SUPERVISOR RAMOS RECAPS ACCOMPLISHMENTS

In his address to the Basin Wide Foundation’s breakfast meeting on Thursday, Third District County Supervisor James Ramos marked his first year in office with a recap of accomplishments and a peek at future aims. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has highlights… Chief among accomplishments, Ramos described a new sense of

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OVERFLOW CROWDS AT INAUGURAL JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW AND FAIRE RECEPTION

More than 300 people attended the opening night reception of the Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire at the 29 Palms Art Gallery Friday evening. Four artists received an artist award and a check for $1000: Robert Fogel of Louisiana for his metal sculpture “High Blue Turquoise Seam;”

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT

Having finished with installation and setting of priorities, the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council is ready for its first meeting in what should be its regular format. Assignment reporter Dan Stork has the agenda… The December 9 meeting of the Big MAC starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Joshua Tree

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MAJOR ENDORSEMENT OF CHAD MAYES FOR STATE ASSEMBLY

A huge endorsement for former Yucca Valley Mayor Chad Mayes in his run for State Assembly. The influential Riverside Sheriffs’ Association, the deep-pocketed bargaining group representing more than 3,200 members of the county’s law enforcement, is backing Mayes 42nd Assembly race. “Public safety has been my top priority from my

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET WEDNESDAY

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, will hold their monthly meeting Wednesday evening 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Center on the campus of the Hi Desert Medical Center. The group is

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CHP COLLECTING TOYS

The California Highway Patrol is collecting toys to distribute to local needy children. Bring your new, unwrapped toy to the California Highway Patrol office in Joshua Tree or to the Yucca Valley Wal-Mart, pharmacy entrance. For more information, call CHP Officer Joan Griffin at 760-366-3707.

THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CAST FOR SEASON OPENER CLASSIC COMEDY

With the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” running through this weekend at Theatre 29, the hard-working volunteers are getting ready for their 2014 season opener. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says another classic, the Oscar Wilde Comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” has just been cast… A cast of Theatre 29

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Varsity Basketball team beat Coachella Valley Friday 88 to 64. Standouts were: Trenton Pecaro, with 20 points; Lawrence Mays, with 18 points; Ja Shawn White, 17 points; Thomas Geiger, with 15 points. The JV boys lost 35-79.

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow,

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REACHOUT MORONGO BASIN AUCTION

You can support the good works of Reach Out Morongo Basin and enjoy yourself in the process. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells what’s in store at the ReachOut Holiday Art auction next weekend…

Mark your calendars for December 14, for the Second Annual Desert Holiday Art Auction. It’s a way

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HOSPICE TREE LIGHTING AT BELL CENTER

Light up a life Saturday, December 14, at the Annual Hospice Tree dedication ceremony at Copper Mountain College. Individuals or organizations may make a $10 donation for a light on the Hospice Holiday tree in memory of, or in honor of a loved one. Hospice will an acknowledgement card to

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NATIONAL HONORS SOCIETY

Membership in the National Honor Society gives high-GPA students opportunities for community service. ROP Broadcasting student Brianna Jillson tells what the group is, and what it does…

Twentynine Palms High School has a group called National Honor Society. I asked National Honor Society adviser Mrs. Wilson a couple of questions

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HOLIDAY CRAFTS AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

Holiday crafts will be on tap at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley this Wednesday. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her hot glue gun…

Take some time out of your busy holiday schedule for some holiday-themed craft fun at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is offering

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

The California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, December 13, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on White Feather Road. Entertainment will be provided by the Condor Elementary School Choir. Members wishing to reserve lunch should call Sherry Craft, at 760-881-5275, no later than Monday, December 9.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports, the Twentynine Palms high school girls’ basketball team will be playing in the Rancho Verde Tournament from Monday through Thursday, December 12.

ART FAIRE IN THE NATIONAL PARK

The Joshua Tree National Park Art Faire, which began yesterday, has events scheduled through this weekend. Ranger Pam Tripp tells what’s in store…

Joshua Tree National Park staff, along with the town of 29 Palms will host the first Joshua Tree NP Art Show and Faire on December 7 and

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AVOID FROZEN PIPES

With freezing overnight temperatures forecast for the weekend and through most of next week,Joshua Basin Water District reminds its customers that a few simple steps will help to avoid breaks and flooding that can occur when water pipes freeze. Standing water in pipes and hoses expands as it freezes; this

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FIRST SATURDAY IN OLD TOWN

Come out tonight to First Saturday in Old Town Yucca Valley. First Saturday is a late-night shopping event in which 25 businesses will stay open late, until 9 p.m. Open businesses include consignment shops, home décor, arts and antiques, vintage and new clothing, restaurants, and the brand new Rose and

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2 WEEKENDS LEFT FOR “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”

Have you seen “A Christmas Carol” at Theatre 29? Time is running out to catch it, says reporter Sara Snyder…

Just two more weekends to catch 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

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FIREFIGHTER AND CHP TOY COLLECTION

Morongo Basin firefighters and the California Highway Patrol will be collecting toys to distribute to needy children. Boxes where residents can drop off toys will be in local businesses, banks, and mobile home parks, including at the Z107.7 studio in Joshua Tree. In addition, Walmart will host a “stuff the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAY CONCERT

ROP Broadcasting student Nina Dizon has your invitation for a musical treat at Twentynine Palms High School this week…

The holidays are here, and so is the Twentynine Palms High School Annual Holiday Concert! The Holiday Concert will be held Thursday, December 12, at the Twentynine Palms High School Gymnasium

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