FIREFIGHTERS SAVE TWENTYNINE PALMS HOUSE

An aggressive attack by Twentynine Palms firefighters saved a house yesterday afternoon. According to Fire Chief Jim Thompson, Twentynine Palms firefighters, assisted by fire fighters from the Combat Center and Wonder Valley, were dispatched to a home in the 73000 block of Sun Valley Drive at 1:09 p.m. Upon arrival,

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER GETS GOLD SEAL ACCREDITATION

A surprise inspection of the Hi-Desert Medical Center has resulted in a top grade. Z107.7 reporter Mike Lipsitz says the local hospital got high marks… Hi-Desert Medical Center has been re-accredited for meeting state-of-the-art national standards for health care quality and safety as determined by The Joint Commission, the nation’s

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY OPEN LATE TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery will hold its opening reception for its new show on Saturday, February 14, during the Saturday night Art Crawl from 6 to 8 p.m. More than a dozen artists will be on display during the new show, which runs through March 7. The gallery is

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FEE-FREE DAYS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

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 14, through Monday, February 16. Managing editor Tami Roleff urges area residents to take advantage

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JOSHUA TREE VFW KITCHEN BUSY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will not serve up a Friday night dinner. Instead, it will have a Valentine’s Day rib-eye steak barbecue on Saturday, February 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance only. There is no Sunday breakfast this

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING FREE MEALS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food for Life serves hot, nutritious meals from 3 to 5 p.m. each Saturday at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms.

SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH AT DESERT CONGREGATIONAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church on Saturday, February 14, at 7 p.m. Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road. Call 760-361-0086 for a free ride.

DESERT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HIKE SUNDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church of Yucca Valley hosts a Valentine weekend potluck and hike. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how you can join the fun… A hike for the whole family is planned for this Sunday, February 15, by the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church of Yucca Valley. Prior to the hike,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball finished DeAnza league play against rival Yucca Valley High School last night. Coach Michael Schneider said it turned out to be a fierce battle throughout, with high tensions and stakes. After jumping to a 10-point lead for most of the game, Yucca Valley fought

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HOMICIDE INVESTIGATING DEATH OF 4-WEEK-OLD BABY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Homicide investigators are investigating the death of a four-week-old baby boy in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies and paramedics were called to a home in the 8500 block of Amador about 4:30 a.m. Monday for a baby who was not breathing. Despite life-saving attempts, the baby

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL WANTS MORE TIME ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA ORDINANCE

The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. today. The sole item on the agenda is to approve an agreement with the proponents of the medical marijuana dispensary initiative. The agreement would buy more time for the council to continue its negotiations with the proponents

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE ENGINE PURCHASE PUT ON HOLD—FOR NOW

The purchase of a new Fire Engine for Morongo Valley has been put on hold, for now anyway. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at last night’s CSD meeting, and explains… The board of directors for the Morongo Valley Community Services District put their discussion about a new fire engine on

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COUNTERFEIT BILLS FOUND

Counterfeit bills were found in a vacant home in Yucca Valley Tuesday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, the home in the 55400 block of Onaga Trail was in foreclosure, and when an employee from the foreclosure company went to the home about 3:30 Tuesday, he found a safe with

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AUDITIONS SET FOR “WAIT UNTIL DARK” AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 announces auditions for their third show of the 2015 season. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast break down… Theatre 29 director Ben Bees will hold open auditions for the suspense thriller, “Wait Until Dark,” on Monday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. He is looking to cast five to

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GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE OPEN LATE FOR SATURDAY ART CRAWL

Gallery 62, the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council’s gallery in downtown Joshua Tree, will be open late Saturday, February 14, for an artists’ reception. Five artists will be featured at the gallery this month: paintings by Marcia Geiger, Lenne Rosen-Kabe and Susan Abbott; ceramics by Ed Keesling; and black and

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ART SHOW RECEPTION SATURDAY

The “Invention, Reinvention” Art Show at Copper Mountain College has opened. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says a reception will be held Saturday evening… The “Invention, Reinvention” art show hosted by Copper Mountain College’s Art Program at the Ada Hatch Center is now open. The artwork will be on display from 12

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, February 14. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 6 p.m. and end about 11:30 p.m. Jupiter will be bright and four of its moons will be visible. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs, and dress for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL CLINCHES LEAGUE TITLE

The Twentynine Palms High School Girls Basketball team has clinched first place in the DeAnza League. Tuesday, the Lady Wildcats traveled to Desert Mirage and won 61-to-33, to raise their record to 19-and-6 overall, and 11-and-0 in league play. Coach Tim Stanford said Lindsey Scamman led all scorers with 16

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports action today, the Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will compete against each other in Yucca Valley. The girls start at 6, the boys at 7:30.

The Joshua Springs Lightning boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host Mesa Grande Academy

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TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT

Two people were arrested following a high-speed police pursuit that started in Apple Valley and ended in Landers Tuesday afternoon. According to the Sheriff’s Department, about 1:30 p.m., deputies noticed that a white Honda was being driven without any license plates, and attempted a traffic stop on Highway 18 in

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