HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ varsity tennis suffered a tough loss to Indian Springs High School Wednesday. The two teams tied 9 sets to 9 sets, and games had to be counted with Indian Springs coming out on top, 77 games to 74 games. Coach William Shay said Marcus

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FIRE DESTROYS STRUCTURE THURSDAY EVENING

Yucca Mesa and Joshua Tree firefighters, along with a water tender from Morongo Valley, were called to a structure fire about 6 p.m. Thursday. The 1,200 square-foot structure was in a remote area on Ducor Avenue, off Security Drive just east of Yucca Mesa Road, on the border of Yucca

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13 ARRESTED AT MARIJUANA FARMS IN LANDERS AND LUCERNE VALLEY

Thirteen people were arrested at five locations during two days of marijuana raids in Landers and Lucerne Valley this week. On Monday, Sheriff’s deputies and investigators served two search warrants, including one in the 60200 block of Bearing Tree in Landers. There, narcotics detectives seized more than 1,000 marijuana plants

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SHERIFF’S SERGEANTS TALK ABOUT CHALLENGES IN ORV ENFORCEMENT

Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard told the Morongo Basin MAC and those at its Monday night meeting about the off-highway vehicle enforcement program of the Sheriff’s Department. Reporter Dan Stork says that the resources, methods, and challenges facing law enforcement were described…

Sergeant Millard explained that, given that OHV offenses are

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BABY GIRL MAKES EARLY ARRIVAL IN JOSHUA TREE

A baby girl couldn’t wait to make her entrance into the world yesterday. According to County Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, Joshua Tree firefighters were called to the 60100 block of Adobe at 10:18 Wednesday morning for a woman who was delivering a baby, but the woman delivered her first baby

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RANGERS ASK PUBLIC TO REPORT THE GRAFFITI VANDALS

Graffiti vandalism is becoming an ugly scourge in and around our beloved Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp urges residents and visitors to help them by reporting it…

The beauty of Joshua Tree National Park speaks for itself in the vast open views, the wondrous rock piles, the

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STATE TO CONSIDER 0 PERCENT LOAN FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER SYSTEM

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors learned at their special meeting Wednesday night that the district’s application for a no-interest loan from the State Water Resources Control Board is on the state board’s agenda for Tuesday, March 17. The district’s entire management team—along with board directors Roger Mayes, Sarann

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DISCOVER THE UNEXPECTED AT “URINETOWN” AT THEATER 29

Urinetown the Musical” is surprising audiences as theater-goers are getting over the title and getting over to Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more…

Theatre 29 audiences have been selling out as theatre-goers realize “Urinetown the Musical” is not what they expected. Toilet humor is not the main focus of

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LEARN ABOUT EDIBLE PLANTS AT THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE TOMORROW

A lecture this Friday will explain of our regions edible plants. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites to the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Twentynine Palms… An edible plants expert will talk about the plants used by the native people of southern California for food, medicine, and utilitarian purposes during Friday’s Second

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, March 14. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:30 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. Jupiter will be brilliant, and eight first magnitude stars and several of the brightest constellations will stand out in the Milky

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WE REVIEW “FRANK’S LIFE” AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

The Yucca Valley High School theatre company opened the dark comedy “Frank’s Life.” Reporter Rebecca Havely offers this review of the production…

High school senior Madison Curtiss directs “Frank’s Life,” by Mark Dunn, the play that inspired the film, “The Truman Show.” Frank’s entire life has actually been the setting

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS

Yesterday the Twentynine Palms High School varsity swim team kicked off their season at home by winning their meet against Banning 93 to 67 for the boys, and 140 to 23 for the girls. Despite it being the first meet of the season, the girls achieved four CIF consideration times.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School softball team will participate in the second day of the Needles tournament. The Trojan tennis team will travel away to Cathedral City; first serve is at 3:15. The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat baseball team will play in the second

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THIRD ARMED ROBBERY IN THREE WEEKS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

We have very limited information about a third business that was robbed at gunpoint in Twentynine Palms in the last three weeks. Sheriff’s detectives are still investigating the armed robbery, which happened at a check cashing business in the 73700 block of 29 Palms Highway, near Adobe Road and the

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OWNER OF YUCCA VALLEY USED CAR DEALERSHIP ARRESTED

The owner of a Yucca Valley consignment car dealership was arrested Monday, accused of embezzling money from his customers. According to Sheriff’s Detective Corey Emon, several customers complained that they consigned vehicles to, or bought vehicles from, Dale Armstrong, of Armstrong Auto Sales, and never received either the money from

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DESERT RENEWABLE CONSERVATION PLAN CHANGES DIRECTION

Something happened Tuesday in the shape of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. Reporter Dan Stork says that’s either a good thing or a bad thing for conservation, depending upon how the decision is interpreted…

“Stringent criticism of a draft of a 12,000-page plan that would manage renewable energy development

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STREET ARTIST WHO TAGGED JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK THREATENS LAWSUIT

Lawyers for the French street artist who posted a photo of his graffiti on a rock in Joshua Tree National Park are threatening to sue the hiking blog that exposed his graffiti. According to the Modern Hiker website, the blog’s authors received a letter from a French legal firm March

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HI-DESERT WATER SPECIAL MEETING ON SEWER SYSTEM BUSINESS

The pace of preparations for the Yucca Valley sewer system is quickening, Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Hi-Desert water Board has called a special meeting tonight…

The board of directors for the Hi-Desert Water District will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Among the items on the

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BURGLAR ARRESTED IN JAIL FOR ANOTHER BURGLARY

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Landers man Sunday for burglary who had been arrested the day before and was still in jail. Sheriff’s say, Floyd Montoya, 32, was arrested by the CHP 2:30 Saturday afternoon for violating parole and two $25,000 warrants. He was booked at the Morongo Basin Jail and

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SQUATTER ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Monday afternoon after he was found squatting at a residence. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a residence in the 74500 block of Baseline Road about 1:45 Monday afternoon because a squatter had returned to the home. Daniel Stewart, 39, was

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