TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE SIGNS COLLEGE LETTER OF INTENT

More than 100 family members and friends were at Twentynine Palms High School Wednesday as senior Andrew Wilson signed his national letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic career with the University of California-Davis. Wilson is receiving a full scholarship to play football for the UC-Davis Aggies, an

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CONTESTANT ALAINA TROFLER

The prestigious Miss Yucca Valle Pageant will be held this Saturday at 6:00 pm at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Reporter David Knutson introduces us to candidate Alaina Trofler….. Who is the prominent woman you interviewed, and what did you learn from her? “The prominent woman I interviewed was Wendy Joling.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

Last night was senior night for the Twentynine Palms high school boys’ basketball team. The Wildcats honored seniors Jimmy Shragge, Demetrius Holmes, Kole Green, Elijah Scipio, Carson Zimarik, Elijah Jones, Kyle Hope, Travaun Morrow, and Andrew Wilson in a 62-45 win over the Shadow Hills Knights. Coach Jeremy Johnson said

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS ABOUT NEW FIRE STATIONS, FUNDS PARADISE PARK

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. The Council heard about new fire stations and approved park improvements. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at that meeting and files this report… Yucca Valley may be getting not one, but two new fire stations in the next five

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER HIT-AND-RUN PURSUIT

A 29-year-old woman was arrested on Interstate-10 after she allegedly hit another car in Yucca Valley and then fled. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Chelsea Headrick of Yucca Valley struck another vehicle that was leaving a business at Sage Avenue and Highway 62 at 6:42 Tuesday morning. The victim told

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ROCK CLIMBER RESCUED BY ANOTHER CLIMBER IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A rock climber who fell while climbing in Joshua Tree National Park was rescued by another climber late Tuesday afternoon. According to County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, the climber, identified only as being from Ventura, was on Intersection Rock about sunset when he slipped and fell about 100 feet up,

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A BIG WIN FOR ROOFTOP SOLAR IN CALIFORNIA

Rooftop solar just got a big boost from the state of California. Reporter David Haldane explains… In a big win for rooftop solar in California, the state Public Utilities Commission last week rejected fee increases sought by the big three utility companies. Alison Seel, an attorney with the Sierra Club,

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MARINES PUT SEVERAL LOCAL AND COACHELLA VALLEY BUSINESSES OFF-LIMITS

According to a Marine Corps Combat Center order, several businesses in Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, and in the Coachella Valley are declared off limits to Marines, “in order to protect [them] from detrimental conditions in the civilian community.” The off-limits businesses include the Adobe Smoke Shop and STC Smoke Shop,

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EVERYMAN CHALLENGE RACE AT “KING OF THE HAMMERS” TOMORROW

The top five winners at yesterday’s 4 Wheel Parts race at the King of the Hammers event yesterday qualified to race in the 2016 Nitto King of the Hammers race Saturday. They are: Raul Gomez, JP Gomez, Andrew McLaughlin, Casey Currie, and Pete Antunac. Coming up at the King of

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A THREE-SHOW WEEKEND FOR “SUNSHINE BOYS” AT THEATRE 29

Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy, “The Sunshine Boys,” continues its run at Theater 29 with three performances this weekend. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… “The Sunshine Boys” continues to tickle the funny bone at Theatre 29. This weekend you have three chances to catch the comedy. Friday and Saturday night the

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW WITH POSSIBLE LITIGATION AND REORGANIZATION

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet Thursday, February 4, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. After a 4:30 closed session in which directors will discuss anticipated litigation, the directors will meet in open session at 5 p.m. and recognize the employee

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT LOOKS AT WELL REHAB, NEW TRUCKS, EMPLOYEES, AND NEXTERA SOLAR TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District board of directors meets tonight. Well rehab, new trucks and employees, and a report on a solar project are all on tap. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look at the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District the board will consider

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL NAMES LARRY BOWDEN TO THEIR HALL OF FAME

Twentynine Palms High School has announced its selection for its newest addition to the Hall of Fame. According to the induction committee, Larry Bowden has worked hard to make Twentynine Palms and the Morongo Basin a place where children can enjoy their childhood. Bowden has coached football, organized basketball tournaments,

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RETIRED TEACHER MEETING SET FOR FEBRUARY 12

The California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, February 12, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will honor past presidents of Hi Desert Division 62 and will welcome Rob Breyer, Director of CalRTA Area 9. Members for whom 2016 marks their

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY PAGEANT CONTESTANT SHANNON PEUKERT

Tickets for the 2016 Rotary Club Miss Yucca Valley Pageant will be available at the door. The annual tradition starts at 6:00 p.m. this Saturday at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Today, Reporter David Knutson introduces us to contestant Shannon Peukert… Today we interview Shannon Peukert, a junior at Yucca Valley

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SENIOR NIGHT FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL AT HOME TONIGHT

In high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will play Shadow Hills High School. The boys will play at home in a game honoring their seniors. The girls will travel away to Indio. Both games start at 6 p.m.

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL INVESTS FOR A FUTURE SALES TAX MEASURE TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. In the consent agenda is a considerable investment in planning for a future sales tax initiative. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… Tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council will begin with an update from the county

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WONDER VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED ON WARRANT

A Wonder Valley woman suspected of forgery was arrested on a warrant Saturday. According to a Sheriff’s press release, when deputies arrived at a home in the 76300 block of Raymond Drive about 8:20 with a warrant to arrest Teala Campbell, 29, a woman matching Campbell’s description looked out the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A 33-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday night, accused of beating his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman contacted deputies about 9 p.m. Saturday to say that Aaron Hancock, of the 7900 block of Hopi Trail, had beat her two days earlier, and then had left the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SEEKS SEARCH AND RESCUE VOLUNTEERS

Joshua Tree National Park is recruiting new volunteers for their search and rescue team. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… If you enjoy teamwork, helping others and the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park this opportunity may be for you. The Joshua Tree National Park Search and Rescue team

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