LOCAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS

The local Democratic Club is offering scholarships. Reporter Edica Gonzalez tells you how to apply… Morongo Basin high school seniors are invited to apply for a scholarship from the Morongo Basin Democratic Club. Applications may be obtained from the counselor’s office at the Basin’s high schools. The deadline to enter

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

The California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, March 10, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will be joined by mythologist and storyteller, Catherine Svehla, Ph.D., who will demonstrate the relevance of mythology to contemporary life by sharing and discussing a

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VOTE TODAY FOR MILITARY SPOUSE OF THE YEAR

A Twentynine Palms woman is one of six women who are in the running in a national competition for Military Spouse of the Year, sponsored by Armed Forces Insurance and Military Spouse magazine. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the final day to vote is today…. Just a reminder: today is

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School baseball team will host Cathedral City High School at home. First pitch is at 3:15 p.m.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MOVES TO BAN STREET SALES

The Twentynine Palms City Council last night expressed its opinion regarding hawking and peddling on city streets in no uncertain terms: It doesn’t like it. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this report… If you’re a street vendor in Twentynine Palms, your days may be numbered. In a unanimous

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DEPUTIES INTERRUPT BURGLARY IN PROGRESS FOR SECOND DAY IN A ROW, TWO ARRESTED

For the second day in a row, Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies have interrupted a burglary in progress and arrested two people. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 69600 block of Sunny Sands Road in Twentynine Palms about 11:20 p.m. for a suspicious vehicle in a home’s

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SHERIFF INVESTIGATING COINSTAR MACHINE FRAUD

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating multiple cases in which suspects alter a voucher from CoinStar and attempt to redeem it. A Sheriff’s report says a man went to Food 4 Less in Yucca Valley about 6:30 p.m. Sunday and deposited a few coins into the CoinStar machine. He then left

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT IN BUSY SESSION TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Among items of interest is the purchase of water, and the vehicles and equipment to keep it flowing… Among the items on the agenda at tonight’s regular meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District’s Board of Directors, the directors will be

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STATE ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES VOICES MISGIVINGS ON IMMIGRATION BAN

State Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley Monday joined several GOP leaders voicing misgivings about President Trump’s executive order temporarily barring refugees from some majority-Muslim countries from entering the country. “Religious liberty is a core value of our nation. My ancestors immigrated to America to flee religious persecution,”

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD SET TO GIVE 6% RAISE TO GENERAL MANAGER

The twice monthly meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board of directors is tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what to expect … At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board will vote on a six percent general manager salary increase to $167,000. Also tonight, the

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REPAIR TO ROADS ON THE “BACK WAY TO VEGAS” START TOMORROW

Construction starts tomorrow that will disrupt travel for area residents who take the so-called “back way to Vegas.” Drivers who plan to take route on back roads north and east from Twentynine Palms to Las Vegas in March, take note: several roads will be closed to all traffic between noon

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AUDITIONS FOR “INTO THE WOODS” MONDAY AT THEATRE 29

“Into the Woods” is the next big Broadway musical slated for Theatre 29’s season. Veteran director Charles Harvey is seeking a cast of 16 musical performers. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast break down…

The cast of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods” consists of a male narrator who also

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ROADWORK THIS WEEK IN THE CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

Roadwork in Twentynine Palms will affect area residents. Construction is underway this week for the curb, gutter and sidewalk project along the south end of El Sol Avenue in Twentynine Palms. This project should be completed by the end of March. For more information, call Randy Councell at 760-367-7562.

SQUARE DANCE CLASSES START TOMORROW

You can sign up for square dance classes from tomorrow through March 16 from our local Star Twirlers. Reporter Kirby Davis tells you how to get in touch with your inner dosie-doh… The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club of Yucca Valley will hold classes to learn square and line dancing.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Joshua Springs baseball team will travel away to Thermal to play Coachella Valley High School. First pitch is at 3:15 p.m.

TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER FIGHTING WITH SHERIFF’S DEPUTY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday, accused of fighting with a Sheriff’s deputy. Sheriff’s reports said the deputy was called to the 6600 block of Adobe Road about 7 p.m. for a report of a man brandishing a knife. When the deputy arrived, the man, later identified as David

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TWO ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY MORNING

Two people were arrested early Tuesday morning after they were found hiding inside a home where a burglar alarm had been triggered. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies from the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station responded to a burglary alarm at a home in the 3200 block of Gemini Lane in

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MORONGO BASIN MAC UNOFFICIALLY GREENLIGHTS JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC PLAN

Representatives from Caltrans attended an informal meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council last night to discuss three separate efforts to make Highway 62 safer; two in Joshua Tree and one in Morongo Valley. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this report… If you ride a bike, don’t

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS: WANTS TO AVOID BITTER TEACHER CONTRACT DISPUTES

The Morongo Unified School District’s Board of Education is already looking for ways to avoid last year’s protracted—and sometimes bitter—contract negotiations with its teachers. Future contract negotiations between the Morongo Unified School District and its teachers may be about to get easier. Or at least less frequent. In the wake

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BIGHORN DESERT-VIEW WATER ASSESSES BUILDING ON LAND WITH HAULED WATER

A busy evening awaits directors at the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency. Tonight’s 6 p.m. regular meeting will be preceded by a 5 p.m. special closed session meeting. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Water agency directors meet at 5 p.m. for a closed session general manager evaluation then at 6

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