29 PALMS ART GALLERY PAINT NIGHT FUND-RAISER TOMORROW

The 29 Palms Art Gallery is holding a fundraiser, Living Color: Wine and Paint Night. Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The wildly popular fundraiser, Living Color: Wine and Paint Night, is back at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. On Thursday, January 19, enjoy festive treats and nibbles as you sip

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team played their first home game of the season and cruised to a 65-35 De Anza League win over Rancho Mirage High School last night in Trojan Gym. Coach Jess Geeson said junior Savannah Beasley led the team with 14 points, while

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SHOOTING INVESTIGATION CLOSES THE HIGHWAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Deputies responding to a report of shots fired in Twentynine Palms early this morning were shot at by the suspect. The deputies were not injured. The shooting occurred at the Motel 6 on the highway in Twentynine Palms about 3:30 a.m. The suspect, who is holed up in a room

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MARINE KILLED IN TRAINING INCIDENT ON TWENTYNINE PALMS BASE IS IDENTIFIED

The Marine killed in a training mishap Friday evening aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base has been identified. LCpl. Austin Ruiz, 19, of Naples, Florida, died and another Marine was injured January 13 during what was called a “routine training mission.” According to his hometown television station, family members

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RETAIL MARIJUANA ON THE AGENDA FOR THE YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council has a full agenda for tonight’s meeting. After approving agreements and authorizations for the new Measure Y and Measure Z sales tax measures, the council will be asked to increase the street sweeping contract to $135,000, and to approve $17,000 to refurbish the softball infield

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TO TALK ABOUT VACATION HOME RENTALS

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight to consider modifying permitting requirements for duplex units. Specifically, the commission will hear public input regarding whether to allow vacation home rental permits under certain circumstances via a Conditional Use Permit. In addition, the Commission will discuss taxi service and special events signs

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ROAD CLOSURES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

The City of Twentynine is notifying area drivers and residents of some road closures occurring Wednesday and Thursday, January 18, and 19, due to street overlays. Manana Drive from Palo Verde Avenue to Aztec Avenue will be closed on Wednesday, and Siesta Drive from Adobe Road to Aztec Avenue will

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TO SAY GOODBYE TO DONNA MUNOZ TONIGHT

Looks to be a busy meeting of the Community Services District in Morongo Valley tonight. Could even be some tears as this the last meeting for retiring General Manager Donna Munoz. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more … At tonight’s regular 7 o’clock meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District,

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SCHOOL BOARD REVIEWING BOARD APPLICANTS TODAY AND TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District board of education will meet today and tomorrow to review applications and discuss applicants for the open board seat previously occupied by Ronald Palmer, who died on November 18. Today’s meeting gets underway at 3 p.m. and Wednesday’s at 3:15. Both will be held in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Tuesday, January 17, at which time it will review a revised policy manual and discuss security options. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. in the cemetery office on Encelia Avenue in Twentynine Palms.

FREE, FAST HIV TESTING IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Family Health Clinic is partnering with the County of San Bernardino’s Public Health HIV Prevention program to bring their mobile HIV testing vehicle to Yucca Valley tomorrow. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… Start the New Year off right by knowing your HIV status. A mobile test

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LOCAL CARPOOLS GOING TO EAGLE MOUNTAIN HEARING IN PALM DESERT TOMORROW

The Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service have completed their study on the adjusting the southern boundary of Joshua Tree National Park to include more than 22,000 acres of public lands near Eagle Mountain. The public can express their thoughts on the proposal at a meeting 6

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS HOSTS TOURISM MARKETING SESSION THURSDAY

All hospitality and tourism-oriented business owners and managers and community organizers are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on tourism and marketing in Twentynine Palms Thursday. Reporter Kirby Davis has all the details… Businesses that cater to tourists are invited to participate in the 2017 Tourism and Marketing Update, sponsored

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Congratulations to Sequoia Barrera of Yucca Valley. The Yucca Valley Crossfit athlete placed first in the final event with a 165-pound weight maneuver and finished in seventh place overall at the Wodapalooza Miami Fitness Festival! She will now try to place top 10 in the CrossFit Open this March with

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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. Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’

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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.

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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

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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

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