PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE AWES LOCAL RESIDENTS

From local schools, National Park Service, Sky’s the Limit and more, hundreds of local residents gathered to safely view a partial solar eclipse visible in our Morongo Basin yesterday. Starting at 2:07, the moon traveled between the Earth and the sun, and cast its shadow on the sun. In the

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2ND ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The 2nd Annual Oktoberfest will oom-pah its way into Yucca Valley with our own Pat Michaels handling the emcee duties. Reporter Dan Stork has your invitation… The Yucca Valley Rotary’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest and Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25, will feature the Poland Brothers and the Warsaw Group with

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN MORONGO VALLEY MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership had a problem delivering surplus food for local food banks to distribute to low-income residents in the Morongo Basin on Monday. Food will be distributed in Morongo Valley on Monday, October 27, at Church of the Lighted Cross, 11518 Elbow Lane, from 8 to 10 a.m.

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ART EXHIBITION AT BOXOHOUSE THIS WEEKEND

An artist who created artwork as she traveled around the United States on her way to an artist’s residency in Joshua Tree, will hold an exhibition of her completed art this weekend. BoxoHouse in Joshua Tree will feature Heather L. Johnson’s show, “In Search of the Frightening and Beautiful: A

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DESERT RUN FUNDRAISER A HUGE SUCCESS

The recent Desert Run, a fundraiser for the local Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team, was a huge success. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells us who the winners were… The 35th Annual Desert Run, held earlier this month, is a fundraiser than raises money for the Morongo Basin Search and Rescue

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PRIME RIB DINNER AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will hold a prime rib dinner Saturday, October 25, to celebrate the post’s 36th birthday. Tickets are $15 and are only available in advance at the canteen. Prime rib will be served from 1 to 4 p.m. There is no Sunday breakfast

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SQUARE DANCING TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. Cliff Simpson will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Bob Paul will be cueing rounds from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. and between

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REGISTER NOW FOR YUCCA VALLEY YOUTH BASKETBALL

Registration is underway for the Yucca Valley Recreation Youth Basketball League. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get signed up… Registration for the Town of Yucca Valley Youth Basketball League is underway and will continue through November 21. The program opens on November 22 with a player evaluation clinic

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FLAG FOOTBALL SIGNUPS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its co-ed youth flag football league. Girls and boys ages 7-14 are eligible to register. Previous experience is not necessary. All participants will be placed on a team regardless of their skill level. Registrations will be accepted at the

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ALL THREE LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAMS AT HOME TONIGHT

Morongo Basin residents will be able to watch all three local high schools play football at home tonight. It’s homecoming in Twentynine Palms, and the Wildcats will host the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles at home on the junior high football field.

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team

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SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES FORUM LAST NIGHT

A forum for Morongo Unified School District Board of Education candidates drew an audience of about 70, dominated by District employees last night. Reporter Dan Stork tells what they were asked, and hones in on a question that exposed individual priorities… The dozen questions posed to school board candidates ranged

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FOUR SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES PLACED ON LEAVE IN FBI INVESTIGATION

This Monday and Tuesday, four San Bernardino County deputy sheriffs involved in a West Valley Detention Center investigation by the FBI were placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation into mistreatment of inmates. In March, Sheriff John McMahon ordered an internal investigation into the allegations. A

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TICKETS SELLING FAST FOR “YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” AT THEATRE 29

The hilarious production of “Young Frankenstein” is setting records at Theatre 29. Reporter Caitlin Logan explains that even if the website says sold out, you may still be able to get in… Tickets are selling fast for Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein,” as directed by Gary Daigneault. The theatre has overflow

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT NAMES NEW BOARD MEMBER; TABLES RATE INCREASE ACTION

Last night, the Twentynine Palms Water District met in a special meeting to discuss raising water rates. After much discussion, a conclusion was not reached and the action on raising rates was tabled until the next meeting in November. The Directors want to find the cheapest increase that will still

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OKTOBERFEST THIS SATURDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Oktoberfest is set for this Saturday in Yucca Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites to come out and get your oom-pah on… Oktoberfest is right around the corner scheduled for October 25, and many fun activities are on this year’s agenda. Some of the activities include the Safe and Sane Grand

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TOP PIONEER DAYS PARADE SCHOOL FLOAT ANNOUNCED

For Pioneer Days this year, the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce invited schools to take part in the Pioneer Days Parade Float Challenge. The competition was suggested by a teacher to encourage schools to participate and compete in a contest which would team parents, students, and teachers in the task

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JOSHUA TREE HALLOWEEN HAUNT THIS SATURDAY

This Saturday, October 25, the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District will be hosting a Halloween Haunt Festival from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy an evening filled with frightful fun. There will be activity booths such as, win a fish, painting, ring toss, cake walk, photo booth, and more.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL INTERACT CLUB BUSY WITH COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Interact Club is upholding a proud tradition of community service. ROP broadcasting student Sharon Squyres tells of some of their activities… The Twentynine Palms High School helps your community through the Interact Club. Some of our projects include canned food drives, community clean sweeps, and

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BLOOD DRIVE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Friday, October 24, at Twentynine Palms High School, from 7 to 3. Donors must be at last 15 years old to give blood, and those aged 15 or 16 must have signed parental consent forms, available from any donor center.

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KIDS IN COSTUME INVITED TO FINAL SEASON MANE STREET STAMPEDE SHOW

After the Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show performs its last show of the season this Saturday, October 25, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Pioneertown, they are asking kids in attendance to show up in their Halloween costumes for a parade after the show to participate in showing off

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