TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SWIM TEAMS ARE 5-0

The Twentynine Palms High School Swim Team traveled to Rancho Mirage High School Wednesday with the Wildcats taking a bite out of the Rattlers, 95 to 73 for the girls, and 104 to 61 for the boys. Both teams are now 5-0 to start the season. Individual stats can be

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School baseball and softball teams will travel away to Desert Hot Springs to play the Golden Eagles. Both games start at 3:15. The Twentynine Palms High School baseball and softball teams will play Desert Mirage High School today. The baseball game

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SERVICES SET FOR JAMARCUS GILMORE

JaMarcus Gilmore, a three-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, died April 1. He was 13 years old. JaMarcus Gilmore is survived by his parents, Marcus and Angela Gilmore, his brother, Zavion Gilmore, his grandparents, and a host of aunts, uncles, relatives, and friends. JaMarcus was an honor student at Twentynine Palms Junior

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TRAIN HITS A CAR ON THE TRACKS IN AMBOY

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a crash where an eastbound train hit an abandoned car on the tracks in Amboy. The CHP says it happened just before 4 a.m. Wednesday morning on National Trails Highway just west of Roy’s Café. No one on the train was injured by the

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CEMENT TRUCK HITS CAR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A crash between a cement truck and a small car sent one man to the hospital Wednesday morning. About 7 a.m., the driver of a Toyota was driving eastbound on Highway 62 and attempted to turn north on Sunrise Road in Twentynine Palms. A cement truck traveling westbound on the

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A WARNING ABOUT SCAMMERS POSING AS THE IRS

Now that tax season is here, federal officials are warning about scammers posing as IRS agents. The IRS says the tax scam is the most common tax scam, with victims losing more than $26 million. The most important thing to be aware of is that the IRS never makes its

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SMALL FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY MORNING

Yucca Valley firefighters were called to a fire in a storage container in Yucca Valley this morning. County Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said the call came in at 6:33 for the fire near Cobalt Road and Cholla Avenue. The 20-foot container was filled with engine blocks and car parts. Firefighters

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Monday, accused of hitting her husband. According to a Sheriff’s report, Shawna Estrada, 47, and her husband had been drinking since about 9 a.m. in their home in the 6500 block of Desert Queen Avenue when they began to argue about 11 a.m. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF BURGLARIZING FRIENDS HOME

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday, accused of burglarizing a friend’s home. A Sheriff’s report said a resident in the 73900 block of Two Mile Road came home about 6 p.m. and found her home had been ransacked and many items stolen. After talking with a neighbor who described

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ARTIST WITH VISON FOR JOSHUA TREE OPENS EXHIBIT SATURDAY

It seems everyone has a different image in mind when it comes to the future of Joshua Tree. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings us the story of a vision unlike the rest… County Planners are updating the 70-plus pages of development code called the Joshua Tree Community Plan. Caltrans recently unveiled

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DOUG WELLER NAMED ACTING SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

Doug Weller, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources at the Morongo Unified School district, is now the district’s acting superintendent. That according to the Board of Education which appointed him during a special session yesterday to fill in for Superintendent Tom Baumgarten, who is on an extended medical leave. A district

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SIGN UP BY APRIL 14 FOR PARK-TO-PARK BIKE RIDE

The City of Twentynine Palms, in conjunction with the Joshua Tree National Park and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, are sponsoring the first annual Park-to-Park Bike Ride and Earth Day educational fair. Kirby Davis has all the details…

Attention bicycle enthusiasts, mark your calendar for April 29 for

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART FESTIVAL OPENS TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree National Park Association’s Art Festival has been celebrating the inspiration of nature for 25 years. This year’s festival, set for April 7 through 9, will feature 30 local and regional artists who will show and sell their work and share their personal interpretation of Joshua Tree National

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ART EXHIBITION, “SPRING RENEWAL” RECEPTION TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The new downtown Twentynine Palms Art Galley exhibition “Spring Renewal” opens with a reception tomorrow. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation…

You’re invited to an opening reception for “Spring Renewal,” the spring Art in Public Places exhibition, April 7, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., held at the City of Twentynine

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY RUMMAGE SALE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold a two-day rummage sale Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8. Some of the items for sale include sports trading cards, Harley-Davidson parts for motorcycles from the 1940s and ’50s, furniture, and man-cave items. Sale hours are 9 to 1 both days at

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SPIRITUALITY AND WELLNESS TALK AT YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH TOMORROW

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will sponsor a talk on spirituality and wellness Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. The talk is free, but donations are accepted. The church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail in Yucca Valley. For more information, call Kathy Ashkins at 760-365-6331.

SENIORS OFFERED FREE TEEN TECH HELP TOMORROW

Are you still trying to figure out all those new tech devices out there? Free teen tech will be available in Yucca Valley tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you when and where… Need help setting up your cell phone, tablet or other electronic device? Want to learn how to

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Twentynine Palms High School track and field teams fell to the Rancho Mirage Rattlers yesterday. The girls were edged 70-55, and the boys 97-30. Coach Ronda Lockett-Morton said the day was not without highlights as senior Selemara Mapuatuli led the Lady Wildcat throwers to a sweep of the throws events

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SUSPECT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS DOUBLE MURDER ARRAIGNED TODAY

A Joshua Tree courtroom was filled Tuesday afternoon with family and friends, as well as Marines, of both the victims of a double murder, and the man accused of killing them. Rafael Aikens, 22, pleaded not guilty in his first court appearance since he was arrested for the murders of

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION GREEN LIGHTS CONTROVERSIAL CADIZ WATER PROJECT

The Trump administration removed a major roadblock to plans to pump ancient groundwater from the Mojave Desert east of Twentynine Palms to urban areas of Southern California. The federal Bureau of Land Management rescinded a 2015 finding that Cadiz, Inc., needed to obtain a federal permit on 43 miles of

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