YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATES, PART 2 OF 3

All nine candidates for the Yucca Valley Town Council took part in a forum Tuesday night, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Candidates answered a variety of questions, ranging from their views on medical marijuana dispensaries in the town, and on development impact fees; the wastewater treatment project; and

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DESERT-WISE WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY

Given severe water shortages from a historic drought and state emergency mandates for water reduction usage, a workshop that addresses steps that the public can take to stretch dwindling water reserves is very timely. Reporter Dan Stork tells how to participate… The Morongo Basin Conservation Association [MBCA] will host the

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Friday, October 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 and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to

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MORONGO VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS BREAKFAST AND RUMMAGE SALE SATURDAY

Some fun for a good cause in Morongo Valley Saturday. Reporter Cassie Zimarik invites you… The Morongo Valley Firefighters’ Auxiliary is hosting its annual Pancake breakfast and rummage sale. You won’t want to miss this yummy breakfast. Served in the multipurpose room at Covington Park in Morongo Valley, you will

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER NEGOTIATING FOR A MERGER

The Hi-Desert Medical Center has been bleeding red ink for years, but the situation has become increasingly dire the past few years, as the hospital is running out of money. CEO Bob Tyk said the hospital lost about $4.6 million dollars last year, of which $2 to $2.5 million was

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY LANDERS MUSEUM MARKETPLACE OPEN SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Museum Marketplace has new items arriving every day. Donations include etched glassware, men’s clothing, jewelry, dolls and toys, artisan bread, and more. The marketplace is open Saturday, October 4, from 9 to 1 at the Historical Society, 632 Landers Lane in Landers.

YUCCA VALLEY LIBRARY BOOKSALE TODAY THROUGH MONDAY

The Friends of the Yucca Valley Library will have a book sale this weekend. The preview starts Thursday, October 2, and will run through Monday, October 6. All books are priced for a quarter to a dollar each. Fill a bag with books on Saturday for only $5.

19TH ANNUAL ORCHID FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Coming up soon, it’s the 19th annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival. With more on the festival fun, here is reporter Diana Jones… For 19 years, Gubler Orchids in Landers and the Sunset Rotary Club have been sponsoring the Orchid Festival, a two-day fun fest of flowers, classes and demonstrations, music,

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CHURCH FAMILY OUTING PLANNED FOR SUNDAY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will sponsor a family outing Sunday, October 5, to Los Rios Rancho, a historic apple farm in Oak Glen. Meet at the church at 11:30 to carpool, or meet at the site at 12:45 if you drive yourself. Bring a lunch from home or enjoy barbecue

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

California Retired Teachers will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 10, at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road. Captain Robert Marquez, of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department, will discuss home fire safety, placing special emphasis on smoke alarms. Please call Gay Smith at 760-369-2211 no later than Monday,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL ON A ROLL

At about mid-season, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ volleyball team is doing well. ROP Broadcasting student Marie Linton says… The Twentynine Palms Ladycat volleyball team is on a roll to win league this year. They’re well into their season with their first official league game which was on September

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MORE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans Volleyball teams hosted the Shadow Hills Knights Wednesday afternoon. The varsity team fell 0-3. Head Coach Matt Jennings said Ashley Priest had six kills and one block; Haley Rayburn had four kills; Chloe Smith nine digs and Becky Messaros, 20 assists. The junior

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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 are

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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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