFORMATION ON LANDERS FATAL ROLLOVER CRASH

We have more information about the fatal crash in Landers early Wednesday morning. According to the California Highway Patrol, Justin Mattern, 22, of Landers, was driving a 2001 Chevy Impala northbound on Old Woman Springs Road about 2:45 a.m. Just north of La Brisa Drive, the car drifted onto the

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MAN INJURED IN SKATEBOARD-VERSUS-TRUCK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 23-year-old man was injured Wednesday afternoon when he collided with a vehicle while on his skateboard in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, the driver of a gray Chevy pick-up truck was traveling north on Bagley Avenue about 12:15 when the man, who was not identified, attempted to

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SCHOOL BOARD GETS BUSING UPDATE

As is usually the case at meetings of the Morongo Unified School District, all items on the action agenda passed with little or no discussion. Reporter Dan Stork says that there were some notable presentations and reports on busing, student recognition, and more… Patrick Lucci, the Director of Transportation for

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YOU MAY HEAR A MAJOR EXERCISE ABORD THE MARINE BASE TOMORROW

Residents at the Combat Center and surrounding areas will hear a lot of noise and activity Friday, October 10, as Marines practice a non-combatant evacuation operation exercise. Marines will simulate the evacuation of civilians from a potentially hostile area from 4 to 10 p.m. tomorrow. Helicopter and tilt-rotor flights will

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WE REVIEW ”YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” AT THEATRE 29

The townspeople of Transylvania Heights watch as the Monster (Curtis Mohn) professes his love for Elizabeth (Char Childs) in Theatre 29’s current production of the hilarious “Young Frankenstein”. From Left, Gabrielle Timbrook, Anna Dean, Amanda Winters, Cyrus Short, Childs and Mohn, Graham Cooley, Pamela Crane. (Charles Harvey Photo).

“Young

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“BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” OPENS IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

“Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the second in a three-play series by Neil Simon, opens Friday at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley. After opening night, the show will run 7 p.m. Saturdays on October 11 and 18, and November 1. Matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. will be on Saturday,

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PIRATES INVADING LANDERS THIS WEEKEND

Pirates will be invading Landers this weekend. Reporter Caitlin Logan shivers the timbers… The Ren Faire Pirate Invasion of Landers will be held as a fund raiser for Homestead Valley Park, at 1501 Belfield Blvd. in Landers. The event takes place October 11th from 10 am to 6 pm and

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MARINES HELP DESERT CHRIST PARK, HELP SOUGHT FOR SATURDAY

Marines from the Twentynine Palms Combat Center spent Saturday, October 4, working at Desert Christ Park in Yucca Valley painting the fence and performing other chores to help spruce up the park. More volunteers are needed this Saturday, October 11, to finish the clean-up projects. If you would like to

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VOTERS GUIDES GOING OUT THIS WEEK

You can get informed about the issues on the November ballot, and you can even vote now—if you want to take a trip to San Bernardino. Reporter Dan Stork has information about voter guides and early voting… Voter Information Guides began being delivered to voters’ mailboxes on Saturday, October 4,

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will gather for campaign updates and a presentation from the California League of Conservation Voters. Fellowship and a $10 breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the meeting and presentation begin at 10 a.m. It all happens at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus

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STATE ASSEMBLY CANDIDATE DEBATE ON Z107.7 TOMORROW

The candidates for state assembly will be on the Z107.7 “Up Close” show tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says this will be the only time the two will face off… The two candidates for California’s 42nd Assembly District, Republican Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley, and Democrat Karalee Hargrove, of Twentynine

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OLD SCHOOLHOUSE LECTURE ON BONITA DOME HOMES

Join artist and craftsman Gabe Wendling at the Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s next Second Friday lecture. Wendling will speak on the history of building dome homes from ancient times to right now in Joshua Tree, where he created the Bonita Dome. The lecture will be held 7 p.m. October 10

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CRAFT AND BAKE SALE AT JOSHUA TREE 1ST BAPTIST CHURCH

Joshua Tree First Baptist Church is hosting its annual craft and bake sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Friday and Saturday at 6740 Sunset Road, on the south side, up from the Farmers Market. All proceeds are donated to local charities. For further information please contact Claudette McIntosh at

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BOOK SALE SATURDAY AT BLESSED SACRAMENT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Blessed Sacrament Church in Twentynine Palms is having a Bag Book Sale on Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There are hundreds of great books for children of all ages, plus activities for the classroom. Books are $5 a bag. All proceeds go to the Church. Blessed

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CD RELEASE AT THE 29 PALMS INN TOMORROW

A special musical event at the 29 Palms Inn Friday will celebrate the release of a new CD. Reporter Taylor Thacker says come out and hear the Soul Pattern Project… Independently produced and distributed Soul Pattern Project will play live at the Historic 29 Palms Inn as part of their

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MAN KILLED IN ROLL-OVER CRASH IN LANDERS THIS MORNING

A man was killed early this morning in a roll-over crash in Landers. About 3 a.m., the driver, who has not yet been identified, was driving a 4-door sedan northbound on Old Woman Springs Road when he lost control near La Brisa Drive. The car left the road and overturned,

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AGE OF DRIVER IN YUCCA VALLEY FATAL CRASH CORRECTED

A correction to our story about the crash in Yucca Valley Monday night in which a 13-year-old boy died. Owen McNichols, 13, of Morongo Valley, was crossing the highway southbound in a marked crosswalk on a Razor scooter at Inca Trail at 6:15 p.m. Monday, when he was hit by

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TWO JUVENILES ARRETED WITH STOLEN GO-CART

Two juveniles were arrested Saturday after they were found with a stolen go-cart in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy performed a vehicle check on a go-cart being driven on Cherokee Trail at 29 Palms Highway about 2:40 a.m. Saturday morning. The 13-year-old juvenile driving the go-cart

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