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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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat boys’ basketball team will play Ayala High School in the Palms Springs Showcase. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m.

TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ARRESTED ON CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES

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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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DUI AND POSSESSION OF LOADED FIREARMS IN VEHICLE

A San Bernardino woman was arrested early Friday morning after she attempted to drive onto the Marine base in Twentynine Palms while intoxicated and with two loaded handguns. According to a Sheriff’s report, Denise Hallowood, 35, drove up to the main gate of the Combat Center base about 1:30 a.m.

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MAN KILLED AFTER EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE AT A TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTEL IDENTIFIED

The coroner has now identified the Yucca Valley man killed Tuesday at a Twentynine Palms Motel after an exchange of gunfire with two deputies. A Sheriff’s press release said shortly before 3:30 a.m., deputies responded to Motel 6 to investigate a call about a man with a gun from a

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MAN KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH IDENTIFIED

The Sheriff’s Department has identified the man who was killed in a traffic crash Wednesday night as Matthew Corral, 22, of Yucca Valley. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Corral was driving a 2000 Ford Expedition westbound on Highland Avenue in Yucca Valley about 9:30 p.m. when for unknown reasons, he

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK URGES VISITORS TO ENTER AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ENTRANCE

With more than 2.5 million visitors last year to Joshua Tree National Park, the park’s Joshua Tree entrance often has a long line of cars waiting to enter the park. Edica Gonzalez reminds residents to use alternate entrances… Joshua Tree National Park is seeing more and more visitors, adding up

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ABOUT 2,000 EDISON CUSTOMERS WITHOUT POWER LAST NIGHT

About 2,000 customers in Yucca Valley were without power for hours Thursday night. About 8:30 p.m., power lines near the Yucca Valley High School started arcing and power went out in the central part of the town. The electrical panel at the Best Western Hotel started smoking shortly before 9

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS HOSTS TOURIST MARKETING EVENT

About 40 people who provide services to tourists, attended a tourism and marketing update hosted by the city of Twentynine Palms Thursday morning. City Manager Frank Luckino opened the session with a snapshot of the Project Phoenix plans for the downtown area saying, “We want to drive people to the

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A REMINDER ABOUT HAVING AN EMERGENCY KIT

The Morongo Basin is near several major earthquake faults, and wildfires and flash flooding are also threats to our area. Prepare yourself by putting together an emergency supply kit and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you if you have to evacuate. Managing editor Tami Roleff

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING SHERIFF’S DEPUTY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday, accused of assaulting a Sheriff’s deputy. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a fight between a man and woman near Lupine Avenue and El Paseo Drive in Twentynine Palms about 1:30 p.m. The man, Arsola Bell, 21, became uncooperative and

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, January 21, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be the Match bone marrow

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Z107-7 RADIOTHON TOMORROW TO BENEFIT HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR

The Z107.7 Send Our Kids to Orlando radio-thon for the Twentynine Palms High School select choir trip has been set for January 21 from noon until 5 p.m. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how the community can help… Choirs of America has invited the Twentynine Palms High School select choir to

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MIKE CHLEBIK NAMED TO SCHOOL BOARD

The Morongo Unified School Board of Education selected Michael Chlebik Wednesday afternoon to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Ronald Palmer in November. The board held several special meetings recently to go through the 10 applicants for the position. Chlebik and Ken King were called back for

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COUNTY OFFICIAL FINED BY FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION

The State Fair Political Practices Commission has fined a county elected official. County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector Larry Walker was a successful candidate in 2010 and 2014 elections. The Committee found Walker failed to timely pay the 2013 and 2014 $50 annual fees to the Secretary of State’s office, in violation of

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COLD WEATHER DRIVING REMINDERS

With very wintery weather forecast for our Morongo Basin area this weekend, Edica Gonzalez has some reminders about winter driving… Be prepared for winter driving. If you are traveling up into the mountains to see snow, bring chains for your vehicle. Don’t pass a snowplow; the road will be worse

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RALLY IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will hold a rally Saturday in support of the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. The rally is set for 10 to 2 at the corner of Old Woman Springs Road and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley. Some signs will be available, or bring your own.

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NOTED POETS IN READING THIS EVENING

Two award-winning poets will give poetry readings at Joshua Tree National Park. Karla K. Morton and Alan Birkelbach, Texas Poet Laureates who have 11 published works between them, hope that their words can help the public explore, preserve, and protect our national parks. The free poetry readings will be followed

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TWENTYNINE PALMS OFFERS YOUTH AND ARTS GRANTS

Youth and arts grants are available through the City of Twentynine Palms. Kirby Davis tells us who can—and how to—apply… Grants of up to $1,000 are available from the Twentynine Palms Public Arts Advisory Committee for programs that support youth and the arts. Organizations, individuals, groups, and clubs that benefit

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