YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER PUNCHING HIS SON

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of punching his son. According to a Sheriff’s report, John Ligon, 43, was arguing with his son at a neighbor’s house. The report states Ligon kicked open the door, then went inside and grabbed his son by the hair and punched him

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AUDITIONS SUNDAY AT THEATRE 29 FOR CLASSIC COMEDY

If you have ever thought about joining the hard-working volunteers on the stage and backstage at Theatre 29, auditions are coming up this Sunday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz puts out the call… At Theatre 29 the 2014 season will open with Oscar Wilde’s comical classic, “The Importance of being Earnest.” Director

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SMALL BUSINESS ADVICE THURSDAY AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Small business owners, and those hoping to start their own business, can get advice and information at an expo at Copper Mountain College Thursday the 14th. Representatives from SCORE, a non-profit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow, and achieve their goals, will be at the

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RUMMAGE SALE AT SANTA FE CLUBHOUSE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse in Yucca Valley will be continuing their Rummage Sale on Tuesday, November 12 and Wednesday, November 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. It’s a blow out sale so make an offer! Call the Clubhouse at 760-369-4057 if you have any questions. The

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LOCAL GROUP ISSUES ADVICE ON SOLAR DEVELOPMENT

While San Bernardino County staff was preparing a draft ordinance intended to govern commercial solar energy generation in the County, a local group, working at the behest of Supervisor James Ramos’ office, generated its own Renewable Energy Analysis. Reporter Dan Stork says, the BEAT goes on…

The Basin Energy Assessment

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YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOLS HELPING THE NEEDY

Students at both Yucca Valley High and Twentynine Palms High Schools are doing their part to help the less fortunate of the Morongo Basin. The Twentynine Palms school group, Teens for Humanity, are collecting new and used coats that will be given out to those in need on November 23

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TWENTYNINE PALMS STUDENTS HONORED FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Top academic honors for some students at Twentynine Palms High School. Managng Editor Tami Roleff has the kudos… Several Twentynine Palms High School students received honors recently for their academic achievements. Suhas Arehalli scored in the top three percent of students nationally on the National Merit Scholarship test. He also

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TPHS WINS NINTH BATTLE OF THE BELL IN A ROW OVER YUCCA VALLEY

The Twentynine Palms Varsity Wildcats won their record setting 9th consecutive Battle of the Bell football game, defeating the visiting Trojans from Yucca Valley 21-0 Friday night at Tom Nicoll Stadium. The Wildcats used a dominating defensive performance on Senior night to shut out the Trojans. The Wildcats rushed for

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SOLACE AND ESCAPE IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Need to get away? Ranger Pam Tripp says that Joshua Tree National Park is the place, and now is the time…

In today’s economic times, we can all use a place to escape from the stresses of contemporary urban life. Joshua Tree National Park is one of many National Park

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STATE WATER BOARD SEEKS SEPTIC COMMENTS

The State Water Resources Control Board will accept comments on a Basin Plan Amendment for the Colorado River Basin Region until noon on November 27. The amendment includes the septic prohibition in Yucca Valley. Comments on the amendment should be sent to commentletters@waterboards.ca.gov and must be received by noon November

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VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The City of Twentynine Palms will host the Morongo Basin’s Veterans Day Tribute 2013. The event begins at 10:00 a.m. in Veterans Park and will include guest speakers, static displays of law enforcement, fire department, and military equipment, as well as music and entertainment. The Marine Sandpiper and the Marine

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AUDITIONS FOR “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST”

Audition day for the first show of the 2014 season at Theatre 29 is next Sunday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the call…

At Theatre 29 the 2014 season will open with Oscar Wilde’s comical classic, “ The Importance of being Earnest.” Director Butch Pelfrey will hold auditions at 4 p.m.

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

A holiday boutique and luncheon will be held Friday, November 15, and Saturday, November 16, at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley. The boutique is open Friday, 8 to 4 and Saturday, 9 to noon. The luncheon is served 11:30 to 1 Friday only. The boutique will feature crafts,

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PIPES CANYON CLEANUP

The Save Our Desert organization is holding a clean up of Pipes Canyon Saturday, November 16, starting at 9 a.m. Volunteers will meet at Hwy. 247 and Pipes Canyon Road. Equipment and refreshments will be provided.

SHERIFF ASKS PUBLIC HELP IN FINDING RAPE SUSPECT

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man suspected of rape, assault, and evading police. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, on Wednesday, November 6, a woman went to the Hero Market in Landers about 12:45 p.m. claiming she had been beaten, tied up,

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NATIONAL FOREST AND PARK FEES WAIVED THIS WEEKEND

In honor of Veterans Day, all national parks and national forests will offer free admittance to everyone this weekend, from Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 11. Fees for camping and tours of Key Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park will still be collected. Active duty military are eligible for

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DRUG AND THEFT ARREST IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree woman who was admitted to drug court two weeks ago was arrested again Thursday, accused of being under the influence of drugs and grand theft. Valerie Belle, 33, went to a dog kennel in the 63300 block of Quail Springs Road shortly before 2 p.m. to get

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KITCHEN FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE

Quick thinking by Sheriff’s deputies and a neighbor saved a Joshua Tree home from being a total loss in a fire Thursday afternoon. About 3 p.m., Joshua Tree firefighters received a call of a kitchen fire in the 60000 block of Granada Road. When firefighters arrived, they found two Sheriff’s

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ADOPT-A-CHILD FOR CHRISTMAS

As the holidays approach, the Basin-Wide Foundation is again sponsoring their “Adopt-a-Child” Program. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to help… Children in the Child Protective Services program, through no fault of their own, are often found during the holidays in temporary homes or foster care. The Basin Wide

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WEEKEND MUSIC AT DESERT CONGREGATIONAL

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church tonight, November 9, 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.

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