HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School golf team will host the Shadow Hills Knights at home. Tee time is 2:45. Also tomorrow, the Wildcat baseball and softball teams will host the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles at home; first pitch for both teams is at 3:30.

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN’S FAMILY SUES THE GOVERNMENT OVER FATAL HUMVEE CRASH

The family of a daughter who was killed in a highway collision in 2013 in Joshua Tree, involving a Marine who allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel of a military-issued Humvee, has filed a federal lawsuit in Riverside District Court. Kristin Thrawl, 26, of Yucca Valley, was killed in the

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TWO FIRES BACK-TO-BACK IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

Yucca Valley fire fighters were called to two fires Monday afternoon. County Fire Captain Rick Denison said shortly before 1 p.m., shelving units, cabinets, and electronic equipment were burning in a large pile in a back yard of a home in the 6100 block of Mandarin Road. Neighbors were attempting

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VACATION HOME RENTALS WORKSHOP IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

It’s the fifth Tuesday of the month, which is usually dark for public affairs in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Dan Stork reminds city residents that a special workshop on vacation home rentals is tonight…

Tonight’s the night for a special public workshop of the City Council and the Planning Commission at

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MAN ARRESTED FOR DUI, MARIJUANA, AFTER TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Friday morning after a traffic crash in which deputies said he was driving under the influence of marijuana. According to a Sheriff’s log, Rogelio Graham, 22, was involved in a crash at Highway 62 and Cholla Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 4:30 Friday

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DIRT BIKE RIDER SUSTAINS SERIOUS INJURIES SUNDAY IN JOHNSON VALLEY

A dirt bike rider was seriously injured Sunday in a crash at the Means Dry Lake bed in Johnson Valley. About 4:30 p.m., a man identified only as being in his 30s, was riding his dirt bike in the sand dunes with several other people when he lost control and

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HOW TO FIND OUT IF THE STATE OWES YOU MONEY

Buyer beware: If a business offers to help you retrieve unclaimed property for a fee, you might be paying for something you can do by yourself at no cost. Managing editor Tami Roleff reports on a website where you can find out if the State of California has money that’s

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LIONS CLUB GIVE FREE EYE EXAMS, GLASSES SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Lions Club will hold a free vision screening with free recycled eyeglasses. The screening is set for Saturday, May 3 from 8:30 to 3 p.m., although it may close earlier, subject to attendance. All ages are welcome. The vision screening is not meant to replace a comprehensive

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team is scheduled meets every 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesday of each month for one short hour of litter clean-up. Because there are five Wednesday in April, the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be working on Park Blvd. and Sunburst Circle tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. To

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CONSIDER JOINING THE TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE EXPLORERS

Among opportunities for area youth is the Twentynine Palms Fire Department Fire Explorer program. ROP Broadcast student Gary Leazer has more…

Have you ever been curious about being a fire explorer in 29 palms? Well here are some things about fire explorers you might not know? According to former fire

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WE CLARIFY THE CITY’S POSITION ON MASSAGE PARLOR REGULATION

A clarification about our story last week about a proposed new bill concerning local regulation of massage parlors, in which we said the city of Twentynine Palms was supportive of the new law. The City Council has not discussed or been briefed on the issue, and so has no official

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DRUM CIRCLE TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

The Joshua Tree Retreat Center will host a New Moon Drum Circle on Tuesday, April 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. The circle will be held in the center’s sanctuary. There is no charge to attend, though donations will be accepted. The Joshua Tree Retreat Center is located at 59700

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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER EVENT THURSDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

“One Voice, United in Prayer” is the theme of this year’s National Day of Prayer, to be celebrated Thursday, May 1, at the Brehm Sports Park in Yucca Valley. Representatives from local churches and organizations will offer prayers for educators, the local communities, churches, and the armed forces. The celebration

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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY BOOK SALE STARTS SATURDAY

The spring book sale at the Joshua Tree branch library starts soon. Reporter Dan Stork has the schedule…

The Friends of the Joshua Tree Library will hold their spring book sale from Saturday, May 3, to Wednesday, May 7, during regular library hours. The library hours are Saturday 9 a.m.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Yesterday, Wildcats Boys’ tennis team hosted the Yucca Valley High School Trojans. The Trojans defeated the Wildcats 5-13. Twentynine Palms Coach Larry Battle said in singles, Jarod Burks and John Lanza won two out of three sets. In doubles, Sam Choi and partner Vincent Thomas won one out of three

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GARBAGE TRUCK CAUSES POWER OUTAGE IN JOSHUA TREE FRIDAY

Joshua Tree was without power for several hours Friday afternoon due to a low-hanging cable line. According to the California Highway Patrol, Kenneth Porter, 59, of Joshua Tree was driving a Burrtec garbage truck northbound on Mountain View Street, just south of Chollita Road, when the top of the truck

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DROUGHT SUBJECT OF BASIN-WIDE FOUNDATION MEETING THURSDAY

Even though the state is in a drought condition, recent rains will be seeing some state project water released to the Yucca Valley area. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says conservation is still being urged….

Due to the statewide drought, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), announced that none of

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SOME STATE WATER COMING TO YUCCA VALLEY, CONSERVATION URGED

Speakers from the Mojave Water Agency and four local water districts will give a presentation about the current drought situation and what their districts can give to customers, as a breakfast meeting sponsored by the Basin Wide Foundation. The breakfast meeting will be 7 a.m. Thursday, May 1, at the

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LOWER ELECTRICAL BILL? WE’LL EXPLAIN WHY

Did you notice that your April bill from Southern California Edison was lower than you expected? Reporter Dan Stork was surprised to see his low bill, and looked into why…

My household electricity bill from So Cal Edison for April showed a $40 “Climate Credit.” Yours should too. Here’s what

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CHP WILL MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD’S SAFETY SEAT IS PUT IN PROPERLY

Thousands of children are injured or killed every year by safety seats that are improperly fastened by parents or caretakers. Remember, most collisions occur within a mile of the home, so buckle your child in a safety seat for every trip, no matter how short. Not sure if your child’s

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