BOOK SALE SATURDAY AT BLESSED SACRAMENT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Blessed Sacrament Church in Twentynine Palms is having a Bag Book Sale on Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There are hundreds of great books for children of all ages, plus activities for the classroom. Books are $5 a bag. All proceeds go to the Church. Blessed

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CD RELEASE AT THE 29 PALMS INN TOMORROW

A special musical event at the 29 Palms Inn Friday will celebrate the release of a new CD. Reporter Taylor Thacker says come out and hear the Soul Pattern Project… Independently produced and distributed Soul Pattern Project will play live at the Historic 29 Palms Inn as part of their

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MAN KILLED IN ROLL-OVER CRASH IN LANDERS THIS MORNING

A man was killed early this morning in a roll-over crash in Landers. About 3 a.m., the driver, who has not yet been identified, was driving a 4-door sedan northbound on Old Woman Springs Road when he lost control near La Brisa Drive. The car left the road and overturned,

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AGE OF DRIVER IN YUCCA VALLEY FATAL CRASH CORRECTED

A correction to our story about the crash in Yucca Valley Monday night in which a 13-year-old boy died. Owen McNichols, 13, of Morongo Valley, was crossing the highway southbound in a marked crosswalk on a Razor scooter at Inca Trail at 6:15 p.m. Monday, when he was hit by

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TWO JUVENILES ARRETED WITH STOLEN GO-CART

Two juveniles were arrested Saturday after they were found with a stolen go-cart in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy performed a vehicle check on a go-cart being driven on Cherokee Trail at 29 Palms Highway about 2:40 a.m. Saturday morning. The 13-year-old juvenile driving the go-cart

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN CITED FOR STEALING TOILET PAPER

And from the really?? file…

A Yucca Valley woman was cited at the Tortoise Rock Casino for stealing … toilet paper. According to a Sheriff’s report, Rebecca Judson, 32, went to the casino Sunday morning to gamble. While there, she went into the restroom, where, the report states, “she realized

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL: BLACK ROACK ROAD AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA

In a hastily called ceremony, the Yucca Valley Town Council held a ribbon-cutting for the Brehm Sports Park prior to its regular meeting yesterday. And then at the start of the meeting, the Council formally recognized Bill and Mona Brehm with a proclamation for their dedication, commitment and generosity to

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT PAVEMENT WORK STARTS TOMORROW

The highway improvement project in Yucca Valley is nearing completion. The sidewalks, curbs, gutters, handicap ramps, and raised medians have all been completed. On Thursday and Friday, October 9 and 10, pavement work will begin, starting with the westbound outside lane, then the eastbound outside lane, before moving to the

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS FROM SOLAR VENDORS

In recent months, an ad hoc committee of volunteers created a request for proposal for solar energy generation in the Morongo Unified School District. The committee received responses from 9 vendors, and whittled that list down to three. Reporter Dan Stork reports what happened when the final three made their

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FINANCING RELEASED FOR 42ND ASSEMBLY DISRICT RACE

Fundraising in the local Assembly race continues to favor candidates who had the most success before the primary. In the 42nd Assembly District, Republican Chad Mayes has raised nearly five times the money as Democrat Karalee Hargrove. Mayes’ campaign finance report showed the former Yucca Valley councilman has raised $245,420

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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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