DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS OFFICER AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS ELKS LODGE TOMORROW

The Disabled American Veterans will hold an information seminar on Veterans Administration benefits at the Twentynine Palms Elks Lodge. The free event, set for 9 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, October 6, is part of the DAV’s outreach program. Following the seminar, a DAV national service officer will be on-hand to provide

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CHURCH SALES SET FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE

Churches in Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree will have sales Friday and Saturday, October 6, and 7. Desert Congregational Church will hold a rummage sale, with hours 8 to 3 both days. The church is located at Sunrise Road and Two Mile Road in Twentynine Palms. First Baptist Church will

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SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley Recreation will offer a self-defense class. Reporter Rebecca Havely says sign up early… Learn self-defense at a class sponsored by the town of Yucca Valley. Instructor Norm Rose will teach a 2 ½ hour hands-on lesson Saturday, October 14 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Yucca Valley

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ varsity tennis team lost a heartbreaker to Big Bear High School. Coach Cindy Miller said the score was 9-9 tie and they lost in points, 65-69. The team is now 2-3 in league.

In singles, Katie Brattain went out in the first set due

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THREATENING FACEBOOK POST CAUSES LOCKDOWN AT MORONGO VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

An updated version of this story can be found here: http://z1077fm.com/social-media-threat-to-kill-leads-to-morongo-valley-school-lockdown-and-arrest/

A threatening Facebook post led to a precautionary lock down at Morongo Valley Elementary school and sparked an investigation by the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigation Division that resulted in one person being taken into custody. The post was made Sunday

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS OF FIRE STATION DELAY, BUDGET SURPLUS

The Yucca Valley Town Council learned that the plans for its new fire station for downtown have been delayed; the station is in the fire department’s five-year plans, but it’s not known when the county will actually approve the funds to build the station. Yucca Valley firefighters respond to 350

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THEATRE 29 HOSTS GALA OPENING NIGHT OF “THE MOUSETRAP” THIS FRIDAY

The Theatre 29 organization is sponsoring its own opening night gala for the classic Agatha Christie murder-mystery, “The Mousetrap.” This Friday, October 6, at 6 p.m., hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks will be served and a silent auction will be held prior to the 7 p.m. curtain. Desserts will be

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OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE ENFORCEMENT GRANT APPROVED

Off-highway vehicle, or OHV, enthusiasts have more reason than ever to ride safe and obey the law when they set out to follow their passion in our Morongo Basin. Reporter Mike Lipsitz sticks to the approved trails for this report… County supervisors yesterday approved a grant for off-highway vehicle related

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD CRUELTY

We have limited information about a Yucca Valley man who was arrested Monday evening, accused of child cruelty. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 5400 block of Old Woman Springs Road about 7:30 p.m. to assist in a case of physical abuse of at least one

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Monday evening, after a woman said he beat her up. According to a Sheriff’s report, Oscar Natwick, 39, was playing cards with the woman in the 69000 block of Chisholm Trail in Twentynine Palms when they started arguing. The woman told deputies that Natwick

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF CONSPIRING TO SHOPLIFT FROM WAL-MART

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of conspiring to shoplift from Walmart. According to a Sheriff’s report, Walmart employees called deputies about 1 p.m. to report that a woman, later identified as Maryann Huffman, 48, was concealing merchandise in her purse. Employees also said another woman, who

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SOME SENIORS AND DISABLED MAY POSTPONE PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS

The state of California is once again allowing some residents to postpone paying their property taxes. Reporter Rebecca Havely says if you are low-income or disabled, you may be eligible… There is help available if you can’t afford your property taxes. If you are at least 62 years old, or

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD IN CLOSED SESSION SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Community Services District, or CSD, meets in special session at 7 p.m. tonight in the Covington Park Community Building on Vale Drive. A single agenda item calls for closed session labor negotiations with union local 5028 representing Morongo Valley Professional Firefighters.

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS REP AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

Representatives from the Disabled American Veterans organization will be on the Copper Mountain College main campus tomorrow and the first and third Thursday of each month. Veterans who need assistance to file benefits claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs are urged to stop at the Office of Student services

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Tonight in Joshua Tree, the Water District board will consider some ongoing reservoir maintenance, and establish the limits of the general manager’s authority to spend money during an emergency. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has highlights… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board is expected to discuss a

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats volleyball team beat the Rams of Desert Mirage in three sets. Coach Missy Bond said the Ladycats were led by seniors Hope Culver and Cheryl Jensen, who both had five kills and five ace serves. Junior Lea Speer had five kills. Senior Lindsey Scamman

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COUNTY OFFICIAL KILLED, FIRST RESPONDERS INJURED, IN LAS VEGAS MASS SHOOTING

A San Bernardino County employee was killed, and several others were injured, during Sunday’s Route 91 concert in Las Vegas. Deputy recorder Dana Gardner was killed in the attack, and off-duty Fontana Sheriff’s deputy Brad Powers was critically injured, but is in stable condition. County Fire Deputy Chief John Chamberlin

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JOSHUA TREE MAN FOUND DEAD IN JAIL CELL FRIDAY

A man who was arrested Friday afternoon for being under the influence of a controlled substance was found dead in his jail cell a few hours later. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the Hi-Desert Medical Center about 11:35 a.m. for a report of a combative man.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION GET PLANS FOR A DOWNTOWN STARBUCKS

Drivers traversing Twentynine Palms may soon be able to stop for a quick cup of joe. Reporter David Haldane explains… Twentynine Palms may soon be getting a Starbucks. In fact, it’s the first public hearing on the agenda of tonight’s meeting of the city’s Planning Commission. Specifically, a Newport Beach

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY ELDER ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday morning, accused of punching the woman he was caring for. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 6500 block of Eucalyptus Avenue about 5:45 a.m. The woman said she was sleeping and was woken up by being punched by Raymond

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