DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR MILITARY FAMILY TO APPLY FOR A HOME

The deadline for military veterans to apply for a new home in Twentynine Palms is October 15. The home is a project of the non-profit organization Desert Communities Fuller Center for Housing, and will be built by professional contractors and volunteers in two days in November. The home will carry

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SLEEPING BAGS NEEDED FOR THE HOMELESS

Morongo Basin Haven will be holding their annual sleeping bag drive to be given to many of the community’s homeless. The drive began today and will go through December 1. They are asking for gently used or new sleeping bags. Please drop off sleeping bags at the Basin Wide Foundation

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees meets tomorrow afternoon. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks the agenda…

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in a closed session meeting tomorrow, October 9, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss the employment and recruitment of the superintendant and president. The regular meeting

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting Wednesday, October 7, are correspondence from the CalTrans Division of Aeronautics, and airport use and aircraft tie-down agreements. After a report from the treasurer, the airport manager will provide an update on airport

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board would like to remind everyone of the rules regarding their loved one’s graves at the Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery. Some of the rules restrict the number of and height of items on graves. Only the plain white rock provided by the cemetery is permitted. The

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FIRE TECHNOLOGY OPEN HOUSE THIS EVENING

The Fire Tech program at Copper Mountain College invites you to an open house this afternoon. Reporter Caitlin Logan invites out to the Lear Fire station…

Copper Mountain College Fire Technology Club invites you to join them on October 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. for some food and fun

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Monday saw the Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans volleyball team host Rancho Mirage in Trojan gym. The Varsity team won 3-1. Coach Matt Jennings said the team was led by Ashley Priest with nine kills and three blocks; Ashley Schwartz with seven kills and one block; Becky Messaros, 16

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YOUNG TEEN KILLED ON THE HIGHWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A young teenager was struck and killed by a car that ran a red light on the highway in Yucca Valley last night. Early information from the Sheriff’s Department is that Owen McNichols, 13, of Morongo Valley, was crossing the highway southbound in a marked crosswalk on a Razor scooter

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ONE HOSPITALIZED AFTER HOUSE FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY LAST NIGHT

A resident was hospitalized with smoke inhalation following a fire in Yucca Valley last night. Fire officials say that about 11:30, a neighbor called to report smoke and flames coming from the rear of a home in the 8500 block of San Vincente. Yucca Valley fire fighters, along with fire

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BLOOD MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE TONIGHT

The second and final “blood moon” total lunar eclipse of the year is coming tonight/Wednesday morning. The eclipse will start at 1:17 a.m. Wednesday, with the full eclipse beginning at 3:27 a.m. and ending at 6:32 Wednesday morning. Tonight’s eclipse is the second in a series of four total lunar

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight in regular session. Managing editor Tami Roleff says Black Rock Canyon Road and the medical marijuana initiative will be discussed… The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a fairly routine meeting tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the council will hear a

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THREE AREA THEATERS BRING HOME DESERT THEATRE LEAGUE AWARDS

Performers and directors at three Morongo Basin theaters brought home golden statues at Sunday night’s award ceremony presented by the Desert Theatre League. Leading the pack with four wins was the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s “Moon over Buffalo,” which won outstanding production of a comedy. Marge Doyle and Wendy Cohen, a

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SOLAR ENERGY, TRANSPORTATION, RECOGNITION AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT

Solar energy, transportation and student recognitions head the agenda of tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork tells what else the Board will consider… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will begin its October 7 meeting with a work/study session on

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Z107.7 TO HOST TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL FORUM THURSDAY

Z107.7 News will host a Twentynine Palms City Council candidates’ forum at Theatre 29, at 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms, on Thursday, October 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. There is no charge. All six of the City Council candidates have been contacted and have indicated they will be

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PIONEER DAYS LITTLE MISS AND MASTER CONTESTANTS SOUGHT

Three- to five-year-olds are being sought to compete in this year’s Twentynine Palms Pioneer Little Miss and Master contest. Reporter Caitlin Logan tells you how to sign them up… Do you think your son or daughter has what it takes to be this year’s Pioneer Days Little Miss or Master?

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The next Joshua Tree Clean Team clean-up will be held tomorrow on Alta Loma and Sherwood, just west of Friendly Hills Elementary School. Volunteers can park along Sherwood at 7 a.m. and work for one short hour until 8 a.m. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks and gloves available

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL MELODRAMA OPENS FRIDAY

Twentynine Palms High School Theatre students will open a melodrama for a two-week run this Friday. ROP broadcast student Kylie Robinson tells you how to get tickets… The Twentynine Palms High school International Thespian Society will be putting on their first production of the school year. The Pony Expresso, a

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RUN FOR LIFE TO SPONSOR “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” OPENING FRIDAY

Relay for Life of Morongo Basin will host the opening night gala of Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” by the St. Joseph’s Players on Friday, October 10. The play will be performed at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church on the corner of Church Street and Onaga Trail in Yucca Valley.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION: LITIGATION AND TRAILS TONIGHT

A case of litigation and community trails will be under consideration by the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission. Dan Stork reports what can be gleaned from the published agenda… The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will start its October meeting in closed session at 5 p.m., to discuss an unspecified anticipated litigation.

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JOSHUA BASIN TO START ACCEPTING STATE WATER THURSDAY

After three years of planning, design, and construction, the Joshua Basin Water District recharge facility is finally ready to accept water from the Mojave Water Agency. The public is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, October 9, as the board of directors turns on the tap

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