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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ basketball team was in action last night against Big Bear High School. Coach Michael Schneider said, “The Wildcats played the best defense that they played all year, causing 31 turnovers. The final score showed a decisive victory for the Wildcats by a score...
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WAL-MART EVACUATED AFTER BOMB THREAT THIS AFTERNOON

Wal-Mart management evacuated the store today after it received a telephoned bomb threat. Detective Corey Emon said Wal-Mart received a phone call about 2:20 in which the unidentified caller threatened to blow up the store. Emon said at that time, management decided to clear the store of employees and customers,...
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RAIN, FOG, RESPONSIBLE FOR MULTIPLE CRASHES IN MORONGO BASIN

Rain, low clouds, and fog are responsible for multiple crashes throughout the Morongo Basin yesterday and today. About 9 a.m., a Ford pick-up truck lost control and crashed on the Morongo Grade going eastbound, and ended up in the wash alongside the highway. The driver was taken to Desert Hospital...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday afternoon after his girlfriend said he choked and hit her. According to a Sheriff’s report, the 29-year-old woman told deputies that her boyfriend of six months, Kevin Cobb, 44, hit her, choked her, and smashed her face into something. The woman said Cobb...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT BLOCK GRANTS AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council is scheduled to consider block grant rules, medical marijuana dispensaries, city manager recruitment, and science education. Reporter Dan Stork has more details…
The January 27 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council gets off to an early 5:15 start, with a public workshop session on...
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TWO NEW SHERIFF’S SERGEANTS AT THE MORONGO BASIN STATION

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station welcomes two new sergeants, Sergeant Jim Thornburg has been with the county Sheriff’s department for 16 years, and was assigned to the Morongo Basin as a deputy and detective. He was promoted to sergeant seven months ago. Thornburg’s experience includes narcotics and he came here...
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WE FOLLOW UP AN A STRICKEN YUCCA VALLEY GIRL

The family of a Yucca Valley girl who had a very special Christmas thanks to donations from County fire fighters, the Sheriff’s Department, and the California Highway Patrol, is in need of more help. Abigail Snipes, 12, was diagnosed eight years ago with neurofibroma. Over the last few months, the...
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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER HOLDS FIRST OF THREE PUBLIC MEETINGS

About three dozen people braved the rain last night to attend the first of three special meetings held by the Hi-Desert Medical Center about the hospital’s plans to affiliate with Tenet Healthcare. Managing editor Tami Roleff says after hearing a short presentation by the hospital’s CEO Bob Tyk, nearly a...
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LOCAL MARINES JOIN REACH OUT TO HELP AREA SENIORS

Small groups of Marines fanned out across the Morongo Basin on Monday to help seniors, veterans, and disabled neighbors from Twentynine Palms to Morongo Valley with yard work, small chores, and home maintenance. More Marines will be helping Morongo Basin residents on Friday. Reporter Dan Stork tells what he saw...
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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team pickup will be held tomorrow morning Sunburst at the Sportsmans Club. The team will start at 8 AM and work for one hour. Afterwards, the team will meet for optional coffee and conversation at the Park Rock Café. The volunteers are dedicated and have been...
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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Board meets tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks the agenda…
The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors will be meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in regular session. On the agenda, the board will schedule their annual 2015 workshop, approve committee assignments, hear public comment, receive...
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ROTARY CLUB HELPS OUT TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club presented a $1,000 check to Tri-Valley Little League to help the club maintain and improve its facilities. Tri-Valley Little League is a non-profit organization and the Rotary clubs use its fields for the Fourth of July fireworks and Oktoberfest. Yucca Valley Rotary Club President Cynthia...
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GLADYS CAROL SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE LOCALLY

Applications are now being taken for the Gladys Carol Scholarship program. The scholarship is open to high school seniors, graduates, and undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in a full-time science, technology, engineering or math field of study. The scholarship, which is awarded based on merit and financial need,...
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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE CARMEN ALVAREZ

Z107.7 is a proud supporter of this year’s Miss Yucca Valley Pageant. On the night of February 7, 12 area 16-year-olds will compete in the Academic based pageant. Today we introduce you to candidate Carmen Alvarez…

Today we visit with Carmen Alvarez, a junior at Yucca Valley High School and candidate...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host the Shadow Hills Knights at home. The girls start at 6; boys at 7:30.

Also today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host the Big Bear Bears at home....
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TWO MARINE OFFICERS KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH ON BASE IDENTIFIED

Two Marine Corps officers were killed Friday evening when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. Captain Elizabeth Kealey and 1st Lieutenant Adam Satterfield died from injuries in the crash at about 4:30 p.m. Friday; they were the only two...
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LOCAL SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ACCUSED OF MOLESTATION, PORNOGRAPHY

A school bus driver in the Morongo Basin is facing charges of child molestation and child pornography. Alex Gomez, 57, of Twentynine Palms was arrested Thursday night after a search warrant was served at his horse ranch on Mesquite Springs Road. The County District Attorney’s Office said he’s accused of...
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APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR YUCCA VALLEY PARK AND REC COMMISSION

The Town of Yucca Valley is looking for citizens to serve on their Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Commission. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to apply…
The Town of Yucca Valley is accepting volunteers to serve as commissioners on the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Commission. Applicants must be a...
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FIRST OF THREE PUBLIC MEETING ON HOSPITAL AFFILIATION TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold the first of three special meetings to hear public input on its proposed lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare tonight. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Senior Center behind Town Hall; tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27, they...
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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, January 27, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 1 to 5 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those...
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