HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host Desert Hot Springs at home. Tip-off for the girls is at 6 p.m., the boys start at 7:30.

 

The Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will travel away to

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YUCCA VALLEY CRASH VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

The Coroner’s office has identified the two people who were killed in Yucca Valley in a crash Thursday afternoon. Jesse Torres, 64, and Melissa Torres, 36, both of Yucca Valley, were northbound on Warren Vista, attempting to cross Yucca Trail, when their red Bronco was broadsided by Brooke Nemeth, 23,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING, SPOUSE ABUSE SUNDAY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday, accused of kidnapping and spouse abuse after he barricaded himself inside his home. According to Sheriff’s Corporal Steve Everhart, shortly before 8 p.m., deputies were called to the Combat Center’s off-base housing in the 5900 block of Aztec Avenue after a neighbor called

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, ACQUISITION OF HOWSER LAND ON AGENDA

Block grant priorities, filling vacant city posts, and acquisition of land owned by the estate of a well-loved resident (now deceased) are among the topics at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting. Dan Stork tells what else is doing…

After starting the 6 p.m. open session with a presentation to

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BOLD BURGLAR TAKES A SHOWER, STEALS A QUAD

A bold burglar broke into a home in Joshua Tree over the weekend. After drinking some beers from the fridge, and taking a shower in the victim’s home in the 6400 block of Valley View Street, the burglar stole a Honda Quad off-road vehicle. The burglary was reported to the

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS BUSINESSES BROKEN INTO

Two businesses were broken into over the weekend in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, doors to a business in the 5800 and 6400 blocks of Adobe Road were damaged during break-ins Saturday night. The business owner in the 5800 block said it was cost between $600 and $800

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMSSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda…

At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the commissioners will discuss granting time extensions for a site plan review on the northeast corner of Geronimo and Pueblo Trails, and a conditional use permit for

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FUNDRAISER TO REPAIR BUILDINGS AT HOMESTEAD PARK IN LANDERS

Buildings at the Homestead Valley Park in Landers have recently suffered a rash of vandalism. The repairs to fix the vandalism are costly. The Homestead Valley Community Council needs to replenish the bank account so there will be funds for the 3rd of July fireworks show. The Council will hold

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM AT POST OFFICE TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team hopes to see volunteers at the Joshua Tree Post Office tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. Organizers say the surrounding area of our post office is always in need of their services. As always gloves, grabber sticks and water will be provided. New volunteers are always

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD CONSIDERS, DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY, BOARD VACANCY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says purchase of mammography equipment and a vacancy on the board are among items on the agenda…

A decision at tonight’s regular meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors is likely to benefit women all across the Basin.

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HELP NEEDED FOR LOCAL 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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MORONGO BASIN MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL STOOD UP BY COUNTY LAND USE SERVICES, AGAIN, PUNTS

After County Land Use Services—for the second month in a row—cancelled at the last minute, a commitment to attend a Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting, the two top aides to Supervisor James Ramos stepped in to discuss local concerns about that department’s procedures. Reporter Dan Stork tells what they

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CREATOR OF NEARBY “SALVATION MOUNTIAN” DIES AT 82

Leonard Knight, the creator of Salvation Mountain, a famous roadside attraction near the Salton Sea died in his sleep Monday afternoon. Knight died in his sleep while receiving hospice care at El dorado Care Center in El Cajon. He was 82 years old. Knight moved from the site of his

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW EVENING

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center at Hi Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. The group is facilitated by Kristin Martin,

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LECTURE ON WILLIE BOY TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

The inside story of the last great American posse will be told at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to hear all about Willie Boy tomorrow evening…

The Morongo Basin’s most notorious Native American, Willie Boy, will be the subject of the Historical Society’s Second

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ soccer team traveled to Big Bear for a De Anza League game yesterday. Coach Scott Phillips said the Lady Trojans jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but were unable to keep it losing by the score of 3-2. Senior Teresa Nava had one goal,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR MAKES GOAL, GOING TO CARNEGIE HALL

After months of fund-raising, including a live radiothon here on Z107.7, the Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir has met their goal and will be going to Carnegie Hall in April to perform. After being just one of 17 choirs selected from all over the country to participate, the only

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NEW MEXICO DRIVER WINS KING OF HAMMERS FOR SECOND TIME

It was a nail-biting race at King of the Hammers Friday, as driver after driver dropped out of contention due to mechanical problems or penalties. Tom Wayes was the first to cross the race, on just three tires and a rim, but he was disqualified after it was determined he

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT AT JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY CENTER

Solar fields, retail stores, housing developments—it’s all about land use. And so is the special report and the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting tonight, says Dan Stork…

The featured Special Report at the February 10 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC has the two top aides to Third District

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YUCCA VALLEY TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT

Yucca Valley traffic enforcement officers will be patrolling Highway 62 this week between Trojan Lane and Church Street, focusing primarily on speeding and other vehicle code violations. Motorists are also reminded that making a left turn from westbound Highway 62 into the AM/PM is illegal; there are two sets of

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