MORONGO BASIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY VETERANS DAY LECTURE

A military veteran who has written a book about his experiences will talk about them this week. Reporter Caitlin Logan points the way to a lecture in Yucca Valley…

The Morongo Basin Historical Society in Landers is reaching out to Veterans with their day after Veteran’s day lecture. The speaker

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AUDIENCE TO INTERACT AT 29P “MURDER IN THE LIBRARY”

Get ready for a “Murder in the Library” at the Twentynine Palms Library. The Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library will host its second annual production of the Library Mystery Theater on Friday, November 14, at 6:30 p.m. A motley crew of locals will gather together at the library to

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PILATES AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will offer a complimentary pilates class for newcomers on either November 13 or November 20. After the initial introductory class, the cost is $5 per class. On Thursday, November 13, the class starts at 1:30 in the church annex. On November 20, class

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK HEAD LISTS SHORTFALL EFFECTS

During a meeting to gather public input on proposed fee increases, Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith gave the fee history of the Park.

An entrance fee was introduced in 1987, and camping fees in 2004. Both were increased, to $10 and $15 respectively in 2006. Smith estimated that

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WASTE WATER FIELD TRIP

Curious about what Yucca Valley’s proposed wastewater treatment will be like? The Hi-Desert Water District is sponsoring a free tour of a wastewater treatment plant in Fillmore on Thursday, November 20. The facility uses membrane bio-reactors to treat its wastewater, the same advanced technology planned for the Yucca Valley sewer

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HOSPITAL AND WATER DISTRICT CONTINUE WATER TREATMENT PACT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors approved an action during their October general meeting to ensure the continuation of management of its wastewater treatment plan by Joshua Basin Water District. HDMC retains ownership of the plant. A collaboration between Joshua Basin Water District (JBWD) and Hi-Desert Medical Center brought

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DESERT PROTECTION ACT CELEBRATION AT BIG MORONGO CANYON

Desert communities from all over California are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act, which increased protection for over 8 million acres of the California desert. Reporter Caitlin Logan tells about an event in Morongo Valley…

In celebration, The SummerTree Institute and Morongo Valley Community Services District

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOMELESS COUNT

Volunteers are needed for a one-day count of homeless persons living in the Morongo Basin. The Point-in-Time count is headed by Morongo Basin Haven, an affiliate of the Basin Wide Foundation. Volunteers will help identify locations where homeless people live, spend time, and receive services. The Point-in-Time count will be

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SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH AT DESERT CONGREGATIONAL

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church Saturday, November 8, at 7 p.m. Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road. For more information, call Bob Pilgrim at 760-367-9429.

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN HONORS MILITARY

Join Desert Hills Presbyterian Church 10 a.m. Sunday, November 9, for a special service honoring all those who served or are serving in the military. As you enter the church, notice our “Military Honor Roll – Memorial List” Window, which acknowledges those in or related to the congregation. The church

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29P PARK AND REC BASKETBALL

Twentynine Palms has a healthy youth basketball program. ROP Broadcasting student Chris White tells how vigorous it is…

For those of you thinking about playing basketball for Twentynine Palms Park and Rec I recently interviewed employee Kari Minatrea and asked her a few questions. I asked her how many kids

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ACTING CLASSES OFFERED AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 will offer on-going weekly acting classes for those who want to study and learn more about acting. The classes will be led by Abe Daniels, who has 30 years of acting experience and has received several awards from the Desert Theatre League. Students will explore acting techniques using

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SENATOR VOWS TO PROPOSE TWO NATIONAL MONUMENTS IN OUR AREA

Senator Dianne Feinstein said she would be introducing new legislation on the first day of the new Congress next year to establish two new national monuments in the Mojave Desert—totaling more than 1.1 million acres—with most of that land in San Bernardino County. Legislation that Feinstein will propose would create

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDANT GETS PUBLIC INPUT ON PARK FEES

A small group at the Bell Center had a spirited back-and-forth about proposed fee increases for Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Dan Stork says that Superintendent David Smith received some strong messages and constructive suggestions… David Smith, the Superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park, started the town meeting on proposed

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11-YEAR-OLD BRINGS KNIFE TO SCHOOL, THREATENS OTHER STUDENTS

An 11-year-old boy who threatened to stab another student at school was arrested in Yucca Valley Wednesday afternoon. The boy, who was not identified because of his age, brought a miniature, 5 ½-inch sword to Yucca Valley Elementary School Wednesday morning and threatened to stab the other student “a million

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER CHILD FOUND WANDERING

A Morongo Valley woman was arrested Wednesday after her two-year-old son was found wandering unattended about two blocks from home. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman on Rose Eden called the Sheriff’s department at 8:19 a.m. Wednesday to report she had heard what sounded like a cat screaming outside

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A CLEBRATION OF THE DESERT PROTECTION ACT IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Twenty years ago this fall, the California Desert Protection Act enlarged and re-designated Joshua Tree and Death Valley national monuments as national parks, established the Mojave National Preserve, and designated 69 new Bureau of Land Management wilderness areas. Reporter Caitlin Logan says the 20th anniversary of the California Desert protection

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ALCOHOL SUSPECTED IN CRASH OF VEHICLE INTO A BUILDING

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash in Yucca Valley early Thursday morning. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matthew Yost, Richard Sanchez, 27, of Yucca Valley, was driving his 1995 Lexus northbound on Avalon Avenue about 2:18 a.m. when he lost control of the car rounding a curve.

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TWO SUSPICIOUS FIRES IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s arson squad is investigating two suspicious fires in Yucca Valley Thursday. About 5:45 p.m., fire fighters from Joshua Tree were on a medical aid call in Yucca Valley when they saw smoke coming from behind the Airway Medical Center. They arrived to find a dumpster fully involved in

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TLC VOLUNTEEERS TO MEET ON MONDAYS

The volunteers that put on the annual Tender Loving Cause events for the holidays will start meeting regularly next week. Managing editor Tami Roleff says mark Mondays on your calendar if you want to help… Tender Loving Cause, the all-volunteer organization that has put on Tender Loving Christmas for 30

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