SKY’S THE LIMIT SKY PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s The Limit and Joshua Tree National Park will host a free sky party Saturday, December 21, starting at 6 p.m. Park Ranger Pam Tripp will start the party with a talk about navigating with the stars. Then, state-of-the-art telescopes will focus on galaxies, nebulae, and other sky objects throughout

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS, LOOKS AT CHURCH EXPANSION TONIGHT

A public hearing on a church expansion request, and another study session on the Development Code comprise the agenda for the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meeting tonight. Dan Stork fleshes out the schedule… At its December 17, meeting, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will start off with a public hearing

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WINTER CONCERT AT LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL TOMORROW

La Contenta Middle School will present their “Wonders of winter” Concert in the multi-purpose room tomorrow evening, Wednesday, December 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free admission. All are welcome. Beginning band, choir, and advanced band will be performing. The La Contenta Parent Association will be selling refreshments.

ELKS HOOP SHOOT WINNERS

Three boys and two girls won the first round of competition in the Elk Hoop Shoot free-throw contest Sunday at the Twentynine Palms Junior High School. The girls’ winners were Kate Bobadilla in the 8-9 year-old category, and Lea Spears in the 12-13 year-old category. In the boys’ division, the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ basketball team will travel away to San Jacinto. Tip-off starts at 6:30. Also today, the Joshua Springs boys and girls basketball teams will travel away to Winchester to play Temecula Prep. Girls’ game starts at 5, boys’

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AREA DEMOCRATS DEMAND YUCCA VALLEY MARIJUANA DISPENSARY REOPEN

At Saturday’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club, members overwhelmingly supported a resolution calling on the Yucca Valley Town Council to reverse last month’s decision to close the Morongo Basin’s only licensed marijuana dispensary. California Alternative Medicinal Solutions, or CAMS, had served medical marijuana patients from its location on

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MAN INJURED IN CRASH WITH MILITARY VEHICLE FRIDAY

Sketchy information today about a crash Friday evening between a military vehicle and civilian pick-up truck. According to County Fire Captain Steve Lasiter, a full-size Chevy pick-up truck, driven eastbound on Highway 62 by an unidentified middle-aged man, rear-ended a military light-armored vehicle, or LAV, also traveling eastbound on Highway

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COUNTY SPERVISORS SET TO FINALIZE COMMERCIAL SOLAR ORDINANCE

The solar energy ordinance discussed at the last Board of Supervisors meeting is on the agenda for this week’s meeting. Dan Stork tells how you can view the meeting, and be a part of it… The ordinance on the regulation of commercial solar energy generation facilities, that was discussed at

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A BIZARRE SET OF BURGLARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Apparently a very hungry man was arrested in Yucca Valley Thursday morning after he allegedly stole food and drinks and other property from at least four locations. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, Joshua Beedie, 32, broke into the Circle K on Old Woman Springs Road about 3:30 a.m. and

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT IN SPECIAL MEETINGS ON GENERAL MANAGER APPOINTMENT

The Joshua basin Water Agency Board is still working on selecting a new General Manager to replace Joe Guzetta, who left to become the Twentynine Palms City Manager. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says some closed sessions are on tap… The Joshua Basin Water District board will hold two special closed session

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ONE ARREST, 11 CITATIONS IN SUNDAY YUCCA VALLEY CHECKPOINT

The Yucca Valley Police Department conducted a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint Sunday night in the area of Highway 62 and Fox Trail between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP

Attention high school seniors, applications are now being taken for a very prestigious scholarship which could value up to $100,000. Reporter Taylor Thacker has more on the Greenleaf Scholarship… The Copper Mountain College Foundation is now accepting applications for the Roy Greenleaf, Jr. Scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year. The

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE LOCAL LO-COST VACCINATIONS AND SPAY/NEUTER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine clinics in December for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Clinics will be held from 10 to 1 on December 17 and 18

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WILL DANCE IN LONDON NEW YEAR’S PARADE

Two Yucca Valley High School seniors will be joining dancers from across the country to perform in a New Year’s Day parade in London, England. The girls were selected during a dance camp this summer, at which they had to learn various dance routines, as well as make up their

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team captured the Hesperia Christian Holiday Classic tournament title with a 51-30 win over the host school, Hesperia Christian, Saturday night. Coach Jess Geeson said the Lady Trojans were led by junior Yvonne Tran with 13 points and sophomore September Shaw-Fryer who added 10

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CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

The last Saturday of this December has been set for an annual Audubon Event. Ranger Pam Tripp sounds the bird call…

Attention bird lovers and volunteers: your expertise and enthusiasm are needed for the upcoming Joshua Tree National Park Christmas Bird Count. The count begins at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday,

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY MEETING

The Homestead Valley Community Council plans to continue the discussion of large-scale, commercial solar projects at its next meeting, Monday, December 16. Dawn Rowe, an aide to Congressman Paul Cook, plans to be at the meeting and will be able to answer questions about the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Recreation Area.

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JBWD SPECIAL MEETING

The Joshua Basin Water District has announced a special meeting for Monday December 16, at 5 pm. The Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss the appointment of a General Manager. That position has been vacant since Joe Guzetta resigned to become the City Manager in Twentynine

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MEET AND GREET CONGRESSMAN COOK

Come say hello to your Congressman. Diana Jones says it’s time meet and greet Paul Cook…

Congressman Paul Cook is having a “Meet and Greet” event in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valle yCommunity Center, on Monday evening December 16, from 5:30 to 7:30. If you are interested in

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THE FUTURE OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LITTLE LEAGUE

This Monday, December 16, Little League District 58 Administrator, Howard Reeves, will be hosting a Town Hall meeting to discuss the future of Twentynine Palms Little League. The primary purpose of the meeting is to find people who are interested in filling up key positions on the board of directors

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