TPHS 1965 50TH REUNION IN JUNE

Are you a member of the Twentynine Palms High School Class of 1965? Or do you know anyone who is? Mark your calendar for the weekend of June 12 and 13 for the class’s 50-year reunion at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown. For more information, check out wildcats1965.com.

PARADE OF HOME SPONSORS SOUGHT

Reach Out Morongo Basin can’t offer its eleventh annual Parade of Homes fundraiser without the help of sponsors. Reporter Rebecca Havely explains how you can help Reach Out and advertise your business at the same time…

The parade date is Sunday, February 15 from noon till 5 p.m. and includes

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FRIDAY SHOOTING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Sheriff’s deputies at the scene of Friday’s shooting in Twentynine Palms

Two men were injured in a shooting in Twentynine Palms Friday morning. A call came in at 9:21 Friday of a shooting at the corner of Hillside and Sunnyvale, just two blocks north of Oasis Elementary School. Sheriff’s

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“KING OF THE HAMMERS” IN JOHNSON VALLEY THIS WEEKEND

One of the major off-road events in the country, “The King of the Hammers,” will be held in the nearby Johnson Valley off-road area. The ninth running of the King of the Hammers desert race and rock crawl takes place Friday, January 30, to Friday, February 6, with the first

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STUDENT ART SHOW RECEPTION AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY SUNDAY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold an artists’ reception and awards presentation Sunday, February 1, for its 2015 annual juried student art show. Students in grades 7 through 12 from across the Morongo Basin have entered art in a variety of media. The reception is from noon to 3

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RESISTING ARREST IN YUCCA VALLEY

An arrest for loitering turned into a more serious charge when the transient threatened the arresting officer. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was called to Jacob’s Park in Yucca Valley about 10 a.m. Thursday morning when a transient, later identified as Roy Johnson, 34, had locked himself in

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ZACHARY MILLER MOLESTATION TRIAL IN PROGRESS

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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BREAKING NEWS: SHOOTING INCIDENT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

In a late-breaking incident in Twentynine Palms, a call came in at 9:21 this morning of a shooting at the corner of Hillside and Sunnyvale. Two men were injured. A 26-year old male was shot three times. An older man, in his 50’s, sustained a gunshot wound on the top

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FREE SPEECH AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

In a recent email sent out to the Copper Mountain College community, the Interim President of the College described the institution’s free speech policies and procedures, following complaints about one student’s exercise of that Constitutional right. Z107.7 asked him what occasioned the email, and to elaborate upon it. Copper Mountain

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CHP REMINDS YOU TO DESIGNATE A DRIVER FOR SUPER BOWL

Sunday’s Super Bowl is a great excuse for family, friends, and fans to get together and cheer for their favorite team. Managing editor Tami Roleff reminds you to be sure you have a designated driver… The California Highway Patrol, along with the National Football League, is joining in the Fans

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LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT SHERIFF’S HEADQUARTERS

About 60 students from Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools visited Sheriff’s headquarters to study crime scene investigations. The students learned how to use math from their geometry and pre-calculus classes to make sense of crime scenes. They saw mock crime scene scenarios and applied what they learned in

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PERMACULTURE PRESENTATION MONDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

Transition Joshua Tree continues to educate Morongo Basin on the subject of permaculture. Reporter Dan Stork says there will be an evening presentation about it on Groundhog Day… On the evening of February 2, Tim DeLorey and Jill Giegerich will present “On the Road to Permaculture” at Harrison House in

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CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR “KING OF THE HAMMERS”

The King of the Hammers opens in Johnson Valley tomorrow. The CHP is anticipating heavier than normal traffic flow on State Routes 62 and 247 The event draws a high number of slower moving vehicles, motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers. The event concludes with most participants and

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12-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED FOR WAL-MART BOMB THREAT

A 12-year-old boy is believed to be responsible for calling in a bomb threat to Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley Tuesday afternoon. After the phone call threatening to “blow up” the store. Wal-Mart management evacuated the store and called the Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff’s Deputies Shaunna Ables and Michael Otey investigated the

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MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms pastor and President of the Ministerial Association was arrested Tuesday evening after his wife said he threatened to stab her and his children. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called police about 7:45 Tuesday evening to report Steven Byrnes, 58, was threatening to stab her and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2 OF 2: CRIME AND SAFETY, BLOCK GRANTS, AND CITY MANAGER

Yesterday, reporter Dan Stork told about a discussion about medical marijuana dispensaries at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night. In today’s second part, he summarizes what was said about crime and safety, block grants, City Manager selection, and a nature camp… In a workshop session preceding its regular

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD PROPOSES 15% WATER RATE INCREASE

The Twentynine Palms Water District met last night and proposed a 15 percent increase in water rates over the next five years for their customers. The board said the raise is necessary due to costs of chromium-6 and the current and future maintenance for the Water District and inflation increases.

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ARREST MADE IN WAL-MART BOMB THREAT

Sheriff officials have confirmed they have arrested a 12-year-old boy for phoning in a bomb threat to Wal-Mart Tuesday. According to Sheriff’s officials, the boy, who has not been identified due to his age, was on a bus yesterday when he allegedly told passengers he was going to make the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING SEES BATTLE LINES DRAWN OVER MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Battle lines were drawn for what could be future confrontations over the issue of medical marijuana in Twentynine Palms. In the first of a two-part story on the Tuesday night Council Meeting, reporter Dan Stork concentrates on that issue. Tomorrow: crime and safety, block grants, city manager selection, and a

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YUCCA VALLEY WAL-MART EVACUATED AFTER BOMB THREAT

Wal-Mart management evacuated the Yucca Valley store for several hours Tuesday after it received a telephoned bomb threat. Detective Corey Emon said Wal-Mart received a phone call about 2:20 in which an unidentified caller threatened to blow up the store. Emon said at that time, management decided to clear the

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