BREAKING NEWS: EXTENDED RESPONSE TIME CAUSES GREATER DAMAGE AT 29 PALMS HOME

The Twentynine Palms Fire Chief said a longer response time because of the closed Lear Avenue fire station was a factor in fire damage to a small home Tuesday. Chief Jim Thompson said firefighters responded to a report of smoke at about 1:00 p.m. on the dirt extension to Indian

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SEVEN ARRESTED FOR BUYING BOOZE FOR TEENS IN STING OPERATION

Seven people were arrested Saturday for buying booze for minors during a “shoulder tap” sting operation in the Morongo Basin. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, between 4 p.m. and midnight Saturday, minor decoys approached adult customers in front of businesses licensed to sell alcohol, and asked the adults

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SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO REGISTER

A registered sex offender living in Morongo Valley was arrested Monday morning after Sheriff’s deputies determined he had not registered his new residence with the Sheriff’s Department. During a sex offender compliance check, Sheriff’s deputies contacted 30 registered sex offenders in the Morongo Basin to ensure they living at their

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WHAT IS BULLYING, PART 3 OF 4: CYBERBULLYING

With a focus on bullying from both school and law enforcement, Z107.7 continues our 4-part series on types of bullying. Today, in part 3 of 4, Sheriff’s Service Specialist Anita Baker describes cyberbullying… Cyberbullying can be irritating, embarrassing, hurtful, and even dangerous. Cyberbullying is the most common with today’s technology.

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER AND SHERIFF OFFER RETAIL HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS

The Yucca Valley Chamber Business Watch Committee and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will hold two workshops on retail holiday safety tips. Topics covered will be how to detect counterfeit money, how to identify shop lifters and what to do if you suspect someone is shoplifting in your store.

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GAS LEAK IN YUCCA VALLEY CLOSES ONAGA TRAIL FOR 4 HOURS

Onaga Trail in Yucca Valley was shut down in both directions for nearly four hours Sunday afternoon as crews worked to repair a gas leak. According to County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, a Hi-Desert Water District employee was digging to repair a water leak in the 57500 block of Onaga

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FREE FLU SHOTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS WEDNESDAY

The San Bernardino County Public Health Department will be providing free flu shots to the community on Wednesday, November 6, at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, 6539 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms. This event sponsored by Reach Out Morongo Basin is open to all residents of the Morongo Basin who

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY TO HOLD MORE PUBLIC MEETINGS ON MEDIAN AND SIDEWALK PROJECT

The Town of Yucca Valley will hold a series of public information meeting for the Highway 62 Raised Median Island and Sidewalk Project currently under construction. The first meeting is set for Wednesday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., in the Cholla Room at the Yucca Valley Community

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WHAT IS BULLYING: PART 2 OF 4, VERBAL BULLYING

The Sheriff’s Department is concerned with bullying among young people here in the Morongo basin. Z107.7 news is running a 4 part series identifying different types of bullying. Here is Sheriff’s Service specialist Anita Baker with part 2, verbal bullying….. There are several different types of bullying. Some of the

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LOW-COST DOG VACCINE CLINICS THIS MONTH

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine clinics in November for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Clinics will be held from 10 to 2 at the following locations and

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FEE FREE WEEKEND IN NATIONAL PARKS

This is the best time of year to visit Joshua Tree National Park – this week we drove in for a 3-hour mini-vacation of walking, eating lunch, and reading. Ranger Pam Tripp says next weekend you can visit the Park for FREE…

How about a free visit to Joshua Tree

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FORGED PRESCRIPTION ARREST

A Morongo Valley woman was arrested Thursday after she tried to fill a forged prescription at three different pharmacies last week. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jennifer Narvaiz, 26, stole a blank prescription slip from a doctor’s office in the 63500 block of 29 Palms Highway. Narvaiz is suspected of

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QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet on November 4, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.; meeting begins promptly at 1 p.m. Following the general meeting, program for the afternoon will be presented by Janet Bottorff on water color landscapes. Guests are

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STUDENT COAT DRIVE

Teens for Humanity wants your coats! Donate new or gently used coats to TPHS in Room 65, through the 22nd to keep your community warm. If you would like to join Teens for Humanity, or help with this donation please contact Mrs. Lee Briggs or Monniqlache Nearing in Room 65.

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TPHS DEFEATS YVHS IN GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

The Yucca Valley High School Volleyball teams made their way across the Basin to 29 Palms High School on Thursday afternoon. The Yucca Valley JV team won 2-1. 25-22, 18-25, 15-11

The Varsity team fell to the Ladycats in 4 sets, winning the first 27-25, but dropping the next three

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CHANGE CLOCKS AND SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES

Spring forward, fall back. Yes, it’s that time again. Managing editor Tami Roleff reminds us to not only change our clocks, but also smoke alarm batteries…

Daylight Saving Time ends tonight, which means it’s time to change our clocks again. In March, we “spring” forward one hour, so on the

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WEED SHOW THIS WEEKEND

This weekend, the Twentynine Palms Historical Society will again host its Annual Weed Show at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, Twentynine Palms, on Saturday, November 2, from noon to 4 pm and Sunday, November 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme this year is “California Gold”, honoring the memory

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DALE BASIN WELL OWNERS MEETING

The Dale Basin Well Owner’s Association will hold its bi-annual meeting Sunday, November 3, at 4 p.m. at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road in Twentynine Palms. On the agenda is the election of officers and a discussion of current water issues. For more information, call Mary Quamme

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CHAPARRAL ARTISTS BARN SALE

The Chaparral Artists Barn Sale continues today, November 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In addition to art supplies, there will be all sorts of items for sale. Look for the balloons and barn. There is parking in back of the barn, 7685 Valley Vista, corner of Onaga, Yucca

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SUNDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up Sunday breakfast of chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

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