HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School wrestling team will hold a home dual meet against Palm Desert High School, starting at 4 p.m.

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School boys and girls soccer teams will travel away to Silver Valley.

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AN ATTEMPTED MURDER IN WONDER VALLEY

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an attempted murder in Wonder Valley Thursday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick, a woman in the 81000 block of Witt Drive in Wonder Valley called 911 to report that her neighbor from the 3100 block of Shelton Road had come to her door about 1:30

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN BRANDISHES A GUN

A Yucca Valley woman is behind bars after brandishing a gun on Thanksgiving. According to a Sheriff’s report, someone called 911 and immediately hung up about 12:13 p.m. Thursday. Deputies responded to the 7600 block of Warren Vista where they saw Tara Landers, 43, holding a silver-colored revolver in her

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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT SCAM TEXTS

Local residents are being targeted by scam artists who are using text messaging to try and get your personal information. Sheriff’s Safety Specialist Anita Northcutt joins us with this warning… With online and mobile banking skyrocketing, it isn’t a surprise that scams quickly follow. One recent tactic is the use

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN HELD FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of assaulting his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called 911 about 12:15 a.m. Thursday crying, and saying her boyfriend was trying to hurt her in the 1500 block of Old Woman Springs Road in the Flamingo Heights area of

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT OFFER REBATES FOR LOW-FLOW TOILETS

Here is a great opportunity to save water and money. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to get a Hi-Desert Water district rebate for a low-flow toilet… Hi-Desert Water District is offering a rebate to Yucca Valley customers who replace old toilets that use 3.5 gallons per flush or

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ABOUT 300 MARINES GET CLASSIC RIDES FROM THE PALM SPRINGS AIRPORT

About 300 Marines got a classic free ride from the Palm Springs Airport to the Twentynine Palms base over the weekend. The surprise transportation was compliments of Soldiers Organized Services and the Morongo Basin Old Car Club. The Marines, returning from Thanksgiving with their families, were driven back to the

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LOCAL CHP OFFICE COLLECTING TOYS

The California Highway Patrol will be collecting toys for local needy children during its CHiPs for Kids Toy Drives. New, unwrapped toys can be brought to the CHP office in Joshua Tree anytime during business hours. Call CHP Officer Joan Griffin for more information at 760-366-3707.

BE SURE FURNACES AND SPACE HEATERS ARE WORKING PROPERLY

Accidents involving fireplaces and heating equipment are a major cause of preventable home fires. County Fire urges residents to keep safe while they keep warm. Here is Caitlin Logan with some cool weather safety tips to help you stay warm safely. Stay safe while you stay warm. Before weather gets

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEETING DECEMBER 12

California Retired Teachers Association will meet on Friday, December 12, at 10:00 a.m., at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road. Members will be treated, for the second year in a row, to a musical presentation by the Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir, under the direction of Michael Mayes.

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MOJAVE VIPERS RECRUITING YOUNG MARINES

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more about children who want to earn the title… The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good … kids … who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is

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FREE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30 p.m.

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FOOD FOR LIFE LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS MEAL HELP

Food for Life wishes to thank all our volunteers which made the Thanksgiving meal such a success. They are now gearing up for their Christmas meal. The meal will be served at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 20. Opportunities exist

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COTTONWOOD TRAILS OPEN

In time for the busy fall and holiday season, a long-closed area of Joshua Tree National Park is again open to visitors. Ranger Pam Tripp invites you to Cottonwood Spring…

Here at Joshua Tree National Park we are excited to say that trails at the Cottonwood Spring area are now

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HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST FOR BUSINESSES

To encourage area businesses to get into the spirit and to encourage shopping locally, Hi-Desert Publishing Company and Z107.7 Radio have teamed up to co-sponsor a free holiday decorating contest for all businesses located in the Morongo Basin. Winners get hundreds of dollars in local advertising, very cool plaques, and

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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT SCAM TEXTS

Local residents are being targeted by scam artists who are using text messaging to try and get your personal information. Sheriff’s Safety Specialist Anita Northcutt joins us with this warning…

With online and mobile banking skyrocketing, it isn’t a surprise that scams quickly follow. One recent tactic is the use

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HI-DESERT CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERT

A Morongo Basin musical tradition is back again this year. ROP broadcasting student Sumeria Snover invites you to listen to the Hi-Desert Chorus…

The town of Yucca Valley and the Hi-Desert Chorus presents a holiday concert entitled “Sounds of the Season”, directed by Bill Barrett. Donations to the Hi-Desert Chorus

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APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR HOUSING

Applications are still being accepted for rentals in Phase 2 of the Dumosa Senior Village in Yucca Valley. Residents have moved into Phase 1 of the low-income senior housing next to the Yucca Valley Town Hall. Rents for Phase 2 range between $504 and $629, depending on income, and residents

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ADOPT-A-CHILD FOR CHRISTMAS

As the holidays approach, the Basin-Wide Foundation is again sponsoring their “Adopt-a-Child” Program. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to help…

Children in the Child Protective Services program, through no fault of their own, are

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JOSHUA SPRINGS IN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME THIS WEEKEND

Joshua Springs Lightning football will travel to Lancaster Baptist High School on Saturday night in a bid to win their sixth CIF Championship in the last eight years.

Joshua Springs (11-1), ranked No. 1 in California 8-Man football, will take on the Eagles (7-5), ranked No. 7 in California, in

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