TWENTYNINE PALMS ANIMAL SHELTER ACCEPTING FOOD DONATIONS

The Twentynine Palms animal shelter, Palms ‘n Paws, is housing more than 100 dogs and nearly 30 cats, all waiting to be claimed by their owners or to be adopted by new owners. Feeding so many animals is expensive, and the shelter is accepting pet food donations. Kirby Davis has

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WINS 2ND ROUND CIF PLAYOFF, SEMIS AT HOME FRIDAY

In a huge upset in regional High School sports, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats defeated the #1 rated undefeated Katella Knights in Anaheim by a score of 26-7 in a CIF-SS Division 11 second-round game Friday night. The win will bring the semi-final round to Twentynine Palms this Friday.

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JOSHUA SPRINGS LIGHTNING FOOTBALL ADVANCES TO FINALS

The Joshua Springs Lightning football team pummeled the Trona Tornadoes Friday night, 64-14. Both teams were undefeated coming into the game, but the Lightning team, which is ranked number 2 in the state in 8-man football, had a strong running game and forced a fumble and two interceptions. The Lightning

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$14 MILLION GRANT FOR SALTON SEA RESTORATION PROJECT

The Salton Sea wetland habitat restoration project has received a $14 million grant to sustain migrating birds and fish in the sea. The California Department of Water Resources will use the voter-approved bond funds to build about 640 acres of wetlands where the New River flows into the sea northwest

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SHERIFF’S STATION ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR JOSHUA TREE NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station is collecting donations for the Joshua Tree no-kill animal shelter. Residents can drop off dry dog and cat food, cleaning supplies, blankets, bedding, and other pet-related items during business hours to the Sheriff’s Station on the highway at Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. All donations

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Edica Gonzalez has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday. The

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REGISTER NOW FOR WOMEN’S PRAYER MEAL

Magnificat, a Catholic women’s ministry, is hosting its quarterly prayer meal December 3. The guest speaker will be Cheryl Ward-Kaiser. The event will be held at the Indian Wells County Club from 9:30 to 12:30. Reservations are required. The cost is $28 per person if seats are reserved by November

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY SEEKING GRANT APPLICATIONS

The Town of Yucca Valley is taking applications for Community Development Block Grants. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells area community organizations how to apply… The Town of Yucca Valley is soliciting applications from community organizations for the 2017-18 community development block grant. All proposals and applications must be submitted by

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE LEONID METEORS

Following Monday’s supermoon, star gazers have been watching the skies for the Leonid meteor shower, an annual event that has graced the sky with some of the most intense meteor storms in history. The showers peaked Thursday night and early Friday morning, but they will continue streaking the sky until

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EIGHTH ANNUAL GOURD FESTIVAL IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS WEEKEND

The eighth annual gourd festival is coming to Yucca Valley this weekend. This free event at the Yucca Valley Community Center will include shopping, a gourd art show, adult classes, food, and pony rides. Vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice award. Hours are 9 to 4 Saturday, November

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EVENING WITH THE COSMOS

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, November 19. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will end about 9:30 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will be double stars, clusters and

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NEW CROSSWALK LIGHTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The City of Twentynine Palms Public Works Department recently replaced and improved the pedestrian crosswalk lights at the intersection of Tamarisk and Highway 62. These new lights are LED. They also installed LED enhanced warning signs at the crosswalk.

LIFETREE CAFÉ TO EXPLORE TECHNOLOGY AND RELATIONSHIPS

Explore the positive and negative impacts of technology has on your life at Lifetree Café. Here’s reporter Sara Snyder with more… The consequences of living online will be explored at Lifetree Café Sunday, November 20. The 4 p.m. program, entitled “Living Online: Provocative Thoughts from the Author of ‘Is Google

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SEIZED DOGS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

More than 50 dogs seized by San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control from two properties in Landers will be available for adoption on Monday. The dogs are part of an investigation of animal neglect in which 55 dogs were seized November 2 by Animal Control. Labradoodles, golden retrievers, terriers,

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FESTIVAL OF WREATHS SUNDAY

The holidays are upon us. Here’s reporter Mike Lipsitz with your invitation to the festival of wreaths… For many, the Copper Mountain College Foundation Festival of Wreaths event signals the Basin’s start of the holiday season. This year’s seventh annual Festival of Wreaths, which raises funds for CMC students, is

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO SPONSOR ART LAB

Joshua Tree National Park, is partnering with Copper Mountain College, the Mojave Desert Land Trust, and BoxoHouse, along with the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, to create innovative programs and projects in the park. Kirby Davis fills in the details… As part of the Joshua Tree

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TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS TO HOLD WHITE ELEPHANT SALE

White elephant in the desert? Back by popular demand, Tender Loving Christmas is holding a white elephant sale. A white elephant sale is a fundraiser made up of new or used items that an owner can’t use or doesn’t need or want. The sale is Saturday from 8 a.m. to

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WINE AND CHEESE PARTY TO BENEFIT NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

A wine and cheese party will be held November 29 to benefit the Morongo Basin’s only no-kill animal shelter. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Art Gallery, on the highway in downtown Joshua Tree. Admission is $10, and proceeds benefit the animal shelter. The event is

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THE ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS HOLDS CALL BACK AUDITIONS FOR “A FEW GOOD MEN”

The St. Joseph’s Players will be holding call back auditions for the Aaron Sorkin court room drama, “A Few Good Men” tonight. Those who missed the first round of auditions are invited to try out as well. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more audition details… The St. Joseph’s Players community

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“KITCHEN WITCHES” CONTINUES RUNS THROUGH DECEMBER 4

The current cast and crew of St. Joseph’s Players are cooking up some fun with “The Kitchen Witches,” directed by Abe Daniels. This comedy, written by Caroline Smith, is about the rivalry between two TV cooking show hosts who are forced to share a kitchen for a live TV show.

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