BEWARE OF GRAND JURY SCAM

The San Bernardino County Grand Jury warns residents that scammers are asking people to pay money due to missing a summons for a grand jury appearance. A resident was recently contacted by an alleged Sheriff’s lieutenant, who said an arrest warrant had been issued because the person had failed to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS KIWANIS SPONSOR THEATRE 29 OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY

The Twentynine Palms Kiwanis Club will sponsor this Friday’s opening night gala at Theatre 29. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to get tickets…

Opening night for Theatre 29’s next production, “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estates Town’s Women’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery” opens Friday, February 28. The play,

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NESTING RAPTORS CAUSE CLOSURE OF SOME JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CLIMBING ROUTES

Seven climbing routes in the Indian Cove area of Joshua Tree National Park have been temporarily closed, the Park Service announced Monday. Park Superintendent Mark Butler signed a temporary emergency closure notice due to raptors who are nesting in the area. The closed climbing routes include Slatanic Area, Rattlesnake Buttress,

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DUAL TWENTYNINE PALMS AND YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT THURSDAY

The Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley High School music departments will hold a combined concert Thursday in the Twentynine Palms Wildcat Gym. Doors open at 6:15 and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. The concert will feature band and choral songs with both schools performing together, with

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TWENTYNINE PALMS BASKETBALL BOOSTER REVERSE RAFFLE SATURDAY

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. We are only selling 200 tickets at $100 each. All 200 tickets

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LOCAL SCHOOL CUSTODIAN ACCUSED OF PRODUCING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

A Morongo Unified School district custodian was arraigned last week by a federal grand jury with production of child pornography. According to the FBI, Matthew Frazer, 42, of Yucca Valley, was arrested January 31 at his place of employment. Sheriff sources say he was arrested at Twentynine Palms Junior High

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2-1-1 SERVICE PROVIDING FREE REFERRALS COUNTYWIDE

San Bernardino County is part of a nationwide service that provides free referrals to Californians who need help for everything from basic needs to job training or tax filing. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how dialing 2-1-1 could help you…

Each year in California, about 2 ½ million people turn

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MOTORCYCLE RIDE TOMORROW TO BENEFIT LOCAL HOMELESS VETERANS

Attention motorcycle riders: Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will be taking donations to Martha’s Kitchen in Indio with a 30 percent veteran population, and come back to Yucca Valley to give out more donations to MB Haven this Saturday, the 22nd. The run starts at 9:00 a.m. from Razor Fades,

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COUNTY OFFERING FREE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH FOR MILITARY

A San Bernardino County program offers free behavioral heath services for military service members and their families. All active duty and retired military personnel, reservists, or National Guard who have served on or after September 11, 2001, and their families are eligible. Services include confidential behavioral health assessments, rehabilitative support,

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ROTARY CLUB FOOD DRIVE COLLECTED 59,633 MEALS

The four Rotary Clubs of the Morongo Basin collected enough food to provide more than 59,600 meals for residents during its first annual food drive last week. The Valentine’s Day food drive collected bags of food at Stater Brothers East in Yucca Valley; each bag contained 10 food items that

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FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

On February 22, the United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will be serving with the Food for Life program, a meal of baked chicken, baked potato, vegetables, salad and dessert. The meal is served in the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall from 3 to 5 p.m. This is

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL WINS 1ST ROUND CIF PLAY-OFF

Last night in Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat Gym, in the first round of CIF playoffs, the Twentynine Palms girls’ basketball team won against Flintridge Sacred Heart, 73 to 47. Coach Tim Stanford said freshman Tatiyanna Mackall had 17 points, Nokomis Cabrera had 16 points, and Andraliah Lee had 13

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CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THEATRE 29 COMEDY MURDER MYSTERY

Casting is complete for the second production at Theatre 29, the Morongo Basin’s premiere playhouse. “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery: Murder at Checkmate Manor,” directed by theater veteran Marty Neider, is a comedy by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr. about a drama group

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FOUR MARINES DECORATED FOR HEROISM YESTERDAY

Four Twentynine Palms Marines from 1st Battalion, 7th Marines were decorated for heroism in Afghanistan during a ceremony yesterday aboard the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. First Lt. Kenneth Conover III and Sgt. Kenneth Rick were awarded a Silver Star for their leadership actions, while Staff Sgt. Joshua Brodrick and

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REACH-OUT PARADE OF HOMES CALLED “A WONDERFUL SUCCESS”

Reach Out Morongo Basin’s 10th Annual Parade of Homes, held Sunday, was heralded as “a wonderful success” according to Executive Director Robin Schlosser. Schlosser said that 210 parade goers enjoyed the homes and raised $9,000 for Reach Out Morongo Basin’s community programs. She added, “The pit stop at Park Rock

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THE DESERT’S DEEP DARK SECRETS AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s The Limit and Joshua Tree National Park will explore the desert’s dark secrets during a lecture and presentation Saturday. Park Ranger Sarah Jane Pepper will talk about “The Dark Side of Joshua Tree National Park” and the animals that come out after the sun goes down, and how light

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KIDS CRAFT CORNER AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY SATURDAY

Some fun for the kids this Saturday at the Twentynine Palms Library. Reporter Taylor Thacker has more on the Kids Craft Corner…

Introduce your children to their creative side this Saturday at the Twentynine Palms Library. On February 22, beginning at 2:30 p.m., the library will be having a craft

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FREE HEART-TO-HEART LUNCHEON FOR MILITARY WOMEN

Area military women are being invited to a special luncheon event in Palms Springs next month. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the invitation…

Active duty military women and the wives of active duty military from Twentynine Palms will be honored at a luncheon in Cathedral City in March. Heart to

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MANDATORY SPRING ATHLETICS MEETING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT

Attention Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat athletes, there will be a mandatory parent and student athlete meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Wildcat Gymnasium. If you are participating in a spring sport and you have not attended a meeting earlier this school year, you and a parent/guardian must attend.

NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART MESS HALL TO BE DEDICATED ON THE MARINE BASE

The Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will dedicate a state-of-the-art mess hall Tuesday in honor of a Twentynine Palms Marine who was the first Marine to receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the Iraq War. Cpl. Jason L. Dunham is also the first Marine to receive

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