HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS TOMORROW

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School tennis team will play Yucca Valley in Twentynine Palms. First serve is at 3:15.

The Joshua Springs Christian School volleyball team will travel away to play Nuview Bridge; the match begins at 3:15.

7TH ANNUAL “TASTE OF MORONGO” TONIGHT

The 7th annual “Taste of Morongo,” where attendees can sample dishes from a dozen local restaurants, is tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her knife and fork…

Joshua Tree Rotary Club presents the 7th Annual Taste of Morongo on Saturday, September 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event takes

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LAST WEEKEND TO SEE “THE 39 STEPS” AT THEATRE 29

This is the last weekend to see the hilarious, fast-paced, manic comedy/mystery “The 39 Steps” at Theatre 29. The hit show, which has been convulsing local audiences with laughter, will end a five-week run tonight at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 to $12 and are available on the Theatre 29

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STAR PARTY TONIGHT AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party tonight. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:30 p.m. and end about 11 p.m. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs, and dress for unpredictable weather. For more information, call 760-367-7222. Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center

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SECOND SATURDAY ART CRAWL

Big doings in Joshua Tree tonight. Reporter Diana Jones says the Second Saturday Art Crawl will feature a series of opening Art Receptions…

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery will hold the opening reception for its first group art show of the season during the Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art Crawl

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CHAMBERS TO SPONSOR PRESENTATION ON TOURISM IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

A Tourism Business Improvement District is a special district established to secure funding for marketing to increase tourism. Scott White of the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau will give a presentation Wednesday, September 17, on tourism improvement districts, followed by a question and answer session on how the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER LOSES LEG IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH

A 30-year-old Twentynine Palms High School Teacher suffered a leg amputation during a motorcycle crash on the freeway in Beaumont. California Highway Patrol officers said Jonathan Davis of Norco was hurt at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday as his westbound Yamaha sport bike was transitioning from Interstate 10 to Highway 60. Davis

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE SENDS FATHER AND THREE CHILDREN TO HOSPITAL WITH SMOKE INHALATION

A Twentynine Palms man and his three young children suffered smoke inhalation from a fire in their home last night. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Chief Jim Thompson, about 9 p.m. the father had gone outside to lock his vehicle, and while he was outside, one of his children picked

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SECOND SATURDAY ART CRAWL, RECEPTIONS IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Big doings in Joshua Tree tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Second Saturday Art Crawl will feature a series of opening Art Receptions…

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery will hold the opening reception for its first group art show of the season during the Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art

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INTERIM TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY MANGER GETS GOOD MARKS

The Twentynine Palms City Council conducted a public employee performance evaluation regarding Interim City Manager Andy Takata in its closed session Tuesday following the regular City Council meeting. A statement issued by the City, said after closed session a favorable evaluation had been agreed upon by all five council members.

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, September 13, at Walmart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE COMMEMORATES 9/11 ATTACKS

On this anniversary of the attacks on the New York City Twin Towers of September 11, 2001, President Obama has directed that all U.S. flags be lowered to half staff from sunrise to sunset today in observance of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. The presidential proclamation

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG SALES, WARRANT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, accused of selling drugs, and on a DUI warrant. According to a Sheriff’s warrant, deputies went to a home in the 7400 block of Church Street about 1:30 to arrest Michael Bagshaw, 55, who has a $100,000 warrant for his arrest for

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THE STATUS OF THE PIONEERTOWN WATER PROJECT

High levels of fluoride, arsenic, and uranium in the wells in Pioneertown mean the residents can’t drink the water and have to have it hauled in. And the lack of drinkable water has also led to a building moratorium in the Pioneertown area. The County’s Special Water District has developed

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ANSWERS CONCERNS FROM THE ACCREDITING COMMISSION

In July, Copper Mountain College received a letter from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges letting the college know that the college was subject to enhanced monitoring due to several changes in the college’s annual financial report. Interim Superintendent/President Jeff Cummings put the letter on the Board of

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NEW STATE BICYCLE LAW KICKS IN NEXT WEEK

Starting Tuesday, a new state law will kick in to benefit the safety of bicyclists. Reporter Taylor Thacker explains… With children heading back to school, motorists should expect to see more children riding to and from school on their bicycles. The California Highway Patrol would like to remind the public

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR CHILD CRUELTY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday afternoon, accused of punching his daughter. According to a Sheriff’s report, two girls, 10-year-old and 15-year-old sisters, were fighting at a home in the 58800 block of Barron Avenue about 3:30 yesterday. After the 15-year-old hit the 10-year-old, the report states that Russell

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YUCCA VALLEY LOOKS AT TOUGH RULES FOR ADULT ORIENTED BUSINESSES

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission discussed tightening the rules for operating and adult-oriented business in the Town last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at that meeting and files this report… Technically, the Town of Yucca Valley doesn’t have any adult businesses, because under the Town’s code, an adult business

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL WAIVES FEES FOR NON-PROFIT HOUSE BUILDING PROJECTS

Prior to last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council, the Council traveled to Theatre 29 and dedicated a new Simi Dabah metal sculpture. The sculpture, which brings to mind the “Comedy” and “Tragedy” theater masks, is the centerpiece of the theater’s new Serenity Garden. Following the dedication, council

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD HEARS THEIR FISCAL STATUS IS BEING MONITORED FOR RISK

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in a closed session meeting 2:00 Thursday, September 11, to continue its discussion of the employment of a superintendent/president. The board will also negotiate with the College’s Faculty Association. The open session will begin at 3. First up on the agenda,

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