YUCCA VALLEY YOUTH COMMISSION OFFERS FREE TECH ASSISTANCE THIS AFTERNOON

If all the new tech gadgets have you feeling overwhelmed, take heart. A team of tech-savvy youngsters will be ready to help you this afternoon. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the assistance is a Youth Commission program…

Need help setting up your cell phone, tablet or other electronic device? Want

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TWENTYNINE PALMS BASKETBALL FUND-RAISER BEFORE SECOND-ROUND CIF STATE PLAYOFF SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat Boys’ basketball team will be hosting a BBQ from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, March 11, before their second-round state playoff game that tips off at 6 p.m. The grill will be in front of Coach Richard A. Casey Gymnasium. Hamburgers and hot

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DROP IN TO PLAY BOARD GAMES IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Like to play board games? The Town of Yucca Valley is offering drop-in Board game sessions Saturday starting tomorrow. Reporter Kirby Davis has your invitation…

Remember the good old days playing board games? The Yucca Valley Parks and Rec Department is holding drop-in sessions where people of all ages can

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Twentynine Palms High School golf kicked off the 2017 season this week with a road loss and a home win. Tuesday the Wildcats traveled to Apple Valley and played a tough preseason match against Apple Valley High School, losing 204 to 265. Thursday, the golf team held its home opener

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROAD TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, UTAH TRAIL, CLOSED FOR PAVING

If you’re planning on going to Joshua Tree National Park through the Twentynine Palms entrance today (Thursday, March 9), you better make other plans. The city of Twentynine Palms is paving Utah Trail from 29 Palms Highway to the park’s entrance gate today, and the road will be closed until

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ITEMS OF SENTIMENTAL VALUE STOLEN IN YUCCA VALLEY BURGLARY

Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help in finding a necklace with great sentimental value that was stolen during a burglary in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 57900 block of Hidden Gold Drive came home about 2:15 p.m. last Friday and interrupted a

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WE REVIEW “MARY POPPINS” AT THEATRE 29

“Disney’s Mary Poppins” opened last weekend to enthusiastic crowds of all ages at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely attended and offers this review of the production… Analisa Pilecki’s portrayal of Mary Poppins is practically perfect in every way! Chris Fleischman is better than ever as Mary’s buddy Bert, the chimney

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MARY POPPINS SOLD-OUT, OVERFLOW SEATS AVAILABLE

The Theatre 29 production of “Mary Poppins” will run Friday, Saturday, and Sundays through March 26. All available online seats for the run have been sold out. To accommodate those not able to get tickets, Theatre 29 has added overflow seating on a first-come, first-serve basis. Patrons wishing to be

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SCHOOL BOARD CONTINUES WORK STUDY SESSION

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education continues yesterday’s work study session tomorrow (Friday, March 10). On the agenda this time: more board goals and options for secondary education. The board will also review proposed changes in its strategic plan and governance handbook. Tomorrow’s workshop—which is open to the

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WALK 4 LIFE NEXT WEEK TO SUPPORT HI-DESERT PREGNANCY CLINIC

The High Desert Pregnancy Clinic sees over 1,500 clients a year at no charge, providing ultrasounds, parenting classes, and more to residents of the Morongo Basin. Sara Snyder explains how you can take part in the clinic’s major fundraiser of the year… The High Desert Pregnancy Clinic will hold its

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CHP IDENTIFIES SUSPECTED DUI DRIVER THAT CLOSED THE YUCCA GRADE YESTERDAY

The CHP has identified the suspected DUI Driver that caused the Yucca Grade to close for about an hour Wednesday morning. Investigators said that about 4:10 am, a 1998 Dodge pick-up truck driven by Edgar Morales, 44, of Yucca Valley was traveling eastbound on the highway at Scholl Drive in

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM CONVENIENCE STORE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday after he ate multiple packages of food at a convenience store without paying for them. According to a Sheriff’s report, Bruce Johnson, 47, was at the 7-11 on the corner of Adobe Road and Ocotillo about 9 p.m. After Johnson opened and ate

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VENDORS, EXHIBITORS, SOUGHT FOR YUCCA VALLEY EARTH DAY EVENT

The deadline for vendors and exhibitors to register for the Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s annual Earth Day fair in Yucca Valley is coming up soon. Edica Gonzalez fills in the details… Each April, the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley celebrates Earth Day with a community fair. This year’s fair is

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STAR TWIRLERS ST. PATRICK’S DAY DANCE SATURDAY

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club will hold a St. Patrick’s Day dance Saturday, March 11. Line dancing will be held 7 to 7:30 p.m. and between tips; square dancing is 7:30 to 10 p.m. Rob Grigsby will be calling squares; Linda Sande will be cueing lines. Dancers do not

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MORONGO BASIN DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday, March 11, in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. The morning begins with an optional $10 breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. Members will write postcards to elected officials and meet

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY TO SHOW “THE INCREDIBLES” SATURDAY

Yucca Valley Recreation is inviting you to come see a family movie Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff says they will screen “The Incredibles”… The Town of Yucca Valley will show the movie “The Incredibles” Saturday, March 11. Doors open at 6:30 and the movie starts at 7 p.m. in the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL WINS CIF STATE PLAYOFF GAME, NEXT GAME SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms High School Boys Basketball team continued its remarkable march through the state CIF Division IV Championship yesterday, making 24 points in the fourth quarter to beat Carlsbad’s Sage Creek High School, 67-63, at Twentynine Palms. The win earns the Wildcats yet another home playoff game. The now

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ swim teams held their opening swim meet of the season against Banning High School Wednesday. The Lady Wildcats won 134 to 31; the boys’ team won 127 to 31. The girls chose Gabby Crank as the team captain; Kevin Johnson was named

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL DISCUSSES VACATION HOME RENTALS

The Yucca Valley Town Council had a preliminary discussion about vacation home rentals at its meeting last night. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there, and has more… The Yucca Valley Town council heard a report on vacation home rentals at its meeting last night. During public comment, resident Gwendolyn Jones

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HIGHWAY 62 BRIEFLY CLOSED THIS MORNING DUE TO DUI CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY

UPDATES WITH NAME OF DRIVER:

Highway 62 was briefly closed down in both directions following a traffic crash in Morongo Valley this morning. About 4:10, a 1998 Dodge pick-up truck traveling eastbound on the highway collided with a power pole at Scholl Drive. The pole was sheared off, but was

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