YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Among the old business items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight (Wednesday, October 11) are a bills for weed clean up, and fencing on the east end of the airport to stop runway infractions. Under new business, directors will discuss an inspection

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HI-DESERT WATER HEARS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, DELTA TUNNELS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors will learn about legislation to combat and mitigate climate change, and a project to improve the aging water supply infrastructure at its meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details of tonight’s meeting…

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING A DOG WITH A WRENCH

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Sunday night, after neighbors say he beat a dog with a wrench. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were dispatched to the 49800 block of Visnaga Avenue about 9:15 p.m. for a report that a man, later identified as Charles Flowers, 23, had tied

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF THREATS AND ASSAULT

A 20-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday, accused of assaulting and threatening another man. According to a Sheriff’s report, a contractor was at a home in the 55800 block of Mountain View Avenue when he said the resident’s grandson, identified as Josiah Fisher, punched him in the face. The

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THIEVES STOLE THE TRAILER BUT LEFT THE BOAT

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the case of the thieves who stole a trailer and left the boat behind. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the intersection of Booth Road and Mitch Lane in Landers about 10:30 a.m. for a report of a boat abandoned in and

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WE REVIEW THE WHODUNIT “THE MOUSETRAP” AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 opened “The Mousetrap” last weekend. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely attended and says director Katie Fleischman makes a directorial debut befitting the Theatre 29 mainstage with Agatha Christie’s mystery thriller…

A group of travelers find themselves snowed-in with a murderer afoot. Sergeant Trotter convincingly played by Chris Fleischman, arrives

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THE DESERT AND SOUTHWEST FEATURED AT LECTURE TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

Photos of the American Southwest and a classic book of essays about the desert will be the focus of the Second Wednesday Lecture series by the Morongo Basin Historical Society. Mary Austin’s book, “The Land of Little Rain” was published in 1903 and describes the people who lived in the

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CHAPARRAL ARTISTS CALL FOR WORK FOR FALL FINE ART SHOW

Artists are invited to submit artwork to the Chaparral Artists Art Guild’s Fall Fine Art Show. Artists should bring their art to Rainbow Stew Thursday, October 12, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. or Friday, October 13, from 10:30 to noon. An opening reception and awards ceremony are set for 1:30

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet tomorrow. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in on the agenda…

The board’s meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. with a closed session to confer with labor negotiators and with attorneys over anticipated litigation due to a bid deficiency. They will then reconvene

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycat volleyball team traveled to Yucca Valley High School and lost to the Trojans in three sets. The junior varsity team beat Yucca Valley in two sets.

Coach Missy Bond said the Ladycats were led by Senior Lindsey Scamman with nine kills and one block.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT MORE 4-CORNER IMPROVEMENTS

A new Starbucks, Cold Stone Creamery, Surf City Squeeze, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and Kahala Coffee, and Twentynine Souvenirs and Gifts are all coming to the intersection of Adobe Road and Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms, which means a new traffic signal. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…

With the expected

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FREE HEALTH AND COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District, in partnership with the City of Twentynine Palms and Hi-Desert Medical Center, are hosting a free Health and Community Resource Fair, this Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms. Z107.7 will broadcast live as you are invited

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MET LAST NIGHT, CALTRANS CONDUCTS A Q&A

Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council met last night. Caltrans was there to answer some questions. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details…

In the first part of the meeting, Cal Fire reported there is a high fire danger in the area, possibly until Wednesday. There are more than eight large fires

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT 5-YEAR PLAN TONIGHT

At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the commissioners will be asked to review and adopt the five-year capital improvement plan. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center.

MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Public relations and marketing, National Disabilities Awareness Month, textbooks, and sewer-related contracts are all on the agenda tonight for the Morongo Unified School District. Here’s Managing editor Tami Roleff with more…

The Morongo Unified School District board of directors will conduct a work-study session starting at 6 p.m. tonight, at

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED IN STOLEN TRUCK

A Landers man was arrested Monday, after he was founding driving a stolen truck. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Bryan Dominguez stopped a white 1984 Dodge truck about 11 p.m. in the 1100 block of Old Woman Springs Road in Yucca Valley. The driver, Joshua Kaiser, 26, said he

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24-HOUR SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE NOW AVAILABLE

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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DESERT THEATRE LEAGUE HONORS AREA THEATER ORGANIZATIONS

Morongo Basin theatrical organizations picked up some of the plum prizes Sunday night at the Desert Theater League’s 30th annual Desert Stars awards ceremony in Palm Desert. In addition to trophies for excelling in individual productions, five special awards were given out for theater excellence. Reporter Sara Snyder opens the

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NEW THEATER TROUPE PREMIERING IN PIONEERTOWN THIS WEEKEND

A newly formed community theater troupe, Thought Theatre, has planned a premiere performance in Pioneertown. With your invitation, here’s Rebecca Havely…

There’s a new troupe of performers gearing up for their premiere offering, a staged reading of “Kennedy’s Children,” by playwright Robert Patrick. Founder and artistic director Miri Hunter formed

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YUCCA VALLEY ELKS LODGE FALL FESTIVAL SATURDAY

The annual Yucca Valley Elks Lodge fall festival, awesome wheels auto show and craft fair will be held this Saturday, October 14. The craft show starts at 9 a.m. and the car show is at 10 a.m. with awards at 2 p.m. Enjoy hot dogs for lunch from 10 to

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