EARLY MORNING YUCCA MESA FIRE BURNS OUTBUILDINGS

Firefighters from Yucca Firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree were called out to a fire early this morning. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, The call about a residential structure fire came in at 12:49 a.m. to the 59000 block of Lutz Lane in Yucca

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS IN A WIDE-RANGING SESSION TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight for the first time this year. Managing editor Tami Roleff the agenda is full of a variety of items ranging from abandoned shopping carts to budget allocations… Among the items on the consent agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town council,

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD LOOKS AT MEDIAN PROJECT AND VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Tonight’s Morongo Valley CSD meeting will include an update from CALTrans on the Morongo Valley median project. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… Tonight’s board meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District will include an update from CALTrans regarding the Morongo Valley median project. The board will then

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight in regular session. A new chair and vice-chair will be selected. Among items of interest, commissioners will hold public hearings on a variety of business before them. They will take public input into a change to the heights of detached garages and carports

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR COUNTY POINT-IN-TIME HOMELESS COUNT

The county is looking for local volunteers to participate in a count of the homeless population later this month. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more about the program and how you can get involved… The “Point-in-Time Count” is an annual census and survey of local homeless people. This year’s count takes

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THEATRE 29 OFFERS IMPROVISATIONAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS THIS MONTH

Theatre 29 resident improvisational comedy troupe, the “Baker’s Dozen,” will be offering two free workshops this month. With more details here’s Rebecca Havely… The “Baker’s Dozen” improvisational comedy troupe was formed as Theatre 29 wanted to build upon recent accomplishments with more experimental and diverse forms of performance art training.

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LEARN HOW TO PRESERVE ART AT CAMPBELL HOUSE TOMORROW

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will give a presentation on how to preserve the pieces of art in your collection. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… Presented by the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery, “Save Your Stuff, Preserving Your Collection” will feature a presentation from renowned art conservator Scott Haskins.

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ENERGY CIRCLE AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

Rainbow Stew will hold an energy healing circle on Wednesday, January 17. The healing circle is open to the public and no appointment is necessary. The event is free, although donations are accepted. The healing circle will be held from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Rainbow Stew is located on the

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TOUR THE HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BIRTHING CENTER THURSDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center is offering a variety of monthly lectures and events. Reporter Eric Knabe has something for those who are expecting… On Thursday, January 18, at 6 p.m., join the Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Birthing Center leadership and clinical staff for an extensive tour of their beautiful private and

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CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HONORED TODAY

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored today across the country and here in the Morongo Basin.

In Twentynine Palms, the Twentynine Palms Bible Baptist Church held its 18th one-mile march celebration this morning, which started at 8 a.m. at Little Church of the Desert, and ended

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HELP NEEDED FOR FAMILY OF STRICKEN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODDLER

A Twentynine Palms couple is stuck between a rock and hard place. The rock is a brain tumor that almost killed their young son. The hard place is the year they’ve spent unable to bring him home. Reporter David Haldane has the story… The first thing they noticed was the

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“WIZARD OF OZ” AUDITIONS AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Follow the yellow brick road to Theatre 29. Open auditions will be held tonight for the musical “The Wizard of Oz.” Here with the casting details is Rebecca Havely… Director Gary Daigneault and musical director Bill Barrett will cast approximately 22 performers, ages 12 and older, at “Wizard of Oz”

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LOCALS GETTING HIT WITH THE “IRS SCAM”

Morongo Basin residents have recently been receiving phone calls from someone who claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Reporter Tanisha Cureton warns residents to not fall for these scammers who say you owe money…

With tax season fast approaching, federal officials are warning about scammers posing as IRS

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY GROUP MEETS TOMORROW AT LANDERS ELEMENTARY

Residents are invited to a special meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council at the Landers Elementary School on Tuesday, January 16. Ideas are needed to increase enrollment in this small rural school. The school is located at 56450 Reche Road. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. in the library;

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HI-DESERT TEST KITCHEN DINING TONIGHT

Around this time each month we announce the native food to be highlighted at High Desert Test Kitchen’s informal dinner. But this month and next, organizer Sarah Witt suggests we focus on something altogether different. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what that is…

Witt places a premium on sustainable harvesting

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES

The Fighting Cacti basketball team of Copper Mountain had everything going their way Friday night inside of the Bell center as the men’s team had a solid win against visiting Riverside City College. With the 86-72 win, Copper Mountain improved to 16-5 on the season and 3-1 in the Orange

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MEDICINE WHEEL TEACHINGS AT RAINBOW STEW TONIGHT

Interested in learning more about the Medicine Wheel Teachings of the Star Maiden Circle? Reporter Tanisha Cureton tells you how you can learn more at Rainbow Stew tonight…

Bring your notebook and pen to Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley to learn more about the Medicine Wheel Teachings of the Star

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball won over Yucca Valley High School, 56 to 54, to start the season with two wins and 0 losses in league. Coach Timothy Stanford said Hope Culver led the team in scoring with 16 points. Lindsey Scamman had six points, 20 rebounds, and six

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WALK SET FOR MONDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored tomorrow across the country and here in the Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Andrew Dieleman invites you to join the celebration…

“I have a dream.”

The celebrated civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is perhaps

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SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR THIS MONTH’S HIGH DESERT TEST KITCHEN’S DINNER

Around this time each month we announce the native food to be highlighted at High Desert Test Kitchen’s the informal dinner. But this month and next, organizer Sarah Witt suggests we focus on something altogether different. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what that is…

Sara Witt places a premium on

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