ANOTHER MARIJUANA RAID, THIS TIME IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Five people were arrested in Twentynine Palms yesterday during a drug raid. Sheriff deputies from the Narcotics division were at a residence in the 1200 block of Luna Mesa about noon Wednesday and arrested five people for investigation of cultivating marijuana for sale: Thomas Page, 46, of Joshua Tree; David

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CRUDE OIL PIPELINE MAY GO THROUGH THE MORONGO BASIN

At their meeting earlier this week, the Yucca Valley Town Council heard of plans which could bring a major crude-oil pipeline right through our pristine Morongo basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details……

The Yucca Valley Town Council heard a presentation at its meeting Tuesday night about the Questar Southern

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL IN BRIEF SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight to select two members to serve on the sub-division ad-hoc committee. The meeting will be held in the Mesquite Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center.

FAMILY FUN AT SATURDAY’S OKTOBERFEST IN YUCCA VALLEY

It’s time to start practicing holding your beer steins for Oktoberfest, a fund-raising event sponsored by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. The gates open at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 21, and the first contest—a stein holding and carrying contest—begins at 4. Other contests will be a

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PLANS ACTIVITIES

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church of Yucca Valley will hold a men’s breakfast 8:30 a.m. this Saturday, September 21, at Carrows in Yucca Valley. The church will hold a family berry and apple picking excursion Sunday, September 22, at Los Rios Rancho in Oak Glen. To carpool, meet at the church

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SHERIFF RAIDS YUCCA VALLEY INTERNET GAMBLING CAFÉ

A Sheriff’s truck loaded with computer monitorsseized from the Boom Town Internet Café inYucca Valley.

The last known illegal online gambling café in Yucca Valley was shut down yesterday following a joint raid by the Sheriff’s department and the California Department of Justice. Boom Town Internet Café, in a

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DRIVER WHO KNOCKED OVER YUCCA VALLEY DENNY’S SIGN SOUGHT

The Yucca Valley Denny’s sign lies mangledafter a vehicle crashed into it.

The Sheriff’s Department is searching for the driver who crashed a pick-up truck into the Denny’s sign in Yucca Valley Monday morning and fled. About 5:30 a.m., an unidentified man drove a 2004 Dodge truck into the

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A SLOW AND CAREFUL YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in what Managing Editor Tami Roleff says was a relatively calm session…

Slow and careful deliberations were the order of the day at last night’s nearly 3-hour-long meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council. The Council took more than an hour just to go

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SCHOOL BOARD REVISES ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY

The Morongo Unified School Board met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said they adjusted athletic eligibility policy for all sports after 20 years, set a student teacher ratio, and will hire eight new teachers…

Responding to public outcry at last week’s special meeting, the Morongo Unified School District Board of

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO HEAR WASTEWATER TREATMENT POLICIES TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will hear from the State water quality board tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look…

Representatives from the Colorado Regional Water Quality Control Board will give a presentation at the Hi-Desert Water District’s Board of Directors meeting tonight. The presentation will be on

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OPEN HOUSE AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT

This reminder: Yucca Valley High School will celebrate Back to School Night, tonight, at 6:00 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Lady Trojans from Yucca Valley High School travelled to Indio High School to take on the Lady Rajahs volleyball teams yesterday. They defeated the Lady Rajahs 3-0. Coach Matt Jennings said the team served the ball well with a 93 percent serving percentage. From the service line Chelsea Mondary

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM CONTRACT AND A PIPELINE ON THE AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Among items of interest are a contract with the registrar for Hi-Desert Nature Museum and discussion of converting a pipeline…

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in regular session at 6:00 tonight. On the consent agenda, the Council will

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS, ATHLETIC ELIGIBIITY ON AGENDA

Athletic eligibility is likely to be the focus of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting for this evening. Dan Stork previews what else will be going on…

A late addition to the action agenda of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting for September 17

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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT WEDNESDAY AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Yucca Valley High School will celebrate Back-to-School Night, tomorrow night, Wednesday, September 18, at 6:00 p.m. The night’s activities will kick off in the Trojan Gym with a performance by the award winning Trojan Marching Band. The teachers and staff look forward to meeting as many parents as possible and

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Lady Cats tennis team will host Cathedral City at home tomorrow, starting at 3:15. The Lady Cat volleyball team hosts Cathedral City at home starting at 4:30. The Yucca Valley High school girls’ volleyball team travels to Indio

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL BEATS CITRUS VALLEY

The number 11 seed Yucca Valley High School Football team defeated the number 5 seeded Citrus Valley Blackhawks 20-7 Thursday night at Trojan Stadium. Coach Tim Cannavo said, “The Trojan defense held Citrus to 182 total yards and caused five turnovers and two sacks.” Joey Rutherford had nine tackles and

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LOCAL RESTAURANTS WINNERS OF

About 500 people tempted their taste buds at the sixth annual Taste of the Morongo Basin Friday night. The culinary event is a fundraiser for the Joshua Tree Rotary Club; proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations and go toward scholarships for area high school students. Awards went to Sam’s Pizza and

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MUSIC LINE-UP FOR THIS WEEKENDS YUCCA VALLEY OKTOBERFEST

Yucca Valley’s Oktoberfest in September is this Saturday evening. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the entertainment will feature some very popular and fun local musicians…

The Kalifornia Krauts aren’t a new kind of cabbage, but a polka band from Yucca Valley. Brothers Chris and Aaron Poland, and Chris and David

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COIN THEFT INVESTIGATION NETS FIVE ARRESTS

The Sheriff’s Department has arrested five people in connection with the theft of more than $150,000 worth of gold and silver coins in August in Landers. Sheriff’s investigators say a resident in the 60700 block of Adele Road reported the burglary August 7; Robby Sims, 59, of Landers, was the

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