TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION TAKING REGISTRATION FOR CO-ED FLAG FOOTBALL

Registrations for the City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation co-ed youth flag football league are currently being accepted online at 29palms.org and at the recreation office through Tuesday, November 7. The fee is $46 per player which includes a jersey. Boys and girls ages 7-14 are eligible to register.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats volleyball team played host to the Golden Eagles from Desert Hot Springs yesterday and beat them in three sets. The Ladycats travel to Desert Mirage on Thursday.

The Ladycats were led by senior Lindsey Scamman with eight kills, one block, and one assist. Junior

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JOSHUA TREE MAN WHO SHOT TWO PEOPLE ACCEPTS PLEA BARGAIN AGREEMENT

A Joshua Tree man accused of shooting two people in Yucca Valley in 2015 accepted a plea bargain earlier this month for assault with a firearm and other charges. On April 15, 2015, Joseph Rojas, 23, went to a home in the 55600 block of Pueblo Trail where he started

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TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING ARGUMENT IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man suspected of firing a gun during an argument, and a woman accused of hiding him in her home were both arrested Monday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, Steven Hernandez, 38, was arguing with a resident near David Avenue and Indio Avenue in Yucca Valley about

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NO ARRESTS, NOISE COMPLAINTS MITIGATED, AT RECENT DESERT DAZE CONCERT

During the four-day Desert Daze music festival held at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center last weekend, the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station received 39 noise complaints, with some of the complaints coming from the same person, who called multiple times. Deputies and county code enforcement officers, using decibel readers, determined that

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SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN WONDER VALLEY MONDAY NIGHT

Firefighters were called to a small vegetation fire out at a location near Highway 62 and Godwin Road about 8:15 p.m. Monday night. It was quickly extinguished and the cause is unknown.

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, T-O-T TAX COLLECTION ON AGENDA

The Town of Yucca Valley should be getting more revenue once the town council approves an agreement for AirBnB to collect transient occupancy taxes for short-term vacation rentals. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the rest of the agenda…

Among the items on tonight’s consent agenda for the Yucca Valley

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DECA, TWENTYNINE PALMS BASE OFFICIALS, WORKING TO REOPEN COMMISSARY

Thorough cleaning of the store, an elevated pest control plan and extensive product inspections underline efforts by the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to reopen the commissary at the Twentynine Palms Marine Base. A DeCA spokesman said, “We are working with installation officials to completely resolve any pest issues and reopen

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WHAT DO YOU DO IN AN EARTHQUAKE?…GREAT SHAKE OUT DRILL IS THURSDAY

The Great California Shake Out drill is Thursday, October 19. Reporter Andrew Dieleman shares what to do in the event of a quake…

The annual Great California Shake Out earthquake drill on Thursday, October 19, at 10:19 a.m. will involve more than 10 million people. Listen to Z107.7 as radio

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CADIZ WATER PROJECT GETS A BOOST AS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CHANGES POLICY

The Trump Administration recently announced a reversal of an earlier policy instituted by the Obama administration which will now allow Cadiz Inc. to build a 43-mile pipeline to carry water from the desert to Orange County along an existing railroad right-of-way. Under Obama, Cadiz’s plans to pump billions of gallons

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“SALUTE TO VETERANS” MOTORCYCLE RUN THIS SATURDAY

Patriot Weekend begins this weekend. And in honor of disabled veterans from the Hi-Desert through Coachella Valley, motorcycle riders will join the “Salute to Veterans Run” from Palm Springs to ceremonies in Indian Wells on Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on how to participate…

The third annual group ride

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD MEETS, FIREFIGHTER PAY ON THE AGENDA

At tonight’s regular 7:00 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board will discuss a number of items including grant funding, ball field clean-up, mutual aid, adjustments to the fire personnel wage model, and other items. Tonight’s meeting takes place in the Community Building’s Multipurpose Room on the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS TO CRACK DOWN ON PARKING EAST OF UTAH TRAIL

The City of Twentynine Palms has received numerous complaints about people who are parking their vehicles in no parking areas on Utah Trail across from Luckie Park. The east side of Utah Trail, between Two Mile Road and Joe Davis Drive, is a no parking zone. On Saturday, the city’s

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BLOOD DRIVE AT BLACK ROCK HIGH SCHOOL TODAY

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, October 17, at Black Rock High School, 59273 Sunnyslope Drive, from 8 a.m. to noon. Donors will receive incentives.

BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, October 18, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 3. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol

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SWING AND BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley is offering ballroom and swing dance classes. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the specifics…

The Town of Yucca Valley Community Services Department presents another session of ballroom dancing and swing dancing classes for participants ages 14 and over. Learn to cha cha, rumba, tango and foxtrot

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FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS AFTERNOON

Free surplus food will be given away today at Spirit and Truth Worship Center Church in Twentynine Palms. Items vary each week, but include fresh produce, juice, meats, bread, milk, chips, beans, soup, and more. The give-away will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. The church is located at

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EXERCISE AND NUTRITION CLASSES START TODAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The county is offering a free four-week exercise and nutrition class starting Tuesday, October 17. The classes will cover nutrition guidelines, medication management, and stretching, balance, and flexibility exercises. The one-hour classes will be held at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center on Adobe Road at 9:30 a.m. There will be

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ tennis and volleyball teams will travel away to Thermal to play Coachella Valley High School. Tennis starts at 3:15; volleyball at 4:30.

Also tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ tennis team will play Desert Hot Springs

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2 BODIES, POSSIBLY MISSING HIKERS, FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

After nearly three months of searching, it appears the bodies of the pair of hikers who have been missing in Joshua Tree National Park since July 27 have been found. Joshua Tree Search and Rescue reported that JOSAR searchers found the bodies Sunday morning. JOSAR said that Gilbert Orbeso, the

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