RETIRED TEACHERS MEET FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

The California Retired Teachers’ Association will hold its first meeting of the 2013-2014 school year Friday, September 13. The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree. A program will be presented by the Morongo Basin Support Center and

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD: PART 2, DIVERSE TOPICS FROM OPEN SESSION

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education had a budget workshop in addition to its regular business meeting this week. Dan Stork breaks his report into two parts. Today, diverse topics that arose in the regular business session: summer session, busing, class overcrowding, athletic eligibility, staffing decisions, and expenditures…

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JOSHUA TREE OFFER FRIDAY EVENING MOVIE IN THE PARK

Tomorrow, the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District will be hosting a movie in the park. A family friendly movie will be shown around 8:00 p.m., after it gets dark, out on the ball field lawn in Sunburst Park. The public is encouraged to bring their blankets and lawn chairs

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THREE CHAMBER GALA TO ANNOUNCE THEATRE 29 2014 SEASON

Theatre 29 will announce its 2014 performance season at a special season announcement gala, co-hosted by three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce, next week. The gala will be held in Friendship Hall of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 12. The Twentynine Palms,

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THE SHOW MUST GO ON WITH

Theatre 29 proved once again that “The Show Must Go On” after the lead actor was injured during last Saturday evening’s show. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said the talented cast made adjustments and went right back on stage…

“Monty Python’s Spamalot” has been tickling sellout crowds at Theatre 29. But last

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DUMPED SICK DOMESTIC SHEEP SUSPECTED IN BIGHORN SHEEP DEATHS

A pneumonia epidemic that has killed more than 100 bighorn sheep in the nearby Mojave National Preserve this summer, and is decimating another herd, may have come from sick animals illegally dumped off a truck en route to alfalfa fields in the Imperial Valley. Tuesday, Federal land managers said scientists

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANS ANOTHER MAJOR HIGHWAY PROJECT, MORE MEDIANS COMING

The Yucca Valley Town Council approved several routine matters during its regular meeting Tuesday night, one of which was the authorization to advertise for bids for a highway improvement project in the town. Managing editor Tami Roleff describes the scope of the project…

The Town of Yucca Valley will advertise

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ARREST FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER IN LANDERS

Sketchy details on an arrest for attempted murder in Landers yesterday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Coral Schilling, 62, of the 4200 block of Youngs Freeway, called 911 at 11:35 a.m. to report that her husband, David, was threatening to have a shoot-out with police. After an investigation, Coral Schilling

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL BEATS INDIO RAJAHS

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats volleyball team beat the Indio Rajahs in 4 sets. Coach Missy Bond-Franz said all 12 girls on the team saw playtime. The team was led by strong hitting seniors Tusia Brown, Cherokee Turner and Hannah Sutherland. Franz said, “I was very proud of all

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LAND BARON'S BALL TO BENEFIT MIRACLE LEAGUE

A fun event is being planned to benefit a good cause. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the Land Baron’s Ball will help the Miracle league of the Desert…

Enjoy an Italian themed night of dining, dancing, and drinking under the stars as you support a good cause. The Land Baron’s Ball

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will have a USDA Food Distribution this afternoon at 3 p.m. until they run out of food. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather and remember there are no

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LOW COST SPAY AND NEUTER SERVICES OFFERRED LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine clinics in September for dogs and cats as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Clinics will be held from 10 to 2 at the following locations and

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT MEETS, WANTS TO TRANSFER $500,000 TO WASTEWATER FUND

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the agenda items include a transfer of funds from water to sewer accounts and a request to allow septic for senior housing…

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold their regular meeting tonight. Among the items

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT LOOKS AT CHANGE IN HDMC WATEWATER AGREEMENT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a deal that was too good to be true, was…

It seemed like a deal too good to be true. Joshua Basin Water District entered into an agreement where the Hi-Desert Medical Center was to pay for planning

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E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

What do you do with those televisions, computers and monitors, fax machines and printers, VCRs and DVD players, and other electronic items you don’t need or want anymore? You can’t throw them in the trash to end up in our landfills as these items contain components that are hazardous. The

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LEARNING CENTER OPENS TOMORROW ABOARD TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

The Combat Center will unveil its new Lifelong Learning Education Center during a grand opening ceremony Thursday, September 5. The new facility features 18,000 square feet of space that includes 10 classrooms, three computer laboratories, three supply rooms, wireless internet and a student lounge. In addition, National University, Copper Mountain

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SCHOOL BOARD IN TWO SESSIONS, PART 1 OF 2: GOOD FINANCIAL NEWS

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education had a budget workshop in addition to its regular business meeting. Dan Stork breaks his report into two parts. Today, in part 1: good news and hard questions on the financial front…

During a budget workshop, Assistant Superintendent Dave Price told the

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OVER 1,800 CARS STOPPED IN TWO CHECKPOINTS, NO DUI ARRESTS

The Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms police departments both held DUI checkpoints in the last two weeks. The Yucca Valley checkpoint was held August 23 at Balsa Avenue and Highway 62 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. A Sheriff’s press release reports that 1,082 vehicle were stopped during that time,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 1 OF 2: RECOGNITIONS AND PROMOTIONS

County Fire Battalion Chief Dave Benfieldwas recently promoted to Division Chiefof the South Desert Division

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and breaks her report into two parts. Today in part 1, recognitions and promotions, tomorrow in part

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CITIZEN'S PATROL CAR IN CRASH DURING FLOODING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Citizens Patrol car was involved in a crash on Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms last Thursday following flash flooding on the highway. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, heavy rain and flash flooding during the afternoon of August 29 left standing water, rocks, debris, and thick mud in

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