“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” OPENS FRIDAY WITH RELAY FOR LIFE BENEFIT

The Dickens Christmas Classic “A Christmas Carol” opens this Friday night at Theatre 29 for a 5 week run. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the opening night gala benefits Relay for Life… Morongo Basin Relay for Life sponsors the opening night gala for the holiday standard, Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child(ren), announces their monthly meeting Wednesday from 4:30 pm to 6 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center. For more information, Kristin

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HISTORY OF THE DALE MINING DISTRICT AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Dale District Gold Mining was a fascinating part of the rich history of our Morongo Basin. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to learn more about it tomorrow night… Discover the history of gold mining in the Dale District, which is located 15 miles southeast of Twentynine Palms. Historians and miners

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TEAM IN CIF ROUND 1 AT HOME TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats Volleyball team will play host to Connelly High School tonight at 6 p.m. for the first round of CIF action. Come on out and support the Ladycats!!

MANDATORY WINTER SPORTS ATHLETIC MEETING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL THURSDAY NIGHT

Twentynine Palms High School students who want to participate in winter sports must attend a meeting in the high school’s gym at 7 p.m. Thursday with their parent or guardian. Students who do not attend with a parent or guardian will not be allowed to participate in winter sports.

MAN THOUGHT LOST IN MINE FOUND WANDERING, DIVERTS FIRE RESOURCES

An Orange County man who got lost in the desert for 11 hours near Johnson Valley Friday night diverted fire crews from a large house fire in Yucca Valley. About 5:30 p.m. Friday, fire fighters and search and rescue teams from Lucerne Valley, Hesperia, and Yucca Mesa, and the Sheriff’s

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COUNTY’S MORONGO BASIN MUNCIPAL ADVISORS MEETS TONIGHT

The Big MAC has its first regular meeting this evening. Dan Stork says that most of the agenda is about start-up issues for the group… The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meets at 7 p.m. tonight for an initial organizing meeting. The MAC is charged with assessing community input on

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ONE ARREST AFTER A CHASE UP TO 100 MPH THROUGH TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Saturday morning after a high speed chase through residential neighborhoods. Shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday, a deputy tried to stop a motorcycle, driven by Hayward Adams, 29, for speeding and reckless driving near Highway 62 and Mesquite Springs Road. Adams took off, driving

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DEPUTIES ASK HELP IN SEARCH FOR VIOLENT RAPIST

Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a suspect in a violent rape. Wednesday, deputies responded to Hero’s Market in Landers after woman had been assaulted. Deputies found the victim who reported she had been beaten, tied up and sexually assaulted by 42-year-old Louis Ontek. Deputies located Ontek later the same day

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER PUNCHING HIS SON

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of punching his son. According to a Sheriff’s report, John Ligon, 43, was arguing with his son at a neighbor’s house. The report states Ligon kicked open the door, then went inside and grabbed his son by the hair and punched him

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AUDITIONS SUNDAY AT THEATRE 29 FOR CLASSIC COMEDY

If you have ever thought about joining the hard-working volunteers on the stage and backstage at Theatre 29, auditions are coming up this Sunday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz puts out the call… At Theatre 29 the 2014 season will open with Oscar Wilde’s comical classic, “The Importance of being Earnest.” Director

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SMALL BUSINESS ADVICE THURSDAY AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Small business owners, and those hoping to start their own business, can get advice and information at an expo at Copper Mountain College Thursday the 14th. Representatives from SCORE, a non-profit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow, and achieve their goals, will be at the

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RUMMAGE SALE AT SANTA FE CLUBHOUSE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse in Yucca Valley will be continuing their Rummage Sale on Tuesday, November 12 and Wednesday, November 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. It’s a blow out sale so make an offer! Call the Clubhouse at 760-369-4057 if you have any questions. The

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LOCAL GROUP ISSUES ADVICE ON SOLAR DEVELOPMENT

While San Bernardino County staff was preparing a draft ordinance intended to govern commercial solar energy generation in the County, a local group, working at the behest of Supervisor James Ramos’ office, generated its own Renewable Energy Analysis. Reporter Dan Stork says, the BEAT goes on…

The Basin Energy Assessment

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YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOLS HELPING THE NEEDY

Students at both Yucca Valley High and Twentynine Palms High Schools are doing their part to help the less fortunate of the Morongo Basin. The Twentynine Palms school group, Teens for Humanity, are collecting new and used coats that will be given out to those in need on November 23

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TWENTYNINE PALMS STUDENTS HONORED FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Top academic honors for some students at Twentynine Palms High School. Managng Editor Tami Roleff has the kudos… Several Twentynine Palms High School students received honors recently for their academic achievements. Suhas Arehalli scored in the top three percent of students nationally on the National Merit Scholarship test. He also

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TPHS WINS NINTH BATTLE OF THE BELL IN A ROW OVER YUCCA VALLEY

The Twentynine Palms Varsity Wildcats won their record setting 9th consecutive Battle of the Bell football game, defeating the visiting Trojans from Yucca Valley 21-0 Friday night at Tom Nicoll Stadium. The Wildcats used a dominating defensive performance on Senior night to shut out the Trojans. The Wildcats rushed for

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LUCERNE MAN KILLED ON BICYCLE ON STATE ROUTE 247

A Lucerne Valley mans on a bicycle was struck and killed yesterday morning on State Route 247. The County Coroner said at 7:59 a.m., Angelo “Andy” Douglas Azzato, 47, was found dead along the side of the road, the apparent victim of a hit-run-driver. Azzato had been riding his bicycle

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NATIONAL PARKS AND FORESTS FREE THIS VETERANS DAY WEEKEND

In honor of Veterans Day, all national parks and national forests will offer free admittance to everyone this weekend, from Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 11. Fees for camping and tours of Key Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park will still be collected. Active duty military are eligible for

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UNITY HOME OFFERS STATE MANADATED TRAINING TUESDAY

Morongo Basin Unity Home will offer its 40-hour California state-mandated training class beginning November 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Classes will be every Tuesday and Thursday for 5 weeks. This class is offered at no charge. Call Unity Home’s Outreach Office at 760-366-1247 to sign up.