29 PALMS ART GALLERY APPRECIATES THEIR VOLUNTEERS

A “Rise-and-Shine” volunteer appreciation breakfast was held at the 29 Palms Art Gallery on Saturday, September 20. The event celebrated nearly 30 volunteers and docents who help to keep the doors open at the gallery and gift shop throughout the year. A Founders Award was presented to board member Vickie

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53rd YUCCA MESA BIRTHDAY POTLUCK FRIDAY

This Friday, September 26, starting promptly at 6:00 p.m., the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will celebrate their 53rd Birthday potluck dinner. If you would like to participate please bring a dish to serve 6-8 as well as your plates and flat wear. Birthday cake will be provided by YMIA so

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18TH ANNUAL STARRY NIGHTS FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

The annual Starry Nights Festival is this weekend in the Yucca Mesa area. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has your invitation… The 18th annual Starry Nights Festival is set to take place on Friday, September 26, and Saturday, September 27. On Friday, join the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association for the celebration of

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Joshua Springs Lightning girls’ volleyball team will host Desert Christian School tomorrow at home. First serve is at 5:30.

MISSING YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN FOUND DECEASED IN LANDERS

A Yucca Valley woman reported missing Saturday morning was found deceased Monday evening in Landers. Dayle Will, 68, the wife of Morongo Unified School District Trustee Ed Will, left her home in Yucca Valley at about 7:00 a.m. When she did not return as expected, Will reported her missing. Four

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, STAFFING ON AGENDA

The agenda for the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting tonight is slim. Reporter Dan Stork says there will be one discussion related to filling the city’s top staff positions, in addition to a consent agenda that includes public art, a construction award, and a contract with Theatre 29… The Twentynine

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY SPOUSE ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday night after he choked his girlfriend during a fight. According to a Sheriff’s report, Robert Bolin, 48, of the 7500 block of Joshua Lane, pushed his girlfriend to the ground several times, then put her in a choke hold, causing her to nearly

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a public hearing will be held… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will be discussing the Town’s development code at its meeting tonight. The commissioners will review the draft code, take public comment, and provide direction to staff. Next,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS OLD TIMERS OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society has announced the creation of the Old Timers of the Year Award. The award honors an early or long-term resident who has contributed significantly to the development or betterment of the City of Twentynine Palms. The inaugural winners are Nolan Lockwood, Bruce Arnett, and Marilyn

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS, BOARD VACANCY ON AGENDA

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board will meet in both water and fire business tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says, among other items, they will decide how to fill an opening on their board… The Twentynine Palms Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, September 24, starting at 6:00

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PRAYER EVENT TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

See You at the Pole is a nationwide annual gathering of Christians at a flagpole to pray. In the Morongo Basin, the gathering is sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association, and will be held at the flag pole in Veterans’ Park in Twentynine Palms from 7 to 8 a.m.

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JOSHUA TREE VFW POKER RUN THIS SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree VFW will hold its second annual Poker Run Saturday, September 27. The ride, which will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, is open to all riders. The registration fee is $25 or $30 for a rider and passenger. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and kick-stands up at 11

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A MARATHON AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TOMORROW NIGHT

The truly dedicated stargazer will enjoy a marathon event tomorrow night at Sky’s the Limit. Reporter Cassie Zimarik gets out her telescope and a jacket… Hardy stargazers are invited to a Messier Marathon on Wednesday, September 24 at Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center, located just outside the entrance

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans volleyball team travelled up the hill to take on the Big Bear Bears yesterday. The varsity team fell in three straight sets. Coach Matt Jennings said the Bears came out swinging and it proved to be too much for Yucca Valley. Despite the

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SHERIFF’S LOOKING FOR MISSING YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in searching for a 68-year-old Yucca Valley woman. Dayle Will left her home in the 7400 block of Church Street about 7 a.m. Saturday morning driving a white 2005 Dodge Caravan with a California personalized plate that reads “Gladly.” She has

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REMAINS OF MISSING JOSHUA TREE WOMAN FOUND

The remains of a missing Joshua Tree woman were found Sunday. The County Coroner’s office said Nola Taylor, 84, was reported missing Thursday, September 11. Her vehicle was subsequently found along a dirt road in Twentynine Palms, about 1.3 miles east of the Indian Cove Ranger Station. The car appeared

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WONDER VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE ISSUES IN TOMORROW’S COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEETING

The County Board of Supervisors will treat two issues of local interest at their next meeting tomorrow. Reporter Dan Stork says those issues relate to Wonder Valley roads and a Joshua Tree park… At its September 23 meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will take up an issue

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VEHICLE FIRE SHUTS DOWN HWY 247 SUNDAY NIGHT

A vehicle fire on Old Woman Springs Road shut down traffic on the highway for about 15 minutes last night. County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard said Yucca Mesa fire fighters were called to the fire at 8:49 p.m.; when they arrived on the scene at State Route 247 and Aberdeen,

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Tuesday, September 23, at the Little Church of the Desert in Twentynine Palms from 2 to 6:30 p.m. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may

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UNITY HOME OFFERING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRAINING

Morongo Basin Unity Home will be presenting the 40-hour state mandated domestic violence training every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., beginning September 25, through October 24. The classes run for five weeks and will be held at the outreach office in Joshua Tree. The classes are free,

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