WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE JULIE MARTINEZ

The Annual Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant, sponsored by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club, will be held tomorrow evening at 6:00 at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Tickets are available at the door. Today we meet contestant Julia Martinez….. Today we visit with Julia Martinez, a junior at Yucca Valley High

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team took to the court last night against the De Anza league first-place team, Rancho Mirage High School. Coach Michael Schneider said they clawed and fought after a bad first half and finished with a nail-biter of a victory, 62-59. Kyle Hope and

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR RYAN SNIFFIN TOMORROW

Ryan Sniffin, a resident of Yucca Valley his entire life, was murdered January 20 over $20. He was 20 years old. Ryan Sniffin is survived by his fiancée, Amanda Lopez, his parents, Mike and Paula Sniffin, and brothers, Cody Sniffin and Chris Sniffin, all of Yucca Valley. He was a

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COUNTY FIELD REP ARRESTED FOR BRINGING DRUGS INTO JAIL

The field representative to Third County Supervisor James Ramos was arrested Wednesday evening, after Sheriff’s deputies said he brought drugs to a jail inmate. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, deputies began an investigation after they discovered that narcotics were being brought into the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center in

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MISTRIAL IN CASE OF YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER

A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case against a Yucca Valley teacher who is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. When the jury came back into court Wednesday morning and said they could not reach a unanimous verdict, Judge Bert Swift declared a mistrial

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SERIAL ABUSER ARRESTED AGAIN AFTER TWENTYNINE PALMS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man, who was convicted of domestic battery last year was arrested Tuesday evening, accused of beating his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman from a home in the 4600 block of Flying H Drive called the Sheriff’s department shortly before 8:30, saying that Paul Watson,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 2: GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS ON TOWN CRIME RATES

The Yucca Valley Town Council heard good news and bad news on serious crime statistics at their meeting Tuesday night. Managing editor Tami Roleff files Part 2 of her two-part report… Sheriff’s Captain Dale Mondary gave his annual safety report to the Yucca Valley Town Council Tuesday night, noting that

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STATE INCREASES WATER ALLOCATIONS FOR LOCAL WATER AGENCIES

With three local water agencies, Hi-Desert, Joshua Basin, and Big Horn Desert View, taking or planning on taking state water to augment their aquifers, some good news: December storm runoff, and close coordination among federal and state water agencies to take advantage of it, will allow the California Department of

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HOSPITAL BOARD IN SPECIAL SESSION TO HEAR FROM DESERT HOSPITAL

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special meeting Thursday, February 5, starting at 6 p.m. On the agenda, the directors will hear a presentation from the chief executive officer of Desert HealthCare District. The board will then go into closed session to discuss trade secrets. The

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR “URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL”

The second offering of the Theatre 29 2015 Season is the edgy new show, “Urinetown the Musical.” It is in rehearsals now and reporter Rebecca Havely has the full cast list… Theatre 29 director Gary Daigneault and music director Ed Will are excited to announce the following performers have been

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FAMILY FUN AND PUBLIC INPUT AT PARADISE PARK SATURDAY

This Saturday, February 7, the Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department will host a family fun day at the Paradise Park playground located on Barron Drive in Yucca Valley. The event will feature crafts, a bounce house for kids, music and refreshments. The focus of the event will be to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB WILL WATCH THE KIDS VALENTINES NIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Youth Club will watch the kids while you go out on a Valentine’s date night. Reporter Taylor Thacker explains this unique fund-raiser… This Valentine’s Day, have a romantic night out WITHOUT the kids. On Saturday, February 14, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight, the Twentynine Palms Youth Club

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, February 7. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 6 p.m. and end about 9 p.m. Jupiter will be bright and four of its moons will be visible. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs, and dress for

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ADULT CRAFTS SATURDAY AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

The Twentynine Palms Library invites adults to join them on this Saturday, February 7, at 1:00 p.m. for adult craft time. This month’s craft is designing valentines and votive candles. The program is free and all the supplies are provided. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Twentynine

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE ROSIE LEMM

Twelve Yucca Valley Junior girls, from three area High Schools, will compete this Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. in the Miss Yucca Valley Pageant, sponsored by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. and tickets are available at the door. Z107.7 has been introducing you to

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Tuesday night, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ varsity basketball team raised their record to 9 and 0 in league with a win over Shadow Hills High School, 57-to-29. Coach Michael Schneider said all 10 varsity players saw significant playing time. Defense was the star of the game. Leading the

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LARGE CROWD OF UNHAPPY TEACHERS CONFRONT THE SCHOOL BOARD

A full parking lot at Joshua Tree Elementary School, coupled with a routine formal agenda, promised some unscheduled revelations at last night’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork reports that the meeting delivered on that promise… A full house of teachers, in union

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING STARTS NEXT WEEK

Morongo Basin Community Emergency Response Team, CERT, has a new training academy starting Thursday evening, February 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There are eight weekly classes. The final exam, practical, and graduation will be on April 9. All classes will be held at the Senior Center at the

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL ALLOTS GRANTS, GETS DUMOSA STOPLIGHT UPDATE

The Yucca Valley Town Council met last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and breaks her report into two parts. Today, Part 1: block grants and traffic lights…. With little discussion from the council, and no public comment during its meeting last night, the Yucca Valley Town Council unanimously

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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT MARIJUANA EDIBLES

The Sheriff’s Department warns residents of the dangers of eating food with medical marijuana in it. Many marijuana edible products are made by unlicensed and unregulated producers. In addition, today’s marijuana is of a much higher potency than marijuana of years past. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the main ingredient in

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