THIS RACE WEEKEND, SHERIFF ENFORCING OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE LAWS

The Sheriff’s Department would like to remind everyone that the Hill Toppers Moto-Cross Gran Prix event in Twentynine Palms occurs this weekend Friday, March 27, through Sunday, March 29. OHV riders should ride in designated riding areas and trails only; and respect private lands. The Sheriff’s Department OHV Team and

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TWO ARRESTED WITH DRUGS AND WARRANTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two people were arrested Wednesday morning after they were found with drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy performed a traffic stop near Mariposa Avenue and Two Mile Road in Twentynine Palms about 10 a.m. Wednesday. The deputy determined that the driver, Joe Ramirez, 30, was wanted on a

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PUBLIC VOTE SET TO APPROVE HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER LEASE

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board has set the date for a public vote to approve the leasing of the local hospital to Tenet HealthCare. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at last night’s special hospital board meeting… Last night at Hi-Desert Medical Center, the governing board reconvened a special meeting from the

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ABIGAIL’S DAY TOMORROW AT THE YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER

A fundraiser is set for tomorrow, Saturday, March 28, to help the family of a 12-year-old Yucca Mesa girl who has had surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments on a cancerous 15-pound tumor on her neck. Friends of the Snipes family are hoping to raise $7,000 at the event to pay

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WOOF WALK TOMORROW TO BENEFIT HUMANE SOCIETY

The Annual Woof Walk, which benefits the Morongo Basin Humane Society’s No-Kill Shelter, is tomorrow at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation… You and your beloved pet are invited to join the Morongo Basin Humane Society’s annual Woof Walk fundraiser. On Saturday, March 28, the

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD APPROVES 30-YEAR LEASE

In a special meeting last night, the board of directors of the Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District signed papers approving a 30-year lease of Hi-Desert Medical Center to Tenet HealthCare of Dallas, Texas. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says another meeting tonight will set up a required election on the agreement… Following many

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MAN FOUND SLEEPING IN STOLEN VEHICLE IS ARRESTED

A Barstow man was arrested early Wednesday morning after he was found sleeping in a stolen vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, just before 1 a.m. a witness called to report that someone had stolen his vehicle from his driveway in Yucca Valley. Responding deputies located the empty vehicle on

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FORMING AN INVASIVE SPECIES PLAN

Invasive non-native plants are ones that have been introduced to an ecosystem as a direct or indirect result of human activity. Reporter Dan Stork says that Joshua Tree National Park wants to do something about them, and wants public input… Public input is being sought regarding the National Park Service’s

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YUCCA VALLEY SEWER SYSTEM SUBJECT OF Z107-7 UP CLOSE SHOW

Representatives from Hi-Desert Water District will be the guests on the Up-Close show tomorrow. General Manager Ed Muzik and Assistant General Manager Mark Ban will be here to answer your questions about the upcoming sewer project and the assessment vote. They’ll be able to answer questions about who the sewer

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT DROPS FEE TO PAY ON-LINE

When the Twentynine Palms Water District implemented new bill-paying software, the district began charging its customers a $1 fee to pay their bills online. At last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors, the directors decided to stop charging its customers the dollar fee because the

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER LEASE TO TENET HEALTHCARE SET FOR APPROVAL, VOTE IS NEXT

After months of negotiations and input, the Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District Board of Directors will put their signatures on lease and purchase agreements, officially agreeing to lease Hi-Desert Medical Center to Tenet HealthCare of Dallas, Texas. Tenet is one of the country’s leading and most comprehensive healthcare services companies,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHURNS THROUGH BUSY MEETING

The Twentynine Palms City Council worked crisply through a lengthy agenda at its Tuesday night meeting. Reporter Dan Stork lists what was accomplished…

Before the agendized business of the Twentynine Palms City Council, the Council viewed a video that gave the history and works of the 35 air quality management

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TAKES UP BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission spent the majority of its meeting last night discussing the Billings Transfer Inc business on Yucca Trail. Billings has two businesses on the property—a rock and sand business, and a newly added auto repair shop, which is not included in the conditions of approval for

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EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE PLANNED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association and local churches will present an Easter sunrise service on Sunday, April 5 at Knotts Sky Park in Twentynine Palms. The service will start promptly at 5:30 a.m. with three readings. Special performances from Gospel Fellowship, Spirit and Truth, Faith Alive Choir of Twentynine Palms,

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR “URINETOWN THE MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29

The edgy new musical with the terrible title, “Urinetown,” is coming to the end of its run at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to get the last few seats to the show… If you haven’t seen the show everyone’s talking about and critics and audiences agree is

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PHYSICAL AND SEXUAL ASSAULT RESULTS IN AN ARREST IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Sunday morning, accused of assaulting a woman physically and sexually. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness called about 8 a.m. to report that a woman was covered in bruises and belt marks, and also had a swollen eye. The victim said her boyfriend,

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REPEAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARREST FOR A TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN

A Twentynine Palms man who pleaded guilty last year to battery—and who was sentenced to a batterers’ intervention program—was arrested Saturday evening for beating up a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness called to report that John Shafer, 29, of the 74400 block of Joe Davis Drive, was

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council welcomes new City Manager Frank Luckino with a long list of discussions. Reporter Dan Stork has that list…

The Twentynine Palms City Council starts its March 24 meeting by proclaiming April to be both Donate Life Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and by recognizing

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF FELONY SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Saturday night, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, multiple neighbors called to report a woman screaming and banging on vehicles in the 6800 block of Pine Springs about 10 p.m. Saturday night. After an investigation, Alyssa Streets, 25, was arrested

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BICYCLIST ARRESTED AFTER THEFTS FROM WAL-MART

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Friday afternoon after thefts from Wal-Mart. According to a Sheriff’s report, James Spencer, 29, rode a black mountain bike to Wal-Mart, and while in the store, concealed electronics and bike parts in his pockets and waist band. The report states he then left the store

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