COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College board of directors will meet tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the College board agenda… The Copper Mountain College board trustees meet at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community Room. Under action items, trustees are expected to approve a collective bargaining agreement through 2019 with

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FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS

In yesterday’s presidential election, Donald Trump beat out Hillary Clinton, with 279 electoral votes to 218. Kamala Harris is California’s next U.S. senator, with 66 percent of the vote. Congressman Paul Cook and Assemblyman Chad Mayes easily kept their seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and California Assembly, with

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EARLY ELECTION RESULTS: 8 P.M.

Updated 10 p.m. In local contests, Jeff Drozd and Robert Lombardo and are the early winners for the Yucca Valley Town Council, each with 29 percent (29.68 and 29.01). In Twentynine Palms, Steve Bilderain and Joel Klink and are the leading candidates, with 30.66 percent and 27.01 percent, respectively. For

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN CONVICTED IN PENNSYLVANIA MURDER, DISMEMBERMENT

A Twentynine Palms woman has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 2002 slaying and dismemberment of a man whose charred remains were later found in barrels at a waste disposal site in eastern Pennsylvania. Jurors in Pennsylvania convicted 48-year-old Stacy Britton of Twentynine Palms of first-degree murder on Monday

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE MONDAY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Monday afternoon, after deputies said he led them on a high-speed chase through the Morongo Basin. The chase started just after 1 p.m. as Thomas Stokell, 39, led deputies and CHP officers eastbound on the highway, before he was finally captured in the 6200

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CRASH CAUSES POWER OUTAGE TUESDAY MORNING

Several thousand residents are without power in the Morongo Basin this morning due to a downed power line. Southern California Edison reports that that just before 6 a.m., crash in the 56600 block of 29 Palms Highway in Yucca Valley brought down a power pole and lines, affecting about 1,000

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MAN RECEIVES MINOR INJURIES IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH TUESDAY MORNING

A man received minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash in Joshua Tree this morning. About 5 a.m., a pick-up truck and a Suzuki SUV collided on the highway near Rotary Way. The Suzuki spun out, and Joshua Tree firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate the driver,

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN SAYS A GHOST TOLD HER TO ATTACK A MAN

A Yucca Valley woman, who describes herself as a psychic, was arrested early Saturday morning, after she said a ghost told her to beat up a man. According to a Sheriff’s report, Nikki Wolf, 46, had been drinking and watching a movie with her roommate in the 59000 block of

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SIX DRUG RAIDS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND LANDERS NET 8 ARRESTS, 1400 PLANTS

Eight people were arrested, and more than 1400 marijuana plants and 19 pounds of marijuana were seized during six drug raids in Yucca Valley and Landers Friday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the Marijuana Enforcement Team and Sheriff’s deputies went to four homes in Landers: in the 2700 block of

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COUNTY RELEASES RESULTS OF ROAD SURVEY FOR SOME UNINCORPORATED AREAS

Back in July, property owners in Copper Mountain Mesa, Flamingo Heights, Landers, and Yucca Mesa were surveyed to determine their support for increases in road maintenance fees in return for improved service. In this report, Mike Lipsitz brings us survey results and some background… The San Bernardino County Special Districts

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AUDITIONS FOR “SYLVIA” A COMEDY OF TAIL-WAGGING PROPORTIONS, AT THEATRE 29

The 2017 season opener at Theatre 29 is the hilarious comedy by A. R. Gurney, “Sylvia.” Director Eddie Tucker has set open auditions. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… “Sylvia” is a smart, silly, sophisticated, and occasionally salty comedy about relationships, nature, and growing older. Open auditions are set for

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES BOARD ELECTIONS IN DECEMBER

The all-volunteer board of directors of the non-profit Theatre 29 will be reorganizing early next month and is looking for those interested in serving. Theatre 29 hold its annual board of directors elections and reorganization December 13, at 6 p.m. at the theater facility, 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms.

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FOOD FOR LIFE LOOKING FOR THANKSGIVING VOLUNTEERS

Food for life, a faith-based Twentynine Palms non-profit group who provides meals for low-income families and individuals, needs volunteers to help with its Thanksgiving meal. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to pitch in… Food for Life is gearing up for the holidays and looking for volunteers for the

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HOW TO RETURN BALLOTS IN TIME FOR TUESDAY’S ELECTION

Area residents who are voting by mail must return their ballots to the county elections office in time for Tuesday’s election. The ballots may be mailed, but must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, November 8, and received within three business days following the election. To ensure your ballot is

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YUCCA VALLEY TO HOST VETERANS’ DAY TRIBUTE FRIDAY

Yucca Valley will host the Morongo Basin Veterans’ Tribute Friday, November 11, at the north side of the Yucca Valley Community Center. The event begins with a free breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Yucca Valley Senior Center for veterans, military, and public safety personnel and their families. The tribute

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QUARTERLY TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE MEETING TODAY

A quarterly membership meeting is planned today by Transition Joshua Tree. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… Transition Joshua Tree invites you to learn about the Transition movement at a quarterly Membership Meeting and Potluck on Sunday, November 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Center for Healthy

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET NOVEMBER 11

The California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, November 11, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Twentynine Palms Junior High ROTC will present the Colors, and association members and families who have served in the U.S. Armed Services will be recognized and

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FEE FREE DAYS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The National Park Service celebrates their centennial and offers a fee free day. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has more… The National Park Service turns 100 years old this year and wants everyone to celebrate. All national parks will waive entrance fees on November 11 for Veterans Day. At Joshua Tree

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MOTORCYCLIST INJURED, ARRESTED, IN DUI CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY THURSDAY

A motorcyclist was arrested for suspected driving under the influence following a crash in Morongo Valley Thursday afternoon. About 4:20, Anthony Demars, 47, of Morongo Valley, was riding his 2014 Honda motorcycle westbound in the number 1 lane of the highway. The California Highway Patrol notes that due to Demars’

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MOJAVE STAR PARTY IN MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE THIS SATURDAY

A National Park Service centennial star party brings a unique opportunity for local desert lovers this weekend. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to hang out with the cool kids… California’s desert communities continue to celebrate the National Park Service centennial and highlight the region’s protected public lands with free

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