WE REVIEW THE WHODUNIT “THE MOUSETRAP” AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 opened “The Mousetrap” last weekend. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely attended and says director Katie Fleischman makes a directorial debut befitting the Theatre 29 mainstage with Agatha Christie’s mystery thriller…

A group of travelers find themselves snowed-in with a murderer afoot. Sergeant Trotter convincingly played by Chris Fleischman, arrives

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT MORE 4-CORNER IMPROVEMENTS

A new Starbucks, Cold Stone Creamery, Surf City Squeeze, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and Kahala Coffee, and Twentynine Souvenirs and Gifts are all coming to the intersection of Adobe Road and Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms, which means a new traffic signal. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…

With the expected

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FREE HEALTH AND COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District, in partnership with the City of Twentynine Palms and Hi-Desert Medical Center, are hosting a free Health and Community Resource Fair, this Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms. Z107.7 will broadcast live as you are invited

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MET LAST NIGHT, CALTRANS CONDUCTS A Q&A

Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council met last night. Caltrans was there to answer some questions. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details…

In the first part of the meeting, Cal Fire reported there is a high fire danger in the area, possibly until Wednesday. There are more than eight large fires

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT 5-YEAR PLAN TONIGHT

At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the commissioners will be asked to review and adopt the five-year capital improvement plan. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center.

MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Public relations and marketing, National Disabilities Awareness Month, textbooks, and sewer-related contracts are all on the agenda tonight for the Morongo Unified School District. Here’s Managing editor Tami Roleff with more…

The Morongo Unified School District board of directors will conduct a work-study session starting at 6 p.m. tonight, at

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED IN STOLEN TRUCK

A Landers man was arrested Monday, after he was founding driving a stolen truck. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Bryan Dominguez stopped a white 1984 Dodge truck about 11 p.m. in the 1100 block of Old Woman Springs Road in Yucca Valley. The driver, Joshua Kaiser, 26, said he

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24-HOUR SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE NOW AVAILABLE

The Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services provides a 24-hour crisis hot-line to help survivors of sexual assault. Counselors can accompany sexual assault survivors to medical exams, police and legal interviews, and court appearances. Speakers are available to talk to schools and community groups about sexual assault, and rape prevention. The

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DESERT THEATRE LEAGUE HONORS AREA THEATER ORGANIZATIONS

Morongo Basin theatrical organizations picked up some of the plum prizes Sunday night at the Desert Theater League’s 30th annual Desert Stars awards ceremony in Palm Desert. In addition to trophies for excelling in individual productions, five special awards were given out for theater excellence. Reporter Sara Snyder opens the

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NEW THEATER TROUPE PREMIERING IN PIONEERTOWN THIS WEEKEND

A newly formed community theater troupe, Thought Theatre, has planned a premiere performance in Pioneertown. With your invitation, here’s Rebecca Havely…

There’s a new troupe of performers gearing up for their premiere offering, a staged reading of “Kennedy’s Children,” by playwright Robert Patrick. Founder and artistic director Miri Hunter formed

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YUCCA VALLEY ELKS LODGE FALL FESTIVAL SATURDAY

The annual Yucca Valley Elks Lodge fall festival, awesome wheels auto show and craft fair will be held this Saturday, October 14. The craft show starts at 9 a.m. and the car show is at 10 a.m. with awards at 2 p.m. Enjoy hot dogs for lunch from 10 to

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BUNCO AT THE EAGLES SATURDAY

The Eagles Auxiliary of Twentynine Palms will host an afternoon of bunco Saturday, October 14, at the Eagles Aerie, 67330 Twentynine Palms Highway. The event will start at noon with a lunch of baked ham, sides, salads, breads, and dessert followed by six games of bunco. There will be prizes,

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YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER SING-A-LONG AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL TOMORROW

Tomorrow is the second Wednesday sing-along and ice cream social at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. Come join Cat Cohen at 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Club. There will be songs from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. All ages are welcome and this is a free

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of the Hi Desert

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NEW OBSTACLE FOR CADIZ WATER PROJECT

The Cadiz water project—a plan to pump water from a desert aquifer and sell it to a water agency in Orange County—has hit another obstacle. Last month, the State Lands Commission sent a letter to Cadiz saying that Cadiz’s route to pipe the water to the Santa Margarita Water District

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COLD STONE CREAMERY COMING TO TWENTYNINE PALMS

It’s official, not only will Starbucks be coming to downtown Twentynine Palms, but so will a Cold Stone Creamery ice cream parlor. City manager Frank Luckino said that the ice cream parlor will go in the old AutoZone business on Adobe Road, between the 7-11 convenience store and McDonalds. A

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AUDITIONS TONIGHT FOR “MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS”

The family musical “Meet Me in St. Louis” is based on the 1944 heartwarming film of the same name. Director Kathryn Ferguson is holding open auditions at Theatre 29 tonight. With the list of roles available here’s Rebecca Havely…

Auditions will be held tonight, October 9, at 6:30 p.m. on

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THREE INJURED IN OFF-ROAD VEHICLE ROLLOVER CRASH SATURDAY

Three people were injured when their off-road vehicle overturned in Johnson Valley. About 5:40 p.m. Saturday, a rock-crawler-type vehicle rolled over in the Means Dry Lake off-highway vehicle area. Although the roll-over happened near the Desert Run fundraising event, it was not a part of it. County Fire Battalion Chief

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE TWENTYNINE PALMS WEED SHOW

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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SHERIFF’S STATION ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR NO-KILL PET 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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