SCHOOL BOARD MAKES NOTICE ON UPCOMING SOLAR POWER CONTRACT

The Morongo Unified School District will consider the awarding of a solar contract at its second meeting this month, on November 18th. Dan Stork explains why they’ve put out the word early… When a school district decides to go solar, it doesn’t have to go through a competitive bid process.

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MORONGO BASIN DEMS TO OFFER FREE RIDES TO POLLS TOMORROW

While nearly half of California’s voters have already mailed their ballots, the remainder are expected to go to the polls election day. If you need transportation to the polls to vote or to turn in a vote-by-mail ballot on Tuesday, the Morongo Basin Democratic Club has organized an Election Day

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CHEERLEADING IS A SPORT, SAYS AN ROP BROADCAST STUDENT

Don’t tell Twentynine Palms High School cheerleader Danielle Leon that cheerleaders aren’t athletes. The ROP Broadcasting student states her case… Many people are skeptic about cheerleading being a real sport. The American Association of Cheerleading and Administrations states, “Today, cheerleading involves skills which require the strength of football, the grace

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FREE TENT REVIVAL IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS WEEK

The Door Christian Fellowship is holding a free tent revival with international guest speaker Evangelist Artie Aragon. Services with be conducted Monday, November 3, through Friday, November 7, at 7 p.m. each night. The tent revival is open to the public and is located at the corner lot of 29

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THIS IS RETIRED TEACHERS WEEK

This week we join the nation in honoring retired teachers. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says our local Morongo Basin Retired teachers deserve our thanks… Perhaps you’ve spotted one of your former teachers out walking dogs at a local animal shelter, or ringing up purchases at your favorite thrift shop. Maybe

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REPORT

In a tough defensive battle, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats football team gave up a special team’s score and an interception return, to fall to visiting Desert Mirage High School 13-7 in De Anza league play. Both teams played tremendous defense on the evening as each team was held

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING MONDAY

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District will hold a special meeting 8:30 Monday morning. On the agenda, the board will discuss performance reviews for employees, and whether to add an additional regular employee to the cemetery staff. The meeting will be held at the cemetery office, 5350 Encelia Avenue in Twentynine

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE VACCINE, SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS FOR NOVEMBER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in November for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School volleyball team will travel away to Desert Mirage High School. First serve is at 4:30.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL POTATO DINNER AND CAKE AUCTION THIS WEEK

You say potato, I say cake! The Twentynine Palms High School AVID program is holding its annual potato dinner and cake auction fundraiser on Wednesday, November 5. For $6, you get a baked potato with all the toppings you could want, even extra bacon. The dinner and cake auction will

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FALL CAMPING AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

This is the best time of the year for camping in the desert. Park Ranger Pam Tripp tells where to go in Joshua Tree National Park… With cooler weather in sight, campsites in Joshua Tree National Park will once again start to fill on the weekends. While most of our

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DALE BASIN WATER DISTRICT MEETS

The Dale Basin Well Owners’ Association will hold their bi-annual meeting Sunday at 4 p.m. On the agenda is a discussion of the current water situation since the last meeting, an election of officers, and there will be a speaker who will give an update on water happenings in the

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USMC BIRTHDAY PAGEANT THURSDAY

The Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will celebrate the Marine Corps’ 239th birthday Thursday, November 6, with a pageant of uniforms at Lance Corporal Torrey L. Gray Field on board the Marine base. Marines from the Combat Center’s Headquarters Battalion will dress in Marine Corps uniforms dating back from the

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ATTEMPTED CAR-JACKING AT WALMART THURSDAY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted carjacking in the Walmart parking lot in Yucca Valley Thursday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, an unknown man approached the victim about 7:30 Thursday and demanded the keys to the car, and then began to punch and kick the victim. When the

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FREE ACTING CLASSES IN NOVEMBER AT THEATRE 29

Free acting classes will be held at Theatre 29 during November. The free classes will give attendees from beginners to experienced actors a chance to see how the classes work and what they offer. Actors ages 16 and up are welcome; the class size is limited in order to give

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LAST CHANCE FOR DESERT CHRIST RAFFLE

Today is the last day to buy a raffle ticket for a matted and framed black-and-white photo by Phil Dunham. The raffle will benefit the Desert Christ Park in Yucca Valley. The photo is of one of the statues in the park, “Suffer the Children.” The drawing will be held

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PROBATION CHECK NETS DRUGS AND CASH

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday following a probation check. About 5 p.m., a deputy went to a home in the 6400 block of Yucca Avenue in Twentynine Palms for a felony probation check on Erik Edwards, 35, who has several convictions for burglary, drugs, and resisting arrest. During

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ATTEMPTED BURGLARY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is also investigating an attempted burglary in Twentynine Palms. About 1:30 Thursday afternoon, a resident in the 73700 block of Cactus Drive heard a noise at her front door. When she opened the door to investigate, she saw a dark-complected man attempting to pick the lock on

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FALL BACK TONIGHT; TURN CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR

Spring forward, fall back. Yes, it’s that time again. Reporter Diana Jones reminds us to not only change our clocks tonight, but also smoke alarm batteries… Daylight Saving Time ends tonight, which means it’s time to change our clocks again. In March, we “spring” forward one hour, so on the

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TWO ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two people were arrested early Wednesday morning in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped two people— Melanie Abarca, 35, and Gabriel Lucero, 33—near Raymond Drive at Adobe Road about 2:15 a.m. A records check found that Abarca, who was convicted last year for burglary, was wanted

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