MORONGO BASIN YOUTH SOCCER TAKING REGISTRATIONS

The Morongo Basin Youth Soccer Association is accepting registrations for the 2017 spring soccer season. Registration is $55 for returning 2016 fall players and $65 for new players. Bring your child’s birth certificate to the registration at the Jelly Donut in Yucca Valley, on the corner of Acoma and 29

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLERS BESET WITH INJURIES AND ILLNESS

Wednesday night, the Yucca Valley High School wrestling team traveled to Coachella Valley High School. Coach Larry Giron said that wrestling with only half the wrestlers due to injury and illness, the Yucca Valley team led through the first seven matches, until Coachella Valley took the lead and won the

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LESSONS LEARNED AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ACTIVE-SHOOTER TRAINING DRILL

Copper Mountain College was the site of a joint active-shooter training drill early Wednesday morning. College employees and faculty participated in the drill, in which a Sheriff’s deputy—portraying the lone shooter—simulated shooting and wounding 10 staff members as he moved from the student services center to the Greenleaf library, and

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CHP OFFER FREE “START SMART” DRIVING CLASS TOMORROW

The CHP Morongo Basin is hosting a Start Smart driving awareness class for newly licensed drivers. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the class details… Start Smart is a class offered free of charge by the CHP to teen drivers. The class takes place at the CHP office at 63683 29 Palms

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS OUTLINES “PROJECT PHOENIX” PLANS

The Twentynine Palms downtown redevelopment plan known as Project Phoenix is taking shape. The city plans to build a multi-purpose building on Highway 62, just west of Adobe Road, that will include basketball and volleyball courts, conference and banquet rooms, a kitchen, and galleries for the display of art exhibitions.

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REMODELED EDCHADA’S RESTAURANT REOPENS IN DOWNTOWN TWENTYNINE PALMS

After three months of renovations, Edchada’s Restaurant in Twentynine Palms has re-opened and is ready for business. Owner Jim DePierro said that despite the $400,000 remodel—which included doubling the size of the bar and adding flat screen TVs along with new tables and chairs—the menu prices have not changed. In

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FAA SAFETY CLASSES HOSTED BY THE MARINE BASE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

For aircraft pilots, safety has to be a top priority. And toward that end, local pilots and other enthusiasts will want to attend a free seminar designed specifically for areas like our Morongo Basin where general aviation pilots and those working or training for the military often come into contact.

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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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