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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

This past Saturday at the Trojan War Wrestling Tournament, Yucca Valley High School wrestler Fernanda Macias placed first and Cheyenne Hallabrin placed third. Coach Larry Giron said 207 wrestlers competed at Yucca Valley High School.
 
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MARINE KILLED IN TRAINING ACCIDENT ON TWENTYNINE PALMS BASE

One Marine was killed and another injured during a live-fire training exercise Friday aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. The Marine Corps announced that the Marines were conducting unit training in preparation for the start of Integrated Training Exercise 2-17 when the accident happened about 5:05 p.m. The injured Marine was...
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ARMED ROBBERY AT JOSHUA TREE GAS STATION

A 19 year old Joshua Tree man was arrested after an armed robbery at a Joshua Tree gas Station. Investigators say Friday, January 13, 2017 at about 8:50 p.m., deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Valero Gas Station in Joshua Tree. The victim was pumping...
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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION TOMORROW

The third Monday of the month is usually the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. However, due to the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Junior day January 16, the date has been changed to Tuesday, January 17. Edica Gonzalez has...
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AN ARREST AFTER A JOSHUA TREE SHOOTING

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday, after he allegedly shot at a woman during an argument. According to a Sheriff’s report, Tony Randall, 51, was arguing with his ex-girlfriend about 8 p.m. in the 62500 block of La Crescenta in Joshua Tree. During the argument, deputies say Randall fired one round from the...
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TWO ARRESTED TRYING TO SMUGGLE DRUGS INTO THE JOSHUA TREE JAIL

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Thursday, accused of smuggling drugs to an inmate during a jail visit. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Amy Simms, 43, was visiting with Brian Godden, 34, an inmate at the Morongo Basin Jail about 7 p.m. Thursday when Deputy Amanda Thomas noticed Simms sticking something through the security...
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AUDITIONS FOR “MARY POPPINS” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

The first major musical of the 2017 season at Theatre 29 is “Disney’s Mary Poppins.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has the audition details…
Open auditions for “Disney’s Mary Poppins” take place tonight Monday, January 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Theatre 29, 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms. The casting calls for 16...
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I-10 STANDOFF SENDS TRAFFIC THROUGH OUR MORONGO BASIN

A pursuit and standoff forced the CHP to shut down Interstate 10 for several hours Sunday, sending a surge of traffic through the Morongo Basin West on State Route 62. Officials began chasing Imelda Sortino, a San Diego woman, about 9 a.m. who was driving recklessly through the San Gorgonio...
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TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR OFFICER’S SPOUSES CLUB BENEFIT AUCTION

The Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Twentynine Palms aboard the Marine base awarded more than $35,000 in grants and scholarships last year. The organization gave $16,000 in grants to organizations such as the Twentynine Palms food pantry, 29 Palms Art Gallery, Reach Out Morongo Basin, the Boys and Girls Club of...
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NATIONAL PARKS HONOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Joshua Tree National Park—and all other national parks—will honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with free admittance today (Monday, January 16). Camping and reservation fees will still be collected as usual. For more information, call the park at 760-367-5500.

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CONGRESSMAN COOK VOTES WITH OTHER REPUBLICANS ON STEP TO REPEAL ACA

U.S. Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley voted Friday, along with most of his fellow Republicans, to approve a budget resolution that is the first step in repealing the Affordable Care Act. The vote was 227-198, with nine Republicans crossing party lines to vote with Democrats against the resolution. The Senate...
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REACH OUT SEEKS HOME FOR “PARADE OF HOMES” FUND-RAISER

Many desert dwellers will do something different this Valentine’s Day by opening up their hearts and their homes for Reach Out Morongo Basin’s 13th annual “Parade of Homes.” If your home showcases some of the unique qualities of our desert community, consider adding it to this year’s tour. Reporter Mike...
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SCHOOL BOARD REVIEWS APPLICANTS TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Tuesday, January 17, to review candidate information and discuss the candidates for the vacant Board of Education seat. The meeting is set for 3 p.m. at Friendly Hills Elementary School, 7252 Sunny Vista, in Joshua Tree.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PET FOOD DRIVE SUCCESSFUL

“Jingle Paws,” the six-week pet food drive sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Palms-n-Paws animal shelter, showed that people have a big heart when it comes to animals. Residents dropped off 2200 pounds of dry food and 700 cans of pet food to the animal shelter or one of the four...
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CLOSURES FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Government offices, banks, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day.

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet Monday, January 16. Topics to be discussed this month include public safety and the report to county supervisors on the community plan workshops that were held in Johnson Valley and Yucca Mesa. The meeting begins at 3:00 p.m. in Belfield Hall, 58380 Reche...
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ASSEMBLE AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 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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MORONGO BASIN REPUBLICANS CHANGE MEETING PLACE

The Morongo Basin Republicans will hold their regular meeting 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 16. Note the location has changed to the Yucca Valley Masonic Lodge, 7062 Theatre Road (next to the swap meet off Old Woman Springs Road). There is no charge for the meeting, light refreshments will be served.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING WALK MONDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored on Monday across the country and here in the Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to join the celebration…
“I have a dream.” The celebrated civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King...
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MORONGO BASIN YOUTH SOCCER TAKING REGISTRATIONS

The Morongo Basin Youth Soccer Association is accepting registrations for the 2017 spring soccer season. Registration is $55 for returning 2016 fall players and $65 for new players. Bring your child’s birth certificate to the registration at the Jelly Donut in Yucca Valley, on the corner of Acoma and 29...
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