TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL WINS CIF QUARTERS, SEMIS AT HOME FRIDAY

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ basketball team traveled to Adelanto to take on the Saints in the quarter finals of the CIF division 3A playoffs last night. The ’Cats were victorious with a 63-58 score. Coach T.J. Stanford said leading the cats was D’Shaun Barrett with 33 points

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT IN WIDE RANGING SESSION

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in two sessions tonight. The council will first meet in a workshop meeting and then move on to the regular session. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look at tonight’s agenda… Tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council will start with a

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DUE TO NATIONAL BLOOD SHORTAGE, A BLOOD DRIVE AT HDMC TOMORROW

Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Wednesday, February 22, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol

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A SMORGASBORD TONIGHT FOR THE TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight to consider a smorgasbord of issues. Here with the details is reporter David Haldane… The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight with taxis and massage parlors on its mind. Among other things, the commission will hold a public hearing on whether to amend

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HUMANE SOCIETY ADOPTION FAIR MARCH 4TH NEEDS VENDORS AND SPONSORS

Vendors and raffle prizes are needed for an adoption fair to benefit the Morongo Basin’s only no-kill animal shelter. The adoption fair is set for Saturday, March 4, from 11 to 2, at the animal shelter on Sunview Avenue in Joshua Tree. Businesses and organizations interested in having a booth

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HEALTHCARE DISTRICT HONORS TWO OF THEIR OWN

Morongo Basin Healthcare District recently honored two retiring, long-term board members for their years of service and records of accomplishments. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the who and the why… Earlier this month the Morongo Basin Healthcare District Board of Directors recognized past board members Martie Avels and Pat Cooper for

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MARCH CLOSURES PLANNED FOR “BACK ROAD TO VEGAS”

Travelers who plan to take “the back roads” to Las Vegas in March, take note: several roads will be closed to all traffic between noon and 10 p.m. between March 2 and March 18 while Union Pacific upgrades the railroad tracks. The Kelbaker Road crossing at Kelso will be closed

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CONTRACTS FOR A CITYWIDE WI-FI PLAN

Twentynine Palms has announced a new partnership to improve the lives of residents in need of fast wireless services. Reporter David Haldane has the details… If you live in Twentynine Palms, don’t throw away your smart phone just yet; your wireless signal may soon be improving. 5 Bars, an Irvine-based

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HEALTHY HEARTS RUN THIS SATURDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Attention runners: Ready, set, go register for the Town of Yucca Valley’s 25th annual Healthy Hearts Run this Saturday. Edica Gonzalez has the details… Get out your running shoes and run on over to the 25th Annual Healthy Hearts 5K run and 2K walk in Yucca Valley. The event starts

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PARK TO PARK BIKE RIDE PLANNED FOR APRIL

Attention bicycle enthusiasts, mark your calendar for April 29. The City of Twentynine Palms, in conjunction with the Joshua Tree National Park and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, invite you to take part in the first annual Park-to-Park Bike Ride and Earth Day educational fair on Saturday, April

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LEARN ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

Find out everything you ever wanted to know about the health benefits of essential oils tonight. Reporter Kirby Davis has your invitation… Essential oils will be the topic of a health program set for Tuesday, February 21. Keith and Bertha Tutt will discuss the benefits of essential oils for health

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FREE ENTRANCE TO JOSHUA TREE AND ALL NATIONAL PARKS ON THIS PRESIDENT’S DAY

Entrance to Joshua Tree and all other National Parks is free today in honor of President’s Day. Reporter Edica Gonzalez joins us… In honor of President’s Day, February 20, all national parks will waive entrance fees today. Camping and reservation fees will still be collected as normal. Fee free days

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HOLIDAY CLOSURES TODAY

All municipal and county government offices, including courthouses, as well as banks and schools, will be closed Today, Monday, February 20, in observance of President’s Day. Trash and recycling collections by Burrtec will not be affected.

MORONGO VALLEY WELCOMES NEW FIRE AND MEDIC ENGINE

There was cause for celebration in Morongo Valley this weekend and spirits were high despite a little wet weather. Z107.7 news reporter Mike Lipsitz explains… Undaunted by Saturday morning’s precipitation several dozen well-wishers gathered around the big bay door at the Morongo Valley Fire Station. They came for the unveiling

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN FINALIST FOR MILITARY SPOUSE OF THE YEAR

A Twentynine Palms woman has been named as Military Spouse of the Year for the Combat Center, and was named Wednesday as one of 18 finalists for the military branch spouses by Military Spouse magazine and Armed Forces Insurance. She is competing against two other Marine spouses for the honor

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MORONGO BASIN SINGLES INVITED TO A SPEED DATING EVENT NEXT WEEK

Morongo Basin singles are invited to participate in two speed-dating events, to be held in Palm Desert. Speed-dating is a match-making event in which participants meet up to 14 people, one person at a time, for a short conversation. After the speed-date night, those people who indicated an interest in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY RECRUITING YOUNG HISTORIANS

The Historical Society of Twentynine Palms is encouraging youth to learn about the history of Twentynine Palms with a special program. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… The goal of the Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s Young Historian program is to encourage the youth of Twentynine Palms to become more familiar

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SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST PLANNED FOR NEXT WEEK

St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church of Yucca Valley will host a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper next week. Everyone is welcome Tuesday, February 28. Pancakes, sausages and coffee will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. for just $5 each or $15 for families of four. Cash only please; tickets at the

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER JOB FAIR TOMORROW

Professionals in nursing, therapy and radiology might want to make a note; Hi-Desert Medical Center is hiring. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21 in Helen Gray Education Center at 6601 White Feather Road

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL WINS 2ND ROUND CIF PLAYOFF GAME

The Twentynine Palms girls’ basketball team won their second-round CIF playoff game Saturday night at home against Tustin in the 2AA playoffs. Coach Tim Stanford said Lindsey Scamman had 27 points and Tatiyanna Mackall had 22 points. The win raises the ’Cats’ record to 25 and 3. They will play

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