“SOUNDS OF FREEDOM“ CONTINUES TO RATTLE LOCAL WINDOWS

The “Sound of Freedom” is still rattling windows in the Morongo Basin and will for the next two weeks. The Marine Corps is conducting Integrated Training Exercise 3-17 on board the Combat Center through June 2. Early Wednesday morning a series of big booms had some residents thinking there were

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE TO GET SILVER STAR FOR SAVING LINGUIST DURING ENEMY FIRE

The Marine Corps will present the third-highest combat award to an Iraq War veteran Thursday, following a review that upgraded his commendation. Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Glenn M. Walters, will present the Silver Star Medal to Capt. Andrew Kim, an officer with Marine Corps Tactics and Operations

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TWENTYNINE PALMS JOINT PLANNING/COUNCIL MEETING CALLS FOR DOWNTOWN CHANGES

Change is in the atmosphere of Twentynine Palms. Reporter David Haldane attended a meeting last night that took a major step towards ushering it in…

Out with the old, in with the new! That was the gist of last night’s joint meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council and Planning

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DRUG SALES ALLEGED IN YUCCA VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS, AND JOSHUA TREE ARRESTS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Monday, accused of drug dealing. About 8:20 p.m., deputies stopped near Bonair Road and Highway 62 to check on a man, later identified as Jason Brown, 35, who had fallen off his bicycle. A deputy checked the area and found baggies of suspected methamphetamine

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BOARD MEMBER SOUGHT BY TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY DISTRICT

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board of Trustees is looking for a volunteer to fill a current vacancy on its five-member board. Eligible residents must reside within the Cemetery District and be a registered voter. Cemetery board meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Appointments

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VENDORS SOUGHT FOR JUNE 3 STREET MARKET AT TWENTYNINE PALMS UNITED METHODIST

Just over two more weeks till the Street Market at the United Methodist Church at 6250 Mesquite Springs Road in Twentynine Palms. The event will be on June 3 and will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come shop for treasures, plan on purchasing lunch of hot dogs,

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DID THEY GET DOWNTOWN RIGHT? TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL AND PLANNERS MEET TONIGHT

Redeveloping downtown Twentynine Palms has lately been a major topic of discussion and debate. The discussion continues at a special workshop meeting tonight as city officials contemplate whether mistakes may have been made. Reporter David Haldane has the details… Did Twentynine Palms officials mess up in formulating the city’s Downtown

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SPECIAL ORIGINAL SHOW TOUR KICKS OFF AT THEATRE 29 JUNE 3

Broadway and television performer Alan Palmer returns to Theatre 29 with an all-new show. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… You may remember Alan Palmer from his previous one-man show performances at Theatre 29: “The Fabulous Divas of Broadway” in 2014 or “The Fabulous Divas of Hollywood” in 2015. He’s

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COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING STARTS THIS FRIDAY

New training classes will start this Friday, May 19, for volunteers who are at least 18 years old interested in becoming a part of the Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT. The classes will be held Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21,

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AN EDITORIAL OPINION: COUNCILS, GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE SAND ON MARIJUANA

An editorial opinion from Z107.7 News… The Town of Yucca Valley is drafting a new ordinance to deal with the legalization of marijuana, both for medical and recreational use. Opponents of Measure X—a ballot measure that failed in 2015, which would have allowed two medical marijuana dispensaries in the Town

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HIGH SPEED BLAMED FOR CRASH THAT KILLED 2 IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

Speed is being blamed for a single-vehicle crash in Twentynine Palms that killed a Hemet man and an Ontario woman Saturday. The California Highway Patrol said Yovonne Marie Navarrette, 49, passed a vehicle traveling westbound in front of her on Indian Trail at a high rate of speed. As she

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ACTIVE SHOOTER EXERCISE ABOARD THE MARINE BASE TOMORROW

The Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms will conduct an active shooter exercise Tuesday, May 16, from 8 a.m. to noon. The full-scale exercise will evaluate the installation’s emergency operations plans, policies and procedures as well as first-responders’ capability and capacity to operate in coordination with multi-jurisdictional agencies.

YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOUND HIDING A MACHETE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday after he was found hiding a machete under his clothes. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was looking for a burglary suspect at Tortoise Rock Casino about 6:30 p.m. when he found a man, later identified as Josh Roggenbuck, 39, who matched

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HIGH DESERT TEST KITCHEN MONTHLY DINNER MAY 15

For many folks in Morongo Basin exploring the Mojave Desert is a favorite pastime. Now how about exploring our desert from a culinary perspective? Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains … The High Desert Test Kitchen is an informal monthly dinner gathering organized by artist Sarah Witt. This month’s dinner is at

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24-HOUR CELEBRATION OF LOU HARRISON’S CENTENNIAL STARTS AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

A special day is planned at Harrison House Music, Arts, and Ecology in Joshua Tree. The 24-hour event started at midnight Saturday and will continue all day Sunday until midnight. Reporter Kirby Davis says the 24-hour event will celebrate the 100th birthday of the California composer Lou Harrison… Harrison House

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GUILTY PLEA IN DUI CRASH THAT KILLED TWENTYNINE PALMS DENTIST AND HIS WIFE

The Twentynine Palms Marine accused of killing a prominent dentist and his wife in a DUI crash in May 2015 pleaded guilty in court last month. Mariah Natividad, 22, a lance corporal with the Exercise Support Division on the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, was driving under the influence and

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GALLERY 62 EXHIBIT OPENING TONIGHT

Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will hold an opening reception tonight Saturday, May 13, for its new art show, “Women’s Empowerment: Nasty Women.” The show features the artworks of 33 local artists, both women and men, along with signature artist Casey Kiernan with a video installation and photography. The opening

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SELF-WORTH EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

Discoveries about developing a healthy sense of self-worth will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, May 14 at 4 p.m.… The program, titled “What’s Wrong Right With You? The Surprising Truth About Self-Worth,” features an exclusive documentary film about a skid-row project that provides makeovers for homeless mothers. Lifetree

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HARRISON’S 100TH BIRTHDAY

Starting at midnight Saturday, Harrison House Music, Arts and Ecology will celebrate the life and legacy of its namesake composer with a full 24 hours of creativity and conservation in Joshua Tree and around the world. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says organizers aim to unite people across borders… On May 14,

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GUILTY PLEA IN DUI CRASH THAT KILLED TWENTYNINE PALMS DENTIST AND HIS WIFE

The Twentynine Palms Marine accused of killing a prominent dentist and his wife in a DUI crash in May 2015 pleaded guilty in court last month. Mariah Natividad, 22, a lance corporal with the Exercise Support Division on the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, was driving under the influence and

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