COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FALL GALA SATURDAY

The annual fall gala is planned for this Saturday at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… Cooler weather means time for the Copper Mountain College Foundation’s annual Fall Gala on Saturday, October 1 at 6 p.m. in the Bell Center on the CMC campus. The event helps

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports, the Yucca Valley High School cross-country team will participate in its first DeAnza League meet tomorrow, against Desert Hot Springs. The Twentynine Palms High School tennis team will travel away to Big Bear to play Big Bear High School, starting at 3:15. Also tomorrow, the Joshua

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EARTHQUAKE SWARM HITS SALTON SEA AREA

The Salton Sea has been hit by more than 200 small earthquakes in the last day or so. The largest, a 4.2, hit Monday night, and nine of them registered at 3.0 or higher. The earthquakes were fairly localized, with most of them hitting Bombay Beach area.

SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN ARMED BURGLARY IN LANDERS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a claim of an armed burglary in Landers on Saturday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a homeowner in the area of Sunset Road and Mars Drive called about 11:15 a.m. to report that he interrupted four men who were trying to steal railroad ties and

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AN ARREST AFTER A DRUG LAB IS FOUND IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Friday morning, accused of running a drug lab. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to the 6100 block of Ocotillo Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 3:30 a.m. where they found drug manufacturing equipment and paraphernalia. Inside the home was Jervon Winston,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TAKES UP WASTEWATER TREATMENT

The issue of the future of wastewater treatment will be addressed by the Twentynine Palms City Council tonight. Reporter David Haldane says expenditures for Project Phoenix are also on the agenda…. Excrement is at the top of tonight’s Twentynine Palms City Council agenda. More specifically, the septic tanks that have

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FIRE DESTROYS ABANDONED HOME IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to an early morning fire today. An abandoned stone house on Yucca Avenue, just north of 29 Palms Highway, had flames and smoke coming from the front door and eaves when firefighters arrived about 2:15 a.m. Firefighters from Wonder Valley and the Combat Center assisted

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS: RECONSTRUCTION AND AUTO PARTS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a change in code for rebuilding and a new auto parts store are on the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, commissioners will hold a public hearing on changing language in the municipal code

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DUI OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLIST WHO CRASHED IN MORONGO VALLEY IDENTIFIED

The California Highway Patrol has identified the man who was hospitalized following a crash on his dirt bike in Morongo Valley a week ago. Jeremy Reynolds, 39, was riding his 2000 Honda about 11:15 p.m. eastbound on Breezeway when he unexpectedly came upon the wash at Little Morongo Road and

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DESERT-WISE LIVING SERIES SATURDAY FOCUSED ON RENEWABLE ENERGY

All of us can recognize the benefits of decreasing fossil fuel consumption. The challenge is how to do it economically and without sacrificing comfort. That aim was the focus of a gathering of experts who met in Yucca Valley for the Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s Desert-Wise Living series on Saturday.

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The hard-working volunteers of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out working tomorrow. The next pick up for the Joshua Tree Clean Team is Wednesday, September 28 at the Joshua Tree Post Office at 7 a.m. and work for one short hour. Grabbers, trash bags, and gloves will be

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, TEACHER ACTION EXPECTED

The Morongo Unified School Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says with a routine agenda, all eyes will be on what teachers battling for a contract may do… What will the teachers do next? That’s the question likely to be on the minds of many attendees at

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PUBLIC CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery District will hold its regular meeting tonight (Tuesday, Septmeber 27) at 6 p.m. Among the items on the agenda, the board will review its policy on solar lights, grave markers and other memorials, discuss options for shade covers for services, and approve upcoming seminar expenses.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY HONORS “OLD TIMER OF THE YEAR”

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society celebrates everyday heroes. The “Old Timer of the Year” awards honor long-time residents who contributed significantly to the development or betterment of the Twentynine Palms community. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares more about this year’s honorees… The Twentynine Palms Historical Society celebrates everyday heroes. David A.

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COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Yucca Valley Mayor Bob Leone will hold “coffee with the mayor” on Wednesday, September 28, and every fourth Wednesday of the month, in the Mesquite Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Join the mayor and town staff for coffee and donuts from 8 to 9 a.m., and discuss your

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency board meets tonight in regular session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board will consider a bill adjustment and hold a workshop on regulation changes… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Under action

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans varsity volleyball team beat Desert Hot Springs in a shut out game winning 3-0, scores being 25-10, 25-17 and 25-6. Freshman EJ Day led with 22 attempts, nine kills, 14 serves and four aces. Junior Alessa Luckino had nine assists with senior Becky

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DECISION ON CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE DEVELOPMENT EXPECTED TOMORROW

Like a cruel cliffhanger on a daytime drama, the last meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors ended moments before the board would have voted on the planned Alta mira gated housing project in Joshua Tree. That was two weeks ago and county supervisors are expected to finally

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PIONEER DAYS PARADE GRAND MARSHALL AND MILITARY GRAND MARSHALL NAMED

Joining Irma Wilburn, who raised her family in Twentynine Palms during her husband’s, Sergeant Major (retired), Ray Kilburns’ four tours of duty here, as Grand Marshal of the 80th annual Pioneer Days Parade in Twentynine Palms, Dorothy (Einerson) Angil has been named 2016 Pioneer Day’s Military Grand Marshal. Angil enlisted

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM THIS THURSDAY

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a town council candidates’ forum this week. Managing editor Tami Roleff says you send your questions in advance… If you have a question you’d like to ask the candidates for the Yucca Valley Town Council, then the Chamber of Commerce wants to

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