SCHOOL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW TO DISCUSS BOARD APPLICANTS

The Morongo Unified School District board of trustees will hold a special meeting Friday, January 13. The board will review candidate information and discuss the candidates’ qualifications for the vacant seat on the board of education. The meeting is set for 8 a.m. at Friendly Hills Elementary School, 7252 Sunny

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WONDER VALLEY COMMUNITY MEETING SATURDAY

The monthly Wonder Valley community meeting takes place Saturday, January 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road. Up for discussion at this meeting is the increase in illegal off-road vehicle riding, and illegal dumping. County Fire has been invited to report on

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD GIVEAWAY IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Friday, January 13, at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street, in Joshua Tree.

AREA MUSIC STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY MUSIC COMPETITION

Area music students are being invited participate in the Yucca Valley Noon Rotary Club’s annual music competition. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains who can register… High School music students are invited to compete in the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s annual music competition, set for 7 p.m. Saturday, February 18,

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS ARTIST FEATURED AT JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SATURDAY

A Desert Hot Springs artist will discuss his artwork at the Joshua Tree library Saturday. Award-winning painter and sculptor James Jared Taylor will share the process he uses to create abstract paintings on paper over canvas. Taylor’s talk will be 3 p.m. Saturday, January 14, at the Joshua Tree Library.

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DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday, January 14, at 10 a.m. 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 brainstorm on how to

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FREE LECTURE ON “PIONEER WOMEN” IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society continues its second Friday lecture series tomorrow. Here with your invitation is reporter Rebecca Havely… Author and historian Pat Rimmington recounts the history of “The Pioneering Women of the Morongo Basin” in the next second Friday lecture series January 13. Sponsored by the Desert Institute

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team started out De Anza league play with a win Tuesday night against Desert Mirage. Coach TJ Stanford said the ’Cats played tough defense, holding the Rams to 31 points. The scoring for the ’Cats was led by D’Shaun Barrett and Adam Bell,

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COUNTY HEALTH SAYS FLU IS ON THE RISE; GET VACCINATED

Influenza activity is on the rise and County Health is strongly encouraging residents to get the flu shot. Getting vaccinated against the flu can reduce flu illnesses and prevent flu-related hospitalizations or unnecessary trips to the emergency room. Residents are encouraged to visit their primary care physician or urgent care

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MOVES ON JOINT CITY-MARINE BASE SEWER SYSTEM

The Twentynine Palms City Council approved a list of rules for the new dog park coming to Knott Sky Park at its meeting last night, and also approved the hiring of a new lobbyist in Washington, DC. The new lobbying firm, IFS, is not only less expensive than its previous

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SCHOOL BOARD INTERVIEWS TEN APPLICANTS FOR EMPTY SEAT

With an open seat after the death of newly-reelected trustee Ron Palmer, The Morongo Unified School District board of trustees will review 10 applications for the opening and determine questions to ask the candidates this morning, followed by the interviews at 9:40 in the Sportsman’s Club on Sunburst Avenue in

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APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR COUNTY GRAND JURY

Volunteers for the 2017-2018 San Bernardino County grand jury are now being requested. Edica Gonzalez explains who can apply, what a grand juror does, and how to apply… To be eligible for selection to the county grand jury, a person must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen

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THEFT FROM A YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY THEATER

The community theatre troupe, The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley, were the victims of a burglary. The Players perform in the parish hall at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church at Church Street and Onaga Trail. About 12:30 p.m. Sunday, troupe members went behind the church to their storage

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW IN BUSY SESSION

Tomorrow’s meeting of the Copper Mountain College governing board looks to be a busy one with decisions on a range of related topics likely to be considered. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report… The Copper Mountain College board of trustees meets at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community

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ROADWORK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY

Roadwork will affect traffic today in Twentynine palms. Palo Verde Avenue in Twentynine Palms—from Cactus to Old Dale—will be closed today, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to street overlay. Please use alternate routes. For more information, call 760-367-ROAD.

HI-DESERT WATER ELECTS OFFICERS

The board of directors for the Hi-Desert Water District re-elected Bob Stadum as board president for the third year in a row at a recent meeting. Sarann Graham was selected as vice president.

YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight (Wednesday, January 11) are notifications from the town of Yucca Valley; correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission; airport use agreements, and runway maintenance. Under new business, directors will choose new officers,

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JOSHUA TREE VFW CHILI COOK-OFF FRIDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will hold a chili cook-off Friday, January 13. Contestants should drop off their chili at 3:30 p.m.; the eating and judging will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. The VFW post is located on Veterans Way in

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YOUTH JUDGED ART SHOW OPENS TOMORROW AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery’s latest exhibition—opening tomorrow—is “United Through Art.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The new exhibit, “United Through Art,” is a judged show of youth artwork. It begins with a reception Sunday, January 15, from 12 to 3 p.m. Young artists from local high schools and

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team squeaked by with a 54-50 win last night at Coachella Valley in the De Anza league opener for both teams.

Coach Jess Geeson said the Yucca Valley girls were trailing 44-33 midway through the third quarter, but they outscored Coachella 21-6 the rest

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