CASTING CHANGE FOR “A CHRISTMAS STORY” OPENING FRIDAY AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29’s final production of the season, “A Christmas Story,” opens soon. A change in the cast had to be made, but as they say in live theater, “the show must go on.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Director Eric Ross announced the casting for the final production of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL WINS FIRST ROUND CIF PLAYOFF

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats football team held on for a first round 19-14 CIF victory in the Division 11 playoffs at home Friday night. Senior Derek Sutherland started the game with a 78-yard kickoff return down to the five-yard line on the first play of the game. However,

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND, COLOR GUARD ADVANCE TO STATE FINALS

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan Marching Band and Color Guard will advance to the state band division finals Saturday in Westminster. The marching band and color guard earned a qualifying score in the 2A division, along with 13 other bands. The Trojan Drum line beat 33 other competing drum

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ROAD CLOSURES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TUESDAY

The Twentynine Palms Public Works Department has announced road closures next week due to road maintenance. Manzanita Road from the highway to Hatch Road will be closed, as will Juanita Avenue from Estrella to Euycalyptus on Tuesday, November 15, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, there will be

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INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR CERT RESPONDERS

The County Fire Department and the Department of Emergency Services will hold an informational meeting for residents who are interested in joining the Morongo Basin’s Community Emergency Response Team. Participants will learn about hazards they may face in a disaster, and will be trained in lifesaving skills so that they

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REGISTER FOR THE “WEE HOOPS” BASKETBALL PROGRAM

Wee Hoops, a basketball program for first and second graders, is getting underway in Yucca Valley. Reporter Kirby Davis tells you how to get your little hoopsters signed up… Wee Hoops, a four-week youth basketball program for players in the first and second grades, is designed to introduce participants to

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RELAY FOR LIFE MEETINGS SET

Relay for Life Morongo Basin will hold a team captain meeting Tuesday, November 15, at 6:30 p.m. in room 101 at Copper Mountain College. Information will be passed on how to start a team for Relay for Life. In addition, a planning committee meeting for Relay for Life will be

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TIPS ON LIVING A LONGER FULLER LIFE

Many Americans are living well into their eighties and nineties, which presents a set of challenges and opportunities. Managing editor Tami Roleff reports on one expert’s view of them… More than 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day, and demographics indicate that trend is going to continue for the next 14

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SUPER MOON MONDAY

A rare astronomical event will occur Monday when the moon will be closer to Earth than it’s been in almost 70 years. Known as a super moon, the moon hasn’t been this close to the earth since January 1948, and won’t be this close again until November 2034. The moon

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REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED WEDNESDAY FOR NOT UPDATING ADDRESS

A registered sex offender was arrested Wednesday night, accused of not updating his address. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a traffic stop at Cholla Avenue and Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms about 10 p.m. Inside the vehicle was Lawrence Navarette, 56. The deputy determined that Navarette was

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OPENING RECEPTION TONIGHT AT GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

Gallery 62 will hold an opening reception Saturday, November 12, for its newest exhibit, “Color and Light.” The show features works by Lucia Grossberger Morales, Suzanne Morales, Valerie Davis, Zara Kand, Ray Lamb, Christine Lamb, Laurie Schafer, and Alita Van Vliet. The opening reception is set for 6 to 8

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DROP IN TO PLAY BOARD GAMES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley Recreation is hosting drop-in Board game sessions. Reporter Kirby Davis gets out her Scrabble pieces… Remember the good old days playing board games? The Yucca Valley Parks and Rec Department is holding drop-in sessions every second Saturday through March where people of all ages can play board games,

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YUCCA VALLEY ELKS TOYS FOR TOTS CONCERT AND DINNER SATURDAY

Christmas is right around the corner and the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge is hosting a Toys for Tots concert and dinner this Saturday, November 12, at the Elks Lodge located at 55946 Yucca Trail. Dinner service will begin at 4 p.m. Twentynine Palms Marines will be at the door to

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REGISTER NOW FOR YUCCA VALLEY YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE

The Town of Yucca Valley is getting ready for its youth basketball program. Kirby Davis says to register now… The Youth Basketball League, a competitive recreational league for boys and girls in grades 3 through 8, focuses on fundamentals and skills development and features competitive league play. Boys and girls

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BETTY GARRETT THANKSGIVING MEAL

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Food For Life is planning the Betty Garrett Memorial Thanksgiving meal. Volunteers are needed to help prepare, serve, and deliver the meals. The dinner will be served in the hall of First Baptist Church in Twentynine Palms. To volunteer, call Teresa Brown at

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JAZZ CONCERT IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW NIGHT

It’s time for the second Saturday jazz concert in Joshua Tree. The band will start an hour earlier, at 6:00 tonight, to adjust for the winter hours and move inside. The Joshua Tree Jazz Band will play at the Zandelions area across from Circle K in Downtown Joshua Tree. They

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CAMPBELL HOUSE LECTURE

In 1924, Twentynine Palms homesteaders, Bill and Elizabeth Campbell, broke ground for one of the Morongo Basin’s most important architectural treasures: A Cape Cod-inspired, stone mansion. The Campbell House remains just one of the distinguishing marks this couple left on the region. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has more … Formerly

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APPLICATIONS NOW TAKEN FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

The California Retired Teachers Association, Division 62, is accepting applications for $1,000 scholarships. The student scholarship is for Morongo Basin residents or graduates of Morongo Basin high school. College students who will have completed their junior year by June may also apply, as well as graduate students. The teacher’s scholarship

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THE COMEDY “KITCHEN WITCHES” OPENS TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The St. Joseph’s Players is holding a gala opening night performance of the comedy “Kitchen Witches” tonight at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley; 56312 Church Street on the corner of Onaga Trail. Tickets include heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and intermission desserts. There will also be a raffle

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HOW MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION PLAYS OUT HERE IN THE MORONGO BASIN

With the passage of Proposition 64, The “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” (AUMA), personal recreational use of marijuana is now permitted in the state of California, but under strict guidelines. Z107.7 News contacted our local city managers who said the passage of Prop 64 will change how marijuana use is

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