SOME HOPE FOR THE END TO THE SAGA OF THE BELEAGURED TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a joint meeting with the Twentynine Palms Water District Monday, December 7, to work out an agreement on the future of the city’s fire department. A joint ad hoc committee of the two agencies met last week to work out details acceptable to

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$49 ART SALE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE SATURDAY

A unique sale at Copper mountain College Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you to the 49 buck art sale… Back by popular demand, the Copper Mountain College’s Fine Arts Program opens the 49 Bucks Art Sale on Saturday, December 5 at 4 p.m. in the College’s Bell Center. Artists from

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SHERIFF’S TOY DRIVE AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will hold a toy drive and pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m., Saturday, December 5, in their parking lot. Bring a new, unwrapped toy, or a monetary donation, and get a pancake breakfast prepared by Joshua Springs Bible College. The toys will be distributed

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STATE ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES ON THE Z107.7 UP CLOSE SHOW TOMORROW

California Assemblyman Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley will be the guest on the Z107.7 Up Close Show tomorrow, Friday, December 4. Mayes, the former chief of staff for county supervisor Janice Rutherford and former Yucca Valley mayor, will take over as minority leader of the California Assembly next month. Call

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HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR IN YUCCA VALLEY

Holiday shopping from local craft vendors is available this Saturday. Reporter David Knutson says many vendors will be at the Yucca Valley Community Center… Tackle your holiday shopping and get unique gifts for friends and family at the Town of Yucca Valley’s Holiday Craft Faire. You will find new gift

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THE HILARIOUS “FARNDALE CHRISTAMS CAROL” AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 is getting rave reviews and audiences talking about how funny the show is after opening “Farndale Christmas Carol.” If you are looking for a good laugh this holiday season, bring your family (and the visiting friends and relatives too) to see this hilarious, over-the-top comedy. Directed by veteran

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LETTERS TO SANTA DUE FRIDAY AT THE YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

Yucca Valley Recreation is helping Santa Claus this year by collecting letters for Santa. Reporter Ashton Henry says those letters need to be in by Friday afternoon… Santa’s elves will be in Yucca Valley to pick up children’s Christmas letters to Santa Claus. Friday, December 4th is the last day

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY ART AND CRAFT FAIR SATURDAY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold its annual holiday art and craft fair Saturday, December 5, from 9 to 2. The sale will include 25 desert artists and crafters selling art, jewelry, baked goods, baskets, toys, Christmas ornaments, ceramics, and textiles. Refreshments will be available as well as a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TAKING HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS

Nominations are being taken for the Twentynine Palms High School Hall of Fame. Reporter David Haldane tells you how to make that nomination… Do you know a Twentynine Palms High School graduate who’s made a difference? If so, Derek Keith wants to hear from you. He’s activities director at the

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YUCCA MESA ASSOCIATION LOOKING FOR VENDORS FOR SATURDAY SWAP MEET

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is soliciting vendors for its first Saturday swap meet this Saturday, December 5. Vendors start setting up at 7 a.m. and the swap meet is from 8 to 2. Vendor spaces are available for $15 each. A minimum of 10 vendors are needed for the

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CHP LOOKING FOR JOSHUA TREE HIT AND RUN DRIVER

The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help in finding a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. According to CHP Officer Joan Griffin, about 12:30 p.m., Jan Jueschke, 43, of Yucca Valley, was driving a white 2011 Dodge Caravan owned by the County

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PUBLIC MEETING ON BLM OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE PLAN SATURDAY

The Alliance for Responsible Recreation will hold a public information hearing about the Western Mojave route management plan for off-highway vehicles Saturday, December 5. The meeting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 6213 East Parkway, in Joshua Tree. The meeting is an opportunity

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER LAUDS STAFF MEMBERS

The Hi-Desert Medical Center recently lauded some of their dedicated staff members. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the kudos… In November, Hi-Desert Medical Center honored staff who demonstrated the Medical Center’s core values in profound ways. Awards for “teamwork” went to Dan Olds and Kenneth Nicholas, both from engineering, and to

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ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO WARRANT ARREST

A fugitive who was arrested in February, and again in September, accused of possessing stolen property, was arrested again Tuesday on a routine traffic stop. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a white Chevy S10 truck about 1 a.m. Tuesday morning near Coyote Trail and Cherokee Trail in

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EXPIRED REGISTRATION LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

An expired license registration led to an arrest of a Joshua Tree who was found with drugs early Sunday morning. About 1 a.m., a deputy stopped a 2001 Ford with expired tags near Mountain View Trail and Amador Trail in Yucca Valley. Driving the vehicle was Michael Holland, 58, who

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HOLIDAY ART AND CRAFT FAIR AT 29 PALMS GALLERY

A holiday tradition this weekend as the 29 Palms Art gallery hosts their annual Holiday Art and Craft Fair this weekend. Reporter David Knutson has details… The annual Holiday Art and Craft Faire at the historic 29 Palms Art Gallery will is going on Saturday, December 5, from 9 a.m.

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ART HISTORY LECTURE AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY TOMORROW NIGHT

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will host an art lecture on California art history by art historian Marjorie Franklin from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow night, Thursday, December 3. There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door of the 29 Palms Art Gallery on Cottonwood Drive.

OPEN HOUSE AT THE YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER, NEW MANAGER NAMED

The Yucca Valley animal shelter will hold an open house Saturday, December 5, from 11 to 5. Tours of the animal shelter will be offered, along with refreshments. In addition, the open house kicks off a week-long low-cost adoption event through December 12, in which adoption fees for dogs and

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETING CANCELED

The regular Joshua Basin District Water board of directors meeting scheduled for December 2, has been canceled. The next regular meeting is scheduled for December 16.

THEATRE 29 TO DISPLAY CUSTOMIZED FUND-RAISING BRICKS

Theatre 29 has big plans for its new Serenity Patio just to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant Simi Dabah sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that you, too, can be

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