TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, JOHNSON VALLEY BILL, TOURISM TO BE DISCUSSED

Johnson Valley and tourism are up for discussion by Twentynine Palms City Council. Dan Stork has the agenda for tonight’s meeting…

The Twentynine Palms City Council will consider a resolution of support for HR 1676, Representative Paul Cook’s bill that would create the Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area.

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FILING DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT

The candidate filing deadline for director of the Yucca Valley Airport District has been extended until 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 14. Citizens who are interested in running may file the appropriate documents at the San Bernardino County Elections Office, 777 E. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino. The filing period ended Friday,

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT ON GENERAL PLAN AMENDENT PROCESS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets in regular session tonight. The procedures for processing applications for various land uses will be looked at. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more…

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold a public hearing tonight about revising procedures for processing applications for general plan amendments,

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK HIKER RESCUED AFTER GETTING WEDGED INTO ROCKS

A hiker from the Los Angeles area was rescued Sunday in Joshua Tree National Park after he became wedged between rocks. According to Park spokeswoman Jennie Albrinck, shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday, park rangers received a call that a 37-year-old man was scrambling on some rocks in the Quail Springs

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YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY IS TAKING REGISTRATIONS

Yucca Valley Elementary School is currently registering students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The office is open daily for registration from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Spanish translation is available. Families who are new to the area should bring in transcripts from prior schools (if they have them), shot

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FALL SPORTS TRYOUTS START TODAY AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

Students who want to play fall sports at Twentynine Palms High School will have try-outs starting today. Reporter Taylor Thacker has the schedule…

School is starting soon and that means so are sports. The Twentynine Palms High School fall sports teams are having try-outs for various sports this week. Today,

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET WEDNESDAY EVENING

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets this Wednesday, August 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. the Helen Gray Center on the campus of Hi Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. The Compassionate Friends

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MAKE YOUR OWN MODEL AIRPLANE AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS SENIOR CENTER

Do you like planes? Do you like to build models? Come on down to the Twentynine Palms Senior Center this Wednesday, August 14, to join Reach-Out in a free class to make a balsa wood and tissue paper model plane. Instructor Caley will take you step-by-step to build your very

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MORONGO BASIN CULTURAL ARTS COUNCIL LOOKING FOR AFFORDABLE ARTISTS FOR OCTOBER STUDIO TOURS

The Highway 62 Art Tours YART Party 2013 is seeking “affordable art” vendors and crafters to participate in the four-day event that will take place over both weekends of the Hwy 62 Art Tours this October. The YART will serve as a Highway 62 Art Tours information center in downtown

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A NEW LEVEL FOR GOLF, SIGN UP THE PIONEER PASS GOLF CHALLENGE

It’s not your everyday golf tournament. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to sign up for the Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge…

If you’re tired of walking the same old flat golf course, then here’s a weekend golf tournament for you. It’s the Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge, in which golfers start

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TODAY IS LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THE AUGUST 27TH MAIL-IN ELELCTION

Today, Monday, August 12, is the deadline for San Bernardino County residents to register to vote in the August 27 consolidated mail ballot election. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked no later than today in order to be valid for this election. Citizens may register to vote online on the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN JAILED TWICE OVER THE WEEKEND

A man who took a cab after being released from jail Sunday morning, was arrested and returned to jail when he refused to pay his cab fare. According to Sheriff reports, Daniel Chavarin, 30, was stopped for speeding about 10:20 Saturday evening near Highway 62 and Elwood Street in Joshua

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YUCCA VALLEY MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN LANDERS CRASH

A motorcycle rider was hospitalized last week after a car turned in front of him in Landers. According to the California Highway Patrol, Henry Marcoccia, 50, of Philadelphia, was driving a 2013 Toyota Corolla northbound on Old Woman Springs Road shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday. As Marcoccia approached the intersection

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REMAINS FOUND BY DOGS IDENTIFIED

The Sheriff’s Department has released the identity of the man whose remains were found by dogs in Landers last week. On Thursday, a resident near Wright Road and Bodick Road in Landers called the Sheriff’s Department about 7 a.m. when his dogs returned home carrying a skull and what appeared

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29P YOUTH CLUB AFTER SCHOOL

The Twentynine Palms Youth Club is now accepting registrations for its after school program. Help will be available for students in kindergarten through sixth grade in literacy and math programs, homework assistance, and physical education and health from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is free for

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29 PALMS PIONEER DAYS THEME SOUGHT

Every bang-up shindig needs a theme and this year’s Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days is no exception. This October will mark the 77th annual celebration of the area’s rich mining, ranching, and pioneer heritage. The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce asks, “What do you like best about Twentynine Palms?” Put it

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“STAIRWAY TO THE STARS” TICKETS

Sky’s the Limit is gearing up for their major fall fundraiser, “Stairway to the Stars.” Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to get tickets…

Tickets are now on sale for Stairway to the Stars, a festive fundraiser for Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center. Guests will enjoy live

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC TRYOUTS

Fall try-outs for Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat athletes start next week. Athletic Director Jeremy Johnson said volleyball tryouts will be Monday, August 12, at 3 p.m. in the Wildcat Gym. Cross Country hopefuls will meet Monday at 2:00 on the Twentynine Palms High School campus. Football try-outs will be

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UNITY HOME TRAINING CLASSES

Morongo Basin Unity Home is a non-profit organization that helps victims of domestic violence and their families move towards living more independent and self-sufficient lives, free of violence. Unity Home will be offering its 40 hour California state-mandated training class for free beginning August 14, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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USING JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

With one of the gems of the National Park system in our own backyard, there’s always something to do in the Morongo Basin. Ranger Pam Tripp tells how to be ready to do it at any time…

Sometimes we ask ourselves “What is there to do around here?” Well, if

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