TEEN CRAFT AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

Join the staff of the Twentynine palms Library tomorrow from 1 – 4 pm for teen crafts, painting candy corn clay pots. 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 teens in grades 7-12. For

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DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS TOMMORROW

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet in a special meeting tomorrow morning at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and a $10 full breakfast begins at 9 a.m.; the meeting begins at 10 a.m. with assembly candidate Karalee Hargrove at the top

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HOW TO PREVENT KITCHEN FIRES FOR THIS FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

This is fire prevention week. Most house fires start in the kitchen and reporter Taylor Thacker has some fire prevention tips… It’s time for fire prevention week! San Bernardino County Fire is joining forces with the non-profit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents to “Prevent Kitchen Fires.”

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JOSHUA TREE VFW OFFERS TONIGHT, BREAKFAST SUNDAY, TACOS WEDNESDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up an Auxiliary dinner of country style ribs tonight from 4:30 to 6:30, for only $7. Sunday breakfast is a pork chop special with a full breakfast menu. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS MEET TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Andromeda Astronomical Society meeting will be at the Yucca Mesa Community Center, Friday, October 11th, from 7 to 9 p.m. The address is 3133 Balsa Ave., Yucca Valley. The evening’s topic will be where, when and how to view the comet ISON, and related topics such as meteorites and

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TENDER LOVING CAUSE GEARS UP FOR 30TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

Join TLC volunteers today at Starbucks in Yucca Valley today from 3 to 8 p.m. Come buy a cup of coffee, sing your heart out with the TLC Love Notes and karaoke. TLC is gearing up for the 30th annual Christmas Day celebration and is having a yarn exchange. TLC

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FANTASY SPRINGS INVITES YOU TO TAKE THE CUPCAKE CHALLENGE

Are you an amateur baker who can make a cupcake like a pro? If so, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino wants you to participate in the Fantasy Cupcake Challenge. Managing editor Tami Roleff indulges her sweet tooth with the following report… On Sunday, November 17, the resort will play host to

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HIGH SCHOOL AND YOUTH SPORTS SCORES, SCHEDULES AND ACTIVITIES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans volleyball team travelled to Desert Hot Springs last night to take on the Lady Eagles. The Varsity team won 3-0. Coach Matt Jennings said the team rallied in each set to take the lead and they were able to finish strong. They also

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YUCCA VALLEY RECALL PETITIONS FAIL TO QUALIFY FOR THE BALLOT

Last month, recall proponents turned in to the Yucca Valley Town Clerk’s office recall petitions with about 260 more signatures than were needed to recall Council Member George Huntington and Mayor Pro Tem Robert Lombardo. Yet after review by the County Registrar of Voters, about 450 of those signatures were

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STORM CAUSES AREA POWER OUTAGES

A downed pole and power lines have caused power outages in various areas throughout the Morongo Basin. According to Yucca Valley firefighters and SoCal Edison’s website, the power outage started Wednesday afternoon in Morongo Valley, when a power pole, with three large transformers on it, at Big Morongo Canyon and

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MILITARY DEATH BENEFITS RESTORED, THANKS TO PRIVATE CHARITY

The Pentagon says families of fallen troops will begin receiving the $100,000 death gratuity that was suspended for more than a week due to the government shutdown. Yesterday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the department has forged an agreement with the Fisher House, a private charity organization, to provide payments

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FIRE TAX OF $141.20 A YEAR, WITH INCREASES, RECOMMENDED FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT

Back to the voters for another try at an increase in the tax that supports the fire department–that’s the recommendation the Twentynine Palms Water District Citizens Advisory Committee. Reporter Dan Stork was present at the final meeting, and fills out the details… Starting at the current base of $80 per

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2013 PIONEER DAYS GRANDS MARSHALLS ANNOUNCED

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce announced the Pioneer Days 2013 Grand Marshals yesterday. They named Phil and Ginny Cisneros as the Pioneer Days Grand Marshals and Colonel Ronald “Max” Proudfoot (Retired) as the Military Grand Marshal. The Chamber will recognize the honorees during the Explorer Post #229 Firefighter pancake

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST ACQUIRES ANOTHER 40 ACRES FOR PRESERVATION

Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) announced it has successfully completed the acquisition of 40 acres of pristine wildlife habitat near the northern boundary of Joshua Tree National Park. The acquisition will permanently preserve a section of wildlife corridor required for the movement of bighorn sheep, badger, mule deer, mountain lion,

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AQUIFIERS 101 OFERRED BY JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT

Just exactly how does the water get from deep underground to your tap? Find out all about it at a special presentation next week. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you to sign up for “Aquifers 101”… Aquifers: 101 is a special two-hour presentation which aims to clarify misunderstandings about aquifers and

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JOSHUA TREE ART CRAWL TO UNVEIL NEW MURAL

This Saturday’s Art Crawl in Joshua Tree will feature the official unveiling of a new mural.

Jacob Dudley, a painter from the Midwest, was a 2010 Joshua Tree Highlands Artist in Residence, who now lives in Los Angeles. Dudley painted the mural, depicting a contemporary and stylized scene of

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL PLAYS RUN ALL THIS WEEK

Two great plays are being presented by the theater students of Yucca Valley High School. Reporter Taylor Thacker has more on the productions… The Yucca Valley High School Theatre Company is showcasing their talent in two plays this week. On October 10, 11, and 12, “Downhill” and “Seth’s Anxiety” will

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LEARN ABOUT THE DESERT QUEEN RANCH TOMORROW

In the high desert country that was to become Joshua Tree National Park, rugged individuals tried their luck at cattle ranching, mining, and homesteading. William F. Keys and his family are particularly representative of the hard work and ingenuity it took to settle and prosper in the Mojave Desert. Join

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL EXPANDING GIRLS SOCCER PROGRAM

The 2013 Girls Soccer season is rapidly approaching for Twentynine Palms High School. ROP Broadcast student Jocelyn Valdez says this year they are expanding the program….. Twentynine Palms High School will be expanding their girls’ soccer program this upcoming 2013-2014 season. In previous years, the high school only offered a

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CO-ED FLAG FOOTBALL OFFERED BY TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION

The Twentynine Palms Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the 2013 youth co-ed flag football league. Registrations will be accepted on-line at 29palms.org through Wednesday, November 6, and at the recreation office through Thursday, November 7. Children ages 7-14 are eligible to register. No previous experience is necessary. The

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