TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY SPOUSAL ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Wednesday morning after he punched his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, when Colt Bergman, 22, and his wife returned home to the 6600 block of Mesquite Avenue about 2:30 a.m. from partying with friends, he started arguing with his wife. During the

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EIGHT LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS COMPETE IN DISTRICT SPELLING BEE

Local students from eight local students participated in a spelling bee… “Frequency…F-R-E-Q-U-E-N-C-Y, frequency!” That was the tie breaking word that won it for Yucca Mesa Elementary fifth grade student, Psypris Serano taking first place. When asked how it felt her reaction was, “When I heard I won, I

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FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Breaking Bread Ministry will serve up a free Meal and Fellowship tomorrow from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. The Desert Congregational church will serve spaghetti, salad and dessert.

CAR WASH TOMORROW TO BENEFIT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2016

The Twentynine Palms High School Class of 2016 will hold a benefit car wash tomorrow. The car wash will be held at the Twentynine Palms Del Taco from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Class of 2016 President Adriann Miller says all the proceeds will be going toward next year’s homecoming.

TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT TO SPLIT CELL PHONE TOWER RENT WITH FIRE DEPARTMENT

Last night, Z107.7 news reporter Taylor Thacker was at the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors regular monthly meeting. She reports that the three winners of the “Save Water” children’s poster contest were announced. Third place went to Devin Burkins, second place went to Kristen Dunphy, and first place

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT CELEBRATES TALENTED AND GIFTED CHILDREN

The Morongo Unified School District had a GATE Celebration displaying projects and programs that local students accomplished during the 2012-2013 school year. Reporter Chanda-Lyn Fraschetti gives the story…

The Gate Program offers after-school training to students that have been identified as “talented and gifted.” This year’s celebration took place at

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LUCKIE PARK POOL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS OPENS THIS WEEKEND

The Twentynine Palms City public pool in Luckie Park will open Memorial Day weekend. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday the pool will be open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Admission prices are $3 for adults, $2.75 for children and $1.25 for senior citizens. Twenty use passes are available for $30. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GETS NATIONAL RECOGNITION

Twentynine Palms High School has been given national recognition. Chanda-Lyn Frashetti has the kudos …..

For the first time, U.S. News and World Reports magazine has nationally ranked Twentynine Palms High School with a bronze medal, nationally ranking it with the best high schools in 2013. The criteria for being

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS WITH WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the will discuss both water and fire business…

On May 22, at 6 p.m., at 72401 Hatch Road, the Twentynine Palms Water District Board will have its usual meeting. This week they will discuss the

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CARNIVAL CAPS OFF JUNIOR TENNIS SEASON

The Morongo Basin Tennis Association’s 13th annual family tennis carnival, held Saturday at Jacobs Park in Yucca Valley, marked the conclusion of the 2013 Junior Team Tennis season by honoring players, team moms, dads, and coaches. Tournament winners were Robbie Kizer, first place; Jack Ingram, second place; and Jessica Fairfield,

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors meets tonight. Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on the agenda…

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors meets tonight in a special session at Agency offices under the old water tower on Cherokee Trail in Landers. The meeting starts at

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION IN 20TH CODE UPDATE SESSION TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight. Reporter Dan Stork said the important task of reviewing development codes goes on….

The only item on the agenda of the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission for its May 21 meeting is the 20th study session on the Development Code update. This session will

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday, accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Erwinthans Boyd, 36, of the 7300 block of Araby Avenue, was arguing with his girlfriend, who is 9 months pregnant, about 6:30 p.m. when the argument turned physical. The report states that

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MORE DELAYS ON THE MORONGO GRADE TODAY AND TOMORROW

Be prepared for delays again today on the Morongo Grade between 9:00 and 3:00. Southern California Edison will be replacing an electrical pole along Highway 62 on the Morongo Grade. The pole replacement will require that traffic be stopped between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., for up to 30 minutes,

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COMBAT CENTER NAMED BEST MARINE BASE IN THE COUNTRY, AGAIN

The Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms was named Monday as the best base to live, work, and play in the Marine Corps. For the fifth time, and for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year, the Combat Center was awarded the Installation Excellence Award. This presidential award recognizes one

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EDISON WORKING ON THE MORONGO GRADE THE NEXT THREE DAYS

Be prepared for possible delays on the Morongo Grade between 9:00 and 3:00. In addition to the extensive repaving work on State Route 62 between Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree, the trenching between Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, and the median work at the west end of Yucca Valley, Southern

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MARK JUNE 1 FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS STREET FAIR AND CAR SHOW

Get your wheels signed up and mark June 1 on the calendar. ROP broadcast student Mark Kruzie invites you to the annual street fair and car show…

Don’t have anything planned the first of June? Twentynine Palms is holding their thirteenth annual Car show and fair. On Saturday, June 1,

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES IN CIF FINALS

Twentynine Palms High School track athletes Diante Aiken and Marcus Chestnut wrapped up their careers as high school athletes on Saturday, May 18, at Mount San Antonio College. Both returned to CIF Finals, earning 18 points for the Wildcats. Chestnut earned fourth place in the 110-meter high hurdles with a

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FOOD BANK MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin

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REACH OUT CRAFT CLASS MONDAY

Reach Out Morongo Basin will be hosting a free craft class on Monday, May 20, at 12:30 p.m. at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center – 6539 Adobe Rd. Joni Daniel of Stampin’ Up will help participants make greeting cards to send to our active duty military personnel overseas in honor

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