TWENTYNINE PALMS GIRLS BASKETBALL FINISHES UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE PLAY

Thursday night, Twentynine Palms High School girls’ varsity Wildcats finished their regular season with a 51-to-41 win at Yucca Valley High School to raise their record to 20-and-6 overall and 12-and-0 in league. As of the last CIF 4AA poll, the Wildcats were ranked number 6 in a very tough

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OASIS OF MARA CONSTRUCTION

We were camping at Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park earlier this week, and read a notice that the visitor center in Twentynine Palms is temporarily in smaller quarters. Ranger Pam Tripp explains what’s going on…

Joshua Tree National Park is currently addressing the design and construction of seismic

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE ENGINE FUNDRAISER

The Morongo Valley Community Services District is offering free shuttle rides to Palm Springs on Saturday, February 21, so that Morongo Basin residents can help support the district’s fund-raising campaign for a new fire engine. Firehouse Subs on Ramon Road in Palm Springs will donate a portion of its proceeds

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SIGN UP FOR THE HEALTHY HEARTS RUN

The Annual Healthy Hearts Run is set for later this month. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells area runners how to sign-up…

Personal health and fitness are the themes of the Town of Yucca Valley’s annual Healthy Hearts 5K Run and 2K Family Health Walk. The event is scheduled for Saturday, February

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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM BEING A VICTIM OF A SO CAL EDISON SCAM

Recently, some Morongo Basin residents were visited by men who claimed to be employees of Southern California Edison. They actually were Edison employees, but Managing Editor Tami Roleff has some safety tips to help you guard against imposters and potential scams…

Southern California Edison employees carry photo ID badges while

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY MEETING MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet 3 p.m. Monday, February 16, at the Johnson Valley Community Center, 50567A Quailbush Road, about 1 ¾ miles south of Hightway 247 on Larrea Road.

FREE TAX PREPARATION

Would you like help preparing your tax returns? Reporter Taylor Thacker says the County has a program that can provide it…

The San Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Department is offering free tax preparation and e-filing services for qualifying low to moderate income taxpayers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

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ART EVENTS IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ART SHOW RECEPTION SATURDAY

The “Invention, Reinvention” art show, hosted by Copper Mountain College’s Art Program, will hold an artists’ reception tonight at the Ada Hatch Center from 6 to 9 p.m. “Invention, Reinvention” is a multi-disciplinary showcase of artworks by Morongo Basin residents and regional artists.

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ENJOY THE OUTDOORS, DAY OR NIGHT

FEE FREE DAYS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK THIS WEEKEND

Free admission, warmer weather, longer days, and fewer crowds make this day a great time to visit a national park. To celebrate Presidents’ Day weekend, Joshua Tree National Park is waiving entrance fees Saturday, February 14, through Monday, February 16.

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VALENTINE’S DAY PARTIES

CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY WITH ACCORDION MUSIC IN YUCCA VALLEY

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Rose and Buster’s Wine Tasting Room in Yucca Valley Saturday night, and listen to Steve Shaw play his accordion. The music begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 14. Rose and Buster’s is located at 55834 29 Palms

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SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH AT DESERT CONGREGATIONAL

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church Saturday, February 14, at 7 p.m. Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road. Call 760-361-0086 for a free ride.

SHOPLIFTING, DRUGS, AND ROBBERY IN YUCCA VALLEY

ARREST MADE IN WALMART AT GUNPOINT

A Yucca Valley couple was arrested at Walmart Thursday afternoon after a man was seen trying to steal a cell phone. According to a Sheriff’s report, Wal-Mart employees observed Blair Foster, 35, using a knife to cut a cell phone from its packaging and

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FREE CONCERTS BEGIN AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO

Tortoise Rock Casino’s free concert series will begin Friday, March 6, and continue through October. Scheduled so far are the Just Dave Band on March 6; The Hush Band featuring Eddie Estudillo on March 13; Southern Caliber Band on March 21; a special two-night gig from Checker’d Past on Friday,

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22 MARINES TREATED AFTER TRAINING ACCIDENT ABOARD THE 29 PALMS BASE

Twenty-two Marines were treated for exposure to a fire-retardant gas Thursday after an extinguishing system accidentally went off in an assault vehicle during a training exercise, but there were no serious injuries. Marine Base representatives said an equipment malfunction caused the fire suppression system to go off inside an amphibious

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NO FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED IN DEATH OF YUCCA VALLEY BABY

An update on the homicide investigation into the death of a 4-week-old baby on Monday. Sheriff’s officials have confirmed that Homicide detectives were called in to investigate the case as a precaution. While the coroner has not yet released the cause of death, Sheriff’s officials do not suspect foul play

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL EXTENDS TIME FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA NEGOTIATION

With a legal deadline approaching, the Yucca Valley Town Council got more time from the proponents who successfully petitioned for an ordinance allowing medical marijuana. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at a special council meeting on the matter last night… As expected, the Yucca Valley Town Council approved an agreement

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FIREFIGHTERS SAVE TWENTYNINE PALMS HOUSE

An aggressive attack by Twentynine Palms firefighters saved a house yesterday afternoon. According to Fire Chief Jim Thompson, Twentynine Palms firefighters, assisted by fire fighters from the Combat Center and Wonder Valley, were dispatched to a home in the 73000 block of Sun Valley Drive at 1:09 p.m. Upon arrival,

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, February 14, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be the Match bone

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER GETS GOLD SEAL ACCREDITATION

A surprise inspection of the Hi-Desert Medical Center has resulted in a top grade. Z107.7 reporter Mike Lipsitz says the local hospital got high marks… Hi-Desert Medical Center has been re-accredited for meeting state-of-the-art national standards for health care quality and safety as determined by The Joint Commission, the nation’s

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY OPEN LATE TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery will hold its opening reception for its new show on Saturday, February 14, during the Saturday night Art Crawl from 6 to 8 p.m. More than a dozen artists will be on display during the new show, which runs through March 7. The gallery is

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