HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ tennis team will host Xavier Prep at home, starting at 3:15. The Lady Trojan volleyball team will host West Shores High School at home, starting at 4:30. The Twentynine Palms High School girl’s tennis and volleyball teams

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THREE FOREIGN TOURISTS RESCUED NEAR A MARINE BASE LIVE-FIRE RANGE

Three Spanish tourists were stuck in the sand for hours Monday afternoon near the live fire range of the Twentynine Palms Combat Center. Just before 1 p.m., a Spanish-speaking man called to report that he and two companions were stuck in the sand in their silver Hyundai Sonata on board

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Z107.7 STORY SPARKS A PLANNED CLEAN-UP AT GIANT ROCK IN LANDERS

A few weeks ago, Z107.7 News broke the story of an abandoned campsite near Landers’ Giant Rock that was littered with an extraordinary amount of trash, human waste and other debris. In this follow up report, Mike Lipsitz says community response has been enormous…

Following Z107.7’s report on the large-scale

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EDISON TO ROLL OUT NEW RATES BASED ON THE TIME OF USE

Major changes are afoot for Edison customers, including those in the Morongo Basin. Reporter David Haldane explains… If your lifestyle is somewhat flexible, you may be in for lower electricity rates. If it isn’t, well, not so much. That’s the bottom line regarding Southern California Edison’s new rate scales set

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PIONEER DAYS COMMITTEE MEETING TONIGHT

Pioneer Days in Twentynine Palms is coming up fast. The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce will hold a Pioneer Days committee meeting tonight, Wednesday, August 30 at 5:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Twentynine Palms.

WE REVIEW “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT” AT THEATRE 29

The Broadway hit “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” opened last week at Theatre 29 and will run Friday, Saturday, and Sundays through September 17. I attended the opening weekend’s Saturday night performance. Under the skilled direction of Rebecca Havely, the big, bright, energetic show featured an ensemble cast moving

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFER LOW-COST PET SERVICES IN SEPTEMBER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in September for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TO FEATURE LOCAL ARTIST TAMI WOOD

The featured artist at the Joshua Tree Library’s Art Above the Shelves is Tami Wood. Wood is a painter and assemblage artist who will talk about her art Saturday, September 2, starting at 3:30 p.m. The free artist talk is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT AT LA CONTENTA TOMORROW

La Contenta Middle School will hold its back-to-school night Thursday, August 31, from 6 to 7 p.m. Parents will have the opportunity to visit their children’s classrooms and meet their teachers. They will also be given an overview of the curriculum, procedures and policies. Students are welcome to attend with

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TWENTYNINE PALMS AUTHOR RELEASES NEW BOOK

A local Twentynine Palms author has released her eighth novel, and the second book in her series The Chronicles of Tonath. Managing editor Tami Roleff introduces us to Mari Collier’s book “The Silver and the Green”… Mari Collier’s newest book, “The Silver and the Green” is the second book in

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan volleyball team beat the San Jacinto Tigers in three sets last night. Coach Darrell Sterling said there were no individual stars; the girls played as a team, spreading the kills and digs around. Sterling said, “The Trojans played exceptional for being apart for

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN SUSPECTED OF ARSON IN HOUSE FIRE OVER A YEAR AGO

A Yucca Valley man suspected of arson in the fire of a home over a year ago was arrested Thursday night. On July 5, 2016, the owner of a home in the 1300 block of Inca Trail was told her rental home—from which James Shropshire, 65, had just been evicted—was

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SUSPECTED TWENTYNINE PALMS DRUG DEALER ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday, after he was found with a large supply of drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, Teddy Lambros, 49, was stopped about 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning for a pedestrian check near Morongo Road and El Paseo in Twentynine Palms. During a search, the deputy

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FIREWORKS, FOOD, AND FAMILY FUN IN LANDERS THIS SATURDAY

Our Morongo Basin’s only Labor Day and end of summer celebration is September 2 at Homestead Valley Park in Landers. Here is reporter Mike Lipsitz with all you need to know to get in on the fun… Celebrate the end of summer with food, fireworks, and family fun in Landers.

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AT FIRST THOUGHT SAFE, CASTLE MOUNTAINS MONUMENT NOW IN THE CROSS HAIRS

A national monument that was not on the original list of 27 national monuments whose boundaries were to be reviewed by the Secretary of the Interior, may be threatened with revision or elimination after all. In April, Donald Trump signed an executive order directing Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan

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SMALL REPAIRS? REACH OUT HAS THE HELP IF YOU HAVE THE NEED

Sometimes the easiest repairs can be out of reach of your capability. Reporter Eric Knabe has an easy solution… Do you have a squeaky screen door? Burned out light bulb? Or a yard that needs raking? Reach Out Morongo Basin has volunteer handy-persons that have an array of skills and

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY CHURCHES REPORT BURGLARIES SATURDAY

Three weeks after a Yucca Valley church reported a burglary, it was burglarized again. St. Joseph of Aramathea in the 56300 block of Onaga Trail reported August 7 it had been burglarized, and again on Saturday, August 26. In both cases, the suspects broke a window in an office and

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY VANDALIZED

Deputies are investigating a case of vandalism at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. Volunteers called the Sheriff’s Department about 9 a.m. Saturday to report that unknown suspects destroyed the tiles to an old table on the gallery’s patio. The report states there have been ongoing issues with people showing up

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AIR RIFLE COMPETITION HOSTED BY DISABLED VETERANS

The third annual Air Rifle Competition is hosted by The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 60. Competition equipment is supplied by the National Rifle Association. With the competition details, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely… All veterans, and all disabilities are welcome and accommodated at the Third Annual Air Rifle Competition, October 7,

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The legendary volunteers of the Joshua Tree clean team will be out cleaning our desert tomorrow morning. The hard-working clean team volunteers invite you to join them Wednesday, August 30, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., meeting at State Route 62 and Yucca Mesa Road. Gloves, safety vests, grabbers and

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