BACKPACK GIVEAWAY BY SPRIT AND TRUTH CENTER SATURDAY

The Spirit and Truth Worship Center of Twentynine Palms will give away back packs for students in grades K through 12 on Saturday, August 16. The backpacks will be filled with school supplies and will be available at five locations in Twentynine Palms from 8 to 10: El Paseo Apartments,

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REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

It’s time to start thinking about school again. Reporter Dan Stork has the registration schedule for Yucca Valley High School… Yucca Valley High School Registration begins Monday, August 18. The process starts in the YVHS Library. If you received a notice from the library, please bring your books to turn

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS CAR WASH AND RUMMAGE SALE SATURDAY

The Yucca Valley High School Varsity Cheerleading Team’s Booster Club will hold a car wash and rummage sale from 9 to 4 on Saturday, August 16, at The Estate Sale Marketplace, located on the corner of Kickapoo Trail and Twentynine Palms Highway (across from 7-11). Car wash tickets are available

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES HOOKAH LOUNGE, LIMITS HOME FIREARMS SALES

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission met in regular session last night, an approval for a hookah lounge and limits on home firearms businesses were discussed. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report… Most of the public comment during the Yucca Valley Planning Commission meeting last night about

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PIONEER DAYS TAKING GRAND MARSHALL NOMINATIONS

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominees for this year’s 2014 Pioneer Days Grand Marshal. The Grand Marshal honor is bestowed on those who dedicate themselves to the betterment of the community. Past Pioneer Days have recognized those who have rooted themselves, fostered kinships, and helped shape the

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FOUNDATION SPONSORS OPENING NIGHT OF “THE 39 STEPS” FRIDAY

The madcap comedy, “The 39 Steps” opens Friday with a Gala opening night celebration sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Rotary Club. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get tickets… The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club will be hosting the opening night of the hysterically madcap spy mystery, “The 39 Steps,”

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AUDITIONS FOR “YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” AT THEATRE 29 MONDAY

Theatre 29 announces auditions for the musical “Young Frankenstein” will be this Monday evening. The musical comedy utilizes an ensemble cast of 25 characters ranging in age from mid-20s through mid-50s. All parts are open and available and all actors are encouraged to audition. A wickedly inspired re-imagining of the

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO CONSIDER POSTPONING ASSESSMENT BALLOT TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will consider putting off the mail-in ballot for the sewer system assessment district tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors special meeting held last Thursday is continued to another special meeting tonight. Among the items on

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 16. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:00 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. The summer Milky Way begins to appear overhead as darkness falls. A special telescope will allow observers to see the Veil

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KIDS CRAFTS SATURDAY AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

The Twentynine Palms Library is having a kid’s craft this Saturday, August 16. Children of all ages are invited to drop by any time between 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. to create a shiny, embossed foil pendant. Design your very own foil pendant with foil, markers and sequins; add some

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet in both closed and regular session tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agendas… Copper Mountain College will have their regular meeting on Thursday, August 14, starting with a closed session at 1 p.m. During this session, the Board of Trustees will evaluate themselves

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HOSPITAL BOARD MET TUESDAY NIGHT

The Hospital Board met last night, starting with a closed session. The open meeting recognized the hospital’s tobacco free committee, and Breanna Ingels and Bobbie Bachman named as nursing scholarship winners. After a long consent agenda the board evaluated goals for CEO Robert Tyk and approved the remodeling of their

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting Wednesday, August 13, are correspondence from the Local Agency Formation Commission, airport use and aircraft tie-down agreements, and the report about the TSA airport inspection. The meeting will start at 6:30 in the

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LOCAL HOME VALUES GO UP, EXCEPT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Recently released figures show most of the Morongo Basin is recovering steadily from the real estate mortgage bubble burst that caused a deep recession nationally, except for Twentynine Palms. According to Data Quick of San Diego, over the past 12 months, Yucca Valley saw a 52 percent increase in the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED

The regular Twentynine Palms City Council meeting scheduled for tonight will not be held. The next meeting of the Council will be held on Tuesday, August 26, at 6 p.m.

MORONGO BASIN MAC SUPPORTS HIGHWAY 247 AS SCENIC HIGHWAY

What’s special about special districts, and what is to be gained from declaring Highway 247 a scenic road? Reporter Dan Stork heard some answers at the Morongo Basic Municipal Advisory Council meeting… In the featured informational presentation at the Monday, August 11, meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC, County Special

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EXPIRED REGISTRATION LEADS TO TWO ARRESTS

Two people were arrested Thursday after drugs were found in their possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a car for expired registration tags shortly before midnight Thursday near Pawnee and Sunland in Yucca Valley. The driver, Brittany Rice, 22, of Yucca Valley, was on felony probation and

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY SATURDAY

All those old prescription drugs can be a danger to your family and our water supply. The Hi-Desert Medical Center will take those off your hands. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details on drug take-back day this Saturday… Every year, thousands of pounds of prescription drugs end up in landfills.

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next clean-up for the Joshua tree Clean Team will be tomorrow, August 13, at 7 a.m. at the Joshua Tree Post Office. Anyone interested is encouraged to join them for one short hour of work. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves, and water available to make the

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DRUM CIRCLE THURSDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Nationally known Joshua Tree percussionist Sam Sloneker will facilitate a community drum circle Thursday, August 14, at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church, Onaga at Church Street in Yucca Valley, during Dr. Lou Gerhardt’s weekly Positive Living seminar. The drum circle and seminar

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