REACH-OUT HOLIDAY BRUNCH VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY SATURDAY

Reach Out Morongo Basin will be hosting its annual holiday brunch and volunteer appreciation day this Saturday, December 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center on Adobe Road, across from fire station. With the year rapidly coming to a close, Reach Out would like

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GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP MENS’ FELLOWSHIP TONIGHT

Gospel Fellowship in Twentynine Palms offers a men’s fellowship at 7 p.m. every second Thursday. The fellowship includes speakers who discuss men’s issues. The church is located at 5898 Adobe Road.

TELL SANTA WHAT YOU WANT AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

It’s time to tell Santa what you want. Reporter Dan Stork says kids can do just that at the Joshua Tree Library… School-age children and their families are invited to the Santa’s workshop holiday program at the Joshua Tree Library on Saturday, December 13, from 1:00 to 3:00. Children can

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TEAMS LAUDED AT BANQUET

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan volleyball teams had their awards banquet Sunday, December 7, in the school’s multi-purpose room. The awards given out were Most Improved: freshman Lily Murillo; Emily Vigrass in junior varsity; and Haley Rayburn in varsity. Most valuable player for offense: freshman Zena Yakimow; Kyley

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball lost a non-league road game to the San Jacinto Tigers, 61-32. Ashley Priest led the scoring with 13 points while Savannah Beasley chipped in six points and Taylor Spitz added five points. The team is now 3-2 on the season and hit the road again

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AN ARREST AFTER SHOTS ARE FIRED ABOARD THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

A Twentynine Palms man is celebrating his birthday today in jail, following his arrest early Sunday morning aboard the Marine Base. Mark Blake, 31, today, is accused of felony spouse abuse after he pointed a gun at his wife and shot into the ceiling of a home in the 7100

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BOY HIT BY CAR IN JOSHUA TREE TUESDAY NIGHT

We have a few more details about a boy who was hit by a car in Joshua Tree last night. According to the California Highway Patrol, Beverly Walker, 41, of Joshua Tree, was driving a 2002 Honda eastbound on Alta Loma Drive about 7 p.m. As she neared Olympic Drive,

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A CONTENTIOUS CHANGING OF THE GUARD FOR THE TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL

A contentious city council meeting last night. The only Twentynine Palms City Council meeting this month was expected to be strictly celebratory and ceremonial, with fond goodbyes to departing members and hearty welcomes to newcomers. Reporter Dan Stork says it didn’t turn out that way, exactly… Before John Cole, McArthur

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WOMAN ARRESTED SQUATTING IN HOME WITH STOLEN JEEP

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Monday morning after she was found squatting at a home with a stolen Jeep. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of a home in the 6900 block of Lennox Avenue in Yucca Valley had secured the location with a locksmith on Friday, but

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PUBLIC’S HELP SOUGHT IN THEFT OF ATV

Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in a Yucca Valley burglary. During the night of Wednesday, December 3, unknown suspects cut a locked cable and stole a red, 2003 Kasea Skyhawk all-terrain vehicle from a home in the 7100 block of Seymour Drive. The quad was pushed to

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL SWEARS IN MEMBERS, NAMES NEW MAYOR

The Yucca Valley Town Council met last night, swearing in council members, naming a mayor and mayor pro tem. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there, and files this report…

Robert Lombardo closed out his term as mayor of Yucca Valley by giving a State of the Town address, in which

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT TO TURN OPERATIONS OVER

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will sign a letter of intent by the end of this week, to begin negotiations to affiliate the hospital with Tenet Healthcare Corporation. At its special meeting last Wednesday, the board voted unanimously to enter into a 30-year lease with Tenet, who will

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COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will hold a special closed session and open meeting tomorrow. The trustees will meet in closed session at 2 p.m. to discuss recruitment and employment of a superintendent/president. The board will convene in open session at 3. After swearing in the board members,

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PIONEERTOWN WATER FRUSTRATION: A SPECIAL REPORT

Pioneertown residents are frustrated. When citizens hit dead-ends in their dealings with government, they often turn to media in frustration for help. Sometimes we can’t get straight answers when we seek confirmation, or any answers at all. Then we look for other sources, and go with what we’ve got. Reporter

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, December 11, at MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. Under old business, the board will receive administrative and operations reports. The board will then go into closed session to discuss property negotiations for

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight, (Wednesday, December 10), are airport use and tie-down rental agreements, land acquisition, and a meeting about air space with the Twentynine Palms Marine Base. Under new business, the directors will discuss sponsoring

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN FAMILY NIGHT TONIGHT

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley has changed the night for its family dinner and game night. This month the family night is Wednesday, December 10, at 6:00 p.m. The church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail, in Yucca Valley.

ANNUAL TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL WINTER CONCERT TONIGHT

The talented music program at Twentynine Palms High School will give their winter concert tomorrow evening. Entertainment Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The music department at Twentynine Palms High School offers their annual winter concert. Under the direction of Mr. Mays, the choir students take the stage offering festive

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Basketball team Wildcats played the first home opener Tuesday night against Citrus Valley High School out of Redlands. Coach Michael Schneider said the Wildcats overcame a late 5-point deficit, and hit clutch free throws from D’Shaun Barrett with three-tenths of second on the clock to

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MAN TASED AND ARRESTED AFTER SHOTS FIRED IN YUCCA VALLEY HOME

A Yucca Valley man was tased and arrested Saturday morning after he shot a gun into his home’s ceiling and threatened his girlfriend with the gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, Timothy Jackson, 47, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 7500 block of Fox Trail about11:30 a.m. when Jackson

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