HOMESTEAD VALLEY POKER RUN FUND-RAISER SATURDAY

An all-vehicle poker run tomorrow will benefit the Homestead Valley Community Council. While all vehicles are welcome, it should be noted for motorcycle riders that some dirt portions of road are included in the route. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details…

The Homestead Valley Community Council is sponsoring a poker

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ONAGA ELEMENTARY SPRING CARNIVAL TODAY

The Onaga Elementary School PTO is holding a spring carnival on Friday, April 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Onaga Elementary School. Admittance is free. Game tickets will be on sale at the event for 25 cents each. All proceeds shall benefit the students of the Onaga Elementary School.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ varsity tennis team traveled to Desert Hot Spring to face the Eagles on Wednesday. The Wildcats came back with a loss 6 to 12. The Wildcats were led by Brett Hope, who swept all three of his sets while Nathan Thomas won two of

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TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDER THREATENS THREE REGIONAL NATIONAL MONUMENTS

President Trump signed an executive order yesterday to investigate whether one president can overturn a previous president’s creation of national monuments under the Antiquities Act of 1906. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Interior Department’s review of all national monuments over 100,000 acres created since 1996 could threaten 10 of

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER A PURSUIT THROUGH NEIGHBORHOODS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday afternoon following a pursuit through Yucca Valley residential neighborhoods. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy attempted to stop a green Pathfinder for running a stop sign about 2:45 p.m. in the 56100 block of Papago Trail. The driver, later identified as Raymond

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TWO JOSHUA TREE RESIDENTS ACCUSED OF BURGLARIZING A HOUSE

Two Joshua Tree residents were arrested Tuesday, accused of burglarizing a house. About 3:30 p.m. neighbors called the Sheriff’s Department to report that a man and a woman were taking items from a house in the 63300 block of Walpi Drive in Joshua Tree and loading them into a van.

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COUNTY FIRE TRAINING WITH REAL HOUSE FIRES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Ever wondered how to best train future firefighters? The answer is easy: set them loose putting out real fires under controlled conditions. In a rare confluence of circumstances, the City of Twentynine Palms and San Bernardino County Fire Department are doing just that. Reporter David Haldane explains…

“Engine one, engine

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MARINES FINISH AIRLIFTING ABOUT 1,100 TORTOISES OUT OF JOHNSON VALLEY

The U.S. Marine Corps airlifted about 1,100 desert tortoises across the Mojave Desert this month. A population of the reptiles lived in the Johnson Valley area, west of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Plans to expand the Marines’ training grounds would have put the tortoises

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERING LOW-COST PET SERVICES LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in May for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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DESERT TEA SOCIAL TO BENEFIT REACH-OUT MORONGO BASIN

Reach Out Morongo Basin has planned a “A Desert Tea Social” to benefit the neighbors-helping-neighbors organization. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… Sip a cup of tea while listening to the sounds of a string quarter and enjoying the bountiful gardens at “A Desert Tea Social.” Reach Out sponsors Eddie

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LIFETREE CAFÉ TO DISCUSS POLICE USE OF FORCE

A community discussion group has rescheduled a topic, previously thought as too controversial, for this Sunday. Reporter Kirby Davis says the Lifetree Café will talk about the subject of perceived police brutality… A special episode of Lifetree Cafe discussing violent encounters between citizens and law enforcement officers will be explored

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL COMEDY “ONCE UPON A WOLF” OPENS TOMORROW

Twentynine Palms High School will present its spring play, opening this Friday night. Edica Gonzalez has all the details… “Once Upon a Wolf” opens Friday, April 28, at Twentynine Palms High School. The comedy features the Big Bad Wolf who decides he doesn’t want to be the bad guy anymore.

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LOCAL SCHOOLS TO BE PART OF A NEW LEAGUE

The California Interscholastic Federation is rolling out new leagues in the region that will affect our two local public high schools starting in 2018. Instead of the old DeAnza League, Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley will be part of a reshuffled Desert Valley League with Cathedral City, Coachella Valley, Desert

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SWIM TEAMS GO UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE

The Twentynine Palms High School swim teams finished their season undefeated this year, when they beat the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles. The girls last won the DeAnza League championship in 2015; their score against the Golden Eagles was 130 to 39; the boys won 129 to 31. The boys

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TWENTYNINE PALMS TRACK TEAM RESULTS

Twentynine Palms High School track and field hosted Desert Hot Springs yesterday in a DeAnza League dual. The girls were narrowly edged 54-55, and the boys won 62-54.

Multiple victorious performances were turned in by: Adam and Selemara Mapuatuli who each earned 10 points in the shot put and discus.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan golf team will travel away to play Rancho Mirage High School on the Gary Player Golf Course. Tee-off is at 2:45 p.m.

Also today, the Trojan softball team will host Rancho Mirage High School at home. First pitch is

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SHERIFF INVESTIGATING THEFT OF OVER $11,000.00 FROM YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of check theft against a Yucca Valley church. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the St. Joseph of Arimathea Church about 12:30 Monday afternoon. The church’s treasurer discovered that an unknown suspect had made multiple unauthorized transactions from the church’s checking account, totaling more

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INTENTIONAL FLOODING OF HOMES IN YUCCA VALLEY AND 29 PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating two similar cases of vandalism in Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley. On Saturday, deputies were called to the 6500 block of Desert Queen Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 7:30 p.m. when neighbors noticed water in the front yard of an apartment building. Neighbors and the

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION DISCUSSES SHORT TERM RENTALS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission held its first public hearing last night on its draft ordinance concerning short-term vacation rentals. Managing editor Tami Roleff said commissioners heard from residents who spoke on both sides of the issue… At last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, commissioners heard from

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LOTS OF TALK, NOT MUCH ACTION AT 29 PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING

The Twentynine Palms City Council met last night with lots on its plate, but not on its spoon. Reporter David Haldane was there and explains… There was lots of discussion, but not much action. That was the tone of the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting last night, where only one

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