LOCAL CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD IS OVER, WE HAVE THE FULL LIST

The deadlines for candidate filings in local races have brought a few late comers to our ballots. Six candidates are vying for the three seats up for grabs on Twentynine Palms City Council. Standing for re-election are incumbents Dan Mintz and Jim Harrris, with challengers Bill Easter, McArthur Wright, John

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD SEES LIGHT AT THE END OF THE SEWER

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors has been anxiously awaiting to hear when their waste water project’s assessment report will be heard by the State Water Quality Control Board for its approval, and to hear what interest rate the water district will receive for the $146 million project. Managing

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DUI/DRIVERS LICENSE CHECKPOINT IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Police Department will conduct a DUI/drivers’ license checkpoint Friday, August 15, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment, and will also be checking drivers for proper licensing. Drivers caught driving

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN IN MOTORYCLE CRASH WEDNESDAY

A Yucca Valley man suffered minor injuries in a motorcycle crash Wednesday afternoon. About 5:40 p.m., Jason Russell, 34, was riding his 2014 Yamaha eastbound in the number 2 lane, or the slow lane, on the highway in front of Carla’s Route 62 Diner, when, according to the Sheriff’s Department,

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TIME TO REGISTER FOR OLD CAR CLUB CAR SHOW IN SEPTEMBER

That classic car, truck, or motorcycle you have lovingly been shining up needs to be shown off. Reporter Cara Conway says it’s time to register your vehicle for the 19th annual old car club charity car show… The Morongo Basin Old Car Club, 19th Annual Charity Car Show is at

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM MARKETPLACE SET TO REOPEN

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Museum Marketplace resumes Saturday, September 6, at the museum in Landers. Vendors who are interested in being a part of the marketplace should contact Laurie at 760-363-6681 or jrcs7599@roadrunner.com. Artisans, crafters, collectors wanting to downsize or people wanting to de-clutter are welcome. In addition, the

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JOSHUA TREE PARK AND RECREATION OFFERING TRIPS

Joshua Tree Recreation will be taking some fun and informative bus trips. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get on those busses… The Joshua Tree Park and Recreation will be taking a trip to the Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater on Saturday, August 16. The performance for that day will

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HELP NEEDED FOR LOCAL HOMELESS VETERANS

There are many homeless veterans in the Morongo Basin who are lacking the necessities to keep warm and fed. A new organization, Vets Cruzin for a Cause, is collecting jackets, blankets, and food to distribute to these homeless vets. If you have old jackets, blankets, and food you can spare,

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BACKPACK GIVEAWAY BY SPRIT AND TRUTH CENTER SATURDAY

The Spirit and Truth Worship Center of Twentynine Palms will give away back packs for students in grades K through 12 on Saturday, August 16. The backpacks will be filled with school supplies and will be available at five locations in Twentynine Palms from 8 to 10: El Paseo Apartments,

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REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

It’s time to start thinking about school again. Reporter Dan Stork has the registration schedule for Yucca Valley High School… Yucca Valley High School Registration begins Monday, August 18. The process starts in the YVHS Library. If you received a notice from the library, please bring your books to turn

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS CAR WASH AND RUMMAGE SALE SATURDAY

The Yucca Valley High School Varsity Cheerleading Team’s Booster Club will hold a car wash and rummage sale from 9 to 4 on Saturday, August 16, at The Estate Sale Marketplace, located on the corner of Kickapoo Trail and Twentynine Palms Highway (across from 7-11). Car wash tickets are available

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES HOOKAH LOUNGE, LIMITS HOME FIREARMS SALES

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission met in regular session last night, an approval for a hookah lounge and limits on home firearms businesses were discussed. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report… Most of the public comment during the Yucca Valley Planning Commission meeting last night about

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PIONEER DAYS TAKING GRAND MARSHALL NOMINATIONS

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominees for this year’s 2014 Pioneer Days Grand Marshal. The Grand Marshal honor is bestowed on those who dedicate themselves to the betterment of the community. Past Pioneer Days have recognized those who have rooted themselves, fostered kinships, and helped shape the

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FOUNDATION SPONSORS OPENING NIGHT OF “THE 39 STEPS” FRIDAY

The madcap comedy, “The 39 Steps” opens Friday with a Gala opening night celebration sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Rotary Club. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get tickets… The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club will be hosting the opening night of the hysterically madcap spy mystery, “The 39 Steps,”

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AUDITIONS FOR “YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” AT THEATRE 29 MONDAY

Theatre 29 announces auditions for the musical “Young Frankenstein” will be this Monday evening. The musical comedy utilizes an ensemble cast of 25 characters ranging in age from mid-20s through mid-50s. All parts are open and available and all actors are encouraged to audition. A wickedly inspired re-imagining of the

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO CONSIDER POSTPONING ASSESSMENT BALLOT TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will consider putting off the mail-in ballot for the sewer system assessment district tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors special meeting held last Thursday is continued to another special meeting tonight. Among the items on

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 16. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:00 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. The summer Milky Way begins to appear overhead as darkness falls. A special telescope will allow observers to see the Veil

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KIDS CRAFTS SATURDAY AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

The Twentynine Palms Library is having a kid’s craft this Saturday, August 16. Children of all ages are invited to drop by any time between 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. to create a shiny, embossed foil pendant. Design your very own foil pendant with foil, markers and sequins; add some

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet in both closed and regular session tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agendas… Copper Mountain College will have their regular meeting on Thursday, August 14, starting with a closed session at 1 p.m. During this session, the Board of Trustees will evaluate themselves

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HOSPITAL BOARD MET TUESDAY NIGHT

The Hospital Board met last night, starting with a closed session. The open meeting recognized the hospital’s tobacco free committee, and Breanna Ingels and Bobbie Bachman named as nursing scholarship winners. After a long consent agenda the board evaluated goals for CEO Robert Tyk and approved the remodeling of their

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