TWENTYNINE PALMS PIONEER DAYS TAKING GRAND MARSHALL NOMINATIONS

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominees for this year’s 2014 Pioneer Days Grand Marshal. The Grand Marshal honor is bestowed on those who dedicate themselves to the betterment of the community. Past Pioneer Days have recognized those who have rooted themselves, fostered kinships, and helped shape the

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FOUNDATION SPONSORS OPENING NIGHT OF “THE 39 STEPS” FRIDAY

The madcap comedy, “The 39 Steps” opens Friday with a Gala opening night celebration sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Rotary Club. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get tickets… The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club will be hosting the opening night of the hysterically madcap spy mystery, “The 39 Steps,”

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AUDITIONS FOR “YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” AT THEATRE 29 MONDAY

Theatre 29 announces auditions for the musical “Young Frankenstein” will be this Monday evening. The musical comedy utilizes an ensemble cast of 25 characters ranging in age from mid-20s through mid-50s. All parts are open and available and all actors are encouraged to audition. A wickedly inspired re-imagining of the

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO CONSIDER POSTPONING ASSESSMENT BALLOT TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will consider putting off the mail-in ballot for the sewer system assessment district tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors special meeting held last Thursday is continued to another special meeting tonight. Among the items on

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 16. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:00 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. The summer Milky Way begins to appear overhead as darkness falls. A special telescope will allow observers to see the Veil

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KIDS CRAFTS SATURDAY AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

The Twentynine Palms Library is having a kid’s craft this Saturday, August 16. Children of all ages are invited to drop by any time between 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. to create a shiny, embossed foil pendant. Design your very own foil pendant with foil, markers and sequins; add some

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet in both closed and regular session tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agendas… Copper Mountain College will have their regular meeting on Thursday, August 14, starting with a closed session at 1 p.m. During this session, the Board of Trustees will evaluate themselves

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HOSPITAL BOARD MET TUESDAY NIGHT

The Hospital Board met last night, starting with a closed session. The open meeting recognized the hospital’s tobacco free committee, and Breanna Ingels and Bobbie Bachman named as nursing scholarship winners. After a long consent agenda the board evaluated goals for CEO Robert Tyk and approved the remodeling of their

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting Wednesday, August 13, are correspondence from the Local Agency Formation Commission, airport use and aircraft tie-down agreements, and the report about the TSA airport inspection. The meeting will start at 6:30 in the

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LOCAL HOME VALUES GO UP, EXCEPT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Recently released figures show most of the Morongo Basin is recovering steadily from the real estate mortgage bubble burst that caused a deep recession nationally, except for Twentynine Palms. According to Data Quick of San Diego, over the past 12 months, Yucca Valley saw a 52 percent increase in the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED

The regular Twentynine Palms City Council meeting scheduled for tonight will not be held. The next meeting of the Council will be held on Tuesday, August 26, at 6 p.m.

MORONGO BASIN MAC SUPPORTS HIGHWAY 247 AS SCENIC HIGHWAY

What’s special about special districts, and what is to be gained from declaring Highway 247 a scenic road? Reporter Dan Stork heard some answers at the Morongo Basic Municipal Advisory Council meeting… In the featured informational presentation at the Monday, August 11, meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC, County Special

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EXPIRED REGISTRATION LEADS TO TWO ARRESTS

Two people were arrested Thursday after drugs were found in their possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a car for expired registration tags shortly before midnight Thursday near Pawnee and Sunland in Yucca Valley. The driver, Brittany Rice, 22, of Yucca Valley, was on felony probation and

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY SATURDAY

All those old prescription drugs can be a danger to your family and our water supply. The Hi-Desert Medical Center will take those off your hands. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details on drug take-back day this Saturday… Every year, thousands of pounds of prescription drugs end up in landfills.

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next clean-up for the Joshua tree Clean Team will be tomorrow, August 13, at 7 a.m. at the Joshua Tree Post Office. Anyone interested is encouraged to join them for one short hour of work. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves, and water available to make the

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DRUM CIRCLE THURSDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Nationally known Joshua Tree percussionist Sam Sloneker will facilitate a community drum circle Thursday, August 14, at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church, Onaga at Church Street in Yucca Valley, during Dr. Lou Gerhardt’s weekly Positive Living seminar. The drum circle and seminar

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FREE BACKPACKS AND SCREENINGS FRIDAY AT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DAY

To help students—particularly those from low-income families—prepare for the quickly-approaching school year, a community back-to-school day will be held in the center of the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork tells you what will be available this Friday… On Friday, August 15, from 9 a.m. to noon, several local organizations will

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HOW TO APPLY FOR FREE AND LOW-COST MEALS AT SCHOOL

The federal government provides free or reduced meals for students. There are several ways that public school students can qualify for free or reduced-price meals at school. Households that receive food stamps, CalWORKS, Kin-GAP or FDPIR benefits may not have to complete a separate application. Instead, school officials will use

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT HOOKAH LOUNGE, CODE AMENDMENTS TONIGHT

Adding a hookah lounge to an existing restaurant, development code amendments, and a time extension are all on the agenda for the Yucca Valley Planning Commission meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission has a full agenda for its meeting tonight. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROTARY TO HOST OPENING OF “THE 39 STEPS” AT THEATRE 29 FRIDAY

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club will host the opening night gala of “The 39 Steps,” Friday, August 15, at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms. “The 39 Steps” started as a World War I espionage novel and became an Alfred Hitchcock film in 1935 before being adapted for the stage. In

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