CAST NAMED FOR “YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” AT THEATRE 29

“It’s Alive!” The hard working volunteers at Theatre 29 are currently in rehearsal for ready for their next show, the hilarious Broadway hit, “Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein.” Reporter Cassie Zimarik has the cast list… The cast of Theatre 29’s next production “Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein” has been announced! The show’s

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MORONGO VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS SENT TO THE KING FIRE

Four firefighters and a brush engine from Morongo Valley were sent to fight the King Fire in El Dorado County Tuesday afternoon. Fire Chief Jock Johnson said Captain Jeff Rarey, Engineer Christopher Palmer, Firefighter/Paramedic Richard Gilmartin, and Firefighter Jorge Partida were given less than 30 minutes to hit the road,

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BLOOD DRIVE AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Friday, September 19, at the Yucca Valley High School, 7600 Sage Avenue, from 8:30 to 2:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services offers donors a mini-physical and free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective

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HI-DESERT WATER WORKS OUT SEWER SYSTEM DETAILS

The Hi-Desert Water District Board met last night in regular session. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the meeting was to work out details of Yucca Valley’s sewer project… A change made by the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors at its meeting last night concerning the future sewer plant’s treatment

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MIXER TONIGHT KICKS OFF TWENTYNINE PALMS PIONEER DAYS

Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days is right around the corner and all the excitement kicks off tonight. The Historic Plaza will host the Pioneer Days mixer from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. this evening at the corner of Adobe Road and Two Mile Road in Twentynine Palms. Rally ’round this year’s

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THE CALL IS OUT FOR THIS YEARS 29 PALMS WEED SHOW SUBMISSIONS

The annual Weed Show is a uniquely Twentynine Palms institution. Dan Stork says the call is out for submissions for this year’s event…

This year’s Twentynine Palms Weed Show will be on the weekend of November 8 and 9, at the Old Schoolhouse Museum on National Park Drive. This annual

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School cross-county team will travel to Irvine to compete in the Woodbridge Invitational starting at 5 p.m.

The Yucca Valley High School volleyball team will travel away to Cathedral City, with the first match starting at 4:30.

STORMS CAUSE A FATALITY IN JOSHUA TREE, MUD AND FLOODING

A man was killed yesterday afternoon when his SUV was swept away in a raging flash flood in Joshua Tree. According to County Fire Captain Matt Anderson, the man, identified only as being in his 66 years old, was driving his Chevy Blazer on Sunny Vista when he encountered a

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PETITION TO PERMIT MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY STARTING

When the Yucca Valley Town Council refused to extend the permit to allow California Medicinal Solutions to remain in business last year, the Morongo Basin lost its only legal medical marijuana dispensary. Some residents plan to circulate a petition for a proposed ordinance that would allow a limited number of

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YUCCA VALLEY PREPARING FOR MORE THUNDERSTORMS

The Town of Yucca Valley is preparing for thunderstorms expected to move through this week. The heaviest rain is forecast to occur today and evening bringing increasing chances of flash flooding. Residents are advised to take precautions and avoid unnecessary travel when possible. The Town’s Public Works crews are preparing

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Caitlin Logan checks the agenda… The Joshua Basin Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, September 17, starting at 7:00 p.m. During this meeting, the Board will review their fourth quarter ending financial report summary for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION DENIES 200-UNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission met last night in closed session and then in regular session where they held a public hearing regarding an appeal of the Community Development Director’s determination regarding an Environmental Impact Report on a proposed 200-unit multi-family apartment complex to be built near the MCAGCC Condor

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HI-DESERT WATER MEETS: SEWER PROJECT DETAILS DOMINATE

Technical details about Yucca Valley’s wastewater treatment project will be decided at tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District’s Board of Directors. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives the run-down on some of the questions to be decided tonight… The question of whether to hire a program manager for Yucca Valley’s

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans Volleyball Team hosted the Lady Rajas from Indio High School Tuesday. The varsity team won 3 sets to 1 Coach Matt Jennings said the attack was led by senior Ashley Priest with 16 kills and seven blocks; senior Haley Rayburn added four kills

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THEATRE 29 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT GALA IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

Theatre 29 will unveil their 2015 season in a Joshua Tree Gala event this afternoon sponsored by the three Chambers of Commerce. Reporter Taylor Thacker says those in attendance get the first crack at 2015 season tickets…

The Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms Chambers of Commerce join Theatre

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SERVICES SET FOR RONDA PRATT

Ronda Pratt, a lifelong resident of the Morongo Basin, died September 11. She was 37 years old. Ronda Pratt is survived by her husband, Curtis Jurdan; and her son Allen, both of Joshua Tree; sisters April Pratt of Joshua Tree and Melinda Jensen of Yucca Valley; and brothers Bobby Lewis,

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SOLAR TOWER ALMOST APPROVED: “SUBSTANTIAL ADVERSE IMPACT” TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Despite warnings from government agencies that a 75-story solar tower in the desert southeast of Joshua Tree National Park would have “significant unmitigated impacts to biological, cultural, and visual resources” and “substantial adverse impact” to the viewsheds of Joshua Tree National Park, a preliminary decision last Friday by a committee

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, EXCESS REVENUE TO BE ALLOCATED

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in regular session tonight. Among items on the agenda is what to do with excess revenue. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the Council’s agenda…

The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold its regular meeting tonight. Among the items on the consent agenda, the

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ACCUSED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT TODAY

Christopher Lee made his second appearance in court today on charges that he murdered his next door neighbor and alleged lover, Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms, in June. His lawyer asked the court for a continuance of the case, since he had just that morning received a partial delivery of

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SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT LOOKING FOR MISSING WOMAN

The Sheriff’s Department is looking for a woman who walked away from her car in the desert last week. On Monday, September 8, Nola Taylor, 84, left the Hi-Desert Medical Center in her 1989 Lincoln Continental to go to her quilting class in Yucca Valley. She never arrived. According to

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