TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM STARTS MONDAY

Registration is now open for the Twentynine Palms Youth Club after-school program. The program offers literacy and math programs, P.E., as well as homework assistance for students in first through sixth grades. The after-school program, which starts August 24, is free for students at Oasis Elementary School; $100 for students

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ZUMBA CLASSES AT TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION

The Twentynine Palms Recreation is offering Zumba classes for children ages 4 to 11. Classes will be instructed by certified Zumba instructor Tanesha Atwell. Classes will be held at the Community Services building on Mondays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. for ages 4 to 6 and on Wednesdays from 6:00

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MISSING YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN FOUND DECEASED

A missing elderly Yucca Valley woman has been found deceased. According to a Sheriff’s report, an off-road rider found an older model Volvo car stuck on a rock in a wash near Palomar Avenue and Juarez Drive in Yucca Valley about 5 p.m. Monday. It appears the car’s driver, later

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FIRE AT LANDERS DUMP MONDAY AFTERNOON

Trash at the dump in Landers caught on fire Monday afternoon. County Fire Captain Bryan Hoverman said the fire at 59200 Winters Road was reported about 5:45 p.m. and was burning trash and tires. After fighting the fire for about 1 ½ hours, firefighters from Yucca Mesa Station 42 left

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BREAK-IN AT RACQUETBALL COURTS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS LUCKIE PARK

Thieves broke into the racquetball courts at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms sometime over the weekend. Twentynine Palms employees arrived at the courts about 9:30 Monday morning and discovered that unknown suspects had broken into the court and stole cash from a lock box, as well as a large bag

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TO HEAR FROM CONGRESSMAN COOK TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight. Congressman Cook, risk sharing and Public safety will be heard from and about tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look…

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley will give a presentation at the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting tonight. After a routine

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL CALLS SPECIAL MEETING FOR TOMORROW

Continuing the process to turn over responsibility for fire protection to the County, the Twentynine Palms City Council, will hold a special meeting tomorrow night at 6:00. The sole item on the agenda is consideration of a resolution of city fire services as required by the Local Agency Formation Commission.

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING HIS MOTHER

A Yucca Valley man is accused of beating up his mother Friday after she served him with a “no negative contact” restraining order. According to a Sheriff’s report, Mynor Marroquin, 40, became angry after he was served with a restraining order by his mother. The report states that about 3:30

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING HIS FATHER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday night, accused of injuring his father during a fight. According to a Sheriff’s report, the 77-year-old father called for help about 9:45 p.m., saying his son, Eric Jacobs, 49, was arguing with him and then the argument turned physical. The man said Jacobs

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BEWARE DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITORS

With the warmer weather that comes along with summer, so do the door-to-door solicitors. And while many operate fairly and honestly, there are ways to spot those who are simply looking for a quick buck. Reporter Dan Stork gives some tips on how to protect yourself from unscrupulous solicitors…

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SUPERVISOR RAMOS NAMES MARK LUNDQUIST MORONGO BASIN FIELD REP.

Third District County Supervisor James Ramos addressed yesterday’s meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council in Yucca Mesa. In a surprise, but long overdue, announcement, Ramos introduced 33-year Joshua Tree resident, Mark Lundquist, as his new field representative here. Lundquist is chairman of the Municipal Advisory Council, sits on the

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says state surplus, a special tax, and defining a super majority are all on the agenda…

In Morongo Valley, the Community Services District holds the regular third Tuesday meeting at 7 p.m. in the Covington Park Community

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BLOOD DRIVES IN JOSHUA TREE AND YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct two community blood drives on Wednesday, August 19. The first will be at the hospital in Joshua Tree from 10 to 2, followed by a blood drive at Vons in Yucca Valley from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 19. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will discuss the resignation of Trustee Sandra Gray, which is effective August 20. Gray was appointed in March 2015 and her term was

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LANDERS WOMAN SEEKS HELP FOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT

A 27-year-old Landers woman is asking the community to contribute to her life-saving kidney transplant operation. She spoke with reporter Rebecca Havely to share how you can help…

Z107.7: I’m speaking with Yessinia Herrera, 27, of Landers, a dialysis patient for the last five years. Yessinia, I understand you have

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SCHOOL BOARD IN WORKSHOP/STUDY SESSION TONIGHT

In a 5:30 p.m. work/study session tonight, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will review the single plans for student achievement for Landers, Morongo Valley, Palm Vista, and Oasis elementary schools. Those plans will be approved during the 7 p.m. open session. During a closed session, the board

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS 120 TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS

More than 120 students from across the Morongo Basin participated in a two-week camp at Twentynine Palms High School that exposed them to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, or STEAM. The students in grades 7 through 12 partnered with nine teachers to learn more about medical careers, computer engineering,

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CRITICAL MISSING PERSON ALERT

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An elderly Yucca Valley woman is missing, and her family is asking for the public’s help in finding her. About 9 a.m. Sunday morning, Jeanette Moss, 95, left her home in Yucca Valley to go to Walgreens. When she didn’t return, her family contacted the Sheriff’s Department. Jeannette Moss has

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ARREST MADE IN YUCCA VALLEY BANK BOMB THREAT

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A Morongo Valley man who called in a bomb threat to a bank in Yucca Valley last week was arrested Friday. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a man who identified himself as Steven Castillo called the Yucca Valley branch of Chase Bank four times Thursday morning between 9 and

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LOOKY-LOOS CRASH INTO A SHERIFF'S PATROL CAR

Looky-loos driving past a traffic crash on Highway 62 Sunday morning crashed into the back of a Sheriff’s patrol car. Luckily, no one was injured during the second crash. About 9:15 a.m., Gary Horn, 40, was driving a 2015 Toyota Sienna westbound on the highway. As he approached Monte Vista

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