COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE NAMES INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT/PRESIDENT

During its regular monthly board meeting yesterday, the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees appointed an interim Superintendent/President to take the place of Dr. Roger Wagner, who has resigned to accept the Superintendent/President position at Victor Valley College. Jeff Cummings, the executive dean of academic affairs at College of the

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CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD OPENS MONDAY

The candidacy filing window for the November elections is about to open. Reporter Dan Stork tells office hopefuls that they can do it online…

The period for filing to be a candidate for public office in the November 14 election opens July 14 and closes August 8. If no incumbent

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29 PALMS INN RESTAURANT TO CLOSE FOR RENOVATIONS

The 29 Palms Inn Restaurant will be closed for renovations beginning Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 25. The inn will remain open for hotel guests, as will the oasis area and pool. The Inn will continue to offer continental breakfast and box lunches, as well as complimentary picnic dinners

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SPANKSHAFT AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO

Spankshaft, a local Joshua Tree band, will hold the first of its two concerts at Tortoise Rock casino tomorrow night. Spankshaft is a six-piece pop-ska-punk band that has won several local band competitions. The free concert will be held outside the casino and is set to start at 8:30 p.m.

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SUMMER MUSIC CONCERT FESTIVAL

Saturday is the first night of the Yucca Valley summer concert series. The six-week concert series will feature a variety of music. Reporter Taylor Thacker says Saturday’s concert will feature a popular swing group…

The Town of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival kicks off on July 12th, with an exciting

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OPEN MIC NIGHT AT ONE 80 MINISTRIES

One 80 Ministries will hold an open mic night tonight, Friday, July 12, starting at 6 p.m. at the church in downtown Joshua Tree. Live bands and local talent are all welcome to participate in the free event. One 80 Ministries is located on the highway in Joshua Tree.

DIRECTOR PRAISES ACTORS IN “A DOLL’S HOUSE”

As the classic drama “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen continues its run at Theatre 29, Director Kurt Schauppner says he’s very happy with how the players matured during rehearsals. He’s enjoyed watching the actors Adam Redmon, Herman Platzke, and Rob Wanless, and the children, Nicholas Perez, Christopher and Justin

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MORONGO BASIN DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

At Saturday’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club, staff from the Hi-Desert Water District will discuss the Yucca Valley sewer project and answer questions about its costs, construction and other concerns. The meeting will be held at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and

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FAMILY FUN DAY AT PARADISE PARK

The Yucca Valley Parks and Rec Department is sponsoring a family fun day tomorrow. Reporter Diana Jones says all ages are welcome at the free family event …

It’s a family fun day at Paradise Park in Yucca Valley Saturday, July 12. The event will feature a climbing wall, inflatable

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YUCCA VALLEY AQUATIC PROGRAM

The Town of Yucca Valley holds a variety of aquatic programs Monday through Friday at the community pool at the high school on Sage Avenue. Swim lessons are held in the morning; each session is two weeks long, and costs $45 per session. Register in person at the community center,

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SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church Saturday, July 12, at 7 p.m. Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road. Call 760-361-0086 for a free ride to the church,

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO PULL TUMBLEWEEDS

Tumb, tumb, tumbling tumbleweeds may be an iconic part of the Old West, but they are an invasive plant that threatens native plants and pose a fire danger in the desert. The Morongo Basin Conservation Association is trying to prevent the explosive spread of invasive plants—such as the Sahara mustard,

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MISSING TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN MAY HAVE HAD A LOVER

Z107.7 News has learned that investigators have developed key information in the case of the wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine who was reported missing Sunday morning, June 29. Saturday morning, June 28, Erin Corwin, 19, told her husband she was going to scout locations in Joshua Tree National Park

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STATE SAYS TWENTYNINE PALMS HAS TO GIVE BACK $2 MILLION

The State Controller’s Office has decreed that a loan repayment of $2.1 million by the Twentynine Palms Redevelopment Agency to the City was inappropriate and must be repaid to the RDA’s Successor Agency, a move that the City says is un-Constitutional. A press release from the City states that the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE DIES IN LAKE HAVASU BOATING ACCIDENT

A Marine stationed at Twentynine Palms was visiting friends in Lake Havasu for the Independence Day holiday weekend when a fun day on the water turned deadly. About 3 p.m. on the Fourth of July, Lance Corporal Chad Brammer, 23, was riding a Jet Ski in the lake’s South Basin

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE SPONSORS TRIP TO PALM SPRINGS POWER BASEBALL

The Palm Springs Power baseball team is a summer collegiate team comprised of elite college players from all across the nation, as well as the Coachella Valley. Over the past three years, the Power team has led all nationally recognized summer collegiate teams in win percentage; since 2004, 55 of

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING AT A CAR IN MORENO VALLEY

A Joshua Tree ex-con was arrested Tuesday in Moreno Valley, suspected of shooting at a car in a Walmart parking lot. Deputies were called to the Moreno Valley Walmart, just south of Highway 60, about 6:30 for shots fired. Sheriff deputies saw Eric Turnbaugh, 24, running from the shooting scene,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE INTERNSHIPS BENEFIT STUDENTS, BUSINESSES

Internships can benefit college students, as well as the local businesses that participate in the Copper Mountain College Community Partners program. Reporter Dan Stork lists some of those benefits…

Caitlin Logan is one of the Copper Mountain College students who have been part of the College’s Community Partners Internship Program.

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ELKS LODGE

The Twentynine Palms Elks Lodge will hold its Christmas in July Arts and Craft Fair, on July 19 from 9 to 3. Vendor space is still available. Call 760-367-7061 to reserve your space. The event will be held at the Twentynine Palms Elks Lodge at Elk Trail and Highway 62.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency Program will hold an opening reception Friday night (July 11) for its new artists in residence. Jed Ochmanek pours oil-based enamel paint onto metal plates to produce his paintings. Writer Andrew Milward will read an excerpt from his non-fiction manuscript, “Jayhawker,” which examines his

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