ADOPT-A-CHILD” PROGRAM HELPS KIDS OUT OF THEIR HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The Basin Wide Foundation needs help in making sure that children, out of their homes through no fault of their own, have a happy Christmas. Children in the Child Protective Services program are often found during the holidays in temporary homes or foster care. The Basin Wide Foundation sponsors an

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Edica Gonzalez has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday. The

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HOLIDAY SHOPPING SAFETY TIPS

This holiday season, don’t let the spirit of giving lull you into giving burglars, muggers, and pickpockets a better chance to do their dirty work. Criminals love the holidays as much as everyone else, but chiefly because it’s an opportune time for crime. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these holiday

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS 

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School girls soccer team will travel away to Cathedral City to compete in a three-day tournament.

MORONGO VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT LOOKING TO HELP KIDS WITH TOYS FOR CHRISTMAS

The Morongo Valley Fire Department is participating in the Southern Californian Spark of Love toy drive, and is looking for a few more families who need toys for their children for Christmas. To put your child’s name on the list, call 760-363-6454 and leave your number. Someone will call you

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HOLIDAY ID THEFT PROTECTION

That time of year is upon us once again, time to start holiday shopping. And with the spending season comes an upswing in identity thief. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers the following tips on how to reduce your risk of identity theft due to online shopping… To reduce the possibility

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YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER TO HOLD ADOPTION EVENT

The Yucca Valley Animal Shelter will hold a special adoption event through Thursday, December 22. During the Fur-Ever Home for the Holiday event, all dog and cat adoptions are $20, and the adoption fee includes vaccinations and spaying or neutering. Additional license fees may apply. The Yucca Valley Animal Shelter

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FINDING YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

How to discover your purpose in life will be explored at the next Lifetree Café lecture on Sunday, December 18, at 4 p.m. The program, titled “Crafting a Truly Fulfilling Life: Making the Most of Whatever Comes Your Way,” features a filmed interview with the founder of the International Deaf

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FOOD FOR LIFE LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS EVE VOLUNTEERS

Saturday, Christmas Eve, December 24, Food for Life will be serving a full ham dinner to those in need in the community of Twentynine Palms. This event will be held at the Palms Baptist Church on Adobe Road. The meal will be served from 3 to 5 p.m. If you

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HIGH WIND WARNINGS TODAY, WINDS COULD GUST OVER 60 MPH

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning that remains in effect until 4 a.m. Saturday. Strong winds are expected to continue across the Morongo Basin; the strongest winds will likely occur in the Twentynine Palms area this afternoon and evening. Southwest to west winds 35 to 45

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SANDBAGS AVAILABLE AT AREA FIRE STATIONS

With a 50 percent chance of rain today, flash flooding is a possibility in the Morongo Basin. The San Bernardino County Fire Department reminds residents that sandbags and sand are available if you should need them during the rainy season. Sand bags may be picked up at the local fire

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ARRESTS IN YUCCA VALLEY FOR MULTIPLE WARRANTS

Two people were arrested in Yucca Valley Thursday morning on multiple warrants. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies served a search warrant at a home in the 7500 block of Hopi Trail about 10:45 a.m. There they found David Rico, 31, who had a no-bail warrant out of Los Angeles,

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GET $1000 FOR YOUR OLD VEHICLE IN BUY BACK PROGRAM

Just in time for Christmas, the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District is offering cash for your older model car, van, and light- and medium-duty trucks. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details on how you can get a thousand bucks for scrapping your vehicles… If you have a car,

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RADIOTHON PLANNED TO “SEND OUR KIDS TO ORLANDO”

Z107.7 has planned a radiothon to help send the Twentynine Palms High School Select choir to perform and attend educational workshops in Orlando Florida. Here with all the details is reporter Rebecca Havely… Tune in to Z107.7 on Saturday, January 21, from noon until 5 p.m. and help send our

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MOVES TO PUT LIBRARY IN FORMER PFF BUILDING

The Yucca Valley Redevelopment Agency purchased the PFF Bank building for $1.6 million in October 2009, and the building has become an eyesore by sitting vacant ever since. In part two of a two-part report, managing editor Tami Roleff says the Yucca Valley Town Council held a special workshop Tuesday

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TWO INJURED IN ROLL-OVER CRASH ON STATE ROUTE 247 IN LANDERS

Two Landers residents received minor injuries Tuesday during a roll-over crash when they were rear-ended on State Route 247 in Landers. The California Highway Patrol said Miguel Garcia, 64, was driving a 2001 Chevy Tracker northbound on 247 about 3 p.m. As Garcia approached the intersection of Encantado Road, the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AT CAPACITY, URGES CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS

With campgrounds filling up fast at Joshua Tree National Park, rangers are urging visitors to make reservations first. Park Ranger George Land says they don’t want visitors to the over-capacity park turned away from campgrounds… Joshua Tree National Park is experiencing a record number of visitors. While it’s great to

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ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATIONS OPEN AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TOMORROW

Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow, Friday, December 16, for eight EV charging stations, including supercharging stations for Tesla electric cars. The Tesla supercharging stations can charge vehicles to 100 percent in 75 minutes; regular EV charging stations yields about 31 miles per

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR “DISNEY’S MARY POPPINS”

The first major musical of the 2017 season at Theatre 29 is “Disney’s Mary Poppins.” The casting calls for 16 featured characters, two children and a dance ensemble; all roles are open. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the audition details… Open auditions for “Disney’s Mary Poppins take place on Monday, January

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL GIVES HEISER A WATCH, MINTZ A GAVEL

It was time to re-organize at last night’s Twentynine Palms City Council meeting. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this story… Cora Heiser got a watch. And Dan Mintz took home a gavel. Both were honored at last night’s Twentynine Palms City Council meeting; Heiser as an outgoing member

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