THEATRE 29, THREE CHAMBERS, HOST 2015 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT EVENT

Only those in attendance will get the first chance to get season tickets for the 2015 Theatre 29 season when it is unveiled. Reporter Cara Conway invites you to the three-chamber hosted season announcement event… Theatre 29 and the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce are joining forces! Attend the

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BREAKING NEWS: MAN WHO ATTEMPTED KNIFE POINT RAPE IN 29 PALMS HAS BEEN CAPTURED

Lynel Serek Roduk, the man who attempted rape at knife point in 29 Palms has been captured. Roduk had been sought since August 16 when detectives say he attempted to rape a Twentynine Palms woman while holding a knife to her throat. She was able to kick the suspect and

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TWO STABBED DURING FIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two people were stabbed in an altercation in Twentynine Palms last night. Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin said Stephen Bailor, 25, and William Walter, 26, who are brothers, and Nikole Schroeder, 27, were walking south on Adobe Rd near Cactus Drive about 12:40 this morning when an argument among them became

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED AFTER YUCCA VALLEY PURSUIT

A Landers man was arrested Saturday evening after a short pursuit through Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, deputies received a tip that Brett Schmidt, 51, who had several felony warrants out for his arrest, was driving a blue Ford Astro minivan eastbound on Highway 62 through Morongo

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL OKS DUMOSA TRAFFIC SIGNAL, DECLARES PLASTIC BAGS A BLIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a new traffic signal was approved and plastic bags were called a blight… After recognizing Shelly Eich, a code compliance officer with the Town, as the Yucca Valley Employee of the Quarter, the Town

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COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM CLASSES START TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Community Emergency Response Team, CERT, has a new training academy starting tomorrow, Thursday evening September 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There are seven weekly classes. The final exam, practical, and graduation will be on Saturday, October 18. All classes will be held at the Senior Center

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS OF LOWER ENROLLMENT THAN ANTICIPATED

As is so often the case, the most interesting parts of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meetings lay in staff reports. Reporter Dan Stork summarizes what was said about enrollment numbers last night and helping students apply to college… Assistant Superintendent Sharon Flores told the Morongo Unified

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JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED MONDAY WHEN CAR FALLS ON HIM

A Joshua Tree man was killed Monday afternoon after his car fell on him. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jeremy Porter was working on his car in the 6200 block of Verbena Road when his car fell off the jack and pinned him underneath it. A maintenance worker for the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY SPOUSE ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday after his girlfriend said he punched her in the face. According to a Sheriff’s report, Steven Slack, 40, and his girlfriend were returning from a party shortly before 11 p.m. when they began arguing. When they returned to their home in the 2600

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YUCCA VALLEY CHECKPOINT NETS SIX ARRESTS

The Yucca Valley Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint Friday at Twentynine Palms Hwy and Balsa Ave between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Michael Martin, 24, of Joshua Tree, was arrested for driving on a suspended license and booked into the Morongo Basin jail. David Shaub,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT: NEW TRAFFIC LIGHT, PLASTIC BAG BAN ON AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff that includes yet another traffic light and a ban on plastic bags… Among the items on tonight’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the Council will recognize the employee of the quarter, award additional pay

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, September 3, at Vons in Yucca Valley from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. 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

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REMOTE CONTROL TOYS

Remote control toys are great fun. Ranger Pam Tripp says that the Desert is not the place for them…

Kids of all ages love to play with toys, and visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are no exception. There are restrictions, however, to what can be used in the park.

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HOLIDAY OPERATIONS FOR BUS AND TRASH

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Tuesday, September 2nd. Burrtec trash pickups normally scheduled for Mondays will be done on Tuesday this week.

SHATTERED CEILINGS

Only two percent of persons named in our high school history books are women, and very little of our national dramatic literature celebrates their contribution. Taylor Thacker heralds a limited local run of a play that works at changing that…

Theatre 29 celebrates American women with a touring play called

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THE WAY REVEREND LOU GERHARDT SEES IT

“The Way I See It At 89 Years of Age” is the title of the Rev. Dr. Lou Gerhardt’s nine week seminar beginning Sept.4, at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church. The free sessions will be held at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the church, which is at the corner of

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MORONGO BASIN OLD CAR SHOW

Show off your classic car for a good cause. The 19th Annual Morongo Basin Old Car Club Charity Car Show is taking registrations. The car show will be September 20 at the Town Center Mall in Yucca Valley, starting at 9 a.m. This show is open to all makes and

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 30. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:00 p.m. and end about 1 a.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

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PIONEER DAYS ARTWORK SOUGHT

Only a few days remain for planning stages for this year’s Twentynine Palms “Pioneer Days event.” It’s the final call for this year’s Pioneer Days Grand Marshal nominees and button artwork. The public is asked to nominate a community leader and submit artwork. The design should include the phrase “Pioneers

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HELP NEEDED FOR VETS

Sword of the Lord Ministries, a non-denominational church near Twentynine Palms, is in need of your help. Kevin Fish, founder and military veteran, is on the mission to provide shelter, food, clothing, and even ministry, to the homeless in order to get them back on their feet. A particular need

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