RETIRED TEACHERS MEET MARCH 9

The Retired Teachers Association meeting is on March 9 at 10:00 a.m. in the Helen Grey Center, in Joshua Tree. Ron Bryer, area director will speak in celebration of their 42-year anniversary. Then Catherine Svehla will present a Celtic tale, Finn and the Salmon of Knowledge, in honor of St.

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AC/DC TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Noise Pollution, the AC/DC tribute band, kicks off season five of free Live at the Rock concerts at Tortoise Rock Casino. The series runs every Friday night through October on the outdoor stage. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says that if you like your music good and you like your music loud,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports, the Yucca Valley High School and Twentynine Palms High School softball teams will participate in the Palm Springs tournament today and tomorrow. Also tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan track and field team will travel away to Vista Murrieta. The meet starts at 8 a.m.

YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR SEX WITH A MINOR

A 27-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested late Tuesday night, accused of having sex with a minor. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a motel in the 57400 block of Primrose Drive in Yucca Valley for a disturbance about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Deputy Shane Crowl learned that

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TWO MEETINGS TONIGHT FOR DESERT RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSERVATION PLAN

The Trump Administration plans to review the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, a plan developed over many years to help protect and conserve millions of acres of desert lands. Representatives from the Bureau of Land Management will hold a public hearing tonight on the plan, followed by panel discussion and

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LANDERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FUNDRAISER SETS RECORD

Last night’s fundraiser at Landers Elementary School was a win, win, win event. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

It was one for the record books at last night’s Auction Extravaganza at Landers Elementary School. More than 150 supporters turned out for dinner, drawings, and to bid on goods and services

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HIGH SCHOOLS TO HOLD JOINT CONCERT NEXT WEEK

Mark your calendars for the 15th anniversary combined concert featuring the Twentynine Palms High School and the Yucca Valley High School music departments. The joint concert will include the Wildcat concert choir, select choir, and band, and the Trojan select choir. The concert is set for 7 p.m. March 8

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TO BE HONORED TONIGHT AT WRITING COMPETITION

A local Yucca Valley High School sophomore will be among the middle and high school students to receive an award at the 19th annual (AVID) Write- Off ceremony tonight. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has the details…

The AVID Write-Off is a timed-essay writing contest for middle and high school students enrolled

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD STARTS PROCESS TO INCREASE PAY

Earlier this week, the water district that serves Landers and Flamingo Heights held its regular monthly meeting. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report on what happened…

At Tuesday night’s regular meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, the board voted 4 to 1 to initiate the process for adding a

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CACTUS SEW-ABLES IN PALM SPRINGS QUILT SHOW

More than 150 quilts will be on display at the 2018 Desert Guilds Quilt Show in Palm Springs Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3. Members of three quilt guilds, including the Cactus Sew-ables of Yucca Valley, will show off their designs, including miniature and challenge quilts, at the show.

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AUDITIONS SET FOR THEATRE 29’S “FIRST DATE, THE MUSICAL”

Theatre 29 will hold open auditions for the modern Broadway musical “First Date, The Musical.” Reporter Rebecca Havely shares the cast of characters…

Director Charles Harvey will cast five singers: two females and three males in “First Date, The Musical” during auditions on Monday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. on

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MORONGO BASIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY MARKETPLACE THIS WEEKEND

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold its monthly marketplace Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3. Some of the items for sale include a Maytag washing machine, a 35-foot RV cover, tools, attic stairway and more. The sale will be held from 8 to 1 at the historical society’s

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YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH TO HOLD YARD SALE

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Yucca Valley will hold a yard sale today and tomorrow, and again next week, March 8 and 9. Sale hours are 8 to 4. There will be antiques, collectibles, furniture, appliances, and more. The church is located at 8035 Church Street.

ARTIST’S RECEPTION AT RAINBOW STEW FRIDAY

Rainbow Stew will hold an artist’s reception for Eileen Kaniefski on Friday, March 2. Kaniefski will honor warrior women, past and present, including women Marines at the Twentynine Palms Combat Center, with her desert assemblage, “Diana.” The reception is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Rainbow Stew is located on

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms Wildcat varsity softball team opened the 2018 season at home against the Cathedral City Lions Wednesday. The Wildcats won 18-7.

Katie Steffins pitched all seven innings and had six strike outs; she also scored three runs. Freshman Mikayla Cable also scored three runs with two triples. Senior

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FREE LECTURE ON SEXUAL EXPLOITATION NEXT WEEK

A free seminar and training promises to help attendees make a difference in the lives of young people in our community. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on a serious and often secret subject … “Exploited! Crimes Against Humanity” is the title of a free seminar on trafficking, sextortion, social media

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO GO TO DISTRICT-BASED ELECTIONS

The jury’s in and the lawyers won, but not without some pain. Reporter David Haldane explains…

Twentynine Palms last night held its nose and swallowed a bitter pill; district-based elections.

“It’s wrong and it’s been wrong since the beginning.”

That’s Councilman John Cole expressing the sentiments of the entire Council

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The Morongo Unified School District board of education also made a final decision at last night’s meeting to move to trustee area elections, and selected a final district map in the process. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details…

The Morongo Unified School District board of education meeting began with

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PARENTS NIGHT TOMORROW AT LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL

La Contenta Middle School counselors will hold a parents’ night for parents of eighth grade students to discuss scheduling for next year. In the past, representatives from clubs and sports have been invited to discuss what they have to offer at Yucca Valley High School. The parents’ night is set

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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR PREGNANCY CENTER

The United Methodist women of Twentynine Palms are collecting gently used children’s clothing to support the Pregnancy Center in Yucca Valley. Donations of clothing in size 2T through 4T may be dropped off at the Desert Trail office, Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce, or at the United Methodist Church on

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