COLDWELL BANKER ROADRUNNER REALTY BUYS WILLOWTREE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Coldwell Banker Roadrunner Realty owners Jeff and Mike Poland have announced they have acquired Willow Tree Realty of Twentynine Palms, at 73395 Sullivan Road. The acquisition was announced in joint statements that went to existing Willow Tree clients. According to the Polands, “We are humbled yet excited to have been

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ADULT EXCURSION TO MISSION INN OFFERRED BY TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley Recreation is planning an adult excursion to the beautiful Mission Inn. Reporter Caitlin Logan tells you how to sign up for the trip… Join the Town of Yucca Valley’s adult excursion on December 11 to the Riverside Mission Inn, which is filled with rich culture and beautiful gardens

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THANKSGIVING DINNER AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will hold a Thanksgiving turkey dinner tonight, Friday, November 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $8, with to-go orders being an extra dollar. The VFW Post volunteers will be taking Thanksgiving week off; there will be no Sunday breakfast

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING TOMORROW AND THANKSGIVING

Food For life of Twentynine Palms will be serving two free meals to those in need in the next week. The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will serve tomorrow from 3 to 5 at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. Then on Thanksgiving Day,

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RETIREMENT BENEFITS STRAINING TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT FINANCES

Rate increases at the Twentynine Palms Water District were the topic of discussion at last night’s meeting of the Board of Directors. Water rates have not increased since 2011, and the water district does not charge ratepayers enough to fully cover the cost of its retiree health benefits and California

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MORE DELAYS FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER PROJECT

Another setback for the Yucca Valley sewer system. The Hi-Desert Water District Board heard about another delay last night, before it went into closed session for a performance evaluation for General Manager Ed Muzik, where it gave him a unanimous vote of confidence. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains why the

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YUCCA VALLEY MARIJUANA ORDINANCE ON UP CLOSE SHOW TOMORROW

The owner of the Yucca Valley Medical Marijuana Resource Group, Jason Elsasser, will be on the Z107.7 Up Close show tomorrow (November 21). Elsasser is also the sponsor of the ordinance petition that would require the Town of Yucca Valley to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Town limits. This is

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD TABLES AFFILIATION SELECTION

The Hi-Desert Medical Center came awfully close to choosing an affiliation partner at last night’s special board of directors meeting. A vote between Strategic Global Management and Tenet Healthcare Group was on the meeting’s agenda, but due to a lack of unanswered questions, the motion was made to table the

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TWO ARRESTED IN TWO SEPARATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENTS

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Tuesday in separate incidents for felony spouse abuse. About 8 a.m., a woman in the 7400 block of Saladin called police to report her boyfriend, Michael Bylund, 50, had beat her up. According to the Sheriff’s report, Bylund hit her, kicked her, and dragged

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY LIGHT PARADE SET FOR DECEMBER 13

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley has set Saturday, December 13, for this year’s Festival of Lights Parade. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign-up to be in it… The annual Festival of Lights parade is set to “Light Up the World.” The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley has

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HOLIDAY BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST TAKING FREE SIGN UPS

To encourage area businesses to get into the spirit and to encourage shopping locally, Hi-Desert Publishing Company and Z107.7 Radio have teamed up to co-sponsor a free holiday decorating contest for all businesses located in the Morongo Basin. Winners get hundreds of dollars in local advertising, very cool plaques, and

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Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Cancels Meeting for Tonight

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District’s board of directors’ special meeting for tonight has been cancelled due to a lack of a quorum. The Board has not set a date yet for a rescheduled meeting.

ARTS AND CRAFTS AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM SATURDAY

Kids from 5 to 12 years old will have some fun with arts and crafts at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum Saturday. Reporter Caitlin Logan has your invitation… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is giving kids an opportunity to express their creativity through arts and crafts. On Saturday, November 22, from 10:00

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MANE STREET STAMPEDE LOOKING FOR RE-ENACTMENT PERFORMERS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show needs spirited volunteer actors and actresses to perform in their comedy western, family shows Saturday afternoons in Pioneertown. Shows run from April to October. Proceeds benefit local organizations. They will professionally train you. Call Phil for more details at 760-366-3333. The next membership

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, November 22. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:20 p.m. and end with moonrise about 1 a.m. The focus of the star party will be globular clusters and planetary nebulae. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs,

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AUDITONS FOR “THE IDEAL HUSBAND” AT THEATRE 29 SUNDAY

Auditions for the classic farce “An Ideal Husband” by Oscar Wilde are scheduled this Sunday afternoon. This will be the first show of the 2015 season at Theater 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Theater 29 veteran director Butch Pelfrey seeks eight men and six woman for the cast

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING BLACK AND GOLD SCRIMMAGE TONIGHT

Yucca Valley High School Trojan wrestling will host the annual Black and Gold Scrimmage Thursday night, November 20, at Yucca Valley High School to determine the varsity and junior varsity lineup. The public is invited, admission is free. The event starts at 6 p.m. in the gym. A snack bar

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GIRL SCOUT YARD SALE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Yucca Valley Girl Scout Troop 791 will be having a yard sale Friday and Saturday, on November 21 and 22. The troop is trying to raise funds for a trip to San Francisco in May where they will get to cross the Golden Gate Bridge with thousands of other Girl

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL DRAWS FIRE ON NATIVE PLANT REQUIREMENTS, ADULT BUSINESSES

During a marathon four-hour meeting last night, the Yucca Valley Town Council faced a packed house and residents who were passionate about changes to the development code concerning the native plant ordinance and changes to the code that affect adult-oriented businesses. Town staff repeatedly told the council the town did

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TO CHOOSE AFFILIATE TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hear from the two organizations tonight that are courting the hospital with affiliation proposals: Tenet Healthcare, and Strategic Global Management. Following the presentation, the board will vote on which organization to partner with. The board will then go into closed session to

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