THREE FILE FOR TWO OPEN SEATS ON MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD

Two seats are available, and three candidates, so far, for the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork looks at how the contest is shaping up… With the deadline for filing approaching, three candidates have filed declarations of candidacy for the two open seats on the Morongo

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARESTED FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested after fighting with her husband. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deborah Valek, 23, was arguing with her husband in the 2700 block of Ranch Road when the argument escalated, and Valek began striking him with her fists. The report states when he laughed at

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT SETS SPECIAL MEETING WITH NO-SHOW SEWER ENGINEERS

Someone has some ‘splainin’ to do after the featured act at last night’s Hi-Desert Water District Special meeting was a no-show. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says board members were not happy… With just barely 24 hours notice, the Hi-Desert Water District held a special meeting last night for its board

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JOSHUA TREE RECREATION PRE-SCHOOL AND SOCCER SIGN-UPS OPEN TOMORROW

Beginning tomorrow, August 1, the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District will be accepting registrations for its fall pre-school and modified soccer programs. The pre-school program is designed to prepare your child with the academic and social skills needed to enter kindergarten. The program offers two different class sessions. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION MOVIE IN LUCKIE PARK TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms recreation Movies in Luckie Park series will have its final evening tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says come see “The Nut Job”… The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department presents the final movie in the Movies in Luckie Park series with “The Nut Job,” scheduled to play on

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FIRST QUARTER MOON, MARS, SATURN AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

The public is invited for a tour of the lunar landscape, Mars and Saturn on this Saturday, August 2 at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center, just north of the entrance to the Joshua Tree National Park in Twentynine Palms. This free event begins around 8:20 p.m. and continues

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DINOSAUR FAMILY FUN DAY AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM SATURDAY

Bring the kids to Dinosaur Family Fun Day at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum Saturday. Reporter Cara Conway has details… Dig up fossils, play games, and learn about the Age of the Dinosaurs, Saturday, August 2, from 9 to 3 at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and Yucca Valley Community Center. Hands-on

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INTEGRATRON METEOR VIEWING BENEFITS MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST

Next Saturday, August 9, the Integratron in Landers hosts the 8th Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party The event is a benefit for the Mojave Desert Land Trust and will run from 7:00 p.m. until midnight. Overnight camping is available. The Perseids sometimes peak at 50 per hour. Attendees will

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29 PALMS INN TO REOPEN TOMORROW

The restaurant at the historic 29 Palms Inn will be reopening tomorrow after a brief summer refurbishing. Restaurant fans and regulars are asked to join the Twentynine Palms Inn for a special “Welcome Back” dinner, beginning at 5 p.m. tomorrow evening, August 1. The 29 Palms Inn is located at

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN GETS SIX YEARS IN PRISON FOR ASSAULTING DEPUTY

A Yucca Valley man who has a rap sheet going back to 1998 was sentenced to six years in state prison recently for assaulting a police officer. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, about 2 p.m. on May 17, Deputy Sean Tabor recognized two men–at least one of whom was

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED IN COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BURGLARY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early this morning, accused of burglarizing Copper Mountain College. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, a deputy responded to a burglary alarm at the college just before 1 a.m. The deputy saw a man running from the campus into the open desert. The deputy,

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO BUILD A HOUSE IN TWO DAYS FOR A VETERAN

Yesterday, Z107.7 News featured a non-profit building a house in Twentynine Palms in two days for a military veteran. Today, Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they are looking for volunteers… The Desert Communities Fuller Center for Housing, or Fuller, plans to build a home in Twentynine Palms for a low-income

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER VIOLENT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two people were arrested for felony spouse abuse after a fight in Yucca Valley early Monday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, Anissa Noriega, 20, of the 7700 block of Victor Vista Avenue, started screaming at her boyfriend, Oscar Huerta, 40, when he took her children to a relative’s house

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN INJURED IN SINGLE-CAR ROLLOVER CRASH

A Yucca Valley man was injured during a single-vehicle roll-over crash Saturday. According to the California Highway Patrol, James McCain, 51, was driving a gray Toyota Tundra northbound on Old Woman Springs Road shortly before 6 p.m. when he leaned over to pick up something. When he looked up, he

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SO FAR ONLY ONE FILING FOR JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD

As of July 29, only one candidate had filed a declaration of candidacy for an opening on the Joshua Basin Water District. Dan Stork says expect more to enter the race… A look at the web site of the County Registrar of Voters shows only one candidate officially in the

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ONE FILED, FIVE PULL PAPERS, FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL

With little more than a week left to file for candidacy in the November election, only one candidate for City Council in Twentynine Palms has completed filing procedures. The City Clerk says more says several more applications are in the pipeline. As of the end of the day on July

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MANIC COMEDY, “THE 39 STEPS” CAST AT THEATRE 29

The multi-talented performers at Theatre 29 are hard at work rehearsing their next show, the manic comedy, “The 39 Steps.” Reporter Taylor Thacker has the cast list… Theatre 29 and Director Charles Harvey have announced casting for the summer theatrical production of Theatre 29’s 2014 season, the hysterically madcap spy

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DRONES NOW ILLEGAL IN JOSHUA TREE AND OTHER NATIONAL PARKS

National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis has signed a policy memorandum that directs superintendents nationwide to prohibit launching, landing, or operating drones, or unmanned aircraft, on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service, including our own Joshua Tree National Park. “We embrace many activities in national parks because

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD CALLS SPECIAL MEETING FOR TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the Board will be asked to adopt a resolution establishing water stand-by assessments, and will review the engineer’s preliminary report on the wastewater reclamation project’s draft assessment, as well

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Directors for the Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery District will hold their monthly meeting Thursday, July 31, at the cemetery office on Encelia Avenue in Twentynine Palms. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will be asked to discuss and approve a conflict of interest code; revisions to the current

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