HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat boys’ basketball team faced the reigning De Anza league champions, Shadow Hills High School, last night in Wildcat Gymnasium. Coach Michael Schneider said, “From the tip off, the ’Cats played aggressively on both offense and defense; they finished with a decisive 62-29 victory.” This

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A “KING OF THE HAMMERS” REMINDER FROM THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

The Sheriff’s Department would like to remind everyone that the King of the Hammers off-road event in Johnson Valley is in full swing. OHV riders should ride in designated riding areas and trails only and respect private lands. Several law enforcement agencies to include the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARING ON CDBG GRANTS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says community development block grants will be on the docket… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the Council will hold a public hearing to prioritize the town’s

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BURGLAR WHO BROKE INTO SLEEPING WOMAN’S ROOM CAUGHT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday morning after a woman said he broke into her bedroom while she was sleeping. According to a Sheriff’s report, an intruder broke into a home in the 73900 block of Two Mile Road in Twentynine Palms about 5 a.m. and went into the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TO STUDY REQUIREMENT FOR HOUSING FOR VERY LOW-INCOME

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission has a limited agenda for tonight’s meeting, at which a form of extremely low-income housing will be discussed. Reporter Dan Stork explains… The February 3 meeting of the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will be devoted to a study session on Single Room Occupancy accommodations. SROs

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COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN OF MEASLES OUTBREAK

Public health officials said that six cases of measles in San Bernardino County and five in Riverside County are part of a fast-spreading outbreak that began at the Disneyland resorts in December. Since then, 92 cases have been confirmed statewide, 59 of them linked to the amusement park exposure. It

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HUMANE SOCIETY PUTS OUT A CALL FOR VENDORS

The Humane Society is taking applications from vendors for their upcoming “Woof-Walk” fund-raiser event. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get involved… The Morongo Basin Humane Society, which runs the no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree, is seeking vendors for their fourth annual “Woof Walk” and Fair. This fun

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PRESIDENT’S PROPOSED BUDGET WOULD BENEFIT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree and other national park supporters are watching what happens with the proposed budget in Washington, D.C. President Obama’s budget request for fiscal year 2016—the centennial year of the National Park Service—includes $3 billion for the Park Service. The budget would boost the National Park Service’s programs and operational

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS WITH ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL ITEMS

The agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board consists totally of pro-forma items. Reporter Dan Stork lists the administrative and financial items that will be presented… At the beginning of the 7 p.m. open session of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting, Mark

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FREE FOOD FOR THE LOW-INCOME IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will have a USDA Food Distribution on Wednesday, February 4, at 3:00 p.m. until they run out of food. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather and remember there

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE KATLYNNE WELLS

Make your plans today to be at the annual Miss Yucca Valley scholarship pageant this Saturday night at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome in Yucca Valley. Today, we meet Miss Yucca Valley contestant Katlynne Wells… Today we visit with Katlynne Wells, a junior at Yucca Valley High School and candidate for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS IN ACTION TODAY

In high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host Shadow Hills High School at home. The girls start at 6; the boys, at 7:30.

JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED IN A LA QUINTA MURDER

A Joshua Tree man was killed Friday in a La Quinta shooting; a 17-year-old has been arrested for investigation of his murder. According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, January 30, at 6:38 pm, officers from the La Quinta Police Department responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SHOOTING CALLED AN ATTEMPTED MURDER

A shooting in Twentynine Palms Friday morning is now being called an attempted murder. Two men, a father and son, were injured in the shooting Friday morning at the corner of Hillside and Sunnyvale, just two blocks north of Oasis Elementary School. Investigators say the shooting was a result of

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ALTA MIRA DEVELOPERS AND JOSHUA TREE RESIDENTS TALK PAST EACH OTHER AGAIN

Back in November, the developers of the 248-unit Alta Mira residential project in Joshua Tree met with a small group of local residents to discuss the project, and encountered resistance and skepticism. This past Friday, the discussion was continued, with a larger group of residents on hand. Reporter Dan Stork

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ACCUSED OF SEX WITH A STUDENT NOW ON TRIAL

The Yucca Valley High School teacher accused of unlawful and lewd acts with a minor is in the middle of a jury trial. After two days of juror selection in which nearly 100 potential jurors were screened, the trial started Tuesday, January 27, for Zachary Miller, 34, who faces six

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SEXUAL ASSAULT TRAINING OFFERED THIS MONTH

Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services will offer volunteer training starting February 24. Volunteers who complete the 52-hour course will become State Certified Crisis Intervention Counselors and will help victims of sexual assault in our area. For more information or to apply, call 760-369-3353.

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR OFFICERS SPOUSES CLUB BENEFIT AUCTION

The Officer’s Spouse’s Club aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Base will be holding their annual Mardi Gras-themed auction February 21. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to get tickets… Tickets for the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Twentynine Palms Officers Spouses Club are now available. Proceeds from

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FREE E-WASTE RECYCLING THIS SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club will host a free electronic waste recycling day from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. this Saturday, February 7, at the Twentynine Palms Community Services Center, located at 74365 Joe Davis Drive, next to Luckie Park. Items that will be accepted are televisions, monitors, computers, computer

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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. at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30

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