BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, January 24, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Blood donors are especially needed to help fill a nationwide shortage. All blood types are needed. Donors will receive incentives. Those aged

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Z107-7 RADIOTHON RAISES $12,000 FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS SELECT CHOIR

The Twentynine Palms High School Select choir benefitted from a successful radio-thon fund-raiser on Z107.7 Radio Saturday. Choir Director Michael Mayes explained the reason for the event, saying, “Choirs of America invited us to attend a unique conference with world-renowned clinicians and composers. In addition to performing, the conference includes

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BLOOD DRIVE ON BASE MONDAY

Blood drives across the country have been cancelled recently due to severe winter weather, and there is a desperate shortage of donated blood. Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives in 27 states have been forced to cancel due to bad weather. The American Red Cross will hold a blood

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ARRESTED ON CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES COPY

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested Thursday, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, on July 23, 2016, Sierra Kussart, 23, and Cody Nash, 25, brought their child to Hi-Desert Medical Center because their child had a broken right arm. X-rays revealed a spiral fracture to

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RADIO-THON TO BENEFIT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR IS TODAY

The Z107.7 Send Our Kids to Orlando radiothon for the Twentynine Palms High School Select choir is today from noon until 5 p.m. The choir has been invited by Choirs of America to attend an educational workshop in Orlando April 19 to 23. However, in order to attend, the students

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party, Saturday, January 21. The event begins at 5:45 p.m. and will end about 9 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will be the winter Milky Way, the Pleiades,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat boys’ basketball team will play Ayala High School in the Palms Springs Showcase. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m.

TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ARRESTED ON CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested Thursday, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, on July 23, 2016, Sierra Kussart, 23, and Cody Nash, 25, brought their child to Hi-Desert Medical Center because their child had a broken right arm. X-rays revealed a spiral fracture to

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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DUI AND POSSESSION OF LOADED FIREARMS IN VEHICLE

A San Bernardino woman was arrested early Friday morning after she attempted to drive onto the Marine base in Twentynine Palms while intoxicated and with two loaded handguns. According to a Sheriff’s report, Denise Hallowood, 35, drove up to the main gate of the Combat Center base about 1:30 a.m.

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MAN KILLED AFTER EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE AT A TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTEL IDENTIFIED

The coroner has now identified the Yucca Valley man killed Tuesday at a Twentynine Palms Motel after an exchange of gunfire with two deputies. A Sheriff’s press release said shortly before 3:30 a.m., deputies responded to Motel 6 to investigate a call about a man with a gun from a

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS HOSTS TOURIST MARKETING EVENT

About 40 people who provide services to tourists, attended a tourism and marketing update hosted by the city of Twentynine Palms Thursday morning. City Manager Frank Luckino opened the session with a snapshot of the Project Phoenix plans for the downtown area saying, “We want to drive people to the

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A REMINDER ABOUT HAVING AN EMERGENCY KIT

The Morongo Basin is near several major earthquake faults, and wildfires and flash flooding are also threats to our area. Prepare yourself by putting together an emergency supply kit and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you if you have to evacuate. Managing editor Tami Roleff

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING SHERIFF’S DEPUTY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday, accused of assaulting a Sheriff’s deputy. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a fight between a man and woman near Lupine Avenue and El Paseo Drive in Twentynine Palms about 1:30 p.m. The man, Arsola Bell, 21, became uncooperative and

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, January 21, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be the Match bone marrow

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COUNTY OFFICIAL FINED BY FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION

The State Fair Political Practices Commission has fined a county elected official. County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector Larry Walker was a successful candidate in 2010 and 2014 elections. The Committee found Walker failed to timely pay the 2013 and 2014 $50 annual fees to the Secretary of State’s office, in violation of

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COLD WEATHER DRIVING REMINDERS

With very wintery weather forecast for our Morongo Basin area this weekend, Edica Gonzalez has some reminders about winter driving… Be prepared for winter driving. If you are traveling up into the mountains to see snow, bring chains for your vehicle. Don’t pass a snowplow; the road will be worse

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NOTED POETS IN READING THIS EVENING

Two award-winning poets will give poetry readings at Joshua Tree National Park. Karla K. Morton and Alan Birkelbach, Texas Poet Laureates who have 11 published works between them, hope that their words can help the public explore, preserve, and protect our national parks. The free poetry readings will be followed

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TWENTYNINE PALMS OFFERS YOUTH AND ARTS GRANTS

Youth and arts grants are available through the City of Twentynine Palms. Kirby Davis tells us who can—and how to—apply… Grants of up to $1,000 are available from the Twentynine Palms Public Arts Advisory Committee for programs that support youth and the arts. Organizations, individuals, groups, and clubs that benefit

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS GIRLS’ SOCCER

The girls’ soccer teams of Twentynine Palms High School will host a pancake breakfast Saturday morning, January 21, at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, 6539 Adobe Road, from 7 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $5 for a single breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, and your choice of coffee or

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MAN KILLED IN A TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTEL DIED FOLLOWING AN EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE WITH DEPUTIES

Investigators have determined that the unidentified Yucca Valley man killed Tuesday at a Twentynine Palms Motel died following an exchange of gunfire with deputies. A Sheriff’s press release said shortly before 3:30 a.m., deputies responded to Motel 6 to investigate a call about a man with a gun from a

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