YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST WINNERS NAMED

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley held its annual speech contest March 26 for high school students. The speech contest centers around Rotary’s “Four-Way Test,” which focuses on whether things are true, fair, build better relationships, and are beneficial. Students spoke on any subject of their choice between five and

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“MURAL IN A DAY” AT ONAGA ELEMENTARY SATURDAY

The public is invited to watch the GATE class at Onaga Elementary School paint a “mural-in-a-day Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on the school campus. The “Discover Our Desert” mural project was conceived by teacher Heather Possehl as part of an effort to create an outdoor

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SAVE THE DATE FOR THE REACH-OUT BENEFIT ART AUCTION

Reach out Morongo Basin will benefit from a gala art auction event next month. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says… Mark your calendars for May 2, for the third annual art auction benefit for Reach Out Morongo Basin. Not only will there be an opportunity to collect art, jewelry, and cards

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL DRUM LINE WILL PERFORM TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley High School winter drum line will compete in the American Drum Line Association semi-finals at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside Saturday. The Trojan drum line will be competing against 30 other school in its division. To prepare and get revved up for the competition, the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ varsity tennis team hosted Yucca Valley Monday in conference play. The Wildcats came away with the victory 14-4. Coach William Shay said the Wildcats were led by John Lanza, sweeping all three of his sets, and Sam Choi and Jarod Burks, each winning

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HOLDS PUBLIC FACILITY DEVELOPMENT FEES HEARING

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in regular session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a public hearing on a specific development impact fee and a look at some financial policies are on the agenda… Among the items on tonight’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council

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TWO ARRESTS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Thursday morning, accused of attacking his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, residents near the movie theater in Yucca Valley called police just after midnight Thursday to report they heard a man and a woman yelling and shouting behind the theater’s parking lot

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD FOR SUSPECTED DRUG SALES

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Thursday morning accused of possessing drugs for sale. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy attempted to stop Charles Perez, 25, riding his bicycle near Tamarisk Avenue and 29 Palms Highway about 2 a.m. in Twentynine Palms. Perez fled from deputies, but was

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD FACES A LONG AGENDA TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education has an exceptionally long agenda for its next regular meeting tonight. Reporter Dan Stork breaks it down…

The April 7 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education has a 23-item action agenda, including:

the meeting calendar for next year;

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WE REVIEW “13 A NEW MUSICAL” AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

Last Friday night, the Twentynine Palms High School drama department opened “13, A New Musical.” Reporter Rebecca Havely was there and offers this review… When I heard the words “a new musical” in the show title, “13, A New Musical,” a show written just for teens, I must admit my

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team meets every 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesday of the month from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 8, the group will meet at highway 62 and Sunset north side. Everyone is encouraged to come out to help clean the community. There will be

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ART EXHIBITS IN MORONGO VALLEY, JOSHUA TREE, AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

A new exhibit by a former Joshua Tree National Park artist-in-residence is now on display at the park’s visitor center in Joshua Tree. Olivia Parkes was artist-in-residence at Joshua Tree National Park in March-April 2014. This spring, she returned to Joshua Tree for a residency at BoxoHouse, where she expanded

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

A code amendment and request from a church and a motel comprise the agenda for the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission’s meeting tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has details… The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will have two public hearings at its April 7 meeting. The first is about a development code amendment

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical

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RUMMAGE SALE AT SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUB

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will hold a rummage sale April 8, 9, 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 56020 Santa Fe Trail, Suite M, Yucca Valley. If you have questions or need directions, please call Susie or Phebe at 760-369-4057.

AREA FLORA THE SUBJECT OF WEDNESDAY LECTURE

Learn more about our local desert flora during a lecture tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to the Hi-Desert Nature Museum… The Morongo Basin Historical Society is scheduled to have their second Wednesday lecture series on Wednesday, April 8, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This lecture is about the flora

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat golf team traveled to Yucca Valley yesterday in a league match and squeaked out a win by one shot, 248-249. Coach Grant Whipple said leading the way for the Wildcats were Brandon Steffins, 37; Hayden Shupp, 47; Justin Delarosa, 47. The Wildcats are now

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ONE ARRESTED IN CARJACKING, KIDNAPPING, ROBBERY AND HIGH-SPEED CHASE

In a bizarre story of carjacking, kidnapping, robbery, gunfire, and a high-speed chase, a Joshua Tree man was finally taken into custody after investigators say he robbed a good Samaritan at gunpoint. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matthew Yost, deputies responded to a report of a robbery at the Yucca Valley

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WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU DON’T SHOW FOR JURY DUTY

What happens if you don’t answer the call to jury duty? Reporter Dan Stork asked and found out… Recently, I answered a jury duty summons. The trial for which a jury was to have been selected was continued, so everyone in the jury pool for that day was excused. But

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN KILLED PUSHING HIS MOTORCYCLE ACROSS HIGHWAY

A Yucca Valley motorcycle rider was killed after he was struck by a vehicle in Morongo Valley Friday evening. According to CHP Officer Caleb Miller, Mark Wright, 58, had run out of gas and was pushing his 2005 Honda Shadow motorcycle across the westbound lanes of traffic on Highway 62

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