HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ swim teams clipped the wings of the Apple Valley High School Eagles Thursday. The boys won 105 to 61; the girls won 96 to 72. In addition to winning the overall meet, several swimmers improved or obtained their CIF consideration time.

The

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YUCCA VALLEY TRANSIENT ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING, FALSE IMPRISONMENT

A Yucca Valley transient was arrested early Thursday morning, accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman. According to Sheriff’s reports, the woman said she was camping when she met David Graham, 36, on Sunday, March 12, who convinced her to get into his car. Once in the car, he held

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ANNOUNCES 2017 GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Copper Mountain College Foundation announced Yvonna Mullen of Twentynine Palms High School the 2017 Greenleaf Scholarship winner. The scholarship will pay tuition, books and fees, plus living expenses while Mullen is a student at Copper Mountain College and while she completes a degree at a four-year institute. Mullen’s mother Sumiko

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CALTRANS MOBILE APP OFFERS REAL-TIME TRAFFIC INFORMATION

CalTrans developed an online, real-time website with traffic information in 2012. Last August, a QuickMap mobile app was released for Android phones, and it became available for iPhone users in January. Kirby Davis says the app recently received an award of excellence, and gives an overview of its capabilities… CalTrans

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LANDERS WOMAN ACCUSED OF SPOUSE ABUSE

A Landers woman was arrested Tuesday night, accused of attacking another woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 100 block of Sunny Vista Road about 10 p.m. The victim said her attacker, later identified as Wendy Ann Walker, 48, slapped her, and got her on the

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER ROLLS OUT TWO NEW YOUTH VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

Hi-Desert Medical Center recently established two new volunteer programs for students and others interested in real-world experiences in the healthcare industry. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on how to get involved… Hi-Desert Medical Center volunteers have traditionally been funneled through the hospital’s multifaceted Auxiliary program. But recently, the hospital formed

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet Monday, March 20. If you own property, or live in Flamingo Heights, Landers, Yucca Mesa, or Johnson Valley, you can find out about any updates on a variety of issues that were discussed at the last meeting. Representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, County

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OVERFLOW SEATING ADDED TO SOLD-OUT “MARY POPPINS” AT THEATRE 29

Tickets for Theatre 29’s production of “Mary Poppins” have sold out, but managing editor Tami Roleff says you can still see this popular show from Disney… Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks family whose children, Jane and Michael, are out of control and need a new nanny. When

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TOMORROW IS TRANSIT APPRECIATION DAY FOR THE MBTA

Tomorrow is a special day for our own Morongo Basin Transit Authority, the MBTA, as they celebrate their own Transit Appreciation Day. Reporter Edica Gonzales says be sure to give their employees a hearty “Thank You”… Ok, so maybe it’s not an official holiday yet, but for the Morongo Basin

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR 67TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS IN MAY

Plans are underway for the 67th Annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days, and organizers invite you to help plan the fun. It takes a bundle of volunteers to make this happen, so don’t be shy, call and sign-up to help today! Grubstake Western kick-off mixer at the Elks Lodge, Grubstake rodeo,

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YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH PLANNING A PAINT NIGHT FUND-RAISER

A Yucca Valley church will hold a paint night for artists and wanna-be artists of all ages. Reporter Kirby Davis gets out her paint brushes… Desert Hills Presbyterian Church’s youth group will hold a paint night Thursday, March 30, for painters and wanna-be artists of all ages. Canvases, paints, and

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HOLISTIC HERBS AND KIDNEYS AT RAINBOW STEW SATURDAY

Learn how herbs and holistic methods can help improve kidney function at a free event at Rainbow Stew, Saturday, March 18. Charla Shamhart will lead the session starting at 1 p.m. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call Shamhart at 760-401-0689. Rainbow Stew is

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TOMORROW IS THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR SQUARE AND LINE DANCE CLASSES

Tonight is the last day to sign up for square and line dancing classes from the Star Twirlers Square Dance club. Managing Editor Tami Roleff doh-see-dohs in with details… Thursday, March 16, is the last night that new students will be accepted for square and line dancing classes, sponsored by

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAM NOTCHES LEAGUE WIN

Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats track and field hosted their first De Anza League meet against the Desert Mirage Rams. The boys defeated the Rams 70-57 and were led by top scorer KJ Morton who earned 19.5 points in the 4×1, 100 meters, 300 hurdles, and triple jump. The Lady

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PUTS MORATORIUM ON MASSAGE PARLORS

The Twentynine Palms City Council last night took action on massage parlors and taxis, but not on vacation rentals. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this story… If you want to open a massage parlor in Twentynine Palms, you may have to cool your heels a bit. The City

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION HEARS MARIJUANA PROHIBITION ARGUMENTS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission heard from nearly three dozen residents at its public hearing Tuesday night about an ordinance that would prohibit all commercial marijuana uses with the town, and regulate personal use and cultivation of recreational marijuana. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the meeting, and says the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN CAUGHT SHOPLIFTING HAD NEARLY $200,000 IN ARREST WARRANTS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested on nearly $200,000 in warrants after he was caught shoplifting. About 4 p.m., deputies were called to Walmart when a store employee observed the man, later identified as Jarod Davis, 30, put grocery and electronic items inside a backpack and reusable shopping bags and

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STAGE PLAY, “A FEW GOOD MEN” PLAYING WEEKENDS IN YUCCA VALLEY

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley mount their largest production yet with the Aaron Sorkin courtroom drama, “A Few Good Men.” Edica Gonzalez says seats are still available… “A Few Good Men” is the St. Joseph’s Players’ eighth show over the last four seasons. Smaller cast shows have been

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REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, EXHIBIT OPENS TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is a new exhibit at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum that showcases artwork made from recycled or reused materials. It’s goal is to make people think about a throw-away society by sharing the artists’ visions of reused and recycled materials. The exhibit includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, and mixed

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE BURRITO BREAKFAST THIS SATURDAY

The Morongo Valley Fire Fighter’s Auxiliary will hold its annual burrito breakfast this Saturday, March 18, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Covington Park multipurpose room. After breakfast, check out the community yard sale, which goes until 2 p.m. Vendors who are interested in participating in the yard

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