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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINES BOLSTER MIDDLE EAST CRISIS RESPONSE UNIT

Marines from our local Twentynine Palms Base, along with those from Camp Pendleton, and Miramar air station, are deploying to the Middle East as part of the military’s “crisis response capability.” The Marine Corps said yesterday that the 2,300 Marine force will be spread throughout the U.S. Central Command area....
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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATES, PART 1 OF 3

All nine candidates for the Yucca Valley Town Council took part in a forum last night, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. During the two-hour event, the candidates were asked a variety of questions, such as how they would they would promote the town to businesses; what experience they had...
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ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR PIONEER DAYS PARADE

Entries are being sought for this year’s 79th annual Pioneer Days Parade in Twentynine Palms. This year’s theme is, “Pioneers and Patriots” and the parade will step off at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 18. Sign up for your school, club, business, or organization, and become a part of this year’s...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION CLAMPS DOWN ON MARIJUANA DELIVERY

Before an audience that peaked at four people, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission tightened the ordinance against medical marijuana, and scheduled future agenda items. Reporter Dan Stork reports on the very quick session…
When Twentynine Palms banned medical marijuana dispensaries in the City in 2009, the concept of “medical marijuana...
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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFER LOW-COST VACCINES, CHIPS, AND SPAY/NEUTER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in October for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you...
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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water Board meets tonight, Reporter Caitlin Logan checks the agenda…
The Joshua Basin Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, October 1, starting at 7:00 p.m. During this meeting, the board will review and approve the first amendment to the High Desert Medical Center agreement...
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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE PARKING LOT SALE SATURDAY

Come find your treasure. Copper Mountain College Foundation will be hosting a parking lot sale at Copper Mountain College on Saturday, October 4. The sale will run from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and include a variety of vendors. Refreshments will be available from the student government, ASCMC. Vendors...
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WEED SHOW WORKSHOP SET FOR NEXT WEEK

With the delightful Twentynine Palms Weed show—which sees contestants arrange found desert items and weeds into themed arrangements—coming up in November, organizers have planned a workshop to explain how it all works, Reporter Taylor Thacker has details…
The Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s Annual Weed Show is coming up soon in...
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NEW EXHIBIT AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY, RECEPTION SUNDAY

“Art Detour: Hi-Desert Highlights” opens this week at the 29 Palms Art Gallery, with a reception on Sunday, October 5, from 12 to 3 p.m. The exhibition features desert art in all three gallery rooms and will remain on display through Sunday, November 2. “Art Detour: Hi-Desert Highlights” draws attention...
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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SILENT AUCTION AND BOOK SALE

Some good, cheap reads are at hand. Reporter Dan Stork says the Joshua Tree Library Silent Auction is in progress, and the fall book sale is approaching rapidly…
The Friends of the Joshua Tree Library fall silent auction began Saturday, September 6, and will continue through October 4, which will...
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CARDS FOR DAYLE WILL GOING TO JOSHUA SPRINGS CALVARY CHAPEL

Cards for Morongo Unified School District Board Trustee Ed Will, whose wife Dayle Will died last week, may be sent to him in care of Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel at 57373 Joshua Lane, Yucca Valley, 92284.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ varsity tennis team beat Desert Mirage 15-3. The doubles swept and went 9-0. Next up for the team will be Shadow Hills High School on Wednesday at Yucca Valley at 3:15 according to Coach Cindy Miller.

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MAN MURDERED IN JOSHUA TREE SUNDAY

We have limited information about a man who was murdered in Joshua Tree Sunday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, paramedics responded to a medical aid call at 3:56 p.m. in the 6700 block of California Avenue where they discovered that Marko Bewersdorff, 46, of Joshua Tree was...
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MORE DETAILS ON FATAL ATV CRASH IN LANDERS SATURDAY

We have more information on that fatal ATV crash in Landers Saturday night. The Sheriff’s Department was called at 11:43 p.m. Saturday about a missing person in the 59900 block of Applegate Way. The caller said that Jacob Harvel, 26, had been drinking and had taken Katrina Eberhardt, 29, of...
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LARGE AMOUNT OF PILLS COLLECTED AT DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s department and the Drug Enforcement Administration took in 977 pounds of expired or unused and unwanted prescription drugs during the nationwide prescription drug take-back day on Saturday, September 27. The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station took in 21 pounds of prescription drugs during the free and...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT MEDICAL MARIJUANA LOOPHOLE

In 2009, the Twentynine Palms City Council outlawed medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Reporter Dan Stork says that this week the Planning Commission will work to close a perceived loophole in that ordinance…
The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will work on the wording of a 2009 amendment to the...
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42ND ASSEMBLY DISTRICT DEBATE SET FOR Z107.7’S “UP CLOSE” SHOW

With both 42nd California Assembly District candidates being from the Morongo Basin, it is only fitting that the only live appearance (that we are aware of) with both of them together would be on their local radio station. Chad Mayes, Republican, of Yucca Valley, and Karalee Hargrove, Democrat, of Twentynine...
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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN CANDIDATES’ FORUM TONIGHT

The nine candidates for Yucca Valley Town Council will have a chance to be seen and heard tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details on tonight’s candidates’ forum…
The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates’ forum for the nine residents who are running for the Yucca Valley...
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SIGN UP EARLY FOR ORCHID FESTIVAL CLASSES

The 19th Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival is being held October 4 and October 5 at Gubler Orchids in Landers. One of the more popular activities is the orchid classes, conducted by the Orchid Society of Arizona. The first class is for children ages 6 to 15, which will start...
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ON-LINE SPECIAL: MINING BOARD POSTPONED, OTHER FORUM TOMORROW

An online special today: The State Mining Board has postponed tomorrow’s meeting on Eagle Mountain. Another meeting tomorrow is available to Eagle Mining Ventures opponents. Go to this headline in today’s news at www.z1077fm.com for more information.
The meeting of the State Mining and Geology Board that was scheduled for...
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