SECOND ARMED ROBBERY IN A WEEK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a second armed robbery in Twentynine Palms in less than a week. About 7 p.m. Sunday, an armed man walked in to the liquor store in the Historic Plaza, demanded cash, and tried to make the clerk walk into the back room, but the clerk ran

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD IN SHOOTING OF 3 IN THOUSAND PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man is in custody following an argument Saturday night in Thousand Palms in which three men were shot–including himself. According to the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Department, about 9:20, residents reported they heard shots fired and a woman screaming in the 78000 block of Varner Road. Although no

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL EXPECTED GET GO-AHEAD ON ENCELIA TRAFFIC LIGHT TONIGHT

There’s some good news hidden in the consent agenda for this week’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter Dan Stork tells what that is, and what else will be going on at the meeting… Within the consent agenda for the February 24 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City

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TWO MARINES ARRESTED AFTER THEY BURNED THEIR NEIGHBOR’S ORV

Two Marines were arrested Saturday afternoon, after a neighbor said they made a bonfire out of his off-road vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 71600 block of Indian Trail in Twentynine Palms called deputies about 9:20 Saturday morning to report that someone had stolen firewood from

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SERIAL EVADER ARRESTED AFTER CRASH AND FOOT CHASE

A Yucca Valley man with multiple convictions for vehicle theft and felony evading was arrested again Saturday for reckless driving while he was evading Sheriff’s deputies. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Jim Thornburg, he spotted Odie Beavers, 45, driving a Ford pick-up truck with a cracked windshield about 10:20 near Natoma

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BLM REPORT SAYS ILLEGAL HOLIDAY OFF-ROADING OVERRAN OUR DESERT

A report from the Bureau of Land Management said some 30,000 off-road vehicles descended on the Mojave Desert over Thanksgiving weekend, and many went where they were not supposed to go. In his report, Ranger Patrick Chassie of the BLM’s Barstow Field Office said that a number of riders were

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MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A motorcyclist was injured during a single-vehicle crash inside Joshua Tree National Park Sunday morning. About 11:20, Twentynine Palms fire fighters were called to the crash south of the cholla cactus garden. According to Lane McGivern of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department, it took rescue personnel about 30 minutes to

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NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCE OPEN HOUSE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE SATURDAY

The Nursing and Health Services program at Copper Mountain College will hold an open house this Saturday. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has your invitation….. The Health Sciences and Nursing Department of Copper Mountain College will be hosting an Open House on February 28, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in

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COUNCIL ON AGING MEETS THURSDAY

The Regional Council on Aging will meet this Thursday, February 26, at 1 P.M. in the Yucca Valley Nutrition Center, with speakers, David Wilder and Kathleen “Kitty” Mesler. Mesler is the senior senator to the California Legislature in Sacramento. Wilder is a professional appointee by the Board of Supervisors and

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REACH-OUT TO BENEFIT FROM FRIDAY OPENING NIGHT AT THEATRE 29

The opening night gala for “Urinetown the Musical” will benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin, the neighbors-helping-neighbors organization. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with all the information… The opening night gala of “Urinetown the Musical” is set for Friday, February 27. Arrive at 6 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres and to bid on

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HISTORIC SITES IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park celebrates and preserves human history as well as nature. Ranger Pam Tripp asks visitors to be respectful of historic sites…

Here at Joshua Tree NP there are numerous historic sites near trails, roads, and campgrounds Places such as Ryan Ranch, Wonderland Ranch, and other remnants of

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CAPTAIN MONDARY TO ADDRESS MB REPUBLICANS

Sheriff’s Captain Dale Mondary will be the featured speaker at the Morongo Basin Republicans dinner Monday, February 23. Mondary will discuss Proposition 47—which reclassified many felony drug charges to misdemeanors—and A.B.60, which allowed undocumented residents to apply for drivers’ licenses. The dinner meeting starts at 5:30 at Evangelical Free Church,

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CONDOR ELEMENTARY TO HOLD 5k COLOR RUN

What’s a “color run”? Managing Editor Tami Roleff answers that question, and says it will serve a good cause…

Condor Elementary School will hold a 5K Color Run Saturday, February 28. A color run is where the runners are showered with colored powder during the race. Registration is $20 for

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MEET WITH THE YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR

Yucca Valley Mayor George Huntington holds “office hours” at the Town Hall every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. This is an opportunity for residents to meet with the mayor to discuss concerns, ideas for the community, or to learn more about the activities going on in the town. Meetings

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ABC’S OF WATER

Water management can be a career path in our drought-stricken state. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells about learning opportunity offered by the Mojave Water Agency…

The Mojave Water Agency will be hosting an ABC’s of Water educational session for anyone interested in the water industry. This opportunity can be beneficial whether

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2 GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS IN CIF PLAYOFFS TONIGHT

Both Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools girls’ basketball teams will be competing in CIF play-off games tonight. The Yucca Valley Lady Trojans are 20-7 overall, 9-and-7 in DeAnza League play. They won their first play-off game Thursday night against San Dimas High School, 51-38. They will travel away

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BOOK LAUNCH FUNDRAISER

There’s a party tonight at The Palms restaurant. Reporter Rebecca Havely says it’s to help an artist raise funds for a project…

A book launch party/fundraiser is planned for Saturday, February 21, at 7 p.m. at The Palms restaurant. The book: “In Search of the Frightening and Beautiful” is the

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DRUG ARREST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday morning after deputies said they found drugs during a probation compliance check. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 72600 block of Sunnyslope Drive in Twentynine Palms about 11:30 Thursday morning to ensure that Marcela Ramos, 41, was

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MDAQMD CAR BUY-BACK PROGRAM

Do you own a clunker that’s fouling the air? Reporter Cassie Zimarik says there’s a government program that might pay you to get rid of it…

Local owners of older vehicles made in 1995 or earlier are now eligible to receive $1,000 for scraping their operable cars, vans and light

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EXHIBIT CHANGE AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

In-and-out day for 29 Palms Art Gallery guild members is Monday, February 23. Guild members may submit up to two pieces of art between 9 and 11:30. The featured artists in March are Chuck Caplinger and Vann Nguyen, and guild members in the Pickering Room. An opening reception will be

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