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MAN SUFFERS MINOR INJURIES IN VEHICLE-VERSUS-PEDESTRIAN HIT-AND-RUN IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TUESDAY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of hit-and-run in which a pedestrian was hit by a car in Twentynine Palms Tuesday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, the male victim was walking in the crosswalk with a green light at Adobe Road and Highway 62 about 6 p.m., when...
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COMBAT CENTER IN THIRD DAY OF POWER OUTAGE

Two housing areas on the Combat Center have been without power since early Monday morning. The electrical distribution circuits that serve the Ocotillo and Fairway Heights housing areas suffered severe damage. Repairs are underway, but power is not expected to be restored until well into today, or possibly even later....
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TERMINATES FAULTY IMPROVEMENT PLAN

The Twentynine Palms City Council dropped a failed improvement plan that was flawed last night. Reporter David Haldane explains…
If you were planning to get the City of Twentynine Palms to front you a few thousand bucks for a new coat of paint on your business, forget about it. That...
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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION POSTPONES CELL TOWER HEARING

Residents of Yucca Mesa are unhappy about a proposed 52-foot tall cell phone tower—disguised to look like a water tower—that is supposed to be constructed on the southwest corner of Aberdeen Drive and Sage Avenue. Managing editor Tami Roleff says their complaints to the town of Yucca Valley are paying...
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COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW, CONSIDERS STAFF DISCIPLINARY ACTION

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees meets in regular open session at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community Room on the Joshua Tree campus. Following approval of the agenda, prior minutes, and public comment, trustees will go into closed session with a California State Teachers Association negotiator to discuss a possible...
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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight, (Wednesday, February 10), are correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission, airport use agreements and an airport survey. Under new business the board will elect new officers, a safety inspection and future...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District board of directors will hold a special meeting 11 a.m., Thursday, February 11. On the agenda, the directors will discuss an asphalt bid, estimates for software and wall repair for the north border, and an irrigation plan. The meeting will be held in cemetery offices on Encelia...
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FREE FLU SHOTS TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Flu season is here and free flu shots will be given in Twentynine Palms tomorrow. Reporter David Knutson has the details…
The City of Twentynine Palms and Reach Out Morongo Basin will be hosting a free flu shot clinic for the community on February 11, from 5 p.m. to 7...
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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Evangelist Mission Church in Twentynine Palms will distribute food Thursday, from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 6595 Adobe Road.

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NEW ROTARY CLUB CHARTERED AT THE CONTINUING CARE CENTER

The Continuing Care Center in Joshua Tree has established a new Rotary Club. Meetings will be held Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the care center. Rotary Governor Rudy Westervelt is expected to be at this morning’s meeting to officially welcome the residents of the Continuing Care Center into Rotary District 5330. The care...
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“THE SEAHORSE” OPENS AT GROVE’S THEATER IN MORONGO VALLEY

The Groves Cabin Theater is opening “The Seahorse” this weekend in Morongo Valley. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details …
“The Seahorse,” by Edward J. Moore, opens this weekend at the Groves Cabin Theatre in Morongo Valley. It runs Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. from...
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YUCCA VALLEY KIWANIS SELLING SEE’S CANDY

The Yucca Valley Kiwanis Club will be selling See’s Candy as a fund-raiser for its scholarship program. Kiwanis will be at the office supply store at 56925 Yucca Trail from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through February 15. Proceeds from the candy sales provide scholarships for local high school seniors.

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VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley church is offering a Valentine’s Day concert. Reporter Ashton Henry invites you to “Lovestruck.”…
The Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is hosting its Valentine’s Day concert “Lovestruck”. Clyde Grabski will be performing. Audience participation will include giving Grabski anniversary dates from which he will improvise new melodies. The concert...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

On Monday, February 8, the girls’ varsity Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats basketball team hosted the Yucca Valley High School Trojans. Both teams came in with identical 17 and 7 records overall. Coach Tim Stanford said Yucca Valley started the game off strong taking an early lead, but the ‘Cats...
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FORMER RADIO PERSONALITY ARRESTED TWICE IN DECEMBER ON DRUG CHARGES

A former disc jockey with Z107.7 was arrested twice in December on drug charges. Sam Smith, 48, of Twentynine Palms, was stopped about 4 a.m. December 2, near Stardune Avenue and Highway 62. After an investigation, Smith was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and possession of methamphetamine for...
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A BRAWL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MONDAY EVENING

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a massive brawl in Twentynine Palms Monday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 6700 block of Adobe Road about 5:40 p.m. for a report of about 30 people fighting. Deputies determined that a gang of people arrived at the location in...
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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS CONCERNS ABOUT PROPERTY CRIME INCREASE

A packed house was on hand for last night’s Morongo Basin MAC Meeting. Reporter David Haldane said concerns about local crime were front and center…
An overflow crowd turned out for the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting last night to hear a panel of law officers tell it like...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS ARRESTED FOR BEING A FELON WITH A FIREARM

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested late Sunday night, accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to Sheriff’s officials, Deputy Gerardo Jimenez made a traffic stop about 11:15 p.m. on a vehicle driven by Ronald, 68, near West Court Way and Court Place in Twentynine Palms. Bryant is a convicted...
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JOHNSON VALLEY MAN FOUND WITH STOLEN VEHICLE

A Johnson Valley man was arrested Sunday after a stolen motorcycle was found on his property. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 60600 block of Cole Lane in Johnson Valley said his Suzuki motorcycle was stolen a year ago, in February 2015. On Sunday, a woman came to his house...
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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TO RULE ON 52-FOOT CELL TOWER AT ABERDEEN AND SAGE

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission may make a decision on a controversial cell tower tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda…
At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the commission will be asked to approve an environmental assessment and conditions use permit for a 52-foot tall cell...
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