DESSERT SOIREE TO AUCTION 3-DAY WINE COUNTRY VACATION

A three-day vacation package to California’s wine county in Sonoma is one of the items to be auctioned during the Dessert Soiree to benefit the Hi-Desert Boys and Girls Club. Managing editor Tami Roleff gets out her auction paddle…

The wine country vacation package includes airfare from LAX, three days

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL WINS SQUEAKER AGAINT BIG BEAR

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ varsity Wildcat basketball team finished their regular De Anza league season play Friday night against the Big Bear Bears in Wildcat Gym, and it was an exciting one! Coach Michael Schneider said the game was evenly matched through the first four periods, and went

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE AFTER BIG BEAR WIN

The Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball team finished their regular season Friday at home against Big Bear. The ‘Cats defeated the Bears 73-to-34, to finish league play at 10-and-0, undefeated for the third consecutive year. The program has now won the league championship for seven straight years. Coach Tim

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SCHOOL DISTRICT EXPLAINS NEW COMMON CORE STANDARDS

MUSD curriculum specialist Dr. Deborah Turner explains the Common Core to parents.

“An Introduction to the Common Core Standard: What It Means for You and Your Children.” That was the title of a presentation at an informational meeting hosted by the Morongo Unified School District Office of Instructional Services

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FOUR TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINES TO BE DECORATED FOR HEROISM

Four Twentynine Palms Marines will be decorated for heroism in Afghanistan. First Lt. Kenneth Conover III and Sgt. Kenneth Rick will each receive a Silver Star, while Staff Sgt. Joshua Brodrick and Sgt. Nicholas Brandau will each receive a Bronze Star with combat “V” device during a Feb. 18 ceremony

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THREE ARRESTED IN JOSHUA TREE WITH DRUGS AND WEAPONS

A Joshua Tree man, released on bail last week, was in court again Tuesday, accused of a new crime. Sheriff’s reports say, a search warrant was served in the 6400 block of Valley View Street in Joshua Tree at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies discovered four firearms, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia,

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION PART 2 0F 3, HOUSING UPDATES

Managing editor Tami Roleff broke her report on Tuesday’s Yucca Valley Planning Commission into three parts. Yesterday, updates on commercial projects in the town. Today, in part 2, good news about residential housing. Tomorrow, highways and roads…

The foundation for the senior housing project on Dumosa and Highway 62 is

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AN ARREST FOR THE ABUSE OF AN ELERDLY TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN

A caretaker for an elderly woman was arrested in Joshua Tree Tuesday morning, accused of endangering the health of his client. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 71900 block of Gorgonio Drive in Twentynine Palms about 7:40 a.m. to follow up on a complaint

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TWO ARRESTED FOR DRUG CHARGES

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Tuesday afternoon after they were found with drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies contacted Michael Carreon, 21, in the 73700 block of 29 Palms Highway at noon. Carreon and his companion, Carlos Fernandez, 19, both showed signs of being under the influence. During

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday for failing to register as a sex offender at his new address. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, 16 years ago Michael Kant, 61, was required to register as a sex offender, but he eluded law enforcement and left the state. He recently

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APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR THE 2014-2015 COUNTY GRAND JURY

The County is looking for citizens interested in serving on next year’s grand jury. Assignment Reporter Katie baker tells you how to apply…

Volunteers for the 2014/2015 San Bernardino County Grand Jury are now being requested. Successful applicants will serve as grand jurors for the period beginning July 1, 2014

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER COLLECTING OLD NEEDLES AND DRUGS

Prescription drugs and used needles end up in landfills and pose a danger to the environment and to people if not disposed of properly. The Hi-Desert Medical Center is sponsoring a collection drive for unwanted prescription drugs and used needles on Saturday, February 15, from 10 to 2 at the

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY PART OF PALM SPRINGS MODERNISM WEEK

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery is participating in Palm Springs Modernism Week. Reporter Dan Stork directs you to where you can find its pop-up gallery…

Works from a baker’s dozen of artists will be on exhibit at a pop-up show established by the Joshua Tree Art Gallery down the hill.

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FREE ENTRANCE TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK THIS WEEKEND

Free admission, warmer weather, longer days, and fewer crowds make this day a great time to visit a national park. To celebrate Presidents’ Day weekend, Joshua Tree National Park is waiving entrance fees Saturday, February 15, through Monday, February 17. Presidents’ Day weekend is generally the start of the busy

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS OPENS “ON GOLDEN POND” FEBRUARY 21

The St. Joseph’s Players, a Yucca Valley-based Community Theater group, is hard at work rehearsing the play “On Golden Pond”. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the show has a strong local cast and crew…

The St. Joseph’s Players’ production of the classic comedy/drama “On Golden Pond,” opens Friday, February 21, and

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER MIXER AT RAINBOW STEW THIS EVENING

Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will host the Chamber of Commerce’s February Mixer Thursday, February 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Rainbow Stew offers gifts, cards, and items of every description to feed the mind and spirit. Mixers are held quarterly as an opportunity for business people to network. Rainbow

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ROTARY CLUBS FOOD DRIVE TOMORROW

The combined Rotary Clubs of the Morongo Basin are holding a food drive from 9 a.m. To 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at the three area Stater Bros. stores. The drive will benefit local food banks. Non-perishable food and cash donations to buy food will be gratefully accepted. Donate early

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CAREER PATHWAYS GOLF TOURNAMENT MAY 2

Attention duffers: A golf tournament for a good cause is set for May 2. Reporter Dan Stork gets out his 9 iron…

Golfers, mark your calendars for the eighth annual Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways Foundation Golf Tournament. The date is set for Friday, May 2, at Tahquitz Creek

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School varsity boys’ basketball team beat Desert Hot Springs in a home game last night. Coach Michael Schneider said the Wildcats played a well-rounded game and came away with a lopsided 81-45 victory. This brings their record to 5-4 in the De Anza league, with Big

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SAYS NO TO HOWSER PROPERTY, GETS MUSICAL INVOCATION

The Twentynine Palms City Council met last night, after an “invocation” consisting of just music, they waded through personnel contracts, block grant allocations, a new phone system, and a NO to buying land from the Huell Howser estate. Reporter Dan Stork was there, listening along with the Council, and filed

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