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A SPURNED WOMAN TRASHES CAR OF EX-BOYFRIEND IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Joshua Tree woman who felt spurned by a man she’d been dating took out her anger on his vehicle Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Marina Montgomery, 33, had been dating a man in the 5900 block of Chia Avenue in Twentynine Palms. When he broke off their relationship,...
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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DROPS PROHIBITION ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Opponents of a medical marijuana dispensary in Yucca Valley have one less argument to fight the proposed initiative that would permit dispensaries to set up shop again in Town limits: that medical marijuana is illegal under U.S. law. When Congress passed its 1,600-page spending bill last weekend, it included a...
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’TIS THE SEASON FOR HOLIDAY SCAMS

It’s the season of giving, and unfortunately, the season of taking, too. Whether it’s an online shopping scam, gift-card fraud, or a fake charity asking for donations, Managing Editor Tami Roleff says make sure you’re dealing with a legitimate charity before donating…

Crooks are always coming up with new ways to...
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FIREFIGHTERS BRINGING SANTA CLAUS TO JOSHUA TREE NEIGHBORHOODS

Joshua Tree Station 36 firefighters will be giving Santa a ride through Joshua Tree neighborhoods THIS Saturday (Dec 20), Sunday (Dec 21), and Monday (Dec 22) from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. On Saturday, Santa will be riding a fire truck on paved roads in neighborhoods north of Highway...
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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

There will be a distribution of surplus federal food at Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive, Yucca Valley, from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Friday, December 19.

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR “SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” AT THEATRE 29

This weekend is your last chance to see Theater 29’s final offering of the 2014 season, the hilarious Ken Ludwig farce, “Shakespeare in Hollywood.” Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely shares how you can get tickets…
“Shakespeare in Hollywood” it’s not just a play; it’s a play within a movie within a...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT SELECTS NEW OFFICERS

Last night, the Twentynine Palms Water District board met for their regular meeting. The board members reelected Sam Moore as president and Chauncey Chambers as vice president. The Water District reported that there were zero main leaks in the month of November. On the Fire Department side, Fire Chief Jim...
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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT EMPLOYEES SPREAD HOLIDAY JOY

For 12 years, Hi-Desert Water District employees have donated to local charities during the holiday season. At the district’s annual holiday party, employees buy raffle tickets, and the money that is raised is donated back to local charities. This year, 38 water district employees raised $770. Tender Loving Christmas received...
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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT SELECTS PRESIDENT, HEARS OBJECTION TO PR FIRM PAYMENT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board met last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said after reorganization, there were some questions about a no-bid contract…
The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors unanimously selected Bob Stadum to serve as its president next year. But Sarann Graham’s nomination of Dan Munsey for vice...
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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST MOVING WEST

Mojave Desert Land Trust is moving its offices to a new location: two miles west of downtown Joshua Tree into the building formerly occupied by Hanna’s Nursery Gardens. Executive director Danielle Segura said the move is an opportunity for the land trust to be directly across from its Section 33...
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DESERT CHRIST PARK ANNUAL MEETING TOMORROW

Desert Christ Park Foundation will hold its annual meeting at the Park on Friday, December 19, at 10:00 a.m. Desert Christ Park is located at 56200 Sunnyslope Drive in Yucca Valley. All are welcome to attend. The Park’s Foundation is always seeking new board members and volunteers. For more information...
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STAR PARTY SATURDAY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, December 20. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 11 p.m. Late December is one of the finest months to observe the night skies. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs, and dress...
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SUNDANCE-BOUND DOCUMENTARY SHOT AT BLACK ROCK HIGH SCHOOL

Black Rock High School is the subject of a documentary film, currently in production, that is scheduled to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival. Reporter Dan Stork spoke with Principal Vonda Viland about the project and about the alternative school…
We asked Black Rock High School Principal Vonda Viland...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team traveled to Sultana last night and fell by a score of 45-38 in a non league contest. Coach Jess Geeson said Senior Ashley Priest led the team with 11 points, while junior Annika Dendekker and sophomore Taylor Spitz...
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CONGRESSMAN COOK CLARIFIES CADIZ

Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley talked with Z107.7 News Tuesday, explaining his seemingly new stand in favor of a controversial Cadiz water project that would move water from the Fenner Valley east of Twentynine Palms, to Orange County. In June 2013 Cook had asked the Department of the Interior...
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OPPONENTS OF JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL MEET TOMORROW

Opponents of the proposed Joshua Tree Dollar General store are planning their next legal move against the project. Reporter Dan Stork says a meeting has been called for this week…
Recently, the developers of the Dollar General store planned for Joshua Tree appealed a court decision that favored opponents of...
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NAME OF MARINE KILLED IN ROLLOVER CRASH RELEASED

The County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the Twentynine Palms Marine who was killed in a roll-over crash on Amboy Road Saturday morning. Kirk Gadsby, 25, of Mariposa, was driving a Ford Expedition northbound on Amboy Road east of Twentynine Palms, when he lost control, and the Expedition...
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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES PARK SIGNAGE

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says park signage dominated the meeting…
A routine item on last night’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council prompted the only real discussion of the meeting. The town’s Park and Recreation Commission had presented...
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YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE WINNERS NAMED

More than 25 vehicles, each decorated with thousands of lights, along with horses and children’s marching drill and cheer teams delighted onlookers during the 17th Annual Festival of Lights Parade held Saturday in Yucca Valley. For the second year, the parade made its way down Santa Fe Trail to the...
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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD has a full agenda this month. Reporter Dan Stork lists the topics…
At its December 17 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Morongo Valley Community Services District has four items of new business: Board reorganization at the January meeting; volunteer of the year discussion and...
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