BREAKING NEWS: SHOOTING INCIDENT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

In a late-breaking incident in Twentynine Palms, a call came in at 9:21 this morning of a shooting at the corner of Hillside and Sunnyvale. Two men were injured. A 26-year old male was shot three times. An older man, in his 50’s, sustained a gunshot wound on the top

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FREE SPEECH AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

In a recent email sent out to the Copper Mountain College community, the Interim President of the College described the institution’s free speech policies and procedures, following complaints about one student’s exercise of that Constitutional right. Z107.7 asked him what occasioned the email, and to elaborate upon it. Copper Mountain

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CHP REMINDS YOU TO DESIGNATE A DRIVER FOR SUPER BOWL

Sunday’s Super Bowl is a great excuse for family, friends, and fans to get together and cheer for their favorite team. Managing editor Tami Roleff reminds you to be sure you have a designated driver… The California Highway Patrol, along with the National Football League, is joining in the Fans

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LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT SHERIFF’S HEADQUARTERS

About 60 students from Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools visited Sheriff’s headquarters to study crime scene investigations. The students learned how to use math from their geometry and pre-calculus classes to make sense of crime scenes. They saw mock crime scene scenarios and applied what they learned in

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PERMACULTURE PRESENTATION MONDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

Transition Joshua Tree continues to educate Morongo Basin on the subject of permaculture. Reporter Dan Stork says there will be an evening presentation about it on Groundhog Day… On the evening of February 2, Tim DeLorey and Jill Giegerich will present “On the Road to Permaculture” at Harrison House in

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BLM PLANS TO RESTORE A PORTION OF ROUTE 66

Plans are underway to preserve and enhance a 150-mile stretch of the historic former Route 66 from Needles to Barstow, creating roadside kiosks and mobile apps, among other things, to attract visitors and keep its memory alive. Wednesday, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the California Historic Route 66

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HI-DESERT CHORUS SEEKS SINGERS

The Hi-Desert Chorus is seeking singers to participate in an upcoming choral concert. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how you can get involved… Looking for a fun activity? Can you carry a tune? Then help the Hi-Desert Chorus by becoming a member of their chorus and performing at the “Keep the

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“AN IDEAL HUSBAND” AT THEATRE 29, SUNDAY MATINEE THIS WEEKEND

Theatre 29 presents “An Ideal Husband” by Oscar Wilde through February 7 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2:30 this Sunday. The 1895 drawing-room comedy is co-directed by Butch Pelfrey and Tom Highfill. Full of Wilde’s well-known wit, rapid fire repartee and social commentary,

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE SYDNEY RIEMAN

The Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant is getting ready for February 7th at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Today we meet candidate Sydney Rieman… Today we visit with Sydney Rieman, a junior at Yucca Valley High School and candidate for Miss Yucca Valley. Who is the prominent woman you interviewed and

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SPAGHETTI TONIGHT AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread. There is no Sunday breakfast this week. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

CHEER CLINIC AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley High School cheerleaders are hosting a cheer clinic on Saturday, January 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for children ages 5 to 17. The clinic will be held at the high school’s multi-purpose room. Come learn sidelines, cheers, cool dances, jumps, and much more. Registration begins

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE OFFERING STEM SCHOLARSHIPS

Copper Mountain College is offering scholarships for local STEM students. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to apply… The STEM Scholarships for local high school seniors are now available. These scholarships are intended to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Thousands of dollars are available

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ Wildcat basketball team continued De Anza league play on the road Thursday night against Desert Hot Springs High School. The boys cruised to a 64-to-39 point victory. Coach Michael Schneider said, “Our defense continues to get better and challenge teams on that end of

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CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR “KING OF THE HAMMERS”

The King of the Hammers opens in Johnson Valley tomorrow. The CHP is anticipating heavier than normal traffic flow on State Routes 62 and 247 The event draws a high number of slower moving vehicles, motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers. The event concludes with most participants and

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12-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED FOR WAL-MART BOMB THREAT

A 12-year-old boy is believed to be responsible for calling in a bomb threat to Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley Tuesday afternoon. After the phone call threatening to “blow up” the store. Wal-Mart management evacuated the store and called the Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff’s Deputies Shaunna Ables and Michael Otey investigated the

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MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms pastor and President of the Ministerial Association was arrested Tuesday evening after his wife said he threatened to stab her and his children. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called police about 7:45 Tuesday evening to report Steven Byrnes, 58, was threatening to stab her and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2 OF 2: CRIME AND SAFETY, BLOCK GRANTS, AND CITY MANAGER

Yesterday, reporter Dan Stork told about a discussion about medical marijuana dispensaries at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night. In today’s second part, he summarizes what was said about crime and safety, block grants, City Manager selection, and a nature camp… In a workshop session preceding its regular

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD PROPOSES 15% WATER RATE INCREASE

The Twentynine Palms Water District met last night and proposed a 15 percent increase in water rates over the next five years for their customers. The board said the raise is necessary due to costs of chromium-6 and the current and future maintenance for the Water District and inflation increases.

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FIESTA FRIDAY AT YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

Get ready for some south of the border fun at the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to Fiesta Friday!… It’s Fiesta Friday at the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association. Chefs Gena and Danny Echeverria, who catered the recent Starry Nights Festival, are cooking up street

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STUDENT ART SHOW RECEPTION AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY SUNDAY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold an artists’ reception and awards presentation Sunday, February 1, for its 2015 annual juried student art show. Students in grades 7 through 12 from across the Morongo Basin have entered art in a variety of media. The reception is from noon to 3

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