GROUND-BREAKING SET FOR YUCCA VALLEY GOLF COURSE

After years of sitting abandoned in foreclosure, construction is finally set to start on the former Blue Skies Country Club. Rough grading of the new 12-hole golf course, named Hawk’s Landing at Blue Skies, is set for November 6. The owner of the golf course, Bill Brehm Sr., said the

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COUNTY COURTS CHANGE FAMILY LAW CASE SCHEDULING

The San Bernardino County Court System is changing the way it puts on its calendar family law cases that involve custody and visitation disputes. The new system takes effect Monday, October 28. With details on the new system, here’s managing editor Tami Roleff…

A new calendar system at the county

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS PLANNED IN YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE

The Town of Yucca Valley is planning several activities for Halloween. Today is the free Halloween Flashlight Candy Scramble on the community center’s soccer field. Children in grades kindergarten through sixth are invited to bring a flashlight and a container for goodies, and hunt for candy in the dark. Costumes

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT PART 2: WATER BUSINESS

Although the big-splash item at the meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District this week was the discussion of a recommended ballot measure for a tax increase to support the fire department, there were several items of note relating to water operations. Dan Stork highlights some of them… Twentynine Palms

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MOBILE VET CENTER COMES TO YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

A mobile vet center is coming to the Morongo Basin Monday, October 28. From 10 to 2, representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs will be in the Home Depot parking lot to answer questions and provide information about veterans’ benefits. Female veterans are especially encouraged to stop by. The

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OPEN HOUSE AT YUCCA VALLEY FIRE STATION TOMORROW

The San Bernardino County Fire Station Number 41 in Yucca Valley will hold an open house Saturday, October 26, from 11 to 2. Visitors will be able to see the Jaws of Life, fire engines, and rescue equipment. Sparky the fire dog will also be at the station to meet

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PIONEER DAYS AFTER MEETING WEDNESDAY

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that this year’s Pioneer Days celebration was a huge success. Without their generous sponsors, devoted vendors, bighearted volunteers, and exuberant spectators, this multi-day event, commemorating the unique history of Twentynine Palms, would not have been possible. The Chamber would like

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AS THE WEATHER COOLS, A REMINDER ABOUT FURNACE SAFETY

As the weather gets cooler, we will start heating our homes for the crisp desert winter months. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the County Fire Department has some furnace safety tips… San Bernardino County Fire offers the following tips before real cold weather arrives. Change furnace filters now to keep equipment

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YU-GI-OH TOMORROW AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

The Twentynine Palms Branch Library is continuing its YU GI OH tournaments on tomorrow. All ages are invited to bring their own cards to participate in the tournament. Top player will receive a prize. The tournament is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. in the library meeting room. For more

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FREE HAIRCUTS FOR CANCER SURVIVORS AT GREAT CLIPS TOMORROW

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Great Clips salon in Yucca Valley is offering free haircuts all day Saturday, October 26, to cancer survivors. Survivors of any type of cancer are eligible for a free haircut. Great Clips is located in the Dollar Tree center in Yucca Valley.

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OKTOBERFEST DINNER AT JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post is holding a weekend double treat. It’s Oktoberfest tonight from 4:30 to 6:30. They’re serving up bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut, rye bread, and apple crisp, all for $8. Sunday breakfast is all you can eat pancakes plus other delicious breakfast items,

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WEED SHOW NEXT WEEKEND, ENTRIES DUE NOVEMBER 1ST

Next weekend, November 2-3, is the uniquely Twentynine Palms Weed show. Reporter Taylor Thacker reminds entrants that their masterpieces are due November 1… The Weed Show is one of Twentynine Palms’ oldest and most unique artistic traditions, drawing participants from across the Morongo Basin and attendees from around the world.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCHEDULES AND SCORES

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats volleyball team traveled to Shadow Hills of Indio and lost to the Knights in three tough sets yesterday. The Ladycats were led by seniors Tusia Brown with 11 kills and Cherokee turner with nine kills and one ace serve. Senior Hannah Sutherland had three

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YUCCA VALLEY AMATEUR ASTRONOMER SAM DAVIDSON PASSED AWAY TUESDAY

Sam Davidson, a 30-year resident of Yucca Valley, died at home October 22. He was 86 years old. Sam Davidson is survived by two daughters, Caryn Davidson of Joshua Tree, and Dale Davidson of New York, NY; granddaughter Claire Davidson, of Hemet; and his former wife and life-long friend, Inge

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SHERIFF CRACKING DOWN ON SYNTHETIC DRUG SALES

A Sheriff’s Department task force served warning letters to businesses throughout the county advising them the sales of “bath salts” or “spice,” as they are commonly called, are not permitted in the county. Five teams of deputies served notices at 21 locations in San Bernardino County to give them the

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SUSPECTED IN MORONGO VALLEY CRASH

As a follow-up story about a Yucca Valley woman who crashed into the concrete center divider Monday on the Yucca Grade, the California Highway Patrol announced that prescription drugs may be a factor in the crash. About 4:30 Monday afternoon, Kristen Herrera, was driving eastbound on Highway 62, when for

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JOSHUA TREE FIRE RESCUES CAMPER WITH NUT ALLERGY

A teen camper in Joshua Tree National Park mistakenly ate nuts yesterday and needed help from the Joshua Tree fire station paramedics. According to Fire Captain Mark Murphy, about 1 p.m., a teen, who was with a group camping at Sheep Pass campground, ate some nuts and suffered an allergic

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT GETS FIRE TAX RECOMMENDATION OF ADDITONAL $60 A YEAR

The Twentynine Palms Water Board got the results of a half-year of deliberations on the funding of the fire department by a Citizens’ Committee, and decided to consider whether to act on them three months from now. Or maybe nine months from now. Dan Stork was there, and summarizes the

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HIGHWAY 62 ART TOURS 2ND WEEKEND, EVENTS IN JOSHUA TREE AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Hi-Desert’s best visual and performing artists will be a part of the 12th Annual Hwy 62 Art Tours, a self-guided tour of more than 200 galleries, shops, homes, and private studios. This final weekend, October 26 and 27, features Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, and Wonder Valley. In addition, there’ll

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MAKE YOUR HALLOWEEN PARTY A SAFE ONE

Don’t look now, but Halloween is just one week away. If you are planning a Halloween party, managing Editor Tami Roleff offers these safety tips from the County Health Department… Halloween is a holiday that often is celebrated by trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and costume parties. Follow these simple steps from

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