“SALUTE TO VETERANS” MOTORCYCLE RUN THIS SATURDAY

Patriot Weekend begins this weekend. And in honor of disabled veterans from the Hi-Desert through Coachella Valley, motorcycle riders will join the “Salute to Veterans Run” from Palm Springs to ceremonies in Indian Wells on Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on how to participate…

The third annual group ride

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD MEETS, FIREFIGHTER PAY ON THE AGENDA

At tonight’s regular 7:00 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board will discuss a number of items including grant funding, ball field clean-up, mutual aid, adjustments to the fire personnel wage model, and other items. Tonight’s meeting takes place in the Community Building’s Multipurpose Room on the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS TO CRACK DOWN ON PARKING EAST OF UTAH TRAIL

The City of Twentynine Palms has received numerous complaints about people who are parking their vehicles in no parking areas on Utah Trail across from Luckie Park. The east side of Utah Trail, between Two Mile Road and Joe Davis Drive, is a no parking zone. On Saturday, the city’s

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BLOOD DRIVE AT BLACK ROCK HIGH SCHOOL TODAY

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, October 17, at Black Rock High School, 59273 Sunnyslope Drive, from 8 a.m. to noon. Donors will receive incentives.

BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, October 18, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 3. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol

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SWING AND BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley is offering ballroom and swing dance classes. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the specifics…

The Town of Yucca Valley Community Services Department presents another session of ballroom dancing and swing dancing classes for participants ages 14 and over. Learn to cha cha, rumba, tango and foxtrot

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FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS AFTERNOON

Free surplus food will be given away today at Spirit and Truth Worship Center Church in Twentynine Palms. Items vary each week, but include fresh produce, juice, meats, bread, milk, chips, beans, soup, and more. The give-away will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. The church is located at

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EXERCISE AND NUTRITION CLASSES START TODAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The county is offering a free four-week exercise and nutrition class starting Tuesday, October 17. The classes will cover nutrition guidelines, medication management, and stretching, balance, and flexibility exercises. The one-hour classes will be held at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center on Adobe Road at 9:30 a.m. There will be

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ tennis and volleyball teams will travel away to Thermal to play Coachella Valley High School. Tennis starts at 3:15; volleyball at 4:30.

Also tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ tennis team will play Desert Hot Springs

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2 BODIES, POSSIBLY MISSING HIKERS, FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

After nearly three months of searching, it appears the bodies of the pair of hikers who have been missing in Joshua Tree National Park since July 27 have been found. Joshua Tree Search and Rescue reported that JOSAR searchers found the bodies Sunday morning. JOSAR said that Gilbert Orbeso, the

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HOW TO AVOID BEING A VICTIM OF ONLINE SCAMS

Another woman is out money after she was the victim of a common online scam. The unidentified woman tried to buy two African gray parrots online from a person in Ohio. She sent the seller $700 in Moneygrams but the seller said he needed more money for shipping costs. When

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$22 MILLION FOR YUCCA VALLEY POOL AND GYM IN STATEWIDE PARK BOND

Assemblyman Chad Mayes, Yucca Valley native and former Mayor, has secured $22 million dollars in funding for Yucca Valley with the final funding decision to be made by voters on June 2018 ballot. Language inserted into the statewide Park Bond SB-5, a statewide general obligation bond, includes a $22 million

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LECTURE ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL ILLNESS AT HDMC TOMORROW

Valuable information is being provided by Hi-Desert Medical Center in a series if free lecture’s conducted by physicians. Reporter Eric Knabe says tomorrow’s lecture is about substance abuse and mental health…

Physicians from Hi-Desert Medical Center will be offering lectures on key topics to help residents be more informed about

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COMMISSARY REMAINS CLOSED ABOARD THE 29 PALMS MARINE BASE

The commissary aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center remains closed indefinitely. A base spokesman said “Due to a recently reported health code violation resulting from a pest control issue identified by a routine inspection in the commissary, it is now closed until further notice. Officials from the

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MORONGO BASIN UNITY HOME RAFFLING OFF DISNEYLAND GET-A-WAY

Here’s your chance to win tickets for a dream vacation to Disneyland. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you where you can buy tickets…

Buy your raffle tickets now for a dream Disneyland get-away. The fundraiser will support the Morongo Basin Unity Home. The Disneyland prize will feature four park hopper

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HI-DESERT TEST KITCHEN SERVING UP CALIFORNIA BUCKWHEAT TONIGHT

The desert has always appealed to explorers of all kinds. In this report, Mike Lipsitz says this is high adventure everyone can savor…

The High Desert Test Kitchen is an informal monthly dinner gathering organized by artist Sarah Witt. Each month explores a different native food that serves as an

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL LOSES TO COACHELLA VALLEY THURSDAY

By Yucca Valley Head Coach Andrew Amosa

The Yucca Valley High School Varsity Trojans football team lost a close battle Thursday to the Coachella Valley High School Arabs, 28-29. The game was a nail biter in which both teams played hard. The loss brings the varsity record to 6-1 overall

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL LOSES KEY DEANZA LEAGUE GAME

By Head Coach Ernest Martinez

The Twentynine Palms High School varsity Wildcats football team lost a key DeAnza league game Friday at home against Rancho Mirage High School, 35-13.

The Wildcats matched the Rattlers’ offensive totals—with both teams gaining nearly identical yardage of 360 yards of offense—but missed scoring opportunities

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9TH ANNUAL GOURD ART FESTIVAL COMING TO YUCCA VALLEY

Mark your calendars for the ninth annual gourd art festival, set for November 18 and 19 at the Yucca Valley Community Center. The free event will feature gourd artists and crafts vendors from all over southern California. In addition to the holiday shopping, there will be classes taught by renowned

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department is accepting donations of pet food, cleaning supplies, blankets and other pet-related items for donation to the Morongo Basin no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree. The shelter especially needs dry dog and cat food, all kinds of puppy and kitten food, cleaning supplies and pet

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