MOJAVE RATTLESKATERS ROLLER DERBY IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Mojave Rattle Skaters women’s roller derby team will face off against San Gabriel Valley this Saturday, in their final bout of the season. The bout will take place at Brehm Sports Park in Yucca Valley. The park is located on Little League drive, across from the Boys and Girls

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ volleyball team will be participating in the CIF playoffs from Saturday, (November 8), through November 22.

SERVICES SET FOR RICHARD CASEY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

Richard Alan Casey of Twentynine Palms, died October 20 from an aggressive form of melanoma. He was 53 years old. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Dana Casey; children Andrew Casey, and Samantha Casey-Lane and son-in-law Mark Lane, of Las Vegas; parents Andy and Mary Casey of

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CAR ROLLS OVER INTO HOUSE IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS MORNING

We have sketchy information about an early morning traffic crash in Yucca Valley. About 2:18, an unidentified male driver was traveling on Palomar Avenue near Onaga Trail when he lost control of his car, which overturned and rolled into a house on the west side of the street. The driver

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PAGEANT CELEBRATES 239TH BIRTHDAY OF THE MARINE CORPS TODAY

Today, Thursday November 6, the Combat Center will celebrate the Marine Corps 239th birthday by holding a pageant of uniforms at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field, Thursday. The pageant is to instill in all Marines a sense of pride based on the history passed from one generation to the

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INTERIM TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY MANAGER LEAVING

Following any election, there is a cascade of changes as government officials move on or move out. Reporter Dan Stork says that one local musical chairs exercise involves state, county, and city government… Chad Mayes’ victory in the 42nd Assembly District race leaves County Supervisor Janice Rutherford without a Chief

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NO CHANGE IN RESULTS AFTER LATEST ELECTION FIGURES

Even with two local races relatively close, the latest figures from the county elections office showed no change in results. Of interest is the report shows that county-wide, more voters voted by mail than went to the polling place; 27.15% of registered voters in the County voted in Tuesday’s election.

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 2: TRAFFIC LIGHTS WON’T SYNC

The Yucca Valley Town Council learned at its meeting Tuesday night that CalTrans’ traffic signal synchronization project has hit a little snafu. The software program has been installed, but, it’s not working. CalTrans hopes to get it up and running soon, however. Managing editor Tami Roleff joins us for part

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YUCCA VALLEY MARIJUANA INITIATIVE MOVING FORWARD

One of the issues in the recent contest for vacancies on Yucca Valley Town Council was whether to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the town. With the election over, Dan Stork asked the leading proponent of an enabling ordinance to assess its prospects… With the results in for the Yucca

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

At Saturday morning’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club, top executives from Hi-Desert Medical Center will speak to the Club about the future of the institution which has been courting affiliation with another health care group. Also Saturday, the Club will acknowledge and celebrate all the Democratic candidates; please

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HI-DESERT WATER INCREASES THREE CONTRACTS

When the Hi-Desert Water District asked the sewer project’s engineers to eliminate the grinder pumps for 79 property owners, the engineers had to reconfigure the collection system, and that new design led to the water district needing easements—and appraisals—from an additional 117 properties. The appraiser also had to go back

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET NEXT WEEK

California Retired Teachers will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 14, at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road. Members will welcome Linda Geddis, public relations representative for Food for Life, as this month’s guest speaker. Please call Gay Smith at 760-369-2211 no later than Monday, November 10, if

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SCHOOL BOARD DECLINES PARTISAN SUPPORT OF PENDING BILL

Before a sparse audience, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education dispatched its agenda quickly. Reporter Dan Stork reports that there was one debated issue… By a vote of 2-2, with one abstention, the MUSD Board of Education declined to register support for Assembly Bill 2372, which purports to

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CRAFTS AND BAKED GOODS AT THREE LOCAL CHURCHES THIS WEEKEND

Immanuel Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Twentynine Palms will hold its annual craft fair on Saturday, November 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be handmade gift items, fall decorations, Christmas items, soup mixes and baked goods. The church is located at 6450 Stardune Avenue just off

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OPEN HOUSE AT BOXO HOUSE SATURDAY

An artist open house is set for this Saturday in Joshua Tree. Reporter Rebecca Havely invites you BOXO HOUSE… An open house for an artist in residence is offered by Boxo HOUSE in Joshua Tree this Saturday November 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. The artist, Eliza Kentridge, based in

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan volleyball team played their final match of the season Wednesday night in Twentynine Palms. The varsity came up short in four sets. Coach Matt Jennings said leading the team were seniors Ashley Priest with 19 kills, eight blocks; Haley Rayburn with 10 kills

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COMPLETE LOCAL PRELIMINARY ELECTION RESULTS

Here are the preliminary results from yesterday’s elections; provisional and some absentee ballots remain to be counted. Two races are relatively close, but are unlikely to change:

Yucca Valley Town Council: Rick Denison, Merl Abel, and Bob Leone. Twentynine Palms City Council: John Cole, Dan Mintz, and McArthur Wright (Adam

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MET LAST NIGHT, PART 1 OF 2

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in a busy session last night, Managing Editor Tami Roleff breaks her report into two parts. Today, in the first part, she focuses on an appeal of a Planning Commission ruling… After considerable discussion, and some hard questions of Town staff and the business

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN KILLED IN JOSHUA TREE CAR VERSUS PEDESTRIAN CRASH IDENTIFIED

The Coroner’s office has identified the Yucca Valley woman who was killed as she tried to cross the highway in Joshua Tree Saturday morning. Brenna Hampson, 20, was standing in the fast lane of eastbound Highway 62 about 6:15 a.m., east of Whitefeather Road. Hampson was attempting to cross the

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WORRIES OVER FLOOD CONTROL IN JOSHUA TREE

In the wake of September’s flash floods in Joshua Tree, the County’s Department of Public Works movement of dirt left some locals unsatisfied. Reporter Dan Stork describes the bureaucratic cracks into which further improvements are falling… At October’s Morongo Basin MAC meeting, local residents complained to Supervisor James Ramos about

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