DUMPSTER FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A dumpster fire in Twentynine Palms last night was called “suspicious” by Twentynine Palms firefighters. Firefighters called to the blaze at 10:16 p.m. Wednesday found a mattress and trash burning in a dumpster behind a concrete block wall surrounding the dumpster in the 73700 block of Highway 62.

YUCCA VALLEY SEWER CHARGES WILL BE ON PROPERTY TAX BILLS

The State Revolving Fund, which is loaning the Hi-Desert Water District $145 million for the Yucca Valley sewer project, is requiring the water district to determine how it will bill its customers before the Fund will release the loan to the water district. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the board

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THIS IS SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK

This is National School Bus Safety Week. The California Highway Patrol helps protect student safety through its School Bus Program and its school bus inspection program. The School Bus Program includes tests for bus drivers, criminal investigation, health qualifications, and interviews with CHP officers. Drivers are required by law to

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT ISSUES CONDITIONAL WILL-SERVE LETTER TO SUNFAIR SOLAR PROJECT

In July, the Joshua Basin Water District denied a will-serve request from Next Era Energy for a planned solar plant at the old Joshua Tree Airport, telling the developer to come back once the county approved their request to combine 10 parcels into just one. Well, last night they came

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MEDICARE INFORMATION SEMINAR THIS SATURDAY

An informational seminar about Medicare will be held Saturday, October 24. Representatives from the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) will review changes to the Medicare program for the 2016 calendar year, and will be able to answer questions and provide information for low-income and disabled residents. HICAP offers

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SMASH HIT “ADDAMS FAMILY” RUN EXTENDED AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 has crowds clamoring to experience “The Addams Family” musical. This certified smash hit has been extended by adding a third matinee. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… Don’t miss out on the show of the season at Theatre 29. The smash hit musical, “The Addams Family” musical

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley High School music program will hold a concert Friday, October 23, starting at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. The concert will include selections by the select choir, concert choir, jazz band, and marching band. Admission is $5. Baked goods and beverages will also be for

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COMMUNITY CONCERT SATURDAY AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN

The second in the community concert series at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church has been scheduled for Saturday, October 24, at 2:00 p.m. Performing will be new director of the Hi-Desert Chorus Jeff Lantz on keyboards, Al Lopez on saxophone, and vocals by Julie Miller. They will perform music by Cole

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12TH ANNUAL PARADE OF HOMES SEEKING UNIQUE RESIDENCES

Reach-Out Morongo Basin is looking for unique and distinctive homes for their upcoming 12th annual Parade of Home fundraiser. Reporter David Knutson tells you how to volunteer your home… Reach Out Morongo Basin Parade is searching for homes to include in its 12th annual Parade of Homes. The event takes

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION TAKING REGISTRATION FOR CO-ED FLAG FOOTBALL

Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Youth co-ed flag football. Girls and boys ages 7-14 are eligible to register. Registrations will be accepted at the Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation office and online at 29palms.org through Monday, November 2. The registration fee is $45 per child

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TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE SIGN-UPS SATURDAY

Tri-Valley Little League will hold baseball and softball registration for the 2016 season Saturday, October 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tri-Valley Little League Park. Early registration fee is $75 per child, with a family discount for a family of three. Registration will be during our first

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ROTARY SHREDDING EVENT SATURDAY TO BENEFIT TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club and the Tri-Valley Little League have partnered to raise funds with a shredding event. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how you can help… Bring your old documents that need shredding to the Tri-Valley Little League big parking lot swap meet, at 56525 Little League Drive in

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY IN ACTION TOMORROW

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan cross-country team will travel away to the Mount San Antonio Invitational. The meet starts at noon.

YUCCA MESA GIRL'S WISH COMES TRUE IN A SHERIFF'S HELICOPTER

Z107.7 has featured several stories about Abigail Snipes, the almost 13-year-old girl from Yucca Mesa who had a cancerous 15-pound tumor removed from her neck in January. In March, friends of the family sponsored Abigail’s Day, a fund-raising event so that her parents wouldn’t have to worry about paying rent

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN SHOT IN ACCIDENTAL GUN DISCHARGE

A man who didn’t check the chamber of a semi-automatic pistol accidentally shot himself in the leg Saturday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Humberto Soto, 28, of the 7400 block of Borrego Trail in Yucca Valley showed his .380-caliber pistol to his friend, Pedro Fernandez, 26, about 6:15 p.m. The

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER CONSIDERS WILL-SERVE LETTER FOR SUNFAIR SOLAR

The Joshua Basin Water Board will consider a will-serve letter for a controversial commercial solar project tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… At tonight’s regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, board directors will consider a commitment to provide service, known as a will-serve letter, to Next Era Energy.

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COUNTY MAKES LOCAL MAC AND CEMETERY BOARD APPOINTMENTS

At yesterday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors, county leadership approved the appointment of Michelle Myers to the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. Myers is a licensed attorney and will represent residents of Pioneertown on the advisory board. In other actions, the board approved the appointment of Mary Kay Sherry

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL DISCUSSES STRATEGIC PLAN

Prior to last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, residents were invited to give their input on what they felt was important for the town at the second of two strategic planning sessions. Most of the 50 residents in attendance said their number one priority was public safety.

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FREE TOUR OFFERED OF WORLD WAR II TRAINING SITE EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

A free tour of the World War II site, Camp Iron Mountain, is being offered for veterans and their families tomorrow, October 22, from 9:30 to 2:30. Camp Iron Mountain is part of an 18,000-square mile training area east of Twentynine Palms that was used by General George S. Patton

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TWO OUT OF THREE CANDIDATES SHOW FOR BIGHORN FORUM

It was two out of three for a scheduled Bighorn Desert View Water Agency candidates forum last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there, and files this report… In the race for two open seats on the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency board of directors, the two incumbent candidates answered questions

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