TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday for failing to register as a sex offender at his new address. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, 16 years ago Michael Kant, 61, was required to register as a sex offender, but he eluded law enforcement and left the state. He recently

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FREE ENTRANCE TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK THIS WEEKEND

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 15, through Monday, February 17. Presidents’ Day weekend is generally the start of the busy

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ROTARY CLUBS FOOD DRIVE TOMORROW

The combined Rotary Clubs of the Morongo Basin are holding a food drive from 9 a.m. To 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at the three area Stater Bros. stores. The drive will benefit local food banks. Non-perishable food and cash donations to buy food will be gratefully accepted. Donate early

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School varsity boys’ basketball team beat Desert Hot Springs in a home game last night. Coach Michael Schneider said the Wildcats played a well-rounded game and came away with a lopsided 81-45 victory. This brings their record to 5-4 in the De Anza league, with Big

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SAYS NO TO HOWSER PROPERTY, GETS MUSICAL INVOCATION

The Twentynine Palms City Council met last night, after an “invocation” consisting of just music, they waded through personnel contracts, block grant allocations, a new phone system, and a NO to buying land from the Huell Howser estate. Reporter Dan Stork was there, listening along with the Council, and filed

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CONGRESSMAN COOK VOTES TO RESTORE MILITARY COLA

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley voted to restore the full Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to all military retirees. This would undo the recent reduction to COLA and ensure that all veterans receive the full benefits that they were promised. The restoration of COLA for veterans passed the House

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FOUR MORE BURGLARIES, ATTEMPTED BURGLARIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Four more Twentynine Palms businesses experienced burglaries or attempted break-ins Monday night. Two adjoining businesses in the 6400 block of Cholla Avenue reported Monday morning that a burglar had gained entrance and stole a computer, jewelry, and a purse. In addition, two adjacent businesses in the 73500 block of Twentynine

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PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

This week’s Twentynine Palms Library’s preschool story time will be celebrating Valentine’s Day, by reading Valentine’s Day-themed stories and creating homemade valentines. Plan to attend preschool story time tomorrow at 11 a.m. Children are invited to bring something from home to share, if they wish. Parents and babysitters are invited

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REVERSE RAFFLE TO BENEFIT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PROGRAM

The Twentynine Palms Boys Basketball Booster Club is holding a Reverse Raffle on March 1, beginning at 5:00 pm. The Grand Prize is $5,000, and tickets include a great tri-tip dinner for two prepared by Chef Larry Bowden. The Boosters are only selling 200 tickets at $100 each. All 200

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host Desert Hot Springs at home. Tip-off for the girls is at 6 p.m., the boys start at 7:30.

 

The Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will travel away to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING, SPOUSE ABUSE SUNDAY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday, accused of kidnapping and spouse abuse after he barricaded himself inside his home. According to Sheriff’s Corporal Steve Everhart, shortly before 8 p.m., deputies were called to the Combat Center’s off-base housing in the 5900 block of Aztec Avenue after a neighbor called

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, ACQUISITION OF HOWSER LAND ON AGENDA

Block grant priorities, filling vacant city posts, and acquisition of land owned by the estate of a well-loved resident (now deceased) are among the topics at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting. Dan Stork tells what else is doing…

After starting the 6 p.m. open session with a presentation to

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS BUSINESSES BROKEN INTO

Two businesses were broken into over the weekend in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, doors to a business in the 5800 and 6400 blocks of Adobe Road were damaged during break-ins Saturday night. The business owner in the 5800 block said it was cost between $600 and $800

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HELP NEEDED FOR LOCAL HOMELESS VETERANS

There are many homeless veterans in the Morongo Basin who are lacking the necessities to keep warm and fed. A new organization, Vets Cruzin for a Cause, is collecting jackets, blankets, and food to distribute to these homeless vets. If you have old jackets, blankets, and food you can spare,

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MORONGO BASIN MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL STOOD UP BY COUNTY LAND USE SERVICES, AGAIN, PUNTS

After County Land Use Services—for the second month in a row—cancelled at the last minute, a commitment to attend a Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting, the two top aides to Supervisor James Ramos stepped in to discuss local concerns about that department’s procedures. Reporter Dan Stork tells what they

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ soccer team traveled to Big Bear for a De Anza League game yesterday. Coach Scott Phillips said the Lady Trojans jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but were unable to keep it losing by the score of 3-2. Senior Teresa Nava had one goal,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR MAKES GOAL, GOING TO CARNEGIE HALL

After months of fund-raising, including a live radiothon here on Z107.7, the Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir has met their goal and will be going to Carnegie Hall in April to perform. After being just one of 17 choirs selected from all over the country to participate, the only

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT AT JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY CENTER

Solar fields, retail stores, housing developments—it’s all about land use. And so is the special report and the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting tonight, says Dan Stork…

The featured Special Report at the February 10 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC has the two top aides to Third District

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB OFFER PARENTS A VALENTINES NIGHT OUT

The Twentynine Palms Youth Club is offering parents the opportunity to have a kid-free Valentine’s night out. Parents can drop off their children, age 5 and older, at the Twentynine Palms Youth Club in Luckie. The children will be supervised from 6 p.m. to midnight, with dinner, a DJ, crafts,

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YUCCA VALLEY GIRLS’ SOCCER WINS ‘BATTLE OF THE CUP’ AGAINST TWENTYNINE PALMS

In the inaugural “Battle of the Cup,” the Yucca Valley High School Girls Soccer team hosted the Wildcats from Twentynine Palms High School. Coach Scott Philips said the Lady Trojans controlled the game and prevailed with a 7-0 score. Sophomore goalie Nikole Cody tie the record for shutouts in a

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