TWO KILLED IN TWO FATAL CRASHES THURSDAY NIGHT

Two people were killed Thursday night in two separate traffic crashes. At 8:41 p.m., a bicyclist, riding the wrong way against traffic on westbound Valle Vista, just east of Condor Road in Twentynine Palms, was struck and killed by a vehicle. The names of the driver and the bicyclist have

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15-YEAR-OLD BOY ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AGAINST 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL

A 15-year-old boy is in custody, accused of committing sex crimes against a child. Details are scarce due to the ages of the suspect and the girl, but about 8 a.m. Wednesday, deputies were called to a home in the 6700 block of Elk Trail in Twentynine Palms where the

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POKER RUN FUNDRAISER FOR HOMELESS VETS TOMORROW

Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will hold its first Poker Run fundraiser for homeless veterans Saturday, March 22. All are welcome. Start time is 7 a.m. at the Change for Vets Thrift Store, 5758 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms. The poker run will make three stops in Joshua Tree National

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KIDS CRAFTS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

The Twentynine Palms Library is hosting an A-MAZE-ing craft on Saturday, March 22, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kids will make their very own maze out of paint, cardboard, and their imagination. All supplies will be provided. This is a free program and is open to the public. No

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SCHOOL BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL WORKSHOP MEETING TODAY

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will participate in a work study session at noon today in the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College. Led by a consultant for the California School Board Association, board members will discuss governance practices, including unity of purpose, roles, responsibilities, norms and

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WILDCAT GIRLS’ SWIM TEAM WINS, BOYS’ TEAM LOSES

The Twentynine Palms High School girls swim team won their first meet of the season against Apple Valley Wednesday, 120 to 50. Earning qualifying times for the CIF 200-meter medley relay were Hanna Beard, Gabby Crank, Darrien Reig, and Nokomis Cabrera. Reig also earned qualifying times for CIF on the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS MUSICAL “FORBIDDEN BROADWAY” THIS WEEKEND

The Broadway Musical Parody, “Forbidden Broadway” will play this Friday and Saturday night at Twentynine Palms High School. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get tickets…

The ITS drama department of Twentynine Palms High School invites you to come be a part of “Forbidden Broadway,” a musical about other

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A WIN FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat Golf team notched its first preseason victory yesterday (Wednesday, March 19) beating Maywood Palm Valley 237-240 at Desert Winds Golf Course. Coach Grant Whipple said standouts for the Wildcats were Brandon Steffin, with a sizzling 2 under par 34, followed by Ty Lueken with

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MOBILE HOME PARK FIRE DESTROYS 2-STORY RESIDENCE

A fire at a Twentynine Palms mobile home park completely destroyed a two-story residence Tuesday afternoon. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Captain Matt Helmkamp, firefighters from Twentynine Palms, the Combat Center, and Wonder Valley were called to the blaze at the Singing Trees Mobile Home Park, 74685 Amboy Road, at

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TRAFFIC STOP RESULTS IN TWO ARRESTS

A traffic stop for expired license plate tags resulted in the arrest of two men Monday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Mojave Avenue and 29 Palms Highway about 2:45 Monday for having expired tags. The driver, Daniel Weber, 33, was arrested

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2014 BOYS STATE REPRESENTATIVES NAMED

The Joshua Tree American Legion Post 761 recently announced that seven area juniors have been named as the 2014 Boys’ State delegates. Delegates from Twentynine Palms High School are Jared Burks, Dylan Martinez and Francisco Romo, with Vincent Thomas as an alternate. From Joshua Springs Christian School is Eddie Costello,

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MOTORCYCLE RUN SATURDAY TO BENEFIT HOMELESS VETERANS

Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will hold its first Poker Run fundraiser for homeless veterans this Saturday, March 22. All are welcome. Start time is 7 a.m. at the Change for Vets Thrift Store, 5758 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms. The poker run will make three stops in Joshua Tree

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SKY’S THE LIMIT EVENING WITH THE COSMOS SATURDAY NIGHT

The Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold “An Evening with the Cosmos” this Saturday night. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her telescope…

The public is invited for an evening with the cosmos on Saturday, March 22 starting at 7 p.m. at Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat Golf Team is 0-3 in preseason play. The ’Cats traveled to Apple Valley and Maywood Palm Valley last week and lost both matches. On Monday, the ’Cats hosted Apple Valley and suffered their first home loss. Coach Grant Whipple said the ’Cats played hard

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COUNTY OFFERING VETERANS SERVICES LOCALLY

The County Veterans Affairs Office in San Bernardino sends a service representative to the Morongo Basin two days a week. Misty Taylor is at the County Building, 56357 Pima Trail, in Yucca Valley every Tuesday from 9 to 3. Taylor visits Twentynine Palms on Wednesdays. She is at 73629 Sun

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION WITH MULTIPLE PUBLIC HEARINGS TONIGHT

Multiple public hearings are scheduled for Twentynine Palms Planning Commission this week. Reporter Dan Stork says they’re about variances, a permit, and unpaved roads…

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will hold three public hearings at its March 18 meeting. The first is on a variance request to relax the rules

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REACH OUT PROGRAM, “INDEGESTION IS NOT NORMAL,” IS TOMORROW

Reach Out Morongo Basin will be hosting a senior and adult holistic health seminar tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center on Adobe Rd, The title of the seminar is “Indigestion is NOT Normal.” This 30 minute program provides practical inexpensive ways to prevent and treat indigestion

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat Track and Field team traveled to Temecula for the Great Oak Distance Invitational. Junior Steven Bloomfield earned a 17 second personal record in the 1600 meters; Makya Bullion was 0.34 seconds off the freshman meet record, but placed third and scored six points for

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TURTLE ROCK CASINO TO OPEN MARCH 31

After 10 months of construction, Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms will hold its grand opening March 31. The opening ceremony will start with a ribbon cutting at 5 p.m., after which patrons will be invited inside to play slots, poker, table games, and listen to live entertainment. Tribal Chairman

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TWO STRUCTURE FIRES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS OVER THE WEEKEND

Saturday, firefighters from Wonder Valley were called to a structure fire shortly before 6:30 a.m. in the 2800 block of Marks Road in Wonder Valley. The home was filled with smoke when firefighters arrived. The resident told firefighters she had left a candle burning unattended in a bedroom, which is

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