TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER FIGHTING WITH SHERIFF’S DEPUTY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday, accused of fighting with a Sheriff’s deputy. Sheriff’s reports said the deputy was called to the 6600 block of Adobe Road about 7 p.m. for a report of a man brandishing a knife. When the deputy arrived, the man, later identified as David

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS: WANTS TO AVOID BITTER TEACHER CONTRACT DISPUTES

The Morongo Unified School District’s Board of Education is already looking for ways to avoid last year’s protracted—and sometimes bitter—contract negotiations with its teachers. Future contract negotiations between the Morongo Unified School District and its teachers may be about to get easier. Or at least less frequent. In the wake

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting tonight (Tuesday, February 28). Directors will review and approve its conflict of interest code. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the cemetery office, 5350 Encelia Avenue in Twentynine Palms.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: VENDORS AND COMMISSIONERS

The Twentynine Palms City Council will consider a variety of issues tonight ranging from selling merchandise on city streets to filling two vacancies on the city’s Planning Commission. Here with more is reporter David Haldane… Hawking and peddling will be on the table in Twentynine Palms tonight. Specifically, whether the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS AND YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL JOINT CONCERT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THURSDAY

The Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley High Schools will hold a joint concert this Thursday, March 2, at the Twentynine Palms High School. Both bands, both select choirs, and the Twentynine Palms High School concert choir will perform. The doors to the Richard Casey Memorial Gym open at 6:15; the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Thursday, accused of child endangerment. Limited information is available, but deputies went to a home in the 71600 block of 29 Palms Highway about 9:30 a.m. Thursday for a welfare check. The conditions at the home were unacceptable, and Jeanie Johnson, 39, was arrested

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED BURGLARY

A Twentynine Palms transient was arrested last week, accused of trying to break into an occupied home. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were sent to the 72200 block of Sunnyslope Drive just after 4 a.m. Monday, February 20. The resident reported that a man, later identified as Rene Barrera,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN NAMED MARINE CORPS SPOUSE OF THE YEAR

A Twentynine Palms woman who was named military spouse of the year for the Combat Center, has also been named as the Marine Corps Military Spouse of the Year. Managing editor Tami Roleff shares the good news… Jessica Rudd of Twentynine Palms has seen many different aspects of military life,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL WINS CIF SEMI-FINAL IN A THRILLER

In a fast-paced thriller of a game, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ varsity basketball team beat Hesperia High School Friday in the CIF Division 3A semi-finals. D’Shaun Barrett hit a fade-away three-pointer in the final moments of overtime to eliminate Hesperia 65-64, and advance Twentynine Palms to the championship

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TRY-OUTS SUNDAY FOR AAU BOYS’ TRAVELING BASKETBALL TEAMS

Try-outs for the 29 Elite Academy traveling basketball teams for boys between ages of 8 and 14 will be Sunday, February 26. The travel teams play from April to July. There will be one team per age group. Boys from throughout the Morongo Basin are welcome to try out in

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STAR PARTY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, February 25. The event begins at 6:15 p.m. and will end about 9:30 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will include the brightest star in the

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT: A COMMUNITY UPDATE

A year and a half ago, the Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District leased the hospital to Tenet Healthcare, which is now responsible for the operation of the hospital and its satellite facilities. The district changed its name to Morongo Basin Healthcare District, and besides serving as Tenet’s landlord, it operates the

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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN’S NEW ALBUM FEATURED ON Z107.7 THIS SUNDAY AT 4:00

Morongo Basin musician Dana Larson will join Pat Michaels on the Z107.7 Local Music Showcase this Sunday at 4 p.m. for an in-depth interview and debut of Dana Larson’s new album “Desert Mermaid.” Larson, who lives in an RV in Joshua Tree, has spent four years writing and producing the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL IN HOME CIF SEMIFINAL PLAYOFF TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ basketball team, 25-3, will take on Hesperia High School tonight, February 24, at home in the semi- finals of the CIF division 3A playoffs. The ’Cats will host Hesperia High School in the Richard A. Casey Gym at 7:00 p.m. on the Twentynine

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LITTLE LEAGUE LATE REGISTRATION TOMORROW

Twentynine Palms Little League is having the final late registration on Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Twentynine Palms Jr. High School in the gym. The cost is $80 per player. The league hosts youth softball and youth baseball players ages 4 to 16. Games

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13TH ANNUAL REACH OUT PARADE OF HOMES A BIG SUCCESS

Sunny skies smiled down on Reach Out Morongo Basin’s 13th annual Parade of Homes Sunday. Edica Gonzalez says the fundraiser was a great success… Nearly 170 tickets were sold for Reach Out Morongo Basin’s 13th annual Parade of Homes, which featured two homes in Twentynine Palms, two homes in Joshua

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MOJAVE VIPER YOUNG MARINES PROGRAM RECRUITING

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more about children who want to earn the title… The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good kids who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is for children

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

UPDATE 2/23/17 9:30 a.m. According to San Bernardino County District Attorney Supervisor Ron Webster, Joseph Giron Sanchez appeared in San Bernardino County court in Joshua Tree on February 22. The felony charge of child abuse was reduced to a misdemeanor charge. Giron Sanchez had a public defender appointed to represent

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DEPUTIES FIND SUSPECTED VANDAL HIDING UNDER INSULATION IN THE ATTIC

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday morning, after he vandalized another man’s car. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 5900 block of Aztec Avenue about 9:30 a.m. for a report that Jacob Savidge, 23, had thrown a football-sized rock at a car’s passenger side door

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THREE ARRESTED WITH DRUGS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Three Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Friday, after they were found with methamphetamine during a warrant search. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the 6500 block of La Luna in Twentynine Palms about 8:30 a.m. to conduct a warrant search. During the search, deputies came in contact with

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