49TH ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BELL FOOTBALL GAME IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

It’s the 49th Battle of the Bell tonight, when the Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team will play their cross-basin rivals, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats. At stake is the Kiwanis Club Bell, which has been won by the Twentynine Palms Wildcats for the last 11 consecutive years,

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL GOING TO CIF QUARTER FINALS SATURDAY

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans volleyball team beat Mary Star of The Sea in last night’s second-round CIF match in 3 sets to 2. Coach Darrell Sterling said the Lady Trojans will play quarter finals this Saturday at a time and place yet to be announced. Sets: 25-23,

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MORONGO VALLEY CRASH KILLS DOG, JOSHUA TREE CRASH INJURES WOMAN

A man escaped serious injury, but his dog was killed, in a roll-over crash in Morongo Valley Wednesday night. About 8:30 p.m., a pick-up truck was traveling westbound on Highway 62 when for unknown reasons the truck left the highway and hit a power pole near North Star Trail. The

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MORONGO BASIN MAC LOOKING FOR LANDERS REPRESENTATIVE

A member to represent the Landers area is being sought for the Morongo Basin MAC. Reporter Mike Lipsitz puts out the call… There is an open seat on the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council for a delegate to represent Landers. The MAC advises County Supervisor James Ramos on matters relevant

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a special meeting tonight to consider purchasing a property in connection with Project Phoenix. The property, on the 6500 block of Yucca Avenue, is expected to cost $75,000 plus closing costs. The meeting gets underway 5:15 p.m. at City Hall on Adobe Road.

E-CIGARETTE SELLERS WILL NEED A LICENSE AS OF JANUARY 1

A new state law will soon require the sellers of electronic smoking devices to get licenses from the state. Reporter David Haldane has the story… It may not be real tobacco. But after January 1, it will cost you real money to sell it. We’re talking about electronic cigarettes, vaping

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WINTER CLOTHING AND GEAR BEING COLLECTED FOR THE HOMELESS

Morongo Basin Haven is now accepting donations for winter clothing and gear for the homeless in the Morongo Basin. New or used adult-sized coats, sleeping bags, and scarves are especially needed, as well as cotton socks and hand and feet warmers. Drop off locations include the Morongo Valley Fire Department,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN STUDENT ART SHOW AT GLASS OUTHOUSE, RECEPTION SATURDAY

An art show featuring the works of Copper Mountain College is at the Glass Outhouse Galley in Wonder valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you to a Saturday Reception… The best work of Copper Mountain College’s emerging visual art students is on display through November 27 at the Glass Outhouse Gallery.

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JANIS COMMENTZ FEATURED IN MORONGO VALLEY GALLERY, RECEPTION SATURDAY

Janis Commentz will be the featured artist for November at the Art Colony of Morongo Valley gallery. An artist reception featuring Commentz and her paintings will be held Saturday, November 5, from noon to 2 p.m. The gallery, located at 11165 Vale Drive in Morongo Valley is open every Wednesday

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY HOLIDAY ART AND CRAFT FAIR SATURDAY

The big annual Art and Craft fair will be at the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery this Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details…… The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold its annual holiday art and craft fair Saturday, November 5. Nearly 20 desert artists and artisans will sell their wood

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will hold their general meeting this Monday, November 7, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, 57098 29 Palms Hwy. Doors open at 12:30 and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00pm. Rose Rhoads, a certified Quilt in a Day teacher, will present the

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ADULT SOFTBALL TEAMS AND UMPIRES WANTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation is now accepting team registrations for its upcoming adult softball leagues and seeks applications for contract umpires. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Register by Friday, November 4, for adult softball leagues in Twentynine Palms. The co-ed league will run on Monday and Wednesday

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS CIF 2ND ROUND VOLLEYBALL AT 6:00 TONIGHT

Yucca Valley High School will host the CIF second-round girls’ volleyball match tonight in the school’s gym. Note that the game starts at 6:00 p.m. instead of the regular 7:00 p.m. game time. Come on out and support the Lady Trojans.

JURY DELIBERATIONS BEGIN TODAY IN CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER TRIAL

The defense and the prosecution both rested their cases Tuesday morning in the murder trial of Christopher Lee. Lee is a former Twentynine Palms Marine accused of murdering his neighbor and lover, Erin Corwin, and dumping her body down a mine shaft in the desert east of Twentynine Palms two

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MAN ARRESTED, 22 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA SEIZED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested late Tuesday night after he was found with 22 pounds of marijuana. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies received a tip about 10 p.m. Tuesday that a man, living in a garage in the 7400 block of Joshua View Drive in Yucca Valley, was

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of assaulting her boyfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Katherine Walter, 31, and her boyfriend were drinking in the early morning hours when they began to argue about Walter’s drinking. The argument escalated, and Walter allegedly slapped and bit her

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL LAYS DOWN NEW CONDITIONS FOR TLC

The Yucca Valley Town Council unanimously voted at its meeting last night to provide symbolic recognition of the town’s appreciation for local law enforcement by holding a dedication ceremony at the newly renovated Sheriff’s substation, and to paint a blue line in between double yellow lines on the road leading

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WHAT HAPPENS TO ELECTION BALLOTS WITH INSUFFICIENT POSTAGE?

What happens to election ballots with insufficient postage? With California’s 17 initiatives this election cycle, that mail-in ballot is thicker and heavier than it’s been in a long time. In fact, it’s so heavy that, in many counties, it takes more than one stamp to get the ballot back to

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MOJAVE STAR PARTY IN MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE THIS SATURDAY

A National Park Service centennial star party brings a unique opportunity for local desert lovers this weekend. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to hang out with the cool kids… California’s desert communities continue to celebrate the National Park Service centennial and highlight the region’s protected public lands with free

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LITERACY TUTORING AVAILABLE AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

If you or someone you know struggles with reading, the Twentynine Palms Library may be able to help. The library offers one-on-one literacy tutoring to help residents develop fluency in reading. The library is looking for tutors. For more information, call the library at 760-367-9519.