HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team started out De Anza league play with a win Tuesday night against Desert Mirage. Coach TJ Stanford said the ’Cats played tough defense, holding the Rams to 31 points. The scoring for the ’Cats was led by D’Shaun Barrett and Adam Bell,

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COUNTY HEALTH SAYS FLU IS ON THE RISE; GET VACCINATED

Influenza activity is on the rise and County Health is strongly encouraging residents to get the flu shot. Getting vaccinated against the flu can reduce flu illnesses and prevent flu-related hospitalizations or unnecessary trips to the emergency room. Residents are encouraged to visit their primary care physician or urgent care

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MOVES ON JOINT CITY-MARINE BASE SEWER SYSTEM

The Twentynine Palms City Council approved a list of rules for the new dog park coming to Knott Sky Park at its meeting last night, and also approved the hiring of a new lobbyist in Washington, DC. The new lobbying firm, IFS, is not only less expensive than its previous

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SCHOOL BOARD INTERVIEWS TEN APPLICANTS FOR EMPTY SEAT

With an open seat after the death of newly-reelected trustee Ron Palmer, The Morongo Unified School District board of trustees will review 10 applications for the opening and determine questions to ask the candidates this morning, followed by the interviews at 9:40 in the Sportsman’s Club on Sunburst Avenue in

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APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR COUNTY GRAND JURY

Volunteers for the 2017-2018 San Bernardino County grand jury are now being requested. Edica Gonzalez explains who can apply, what a grand juror does, and how to apply… To be eligible for selection to the county grand jury, a person must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen

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THEFT FROM A YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY THEATER

The community theatre troupe, The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley, were the victims of a burglary. The Players perform in the parish hall at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church at Church Street and Onaga Trail. About 12:30 p.m. Sunday, troupe members went behind the church to their storage

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW IN BUSY SESSION

Tomorrow’s meeting of the Copper Mountain College governing board looks to be a busy one with decisions on a range of related topics likely to be considered. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report… The Copper Mountain College board of trustees meets at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community

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ROADWORK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY

Roadwork will affect traffic today in Twentynine palms. Palo Verde Avenue in Twentynine Palms—from Cactus to Old Dale—will be closed today, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to street overlay. Please use alternate routes. For more information, call 760-367-ROAD.

HI-DESERT WATER ELECTS OFFICERS

The board of directors for the Hi-Desert Water District re-elected Bob Stadum as board president for the third year in a row at a recent meeting. Sarann Graham was selected as vice president.

YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight (Wednesday, January 11) are notifications from the town of Yucca Valley; correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission; airport use agreements, and runway maintenance. Under new business, directors will choose new officers,

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JOSHUA TREE VFW CHILI COOK-OFF FRIDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will hold a chili cook-off Friday, January 13. Contestants should drop off their chili at 3:30 p.m.; the eating and judging will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. The VFW post is located on Veterans Way in

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YOUTH JUDGED ART SHOW OPENS TOMORROW AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery’s latest exhibition—opening tomorrow—is “United Through Art.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The new exhibit, “United Through Art,” is a judged show of youth artwork. It begins with a reception Sunday, January 15, from 12 to 3 p.m. Young artists from local high schools and

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team squeaked by with a 54-50 win last night at Coachella Valley in the De Anza league opener for both teams.

Coach Jess Geeson said the Yucca Valley girls were trailing 44-33 midway through the third quarter, but they outscored Coachella 21-6 the rest

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER A HI-SPEED CHASE FROM LANDERS TO YUCCA VALLEY

At least two men were arrested early Monday morning following a high-speed chase that started in Landers and ended in a residential neighborhood in Yucca Valley. Just after 10 p.m. Sunday night, a man called deputies to report he had been robbed by an armed suspect. The man said his

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: SHARED SEWERS AND BARKING DOGS

The Twentynine Palms City Council tonight will consider a variety of issues ranging from wastewater management to unruly canines. Here with the story is reporter David Haldane… Shared sewers and barking dogs. Those are two of the subjects likely to dominate tonight’s Twentynine Palms City Council agenda. The sewers relate

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WE CONCLUDE OUR LOOK AT NEW LAWS FOR 2017

As we enter a new year, we conclude our look at new laws that took effect January 1. Employers are prohibited from paying women less than male colleagues, based on prior salary. Companies, including Uber and Lyft, can no longer hire drivers who are registered sex offenders, have been convicted

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SOROPTIMIST SPONSOR OPENING OF “SYLVIA” AT THEATRE 29 FRIDAY

The Soroptimists of Twentynine Palms will host the gala opening night of the tail-wagging comedy “Sylvia” at Theatre 29. Managing editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… The comedy “Sylvia” will open at Theatre 29 Friday, January 13, with a gala benefit, hosted by the Twentynine Palms Soroptimists. The gala event

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FREE HIV TESTING COMING TO YUCCA VALLEY NEXT WEEK

Free HIV testing will be available in Yucca Valley next week. The Yucca Valley Family Health Clinic, is partnering with the County’s Public Health HIV Prevention program to bring their mobile HIV testing vehicle to the clinic, Wednesday, January 18, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. The clinic is located

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HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM LECTURE TO FOCUS ON THE ANTIQUITIES ACT

The Morongo Basin Historical Society continues its second Wednesday lecture series. With all the details here’s reporter Rebecca Havely… “The Antiquities Act and Our New Desert National Monuments” is the next lecture scheduled for Wednesday, January 11. Many of our nation’s stunning landscapes and archaeological sites have been protected through

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW MORNING

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will deal with a smorgasbord of issues at its regular meeting tonight. Here with the details is reporter David Haldane… The fate of an abandoned high school is on the agenda at tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of

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