VENDORS NEEDED FOR COLLEGE CRAFT FAIR

Copper Mountain College Spectrum Club is calling for local artisans and small business owners to be part of their Fall Family Craft Fair. Reporter Eric Knabe provides the crafty details…

CMC is seeking artists, crafters, photographers, painters, potters, jewelers, and more to sell their original artwork at the Fall Family

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LOCALS HOLDING SOLAR ECLIPSE EVENTS MONDAY

Two Morongo Basin organizations are holding events Monday for residents to watch the solar eclipse. In the Morongo Basin, the sun will be 70 percent covered at 10:24 a.m.

Sky’s the Limit Observatory on Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms will hold an eclipse-watching event starting at 9:45. And the Andromeda

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YUCCA VALLEY RECRUITING YOUTH COMMISSION MEMBERS

The Town of Yucca Valley is recruiting for their youth commission. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to apply…

The Yucca Valley Youth Commission is made up of students in grades 7 through 12 who attend school in Yucca Valley. Youth commissioners produce informative video programs, present forums to

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CONGRESSMAN COOK CALLS ACTIVISTS STATEMENTS ON MOJAVE TRAILS FALSE

Congressman Paul Cook is calling statements that a pending decision on the Mojave Trails National Monument is tied to the Cadiz Water proposal false. Wednesday, reacting to the announcement that the Sand to Snow monument will not be changed, The Mojave Desert Land Trust issued a statement that said, “Secretary

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ASSEMBLYMAN MAYES TAKING MORE HEAT ON CAP AND TRADE VOTE

Assembly GOP Leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley lost the support of the Riverside County Republican Party last night, one month after his vote in support of California’s cap-and-trade program. 300 Republicans heard Mayes explain his vote and the explanation did not satisfy party members, who voted to endorse Melissa

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SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY, A REMINDER ABOUT SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

School starts in the Morongo Basin Monday, August 21. Thousands of local children will ride the school bus to school every day. Reporter Eric Knabe offers these tips about how we can be safe around the school bus…

It’s back to school and the National Association For Pupil Transportation has

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COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION GREEN LIGHTS MORONGO VALLEY GAS STATION

Yesterday in San Bernardino, the County Planning Commission unanimously voted in favor of granting a conditional use permit for a new commercial development in Morongo Valley. The proposal now heads to county supervisors for the near certain approval of the almost 5,000-square-foot Circle K convenience store and gas station on

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WRITING CLASSES OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Rainbow Stew is offering a class for would be writers, “Everyone Can Write.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details…

Writer Heather Morgan says, “everyone can write, let me show you how.” Far too much is said about how difficult it is to write and not enough about just how

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STOLEN TRUCK BROUGHT TO WAL-MART FOR AN OIL CHANGE

A Fontana man who brought a truck to Walmart in Yucca Valley for an oil change was arrested Wednesday, when deputies determined the truck had been stolen. Walmart employees called Sheriff’s deputies about noon because the driver of the truck, later identified as Marlon Nunez, 36, had left multiple open

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER ASSAULT WITH A GOLF BALL

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested, after her boyfriend said she threw a golf ball at him. According to a Sheriff’s report, neighbors called deputies about 6:15 p.m. to report that there was a lot of screaming and slamming doors at a home in the 55200 block of Airlane Drive

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WATERCOLOR COLLAGE WORKSHOP AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

Learn how to make watercolor collages at a workshop in Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff gets out her scissors, glue, and paint…

At a watercolor collage workshop, participants will use watercolor paints, mats, glue, brushes, and more to create mosaics, collages, or greeting cards. Participants will learn how refractured

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WATER OBSTACLE COURSE AT THE LUCKIE PARK POOL THIS EVENING

The City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department will host its final WIBIT Fun Family Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 18, at the Luckie Park Pool. WIBIT is an aquatic inflatable obstacle course placed in the center of the Luckie Park Pool. Admission is just

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FISH AND CHIPS AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a fish and chips dinner tonight, (Friday, August 18) from 4 to 6 p.m. Two pieces of fish are $7; three pieces are $8. Sunday’s breakfast is Cindy’s pancake breakfast special from 8 to 11 a.m. And don’t

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY AND SOCCER CAR WASH TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley cross-country team and Yucca Valley girls’ soccer team will host a joint car wash Saturday, August 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lower student parking lot at the Yucca Valley High School. All proceeds will benefit both teams for the upcoming seasons. They are

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NO CHANGE TO SAND TO SNOW NATIONAL MONUMENT

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has recommended that the Department of the Interior not revoke or adjust the boundaries of Sand to Snow National Monument. The monument was under review in accordance with President Trump’s April 26, executive order. “Today, I am recommending that no changes be made to

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY TO SPONSOR THEATRE 29 OPENING NIGHT

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will open at Theatre 29 with a gala fundraiser August 25. The sponsor for opening night is the Yucca Valley Rotary Club, which will use the proceeds to send high school kids to Rotary youth leadership academy camps this fall and spring. Reporter Rebecca

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“UP CLOSE” SHOW EXAMINES JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOIL ORDER AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

When Joshua Basin Water District’s water main broke July 27, customers were urged to boil their water, or to use their emergency water supplies for several days. Many residents were unprepared for a water emergency as they had not set aside a supply of water to use in emergencies. Coming

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER PLANNING 81ST ANNUAL PIONEER DAYS

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce hosted a 2017 Pioneer Days planning session yesterday. Chamber President Jacob Smith gave a rundown for the 81st annual community celebration, set for the second and third weeks on October, with a kick-off event September 15. The theme, submitted by Ann Congdon, is “On

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REACH OUT GETS A NEW VAN FROM ANONYMOUS DONOR

When a local private organization wanted to help Reach Out Morongo Basin with its biggest need, there was no question about what the charity would ask for. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…

Reach Out Morongo Basin received a welcome addition to its neighbors-helping-neighbors program last week when the charity purchased

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WATER VENDING MACHINE STOLEN FROM A LANDERS CONVENIENCE STORE

The Sheriff’s is investigating a case of a stolen water dispensing machine in Landers. According to a Sheriff’s report, two men in an older model white flat-bed truck arrived at the Halliday convenience store in the 56000 block of Reche Road in Landers about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday morning. A surveillance

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