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TEACHERS IN CONTRACT DISPUTE MASS OUTSIDE DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS

With protest folk songs alternating with appreciations of union solidarity over a portable P.A. system, Morongo Unified School District teachers massed outside district headquarters on both sides of Utah Trail on Tuesday afternoon. Reporter Dan Stork was at the rally, and spoke with MTA representatives John Ferguson and Terry Weitz…


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CORRECTION TO STORY ABOUT TODDLER WHO FELL INTO FIRE PIT

We have a correction to a story we ran yesterday about a toddler who fell into a fire pit. The boy fell into a washing machine tub that was being used for a fire pit, but there was no fire at the time and the 16-month-old boy was not burned,...
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MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE GETTING MAJOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

A $4.1 million federal contract is resurfacing roads within the Mojave National Preserve to make them safer. The roads include Ivanpah, Morning Star Mine, Kelso Cima and ZzyZx. These roads are known to many as the back roads to Las Vegas from Twentynine Palms. This project will continue through the...
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YUCCA VALLEY OFFERING SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHERS

The Town of Yucca Valley is now offering vouchers to get your pets spayed and neutered. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to apply…

The Town of Yucca Valley continues to offer its voucher program for spaying and neutering dogs and cats. There are no income restrictions for the voucher,...
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WONDER VALLEY MAN HELD AFTER THREATS

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Saturday morning, accused of threatening to kill a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, Randy Vessells, 46, was arguing with a woman in the 81400 block of Star Lane in Wonder Valley, over whether he had stolen items from her. The report states Vessells...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN BREAKS WIFE'S CELL PHONE, ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms man who didn’t want his wife recording him was arrested early Friday morning for breaking her cell phone. According to a Sheriff’s report, two women went to a bar in the 73600 block of Highway 62. Brandon Carpenter, the husband of one of the women, saw them...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL IN BRISK MEETING

The Twentynine Palms City Council moved briskly through its agenda Tuesday night. Reporter Dan Stork recaps the action…

The Twentynine Palms City Council began its May 26 meeting by approving an amendment to the Development Code that will establish guidelines for single room occupancy facilities, in accordance with state guidelines. There...
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GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

More than 75 entries took part in the 65th annual Grubstake Day parade, held on the highway in Yucca Valley Saturday. The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the parade entries. First place in dance was the California Youth Spirit Corps All Stars. The Youth category...
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JOSHUA TREE WATER PARK OPENS TODAY

The Joshua Tree water park will open today for the summer. The water park’s hours will be Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Water from the water park is recycled to irrigate the park district’s baseball field, and irrigation of the park is being...
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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER APPROVES BUDGET, AUDIT CONTRACT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report…

Last night in Landers, the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors set and adopted the agency’s budget for fiscal 2015-2016, approved the coming fiscal year’s ad valorem tax for District 1 at...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT ON WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors will meet at 6:00 tonight. The board will hold a public hearing on mandatory restrictions for water conservation, and will then, vote on a resolution to comply with state drought regulations. Next the board will hold a budget workshop and a rate...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will review current term expirations and discuss recruitment plans; discuss website options and computer repair; review alternatives for an alarm service; and update its petty cash...
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REGIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING MEETS TOMORROW

The Regional Council on Aging will have its next meeting on Thursday, May 28, at 1 p.m. in the Yucca Valley Nutrition Center. Questions answered, solutions found for “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.” The speakers are Cindy Lopez, Helping Hand Kinship Support Services and Damian Wright, Supervisor of Children/Family Services. Everyone is...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS JUNIOR HIGH MUSIC SCHOOL CONCERT TONIGHT, HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT TOMORROW

Twentynine Palms High School will highlight their music department in concert tomorrow night. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation…

The Twentynine Palms High School music department will present their final concert of the school year on Thursday, May 28th with performances by the Select Choir, Concert Choir, and Symphonic Band. The...
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LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL LION SHOWCASE TOMORROW

Check out the diverse talents of students at the Third Annual La Contenta Lion Showcase on Thursday, May 28. Watch students perform on stage and enjoy displayed student work all on the same night. Admission is free, and doors open at 5 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. Refreshments will be...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIP NIGHT TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms High School annual senior awards and scholarships program will be held tonight, Wednesday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school MPR. Twentynine Palms High School seniors will be honored with numerous scholarships and awards. Representatives from many local organizations, clubs and businesses will award scholarships...
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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL RENAISSANCE ACADEMIC AWARDS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley High School’s Annual Renaissance Academic Awards Night will be held tonight, Wednesday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Yucca Valley High School Trojan Gymnasium. The Jazz Band, under the direction of Bill Barrett, will perform at 6:00 p.m. The award program will begin promptly at 6:30...
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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN ON BICYCLE HIT AND KILLED SUNDAY NIGHT

A Joshua Tree musician was killed Sunday evening when the bicycle he was riding was hit by a car. According to the California Highway Patrol, Tim Kelly, 58, was riding his bike northbound on Sunburst Avenue near Jericho Lane about 8:15 p.m. A 2014 Chevrolet Sonic, driven by Derek Burnham,...
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TODDLER FALLS INTO WASHING MACHINE TUB

A toddler suffered bad cuts when he fell into a washing machine tub that was being used as a fire pit in Morongo Valley Monday evening. According to Fire Engineer Mark Murphy, the parents brought the 16-month-old boy to the fire station just after 7:30 p.m. with a cut that went all...
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ANOTHER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON SCAM

Recently, some Morongo Basin residents were called by people pretending to be employees of Southern California Edison. The callers said the residents had outstanding bills, and demanded the customers make payments with prepaid cards over the telephone. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips on how to avoid being a...
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