THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CAST FOR “WAIT UNTIL DARK”

Theatre 29 announces the cast of the suspense thriller, “Wait Until Dark,” by Frederick Knott. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details…

In open auditions, director Ben Bees chose a cast for the next Theatre 29 offering, “Wait Until Dark,” a highly suspenseful thriller about a blind housewife alone in

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BARKER DAM VANDALISM IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK REPAIRED

After months of experimentation and preparation, experts in restoring historical landmarks were in Joshua Tree National Park last week, painting over the graffiti that has marred Barker Dam for the last four years. Archaeologists and anthropologists from New Mexico and Vermont were “in-painting” the graffiti; matching the color of the

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MILITARY SERVICE A GOOD CAREER CHOICE

Many high school seniors are considering military service as a career. ROP Broadcast Student Michael Fogg tells you where to get information on the benefits of service… Thinking about joining the United States military? You’ll get to see the world and still be able to attend college. You can get

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, March 31, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 2 to 6. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone marrow

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GOLF TOURNAMENT BENEFITS YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

An upcoming golf tournament will raise funds for a special Yucca Valley high school program. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you how to tee-off at the event… On Friday, May 1, beginning at 8:00 a.m., the Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways Foundation will host their annual golf tournament to raise

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan baseball teams hosted the powerhouse Cajon Cowboys of San Bernardino Thursday afternoon. Coach Brian Schoenborn said senior Isaiah Kinder started and pitched six innings, striking out five Cowboys in the process. The final score saw a loss for the Trojans 10-0. The junior varsity

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THIS RACE WEEKEND, SHERIFF ENFORCING OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE LAWS

The Sheriff’s Department would like to remind everyone that the Hill Toppers Moto-Cross Gran Prix event in Twentynine Palms occurs this weekend Friday, March 27, through Sunday, March 29. OHV riders should ride in designated riding areas and trails only; and respect private lands. The Sheriff’s Department OHV Team and

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TWO ARRESTED WITH DRUGS AND WARRANTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two people were arrested Wednesday morning after they were found with drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy performed a traffic stop near Mariposa Avenue and Two Mile Road in Twentynine Palms about 10 a.m. Wednesday. The deputy determined that the driver, Joe Ramirez, 30, was wanted on a

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PUBLIC VOTE SET TO APPROVE HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER LEASE

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board has set the date for a public vote to approve the leasing of the local hospital to Tenet HealthCare. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at last night’s special hospital board meeting… Last night at Hi-Desert Medical Center, the governing board reconvened a special meeting from the

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ABIGAIL’S DAY TOMORROW AT THE YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER

A fundraiser is set for tomorrow, Saturday, March 28, to help the family of a 12-year-old Yucca Mesa girl who has had surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments on a cancerous 15-pound tumor on her neck. Friends of the Snipes family are hoping to raise $7,000 at the event to pay

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WOOF WALK TOMORROW TO BENEFIT HUMANE SOCIETY

The Annual Woof Walk, which benefits the Morongo Basin Humane Society’s No-Kill Shelter, is tomorrow at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation… You and your beloved pet are invited to join the Morongo Basin Humane Society’s annual Woof Walk fundraiser. On Saturday, March 28, the

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MARINE BASE GETS FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

For the third time, the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms received an award for its conservation efforts. The Secretary of the Navy Environmental Awards recognized the Combat Center Monday for its efforts in advocating environmental responsibility, its contributions in environmental areas, for protecting natural resources, and sustainability.

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TAKEOVER OF COUNTY WATER BY BIGHORN NOW A DONE DEAL

The transfer of county water service in the Landers area to the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency is now a done deal. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the last hoop has been jumped through… Yesterday in San Bernardino, the Local Agency Formation Commission convened a hearing which marked the close of

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SQUARE DANCING IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. Rob Grigsby and Phil Farmer will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Lines will be cued from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. and

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PASSOVER SEDER IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Again this year, a public Passover Seder is being offered to Jewish residents of the area. Reporter Dan Stork tells how to reserve a spot at the table… Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot Springs— including military personnel—are invited to a community Passover Seder during this year’s

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULE

The Yucca Valley High School Trojans baseball team traveled to Granite Hills for a pre-season matchup in Apple Valley Wednesday. Coach Brian Schoenborn said they got off to a slow start, giving up three runs in the first inning. Pitcher Parker Jones settled in after that, striking out three batters

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AN EDITORIAL OPINION, YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION CODES NOT ENFORCED FAIRLY AND EVENLY

An editorial opinion today…. Managing editor Tami Roleff thinks the Yucca Valley Planning Commission is not fairly or evenly enforcing their own building codes… Attention Yucca Valley business owners: Don’t like something in the Town’s development code? Don’t worry about it. The Yucca Valley Planning Commission is more concerned about

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD APPROVES 30-YEAR LEASE

In a special meeting last night, the board of directors of the Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District signed papers approving a 30-year lease of Hi-Desert Medical Center to Tenet HealthCare of Dallas, Texas. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says another meeting tonight will set up a required election on the agreement… Following many

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MAN FOUND SLEEPING IN STOLEN VEHICLE IS ARRESTED

A Barstow man was arrested early Wednesday morning after he was found sleeping in a stolen vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, just before 1 a.m. a witness called to report that someone had stolen his vehicle from his driveway in Yucca Valley. Responding deputies located the empty vehicle on

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FORMING AN INVASIVE SPECIES PLAN

Invasive non-native plants are ones that have been introduced to an ecosystem as a direct or indirect result of human activity. Reporter Dan Stork says that Joshua Tree National Park wants to do something about them, and wants public input… Public input is being sought regarding the National Park Service’s

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