ARTIST TALK AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree library will host an artist talk tomorrow with Hi-Desert artist Zara Kand. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has information on the artist and how you can participate…Artist Zara Kand paints images she finds mysterious, and views art as a means of processing the subconscious. She uses symbolism,, curous landscapes,

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UFC AT TORTOISE ROCK TONIGHT

Tortoise rock casino will host a viewing party for the UFC middleweight title fight Saturday, November 4. Champion Michael “The Count” Bisping will face challenger George “Rush” St.-Pierre. Bisping has won 12 of his last 16 fights, including five consecutive victories. The fight starts at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tortoise Rock

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE STUDENT ART SHOW AT THE GLASS OUTHOUSE

Copper Mountain College art students have once again partnered with the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery for their upcoming fourth annual art show. Reporter Eric Knabe has all the artistic details…Come to the CMC student art show reception on Saturday, November 4, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Musical entertainment and refreshments

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL WINS 2ND ROUND CIF PLAYOFF GAME

In second-round CIF playoffs, the Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans volleyball team beat the Aztecs of Mark Keppel High School in four sets. Head Coach Darrell Sterling said, “We played very well tonight. The girls played at a higher tempo with not a lot of service errors. These are

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50TH ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BELL CROSS-TOWN RIVALRY FOOTBALL GAME TONIGHT

Tonight is the 50th annual Battle of the Bell, when the Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team will travel to Twentynine Palms to play their cross-basin rivals, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats. At stake is the Kiwanis Club Bell, which has been won by the Twentynine Palms Wildcats

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PUBLIC MEETING HELD ON PROPOSED CHANGES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Hosted by the National Park Conservation Association, members of the desert community met with Joshua Tree National Park Service representatives in a public meeting last night at the Joshua Tree Community Center. Reporter Andrew Dieleman was there to gather the details… Joshua Tree National Park representatives were ready to answer

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YUCCA VALLEY TAKES UP DISTRICTED ELECTIONS IN SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION TODAY

The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a special closed session meeting today. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains… The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a special closed session meeting at 2:15 p.m. today (Thursday, November 2). The sole item on the agenda is a discussion with the town’s attorney

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM TARGETS ILLEGAL DUMP SITES THIS SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Clean Team is coordinating a clean-up of several illegal dump sites in the wash area just north of Hilltop Street in Joshua Tree. The clean-up will be Saturday, November 4, from 8 a.m. to noon, but even an hour of your time will be appreciated. Meet at

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THE REMARKABLY QUIRKY TRADITION OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS WEED SHOW IS THIS WEEKEND

With roots going back to the 1940s, the Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s annual Weed Show at the Old Schoolhouse Museum is as much a part of fall as the cool temperatures. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more…

The Weed Show is one of Twentynine Palms’ oldest and most unique artistic traditions.

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR “MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS”

Theatre 29 announces their casting for “Meet Me in St. Louis.” This lighthearted holiday musical is based on the 1944 heartwarming film of the same name. Theatre 29’s play is helmed by the multi-award-winning director Kathryn Ferguson. Here with the cast list is Rebecca Havely… In the show’s center is

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold its opening reception Saturday, November 4, for its new art show. Featured artists include Doug Dolde and Paula Izydorek, along with guild members. Come meet the artists from 5 to 7 p.m. and enjoy light refreshments. The show runs through November 26. Gallery

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

There will be a regular meeting of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District today. Reporter Eric Knabe fill us in on the details… The Morongo Basin Healthcare District meets in a regular session this evening at 5:30 p.m. Tom Baumgarten, superintendent of Morongo Unified School District, will have a presentation. Then,

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FOOD FOR LIFE NEEDS THANKSGIVING VOLUNTEERS

Food for Life needs volunteers to help with its Thanksgiving meal. The organization will provide a free dinner on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23, at First Baptist Church in Twentynine Palms on Split Rock. The meal is served from 1 to 4 p.m. They will need many volunteers to help cook,

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A FOOD DRIVE AT YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY

The Yucca Valley Elementary School chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society is hosting a canned food drive. Advisor and sixth grade teacher Kojo McCallum said thus far, they have collected close to 2,000 items. “Never has a drive been as successful in our school,” she said. The food drive

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER EFFORTS TO HOLD OFF RATE HIKES MAY NOT BE ENOUGH

In Joshua Tree last night, the Joshua Basin Water District board of directors took steps to lower operating expenses; be that as it may, no effort could be enough to stave off substantial rate hikes being considered beginning this March. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… At about $380,000 annually, electricity

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycat varsity tennis team hosted the Trojans of Hillcrest High School Tuesday for the first round of wildcard playoffs for CIF. Coach Bill Shay said the Wildcats lost 14 to 4. In singles action the Ladycats were led by Alicia Gilchrist, who swept all three

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PETITION FOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION AND PROCESSING IN YUCCA VALLEY CERTIFIED

The County Registrar of Voters has certified that a citizens’ petition to allow the commercial cultivation of marijuana in Yucca Valley had more than enough signatures to require further action by the Town Council. A minimum of 1,072 signatures were needed to put the issue on the ballot for the

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MEETING ON FUTURE OF TLC THIS FRIDAY

For many, the Christmas holidays hardly seem possible without a list. There are gift lists, grocery lists, and card lists to name a few. The recent and untimely passing of Mara Cantelo makes necessary another holiday list relevant to thousands across our Morongo Basin. Reporter Mike Lipsitz pulls out his

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TRIAL BEGINS FOR YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING MARTIN REYES

The trial for a man accused of shooting and killing a Yucca Valley man more than four years ago began yesterday. Brian Cline, 34, was in a Joshua Tree courtroom Tuesday when lawyers began selecting potential jurors. On April 18, 2013, Brian Cline was arguing with Martin Reyes, 35, in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN CRASHES INTO HOUSE IN SUSPECTED DUI

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of drunk driving. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 3700 block of Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms just after 4:30 a.m. where they found a Nissan pick-up truck had been driven into a residence. During the

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