FREE SIX-WEEK MATURE DRIVING CLASS STARTS TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Library will offer a free six-week mature driver education class beginning tomorrow, Wednesday August 20. This six-week continuous class will cover information needed to pass the DMV written exam. Seniors can join the class at any time from August 20 through September 24; no pre-registration is necessary.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT VACATION HOME RENTALS AND SIGN CODES

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission deals with vacation home rentals and the municipal sign code. Dan Stork has the full agenda… At its August 19 meeting, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will plan its next step on vacation home rentals. The published agenda refers to a future agenda item with

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PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME STARTS THURSDAY AT THE 29 PALMS LIBRARY

Pre-school story time at the Twentynine Palms Library is beginning again. Three-, four-, and five-year olds are invited to attend. Programs are held on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. starting August 21and will run through September 25 at the Twentynine Palms Library. A different letter of the alphabet will be featured

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS LOOKING FOR SPONSORSHIPS

The Twentynine Palms High School Cheerleading squad is looking for your help. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the squad is looking for sponsors… The Twentynine Palms High School cheerleaders are beginning to prepare for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Their goal this year is to receive sponsors in order for their program

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RAFFLE TO BENEFIT DESERT CHRIST PARK IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Desert Christ Park Foundation is holding a raffle to raise money for the park in Yucca Valley. A matted, framed, and signed black-and-white photo of one of the statues in the park, “Suffer the Children,” by photographer Phil Dunham will be won in a raffle drawing, set for November

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE ON CORWIN CASE

The body of Erin Corwin, reported missing from the Twentynine Palms Marine Base June 29th, was found Saturday in a 140 foot deep mineshaft, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Her alleged lover, Former Corporal Brandon Lee, was arrested on homicide charges in Anchorage, Alaska Sunday night. Corwin,

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SHERIFF TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY ON ERIN CORWIN CASE

The alleged lover of missing Marine wife Erin Corwin is behind bars in Anchorage, Alaska after an extensive search was conducted over the weekend for Corwin in 29 Palms. Federal Agents arrested Lee at about 10 pm last night and he is being held at the Anchorage Correctional Complex.

The

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SMALL EARTHQUAKE RATTLES NEARBY BIG BEAR

A small earthquake has struck the Nearby Big Bear area last night, no damages or injuries were reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.7 quake struck at 9:55 p.m. It was centered 4 miles north of Big Bear City at a depth of about 4 miles. Hundreds of people

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PIONEER DAYS THEME ANNOUNCED, ARTWORK SOUGHT

The Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days, set for October 17 through 19, is getting off to a great start. The Twentynine Palms Chamber selected this year’s Pioneer Days theme. “Pioneers & Patriots”, submitted by B.J. Duke, is the winner of the 2014 theme competition. Artwork is now sought to depict the

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY SEEKS OKTOBERFEST SPONSORS

The Yucca Valley Oktoberfest event is set for October 25. The event is being put on by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says even though the event is a way off, they are now looking for sponsors…. The Yucca Valley Rotary and Chamber of Commerce are

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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 tomorrow and the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and

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15-YEAR-OLD GIRL ARRESTED FOR STABBING HER FATHER

A 15-year-old girl was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of stabbing her father. According to a Sheriff’s report, the girl called 911 just after midnight Tuesday to report her 49-year-old father was abusing her mother. The report states the girl and her father were arguing in the 8500 block of

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MARINE ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A staff sergeant on the Marine Base in Twentynine Palms was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the base’s Child Development Center at 1:50 p.m. after child care workers found a girl had sustained injuries. Deputies discovered the girl had

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MILD EARTHQUAKE RATTLES THE LANDERS AREA LAST NIGHT

A light earthquake rattled the Landers area last night. Sheriff’s dispatchers said there were no reports of damage or other problems. The magnitude-3.8 quake struck at 8:57 p.m. Thursday, in a sparsely settled area near Happy Trail and Adams Road, roughly 1 1/2 miles northeast of 247 and Linn Road,

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A 248-UNIT JOSHUA TREE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IS MOVING CLOSER

In November, 2013, we told the Z107.7 community of renewed planning for a 248-unit residential project in Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork says an initial environmental report has been issued for the Alta Mira housing development… The San Bernardino County Land Use Department has released the Initial Study Environmental Checklist

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CHP DUI CHECKPOINT TOMORROW NIGHT

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI checkpoint tomorrow, Saturday, August 16, from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. in the Joshua Tree area. Drug Recognition Experts will be on site to provide on-the-spot assessments of drivers suspected of drug use. The officers will also be equipped with hand held

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YUCCA VALLEY CHECKPOINT TONIGHT

And this reminder, the Yucca Valley Police Department will conduct a DUI/drivers’ license checkpoint tonight, Friday, August 15, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location.

FINAL YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT

Tomorrow night’s Yucca Valley summer concert will be the final of this 20th season. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to enjoy the sounds of the New Sensations Band… Join M.C. Pat Michaels of Z107.7 at the final concert of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival, which will feature the New

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A LAST-MINUTE FILING FOR HOSPITAL BOARD

A last-minute filing will see one more name on the ballot for Hi-Desert Memorial Hospital District Board of Directors. Paul Hoffman and Marge Doyle will be joined by Dan McLure, who filed Wednesday afternoon. Appointed incumbent Joseph Sullivan, is running unopposed for the short-term seat.

DESERT INSTITUTE TO OFFER NATURAL SCIENCES COURSES

The Desert Institute is offering fascinating classes about our Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Cara Conway tells you how to sign up for classes in Natural Sciences… Discover the vast selection of natural species in Joshua Tree National Park. Five courses—including topics on snakes and insects of the desert, lichen

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