DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday evening, accused of fighting with his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Adam Hamersky, 20, was arguing with his wife about 8 p.m. in the 74400 block of Joe Davis Drive when his wife said he head butted her, grabbed her by her

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CREATIVITY PROGRAM OFFERED AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN

An artistic workshop at a local church invites you to “Let your spirit fly.” Reporter Dan Stork explains what that will involve… An afternoon conference on creativity and inspiration, subtitled “Discovering embodied practices,” will be held Sunday, March 8, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Desert Hills Presbyterian. This

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SNOW-SHOEING TRIP TO BIG BEAR CANCELLED

The Desert Hills Presbyterian Church’s trip to Big Bear to go snow-shoeing on Sunday has been cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather.

STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, February 28. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 6:30 p.m. and end about 11:00 p.m. A waxing gibbous moon will be near Jupiter and will dominate the sky, offering the opportunity to observe dramatic craters and

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HOPE ACADEMY AUCTION SEES GOOD ATTENDANCE

More than 200 students, parents, and art lovers attended the student art auction Tuesday night at Hope Academy in Yucca Valley. The silent auction of 120 student-created art pieces raised more than $2,000. A couple of artworks were part of a bidding war, and sold for more than $100 each.

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THE STAFF AGAINST BASKETBALL TEAM AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Can the staff ever defeat the varsity boys’ basketball team at Yucca Valley High School? They will try again Friday, February 27, at the 5th Annual “Staff Versus Boys Basketball” game. The game starts at 7 p.m. in Trojan Gym and is only $3. The game is a fundraiser for

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTERS IN ACTION

Coming up in high school sports, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ wrestling team will compete Friday and Saturday in the Boys’ Masters meet, while the girls’ team will compete in the Girls’ State meet.

YUCCA VALLEY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO HIT-AND-RUN, VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER

A 70-year-old Yucca Valley man pleaded guilty yesterday to the hit-and-run death of a motorcyclist in Yucca Mesa nearly a year ago. Ronald Svidergol was driving his pick-up truck eastbound on Buena Vista on the evening of March 3 when he turned north onto Surrey Court, right in front of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS LUCKINO, DISCUSSES RACE TRACK, FIRE IMPACT FEES

Much of the focus at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting was saying hello to its next administrator. Reporter Dan Stork tells what else happened in the relatively brief session… Twentynine Palms City Council, staff, and citizens in attendance at last night’s meeting welcomed Frank Luckino, who will assume the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEET WITH WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water Board met will meet tonight in closed and open session. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the board will discuss a new general manager and proposed rate increases… The Twentynine Palms Water District is scheduled to have their regular meeting on Wednesday, February 25, starting at 6:00 p.m.

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17-YEAR-OLD HOSPITALIZED FOR ALCOHOL POISONING

A 17-year-old Twentynine Palms girl was hospitalized for alcohol poisoning after a party Saturday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, the girl went to her friend’s home in the 3100 block of Mesquite Springs Road about 9 p.m. where the two girls were home alone. Shortly afterward, the report states

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HEROIN FOUND AFTER SPEEDING MOTORCYCLE CHASE

A Mentone man was arrested after a basin-wide chase Friday morning, accused of possessing heroin. Sheriff’s Sergeant Jim Thornburg said Traffic Officer Jim Delgado attempted to stop a speeding motorcycle on Highway 62 near Elk Trail in Yucca Valley shortly after 9 a.m. Friday. The motorcycle rider, subsequently identified as

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD GETS A RAISE, BUYS PICKUP TRUCKS

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board met in a regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says raises and pickup trucks took up most of the meeting… At last night’s board meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, directors authorized General Manager Marina West to begin the process for adding

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OUR STATE SENATOR TO BE THE FIRST REPUBLICAN SENATE LEADER

California State Senate Republicans elected Senator Jean Fuller, who represents our Morongo Basin, as Senate Republican Leader-Elect. She will become the Senate’s first woman Republican Leader on November 1, 2015. Senator Fuller has been a member of the California Legislature since her election to the 32nd Assembly District in 2006.

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AIR-QUALITY DISTRICT BUYING BACK OLDER VEHICLES

Trying to get older cars that generate smog off the Road, the regional Air-Quality Board has started buying them back. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you how to get cash for your clunker…. Local owners of older vehicles made in 1995 or earlier are now eligible to receive $1,000 for scrapping

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MBTA BOARD MEET TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, February 26, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. The board will recognize a retired employee and the employee of the quarter. After administrative and operations reports, the board will hear a presentation

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FREE GARDEN SEED EXCHANGE AT THE 29 PALMS INN SUNDAY

Area gardeners and amateur botanists will have a chance to exchange their best seeds this Sunday. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to a seed exchange at the 29 Palms Inn… The 29 Palms Inn is holding a free garden seed exchange event where participants will be able to trade their

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YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH GOING SNOW-SHOEING SUNDAY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church has cancelled its snow-shoeing event in Big Bear Sunday, March 1 due to a weather forecast of inclement weather.

LOCAL DOG GROOMER WINS MAJOR COMPETITION

A local dog groomer won a creative dog grooming competition last weekend in Pasadena. Sandy Hartness, owner of Sandy Paws Dog Grooming in Yucca Valley, competed with her 2-year-old poodle, Crush, in a large class of eight or nine other dogs, in Groom Expo West. Managing editor Tami Roleff spoke

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JOSHUA SPRINGS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL BASKETBALL MOVES AHEAD IN CIF PLAYOFF COMPETITION

The Joshua Springs Christian School basketball will make its third straight trip to CIF Semifinals after defeating the Upland Christian Academy Eagles 64-47 on Tuesday night. Lightning spokesman Adam Everhart said Tyler Pascale led the way with 21 points, while Jordan Lovejoy was right behind him with 20. The win

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