PHAT CAT SWINGER AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT

Bring your family and friends down to the Yucca Valley Community Center ball field tomorrow night to enjoy the free Summer Music Festival, sponsored by Yucca Valley Ford, Yucca Valley Chrysler Center, and Z107.7. Chanda-Lyn Fraschetti has the details… Come enjoy a swinging good time and listen to the music

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JOSHUA TREE VFW BUSY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will hold Christmas in July tonight when they serve up a full turkey dinner from 4:30 to 6:30. Proceeds from the $7 cost of dinner will go toward the post’s building fund. No Sunday breakfast is scheduled, but don’t forget Taco Wednesday.

STAR TWIRLERS 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, at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Brent Lively will be doing the calling. Lines will be cued at 7 p.m. and between tips. For further information, contact Dennis at 760-366-8626.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL: PART 3 OF 3, TOURISM

A long Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night covered a wide range of topics. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report into three parts. Today: Tourism marketing initiatives… During a long and varied meeting, the Twentynine Palms City Council heard a multi-part presentation on Economic Development and Tourism Activities. It

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HIGH ACHIEVEMENTS FOR A LOCAL SERVICE MEMBER

Today we recognize high achievement for a local service member. Mike Spear, son of former Twentynine Palms City Councilman Steve Spear and his wife Laura, was officially listed for promotion to rank of sergeant major in the United States Army yesterday. He will be promoted in 2014 after attending the

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SCIENCE SATURDAY TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum offers another Science Saturday program tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to learn about genetics and fingerprints… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s popular Science Saturdays program continues on Saturday, July 27, from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. This Saturday, children of school age

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COUNTY APPROVES LOCAL MILITARY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

The County Board of Supervisors approved a new contract at their meeting Tuesday to provide mental health services for military members and their families. Pacific Clinics will provide prevention and early intervention (PEI) military services and family support services for military members and their families in Twentynine Palms and Yucca

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WORK SET TO START SOON AT YUCCA VALLEY GOLF COURSE

After a lot of time and effort, the former Blue Skies Country Club in Yucca Valley is finally on the road to restoration. Managing editor Tami Roleff says early paperwork has been filed with the planning Department… Owners of the former Blue Skies Golf Course in Yucca Valley submitted grading

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LARGE MARIJUANA FARM BUSTED IN LUCERNE VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team raided an illegal marijuana farm in Lucerne Valley Wednesday. Investigators served a search warrant on a home in the 10200 block of Baker Street where they found a large marijuana cultivation on the five-acre property. The marijuana plants were growing within an area enclosed with

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MOUNTAIN FIRE CONTAINMENT EXPECTED TODAY, CAUSE RELEASED

Fire investigators say the Mountain Fire was caused by electrical equipment failure on private property, a nearly 20-acre parcel of land along Highway 243 in Mountain Center owned by Tarek M. Al-Shawaf, of Saudi Arabia. Because a fire originated on a property does not mean the owner was involved. The

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JOSHUA TREE HOME BURNS AGAIN

A Joshua Tree home that was saved in a fire in March, burned to the slab in another fire early this morning. About 4 a.m., firefighters from the Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Yucca Mesa fire stations were called to a fire in the 60900 block of Prescott Trail. The

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CONGRESSMAN COOK INVESTIGATES CADIZ WATER PROJECT

Representative Paul Cook wants the Federal government to take a close look at the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery, and Storage Project, which would ship water from desert aquifers to Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Reporter Dan Stork tells what Cook has asked for… In a June 12th letter, Representative

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FRIDAY NIGHT CHURCH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a worship celebration tomorrow, Friday, July 26. The free event will feature a night of music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Drive.

TWENTYNINE PALMS ELKS CHRISTMAS IN JULY FAIR THIS SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Elks Lodge will host a “Elk Christmas in July Fair” this Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be vendors with loads of home made items suitable for giving or keeping. Tables are still available. For more information call Kathy Clark at 760-220-5161. The Elks

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION MOVIE “BRAVE” IN THE PARK TONIGHT

Twentynine Palm Recreation will host another of their “Movies in the Park” series tonight at Luckie Park. Reporter Taylor Thacker says attendees will enjoy the Disney animated hit “Brave”… The Twentynine Palms Recreation Department and the Z107.7’s Movies in the Park are continuing! On Thursday, July 25, at approximately 8:30

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER SETS PIONEER DAYS PLANNING MEETING

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is getting an early start on planning and scheduling for Pioneers Days 2013. A planning meeting, open to all, will be held at the Twentynine Palms City Hall, 6136 Adobe Road on Wednesday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m. Ideas and input are encouraged and

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UPDATE ON NEW AND RELOCATING BUSINESSES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Projects in Yucca Valley are moving in and existing businesses are switching locations so much you almost need a score card to keep up. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the score… Several new businesses plan to open soon, or current businesses plan to expand, in Yucca Valley. As reported earlier,

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SLURRY SEAL IN YUCCA VALLEY: WHERE TODAY AND TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley’s slurry seal street maintenance project schedule has been modified. Today’s work will be done on: Sunnyslope Drive, from La Contenta to End; Palomar Avenue from Ute Trail to Yucca Trail; Palomar Avenue from Carlyle to Juarez; and Sunnyslope Drive from Warren Vista to Hilton. Tomorrow,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2 OF 3: CALTRANS, WASTEWATER AND HUD GRANTS

A long Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night covered a wide range of topics. Reporter Dan Stork breaks his report into three parts. Today: An expected CALTRANS action, a joint action with the Water District to gain access to grants, and an action to safeguard a Federal grant… During

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NARCOTICS STOLEN FROM YUCCA VALLEY ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY

A large quantity of pain pills were reported stolen from an assisted living facility in Yucca Valley. Shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday, investigators were called to the Santa Fe Assisted Living Facility in the 55400 block of Santa Fe Trail where employees said between 100 and 200 hydrocodone pills were

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