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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL DEALS WITH INFORMATION STORAGE AND ENERGY

Twentynine Palms may have its head in the clouds, but its feet seem firmly planted on the ground. At least, that’s how it looked at last night’s city council meeting. Reporter David Haldane was there and explains…
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SCHOOL BOARD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON ELECTION DISTRICTS AND WAIVER LAST NIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District board of education met in open session last night. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details…
The MUSD Board of Education began in open session with a public hearing on the transition to by-trustee area elections and proposed trustee maps. There was some public concern...
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PROPOSED BUDGET WOULD CUT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FUNDING 11%

The White House released its version of the budget Monday, which, while it includes an additional $195 billion for the military over the next two years, slashes budgets for other departments and programs, such as the Department of the Interior, which oversees the National Park Service. The Interior Department’s new budget...
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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD TAKES UP PERSONNEL MATTERS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in what’s on tonight’s agenda…
Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors, the board will be asked to upgrade job titles and...
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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Among the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight (Wednesday, February 14) is a progress report on the Yucca Valley Airport Day. Under new business, directors will prioritize new projects and improvements; and be asked to authorize the use of land owned...
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“VAGINA MONOLOGUES” OPENS IN PIONEERTOWN, WILL TRAVEL TO THEATRE 29

Thought Theatre in Pioneertown is taking reservations for its current play production. With details here’s Rebecca Havely…
Project Sheba presents a Thought Theatre production to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Enser. The playwright interviewed women of all ages, ethnicities, religions and cultures to write...
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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET THIS FRIDAY

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, February 16, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Attendees will honor the association’s past presidents and members who have experienced 80 or more birthdays.
Lunch is provided at a cost of $15 per person. Reservations are...
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KANGAROO RATS AT NOON, FLORA AT 6: TWO LECTURES IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s brown bag lunch lecture tomorrow focuses on the endangered San Bernardino kangaroo rat. Reporter Tanisha Cureton has the details…
Geary Hund, a senior scientist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will lead the brown bag lunch lecture on February 15. The discussion will include survival...
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A CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR COTTON HALL IN 29 PALMS SATURDAY

A celebration of life will be held for Edward “Cotton” Hall, a 66-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, who died November 16, 2017. He was 85 years old. Cotton Hall is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marian Hall, his daughter Tia Harari of Scottsdale, Arizona; son Robin Hall of Victorville;...
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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child meet tonight and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of the Hi Desert Medical Center...
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PARADE OF HOMES PREVIEW OF RANCHO DE LAS PALMAS

The 14th annual Parade of Homes Tour is this Sunday. And today we wrap up our previews of each home on the tour with a visit to another do-not-miss property on the February 18 tour. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a look at the last home on the charity tour…
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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BASKETBALL

The Copper Mountain College women’s basketball team took to the road Tuesday night for its final road contest of the 2017-18 regular season. The women played Santa Ana College, and lost, 91-27. Their final regular season game this season will be played in the Bell Center on Thursday starting at 5 p.m. against Orange...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team will play its first-round CIF playoff game tonight at home against Summit High School from Fontana. Tip-off is at 6 p.m.

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN WILL FACE MURDER CHARGES FOR DEATH OF ONE-YEAR-OLD BOY

The one-year-old victim of Saturday’s attempted murder has died. According to Sheriff’s Captain Trevis Newport, paramedics were called to the 55500 block of 29 Palms Highway sometime Saturday for an ill child. The boy was taken to Hi-Desert Medical Center with unspecified injuries and then flown to Loma Linda Medical...
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MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF 1-YEAR-OLD BOY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday, accused of attempted murder of a one-year-old child. According to Sheriff’s Captain Trevis Newport, paramedics were called to the 55500 block of 29 Palms Highway sometime Saturday for an ill child. The boy was taken to Hi-Desert Medical Center with unspecified injuries and...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MAY TAKE STEPS INTO THE FUTURE TONIGHT

The future rears its intriguing head in Twentynine Palms tonight. Reporter David Haldane has the story…

The Twentynine Palms City Council takes two steps into the future tonight with agenda items that, a generation ago, would have been considered science fiction. The first has to do with making the city more...
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STREET OVERLAYS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY AND TOMORROW

The City of Twentynine Palms will be overlaying several city streets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this week. Today, (February 13), Sullivan Road will be overlaid from El Sol Avenue to Estrella Avenue. And tomorrow. (Wednesday, February 14), Sullivan Road will be overlaid from Estrella Avenue to Morongo Road.

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT ACCESSORY STRUCTURES TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says accessory structures like casitas, guest houses, garages, and workshops are on the agenda again…
Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, commissioners will once again be considering the issue of...
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SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS HEARINGS ON DISTRICT ELECTIONS AND AN ELECTION WAIVER

The Morongo Unified School District board will hold two public hearings on the transition to trustee area elections during tonight’s regularly-scheduled meeting. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details…
The MUSD Board of Education will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at Joshua Tree Elementary School. The board will first meet...
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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS THE CHALLENGES OF RURAL BROADBAND

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council discussed challenges of internet connectivity in rural areas at its meeting last night. Here with the story is reporter Tanisha Cureton…

In last night’s meeting of the MAC, Blake Baxter said anywhere between 34 percent to 55 percent of all rural households in the U.S....
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