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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY AND SOCCER CAR WASH TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley cross-country team and Yucca Valley girls’ soccer team will host a joint car wash Saturday, August 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lower student parking lot at the Yucca Valley High School. All proceeds will benefit both teams for the upcoming seasons. They are asking for...
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NO CHANGE TO SAND TO SNOW NATIONAL MONUMENT

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has recommended that the Department of the Interior not revoke or adjust the boundaries of Sand to Snow National Monument. The monument was under review in accordance with President Trump’s April 26, executive order. “Today, I am recommending that no changes be made to...
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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY TO SPONSOR THEATRE 29 OPENING NIGHT

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will open at Theatre 29 with a gala fundraiser August 25. The sponsor for opening night is the Yucca Valley Rotary Club, which will use the proceeds to send high school kids to Rotary youth leadership academy camps this fall and spring. Reporter Rebecca...
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“UP CLOSE” SHOW EXAMINES JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOIL ORDER AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

When Joshua Basin Water District’s water main broke July 27, customers were urged to boil their water, or to use their emergency water supplies for several days. Many residents were unprepared for a water emergency as they had not set aside a supply of water to use in emergencies. Coming...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER PLANNING 81ST ANNUAL PIONEER DAYS

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce hosted a 2017 Pioneer Days planning session yesterday. Chamber President Jacob Smith gave a rundown for the 81st annual community celebration, set for the second and third weeks on October, with a kick-off event September 15. The theme, submitted by Ann Congdon, is “On...
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REACH OUT GETS A NEW VAN FROM ANONYMOUS DONOR

When a local private organization wanted to help Reach Out Morongo Basin with its biggest need, there was no question about what the charity would ask for. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…

Reach Out Morongo Basin received a welcome addition to its neighbors-helping-neighbors program last week when the charity purchased a...
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WATER VENDING MACHINE STOLEN FROM A LANDERS CONVENIENCE STORE

The Sheriff’s is investigating a case of a stolen water dispensing machine in Landers. According to a Sheriff’s report, two men in an older model white flat-bed truck arrived at the Halliday convenience store in the 56000 block of Reche Road in Landers about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday morning. A surveillance video showed that...
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MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING WOMAN FOR REPORTING HIM DUI

A man who beat up his girlfriend after she said she reported him to police for driving drunk was arrested Wednesday, accused of spousal abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman told Richard McLane, 23, who allegedly drove drunk from his home in the 70800 block of Highway 62...
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COLLEGE PROGRAM TO HELP NEW STUDENTS

Starting school at a new campus can be stressful, even bewildering at times. But a special program for students new to Copper Mountain College aims to ease any fears by starting newcomers off on the right foot. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…
For students new to Copper Mountain College, the...
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DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS ASSISTANCE VAN IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will be in Yucca Valley tomorrow to advise and help veterans with questions about their rights, benefits, and claims. This service is free of charge, even without a membership to DAV. The DAV Mobile Service Office program will be held on Friday, August...
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WITH SCHOOL STARTING MONDAY, YOU ARE INVITED TO “STUFF THE BUS”

In case you’re wondering, school starts next week. Reporter David Haldane has a suggestion on something you can do before then…
Got any school supplies you no longer need? If so, the Morongo Unified School District and Student Transportation of America urge you to Stuff the Bus.
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LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL ORIENTATION TOMORROW

La Contenta Middle School is holding its orientation day tomorrow, Friday, August 18. Seventh-grade students, and eighth-grade students who are new to the school district, should attend the orientation anytime between noon and 2 p.m. Meet in the multi-purpose room at La Contenta Middle School. Students will receive their cafeteria lunch number and...
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COUNTY TELEVISION SERVICES BACK ON FOR NOW; HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED

A raven, lightning, and flash flooding share the blame for this weekend’s troubles with the county television service. Scott Fritz with the county’s special services district, told Z107.7 News that a lightning strike blew several power poles out of the ground, and a raven landed on a transformer, causing the...
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COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION CONSIDERS A MORONGO VALLEY GAS STATION

The County Planning Commission tomorrow will consider yet another gas station/convenience store on the highway in Morongo Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details of a public hearing on the matter…

At tomorrow’s 9 a.m. meeting of the San Bernardino County Planning Commission, chairman Paul Smith will convene a public hearing...
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SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES KEPT VERY BUSY MONDAY

From a shot-out window to stolen ceramic yard art, Sheriff’s deputies were busy Monday. In Twentynine Palms, about 7 a.m., a resident in the 6300 block of Desert Queen Avenue called to report he was woken up by the sound of a loud pop. When he got up to investigate,...
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DAV TO HOLD THIRD ANNUAL VETERANS SHOOTING COMPETITION

The Morongo Basin Chapter #60 of the Disabled American Veterans will hold its third air rifle shooting competition in Twentynine Palms October 7. Managing editor Tami Roleff sets her sights on when and where…

The Disabled American Veterans Morongo Basin Chapter #60 will hold its third air rifle shooting competition in...
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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS MEN HELD AFTER THEFT FROM HOME DEPOT

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested, after they tried to steal flooring from Home Depot. According to a Sheriff’s report, Daryll Speer, 22, and a woman are remodeling their home in the 5900 block of Baileya and had torn up their floor. They contacted Thomas Higgins, 34, and asked him...
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REPTILES AND RATTLESNAKE SAFETY LECTURE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is offering another brown bag lunch lecture. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details…

Have you ever stumbled upon a baby snake curled up under the bushes? Been surprised by a rattler on your porch? The next brown bag lunch lecture, Reptiles of the Mojave Desert...
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday, after his ex-girlfriend said he pushed and punched her. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 6300 block of Richard Drive in Yucca Valley about 10:40 p.m. Sunday. The victim said Aiden Stockman, 20, was arguing with her, and when...
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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD TO REVIEW MAIN BREAK AND BOIL ORDER TONIGHT

A review of the recent watermain break and emergency boil order for Joshua Tree residents is among the agenda items at tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has highlights…

At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board is expected to discuss a number...
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