TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL COACH TAKES TWO BRONZE MEDALS IN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP

The cross-country coach from Twentynine Palms High School brought home two medals from the 2018 USA Open Karate Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has the details…

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M.E. Wilson Sr., a coach at Twentynine Palms High School, competed in the 2018 USA Open Karate Championships,

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FAMILY BIKE RIDE AND BIKE RODEO PART OF ANNUAL PARK-2-PARK RIDE

The Twentynine Palms Recreation Department will present a family bike ride and bicycle safety rodeo as part of the third annual Park-2-Park Bike Ride on Saturday, April 28. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… For cyclists who aren’t quite ready to take on the 54-mile route at the third

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COMBINED ROTARY CLUBS FOOD DRIVE CALLED “SUCCESSFUL AND PRODUCTIVE”

The annual Morongo Basin combined Rotary Clubs food drive Friday was very successful and productive, according to organizers. The Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley Noon and Yucca Valley Sunset Rotary Clubs manned booths at all of the local Stater Brothers markets during the day, accepting donations of food and

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ART RECEPTION AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

A new exhibit is now on display at the 29 Palms Art Gallery in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff says be sure to make the opening reception set for Saturday, April 7. Imaginary scenes and California landscape paintings punctuated with poetry are the newest exhibit at the 29 Palms

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports Monday, the Trojan boys’ tennis team will travel away to play Rancho Mirage, starting at 3:15 p.m. Also Monday, the Trojan golf team will host Beaumont at home; tee time is 3 p.m. And finally, the Twentynine Palms boys’ tennis team will travel away

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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN NEEDS ANGELS

Reach Out Morongo Basin, which provides support services to local senior citizens and the disabled, could use your help. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details…

Reach Out Morongo Basin matches volunteers with seniors and the disabled for seemingly ordinary tasks. Volunteers visit, shop, help with personal business, minor home repairs,

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EASTER EVENTS PLANNED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

The Twentynine Palms Fire Department and the county Fire Explorers will host an Easter egg hunt at Luckie Park on Sunday, April 1, starting at 1 p.m. Bring your own basket to the baseball field. All ages are welcome.

The Joshua Tree Parks and Recreation Department will hold its 51st

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EASTER EVENTS PLANNED IN YUCCA VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS, AND JOSHUA TREE

The Town of Yucca Valley will present its annual Easter egg hunt event on Saturday, March 31, at the Yucca Valley Community Center softball field. All children 8 years old and under can participate, with a separate hunt area for each age group. Parents may help toddlers in the Li’l

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NEW MARINE BASE GATE HOURS GO INTO EFFECT TODAY

The Twentynine Palms Marine Base has announced that effective today, the hours for its gates have changed. The Condor and Ocotillo gates will be open Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 9 a.m., and again 2 to 5:30 p.m. The gate will be closed all other hours, including weekends. The

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U2 TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Live at the Rock is back at the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms. The free Friday concert series, now in its fifth season, brings The U2Xperience live to the stage tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation…

Tonight, at Live at the Rock at Tortoise Rock Casino, Z107.7-FM presents

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans varsity softball team came home with a hard-earned win against Rancho Mirage. The nail-biter game ended with a score of 2-0, after the Trojans scored in an extra eighth inning.

Senior Jackie Bolha walked, and a double from sophomore Rylie Rohr brought Bolha

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TWENTYNINE PALMS BURGLARY SUSPECT FOUND HIDING IN ATTIC

A Twentynine Palms man’s attempt to evade Sheriff’s deputies by hiding in an apartment attic wasn’t very successful. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the 5800 block of Bagley Avenue about noon Tuesday to follow up on a burglary report. While there, a deputy spotted Perry Belden, 27,

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CLOSURES FOR CESAR CHAVEZ DAY AND SPRING BREAK

Saturday, March 31, is Cesar Chavez Day, a legal holiday in California but not a federal holiday. Here’s a roundup of what’s open and what’s closed on Friday, March 30: Most state offices, including the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the county courthouse will be closed. The post office will

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COMBINED ROTARY FOOD DRIVE AT LOCAL STATER BROTHER’S STORES TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Rotary Clubs and Stater Brothers have once again partnered to sponsor the Morongo Basin Meals Campaign. Managing editor Tami Roleff shares how you can make a donation… Morongo Basin Rotarians will be at all the Stater Brothers locations on Friday, March 30, from 9 to 4 to

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GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE TOMORROW,  SUNRISE SERVICE SUNDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association will hold a Good Friday service at noon on Friday, March 30, at Gospel Fellowship Christian Center Church, on Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms. It will hold an Easter sunrise service on Sunday, April 1, at 6 a.m. at the Rotary shelter in Luckie Park

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Swim Team traveled to Coachella Valley High School with the Wildcats blowing the Mighty Arabs out of the water, 111 to 58 for the ladies, and 126 to 42 for the men. Coaches Michelle Minatrea-Teo and Irene Hull-Beard said the swimmers have been working very

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SUSPECTED 29 PALMS OASIS ARSONIST IN CUSTODY, CHARRED TREES CUT DOWN

The fire that ravaged the historic Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms Monday night is being investigated as an arson. George William Graham, 26, of Twentynine Palms, was arrested late Monday night for investigation of arson by federal authorities and is being held at the West Valley Detention Center on

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THEATRE 29 GETS GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS IN EXPANSION EFFORTS

Theatre 29 got good news and bad news at last night’s Twentynine Palms City Council meeting. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this… Twentynine Palms isn’t ready to shell out $1.6 million to remodel Theatre 29. What it will do, however, is pay $185,000 for the project to be

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER LOOKS AT REQUIRING DEPOSITS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board meets in regular session tonight at 6 p.m. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… Items of interest on the agenda for this week’s meeting include discussions on continuing the Water District’s current water-availability assessments for the fiscal year; supporting or opposing three new

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan softball team traveled to Twentynine Palms to come out victorious with a score of 11-3. Sophomores Alyssa Lynch and Rylie Rohr and Senior Savanna Fowlkes all brought in multiple hits for the Trojans. The LadyCats’ league record is 3-3 and overall 8-4.

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