TRI-CHAMBER MIXER AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW EVENING

Hi-Desert Medical Center will host the tri-chamber mixer tomorrow, Thursday, January 26. It will be an evening of networking, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks at the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. RSVP by emailing marketing@hdmc.org.

WILLIAMS INSURANCE MARKS 80 YEARS IN BUSINESS

In these days of mega-corporations, mergers and globalization, it is nice to know that local small business can still survive and even thrive. One Twentynine Palms-based business is celebrating 80 years and still growing. Reporter Sara Snyder has a happy anniversary for Williams Insurance Service… Williams Insurance Service is celebrating

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team closed out their first half of De Anza league play with a 70-26 victory at Desert Hot Springs last night.

Coach Jess Geeson said the Yucca Valley girls’ balanced attack was spearheaded by 12 points each from Taylor Spitz, Kiley

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FIVE TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS INJURED IN HEAD-ON COLLISION MONDAY

Five Twentynine Palms residents were injured in a head-on collision in Twentynine Palms Monday, three of them seriously. According to CHP officer Colin Quayle, witnesses said Charles Newton, 62, was driving a 1995 Ford F150 pickup truck erratically eastbound on Indian Trail about 12:50 p.m. As Newton approached Knoll Drive,

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board meets in a busy and wide-ranging closed and open session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Morongo Unified School District board of education will meet tonight, opening with a closed session at 5:15 to discuss student expulsions, employee dismissals and discipline, and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT DRIVE-THROUGHS TONIGHT

Should drive-through services be allowed in the City of Twentynine Palms? That’s the subject of a public hearing on tonight’s agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Also on the agenda: the discussion of a new wireless master plan and marketing program to serve the city as well as a

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ROAD CLOSURES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY

Road work will disrupt some Twentynine Palms traffic today. Siesta Drive, from Adobe Road to Aztec Avenue in Twentynine Palms, will be closed today, Tuesday, January 24, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to a street overlay. Motorists should use alternate routes. For more information, call 760-367-ROAD.

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO EXPAND COTTONWOOD VISITORS CENTER

Joshua Tree National Park has started the process to expand the Cottonwood entrance station off I-10 near Indio. Reporter Edica Gonzales said the project will upgrade the station significantly… Joshua Tree National Park will be expanding the Cottonwood Visitor Center on the southern border of the park. The current visitor

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FOUR ARRESTS: TWO FOR A STOLEN CAR, TWO FOR WEAPONS

Two Joshua Tree men were arrested early Sunday morning, accused of being in possession of a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a tan Acura just after midnight Sunday morning near Cherokee Trail and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley for not having a license plate. A

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER LOOKS AT RAISING SERVICE FEES TONIGHT

Residents of Landers and Flamingo Heights could be looking at some higher fees for various services from the water agency there. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says that is just one of the items on tonight’s busy water board agenda… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM WORKS TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out tomorrow morning and invite you to join them in beautifying our desert. The next regular pickup for the team is January 25, meeting at Hwy 62 and Torres, on the south side. They will meet from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Gloves,

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HAM RADIO OPERATORS TEST SESSION THIS SATURDAY

Are you interested in becoming a ham radio operator? The Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club (MARC) will have a test session this 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. Anyone

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HI-DESERT HOMEGROWN POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association holds its quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25 at Yucca Mesa Community Center. Learn about different breeds of chickens, ducks and turkeys. Now is the time to start planning what breeds of poultry you will get for spring. Bring your questions about

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OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM SEEKING DOCENTS

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is looking for volunteers to serve as docents at the Old Schoolhouse Museum. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is seeking volunteer docents. Docents greet visitors and answer questions. They usually work in pairs and work three hour shifts at

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HIGH SCHOOLS SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ wrestling team placed third in the top five of over 30 teams at Esperanza High School Saturday. Coach Larry Giron said both Fernanda Macias and Nichole Smith placed third and Cheyenne Hallabrin placed fifth.

The boys’ varsity team had Trevor Scott make it to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS GIRL KILLED IN TRUCK ACCIDENT NEAR TEMECULA

A 15-year-old Twentynine Palms girl was killed and four others were injured in a rollover crash Friday near Temecula. The California Highway Patrol said 40-year-old Nicole Rachel was driving a Ford F450 pickup truck southbound on Interstate 15 just south of Temecula about 8:00 a.m. when the truck hydroplaned in

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN INVOLVED IN FATAL 29 PALMS MOTEL 6 INCIDENT LAST WEEK DIES

The woman involved in an exchange of gunfire with deputies that resulted in a man being killed last Tuesday has died in a Palm Springs hospital. According to Riverside County Coroner’s Sergeant Brent Sechrist, Tani Garcia, 39, of Yucca valley died at 1:55 Sunday morning in the emergency room at

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS CONSIDER COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA ROAD FEES TOMORROW

When county supervisors meet tomorrow, Robert Lovingood will be sitting in the chairman’s seat. Lovingood replaced James Ramos in a board reorganization. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what to expect during Tuesday’s 10 a.m. meeting… Among the many items on tomorrow’s agenda when county supervisors meet in San Bernardino, the

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MAJOR EXPANSION PLANNED FOR TORTOISE ROCK CASINO

Some major expansion is planned for the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms, which will note its third anniversary April 1. At a tourism marketing meeting hosted by the City of Twentynine Palms Thursday morning, casino general manager Tom Sedlock first reported that the Casino was enjoying continuous growth and

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“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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