SCHOOL DISTRICT TO GET NEARLY $1,000,000 FROM DOD

Morongo Unified School District has a history of garnering financial support from the Department of Defense. Dan Stork says that record of success continues… Morongo Unified received a Department of Defense Education Grant to improve STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for secondary schools that serve over 50 percent

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CMC FOUNDATION TO RAFFLE OFF NEW HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE

A brand new 2013 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail motorcycle will be raffled off, with the proceeds going to the newly named, but still-not-built, Christine Proudfoot Student Activity Center at Copper Mountain College. The Rotary Clubs of Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, and Yucca Valley have launched a campaign by selling raffle tickets

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

The Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet Monday, October 7, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30; the meeting begins promptly at 1 p.m. The afternoon will begin with a live auction of hand-made, finished and unfinished quilts, and other miscellaneous quilting items.

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WINS FOR BOTH YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TEAMS

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan varsity girls’ volleyball team beat Desert Mirage last night at Trojan gym. Highlights of the match Chelsea LeBoutillier, 17 kills, 20 for 20 serves; Ashley Priest, 13 kills; Chelsea Mondary, 31 assists; Cassidy Sterling, 16 for 16 serves, Sarah Jennings, 17 for 17

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TOMORROW’S HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team will host the Rosamond High School Road Runners at home. The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team will travel away to Cathedral City. Kick off for both games is at 7 p.m.

TWO ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED MOTORCYCLE PURSUIT AND CRASH

Two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Wednesday morning following a high-speed chase on Highway 62 and through Yucca Valley neighborhoods at speeds of up to 120 miles per hour. According to CHP and Sheriff reports, shortly before 7 a.m. yesterday, Jason Yoho, 31, was riding a Suzuki GSXR 750 motorcycle

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 2: COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP ALLOCATIONS

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session. Managing Editor Tami Roleff broke her report into two parts, yesterday mandatory spay and neuter for pit bull dogs; today in part 2, community partnerships…

Yucca Valley Mayor Merl Abel cuts the ribbon officially opening the new playground equipment at

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HWY 62 ARTS TOURS COLLECTIVE SHOW RECEPTION TOMORROW

The collective exhibit for the 2013 Hwy. 62 Art Tours is open at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. Reporter Taylor Thacker says an artist’s reception is set for tomorrow … The 12th annual Hwy 62 Art Tours returns to the Morongo Basin to showcase at first in Landers, Yucca Valley,

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NO JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Unfortunately, there will be no junior varsity football game as part of this Friday’s Homecoming at Yucca Valley High School. Due to a rash of injuries and a shortage of players, Rosamond High School will not have a JV team available for this week’s game. The undefeated Trojan varsity’s game

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CRASH ENDS HIGH-SPEED CHASE THROUGH MORONGO BASIN

Sheriff’s deputies have one person in custody after a high-speed pursuit through the Morongo Basin this morning. According to Deputy Erdem Gorgolu, CHP tried to pull over a motorcycle rider in Morongo Valley shortly before 7 a.m. The motorcycle rider failed to yield, and led CHP and Sheriff deputies on

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YUCCA VALLEY TRAFFIC OFFICERS LOOKING FOR CELL PHONE OFFENDERS

Traffic officers for the Town of Yucca Valley will conduct traffic enforcement this week on Highway 62 between Hilton Avenue and Warren Vista. Officers will focus primarily on speeding and other vehicle code violations, and remind motorists that driving while holding a cell phone—even while in speaker mode—is a violation

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK LOSING OVER $7,500 A DAY IN ENTRANCE FEES

West Entrance gate of Joshua Tree National Park, in Joshua Tree

The government shutdown that has forced the closure of our Joshua Tree National Park—and 400 other national parks—hurts not only park employees and visitors, but the communities surrounding the parks. Businesses in our area that cater to Park

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 1: PIT BULL SPAY/NEUTER ORDINANCE APPROVED

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in a busy regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff breaks her report into two parts. Today, in Part 1, mandatory spay and neuter for pit bull breed dogs… Owners of pit bulls and pit bull mixes in Yucca Valley will be required

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50 ARTISTS SELECTED FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW

Fifty artists from California, across the nation, and as far away as England, have been selected for the first juried and judged art show for the Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire. The jury spent nearly seven hours one day last month reviewing more than 200 images from

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COUNTY FIRE WARNS OF EXTREME FIRE HAZARD

The County Fire Department has issued an extreme fire advisory. Reporter Taylor Thacker says residents are asked to “Keep their guard up.”… With the extreme fire hazard that exists across San Bernardino County and the Inland Empire, everyone needs to “keep their guard up” as the potential for wildfire grows

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SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER ANNOUNCES RUN FOR STATE ASSEMBLY

A second candidate from San Bernardino County has entered the race for California’s 42nd Assembly District. Karalee Hargrove of Twentynine Palms, who was elected to the Morongo Unified School Board less than a year ago, has announced that she will enter the race, which will pit her against former Mayor

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS COMPLAINTS OF CLASSROOM CROWDING

A standing-room-only crowd showed up that Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting, mostly to be heard on issues of passionate interest–classroom crowding and AB1266. Dan Stork says there were scheduled items too… The bulk of the large audience at the MUSD meeting were parents and teachers from Condor

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A LOSS FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans Volleyball team began league play last night hosting the Shadow Hills Knights, losing in three sets. Coach Matt Jennings said a few highlights came from Sarah Jennings who went 13 for 13 from the service line and setter Chelsea Mondary had 11 assists.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS TOMORROW

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School girls volleyball and tennis teams host the Big Bear Bears at home. Tennis starts at 3:15; volleyball at 4:30. The Wildcat cross-country team will travel to Machris Park in Yucca Valley; the first race begins at 4:30. And

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AN EDITORIAL OPINION DISAGREES WITH YUCCA VALLEY SPAY NEUTER ORDINANCE

The Town of Yucca Valley is moving toward mandatory spaying and neutering of pit bulls and pit bull mixes as a way to reduce the number of pit bulls in the animal shelter and to prevent dog attacks. In this editorial opinion, managing editor Tami Roleff doesn’t think mandatory spay-neuter

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