HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan Varsity wrestling team is now 2-0 in De Anza League play, after drubbing the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles 70-3 yesterday. The JV Wresters won by forfeit as DHS did not field a JV team to wrestle against. Coach Brandon Whitbread said the Trojans

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MORE CARNAGE ON LOCAL ROADS, ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED IN THREE CRASHES

A 25-year-old male, assigned to the Twentynine Palms Marine Corp Base, was killed in a crash early Saturday morning. The man, who has not yet been identified by the coroner’s office, was driving a 1997 Ford Expedition northbound on Amboy Road about five miles north of Sheephole Pass east of

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LANDERS RESIDENTS MASS AGAINST SOLAR PROJECT, WILL APPEAL TODAY

The firm that wants to build a solar field in Landers arranged to meet with residents who were looking to appeal the approval of that project by the San Bernardino County Planning Commission. Reporter Dan Stork says the dialog that resulted was not to the firm’s liking… Following a mid-day

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FREE LUNCH FOR MORONGO VALLEY SENIORS TOMORROW

Morongo Valley seniors are invited to a free holiday luncheon Tuesday, December 16, at Covington Park in the Senior Nutrition Room. The luncheon will be from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Morongo Basin Transit will be providing bus service from Morongo Mobile Manor, Roadrunner and Valley View Mobile Home Parks.

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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT TELEPHONE SCAMS

The Sheriff’s Department is warning about a new scourge of telephone scams being run here in our Morongo Basin. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to protect yourself… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind citizens of the increasing frequency of telephone scams occurring throughout our county

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LOW-COST PET SPAY, NEUTER, MICROCHIP AND VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in December for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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CAST FOR “AN IDEAL HUSBAND” AT THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCED

Even as Shakespeare in Hollywood goes into its last weekend at Theatre 29, the cast has been chosen for the Oscar Wilde classic, “An Ideal Husband,” the first offering of Theater 29’s 2015 season. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… Co-directors Butch Pelfrey and Tom Highfill announce their

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30 p.m.

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TLC SEEKING SALAD SPONSORS

Tender Loving Christmas wouldn’t be Tender Loving Christmas without the fabulous lineup of salads. But someone has to make them. Reporter Dan Stork says you (or your organization) can help…

Tender Loving Christmas (TLC) Director Mara Cantelo is seeking salad sponsors for the TLC Christmas Day event, to be held

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team came home with first place in the Hesperia Christian Holiday Tournament Saturday with a 60-20 win over league rival Big Bear. Coach Jess Geeson said senior Ashley Priest scored a game-high 19 points while senior Celeste Reyes added nine points. Freshmen

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AN ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY IN JOSHUA TREE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery at a Joshua Tree fast-food restaurant early Wednesday morning. At 5:18, a man, identified only as a Hispanic adult male armed with a gun, came into Santana’s Restaurant and tried to kick in the kitchen door. When the employee heard the

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HAVOC LEADS TO A WOMAN’S ARREST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of beating up a man and wreaking havoc on his vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday by a man in the 74200 block of Pinon Drive in Twentynine Palms, who said that Shaunte

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SOLAR DEVELOPERS TO MEET WITH LANDERS RESIDENTS TOMORROW

A meeting has been set up between developers of a solar project in Landers and community residents. Reporter Dan Stork describes how it came about and when and where it will be…

In the wake of the December 4 approval by the San Bernardino County Planning Commission of a permit

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MORONGO AMBULANCE STRIKE TEAM CALLED FOR NURSES STRIKE

Morongo Basin Ambulance sent a strike team of ambulances to transfer patients from Arrowhead Regional Medical Center during a nurses’ strike Tuesday. Hundreds of nurses picketed outside the hospital starting Tuesday for two days, demanding higher wages and protesting working conditions. Hospital administrators called on multiple agencies in San Bernardino

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ANNUAL YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE TOMORROW NIGHT

The Annual Light Parade will be held tomorrow evening in Yucca Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker says bring the whole family, come see the parade and stay for the fun after…

The Annual Festival of Lights Parade is set to LIGHT UP THE WORLD Saturday, December 13, at 5:30 p.m. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS POST OFFICE OPEN TWO SUNDAYS

The Twentynine Palms Post Office will be open an additional two Sundays, December 14 and 21, from 10 to 2. No other post office in the Morongo Basin will be open on Sunday. The post office is located at 73839 Gorgonio Drive in Twentynine Palms. For more information, call 760-367-1161.

HI-DESERT CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND

A Morongo Basin holiday favorite—the annual Hi-Desert Chorus Holiday concert and sing-a-long—is this Saturday and Sunday. ROP Broadcast student Brendan Nguyen has your invitation…

According to the town of Yucca Valley, the Hi-Desert chorus is going to showcase a special holiday concert at the Yucca Valley Community Center’s Yucca Room

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TWENTYNINE PALMS’ FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PUPPET SHOP TOMORROW

First Baptist Church of Twentynine Palms will hold a puppet show and demonstration Saturday, December 13, at 11 a.m. The event includes a potluck lunch and guest speaker Pastor Garry Brooks of Wonder Valley Community Church.

SPONSORS, HOME, SOUGHT FOR REACH OUT PARADE OF HOMES

The 11th Annual Reach out fund-raiser “Parade of Homes” is looking for sponsors and participation. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to help…

Reach Out Morongo Basin has selected five homes for its 11th annual Parade of Homes tour, set for February 15, and is searching for one more

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STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCE IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. The lodge is located at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. This dance will be in celebration of the 53rd Anniversary of the Star Twirlers Square Dance Club. Pat Carnathan will

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