OKTOBERFEST TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the Yucca Valley Oktoberfest, set for October 25. Reporter Cara Conway tells you how to get them… Let the festivities begin on Saturday, October 25, when the second annual Oktoberfest and Fall Festival takes place from 2 to 9 p.m. Partnering with the Yucca

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will have a USDA Food Distribution on Wednesday, October 1, at 3:00 p.m. until they run out of food. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather and remember there

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35TH ANNUAL DESERT RUN TO BENEFIT SEARCH AND RESCUE

This weekend’s Desert Run is a lot of fun for off-road enthusiasts for a great cause. ROP Broadcasting student Kyle Jarrard has details… The 35th annual desert run will be held Saturday, October 4, at Means Lake in Johnson Valley. Vehicle registration at Lake Means will take place Friday, October

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ART RECEPTION FRIDAY AT 29 PALMS VISITORS CENTER ART GALLERY

An opening reception will be held on this Friday “Gold, Iron and Steel: A Metallic History of the Morongo Basin,” the new art exhibition at the Downtown Twentynine Palms Visitor Center. The public is invited to attend the reception from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and meet the artists. Refreshments will

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REPUBLICANS OPEN YUCCA VALLEY HEADQUARTERS TODAY

Morongo Basin Republicans announce the opening of their Headquarters today. Located at 56969 Yucca Trail, the headquarters will be open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All voters wishing to register before the November election date are encouraged to

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HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM BROWN BAG LECTURE THURSDAY

A father-son team will share Civil War treasures Thursday at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to a Brown Bag Lecture… Join the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and a father-and-son presentation team on Thursday, October 2, for a hands-on display of hundreds of authentic relics

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School volleyball teams made the trip to Desert Mirage on Monday afternoon. The varsity team fell 1-3. Coach Matt Jennings said the team saw some standouts: Ashley Schwartz with 10 kills; Ashley Priest with nine kills and four blocks; Jade Adair- was 14 for 14 serving,

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LANDERS WOMAN KILLED IN FATAL ATV CRASH

A Landers woman was killed late Saturday night following a crash of the all-terrain vehicle she was riding. The crash occurred about 9 p.m. Saturday night near Joshua Tree Lane and Booth Road when the driver of the ATV, as yet unidentified, left the road, and Katrina Eberhardt, 29, was

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ABANDONED MORONGO VALLEY HOMESTEAD DESTROYED BY FIRE

An abandoned homestead in Morongo Valley was destroyed by fire Sunday evening. Shortly before 7 p.m., multiple witnesses informed Morongo Valley fire fighters that billowing black smoke could be seen from a structure fire in the 51000 block of Aspen Drive. Fire fighters from Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, and Cal

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CONTROVERSIAL PALEN SOLAR PROJECT WITHDRAWS PROPOSAL

Environmentalists have been alarmed at the prospect of a solar concentrator in the desert near Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Dan Stork reports that it appears that the 750-foot tower surrounded by thousands of mirrors is not going to happen… On Friday, Palen Solar Holdings of Oakland filed a Notice

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“YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” OPENS FRIDAY AT THEATRE 29

“Alive. It’s alive! It’s alive!” “Young Frankenstein,” a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic 1974 comedy film masterpiece, opens this Friday at Theatre 29 for a five-week run. The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s

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AUDITIONS FOR “SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” IN ONE WEEK

Even as one show opens, the hard-working volunteers at Theatre 29 are preparing for their next production. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says auditions will be held a week from today… Auditions for the last production of Theatre 29’s 2014 season, “Shakespeare in Hollywood”, have been scheduled for Monday, October 6 at

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JOSHUA TREE GEM, MINERAL, AND CRAFT SHOW OPENS WEDNESDAY

The 39th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Craft show is coming to the Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree. The show runs from Wednesday, October 1, through Sunday, October 5, with doors opening at 9 a.m. daily. More than 60 vendors will offer rough and polished gems, jewelry, beads, gifts, minerals, geodes,

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CONTESTANTS SOUGHT FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS PIONEER DAYS OUTHOUSE RACES

Signups are now being accepted for the Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days Outhouse Races. Build it, sit on it, and push your outhouse to the finish line! Roll it the fastest and your team will win the coveted Toilet Seat Trophy! Challenge your friends, heck, challenge your enemies. Four walls, a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SOROPTIMISTS SEEKING TRAINING AWARD APPLICANTS

The Twentynine Palms Soroptimist Club is giving young women in our area and opportunity for educational cash awards. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to apply… Soroptimist International of Twentynine Palms is actively seeking applicants for their 2014 “Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women.” This program is

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AND SPORTS SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats football team opened the 2014 De Anza league season with a 30-22 win over the newest De Anza league school, Rancho Mirage. Coach Ernest Martinez said key standouts from Friday’s game were Beayahn Carrllo with 215 yards on 17 carries, and Jimmy Shragge with

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AS ELECTIONS APPROACH, CAMPAIGN SIGN ISSUES

At least one candidate for a local office has complained about disappearing campaign signs. What can be done about it? Reporter Dan Stork says, not much … State law has a fair bit to say about the responsibilities of parties who put out campaign signs in the run-up to balloting.

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES THE PRODUCTION FOR THEIR 2015 SEASON

Theatre 29 announced its 2015 season at a special gala event hosted by the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce last week. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives a run-down on the upcoming shows… Beginning the year is the comedy “An Ideal Husband” by Oscar Wilde and directed by Butch Pelfry.

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THEATRE 29 SELLING MEMORIAL BRICKS FOR “SERENITY GARDEN”

Theatre 29 has big plans for their new Serenity Patio being constructed to the east of the theater building. This area will include a giant sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Theatre-goers will be able to enjoy the peaceful seating area

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DESERT RUN FUNDRAISER BENEFITS MORONGO BASIN SEARCH AND RESCUE

The annual Desert Run is a fund-raiser for the Morongo Basin Search and Rescue Team. Assignment reporter Cassie Zimarik says get your 4-wheel drive vehicle for some big fun for a good cause… It’s that time of year again! The Morongo Basin Search and Rescue will be holding their Desert

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