YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL BEATS CITRUS VALLEY

The number 11 seed Yucca Valley High School Football team defeated the number 5 seeded Citrus Valley Blackhawks 20-7 Thursday night at Trojan Stadium. Coach Tim Cannavo said, “The Trojan defense held Citrus to 182 total yards and caused five turnovers and two sacks.” Joey Rutherford had nine tackles and

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER RECOGNIZED FOR QUALITY OF CARE

Our own Hi-Desert Medical Center is getting kudos for quality of care. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

Hi-Desert Medical Center has received recognition for its quality improvement outcomes by the California Hospital Engagement Network. Specifically, Hi-Desert Medical Center was recognized for keeping hospital-acquired infection rates significantly below national rates, reducing

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LOCAL RESTAURANTS WINNERS OF

About 500 people tempted their taste buds at the sixth annual Taste of the Morongo Basin Friday night. The culinary event is a fundraiser for the Joshua Tree Rotary Club; proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations and go toward scholarships for area high school students. Awards went to Sam’s Pizza and

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MUSIC LINE-UP FOR THIS WEEKENDS YUCCA VALLEY OKTOBERFEST

Yucca Valley’s Oktoberfest in September is this Saturday evening. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the entertainment will feature some very popular and fun local musicians…

The Kalifornia Krauts aren’t a new kind of cabbage, but a polka band from Yucca Valley. Brothers Chris and Aaron Poland, and Chris and David

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CHP OFFERS START SMART DRIVING CLASS FOR TEENS

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another free Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The class will be held on Thursday, September 19, in the CHP offices on the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HURT LEARNING TO RIDE MOTORCYCLE

A Twentynine Palms man was hospitalized Saturday after he crashed a motorcycle he was learning to ride. Shortly before 7 p.m., Christopher Sorrell, 28, was learning how to ride a 2005 Harley–Davidson motorcycle in the 5900 block of Lupine Avenue in Twentynine Palms. Sorrell accelerated at a high rate of

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HEALTH COVERAGE CHANGING DRASTICALLY, HOW TO GET INFORMATION

Starting in October, Californians will be able to sign up for health insurance in the state’s new health exchange, known as “Covered California.” Dan Stork points to places where you can find out what you need to know…

According to Mark Beach, communications director for AARP California, there are a

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COIN THEFT INVESTIGATION NETS FIVE ARRESTS

The Sheriff’s Department has arrested five people in connection with the theft of more than $150,000 worth of gold and silver coins in August in Landers. Sheriff’s investigators say a resident in the 60700 block of Adele Road reported the burglary August 7; Robby Sims, 59, of Landers, was the

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YUCCA VALLEY FAMILY TRYING TO A RECOVER WITH 3 FEET OF MUD IN THEIR HOME

The flash floods in the Morongo Basin just over a week ago closed some roads, caused power outages, and washed out some yards. But a Yucca Valley family lost everything they owned, including their home, when a wall of mud smashed through the doors and windows of their house south

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, the Joshua Springs girls’ volleyball team will host Nuview Bridge at home tomorrow, starting at 5 p.m.

HI-DESERT CHORUS LOOKING FOR SINGERS

The Hi Desert Chorus has started rehearsals for “Sounds of the Season,” its’ annual winter concert. The performances will be held December 14 and 15. The chorus is in need of all voices: soprano, alto, bass and tenor. Reading music is helpful, but not mandatory. Rehearsals are held 6:30 to

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DEADLINE FOR PARK ART SHOW ENTRIES

This reminder for local artists that this Monday is the deadline for entries into the Joshua Tree national Park art show. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the details………

Monday is the last day to submit an entry application for the Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire, a judged

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FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, September 16th. The locations and times are:

The Church of the Lighted Cross, at 11518 Elbow Lane in Morongo Valley, from 8 to 10; Belfield Hall, on Reche Road in Landers,

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VISIT KEYS RANCH

A piece of American social history is regularly brought to life in Joshua Tree National Park. Ranger Pam Tripp invites you to visit Keys Ranch…

Joshua Tree National Park is pleased to announce our Keys Ranch tours for the 2013 through 2014 season. Beginning October 4, tours of the historic

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COUNTY OFFICIAL APPOINTED TO STATE BOARD

Governor Jerry Brown has appointed County Chief Probation Officer Michelle Scray Brown to the California Board of State and Community Corrections. She was sworn in Thursday. California law requires that one position on the board be filled by a chief probation officer from a county with a population of more

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OKTOBERFEST NEXT WEEK IN YUCCA VALLEY

It’s time to start practicing holding your beer steins for Oktoberfest, a fund-raising event sponsored by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. The gates open at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 21, and the first contest—a stein holding and carrying contest—begins at 4. Other contests will be a

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THE SHOW GOES ON WITH CAST CHANGE IN “SPAMALOT”

The phrase “Break a leg” is supposed to be good luck for actors; they’re not supposed to take it literally. Charles Harvey, starring as King Arthur in Theatre 29’s production of “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” took the good-luck phrase a little too far when he fell during the first act of

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CHAPARRAL ARTISTS’ RECEPTION SUNDAY

“Sunny Day” is the theme of the Chaparral Artists’ Guild’s new show, featuring the art of Ray Lamb. An opening reception will be held Sunday, September 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at A Roadside Attraction, 69197 29 Palms Highway, in Twentynine Palms. Light refreshments will be served.

SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church tonight, September 14, at 7 p.m. Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road. Call 760-361-0086 for a free ride to the church.

ALTERCATION IN JT

A Joshua Tree woman whose blood alcohol content was nearly four times the legal limit was arrested Thursday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, a motorist called 911 to report that a woman, identified as Susan Finn, 29, was lying in the road at Hillview and Highway 62 about 9:30

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