TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 3 OF 3: MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY WANTS LOCAL CONTROL

The Twentynine Palms City Council covered a wide range of topics in its meeting this week. Dan Stork broke his report into three parts. Today: Possible jeopardy to local control at the Morongo Basin Transit Authority…

Morongo Basin Transit Authority General Manager Joe Meer briefed the Twentynine Palms City Council

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HI-DESERT CHORUS LOOKING FOR LOCAL SINGERS

The Hi Desert Chorus has started rehearsals for “Sounds of the Season,” its’ annual winter concert. The performances will be held December 14 and 15. The chorus is in need of all voices: soprano, alto, bass and tenor. Reading music is helpful, but not mandatory. Rehearsals are held 6:30 to

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TASTE OF THE MORONGO BASIN TONIGHT AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BELL CENTER

The 6th Annual “Taste of the Morongo Basin” is set for tonight at the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College. Reporter and Landers Honorary Mayor, Mike Lipsitz gets out his knife and fork…

Local restaurants will serve samples of their best dishes at Joshua Tree Rotary Club’s sixth annual Taste

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REPUBLICAN WOMEN TO HEAR ABOUT NATIONAL SECURITY THREATS

At the first meeting after a summer break, Yucca Valley Republican Women will hear from Colonel Mike Walker (retired) on the topic, “National Security threats facing America”. Retired from Morongo Unified School District, Walker spent 26 years in the Marine Corps on active and reserve duty and retired as a

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MONDAY DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW AND FAIR

This reminder for local artists that this Monday is the deadline for entries into the Joshua Tree national Park art show. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the details………

Monday is the last day to submit an entry application for the Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire, a judged

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DATES SET FOR FILING TWO ANTI-JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL LAWSUITS

Parties to two law suits filed in July against a planned Dollar General store in Joshua Tree met in court in San Bernardino Thursday. Activist David Fick said a morning meeting was concerned only with setting a date—January 17—for when legal briefs are to be filed with the court. Trials,

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SCHOOL BOARD TO CHANGE ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY POLICY…NEXT WEEK

About 100 upset parents, students, and supporters showed up at a special meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education to let the Board know how they felt about the denial of athletic eligibility to six Twentynine Palms High School football players. Dan Stork was there and reports

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AT HOME TONIGHT

What was to have been a Friday football game between Yucca Valley High School and Citrus Valley has been changed to TONIGHT Thursday, September 12. The game location and time are the same—at home on Trojan Field, with junior varsity at 4:15 and varsity at 7 p.m. The schedule change

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SCHOOL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING ON ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY TONIGHT

A special meeting has been called to deal with the athletic eligibility issue in the Morongo Unified School District. Dan Stork has the meeting notice…

The Morongo Unified School District has scheduled a special meeting for a work and study session on board policy and administrative regulation 6145 (which deals

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ARTIST RECEPTION FOR CHAPARRAL ARTISTS’ NEW SHOW IS SUNDAY

“Sunny Day” is the theme of the Chaparral Artists’ Guild’s new show, featuring the art of Ray Lamb. An opening reception will be held Sunday, September 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at A Roadside Attraction, 69197 29 Palms Highway, in Twentynine Palms. Light refreshments will be served.

THEATRE 29, 3 CHAMBERS, 2014 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT GALA TODAY

The long-awaited announcement of the Theatre 29 2014 season will be made tonight and season tickets will officially go on sale. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Season Announcement Gala is hosted as a special tri-chamber mixer at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center from 5 to 7 p.m. …

The

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER GIVING UP GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE, SEEKING SUCCESOR

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is searching for another organization to take over the Yucca Valley Grubstake Day parade. As a result of the goals set and the limited resources available to the Chamber it was decided to find another organization to take on the parade.

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MORONGO VALLEY FIESTA DAYS TO FEATURE LOHN LINN BAND

This weekend is the annual Fiesta Days celebration in Morongo Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says special entertainment will headline the event…

Morongo Valley’s big Fiesta Days event is this Friday and Saturday with non-stop events and surprises that will appeal to young and old. Many will be surprised to learn

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COUNTY TO GIVE UP ROADS IN MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE

San Bernardino County turned over about a dozen roads in the Mojave Preserve to the National Parks Service this week. The county had sued in 2006 over its rights to the roads because county crews had been maintaining them for decades before the preserve was created as part of the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2 OF 3: CODES, TOURISM, NATIONAL PARK DRIVE CATCH-22

The Twentynine Palms City Council covered a wide range of topics in its meeting this week. Dan Stork broke his report into three parts. Today: Building codes, the strategic plan Workshop, the tourism group report, and a Catch-22 on National Park Drive…

Building codes: In a pro forma vote needed

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COLLEGE FOUNDATION RE-AWARDS GREENLEAF SCHOLARHIP

The Copper Mountain College Foundation’s Board of Directors has rescinded its offer of the Greenleaf Scholarship to Aiden Blake Smith, 19, at the board’s August meeting. In May, Smith was arrested for assault with serious injuries after he punched a 15-year-old student in the face at Twentynine Palms High School.

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SHERIFF'S TEAM RAIDS SIX MARIJUANA GROWS IN LANDERS, 17 ARRESTED

Acting on tips from neighbors, aerial patrols, and other sources, about 20 Sheriff’s deputies raided six marijuana grows in Landers yesterday, arrested 17 people, and seized almost 2,000 mature marijuana plants. Deputies raided a residence in the 1200 block of Goat Mountain Road, where 421 plants were seized and two

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JOSHUA SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL LOOKING FOR A BASKETBALL COACH

Joshua Springs Christian School needs a varsity basketball coach. Contact Israel Hagerman at 760-365-3599 by October 1 for more information.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES IN ACTION

Yesterday, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ varsity tennis team lost to Palm Springs High School by a score of 6 to 12.

Twentynine Palms High School girls’ tennis team will host San Jacinto High School at home tomorrow. The match begins at 3:15. Also tomorrow, the Ladycat volleyball team

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT CITIZENS FIRE DEPARTMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District citizens committee meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker explains…

The Citizen’s Advisory Committee, designated for coming up with ideas for the Fire Department, will have its usual meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. During this meeting, the directors will review cost projections for preferred service level model

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