VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MONDAY

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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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE HONORS VETERANS TOMORROW

On Veteran’s Day, we pause to honor those who served and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation. Join Copper Mountain College at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow in in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen to honor our veterans and all who serve today. CMC Superintendent/ President Dr. Roger Wagner will speak.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY AND WATER OFFICIALS HEAR WASTEWATER STUDY RESULTS

How’s the state of the groundwater in Twentynine Palms? Compared to Yucca Valley, pretty good. But it’s not too early to plan for the future. That’s what two Twentynine Palms governing bodies heard from consultants Wednesday evening. Dan Stork expands on the presentation…

In a joint workshop meeting Wednesday, the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ROAD REOPENED

The Twentynine Palms entrance to Joshua Tree National Park has re-opened after temporary repairs were completed to the road. The road from the Twentynine Palms entrance to the turn-off to Cottonwood entrance was closed to all traffic following a storm September 7 that washed out a section of roadway. The

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DOVE SEASON OPENS SATURDAY

The late dove hunting season is scheduled to open Saturday, California. The second half of the dove season will continue through Dec. 23. There is a limit of 10 per day of mourning doves and/or white-winged doves with a 30-bird possession in the field. There is no limit on spotted

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COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST SET, RESERVATIONS BEING TAKEN

The annual Community Prayer Breakfast has been set and reservations are now being taken. Assignment reporter Taylor Thacker had details… The Morongo Basin Bob Burke Prayer Breakfast is scheduled for Friday, November 22, and will feature an exciting local hero, Deputy Alex Collins, of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Collins

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YUCCA MESA TRASH PICK-UP SATURDAY

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold an end-of-the-year trash clean-up day Saturday, November 9, from 8 to 3. Yucca Mesa residents are invited to bring furniture, large appliances, and other trash—but no hazardous waste or batteries—to the Yucca Mesa Community Center on Balsa Avenue where it can be dumped

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THE COMET ISON IS APPROCHING

Get your telescopes, binoculars, and your eyes ready for a once-in-a lifetime celestial phenomenon. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Comet Ison is coming…. Another comet will be flying by this month and some astronomers are saying it will be the “comet of the century,” while others think it might

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ANDROMEDA ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY MEETS TOMORROW

The Andromeda Astronomical Society Meeting will be Friday, November 8, 7 p.m. at the Yucca Mesa Community Center; 3133 Balsa Ave., Yucca Valley. On the agenda is a short talk about comet ISON. Then we will be having a telescope clinic. Bring your telescopes. We will be there to help

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BULLYING, PART 4 OF 4, SOCIAL BULLYING

With bullying a serious problem, Z107.7 has been airing a 4-part series on the different type of bullying. Today, in part 4, social bullying… Most of us have experienced social bullying. Social exclusion happens when a group leaves another person out on purpose, when someone spreads rumors or gossips about

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS SETS NEW RECORD WITH CIF ROUND 1 WIN

The Twentynine Palms High School girls’ tennis team made history yesterday as they defeated Granite Hills High School of Apple Valley 10-8 to advance to Round 2 of the CIF Girls Tennis Playoffs. Coach Joe Ingram said singles player Tasia Lucas swept the match in three sets to take first,

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER CEO ADMINISTRATOR TELLS IT STRAIGHT, WARTS AND ALL

Last night at Hi-Desert Medical Center, outgoing CEO Chad Chadwick gave a candid examination of the Hospital District’s fiscal health to a diverse dozen people, all past participants in a District-sponsored community outreach program. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… In his review, Dr. Chadwick highlighted the District’s admirable strengths

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MARINE BASE CELEBRATES MARINE CORPS’ 238TH BIRTHDAY TOMMORROW

Tomorrow, the Combat Center will celebrate the Marine Corps 238th birthday by holding a pageant of uniforms at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field. Marines from the Combat Center’s Headquarters Battalion will dress in Marine Corps uniforms dating back from the beginning years of the Marine Corps to present. Many

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL DENIES EXTENSION FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY

In 2010, the Town Council allowed a medical marijuana dispensary known as CAMS to relocate from the Monterey Business Center to an industrial/commercial center on Wamego Trail, with the stipulation that it would have to close its doors for good on December 6, 2013. The Council also established a moratorium

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DELAYED RESPONSE TO STRUCTURE FIRE IN DESERT HEIGHTS AREA

The Twentynine Palms Fire Chief said a longer response time because of the closed Lear Avenue fire station was a factor in fire damage to small home Tuesday. Chief Jim Thompson said firefighters responded to a report of smoke at about 1:00 p.m. on the dirt extension to Indian Cove

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SCHOOL BOARD IN VARIED SESSION LAST NIGHT

Student achievement goals, Prop 30 fund uses, and mileage reimbursement were among the topics at last night’s school board meeting. Dan Stork fills in the details… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education moved through its action agenda with the customary lack of discussion, save for one item. A

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY RESIDENTS ARRESTED FOR IDENTITY THEFT

Two Yucca Valley residents were arrested early Monday morning, accused of multiple counts of identity theft. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 1:30 a.m., a deputy stopped a car driven by Stephanie Viestenz, 24, near the intersection of Antelope Trail and Cholla Avenue in Yucca Valley for having expired vehicle

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WE CORRECT A MOTORCYCLE CRASH STORY

A correction about a story we ran yesterday about a motorcycle crash in Twentynine Palms. We reported the motorcycle failed to yield to a Ford F-150 pickup truck, when, according to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, it was the truck that failed to yield. Wilson said Raymond Greenidge, 67, was riding

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THE RESULTS OF THE BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD ELECTION

While the results are very close, the unofficial results of the vote for Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board have been released. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the preliminary count… In the Morongo Basin’s only election-day race, four candidates were on the ballot for three open seats on the Bighorn-Desert View

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY AND WATER DISTRICT TALK WASTEWATER TONIGHT

In an effort to prevent a future sewer predicament, the City of Twentynine Palms and the Twentynine Palms Water District jointly paid for a planning study on the groundwater management and wastewater treatment. Tonight, the governing bodies of the two agencies will learn the results of the effort. Dan Stork

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