SCHOOL BOARD CONTINUES WORK STUDY SESSION

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education continues yesterday’s work study session tomorrow (Friday, March 10). On the agenda this time: more board goals and options for secondary education. The board will also review proposed changes in its strategic plan and governance handbook. Tomorrow’s workshop—which is open to the

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WALK 4 LIFE NEXT WEEK TO SUPPORT HI-DESERT PREGNANCY CLINIC

The High Desert Pregnancy Clinic sees over 1,500 clients a year at no charge, providing ultrasounds, parenting classes, and more to residents of the Morongo Basin. Sara Snyder explains how you can take part in the clinic’s major fundraiser of the year… The High Desert Pregnancy Clinic will hold its

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CHP IDENTIFIES SUSPECTED DUI DRIVER THAT CLOSED THE YUCCA GRADE YESTERDAY

The CHP has identified the suspected DUI Driver that caused the Yucca Grade to close for about an hour Wednesday morning. Investigators said that about 4:10 am, a 1998 Dodge pick-up truck driven by Edgar Morales, 44, of Yucca Valley was traveling eastbound on the highway at Scholl Drive in

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM CONVENIENCE STORE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday after he ate multiple packages of food at a convenience store without paying for them. According to a Sheriff’s report, Bruce Johnson, 47, was at the 7-11 on the corner of Adobe Road and Ocotillo about 9 p.m. After Johnson opened and ate

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VENDORS, EXHIBITORS, SOUGHT FOR YUCCA VALLEY EARTH DAY EVENT

The deadline for vendors and exhibitors to register for the Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s annual Earth Day fair in Yucca Valley is coming up soon. Edica Gonzalez fills in the details… Each April, the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley celebrates Earth Day with a community fair. This year’s fair is

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STAR TWIRLERS ST. PATRICK’S DAY DANCE SATURDAY

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club will hold a St. Patrick’s Day dance Saturday, March 11. Line dancing will be held 7 to 7:30 p.m. and between tips; square dancing is 7:30 to 10 p.m. Rob Grigsby will be calling squares; Linda Sande will be cueing lines. Dancers do not

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MORONGO BASIN DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday, March 11, in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. The morning begins with an optional $10 breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. Members will write postcards to elected officials and meet

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY TO SHOW “THE INCREDIBLES” SATURDAY

Yucca Valley Recreation is inviting you to come see a family movie Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff says they will screen “The Incredibles”… The Town of Yucca Valley will show the movie “The Incredibles” Saturday, March 11. Doors open at 6:30 and the movie starts at 7 p.m. in the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL WINS CIF STATE PLAYOFF GAME, NEXT GAME SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms High School Boys Basketball team continued its remarkable march through the state CIF Division IV Championship yesterday, making 24 points in the fourth quarter to beat Carlsbad’s Sage Creek High School, 67-63, at Twentynine Palms. The win earns the Wildcats yet another home playoff game. The now

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ swim teams held their opening swim meet of the season against Banning High School Wednesday. The Lady Wildcats won 134 to 31; the boys’ team won 127 to 31. The girls chose Gabby Crank as the team captain; Kevin Johnson was named

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL DISCUSSES VACATION HOME RENTALS

The Yucca Valley Town Council had a preliminary discussion about vacation home rentals at its meeting last night. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there, and has more… The Yucca Valley Town council heard a report on vacation home rentals at its meeting last night. During public comment, resident Gwendolyn Jones

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HIGHWAY 62 BRIEFLY CLOSED THIS MORNING DUE TO DUI CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY

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Highway 62 was briefly closed down in both directions following a traffic crash in Morongo Valley this morning. About 4:10, a 1998 Dodge pick-up truck traveling eastbound on the highway collided with a power pole at Scholl Drive. The pole was sheared off, but was

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MAN RETURNING FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLASS ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A man who had just returned home from a court-ordered domestic violence class was arrested Saturday, accused of beating up his pregnant girlfriend. Sheriff’s investigators say Michael Harper, 34, returned to his home in the 59100 block of Stearman Road in Landers about 8:30 p.m. and began arguing with his

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY PLANS A PAINT NIGHT

Some fun fund-raising planned for tomorrow night at the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery. Reporter Sara Snyder invites you to a Wine and Paint night… The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold a wine and paint night led by noted painter Mark Spangenberg on Thursday, March 9, from 5:30 to 8:30

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN FOUND WITH OVER 4 TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT FOR ALCOHOL

A man is accused of being more than four times over the legal limit of intoxication when he was arrested Saturday afternoon. A Sheriff’s report said a deputy checked on a vehicle parked on the side of the road near Monte Vista Drive and Cottonwood Drive in Twentynine Palms about

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF SQUATTING AND DRUGS

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Friday after she was found squatting in a home. According to a Sheriff’s report, a real estate agent called deputies to a home in the 57000 block of Selecta Avenue about 5:30 p.m. Friday because he saw belongings in a home that was supposed

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORY LECTURE FRIDAY

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society continues its second Friday lecture series. With your invitation, here’s Rebecca Havely… Marshall South Rides Again is the title of the next lecture Friday, March 10 at 7 p.m. Author, publisher, and photographer Diana Lindsay explores the writings of Marshall South whose 1930’s and 40’s

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN HONORED AS STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT WOMAN OF THE YEAR

A Yucca Valley woman was named 2017 Woman of the Year by Assemblyman Chad Mayes for California’s 42nd Assembly district. Nancy Huntington was honored for her outstanding community service. She has served as a director for the Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert for 24 years, as well as

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LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THE ADULT LITERACY SPELL-A-THON

If you are entering a team in the annual Adult Literacy benefit spell-a-thon, you need to do it today. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has this reminder… The last day to register for the 26th annual spell-a-thon, a fundraiser sponsored by the Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy, is today, March

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

On the agenda for tomorrow’s regular 2 p.m. meeting of the Copper Mountain College board of trustees is a closed session evaluation of president/superintendent Jeff Cummings near the top of the meeting. Back in open session, trustees will convene a public hearing on faculty association contract negotiations; then under action

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