FREE CLASS ON FALL PREVENTION FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED

The elderly and disabled are especially susceptible to falling, which can lead to not only bruising but broken bones and hospital stays. Reach Out Morongo Basin and the Visiting Nurses Association of California will host a class on how to prevent falls Tuesday, September 24, at 10:15. This free informational

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL IN BRIEF SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight to select two members to serve on the sub-division ad-hoc committee. The meeting will be held in the Mesquite Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center.

MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST TRAINING LAND MONITORS

If you have an interest in an active role in conservation, the Mojave Desert Land Trust would like to train you as a land monitor. Dan Stork has details…

The Mojave Desert Land Trust is holding a day of Land Stewardship Training on Saturday, September 28, from 9 a.m. to

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40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JOSHUA TREE DEATH OF GRAHAM PARSONS

Today is the fortieth anniversary of country-rock icon Gram Parsons’s death in room 8 of the Joshua Tree Inn. Parson’s death by overdose was famously followed by two funerals: The first after the coffin containing his body was stolen from the Los Angeles Airport by his road manager so that

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FOUNDATION INVITES YOU TO THEIR ANNUAL FALL DINNER

Mark your calendars for October 5 for the annual fall dinner in support of the Copper Mountain College Foundation. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to participate in their sponsorship program…..

The Copper Mountain College Foundation’s annual fall dinner to raise funds for students is October 5. Local businesses, service

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FAMILY FUN AT SATURDAY’S OKTOBERFEST 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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CHILDREN’S CRAFTS AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY SATURDAY

Join the Twentynine Palms Library this Saturday, from 1 to 2 p.m. for children’s craft corner. This month’s craft will be foil pendants. Enjoy refreshments as you create your one-of-a-kind craft. All supplies are provided by the Friends of the Library. The event is open to children of all ages.

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES 2014 SEASON

Theatre 29 returns for the 15th year with a full line-up of productions for the 2014 year. The playhouse’s season announcement was made during a special gala event last week, hosted by the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce. Theatre 29 Board President Brian Tabeling welcomed the capacity crowd, and

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PLANS ACTIVITIES

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church of Yucca Valley will hold a men’s breakfast 8:30 a.m. this Saturday, September 21, at Carrows in Yucca Valley. The church will hold a family berry and apple picking excursion Sunday, September 22, at Los Rios Rancho in Oak Glen. To carpool, meet at the church

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Joshua Springs Christian School Lightning football team will travel away to play Spring Mountain School. Kick-off is at 3 p.m.

ONE MARINE KILLED, FOUR INJURED IN TRAINING ACCIDENT ON BASE

A Marine was killed Monday, and four others injured, during a training accident on board the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. About 11:20 a.m. Monday morning, an amphibious-assault vehicle caught fire in the Bullion/Lead Mountain area, killing Corporal Nicholas Sell, 21, and injuring four others. One of the injured is

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SHERIFF RAIDS YUCCA VALLEY INTERNET GAMBLING CAFÉ

A Sheriff’s truck loaded with computer monitorsseized from the Boom Town Internet Café inYucca Valley.

The last known illegal online gambling café in Yucca Valley was shut down yesterday following a joint raid by the Sheriff’s department and the California Department of Justice. Boom Town Internet Café, in a

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DRIVER WHO KNOCKED OVER YUCCA VALLEY DENNY’S SIGN SOUGHT

The Yucca Valley Denny’s sign lies mangledafter a vehicle crashed into it.

The Sheriff’s Department is searching for the driver who crashed a pick-up truck into the Denny’s sign in Yucca Valley Monday morning and fled. About 5:30 a.m., an unidentified man drove a 2004 Dodge truck into the

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FASTIDIOUS BURGLAR RANSACKS A TWENTYNINE PALMS HOME

A fastidious burglar ransacked a Twentynine Palms home sometime over the weekend. The resident, Elizabeth Hanson, of the 6600 block of Tamarisk Avenue, came home about 1:30 Monday afternoon to find that someone had broken her bedroom window, and “wiped her out.” Hanson said not only did the burglar steal

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WE CORRECT A STORY ABOUT A MOTORCYCLE CRASH

A correction to a story we ran yesterday about a motorcycle crash in Twentynine Palms Monday. About 4:50 p.m. Monday, Matthew Fletcher, 24, was riding his Yamaha eastbound on Highway 62, with his fiancée, Ashlee Demund as his passenger. Anthony Hilson, 41, was attempting to cross the highway southbound at

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A SLOW AND CAREFUL YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in what Managing Editor Tami Roleff says was a relatively calm session…

Slow and careful deliberations were the order of the day at last night’s nearly 3-hour-long meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council. The Council took more than an hour just to go

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JOSHUA TREE PLANNING WORKSHOP TOMORROW

The people of Joshua Tree will have a chance to shape the future of the village when the County of San Bernardino Land Use Services Department hosts a special workshop to discuss a Joshua Tree Community Plan update. Development rules, desert preservation, downtown design, economic development, and tourism will all

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SCHOOL BOARD REVISES ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY

The Morongo Unified School Board met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said they adjusted athletic eligibility policy for all sports after 20 years, set a student teacher ratio, and will hire eight new teachers…

Responding to public outcry at last week’s special meeting, the Morongo Unified School District Board of

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“WATER IN THE DESERT” EXHIBIT OPENS TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will present a new temporary exhibition, “Water in the Desert–An Interactive Exhibit,” in conjunction with the High Desert Water District. This exhibition encourages visitors of all ages to learn about the process of providing water to this arid region through interactive displays for children and adults

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO HEAR WASTEWATER TREATMENT POLICIES TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will hear from the State water quality board tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look…

Representatives from the Colorado Regional Water Quality Control Board will give a presentation at the Hi-Desert Water District’s Board of Directors meeting tonight. The presentation will be on

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