YOUNG TEEN KILLED ON THE HIGHWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A young teenager was struck and killed by a car that ran a red light on the highway in Yucca Valley last night. Early information from the Sheriff’s Department is that Owen McNichols, 13, of Morongo Valley, was crossing the highway southbound in a marked crosswalk on a Razor scooter

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ONE HOSPITALIZED AFTER HOUSE FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY LAST NIGHT

A resident was hospitalized with smoke inhalation following a fire in Yucca Valley last night. Fire officials say that about 11:30, a neighbor called to report smoke and flames coming from the rear of a home in the 8500 block of San Vincente. Yucca Valley fire fighters, along with fire

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BLOOD MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE TONIGHT

The second and final “blood moon” total lunar eclipse of the year is coming tonight/Wednesday morning. The eclipse will start at 1:17 a.m. Wednesday, with the full eclipse beginning at 3:27 a.m. and ending at 6:32 Wednesday morning. Tonight’s eclipse is the second in a series of four total lunar

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight in regular session. Managing editor Tami Roleff says Black Rock Canyon Road and the medical marijuana initiative will be discussed… The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a fairly routine meeting tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the council will hear a

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THREE AREA THEATERS BRING HOME DESERT THEATRE LEAGUE AWARDS

Performers and directors at three Morongo Basin theaters brought home golden statues at Sunday night’s award ceremony presented by the Desert Theatre League. Leading the pack with four wins was the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s “Moon over Buffalo,” which won outstanding production of a comedy. Marge Doyle and Wendy Cohen, a

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SOLAR ENERGY, TRANSPORTATION, RECOGNITION AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT

Solar energy, transportation and student recognitions head the agenda of tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork tells what else the Board will consider… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will begin its October 7 meeting with a work/study session on

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Z107.7 TO HOST TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL FORUM THURSDAY

Z107.7 News will host a Twentynine Palms City Council candidates’ forum at Theatre 29, at 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms, on Thursday, October 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. There is no charge. All six of the City Council candidates have been contacted and have indicated they will be

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PIONEER DAYS LITTLE MISS AND MASTER CONTESTANTS SOUGHT

Three- to five-year-olds are being sought to compete in this year’s Twentynine Palms Pioneer Little Miss and Master contest. Reporter Caitlin Logan tells you how to sign them up… Do you think your son or daughter has what it takes to be this year’s Pioneer Days Little Miss or Master?

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The next Joshua Tree Clean Team clean-up will be held tomorrow on Alta Loma and Sherwood, just west of Friendly Hills Elementary School. Volunteers can park along Sherwood at 7 a.m. and work for one short hour until 8 a.m. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks and gloves available

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL MELODRAMA OPENS FRIDAY

Twentynine Palms High School Theatre students will open a melodrama for a two-week run this Friday. ROP broadcast student Kylie Robinson tells you how to get tickets… The Twentynine Palms High school International Thespian Society will be putting on their first production of the school year. The Pony Expresso, a

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RUN FOR LIFE TO SPONSOR “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” OPENING FRIDAY

Relay for Life of Morongo Basin will host the opening night gala of Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” by the St. Joseph’s Players on Friday, October 10. The play will be performed at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church on the corner of Church Street and Onaga Trail in Yucca Valley.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION: LITIGATION AND TRAILS TONIGHT

A case of litigation and community trails will be under consideration by the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission. Dan Stork reports what can be gleaned from the published agenda… The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will start its October meeting in closed session at 5 p.m., to discuss an unspecified anticipated litigation.

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JOSHUA BASIN TO START ACCEPTING STATE WATER THURSDAY

After three years of planning, design, and construction, the Joshua Basin Water District recharge facility is finally ready to accept water from the Mojave Water Agency. The public is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, October 9, as the board of directors turns on the tap

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD IN SPECIAL WORKSHOP MEETING TONIGHT

A meeting with a lawyer is the reason for a special workshop at the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Reporter Dan Stork tells what they’ll talk about… On Wednesday, October 8, the Board of Directors of the Morongo Valley Community Services District will hold a special workshop meeting at 5:15

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ volleyball and tennis teams will host Desert Mirage High School at home. Tennis starts at 3:15; volleyball at 4:30.

SPECIAL LECTURE AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Learn about an early “Indiana Jones” at a special lecture at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley tomorrow evening. Reporter Caitlin Logan has details. Morongo Basin Historical Society presents “The Life and Times of Archaeologist Mark Harrington – an early Indiana Jones”. John Hale, Ph.D. from the Marine Air

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends is a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child. It meets every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Helen Gray Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua

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MARGARET KENNY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS HAS PASSED AWAY

Margaret Kenney, a 75-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died October 3. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Kenney; her sons, Eugene Kenney and John “Tim” Kenny; her brothers, Jack, Reilly, Mike Flynn and Betty Wilson. She is survived by her granddaughters Eilene Waters of Kingman, Arizona, Megan

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ONE ARREST AFTER A STANDOFF IN MORONGO VALLEY

An Apple Valley man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in Morongo Valley Saturday night, after a 45-minute stand-off. Sheriff’s investigators say deputies were called to a domestic disturbance about 11:30 p.m. Saturday at a home in the 51000 block of Canyon Road in Morongo Valley. While en

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FOUR ARRESTED WITH WEAPONS AND STOLEN PROPERTY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Four people were arrested Thursday in Twentynine Palms after stolen guns and property were found. Sheriff’s investigators said a resident in the 6600 block of Split Rock Avenue came home about 10:30 p.m. Thursday and realized her home had been burglarized. Deputies determined a woman driving a white Chevy Impala

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