HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Lady Wildcat track and field team completed its De Anza league regular season with a dominating victory against the short-handed Desert Mirage Rams. Their overall record improves to 8 wins and 1 loss. Coach Ronda Morton said Liana Ruiz earned two first places: throwing a

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HIGH-SPEED MOTORCYCLE CHASE ENDS WITH ARREST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE

A high speed chase through Twentynine Palms Tuesday morning, with speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, ended with the arrest of a Twentynine Palms Marine. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 8:19, Deputy Wayne Greer attempted to stop a motorcycle rider in Twentynine Palms traveling westbound on Indian

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SENDS VICTIM TO THE HOSPITAL

A Yucca Valley man was arrested after his ex-girlfriend went to the hospital for injuries she sustained during an argument. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jason Crepeau, 34, went to his girlfriend’s home Monday morning. The woman told deputies that during an argument, Crepeau punched and kicked her, giving her

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COPPER THIEVES KNOCK OUT LOCAL TELEVISION SERVICE

Morongo Basin residents who use the county’s over-the-air television service can thank copper thieves for knocking out their service last week. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us more… It rarely snows in Twentynine Palms and Wonder Valley, but for folks who rely on an aerial antenna and converter box to receive

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YUCCA VALLEY FIRE KILLS DOG, CAT; ONE DOG RESCUED

A dog and a cat were killed, and one dog was rescued, in a fire in Yucca Valley Tuesday night. According to County Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, residents of a duplex in the 7100 block of Murray Lane smelled smoke about 9:45 p.m. and discovered a fire and heavy smoke

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CRASH BRIEFLY CLOSES MORONGO GRADE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

A woman escaped serious injury when her Toyota crashed on the Morongo Grade Tuesday afternoon. About 3:45 p.m., the woman was driving down the grade when for unknown reasons, she lost control and her car rolled over, landing on its roof. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Andy Behrens said she was

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STOLEN VEHICLE SET ON FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A stolen vehicle was found burned in the desert in Yucca Valley Tuesday evening. According to County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, at 8:12 p.m., firefighters were called to a vegetation fire in the desert south of Golden Bee and Acoma. In the middle of the 100-foot-by-200-foot fire was a burned

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STATE LAWMAKERS CONSIDER CHANGES TO THE VOTING PROCESS

Before the 2016 election, most California drivers could be automatically registered to vote and receive their ballot in the mail all without having to lift a finger. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains… Last week, the Senate Elections Committee passed a bill to require counties to send mail-in ballots to all

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LOCAL RESTAURANT BENEFITS DESERT AIDS PROJECT TOMORROW

For the first time, a Hi-Desert restaurant will be participating in the in the Dining Out for Life fundraiser for the Desert AIDS project. Sam’s Pizza and Indian Food will donate one third of its proceeds from lunch and dinner on Thursday, April 30. Sam’s Pizza and Indian Food is

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS, NEW MEMBER SELECTED

The first item of business for the Twentynine Palms Cemetery District at its meeting Thursday, April 30, is to welcome new board member Carey Alderson. Among the items on the agenda, the board will discuss an Eagle Scout project at the cemetery. Board members will review prices, hear a review

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS NEXT WEEK

The general meeting of the Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will take place on May 4, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Program for the afternoon will be a showing and discussion of members’

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LOCAL AUTHOR RELEASES FIFTH BOOK

Local author Mari Collier has released her fifth novel. Reporter Rebecca Havely spoke with the author about her upcoming book signing…

Z107.7: This novel is the fifth in your science-fiction series. Tell us about your latest book.

MC: Yes it’s, “Man, True Man.” It’s a Sci-Fi, family saga. It’s

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ACTIVITY AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW A SIMULATION

Twentynine Palms Community Members, please be aware that during the day on April 30 and May 1, there will be a simulation on the Twentynine Palms High School campus involving the fire department, police officers, medical personnel, and helicopter support. This is a simulation. They are running the Every 15

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL ROCK-OFF FRIDAY

Yucca Valley High School will host its annual Rock Off this Friday, May 1, at the Yucca Valley High School multipurpose room. The Rock off is a senior scholarship fundraiser that will showcase student acts and teacher acts lip-syncing and rocking out on stage to their favorite songs. The event

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MORONGO VALLEY SPORTS LEAGUE SPAGHETTI DINNER FRIDAY

Morongo Valley’s Youth Sports League holds a spaghetti dinner on Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Covington Park multi-purpose room. Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and dessert are on the menu for $5 with all proceeds going to youth sports in Morongo Valley.

BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD GETS A RAISE

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at the meeting and files this report…

At last night’s Board meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, directors authorized a 5 percent cost of living increase, bringing their per diem compensation to

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms varsity boys’ tennis team traveled to Rancho Mirage to take on the number 1 Rattlers in conference play yesterday. The Wildcats lost 13-5. Coach William Shay said leading the Wildcats were Jarod Burks in singles play, and Marcus Simon and Vincent Thomas in doubles action. The Wildcats

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MENTAL HEALTH WORKER STABBED IN THE NECK WITH A PEN AT YUCCA VALLEY WALK-IN

A Yucca Valley girl was arrested early Sunday morning after she stabbed a nurse at mental health walk-in clinic in Yucca Valley. The 17-year-old girl, whose name was not released by the Sheriff’s Department, told the deputy she went to the Crisis Walk-In Center in the 55400 block of Santa

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PROWLER ASSAULTS TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday evening after a woman said he assaulted her after she found him prowling in her backyard. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman, who lives in the 7700 block of North Star Avenue, found Samuel Newton, 41, in her back yard shortly before

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WE ANSWER FAQ’S ABOUT YUCCA VALLEY’S MEDICAL MARIJUANA INITIATIVE

Yucca Valley residents will be able to vote on a June 2 ballot measure that if passed, would change the town’s ordinance concerning medical marijuana dispensaries in the town limits. Managing editor Tami Roleff answers some frequently asked questions about Measure X…

Measure X would allow one dispensary for every

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