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JEWISH HIGH HOLIDAYS OBSERVANCES

Observations of the upcoming Jewish High Holidays are available to Morongo Basin residents. Reporter Davis Haldane tells you how to participate…
If you’re wondering where to go for the Jewish High Holidays, you’re in luck: The Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and the Desert Area is sponsoring free observances open...
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

In high school sports tonight, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team will travel to play Palo Verde High School.
The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team will host Big Bear at home tonight. 
Both games start at 7 p.m.
The Joshua Springs football team does not play this...
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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED IN STABBING WEDNESDAY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of stabbing a woman during an argument. According to a Sheriff’s report, Earnest Finister, 53, was arguing with the woman about 1 p.m. in the 56600 block of Mountain View Trail when he allegedly stabbed her multiple times in both arms with...
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MORONGO VALLEY POST OFFICE VANDALIZED, MAIL POSSIBLY STOLEN

The Morongo Valley Post Office was vandalized and mail was possibly stolen from numerous post office boxes Monday night. Postal employees noticed when they arrived at work Tuesday morning that multiple post office boxes had been pried open. Stealing mail is a federal offense, and postal inspectors are investigating the suspected mail theft. Anyone...
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VANDALISM TO JOSHUA TREE CIRCLE K

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating two incidents of vandalism in two days at the Circle K convenience store in Joshua Tree. About midnight Monday night, the front window next to the door was shattered by a high-powered BB gun. When the window was being replaced Tuesday afternoon, the store manager noticed that a second...
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YUCCA MESA FIRE STATION GETS NEW MEDIC ENGINE

When you’re responding to 1,200 calls a year, fire engines quickly rack up the miles. After 20 years and 340,000 miles, Yucca Mesa Fire Station 42 received a new medic fire engine a few months ago. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the engine has all the latest gear…
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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER WANTS CANCER PATIENTS TO LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER

Women who are going through treatments for cancer are invited to a free workshop, Look Good, Feel Better, at the Hi-Desert Medical Center. The class offers complimentary group, individual, and online sessions that teach women how to deal with temporary hair loss, and changes to skin, complexions, and nails due...
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THEATRE 29 UNVEILS ITS 2017 SEASON

Community leaders and theater supporters packed the Friendship Hall at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center last Thursday night at a special tri-chamber event. Theatre 29 unveiled its show selections for the magical 2017 season. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares the show line up…
Five mainstage productions were announced as directors, actors...
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ROUTINE MBTA BOARD MEETING TONIGHT

There is no new business scheduled for tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority. The meeting will begin by recognizing the employee of the quarter, then the board will hold a public hearing on unmet needs. Next, the board will be asked to approve a routine consent agenda followed...
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LIONS CLUB COLLECTING EYEGLASSES

In just about any home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life. Sara Snyder explains how you can help…
Imagine if you could help a child read, or an adult succeed in his or...
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YUCCA VALLEY NOON ROTARY WELCOMES FOUR NEW MEMBERS

The Yucca Valley Noon Rotary club recently welcomed four new members to the club. The recent inductees are Jilyn Crawford of American Family Funding; Jennifer Cusack of Southern California Edison; Tom Marshall, South Desert assistant chief for County Fire; and Carol Colgrove, with Miracle Ear. The club has been providing services for...
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CALL FOR ART, TOUGH AS NAILS: WOMEN PIONEERS

Art that celebrates woman pioneers is being sought. Reporter Edica Gonzales puts out the call…
The Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and art gallery has put out a call for art for its next exhibition, “Tough as Nails: Women Pioneers.” Artists should deliver their artwork Friday, September 30, between 11 a.m....
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YUCCA VALLEY BEATS TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH IN GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

In high school sports, the Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans varsity volleyball team beat the Twentynine Palms Lady Wildcats, 3-1. Yucca Valley head coach Darrell Sterling said freshman EJ Day led with 38 attempts, 18 kills, 15 serves, six aces and 10 serving points. Junior setter Alessa Luckino had 26 assists....
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High school cross-country team will participate in the High Desert Classic meet, at home in Yucca Valley.

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL FOCUSES ON DISASTER PREPARATION

A hazard mitigation plan helps communities lessen the impact of disasters by identifying the risks associated with natural disasters. The plan also provides strategies for protecting people and property from events such as fires, floods, and earthquakes. Managing editor Tami Roleff says at its meeting last night the Yucca Valley...
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JURY SELECTION STARTS, COURT DATE SET IN CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER TRIAL

Preliminary jury selection in the murder trial of Christopher Lee started this week, but due to a conflict with the judge’s schedule, the juror panels will be called back to court October 3. Lee, 27, is accused of strangling his neighbor and former lover, Erin Corwin, 19, of Twentynine Palms, and...
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POWER OUTAGES AFFECT THOUSANDS IN MORONGO BASIN TUESDAY

Thousands of Morongo Basin residents were without power yesterday due to the rain that sparked shorts in electrical transformers in Joshua Tree. A soft gentle rain started Tuesday morning. Firefighters were called to the first transformer fire at Highway 62 and Sunkist about 3:15, but had to stand by for...
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HELPFUL TIPS TO PREPARE FOR A POWER OUTAGE

Between planned Edison outages and power outages caused by faulty equipment and storms, our Morongo Basin has seen a lot of power outages lately. Reporter Rebecca Havely offers these tips on preparing for power outages…
Southern California Edison offers these tips to prepare for a power outage. If you have...
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MORONGO VALLEY CSD GETS SHORT TERM HELP. LOOKS TO LONG TERM SOLUTIONS

The Morongo Valley Community Services District has been struggling to keep operational both the district and its aging main fire engine. At last night’s board meeting, the public learned one of those issues appears to be solved, while the board took action that may address the other. Assignment reporter Mike...
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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD MEETING CANCELLED

The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 21, has been cancelled.

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