IN VERY SHORT MEETING, YUCCA VALLEY BANS COMMERCIAL SOLAR AND WIND FARMS

With just barely the stroke of a gavel, the Yucca Valley Planning Commission banned commercial power farms in the town last night. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there, but not for very long….. In what could be the shortest meeting on record, the Yucca Valley Planning Commission approved an ordinance

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DOG LICENSING AND PET VACCINATION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

A dog licensing and pet vaccination clinic will be held in Yucca Valley tomorrow. Low-cost rabies vaccinations will be available for $6 each as well as the canine distemper/parvo booster for $10 each, bordetella for $10 each, and feline 5-way booster with leukemia for $15 each. Dr. Bethan Smith will

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NEW YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER PROJECT DEEMED COMPLETE

Yucca Valley’s new animal shelter is more or less complete. The directors of the Animal Care Joint Powers Authority will be asked to accept the construction project as essentially complete during its meeting at noon on Thursday. The meeting will be held in the Mesquite room of the Community Center.

TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEET TONIGHT, MAY TAKE ACTION ON FIRE TAX

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board will meet with both water and fire business tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agenda… Tonight, Wednesday, October 23, the Water District meeting will start at 6 p.m. During this meeting, the Board Directors will review the voter turnout history for local elections and

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SHREDDING EVENT IN YUCCA VALLEY BENEFITS LOCAL CHARITIES

The Basin Wide Foundation will hold a “Shredding Event” tomorrow, from 11:00 to 1:00 in the parking lot of Legacy Office Products in Yucca Valley. The cost is 50 cents per pound or $4 for a letter-size storage box. There is no limit to the amount of paper and documents

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DRUM CIRCLE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Nationally known Joshua Tree percussionist Sam Sloneker will facilitate a community drum circle Thursday, October 24, in the Fellowship Hall of St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church in Yucca Valley. The drum circle starts at 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be

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LARGE JOSHUA TREE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT REARS ITS HEAD AGAIN

It’s déjà vu all over again. A story we first aired on February 2, 2009, on Z107.7 can be aired again with very few changes. Dan Stork remixes news of a large residential project planned for Joshua Tree… With no media notification, county planners are in the process of reviewing

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DISCOVERY DAY SATURDAY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Hunting for fall flora and viewing the firmament will be two highlights of the free Discovery Day at Sky’s the limit just north of the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park on Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms, this Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon. Space is limited, so participants are asked

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TLC VOLUNTEERS MEET TONIGHT

Volunteers are needed for TLC. TLC invites all interested people to the meetings held every Wednesday at the Yucca Valley Community Center at 6:00 p.m. This year marks the 30th anniversary that Tender Loveing Christmas (TLC) will provide a free Christmas Day dinner, Santa, toys, clothes, and food boxes to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is looking for a few good volunteers. Reporter Mike Lipsitz puts out the call… Volunteers are critical to the Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s Old Schoolhouse Museum. “The historical society can never have enough volunteers says President Les Snodgrass. Docents are always needed to staff the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL POWDER PUFF GAME TONIGHT

The 6th annual Twentynine Palms High School Powder Puff Game, with the cheerleaders playing football and the football team cheering, is this evening. Come down and get into the homecoming spirit at 6:30 p.m. at the Twentynine Palms Junior High School football field. Donations will be taken at the gate

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS

The Yucca Valley High School volleyball teams traveled to Desert Mirage High School to take on the Lady Rams in the second round of League play. The varsity team won in five sets. Leading the team were: Sarah Jennings, 33 for 33 from the service line, 18 digs; Chelsea LeBoutillier,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Lady Cat tennis and volleyball teams will travel away to Shadow Hills High School. Tennis starts at 3:15; volleyball at 4:30.

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ volleyball team travels to Big Bear tomorrow to play the Bears.

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WOMAN CHANGES PLEA MINUTES BEFORE HER MURDER TRIAL IS TO START

After three days of jury selection, a Yucca Valley woman pleaded guilty to murder in a Joshua Tree courtroom Monday afternoon. Against her lawyer’s advice, and just as her trial was set to begin, Diana Jordan, 38, changed her plea to guilty in the murder of Lauren McLane, 22, of

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TEMECULA CARKACKING SUSPECT ELUDES CAPTURE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Police in two cities are searching for a man suspected of carjacking a woman at knifepoint in Temecula, and then driving the car to Twentynine Palms. According to Temecula police Sergeant Curt Harris, about 8 p.m. Monday, October 14, a Murrieta woman had gone to a park in Temecula to

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ALCOHOL SUSPECTED IN FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH SUNDAY

Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in a motorcycle crash that killed a Yucca Valley man Sunday evening. According to a CHP press release, Jay Lewis, 51, was riding his new custom “chopper”-style motorcycle southbound on Pioneertown Road, north of Skyline Ranch Road, about 8 p.m. Domenic Provenzano, 43,

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WOMAN INJURED IN YUCCA GRADE CRASH MONDAY

A woman driving eastbound on Highway 62 yesterday was sent to the hospital after she crashed her car into the concrete divider on the Yucca Grade about 4:40 p.m. According to Morongo Valley Fire Chief Jock Johnson, the woman, identified only as being in her 40s, suffered serious injuries in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: SOLAR, NON-PROFIT SUPPORT, ADOBE ROAD SIGNS ON AGENDA

The Twentynine Palms City Council has a busy schedule this week. Solar in the city, support of nonprofits, and signs on Adobe Road are all on the agenda of the regular meeting on Tuesday. There is an all-day workshop on Thursday, as well. Dan Stork previews the discussions… At the

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY PLANS TWO MORE MEDIAN WORKSHOPS, FIRST TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley plans to hold two more workshops to hear from business owners and residents about the upcoming raised medians and sidewalk projects along Highway 62. The next meeting will be Wednesday, October 23, from 7 to 8 a.m., and then Wednesday, October 30, from noon to

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION SET TO BAN COMMERCIAL WIND AND SOLAR

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission is poised to ban commercial wind and solar operations in the Town. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks tonight’s agenda… The sole item on the agenda for the Yucca Valley Planning Commission’s regular meeting tonight is a proposed amendment to the Town’s development code that would

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