SIGN UP FOR THE TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB SUMMER PROGRAM

Twentynine Palms Youth Club’s summer program sign ups are here. Remember last summer’s field trips, swimming, arts, movies, games, sports, etc.? Well, they have added even more to summer schedule this year. The program runs from June 15 thru August. Daily hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday

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LEARN THE ART OF FLINT KNAPPING AT A LECTURE TONIGHT

A fascinating lecture on an ancient Native American craft will be given at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik invites you to learn about flint knapping…

As part of the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Second Wednesday Lecture Series, Tony Soares, a flint knapper, potter, and

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Today, members of the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat girls’ swim team are competing in their first round of CIF. Traveling to Riverside today are De Anza League MVP senior Hanna Beard who will race in the 100-yard backstroke, senior Nokomis Cabrera in the 100-yard breaststroke, freshman Lindsey Scamman in

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ONE HURT, ONE ARRESTED FOR DUI IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH

A suspected drunk driver was arrested Sunday morning after he crashed into another vehicle in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, Marine Lance Corporal Kevin Jefferson, 22, of First Tanks Battalion on board the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, was driving his 2013 Chevy Cruze northbound on Adobe Road

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BATTLING TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested early Sunday morning, accused of fighting and threatening each other following an argument. According to a Sheriff’s report, Taylor Geiger, 20, and Dillon Geiger, 21, were arguing about 2:30 a.m. at their home in the 6500 block of Gatehill Drive on board the Combat

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, WE CHECK THE AGENDA

At its next regular meeting, the Twentynine Palms City Council continues its review of next year’s budget, and considers two changes in the development code. Reporter Dan Stork has details…

The Twentynine Palms City Council will start its May 12 meeting with a resolution in support of the Hi-Desert Memorial

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HI-DESERT WATER ASSESSMENT BALLOTS TO BE COUNTED TOMORROW

All ballots for the proposed formation of the Hi-Desert Water District’s assessment district must be turned in before tomorrow morning’s 9 a.m. public hearing by the water district. The water district board of directors will begin the meeting with a vote to approve the purchase of 10 pieces of equipment.

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YUCCA VALLEY SEEKS INPUT ON PEDESTRIAN AND BIKE ROUTES AND TRAILS

If you have an idea about new pedestrian and bike routes and trails in Yucca Valley, then mark your calendars to attend a special workshop tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the town of Yucca Valley is seeking public input…

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission and the town’s Parks, Recreation,

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO REOPEN OASIS VISITOR’S CENTER

Joshua Tree National Park will hold its official re-opening of its Oasis Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16. The festivities will include Native American bird singers and remarks by the park’s superintendent, David Smith. Light refreshments will be served. The visitor center and bookstore moved to

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“BILOXI BLUES” OPENING NIGHT GALA THIS FRIDAY

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley opens “Biloxi Blues,” by Neil Simon, this Friday with a gala fundraiser benefiting two charities: the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and the Gladys Carol Scholarship Program, Inc for local youth. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to get tickets… Arrive at

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 13 the Joshua Tree Clean Team will meet on Highway 62 and Turtle Island where the Farmer’s Market is held. Starting time is 8 a.m. and the work will finish at 9 a.m. Coffee and conversation will be at the Park Rock Café. There will be grabber

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MORONGO BASIN MAC, BARELY THERE, VOTES AGAINST BLM ROUTE PLAN

At a sparsely attended meeting Monday night, the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council denounced a BLM plan on access routes in the western Mojave Desert. Reporter Dan Stork describes the objections…

With two members absent, and two seats unfilled, the Morongo Basin MAC barely had a quorum to hear a

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NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director. Mary Reeves, an 18-year resident of Twentynine Palms, will assume her new position in mid May. For more information, call 760-367-3445.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, holds their meeting tomorrow, and every second Wednesday of the month, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Helen Gray Education Center on

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The hospital board of directors meets tonight in open and then closed session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. today. Highlights of the meeting include a resolution thanking Edward and Margaret Kenny for their contributions

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boy’s tennis team will host San Bernardino in a CIF-Division 5 wild card playoff round today at 3:00.

The Twentynine Palms High School boys varsity tennis team traveled to the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens for the DeAnza League individual finals Thursday and Friday. The Wildcats

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DEPUTIES’ NAMES RELEASED IN CASE OF TELEVISED BEATING OF APPLE VALLEY MAN

The Sheriff’s Department has released the names of the deputies involved in the televised beating of an Apple Valley man following a chase on a stolen horse a month ago. Placed on administrative leave are Deputies Nicholas Downey, Scott Hamilton, David Moore, Dominic Moody, Detective William Doemner, and Sergeant James

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN SENTENCED IN HIT-AND-RUN DEATH OF MOTORCYCLIST

A 70-year-old Yucca Valley man was sentenced Friday in the hit-and-run death of a motorcyclist in Yucca Mesa last year. Ronald Svidergol was sentenced to two years in state prison for the charge of hit-and-run resulting in death, and 364 days in county jail for vehicular manslaughter, with credit for

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Thursday morning, accused of exposing himself to a minor. According to a Sheriff’s report, probation officers made a compliance check about 9:30 a.m. on Richard Arteaga, 39, at a home in the 10400 block of San Jacinto. Officers discovered that Arteaga exposed himself in

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MORONGO BASIN MAC LOOKS AT BLM ROUTE PROJECT TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin MAC meeting for this month lacks its usual featured informational presentation. But reporter Dan Stork says there will be discussion on a matter of regional interest… In addition to public safety and member reports, the May 11 agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council features a

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