HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP

A Twentynine Palms High School senior has been awarded the 2014 Gladys Carol Scholarship. Heather Centner of Twentynine Palms will receive $5,000 over two years while she pursues her degree in biology. The scholarship is awarded based on academic excellence, work ethic, and a strong sense of civic duty. Heather

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EXHIBITION BASKETBALL FOR FUN AND FUNDS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms High School Sophomore class is having a Student versus Staff Basketball Game, and it’s open to the community. It will start at 2:15 p.m., right after school tomorrow, Wednesday, May 7, in the Wildcat Gym. Ticket fee is $3 and there will be concessions on site.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Yesterday, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ tennis team hosted Shadow Hills High School Knights in the ’Cat’s last regular season tournament. The Knights defeated the Wildcats 7-11. Coach Larry Battle said in singles Jarod Burks and John Lanza won two out of three sets. Sam Choi was moved

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HOUSE AND SHED IN YUCCA VALLEY DESTROYED BY FIRE

A house and shed were completely destroyed by a fire in Yucca Valley fire Saturday afternoon. When fire fighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, and Cal Fire arrived at Aberdeen Drive at Melody Lane shortly before 1 p.m., heavy black smoke and flames were visible from the mobile home and

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HIGH WINDS BRING FIRE DANGER

With the high winds blowing through the Morongo Basin today and tomorrow, the County Fire Department reminds residents to be smart and safe about open flames. The high winds and low humidity result in a high fire potential, and the County suspends all burn permits when there is a high

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CALWORKS PROGRAM BEING OFFERRED THROUGH THE COUNTY

There are numerous behavioral health services available to Morongo Basin residents. County Supervisor James Ramos said he doesn’t want anyone to go without help because they don’t know where to seek assistance. In a series of occasional reports, Z107.7 will present an overview of behavioral health providers and the services

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COUNTY LAUNCHES “GIVE BIG” PROGRAM

The County Board of Supervisors celebrated the launch of Give BIG San Bernardino County, a 24-hour online day of giving to local nonprofits. Give Big will be our county’s first ever dedicated give day. The idea of Give Big is to make giving easy—they are bringing information about the county’s

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION AT TWO LOCATIONS THIS WEEK

Two distributions of surplus Federal food take place this week. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin at two locations this week. They are:

Wednesday, May 7, from 3 p.m. to

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“HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE BASE” WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The Combat Center will hold a workshop on “How to Do Business with the Base” May 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Copper Mountain College’s Bell Center. The workshop is a partnership between the Combat Center and the Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley Chambers of

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS CONSIDERS POT SHOPS

Desert Hot Springs City leaders are exploring permitting and taxing medical marijuana dispensaries. If approved, Desert Hot Springs would join Palm Springs as one of two cities in Riverside County to permit marijuana dispensaries to operate. An audit conducted last year by Palm Springs of its three legal dispensaries revealed

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE STUDENT ART SHOW AND BARBEQUE FRIDAY

The students at Copper Mountain College say “Have a Cow.” Reporter Mike Lipsitz says you are invited to their student art show and barbeque Friday…….

Go ahead, HAVE A COW! There’s plenty to get excited about at Copper Mountain College Friday, May 9th.The Annual Student Art Show and Alumni BBQ

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LOCAL AMONG THREE CANDIDIATES FOR COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT

Three career educators, one from the Morongo basin, are vying to be the top educational official in San Bernardino County in the June 3 election. The current County Superintendent of Schools, Gary Thomas, is retiring. His replacement will be elected to a four-year term. Rita Ramirez, 71, of Twentynine Palms,

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE BRANCHING OUT

Transition Joshua Tree is branching out—from growing plants to growing brains. Reporter Dan Stork tells about three-brain facilitation…

It’s an intriguing title: “The Three-Brained Facilitator,” further explained as “a full-day workshop to develop facilitation skills to guide collaborative groups.” The hands-on workshop will offer practical information and techniques for staying

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SOROPTIMISTS TAKING A BUS TO LAUGHLIN THIS WEEKEND

Soroptimist International of Twentynine Palms will offer their annual Laughlin “Fun-Bus” Run this Saturday, May 10, to the Colorado Belle. Cost is $30 per person which includes a Laughlin fun book, free buffet lunch at the Colorado Belle or the Edgewater, and snacks on the bus. They will leave Twentynine

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ROP STUDENT LOOKS AT CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION AS A CAREER

ROP Broadcast Student CiCi Rubio wanted to know what it took to start a career as a crime scene specialist. In her story, she tells us what she found out…

Have you decided that you want to work as a crime scene specialist but not quite sure if you’re informed

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Swim Team faced Shadow Hills Wednesday. The girls won the meet and the League Title going undefeated for the year with a 107 to 60 score. Boys lost 64 to 106. Jacob Bell got CIF time for the 500-yard freestyle, Spencer Walton got CIF time

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

It takes a lot of work to run a national park. Ranger Pam Tripp gives a peek at the administrative services at Joshua Tree National Park…

The administrative division of Joshua Tree National Park works behind the scenes to support the essential work of personnel. They perform duties, such as

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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR MILITARY

A San Bernardino County program offers free behavioral heath services for military service members and their families. All active duty and retired military personnel, reservists, or National Guard who have served on or after September 11, 2001 and their families are eligible. Services include confidential behavioral health assessments, rehabilitative support,

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HELPING HOMELESS VETERANS

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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OASIS 5TH-GRADER RAISING FUNDS FOR PEOPLE TO PEOPLE PROGRAM

A local 5th grader has a great opportunity to learn about international cooperation in Europe. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says Pearl Burch is raising money for her trip…

Pearl Burch, a fifth-grader at Oasis Elementary School in Twentynine Palms, was selected to attend the People to People Student Ambassador Program

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