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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FOOD DISTRIBUTION FOR DECEMBER

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday,

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CHILI COOKOUT FUNDRAISER FOR CMC STUDENT CENTER

The Rotary Clubs of Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley Noon and Yucca Valley Sunset will host the drawing for a 2013 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail raffle at a Chili Cook-off on Friday, December 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College. All proceeds

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the YuccaValleyHigh School wrestling team will host BanningHigh School, with the meet starting at 5 p.m. Starting tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms boys basketball team will be playing in the Rancho Cucamonga Tournament through December 21.

ROAD CHECKPOINT IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY

The Yucca Valley Police Department has been awarded a traffic safety grant for a program to prevent DUIs, and injuries and deaths related to DUIs. A grant of $18,860 was awarded to YuccaValley by the California Office of Traffic Safety. Managing editor Tami Roleff reports on an upcoming DUI/driver’s license

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A HUNGRY BURGLAR

A hungry man was arrested in YuccaValley 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 stole some drinks

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REACHOUT ART AUCTION

Today is the Second Annual Desert Holiday Art Auction to benefit ReachOutMorongoBasin. The auction will have a variety of art items, including jewelry, cards, photographs, paintings, sculptures, and ceramics. The auction is a way to collect art and benefit the non-profit’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors program at the same time. Last

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HI-DESERT CHORUS CONCERTS

The Hi-Desert Chorus winter program, “Sounds of the Season,” under the direction of Bill Barrett and accompanist/composer Clyde Grabski, will be this weekend. The free concerts take place Saturday, December 14, and Sunday, December 15 at the YuccaValleyCommunity Center in the Yucca Room. Doors open at 2:00 and concert begins

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”

Have you seen “A Christmas Carol” at Theatre 29? Tonight is the last night to see Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at Theatre 29. This Christmas classic is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation on Christmas Eve as he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

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SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a SaturdayNightChurch Saturday, December 14, 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. Call 760-361-0086 for a free ride to the church.