MORONGO BASIN UNITY HOME MASQUERADE BALL THIS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Unity Home will hold a masquerade party Saturday, October 18. The event includes food, drinks, contests, a silent auction, and a chance to win prizes. The John Waybrant Band will provide music. Tickets are $20. The masquerade party will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at

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FALL CAMPING

This is the best time of the year for camping in the desert. Ranger Pam Tripp tells where to go in Joshua Tree National Park…

With cooler weather in sight, campsites in Joshua Tree National Park will once again start to fill on the weekends. While most of our nine

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FOUNDATION FALL DINNER

The Copper Mountain College Foundation will host its annual fall dinner October 25 in the brand new Christine Proudfoot Student Activity Center, as part of the center’s dedication ceremony. The theme this year is Jewel in the Desert, An Archeological Dig. Tickets are $75 per person, or help sponsor a

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OKTOBERFEST!

The Kalifornia Krauts (in “native” costume) will play at the Yucca Valley Oktoberfest.

It’s polka time! Managing Editor Tami Roleff says: get ready for Oktoberfest…

Time to dig out the lederhosen and dirndls. Oktoberfest is returning to Yucca Valley. The day-long event will feature live music, dancing, food, and

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TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION

The Tri-Valley Little League is now registering boys and girls ages 4 to 16 for the 2015 season. Discounts are available for three or more children in a household, or if players are registered October 18 or October 25. Registration will be held in the Yucca Room of the Yucca

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FAIR HOUSING WORKSHOP

Race, disability, or other personal characteristics should not limit your options when choosing a place to live. Join the Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board Tuesday for a free informative workshop at the Morongo Basin station of the San Bernardino Probation Department, 63665 Twentynine Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. The

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MAIL BALLOTS DELIVERED TO VOTERS

Mail ballots will be delivered to voters on the permanent mail ballot list beginning Saturday, October 11, for the November 4, 2014 Statewide General Election.

Voters can still sign up to receive a mail ballot by filling out the Mail Ballot Application found in their Voter Information Guide, by downloading

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SKY’S THE LIMIT 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Big doin’s at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center in Twentynine Palms this weekend. Reporter Cassie Zimarik invites you to celebrate their tenth Anniversary.

The public is invited to help celebrate Sky’s the Limit’s 10th Anniversary on Saturday, October 11, starting at 2 pm and continuing until approximately 11

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“BRIGHTON BEACH” MEMOIRS AT ST. JOSEPH

“Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the second in a three-play series by Neil Simon, opened last night at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley. After opening night, the show will run 7 p.m. Saturdays on October 11 and 18, and November 1. Matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. will be on

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GOURD ART FESTIVAL

The Morongo Basin’s fall lineup of events continues. Caitlin Logan invites you to the Gourd Art Festival in Yucca Valley this weekend…

The sixth Annual Gourd Art Festival is coming to Yucca Valley Saturday, October 11th from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday the 12th from 9 am to

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RASH OF FRAUDULENT CREDIT CARD CHARGES IN MORONGO BASIN

Residents around the Morongo Basin are being reminded on a daily basis about the credit card breaches at Home Depot and Target. This past week, the Sheriff’s Department received at least six complaints of fraudulent use of credit cards, from Morongo Valley, to Landers, to Twentynine Palms. Several accounts had

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A FATAL CAR VERSUS PEDESTRIAN CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS LAST NIGHT

A Twentynine Palms woman was killed last night when she was struck by a car as she was crossing Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matthew Yost, Agnes Quitano, 19, was crossing Highway 62 near Mission Avenue in the middle of the block about 6:45 p.m. when

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AN ARREST FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested late Wednesday night after threatening his mother and his ex-girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 5 p.m. deputies were called about an argument in the 4500 block of Avenida del Sol. The caller said Thomas Pratt, 20, was angry and yelling and grabbed

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AFTER COURT FOR BURGLARY, MAN STEALS FROM WAL-MART

Less than a week after a Landers man was in court for burglary, he was arrested again Wednesday for stealing at Walmart. According to a Sheriff’s report, Walmart security called deputies about 2:50 p.m. to report that a man, later identified as Daniel Haverty, 18, was using a knife to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL FORUM, PART 1 OF 2

The six candidates for three seats on the Twentynine Palms City Council participated in a forum sponsored by z107.7 News at Theatre 29 on Thursday evening. A full house heard 2-minute opening and closing statements from each candidate, and 1-minute responses to 12 questions posed by moderator Gary Daigneault. Reporter

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ONE ARRESTED AFTER THREATS AT BLACK ROCK HIGH SCHOOL

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday after he threatened to shoot up a school and threatened teachers. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies were notified about noon Wednesday that Matthew Ross, 18, a student at Black Rock High School, located in the 59200 block of Sunnyslope Drive in

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MORE INFORMATION ON LANDERS FATAL ROLLOVER CRASH

We have more information about the fatal crash in Landers early Wednesday morning. According to the California Highway Patrol, Justin Mattern, 22, of Landers, was driving a 2001 Chevy Impala northbound on Old Woman Springs Road about 2:45 a.m. Just north of La Brisa Drive, the car drifted onto the

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MAN INJURED IN SKATEBOARD-VERSUS-TRUCK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 23-year-old man was injured Wednesday afternoon when he collided with a vehicle while on his skateboard in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, the driver of a gray Chevy pick-up truck was traveling north on Bagley Avenue about 12:15 when the man, who was not identified, attempted to

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SCHOOL BOARD GETS BUSING UPDATE

As is usually the case at meetings of the Morongo Unified School District, all items on the action agenda passed with little or no discussion. Reporter Dan Stork says that there were some notable presentations and reports on busing, student recognition, and more… Patrick Lucci, the Director of Transportation for

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YOU MAY HEAR A MAJOR EXERCISE ABORD THE MARINE BASE TOMORROW

Residents at the Combat Center and surrounding areas will hear a lot of noise and activity Friday, October 10, as Marines practice a non-combatant evacuation operation exercise. Marines will simulate the evacuation of civilians from a potentially hostile area from 4 to 10 p.m. tomorrow. Helicopter and tilt-rotor flights will

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