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SCHOOL BOARD SEES PROPOSED DISTRICTS, APPROVES TEACHERS CONTRACT

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 meeting began with a board study session on the new proposed boundaries for trustee areas. President of the National Demographics Corporation Douglas Johnson discussed...
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SCHOOL AND COLLEGE BOARDS IN JOINT SESSION TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees and the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will hold a Special Joint Meeting Tomorrow. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in…
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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST BUYS 630 ACRE “JUNIPER CANYON” PROPERTY

Not even two months after the Mojave Desert Land Trust announced it was trying to raise the last $11,000 it needed to buy 630 acres bordering Joshua Tree National Park, the land trust announced Tuesday it has purchased the property it calls Juniper Canyon. The land trust said it’s been...
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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

A recognition of a Yucca Valley resident, committee assignments, and change orders for the Yucca Valley sewer project are on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details…
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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, January 10) are correspondence from LAFCO, the Town of Yucca Valley, and the Registrar of Voters. Next up are progress reports on accounts receivable and fencing. Under new business, directors will discuss...
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WONDER VALLEY COMMUNITY MEETING THIS SATURDAY

Community meetings often bring together those in the farthest reaches of the Hi-Desert. Wonder Valley’s community meeting is no exception. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details…
At this Saturday’s 11 a.m. Wonder Valley community meeting, a Veterans Administration representative will give a brief presentation on chronic fatigue syndrome and its...
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CHANT FOR PEACE TONIGHT AT RAINBOW STEW

Rainbow Stew will hold an evening of peace chanting tonight (Wednesday, January 10,) at 7 p.m. Arrive early; the doors will be locked at 6:50 p.m. Chanting usually goes on for about an hour, sometimes less. Rainbow Stew is located on the south side of the highway in Old Town...
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FIND YOUR OWN PERSONAL SONG AT RAINBOW STEW SATURDAY

Everyone has a song inside them, and a workshop in Yucca Valley Saturday will help you find yours. Reporter Tanisha Cureton tells you how you can recognize your theme song…
By exploring your personal journeys through meditation, remembering, and sharing, you can make your own theme song. Stephanie Kern, a...
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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BASKETBALL HOME GAME TONIGHT

Coming up in Copper Mountain College basketball tonight, the men’s and women’s teams will host a double-header against Irvine Valley College at home. The men’s team goes first at 5 p.m., followed by the women at 7 p.m.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats varsity soccer team traveled to West Shores High School for a non-league match up on Monday, January 8. The girls came away with a 2-1 victory with 18 shots on goal. Points were put in by team Captain Emma Yeager and Kayla (Rose)...
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DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN YUCCA VALLEY UNDER INVESTIGATION

Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Jody Miller released more information about an officer-involved shooting in Yucca Valley Monday morning. Miller said deputies responded to the area of Amador and Navajo Trail shortly before 8:00 a.m. after dispatchers received reports of a man, dressed in black, running through backyards in the neighborhood....
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TWO PEOPLE—INCLUDING DEPUTY—INJURED IN SEPARATE ROLLOVER CRASHES ON MORONGO GRADE

Two people—including a Sheriff’s deputy–were injured in separate rollover crashes on the Morongo Grade. According to Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Ryan Murphy, a Sheriff’s deputy rolled his patrol car on the westbound side of the highway on the grade about 7:20 p.m. Monday night. Murphy said the patrol car rolled...
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FIRE ON POWER POLE IN MORONGO VALLEY CAUSES POWER OUTAGE

Morongo Valley firefighters also responded to a power pole fire just after midnight last night. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Ryan Murphy said the power was surging and caused a fire, which led to a power outage in parts of the Morongo Basin. Southern California Edison says the rain caused power...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS EXPANSION OF THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Theater 29 has some far-reaching dreams for its future. Tonight, the Twentynine Palms City Council gets to take a look at, and perhaps judge, some of them. Reporter David Haldane has the story…
Theater 29 may soon have scenery that goes up and down. That’s just one element of an...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF PUNCHING HIS STEPSON

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested late Friday night, accused of punching his stepson. According to a Sheriff’s report, Sirglen Sims, 36, was arguing with the boy and punched him in the mouth three times. The boy left home and went to the home of a trusted adult, who called the Sheriff’s...
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RAINY CONDITIONS TODAY MEAN SLICK ROADS; BE CAREFUL

The National Weather Service is forecasting rain for the Morongo Basin. With information on how you can drive safely in the rain, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman…
Substances such as oil and other vehicle fluids can build up on roadways over time. When mixed with rain water, these substances create a...
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WOMAN CAUGHT SIPHONING GAS HELD ON AN ARRAY OF CRIMINAL CHARGES

A Baldwin Park woman was arrested Friday in Twentynine Palms after she attempted to siphon gasoline to put into a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses called deputies about 1:40 p.m. to report that a woman, later identified as Angelina Lee, 33, was trying to steal gasoline from a vehicle in the...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF BEATING UP A MAN

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Friday, accused of beating up a man. According to a Sheriff’s report, neighbors called deputies to report that they heard yelling and screaming coming from an apartment in the 73900 block of Two Mile Road about 5 p.m. Deputies arrived and saw injuries on the man’s head...
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MORONGO BASIN MAC GETS AN UPDATE ON SECTION 6

The Morongo Municipal Advisory Council, otherwise known as the MAC, got an update last night on the county’s plans to combat the illegal use of Joshua Tree’s Section 6. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this…
Gates, signs and trails. Oh yes, and a permanent potty. Those are the...
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MAJOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS START TOMORROW

The City of Twentynine Palms will be overlaying several city streets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the coming weeks. Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, January 10, Desert Trail will be overlaid from Bagley Avenue to Oasis Avenue. Barricades with No Parking signs will be in place the day before the road work. The...
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