TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE ADVISORY MEETING STARTS OUT ON EMOTIONAL NOTE

Reporter Taylor Thacker attended the Twentynine Palms Water District Citizens Advisory Committee meeting last night. She reports it went straight to the hearts of the audience and committee members when audience member Alice Lear said, “In 2007, my husband had a heart attack and the Lear Avenue Station was there

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OLD SCHOOLHOUSE LECTURE ON DEFACEMENT OF NATIONAL PARKS

In recent months, vandals have defaced both natural features and man-made cultural artifacts in Joshua Tree National Park, and a mural in Joshua Tree. But defacement of Native American landmarks has been an ongoing fact of life for a longer time. Reporter Dan Stork invites you to a lecture this

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LOCAL LETTER CARRIERS COLLECTING FOOD SATURDAY

Join your local letter carriers and help stamp out hunger. The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold their 21st Annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, this Saturday May 11. Leave non-perishable food items (no glass, please) in a bag near your mailbox before your letter carrier arrives. If you

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“RAGTIME” AT THEATRE 29: A CLOSER LOOK AT THE EPIC MUSICAL

Director Charles Harvey brings another exciting performance to the 29 Palms Theatre. The story of “Ragtime.” A colorful portrayal of what makes America what it is today. News Reporter Chanda-Lyn Fraschetti tells us about the musical…

“Ragtime,” transports you back to New York City in the 1900′s to witness the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL THEATER STUDENTS IMPROV NIGHT FRIDAY

It’s time again for the Twentynine Palms High School International Theater Society’s Café Night Improv Show. Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. in room 82. Come see the hidden talents of your fellow students at Twentynine Palms High School. If you would like to perform at Café Night or need

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS AND SCHEDULES

Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats Tennis Team hosted Don Lugo High School Conquistadores yesterday in first round CIF Team Play-offs. Coach Larry Battle said the Wildcats played hard to the bittersweet end losing 4-14. This loss ends the season. The Wildcats’ over-all record this season is 9 wins, 4 losses

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SANTA FE CLUBHOUSE RUMMAGE SALE THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will be having a rummage sale this Thursday, through Saturday. Donations are now being accepted. If you need to have something picked up please call the Clubhouse at 760-369-4057. Talk to Phoebe or Maxine If they are able to pick up your items, they will.

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE HOLDING LOGO CONTEST

Transition Joshua Tree is rebranding itself and is holding a logo design contest. The winner will receive a $200 cash prize. There is no fee to enter the contest; each artist is limited to three designs. The logo will be used in print and in color, and must be able

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SUPERVISORS BACK COOK BILL CREATING JOHNSON VALLEY NATIONAL OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE AREA

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley has introduced a bill, H.R. 1676, that would create the Johnson Valley National OHV Recreational Area. His bill would permit off-highway vehicle use, camping, and hiking. Marine Corps activities in the area would be limited to two exercises a year. At Tuesday’s meeting of

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS LOOKING FOR CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY BOOTHS

The Grubstake Days Community Fair committee is looking for booths featuring activities for children for this year’s 63rd annual Grubstake Days Celebration in Yucca Valley. The traditional annual celebration of the rich mining and pioneering history of the region will be a one-day event set for Saturday, May 25. All

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION DISCUSSES SIGNS, SAYS NO TO WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission met in regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said after a discussion on sign rules, they said “no” to wind and solar energy…

Saying that the public expects to see signs in a business district, and that signs are important for directing customers

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Airport Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 tonight in the Mesquite Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Under new business, the airport directors will receive an update on the airport’s conditions and needed repairs, and on the voters in the airport district. Following public comments,

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COPPER MOUNTIAN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board meets tomorrow afternoon. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a policy on student dismissal and a code of ethics are on the agenda…

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees convenes in regular session at 3 o’clock tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community Room. Following regular reports,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT FIRE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS TONIGHT

The citizens’ committee appointed to advise the Twentynine Palms Water District on putting a fire tax on the ballot, meets tonight at the Twentynine Palms Water District office, 72401 Hatch Road in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details…

On May 8, at 6 p.m., the Fire Advisory Committee will

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INAUGURAL TELECONFERENCING OF COUNTY MEETING YESTERDAY

Morongo Basin residents attended the first teleconference meeting with the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors yesterday. While supervisors met in San Bernardino, Morongo Basin residents, council members from Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley, directors from other districts and agencies, and county employees, watched and participated in the meeting from

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT HONORS 19 EMPLOYEES FOR “DAY OF THE TEACHER”

The Morongo Unified School Board honored ten classified employees and nine classified teachers at last nights meeting. In honor of The Day of the Teacher and Classified School Employees week, both employees and teachers from the West end of the district were recognized for their excellent service and going over

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST MOJAVE PRESERVE CLEANUP THIS WEEKEND

On Saturday, May 11, the Mojave Desert Land Trust, and other organizations are sponsoring a clean-up and restoration in the Lanfair Area within Mojave National Preserve, followed by a stargazing event. Dan Stork has the schedule…

The Lanfair cleanup in the Mojave National Preserve starts with optional free camping on

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SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT JAIME MCQUEEN-PRICE

A “Strike-Out Cancer” Charity Softball Tournament set for this Friday and Saturday at the Yucca Valley Community Center, is a fundraiser for a Joshua Tree woman, Jaime Queen-Price, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in March. While all the team slots for the tournament have been filled, organizers are asking

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MORONGO VOLLEYBALL CLUB TAKES 2ND IN TOURNAMENT

The 18U volleyball team from the Morongo Volleyball Club traveled to Cypress College for their last Mandatory tournament Sunday. They were the number 1 seed in their pool and finished in second place. Coach Matt Jennings said leading the team was Ashley Priest with 15 kills, two blocks and four

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HUNTINGTON, LOMBARDO, FILE ANSWERS TO REASONS FOR RECALL

Yucca Valley town council members George Huntington and Robert Lombardo filed their answers to the reasons given to recall them with the town clerk Monday. Huntington wrote in his statement, “Throughout my service, I have taken the fiduciary responsibilities which come with the office seriously and have maintained the highest

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