SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, November 22. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:20 p.m. and end with moonrise about 1 a.m. The focus of the star party will be globular clusters and planetary nebulae. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs,

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AUDITONS FOR “THE IDEAL HUSBAND” AT THEATRE 29 SUNDAY

Auditions for the classic farce “An Ideal Husband” by Oscar Wilde are scheduled this Sunday afternoon. This will be the first show of the 2015 season at Theater 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Theater 29 veteran director Butch Pelfrey seeks eight men and six woman for the cast

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING BLACK AND GOLD SCRIMMAGE TONIGHT

Yucca Valley High School Trojan wrestling will host the annual Black and Gold Scrimmage Thursday night, November 20, at Yucca Valley High School to determine the varsity and junior varsity lineup. The public is invited, admission is free. The event starts at 6 p.m. in the gym. A snack bar

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GIRL SCOUT YARD SALE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Yucca Valley Girl Scout Troop 791 will be having a yard sale Friday and Saturday, on November 21 and 22. The troop is trying to raise funds for a trip to San Francisco in May where they will get to cross the Golden Gate Bridge with thousands of other Girl

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL DRAWS FIRE ON NATIVE PLANT REQUIREMENTS, ADULT BUSINESSES

During a marathon four-hour meeting last night, the Yucca Valley Town Council faced a packed house and residents who were passionate about changes to the development code concerning the native plant ordinance and changes to the code that affect adult-oriented businesses. Town staff repeatedly told the council the town did

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TO CHOOSE AFFILIATE TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hear from the two organizations tonight that are courting the hospital with affiliation proposals: Tenet Healthcare, and Strategic Global Management. Following the presentation, the board will vote on which organization to partner with. The board will then go into closed session to

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER HOSTING COVERED CALIFORNIA ENROLLMENT SATURDAY

Under the Affordable Care Act, all Americans are required to have health insurance. Open enrollment for obtaining insurance coverage for 2015 in California’s insurance marketplace, Covered California, began Saturday, November 15. Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a Covered California enrollment drive Saturday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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SCHOOL BOARD FINALIZES SOLAR CONTRACT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education stuck to its timeline and finalized an agreement with its selected solar contractor at its meeting last night. Reporter Dan Stork tells what comes next… At the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting, the Board heard a recap of the

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY SEEKING CDBG GRANT APPLICATIONS

The Town of Yucca Valley is soliciting applications from community organizations for the 2015-16 community development block grant. All proposals and applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. Friday, December 4. The Town anticipates a 10 percent reduction in its overall grant amount; due to minimal funding, only four grant

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APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR HOUSING

Applications are still being accepted for rentals in Phase 2 of the Dumosa Senior Village in Yucca Valley. Residents have moved into Phase 1 of the low-income senior housing next to the Yucca Valley Town Hall. Rents for Phase 2 range between $504 and $629, depending on income, and residents

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS, RATE STUDY AND CITY TERMINATION CLAUSE ON TAP

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the board will look at water and fire business… The Twentynine Palms Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, November 19, starting at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, the water district will continue to receive recommendations

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD MAY SET WATER ASSESSMENT VOTE DATE TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board may set a date for sewer assessment vote tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold their regular meeting tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will be asked to schedule a date

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SIGN UP TODAY FOR A HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BLOOD DRIVE NEXT WEEK

Lifestream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, November 26, at Hi-Desert Water District in Yucca Valley from 9 to 1. Donors will receive a mini-physical. Donors must be at least 15 years old, weigh 110 pounds, and be in general good health. Blood donors should maintain their regular

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT LOOKS AT WELL NOISE, CONFICT OF INTEREST CODE

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Among items of interest is spending a lot of money to quiet a loud well. Reporter Caitlin Logan has more… The Joshua Basin Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, November 19, starting at 7:00 p.m. This

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HOLIDAY ART AND CRAFT FAIR FOR AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY SATURDAY

The annual 29 Palms Art Gallery Holiday Art and Craft Fair will be held this Saturday, November 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historic Gallery at the corner of Cottonwood and National Park Drives in Twentynine Palms. Featured in the sale will be items by desert artists

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board meets tomorrow afternoon. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks their agenda… The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board of Trustees will meet tomorrow, Thursday, November 20, at 5:30 p.m. with a full load of agenda items to discuss. These discussion items, resuming from October, include; continuing the argument on

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TWENTYNINE PALM CHAMBER OFFERS 2015 COMPLIANCE POSTERS

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce reminds merchants to protect their business and livelihood. State and federal law requires that you maintain compliance regarding employment regulations every year. The Chamber of Commerce offers these 2015 California and Federal Employment Compliance materials to help serve you and your business. Orders are

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CONGRESS MOVES TO NAME TWENTYNINE PALMS POST OFFICE FOR LATE MAC DUBE

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley introduced a bill earlier this year that was passed by the House of Representatives yesterday that would rename the post office in Twentynine Palms as the Colonel M.J. ‘Mac’ Dube United States Marine Corps Post Office Building. Before his death in April, Dube served

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JOSHUA TREE RESIDENTS TRADE VIEWS WITH ALTA MIRA DEVELOPERS

On behalf of Supervisor James Ramos, his field representative Mike Lipsitz invited a small “focus group” to meet with the developers of the 248-house Alta Mira gated community proposed for Joshua Tree. Following a storm of concern about a closed meeting, the gathering was opened to media, although the Supervisor’s

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JURY FINDS TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN GUILTY IN MURDER OF LASAHWN LIGHTFOOT

A man accused of shooting a Twentynine Palms man he believed informed on him was found guilty yesterday. On October 18, 2013, LaShawn Lightfoot, 42, went to visit an acquaintance in an apartment complex in the 5800 block of Bagley Avenue. When he arrived, he was ambushed by Torey Simpson,

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