NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL NEXT WEEKEND

Sky’s the Limit and Joshua Tree National Park are co-sponsoring a night sky festival this weekend, Friday, November 10, through Sunday, November 12. The free events—which will include solar viewing and an astronomy fair by day, and night sky viewing and astronomy programs by night—run from 5 p.m. Friday, November

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ENTRIES NEEDED FOR 20TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 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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VETERANS’ DAY TRIBUTE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, DESERT HOT SPRINGS SATURDAY

The City of Twentynine Palms will host the Morongo Basin’s Veterans Day Tribute 2017. This annual event alternates each year between the Town of Yucca Valley and the City of Twentynine Palms. There will be static equipment displays from law enforcement, fire departments, and the military, as well as music,

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ACCUSED OF PLOTTING TO KILL POLICE OFFICERS

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Friday, accused of plotting to ambush and kill police officers and civilians. According to the Desert Hot Springs police, officers received a tip from a Desert Hot Springs business that Oscar Rene Parra Rincon, 39, had illegally purchased ammunition and was planning to

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TURN CLOCKS BACK AN HOUR

Spring forward, fall back. Yes, it’s that time again. Reporter Rebecca Havely reminds us to not only change our clocks, but also smoke alarm batteries…

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, which means it’s time to change our clocks again. In March, we “spring” forward one hour, so on the first

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COOK’S BILL ON HELIUM PASSES HOUSE, GOES TO SENATE

A bill sponsored by Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to allow helium extraction from federal lands—under the same terms as those for gas and oil—was passed by the House of Representatives Wednesday. Helium is used not only for balloons, but in MRIs, air-to-missile

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED, CHILDREN TAKE, AFTER “OVERWHELMING” AMOUNT OF ANIMAL FECES FOUND IN HOME

A Yucca Valley man was arrested, and three children were removed after deputies found an “overwhelming” amount of animal feces and urine inside his home. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called about noon Wednesday, to make a welfare check in the 58000 block of Carlyle Drive in Yucca

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY TAKING CDBG GRANT APPLICATIONS

The Town of Yucca Valley is taking applications for Community Development Block Grants. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells area community organizations how to apply… The Town of Yucca Valley is soliciting applications from community organizations for 2018-19 community development block grants. Applications and instructions are available at a county website

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LOCAL MEETING ADDRESSES STATE’S NET ZERO RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PROGRAM

When a residence or business produces as much or more energy than it consumes, it is said to be at net zero energy. In the coming years, all new construction in California will be required to achieve net zero. In this report, Mike Lipsitz shares how existing homes can achieve

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HEALTHCARE DISTRICT HEARS FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District board of directors met last night in regular session. Reporter Eric Knabe fill us in… The meeting began with a presentation by Tom Baumgarten of the Morongo Unified School District. The presentation showed how the district‘s framework of a multi-tiered system of support is a

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JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND AT YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Senior Center invite you to come listen and dance to the sounds of the Joshua Tree Jazz Band at the roaring 20’s Flapper Party Saturday, November 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. Ages 55 and older are free; under 55 are

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PUBLIC MEETING HELD ON PROPOSED CHANGES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Hosted by the National Park Conservation Association, members of the desert community met with Joshua Tree National Park Service representatives in a public meeting last night at the Joshua Tree Community Center. Reporter Andrew Dieleman was there to gather the details… Joshua Tree National Park representatives were ready to answer

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YUCCA VALLEY TAKES UP DISTRICTED ELECTIONS IN SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION TODAY

The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a special closed session meeting today. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains… The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a special closed session meeting at 2:15 p.m. today (Thursday, November 2). The sole item on the agenda is a discussion with the town’s attorney

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM TARGETS ILLEGAL DUMP SITES THIS SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Clean Team is coordinating a clean-up of several illegal dump sites in the wash area just north of Hilltop Street in Joshua Tree. The clean-up will be Saturday, November 4, from 8 a.m. to noon, but even an hour of your time will be appreciated. Meet at

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THE REMARKABLY QUIRKY TRADITION OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS WEED SHOW IS THIS WEEKEND

With roots going back to the 1940s, the Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s annual Weed Show at the Old Schoolhouse Museum is as much a part of fall as the cool temperatures. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more…

The Weed Show is one of Twentynine Palms’ oldest and most unique artistic traditions.

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR “MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS”

Theatre 29 announces their casting for “Meet Me in St. Louis.” This lighthearted holiday musical is based on the 1944 heartwarming film of the same name. Theatre 29’s play is helmed by the multi-award-winning director Kathryn Ferguson. Here with the cast list is Rebecca Havely… In the show’s center is

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PETITION FOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION AND PROCESSING IN YUCCA VALLEY CERTIFIED

The County Registrar of Voters has certified that a citizens’ petition to allow the commercial cultivation of marijuana in Yucca Valley had more than enough signatures to require further action by the Town Council. A minimum of 1,072 signatures were needed to put the issue on the ballot for the

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MEETING ON FUTURE OF TLC THIS FRIDAY

For many, the Christmas holidays hardly seem possible without a list. There are gift lists, grocery lists, and card lists to name a few. The recent and untimely passing of Mara Cantelo makes necessary another holiday list relevant to thousands across our Morongo Basin. Reporter Mike Lipsitz pulls out his

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TRIAL BEGINS FOR YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING MARTIN REYES

The trial for a man accused of shooting and killing a Yucca Valley man more than four years ago began yesterday. Brian Cline, 34, was in a Joshua Tree courtroom Tuesday when lawyers began selecting potential jurors. On April 18, 2013, Brian Cline was arguing with Martin Reyes, 35, in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN CRASHES INTO HOUSE IN SUSPECTED DUI

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of drunk driving. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 3700 block of Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms just after 4:30 a.m. where they found a Nissan pick-up truck had been driven into a residence. During the

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