“KING OF THE HAMMERS” COMING TO JOHNSON VALLEY FEBRUARY 3-11

Tens of thousands of fans and participants will be coming to our Morongo Basin the first week of February for the “King of The Hammers” event at the Johnson Valley off-road area. Kirby Davis says there is still time to register… One of the major off-road events in the country,

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RED CROSS HAS DIRE NEED FOR BLOOD, DRIVE ABOARD 29 PALMS MARINE BASE TODAY

Blood drives across the country have been cancelled recently due to severe winter weather, and there is a desperate shortage of donated blood. Since December 1, about 300 blood drives in 27 states have been forced to cancel due to bad weather. The American Red Cross will hold a blood

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, January 24, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Blood donors are especially needed to help fill a nationwide shortage. All blood types are needed. Donors will receive incentives. Those aged

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS HOST “WINTER WARMUP” DINNER

The St. Joseph’s Players community theater troupe is hosting a winter warm-up fundraiser dinner. The cast and crew of their upcoming production “A Few Good Men” will be serving up some comfort food. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares what’s on the menu… The St. Joseph’s Players fundraiser dinner will feature shepherd’s

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN WITH A CHILD DURING A BREAK-IN ARRESTED

A Desert Hot Springs man who was captured on video Monday kicking in a home’s front door while holding the hand of a young child was arrested Thursday morning. Police say neighbors recognized the suspect as Damon Caldwell, 25, and called police, who located Caldwell in the 9600 block of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED FOR STOLEN PROPERTY, $250,000 WARRANT

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested at Walmart Wednesday after she was found with stolen property. Deputies were called to Walmart about 11:20 where they contacted Melissa Whipple, 29. Whipple has a $250,000 arrest warrant for possession of a 2007 Mazda 6 in June 2015. During a search, stolen checks

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“BRAZZAVILLE” IN CONCERT AT HARRISON HOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

Harrison House Music, Arts and Ecology will host a concert by Brazzaville. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The group leader of Brazzaville, David Brown, writes songs about love, loss, travel and escape. He’ll be joined by Kenny Lyon on guitar and Danny Frankel on percussion at a concert on

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SCHOOL BOARD TO SWEAR IN MIKE CHLEBIK TOMORROW

Michael Chlebik, the newest member of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education, will be sworn in by Superintendent Tom Baumgarten at the board’s regular meeting tomorrow night. Chlebik, a teacher at Joshua Springs Christian School in Yucca Valley, was appointed to fill the seat left vacant by the

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Z107-7 RADIOTHON RAISES $12,000 FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS SELECT CHOIR

The Twentynine Palms High School Select choir benefitted from a successful radio-thon fund-raiser on Z107.7 Radio Saturday. Choir Director Michael Mayes explained the reason for the event, saying, “Choirs of America invited us to attend a unique conference with world-renowned clinicians and composers. In addition to performing, the conference includes

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BLOOD DRIVE ON BASE MONDAY

Blood drives across the country have been cancelled recently due to severe winter weather, and there is a desperate shortage of donated blood. Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives in 27 states have been forced to cancel due to bad weather. The American Red Cross will hold a blood

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SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUB SEEKS RUMMAGE DONATIONS

The Santa Fe Social Club is accepting donations for its rummage sale next month. Residents are encouraged to donate furniture, books, toys, household items and other treasures for the two-day sale, set for February 9 and 10. The sale will raise money for the club’s programs, social activities, and items

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CMC ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MUSD ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS

Copper Mountain College Foundation is now accepting applications for its CMC Alumni Scholarships for students who attend high school in the Morongo Unified School District. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the deadline to apply is coming up fast…

One student from each of the three local Morongo Unified School District

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HAM RADIO OPERATOR TEST SATURDAY

Are you interested in becoming a ham radio operator? The Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club (MARC) will have a test session on Saturday, January 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Christopher of the Desert Catholic Church, 61261 Sunburst Drive in Joshua Tree. MARC will test for all license classes. The

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MORONGO BASIN YOUTH SOCCER TAKING REGISTRATIONS

The Morongo Basin Youth Soccer Association is accepting registrations for the 2017 spring soccer season. Registration is $55 for returning 2016 fall players and $65 for new players. Bring your child’s birth certificate to the registration at the Jelly Donut in Yucca Valley, on the corner of Acoma and 29

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ARRESTED ON CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES COPY

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested Thursday, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, on July 23, 2016, Sierra Kussart, 23, and Cody Nash, 25, brought their child to Hi-Desert Medical Center because their child had a broken right arm. X-rays revealed a spiral fracture to

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RADIO-THON TO BENEFIT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR IS TODAY

The Z107.7 Send Our Kids to Orlando radiothon for the Twentynine Palms High School Select choir is today from noon until 5 p.m. The choir has been invited by Choirs of America to attend an educational workshop in Orlando April 19 to 23. However, in order to attend, the students

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APPLY NOW FOR CMC GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP

Roy Greenleaf, Jr. built his legacy by leaving his entire estate to the Copper Mountain College Foundation. Each spring, the Foundation chooses a local high school student to receive a scholarship that pays tuition fees, books, and living expenses. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

The Copper Mountain College Foundation invites

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REGISTER TODAY FOR MORONGO BASIN YOUTH SOCCER

The Morongo Basin Youth Soccer Association is accepting registrations for the 2017 spring soccer season. Registration is $55 for returning 2016 fall players and $65 for new players. Bring your child’s birth certificate to the registration today, January 21, at the Yucca Valley Community Center from 10 a.m. to 4

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REGISTER FOR ROTARY MUSIC COMPETITION

Area music students are being invited to participate in the Yucca Valley Noon Rotary Club’s annual music competition. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the deadline to register is coming up fast…

High School music students are invited to compete in the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s annual music competition, set

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party, Saturday, January 21. The event begins at 5:45 p.m. and will end about 9 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will be the winter Milky Way, the Pleiades,

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