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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team squeaked by with a 54-50 win last night at Coachella Valley in the De Anza league opener for both teams.

Coach Jess Geeson said the Yucca Valley girls were trailing 44-33 midway through the third quarter, but they outscored Coachella 21-6 the rest of...
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TWO ARRESTED AFTER A HI-SPEED CHASE FROM LANDERS TO YUCCA VALLEY

At least two men were arrested early Monday morning following a high-speed chase that started in Landers and ended in a residential neighborhood in Yucca Valley. Just after 10 p.m. Sunday night, a man called deputies to report he had been robbed by an armed suspect. The man said his...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: SHARED SEWERS AND BARKING DOGS

The Twentynine Palms City Council tonight will consider a variety of issues ranging from wastewater management to unruly canines. Here with the story is reporter David Haldane…
Shared sewers and barking dogs.
Those are two of the subjects likely to dominate tonight’s Twentynine Palms City Council agenda. The sewers relate...
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WE CONCLUDE OUR LOOK AT NEW LAWS FOR 2017

As we enter a new year, we conclude our look at new laws that took effect January 1.
Employers are prohibited from paying women less than male colleagues, based on prior salary.
Companies, including Uber and Lyft, can no longer hire drivers who are registered sex offenders, have been convicted of...
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SOROPTIMIST SPONSOR OPENING OF “SYLVIA” AT THEATRE 29 FRIDAY

The Soroptimists of Twentynine Palms will host the gala opening night of the tail-wagging comedy “Sylvia” at Theatre 29. Managing editor Tami Roleff has your invitation…
The comedy “Sylvia” will open at Theatre 29 Friday, January 13, with a gala benefit, hosted by the Twentynine Palms Soroptimists. The gala event...
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FREE HIV TESTING COMING TO YUCCA VALLEY NEXT WEEK

Free HIV testing will be available in Yucca Valley next week. The Yucca Valley Family Health Clinic, is partnering with the County’s Public Health HIV Prevention program to bring their mobile HIV testing vehicle to the clinic, Wednesday, January 18, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. The clinic is located at 58375 Twentynine...
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HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM LECTURE TO FOCUS ON THE ANTIQUITIES ACT

The Morongo Basin Historical Society continues its second Wednesday lecture series. With all the details here’s reporter Rebecca Havely…
“The Antiquities Act and Our New Desert National Monuments” is the next lecture scheduled for Wednesday, January 11. Many of our nation’s stunning landscapes and archaeological sites have been protected through...
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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW MORNING

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will deal with a smorgasbord of issues at its regular meeting tonight. Here with the details is reporter David Haldane…
The fate of an abandoned high school is on the agenda at tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of...
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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team invites you to join them and volunteer in the New Year. They spend one short hour helping to make our desert beautiful by picking up trash in our local area. Their next regular pickup is scheduled for tomorrow morning, Wednesday, January 11, from 8:00 a.m.to 9:00 a.m. The hard-working...
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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW EVENING

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of Hi Desert Medical Center at 6601 White...
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FREE VEGAN DINNER AND SHOW TONIGHT

Cookbook author and noted vegan chef Mark Anthony will come to Yucca Valley for one night only tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the event will include a free vegan meal and presentation…
Noted vegan chef Mark Anthony will present a free dinner and presentation Tuesday, January 10 in Yucca...
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YUCCA VALLEY CROSS FIT ATHLETE IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Yucca Valley teen athlete Sequoia Barrera is on her way to Miami Wodapalooza Fitness Festival this weekend to compete among 1,500 elite athletes representing 30 countries from around the world. She placed fifth worldwide in her age division and will go on to represent the town of Yucca Valley and the...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team defeated the visiting Xavier Prep Saints with an 81-47 score. Coach T.J. Stanford said a great defensive effort in the third quarter saw the ’Cats hold the Saints to 4 points while scoring 32 of their own. This brings the fifth-ranked ’Cats record...
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ONE ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT THROUGH YUCCA VALLEY

At least one man was arrested early Monday morning following a high-speed chase that started in Landers and ended in a residential neighborhood in Yucca Valley. Just after 10 p.m. Sunday night, a man called deputies to report he had been robbed by an armed suspect. The man said his...
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WORK STARTS TODAY ON THE YUCCA VALLEY WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROJECT

The largest civilian public works project in the history of the Morongo Basin breaks ground today. Construction of Yucca Valley’s sewer project is set to begin this morning, Monday, January 9. Sukut Construction will begin working in Stage 1 of Phase 1- Area “A” which is the east section of...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY AND MARINE BASE PLANNING JOINT SEWER PROJECT

For a while now, officials in Twentynine Palms have been talking about how to get rid of the city’s septic tanks in favor of a citywide wastewater treatment system. Now they may have hit on a solution. Reporter David Haldane has the details…
Sewers ought to be shared.
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COUNTY SUPERVISORS REORGANIZE, WILL APPOINT LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES TOMORROW

The business portion of tomorrow’s meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino will be postponed from the usual 10 a.m. time until at least 2 p.m. The delay will allow the board to attend funeral services for Riverside County Board of Supervisors Chairman John Benoit. The highly-regarded Benoit died of...
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THEATER 29 HONORS THEIR 2016 VOLUNTEERS AFTER A RECORD-BREAKING SEASON

Over 120 volunteers from the Theatre 29 2016 season were honored at the non-profit community theater’s annual volunteer appreciation dinner Saturday night in Joshua Tree. A delicious dinner, family, fun, recognition and stunning performances were all part of the event held at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Memories from the...
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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS OF YUCCA VALLEY CAST “A FEW GOOD MEN”

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley announces the cast of their next production, the courtroom drama “A Few Good Men” by Aaron Sorkin. With the cast list, here’s the show’s director, reporter Rebecca Havely…
In the role of Colonel Jessup is actor Abe Daniels. Playing the defense team...
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JOSHUA BASIN WATER IN SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION TONIGHT

Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 this evening in a special closed session. Labor negotiations is the only topic of discussion. Tonight’s meeting takes place at district offices on Chollita road in Joshua Tree.

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