13TH YUCCA VALLEY SUNSET ROTARY DESERT SOIREE SATURDAY NIGHT

The sweetest event in the desert, the 13th Annual Dessert Soiree, will be a night of fabulous food, wine, and auctions. The highlight of the evening, the popular $1,000 Deal or No Deal game, will be expanded to include an auction of four of the 10 cases. The Sunset Rotary

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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 are correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission, airport agreements, and airport aircraft tie-down rental agreements. Under new business, the directors will discuss the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems, and notice

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LEARN THE ART OF FLINT KNAPPING AT A LECTURE TONIGHT

A fascinating lecture on an ancient Native American craft will be given at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik invites you to learn about flint knapping…

As part of the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Second Wednesday Lecture Series, Tony Soares, a flint knapper, potter, and

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HI-DESERT WATER ASSESSMENT BALLOTS TO BE COUNTED TOMORROW

All ballots for the proposed formation of the Hi-Desert Water District’s assessment district must be turned in before tomorrow morning’s 9 a.m. public hearing by the water district. The water district board of directors will begin the meeting with a vote to approve the purchase of 10 pieces of equipment.

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YUCCA VALLEY SEEKS INPUT ON PEDESTRIAN AND BIKE ROUTES AND TRAILS

If you have an idea about new pedestrian and bike routes and trails in Yucca Valley, then mark your calendars to attend a special workshop tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the town of Yucca Valley is seeking public input…

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission and the town’s Parks, Recreation,

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“BILOXI BLUES” OPENING NIGHT GALA THIS FRIDAY

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley opens “Biloxi Blues,” by Neil Simon, this Friday with a gala fundraiser benefiting two charities: the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and the Gladys Carol Scholarship Program, Inc for local youth. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to get tickets… Arrive at

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boy’s tennis team will host San Bernardino in a CIF-Division 5 wild card playoff round today at 3:00.

The Twentynine Palms High School boys varsity tennis team traveled to the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens for the DeAnza League individual finals Thursday and Friday. The Wildcats

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FULL HOUSE AT OPENING OF STATE SENATOR’S YUCCA VALLEY OFFICE

Elected and appointed government officials, as well as business owners and residents packed the new district office of state Senator Jean Fuller during an open house Friday. Fuller represents the 16th Senate District, which covers the Morongo Basin. Fuller’s field representative is Jim Schooler, who will hold office hours Tuesday,

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CHP OFFERS CLASS FOR MATURE DRIVERS

A special class for older drivers is being offered by the local CHP office tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up for the “Drive Smart” class… Morongo Basin Area drivers age 55 and older are invited to attend the upcoming “Age Well, Drive Smart” classes offered by

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HI-DESERT CHORUS CONCERT THIS COMING WEEKEND

The Hi-Desert Chorus will hold its spring concert this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17 in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. The doors open at 2, with the concert starting at 2:30. Under the leadership of new Director, Jeff Lantz, the concert will

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SCHOOL BOARD CALLS SPECIAL WORKSHOP MEETING FOR TOMORROW

The MUSD Board of Education has inserted a special meeting between regular meetings. Reporter Dan Stork says it’s split between multiple work/study sessions, and a closed session…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education is holding a special meeting on Tuesday, May 12. It starts at 5 p.m., at

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MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN NAMED DESERT HOT SPRINGS CHIEF

The captain of the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station will be leaving to become chief of police of the Desert Hot Springs police department. Dale Mondary, who has been with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for 24 years, said his last day with the Sheriff’s Department will be June 12.

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FORMER SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ORDERED HELD FOR TRIAL

A former school bus driver from Twentynine Palms charged with lewd acts with a child, possession of child pornography, and using a concealed camera was ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing Thursday. Managing editor Tami Roleff was in court yesterday, and files this report…

Sheriff’s investigators told of

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HIGH WINDS BLAMED FOR YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE FIRE

Yesterday’s high winds are blamed for a house fire in Yucca Valley. According to County Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, at 2:40 p.m., a passer-by called in the small vegetation fire behind the rear of a vacant house in the 6400 block of Fortuna Avenue. Viloria said wind gusts of 35

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COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TUESDAY

A local resource fair will be held by Copper Mountain College this coming Tuesday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what services will be provided…

Copper Mountain College hosts a free community resource fair this Tuesday, May 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in 300 Quad on the main campus.

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LETTER CARRIERS COLLECTING FOOD TOMORROW

On Saturday, May 9, letter carriers across the Morongo Basin will be collecting food for families in need. Collect and bag non-perishable food items like canned meats, soups, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, and rice. Place the bag of food by your mail box Saturday for your mail carrier

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SQUARE DANCING IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

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

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APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR THERESA MIKE SCHOLARSHIP

Select area students are invited to apply for the Theresa Mike Scholarship. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells us who can, and how to, apply…

Applications are now being accepted for Theresa A. Mike Scholarship which range from $500 to $5000. Applicants must be high school students, recent high school graduates, or

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Thirteen athletes from Twentynine Palms High School advanced from the De Anza League finals to the CIF preliminary track and field meet. Coach Ronda Morton said the top performer of the day was Kerenza Robinson who won the 1600 meter, 800 meter, and 4×400 meter relay, and was shy a

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“HAT’S OFF TO MOTHERS” SATURDAY AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN

Tickets are still available for a luncheon and fashion show at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley. Saturday’s “Hats off to Mothers” event features fashions from Draper’s and Damon’s and modeled by church members, music, and raffles. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or by calling

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