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180 MINISTRIES CHILI COOK-OFF FRIDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

180 Ministries will hold their annual harvest and chili cook off this Friday, October 31, beginning at 6 p.m. The free event will include a bounce house and games for the whole family. 180 Ministries has moved to a new location on Hallee Road next to the bicycle shop in...
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TENNIS OFFERRED BY JOSHUA TREE RECREATION

Joshua Tree Recreation is offering access to their tennis courts. ROP Broadcast student Brenden Nguyen has details…
Did you know that there people looking to play tennis with you? Have you ever wanted to join a tennis club or buy a key for individual play? Well, keys, giving district court...
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PARENT VISITATION AT TWENTYNINE PALMS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL THIS WEEK

At the Twentynine Palms Junior High School, parent visitation days will be the last two days of the month this year. On Thursday, October 30, parents can come visit A-day classes. On Friday, October 31, parents can visit B-day classes. They shall do this for each last A-day and B-day...
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OTHER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School varsity tennis team beat Rancho Mirage High School 11-7 and took the league championship with a record of 12-0 for the season. In singles, Carrie Scofield went 1-2, Rachel Green 1-2, and Miranda Green 1-2. In doubles, Aimee Frank and Cionne Lonergan were 3-0; Dawn...
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CHILD PORNOGRAPHER, FORMER SCHOOL CUSTODIAN, SENTENCED

A former Twentynine Palms Junior High School custodian was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison on Friday. Matthew Frazer, 43, of Yucca Valley, had pleaded guilty in July to one felony count each of distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography. Frazer was arrested in January following...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY VANDALIZED

Vandals destroyed the irrigation system at the Twentynine Palms cemetery sometime over the weekend. When cemetery workers arrived at work Monday morning, they noticed that the irrigation pipes for the cemetery’s rose garden had been ripped out of the ground and broken, and the sprinkler heads had also been broken...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS IN OPEN AND CLOSED SESSION

A wide-ranging meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council covers administrative employees, medical marijuana definitions, and city signs and trails. Reporter Dan Stork lists those topics and more…
Following a closed session at 5 p.m. to evaluate the performance of the City Development Director and to talk about recruitment of...
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ONE ARRESTED IN A BOLD JOSHUA TREE VEHICLE THEFT

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday, after he allegedly stole a truck, then took it for a joyride. According to a Sheriff’s report, the truck’s owner called the Sheriff’s Department shortly before 6 p.m. Friday to report someone was in his truck and trying to steal it from the...
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THREE ARRESTED WITH ILLEGAL DRUGS IN JOSHUA TREE

On Thursday, in the 6000 block of Outpost Road, three Joshua Tree residents were arrested for investigation of various drug charges: Richelle Hopperandrade, 30, on suspicion of possession of controlled substances for sales; and Richard Lane, 33, and Geoffrey Davis, 44, for keeping a place to sell drugs and possession...
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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY PLANS VETERAN’S TRIBUTE

With Veteran’s Day approaching, the Town of Yucca Valley is making plans. Reporter Caitlin Logan has details of the tribute…
The Town of Yucca Valley will host the Morongo Basin Veterans’ Tribute on Tuesday, November 11, at the north side of the Yucca Valley Community Center from 10:00 a.m. until...
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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE OF DRUGS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Sunday, accused of driving under the influence of drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy observed Kevin Cruz, 42, driving fast through a residential neighborhood in North Joshua Tree about 11:45 p.m. The deputy located Cruz near Petunia and El Reposo Avenue. The...
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DRUGS AND WARRANTS LEAD TO ARREST OF A YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Saturday after she was found hiding in her home with drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the 7600 block of Cherokee Trail about 12:40 p.m. to serve an arrest warrant on Cheri Gilson, 40, who was wanted for forgery and burglary....
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FORMER RESIDENT PLANNING 470-MILE BIKE RIDE FOR HEALTH

A former Yucca Valley resident is going to ride 470 miles for charity, and he is inviting you to join him. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details…
Justin Mills, along with his fellow Mo’ bros, will be attempting to complete a 470-mile bike ride from the Golden Gate Bridge to Santa...
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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out again tomorrow morning as part of their regular schedule of the second, fourth, and fifth Wednesday. At 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 29, they will be tackling the northeast corner of La Contenta Rd and Highway 62. There is a lot of...
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REACH-OUT CRAFT FAIR THIS WEEKEND

Reach Out Morongo Basin will be holding its 8th Annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, 6539 Adobe Road, this Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. With 20 vendors of handcrafted goods ranging from textiles and wood crafts...
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COPPER MOUNTAIN STUDENT ART SHOW AT GLASS OUTHOUSE GALLERY

The students of Copper Mountain College will be featured in a new exhibition at the Glass Outhouse Gallery east of Twentynine Palms. Reporter Caitlin Logan invites you to a Saturday reception…
What do the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery and Copper Mountain College have in common? A dazzling, eclectic student art...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULE

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojans Volleyball team played Shadow Hills High School yesterday. The varsity team lost 1-3. Leading the team were Ashley Priest, with seven kills and one block; Haley Rayburn, three kills and two blocks; Becky Messaros. 13 for 13 serving with seven assists; Jade Adair, 10 assists...
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ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER FRIDAY CRASH AT YUCCA MESA AND THE HIGHWAY

We have few more details on a traffic collision in Yucca Valley Friday morning. A Yucca Valley man is in custody following the rear-end crash at Yucca Mesa Road and Highway 62. Shortly before 9:30 a.m., westbound traffic was stopping for a red light at the intersection when Edward Gutierrez,...
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26 LOCAL CANDIDATES AT POLITICAL POP-UP IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

While attendance from the general public was light, the local candidates present thought the political pop-up Saturday was a good idea. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report…
Twenty-six candidates for local offices showed up at the non-partisan political pop-up event held Saturday at the Sportsman’s Club...
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SEVEN LOCAL WOMEN HONORED BY CONGRESSMAN COOK

Seven Morongo Basin women were honored Friday by Congressman Paul Cook in his second annual Women of Distinction award. Among the 22 women recognized for their community service were Susanna Barnett of Joshua Tree for her work with Morongo Basin Unity Home; Elizabeth Kirland of Yucca Valley, a therapeutic behavioral...
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