SHERIFF’S STATION COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR THE 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 at the Sheriff’s Station on the highway at Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. All donations will be brought

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FESTIVAL OF WREATHS THIS SUNDAY

What has become a holiday season tradition will be held this Sunday at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you 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

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A GRANT WILL HELP A LOCAL CHARITY SERVE HOLIDAY MEALS

A local charity has received a grant to assist them in serving Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to low-income families and individuals in Twentynine Palms. Stater Bros. Charities awarded the $3,100 grant to Food for Life. Spokesperson Linda Geddis said the funds will be used to support the holiday meals that

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD GIVEAWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, November 18, at the Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley.

WE REVIEW “KITCHEN WITCHES” AT ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Opening night of “Kitchen Witches,” performed by the St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley, opened last weekend at St. Joseph’s Church to a full house. The opening night gala raised $1,500 for the fledgling theater company. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers this review… “Kitchen Witches” is a recipe for comedy.

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CUB SCOUT FUND-RAISER AT PANDA EXPRESS TOMORROW

Cub Scout Pack 903 will hold a fund-raising event tomorrow, Friday, November 18 at Panda Express restaurant, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. in Yucca Valley. All diners must present a flyer—either a hard copy or on their phone—for the Cub Scout pack to receive credit for the meals. A

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JURASSIC QUEST RETURNS TO THE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS IN VICTORVILLE

The “Jurassic Quest” event, which features life-like, animatronic dinosaurs, will be at the County Fairgrounds in Victorville this weekend. Reporter Kirby Davis says this is a great way to spend a day with your kids… Jurassic Quest is returning to the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds bigger and better than ever.

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LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND AND CHOIR CONCERT TONIGHT

La Contenta Middle School’s Fall Band and Choir Concert will be held tonight, Thursday, November 17 at 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. The concert is free and all are welcome to attend. The La Contenta Parent Group will be selling hot dogs, chips, popcorn, soda and candy.

LOS ANGELES COUPLE HEADING TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ARE MISSING

Relatives and friends of a Los Angeles couple, who were supposed to have gone camping in Joshua Tree, are asking for the public’s help in finding them. Aaron Morganstein and Mariya “Masha” Mitkova were last seen leaving Los Angeles on November 11, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. They

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COUNCIL GIVES YUCCA VALLEY TOWN MANAGER A RAISE, HEARS STATE OF THE TOWN

The Yucca Valley Town Council gave their town manager a raise last night before hearing the Mayor outline the state of the Town. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and filed this report… With no public comment, the Yucca Valley Town Council approved a raise and a 3-year contract extension

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT THE NUMBERS FOR CITY LOGO CHANGE

Twentynine Palms is about to change the way its spelled. Reporter David Haldane attended last night’s City Council meeting and filed this story… It’s all about the spelling. In a quirkiness known to anyone familiar with Twentynine Palms, the city’s name has always been written out in letters rather than

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JOSHUA TREE MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED CROSSING HIGHWAY 62

A Joshua Tree man was seriously injured Friday night when he was hit by a pick-up truck on the highway. According to the California Highway Patrol, Dylan Davis, 26, who was intoxicated and wearing all dark clothing, was on the south shoulder of Highway 62 east of Bonair Road and

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD ACCEPTS RESIGNATION OF FIRE CHIEF

More changes are on the horizon for Morongo Valley’s cash strapped Fire Department as Morongo Valley’s loss is Calimesa’s gain. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details on last night’s bombshell… Last night’s meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District began with the addition of a hastily convened closed session

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MARINE KILLED IN CABAZON MOTORCYCLE CRASH IDENTIFIED

The Riverside County Coroner’s office has finally released the identity of a Marine stationed at the Combat Center who was killed in a motorcycle crash November 6. According to the CHP, Danny Tran, 19, of Florida, was riding a blue 2009 Yamaha motorcycle eastbound on Interstate 10 shortly before 1

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SECRETARY OF DEFENSE VISITS THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE YESTERDAY

The Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, MAGTAF Training command, hosted the Unites States Secretary of Defense yesterday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us why he was in our Morongo Basin… The Secretary of the Defense was at the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms Tuesday to observe Marine

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIDING IN THE SHOWER

A Yucca Valley man who was attempting to hide in the shower was arrested Monday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped an Isuzu Rodeo SUV for not having a front license plate at Sage Avenue and Cassia Drive shortly before 3 p.m. After getting the driver’s and

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GREAT AMERICAN SMOKE OUT IS TOMORROW

It’s not easy to quit smoking. Studies have indicated that cigarettes are more addictive than heroin, and the first three weeks after you quit are said to be the most difficult. The American Cancer Society has designated a national day for people to quit smoking. Edica Gonzalez has more on

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD LOOKS AT THEIR OWN COMPENSATION TONIGHT

At tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District the board is expected to consider their own stipends, currently set at $100 per meeting and limited to ten meetings per month. That item is for discussion only; any vote on the matter would come later. Also tonight, an outside consulting

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HI-DESERT AND JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARDS MEET TONIGHT

Among the items on tonight’s agenda of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors, the directors will discuss the implementation of the strategic plan, and receive an update on the sewer project. The board will go into closed session to negotiate price and terms of payment on five properties. The

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LOCAL EMERGENCY RESPONDERS, CERT, MEETS TOMORROW

In the case of a local emergency—trained first responders—the Community Emergency Response Team, will swing into action. If you are interested in getting that invaluable training, a meeting has been set for tomorrow. Reporter Kirby Davis has details… The County Fire Department and the Department of Emergency Services will hold

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