CAT LOST IN 29 PALMS

CAT LOST IN 29 PALMS

Male, short hair American yellow and white tabby, no collar.

Split Rock and Highway 62 in 29 Palms.

Call: Diana 904-631-7112

ORANGE & WHITE CAT LOST IN 29 PALMS

ORANGE & WHITE CAT LOST IN 29 PALMS

Domestic short hair orange and white.

Muzzel has some orange and looks like a mustache.

Lost near: Split Rock and 29 Palms Highway in Twentynine Palms.

Call: Diana 904-631-7112

MAN KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MONDAY IDENTIFIED AS A MARINE

The victim in a Monday fatal stabbing in Twentynine Palms was a 21-year-old Marine from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where his family lives. Dominique
Clement was attacked and killed in the Vista Del Sol Military housing complex near Luckie Park. He was stationed at the nearby Twentynine Palms U.S. Marine base. William Olivo, 25, also of Twentynine Palms, was arrested in connection with the killing after responding deputies found him outside the residence armed with a knife. He was booked the West Valley Detention Center where he is being held on $1 million bail for investigation of murder, assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats, and intimidating a witness. Anyone with information regarding this investigation
is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Travis Randolph at 909-387-3589.

SHERIFF IDENTIFIES BODIES FOUND IN RIMROCK AREA

Sheriff’s investigators have identified the elderly couple found dead in their Rimrock home late last month. On January 25th, Deputies performing a welfare check on a couple in the Rimrock area North of Pioneertown found the couple dead inside their home. The couple has been identified as Donald Osborne, 78, and Abigail Osborne, 74. A neighbor called deputies about 2:30 p.m. January 25th to ask them to check on their home in the 53200 block of Coyote Road after he went to check on his friends and was unable to get in the home, but all their vehicles were parked out front. Arriving deputies found all the doors and windows locked and had to force entry to get in. Inside they found Donald and Abigail Osborne dead of apparent natural causes. The cause of death is still pending. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760)366-4175.

HEAVY HAULER DRIVER KILLED IN MORONGO VALLEY CRASH IDENTIFIED

A man killed Wednesday night when a modified heavy haul big-rig trailer he was driving jack-knifed on the highway in Morongo Valley has been identified. The County Coroner said at 10:07 p.m., paramedics responded to a single vehicle collision at the intersection of Twentynine Palms
Highway and Fobes Road in Morongo Valley. Paramedics located 44-year-old Gregory William Cross of Salinas with traumatic injuries. Cross was the
driver of a semi-tractor trailer with two trailers attached being escorted by the California Highway patrol that jackknifed for an unknown reason. Cross was pronounced deceased at the scene at 10:15 pm.

RADIOTHON FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR TOMORROW

If you believe, like we do, that “travel is the best form of education,” join us for the Z107.7 “Send Our Kids to Washington” Radiothon February 10. With your help, this is one delegation guaranteed to bring some harmony to our nation’s capital. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…

They call it a Spring Performance Tour of Washington, D.C., a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and with community help the Yucca Valley High School
Select Choir aims to be part of it. The Z107.7 “Send Our Kids to Washington” Radiothon will be live February 10 from noon to 5 p.m. asking
businesses and individuals alike to step up and help our students set out for five days that include choral clinics with the directors and choirs at some of the capital’s most prestigious universities. Later they will perform for audiences at the Lincoln Memorial, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and for wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. And in between, there will be time to visit the U.S. Capitol and National Mall, the White House, the Smithsonian, and more.

To learn more or become an early sponsor, contact:

Z107.7, Gary Daigneault: 760-366-8471
Yucca Valley High School Music Boosters: 760-401-2675
E-mail questions or requests for information to: yv-band@me.com

Make checks payable to:
Yucca Valley High School Music Boosters
7600 Sage Avenue
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

The Yucca Valley High School Music Boosters are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax I.D. #20-0805620).

YV2DC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/YV2DC/

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD PREPARING FOR ACCREDITATION

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees met yesterday for the first time This spring semester. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details…

Copper Mountain College Superintendent/President Jeff Cummings says that the Institutional Self-Evaluation Report will be ready in time for accreditation; that will occur in March 2019. The self-study committee will work on the draft this spring, with a review in June and the final draft due in December. In regards to redistricting, the Community College League of California recommended to Cummings that the board should meet with a
consultant that the CCLC had worked with before on these matters. The board plans on a conference call before the next meeting on March 8.

DRUGS AND WEAPONS LEAD TO TWO ARRESTS IN JOSHUA TREE

Two Joshua Tree residents were arrested Wednesday after a search warrant found a large amount of drugs and a loaded weapon in their home. According to a Sheriff’s report, the Yucca Valley Multiple Enforcement Team served the search warrant on a home in the 3200 block of Rockwood Road in Joshua Tree about 2:30 p.m. During the search, deputies found a loaded gun, a large amount of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and other illegal weapons. Jesse Jimenez, 36, and Kellye Rumney, also 36, were also at home. Jesse Jimenez was arrested for possession of narcotics for sale and for being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm. He was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with his bail set at $50,000. Kellye Rumney had two small children living in the home, and she was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with her bail set at $100,000.

LECTURE ON EXPLORING THE ANZA BORREGO STATE PARK TONIGHT

The schedule for the second Friday lecture series at the Twentynine Palms Historical Society has been changed due to a change in the speakers’
availability. Managing editor Tami Roleff says this Friday’s lecture is now about exploring Anza-Borrego State Park…

For those who want to explore Anza-Borrego State Park in San Diego County, there’s only been one widely accepted guidebook, “The Anza-Borrego Desert Region,” and the author, Diana Lindsay, is the guest speaker at the Second Friday Lecture series sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. The Anza-Borrego Desert Region guidebook, first published in 1978, had its sixth edition released in December. Lindsay will discuss some of the hikes and routes through the 650,000 acres of the state park and adjacent areas. Doors open at 6:15 and the lecture starts at 7 p.m. in the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Twentynine Palms. Admission is $5 at the door.

TODAY IS THE BIG RACE AT KING OF THE HAMMERS

Today is the big day at King of the Hammers, when competitors battle it out to be named King. The best bet for spectators to follow the action is at
Backdoor, Chocolate Thunder, or the new spectator area at Cougar Buttes. If you’d rather watch from the comfort of your camp chair, Hammertown will
have a Jumbotron with live cameras and announcers calling all the action. Teams also pit in Hammertown and carve their way through the short infield course. Four racers have won King of the Hammers in the past eight years, demonstrating that it takes a lot more than luck to be crowned King.

MORONGO BASIN CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION 49 TH ANNUAL MEETING TOMORROW

Each year at its annual meeting the Morongo Basin Conservation Association, or MBCA, briefly looks back, looks ahead, and offers a free educational program. The next annual meeting, their 49 th , is this Saturday, February 10. The program is on arid lands; reporter Mike Lipsitz says it will be anything but dry…

A short review of the past year’s accomplishments and a preview of goals for 2018 will precede an "Introduction to Permaculture for Arid Lands." Saturday’s event begins at 9:15 a.m. and concludes at 12:30 p.m. at the Center for Healthy Generations on Sunnyslope Drive in Yucca Valley. Artist, teacher, and permaculture enthusiast Jill Giegerich will lead the presentation on permaculture and explain how its principles promote a sustainable, more self-sufficient approach to growing things. The Morongo Basin Conservation Association presents this program as part of the Desert-Wise Living series; it’s all about our responsible use of water and energy.

WINTER STARGAZING AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center invites stargazers to enjoy the desert night sky of the winter Milky Way tomorrow evening. A variety of telescopes will be available for guests to view the incredible cosmic sights. Here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton with the details…

Some of the best highlights of the winter night sky, including the Double Cluster and the Great Orion Nebula, will stand out against the Winter Milky Way. Guests will have the opportunity to see several of the brightest constellations like the orange and blue double star Almach. This free event will be held Saturday, February 10, from 6:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Observatory is just outside the main entrance to Joshua Tree National Park
at 9697 Utah Trail, 29 Palms. For additional information call 760-401-3004.

SOUP COOK-OFF THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TODAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will hold a soup cook-off Friday, February 9. Contestants should drop off their soup at 3:30 p.m.; the eating and judging will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. The cost is $3 to try all the entries, or $3 for a bowl of soup. The VFW post is located on Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

A BUSY WEEKEND AT RAINBOW STEW IN YUCCA VALLEY

A busy weekend at Rainbow Stew. Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold a sound bath on Sunday. Reporter Andrew Dieleman gets out his pillow and pad…

Feel good from the inside out with a sound bath. Rainbow Stew will hold a sound bath using quartz crystal bowls, Tibetan prayer bells, song pods, and more. Bring a pad, pillow, and water; please, no small children, pets, or cell phones. A suggested donation is $10. The sound bath will be held on Sunday, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Rainbow Stew, on the south side of the highway in Old Town Yucca Valley. To reserve your spot at the event, or
for more information on sound baths, call 760-418-5170.

Rainbow Stew will hold a class on brooms at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 10. Participants will hear the history of brooms and then decorate their own broom. All supplies are provided. The class fee is a sliding fee of $10 to $20. Call 760-418-5170 to reserve your spot.

Learn how herbs and holistic methods can help you prevent and recover from colds, flu, and pneumonia at a free event at Rainbow Stew, Saturday,
February 10. Charla Shamhart will lead the session starting at 3:30 p.m. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. Rainbow Stew is located
on the south side of the highway in Old Town Yucca Valley.

A MOVIE AT THE YUCCA VALLEY LIBRARY TOMORROW MORNING

For the next two Saturdays, the Yucca Valley Library will host a family movie program at 10 a.m. Reporter Eric Knabe has the cinematic details…

The Yucca Valley Library invites you to attend its family movie program. A different movie will be shown the next two Saturdays at 10 a.m. This
Saturday, the movie will be “My Little Pony, The Movie.” Six little ponies embark on a quest to save their homeland. The movie stars the voices of
Kristin Chenoweth and Emily Blunt. For more information, call the library at 760-228-5460.

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BASKETBALL

In Copper Mountain College sports, the men’s and women’s basketball teams will be playing a double header tonight against Fullerton College at home in Joshua Tree. The women’s game starts at 5 p.m.; tip-off for the men’s game is at 7 p.m.

Student athletes from the Morongo Basin can get in free to Copper Mountain College basketball games. To get in free, student athletes just need to wear their school, park and rec, or league jersey to the game. For more information, call 760-366-3791, extension 5310.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ soccer and girls’ basketball teams will play Rancho Mirage High School. The girls’ soccer team will play at home, starting at 5 p.m. The other games will be played in Rancho Mirage, with the boys’ soccer and girls’ basketball games starting at 5 p.m.