SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES ELECTIONS BY DISTRICT

The city of Twentynine Palms, town of Yucca Valley, and Morongo Unified School District have all recently received letters from a lawyer threatening legal action unless they changed the way council and board members are elected, from “at large” elections to “district” elections. The school board held a closed session

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CLOSED FOR VETERANS DAY

Copper Mountain College will be closed Friday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day. It will be open for its inaugural basketball game Saturday night. The college will resume its regular hours Monday, November 13, at 8 a.m.

BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER GETS A BIG GIFT FROM THE STATE

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency has big plans. You would too, if you awoke to find a half million dollars had been deposited to your bank account. Reporter Mike Lipsitz picks up the story from here… Last month the California State Water Resources Control Board awarded $500,000 in grant funding

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING SATURDAY

Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association will hold its annual membership meeting and board election this Saturday, November 11, at noon; lunch will be provided. Special guest Curt Sauer, general manager of the Joshua Basin Water District, will update residents on important water issues affecting the Copper Mountain Mesa area. Sauer

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SIGNUPS BEING TAKEN FOR YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club is now accepting applications for its 20th annual Festival of Lights parade. Reporter Andrew Dieleman enlightens you on how to participate in the parade… Entries are now being accepted for the 20th annual Yucca Valley Festival of Lights parade. The light parade is set for

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HILARIOUS HOLIDAY-THEMED IMPROV SHOW AT THEATRE 29 SATURDAY NIGHT

Theatre 29’s wildly successful improvisational troupe, “The Baker’s Dozen,” will be onstage again, with a Thanksgiving themed special show in Twentynine Palms this Saturday evening. The top notch cast of improvisers will perform a Thanksgiving-themed special show, “Corny-copia” at 7:00 p.m. Saturday November 11 at Theatre 29. With improv, the

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LEARN ABOUT DESERT OASES AT THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Learn about desert palm oases at the Old Schoolhouse lecture, sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. Jim Cornett, who has studied desert palms for 25 years and was the curator and director of natural sciences at the Palm Springs Desert Museum, will be discussing palm oasis ecology Friday, November

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION OFFERS YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAM

The Town of Yucca Valley is getting ready for its youth basketball program. Reporter Eric Knabe says to register now… Yucca Valley’s youth basketball league is a competitive recreational league for boys and girls in grades three through eight that focuses on fundamentals and skills development, and features competitive league

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IN 1ST ROUND CIF PLAYOFF GAME TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team will make its 15th play-off appearance tonight (Thursday, November 9) when they travel to Apple Valley to play the number-one ranked Division 10 team, the Sun Devils. Apple Valley is 10-and-0 in overall play; the Wildcats are 7-and-3. This is the second

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YUCCA VALLEY TO PUT COMMERCIAL CANNABIS PROPOSAL TO A VOTE

More than 40 people got up before the Yucca Valley Town Council last night to give their opinions on what the town should do concerning a citizens’ petition to permit commercial cannabis operations in town limits. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there during the marathon meeting and says residents will

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FORMERLY TLC, “MARA”S WISH” GROUP TO MEET THIS AND EVERY FRIDAY

Approximately 75 volunteers met last week to determine if Tender Loving Christmas would continue after the passing of its founder, Mara Cantelo. The group unanimously agreed to continue the program under a new name, “Mara’s Christmas Wish.” With more here’s reporter Rebecca Havely… For 30 years Mara Cantelo made sure

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BREAKFAST, TRIBUTE SET FOR VETERANS’ DAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms will mark Veterans’ Day this Saturday with a special tribute preceded by a community breakfast. The day begins with the Mojave Vipers Young Marine unit putting on a free Veterans Day breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building at

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VETERAN’S ID CARD EVENT SET FOR NOVEMBER 14TH

This Saturday is set aside to honor veterans and active duty personnel. And what better way to do that than to help them secure the perks they’ve got coming. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains how… Local veterans in need of a county identification card or other veteran’s services will want to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF BURGLARY, OTHER CRIMES

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Monday, accused of burglarizing a home in October. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies responded to a burglary report October 7 in the 6800 block of Pine Avenue in Twentynine Palms. The resident reported he had surveillance video of the suspect, later identified as

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD TAKES UP ARTICULATION

Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet tomorrow. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in on details… The Board of Trustees’ meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. with a closed session meeting to discuss labor negotiations, they will then reconvene at 3 p.m. to open session. Following regular reports and

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SCHOOL BOARD ADVISORS TO DISCUSS DYSLEXIA TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District’s community advisory committee will hold a presentation on dyslexia Thursday, November 9. A special education program specialist will discuss the definition of dyslexia, as well as how to identify it and ways to help students with dyslexia. The presentation starts at noon at Joshua Tree

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD TO DISCUSS FENCING AND A SPECIAL EVENT

Among the old business items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight (Wednesday, November 8) are a progress report on the consultant, and fencing on the east end of the airport to stop runway infractions. Under new business, directors will discuss an inspection

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors meets tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills us in on what’s on tonight’s agenda… Among the items on tonight’s agenda of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, the board will be asked to approve contracts for communication and outreach services and with

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PEACE CHANTING AT RAINBOW STEW TONIGHT

Rainbow Stew will hold an evening of peace chanting Wednesday, November 8, at 7 p.m. Arrive early; the doors will be locked at 6:50 p.m. Chanting usually goes on for about an hour, sometimes less. Rainbow Stew is located on the south side of the highway in Old Town Yucca

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SIX MEN ARRESTED IN LOCAL ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW RAIDS

At least six men were arrested Friday when Sheriff’s deputies raided illegal marijuana grows in Landers, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree. Deputies from the Inland Regional Narcotics Enforcement Team pulled more than 2,000 marijuana plants, and seized more than 600 pounds of processed marijuana and four firearms at locations in

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