YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STAFF VERSUS STUDENT BASKETBALL GAME FRIDAY

Can a staff basketball team ever defeat the varsity at Yucca Valley High School? Dan Stork says come see, and support the sports program… The 4th Annual Yucca Valley High School “Staff vs. Boys Basketball” game is Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the Trojan Gym. The cost of

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms Wildcat varsity golf team kicked off their pre-season Monday, traveling to San Jacinto for a two-day match play tournament against 16 other teams from around Southern California. The ’Cats came out strong and after Monday’s play, advanced four players to today. Advancing were Brandon Steffins, Ty Luken,

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YUCCA VALLEY MOTORCYCLIST MAN KILLED IN DUI HIT AND RUN

A motorcyclist was killed when a 69-year-old Yucca Valley man, accused of driving under the influence, turned his truck in front of him, then fled the scene after the fatal crash. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Greer, Jacob Koval, 26, of Yucca Valley, was riding his blue 2005 Suzuki motorcycle

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MARINE ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING AND KILLING A MARINE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 22-year-old Marine was arrested early Monday morning for the murder of another Marine in Twentynine Palms Sunday night. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies responded to shooting at a home in the 7300 block of Saladin Avenue at 9:21 Sunday.

When deputies arrived, they found the 26-year-old

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ROLLOVER CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE SENDS TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN TO THE HOSPITAL

A single-vehicle rollover crash in Joshua Tree Sunday afternoon sent a Twentynine Palms man to the hospital. According to a CHP press release, John Butac, 26, was driving a 2000 Saturn on Highway 62 near Border Avenue about 1:45 p.m. when he made an unsafe turning movement, which caused his

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, SUBSTITUE TEACHER PAY ON AGENDA

Financial review, Measure O oversight, substitute teacher pay, and four Board policies are on the school board agenda. Reporter Dan Stork has details… Following a closed session at 5:30 p.m. to deal with pupil and personnel issues, and employee bargaining discussions, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents in Yucca Valley, at the offices of Pacific Clinics tomorrow, March 5. Pacific Clinics is located at 56020 Santa Fe Trail. The distribution will be from 3 to 5 in the afternoon. Recipients are requested to

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks a busy agenda….. Among the items on the consent agenda for the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting tonight, the Council will be asked to approve a contract with the County for the animal shelter and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

For its March 4 meeting, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will hold its 34th study session on an update of the City’s Development Code. Up for discussion tonight is section 19.82 — Offstreet Parking. The meeting starts at 6 pm in City Hall on Adobe Road.

BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, March 5, at the Yucca Valley Community Center from 12 to 4 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of

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RIBBON CUTTING FOR HOMELESS VETERANS THRIFTSHOP TOMORROW

Join the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce as they welcome Change for Vets thrift store to the community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m. All sales and donations received at Change for Vets go toward the fight to end homelessness for American vets. Change for Vets

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK NAMES INTERIM SUPERINTENDANT, GENERATING $62 MILION ANNUALLY

Without fanfare, the National Park Service has moved a Joshua Tree National Park official into the position of acting superintendent. Reporter Dan Stork tells about the appointment of Andrea Compton… With the retirement of Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent Mark Butler, the National Park Service has started the recruitment process

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TOMORROW IS THE DEADLINE FOR SPELLING BEE TEAM REGISTRATION

Tomorrow is the deadline to register for the Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy’s 23rd Annual Spell-a-thon. The spelling bee for adults will be held from 9 to noon March 8 at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. Teams of

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GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP CHURCH OFFERS YOUTH ACTIVITIES

A Twentynine Palms Church is offering young people a way to get together with friends. ROP Broadcast student Christopher Hasley has more on the Gospel Fellowship youth club…… Gospel fellowship Christian Center Church is having a youth night every Monday night at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Located at 5898 Adobe

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

The California Retired Teachers’ Association will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 14, at the Helen Gray Center on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree. Guest speakers will Mary Reeves and Kelly Lomax, of the California Emergency Response Team (CERT). Please call Sherry Craft, 760-881-5275, no later than Monday,

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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY ADULT BOOK CLUB MEETS TUESDAYS

A new program at the Joshua Tree Branch Library combines book discussion with local history. Reporter Dan Stork joins us again, and invites you to join the adult book club, starting up today… The Joshua Tree library will host a series of adult book club meetings Tuesday evenings at 6:00

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HIGH SCHOOL AND YOUTH SPORTS ROUNDUP

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats Boys’ tennis team competed in their first pre-season match-up against the Cathedral City High School Lions in Cathedral City yesterday. Coach Larry Battle said the Wildcats lost to the Lions 3-15.

Seven teams from Twentynine Palms traveled to Needles over the weekend for the

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MAN SHOT AND KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY NIGHT

A Twentynine Palms man was reported to have been shot in the head and killed Sunday night. Sheriff’s homicide detectives were called to a home in the 7300 block of Saladin Avenue last night. Z107.7 News will have more information as it becomes available.

POWER OUT AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL OVER THE WEEKEND

Teachers at Yucca Valley High School report that the high school was without power Monday morning, and has been without power all weekend. According to County Fire Captain Rick Denison, Yucca Valley firefighters were called to a reported transformer explosion right across from the high school at 8:22 Saturday morning.

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FIVE ARRESTED IN PUBLIC NUISANCE SWEEP

Five men were arrested Friday in Yucca Valley during an 8-hour panhandling and public nuisance sweep by the Sheriff’s Department. Arrested were Paul Garrison, 26, and Michael Flores, 23, for panhandling near Warren Vista and Highway 62. Flores was also found to be wanted on multiple felony burglary warrants. Michael

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