MORONGO BASIN DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets Saturday, January 11, at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and a $10 full breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the meeting begins at 10 a.m. Following a brief presentation, the Club will consider a resolution opposing plans

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“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST” OPENS AT THEATRE 29

The 15th season for Theatre 29 opens tomorrow with seven productions planned for the 2014 year. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says tickets can be reserved on-line for “The Importance of being Earnest”…

Theatre 29 veteran director Butch Pelfry said he knew his cast of the Oscar Wilde comedy of errors,

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FAMILY DINNER AND GAME NIGHT AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN

Desert Hill Presbyterian Church will hold a family dinner and game night, starting at 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, January 9) at the church, 56750 Mountain View Trail, in Yucca Valley. Call the church office at 760-365-6331 to reserve your spot.

“MOJAVE DESERT, THE LAST FRONTIER,” LECTURE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FRIDAY NIGHT

A fascinating look back at the forces that brought the early Pioneers to our desert is being offered by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to this Friday evening’s lecture…

In the 1890’s, historian Frederick Jackson Turner lamented that the frontier was gone, and with it

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERING CLASSES

Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department is currently offering several instructor classes. If you are looking to get fit or just want to try something new here are some of the classes that are currently being offered: Hot Hula Fitness, Dance, Yoga, Mixed Martial Arts, Karate, Kung Fu, Jui Jitsu

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS TONIGHT

In high school sports tonight, the Joshua Springs High School Boys basketball team will travel away to play the Academy for Academic Excellence. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m.

CRASH KNOCKS OUT POWER ON YUCCA MESA FOR HOURS LAST NIGHT

A man talking on his cell phone while driving knocked out power in Yucca Mesa yesterday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, Greg Han, 52, was driving westbound on Buena Vista in his 2013 Toyota Corolla while talking on the phone traveling at a high rate of speed about 4

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CONTROVERSIAL SOLAR DEVELOPMENT IN JOSHUA TREE TAKING PUBLIC COMMENTS

Now that the moratorium by San Bernardino County on solar development projects has been lifted, previously-announced plans are moving forward. Dan Stork has the notice for public comments on one controversial development in Joshua Tree…

Parcel map showing location of proposed solar energy generating facility in Joshua Tree, between

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TWENTYNINE PALMS POLICE FOCUSING ON SPEEDING AND CELL PHONES

This week in Twentynine Palms, police will be focusing on speed and cell phone violations, and on drivers who are “impeding” traffic, as this often causes other drivers to tailgate. Several crashes have been caused by drivers following too closely. Don’t forget, speeding and distracted driving are a major cause

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YUCCA VALLEY COUNCIL AND PLANNING COMMISSION DISCUSS WILDLIFE CORRIDORS

The Yucca Valley Town Council and Planning Commission spent nearly three hours last night discussing wildlife corridors, or, more specifically, whether a map showing wildlife corridors should be included in the Town’s General Plan Update. Arguments ranged from lowering property values to scaring off developers to Big Government sticking its

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CLOSED PART OF TOMORROW

Copper Mountain College will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for staff training and development. If you have any questions please feel free to call and leave a message; all messages will be returned when the campus re-opens. The General Ernie Reid Bookstore will be open for students

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT PRODUCTIONS OPEN TONIGHT

It’s opening night for the theater students of Yucca Valley high School. Reporter Taylor Thacker says “Break a Leg”…

The Yucca Valley High School Theatre Company presents their student-directed productions of “Happy Birthday, Heather Bigby”, “Flash Mob”, and “We’re Your Friends.” The shows are directed by Hunter Stepp and Cassandre

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DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES OFERRED IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley is offering two dog obedience classes, both of which start this week. A basic obedience class will be held Fridays, starting January 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Community Center. The six-week course will cover sit, stay, down, come, heal, and

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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY OFFERS CHILDRENS PROGRAMS

With the new year, the children’s programs at the Joshua Tree Branch Library are back in swing. Dan Stork reviews all that’s in store…

The Joshua Tree Branch Library will be offering Preschool story time every Tuesday and Toddler Boot Camp every Wednesday. During preschool story time kids will be

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TODDLER BOOT CAMP STARTS TOMORROW AT TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

A new Toddler Boot Camp Program is starting up tomorrow in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells how to enlist your little one…

There is a new program at the Twentynine Palms Library. Every Thursday, starting January 9, and ending February 13, at 10:00 a.m., the Twentynine Palms Library will

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LITTLE LEAGUE EARLY REGISTRATION THIS SATURDAY

Twentynine Palms Little League will offer an early bird registration fee of $40 this Saturday, January 11. Sign-ups will take place at Twentynine Palms Jr. High School on the stage from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Individuals who have completed volunteer applications and a photocopy of their ID will also

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WINTER LECTURE SERIES KICKS OFF AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

The noon lecture series kicks off again tomorrow at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. Managing editor Tami Roleff says come learn more about meteors…

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s winter lecture series kicks off Thursday, January 9, with a noon lecture on meteorites by Dr. Stephenie Slahor. Dr. Slahor will discuss meteor

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BINGO AND SILENT AUCTION TO BENEFIT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SWIM TEAM

Bingo at the Sportsman’s Club in Joshua Tree will benefit the Yucca Valley High School swim team on Sunday, January 19. There will also be a silent auction. Money raised from the bingo and silent auction event will go toward paying the team’s bill for use of the pool. Doors

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

This afternoon, the Twentynine Palms High School Girls Soccer team will take on Cajon High School at home this afternoon. The JV game starts at 315 p.m. and the varsity at 5 p.m.

 

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan wrestling team takes

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YUCCA VALLEY COUNCIL AND PLANNING COMMISSION IN JOINT SESSION TONIGHT

Work on the Yucca Valley Community plan continues tonight as the Town Council and Planning Commission meets together. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda…..

The Yucca Valley Town Council and Planning Commission will meet in a joint session for the third time tonight. On the agenda again tonight, the

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