NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR “MILITARY CHILD OF THE YEAR”

The deadline is fast approaching for the Military Child of the Year awards for military children between the ages 13 and 18 in each branch of the service. Reporter Rebecca Havely explains how to enter your military child…

The Military Child of the Year awards will recognize six children between

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COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER INTERVIEWING BOARD CANDIDATES TOMORROW

Update: This story has been changed to reflect the correct day of the meeting.

 

With the passing of Mara Cantelo and the retirement of Mary Jane Binge from the governing board of Morongo Basin Community Health Center, the board development committee held a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday

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TIME OF USE ELECTRIC RATES ARE COMING, GET AN EXPLANATION THIS MONDAY

Do you know what the Time-of-Use rate plans are? They are the state mandated rate plans that Southern California Edison customers will begin to be switched to in 2018. Reporter Eric Knabe has more information about how you can find out more about it…

The California Public Utilities Commission requires

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING EGG-ROLL STYLE TACOS TODAY, FISH AND CHIPS FRIDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up eggroll-style beef or chicken tacos Wednesday, November 29, from 11 to 1. Friday (December 1) is a fish and chips dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Two pieces of fish are $7; three pieces are $8. Sunday’s breakfast

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THOUGHT THEATRE HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR TWO PRODUCTIONS

Thought Theatre in Pioneertown announces the audition date for the second half of its inaugural season. Directors are casting two productions December 4. With the auditions details here is reporter Rebecca Havely…

Thought Theatre will hold auditions for two upcoming productions an original music revue entitled “Stand for Freedom Cabaret”

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REPORT

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team traveled to Beaumont to play the Apple Valley Sun Devils in the Beaumont Tip Off Classic. The ’Cats were victorious with an 81-55 score. Head Coach T.J. Stanford said the ’Cats started slow but recovered in the third quarter with tough defense.

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JURY SELECTION STARTS IN MURDER TRIAL OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN

Jury selection is starting today in the murder trial of a Twentynine Palms man accused of stabbing and killing a Yucca Valley man last year. On September 14, 2016, a woman called 911 to report that her boyfriend, Luis Arroyo, 49, had been stabbed in the 7600 block of Cibola

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL HOLDS HEARING ON DISTRICT VERSUS AT-LARGE ELECTIONS

The Twentynine Palms City Council tonight once again takes up a controversial issue that’s been making its rounds in the Morongo Basin. Reporter David Haldane explains…

If you have feelings about the City of Twentynine Palms transitioning from at-large to district-based elections, tonight is your chance to let them be

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24-HOUR-SEXUAL ASSAULT HOT-LINE AVAILABLE LOCALLY

The Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services provides a 24-hour crisis hot-line to help survivors of sexual assault. Counselors can accompany sexual assault survivors to medical exams, police and legal interviews, and court appearances. Speakers are available to talk to schools and community groups about sexual assault, and rape prevention. The

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TAKES UP CASITAS AND GUEST HOUSES

The Town of Yucca Valley has recently received requests to build guest houses and casitas on residential properties with single family homes. Because the town’s development code does not address any of the issues associated with guest houses, the planning commission will discuss the issue at its meeting tonight. Managing

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FOOD FOR LIFE LOOKING FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS CHRISTMAS DINNER VOLUNTEERS

Christmas is just around the corner. The Food for Life Christmas meal will be served at Palms Baptist Church on Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 23. In addition to the meal, there will be a clothing giveaway and a visit from Santa

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE’S “HOWL” LITERARY MAGAZINE KICK-OFF THURSDAY

The Howl, Copper Mountain College’s literary magazine, is published by students. A kick-off event is set for 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, November 30, in the outdoor amphitheater located in the 300 quad, at which everyone is invited to read original work or from past Howl issues. Copper Mountain College

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“JINGLE PAWS” PET FOOD DRIVE STARTS TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Palms-N-Paws animal shelter in Twentynine Palms is hosting their annual, “Jingle Paws” pet food drive. Rebecca Havely shares how you can donate…

Starting Wednesday, November 28, through January 1, bring in donations of bags of dry dog and cat food, canned pet food and packaged animal treats. Palms-N-Paws, the official

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE SIGN-UP DEADLINE IS FRIDAY

Twentynine Palms youth basketball registration deadline is December 1.

The City of Twentynine Palms’ Youth Basketball League registration deadline is quickly approaching! Girls and boys in Kindergarten through 8th grades are eligible to register. The season runs from the second week of January to the end of February. The registration

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YUCCA VALLEY LETTERS TO SANTA NEED TO BE IN BY SATURDAY

Santa’s elves will be visiting Yucca Valley this Saturday to pick up children’s letters to Santa. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has information how you can submit your own letter to Santa…

The City of Yucca Valley has invited Santa’s elves to pick up children’s letters and deliver them to Santa. Letters

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team had a rough season opener last night, losing to San Jacinto 61-42, in a first-round game at the West Valley Mustang tournament. Coach Jess Geeson said the Yucca Valley squad started the game sluggishly and fell behind 16-6 in the first

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BODY OF MISSING JOSHUA TREE WOMAN FOUND TODAY

The body of a missing 75-year-old Joshua Tree woman was found in a rugged area North of Yucca Valley at about 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 25. Carol Vogel was found by a search party after being reported missing Wednesday afternoon. Her sister, Melinda Madaras, told Z107.7 News that Vogel’s caretaker

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MISSING HIKER IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK WAS NOT LOST

Joshua Tree National Park Rangers and Search and Rescue volunteers spent two days searching for a missing 18-year-old Belgian hiker who, it turns out, wasn’t lost after all. According to Joshua Tree National Park spokeswoman Jennie Albrinck, Ullysee Gerken had been dropped off at the Boy Scout trail in Indian

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LIGHT PARADES PLANNED IN BOTH TWENTYNINE PALMS AND YUCCA VALLEY

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for entries to the 20th Annual Winter Light Parade. Reporter Eric Knabe has the festive details… This year the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce will again combine its annual Winter Light Parade, which will march down Abode Road on Tuesday,

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DEPUTIES SEEKING SUV DRIVER WHO HIT YUCCA VALLEY MAN IN WHEELCHAIR WEDNESDAY NIGHT

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday. About 8:15 p.m., a woman was driving a silver SUV southbound on Grand Avenue near Antelope Trail in Yucca Valley when witnesses said she hit Travis Carlson, 49, of Yucca Valley,

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