YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING BLACK AND GOLD SCRIMMAGE TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley High School wrestling team invites the public to their “Black and Gold Scrimmage” tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16. Coach Larry Giron says there is no charge for admission but they will accept donations at the door. There will be a snack bar and souvenirs for sale. This is

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FATAL CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS EARLY SATURDAY MORNING

A man was killed early Saturday morning in a fatal crash in Twentynine Palms. According to the California Highway Patrol, Shawn Lance, 35, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, was driving his 1995 Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck westbound on Indian Trail about 12:20 a.m. The CHP estimates his speed was 90 to 100

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JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER PLANS AT LEAST TWO ROCK CONCERTS A YEAR

The Joshua Tree Retreat Center—also known as the Institute for Mentalphysics—hosted its first two rock concerts earlier this year, eliciting criticism from some who considered them too loud and inappropriate. But there’s a larger social purpose, the center says, and so the events will continue. Reporter David Haldane has the

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FOUR LANDERS HOMES RAIDED FOR ILLEGAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION, 2 ARRESTS

Two men were arrested, and 66 pounds of pot and 267 plants were seized during drug raids at four homes in Landers Friday. Sheriff’s deputies from the Marijuana Enforcement Team served search warrants at homes in the 55700 block of Linn Road, 3600 block of Acoma Trail, 4100 block of

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COMMUNITY PLAN WORKSHOPS: PIONEERTOWN, MORONGO VALLEY, AND LANDERS AREA

San Bernardino County is updating the Community Plans for several areas in Morongo Basin. Part of the larger “Countywide Plan,” the Community Plans serve the unincorporated areas much like the planning commissions serve Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us where those living in the unincorporated

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RARE SUPER MOON IN OUR DESERT SKY TONIGHT

A rare astronomical event will occur tonight when the moon will be closer to Earth than it’s been in almost 70 years. Known as a super moon, the moon hasn’t been this close to the Earth since January 1948, and won’t be this close again until November 2034. The moon

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY SEEKING GRANT APPLICATIONS

Community Development Block Grants will soon be available and the Town of Yucca Valley is looking for applicants. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells local non-profits how to apply… The Town of Yucca Valley is soliciting applications from community organizations for the 2017-18 community development block grant. All proposals and applications

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ROAD WORK WILL CLOSE SOME TWENTYNINE PALMS ROADS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Public Works Department has announced road closures this week due to road maintenance. Manzanita Road from the highway to Hatch Road will be closed, as will Juanita Avenue from Estrella to Euycalyptus on Tuesday, November 15, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, there will be

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MORONGO BASIN MAC LOOKS AT PLANNED MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY TONIGHT

Tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will feature an update on the area’s first proposed Crisis Residential Treatment Facility. Reporter David Haldane tells us more… Mental health in the Morongo Basin. That’s the subject of an update scheduled for tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory

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APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR YUCCA VALLEY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE

Entries are now being accepted for the 19th annual Yucca Valley Festival of Lights parade. The light parade is set for Saturday, December 10, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Bannock and Santa Fe Trail, and heads west on Santa Fe to the Hi-Desert Water District’s office at Inca Trail. The

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CASTING CHANGE FOR “A CHRISTMAS STORY” OPENING FRIDAY AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29’s final production of the season, “A Christmas Story,” opens soon. A change in the cast had to be made, but as they say in live theater, “the show must go on.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Director Eric Ross announced the casting for the final production of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL WINS FIRST ROUND CIF PLAYOFF

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats football team held on for a first round 19-14 CIF victory in the Division 11 playoffs at home Friday night. Senior Derek Sutherland started the game with a 78-yard kickoff return down to the five-yard line on the first play of the game. However,

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND, COLOR GUARD ADVANCE TO STATE FINALS

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan Marching Band and Color Guard will advance to the state band division finals Saturday in Westminster. The marching band and color guard earned a qualifying score in the 2A division, along with 13 other bands. The Trojan Drum line beat 33 other competing drum

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ROAD CLOSURES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TUESDAY

The Twentynine Palms Public Works Department has announced road closures next week due to road maintenance. Manzanita Road from the highway to Hatch Road will be closed, as will Juanita Avenue from Estrella to Euycalyptus on Tuesday, November 15, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, there will be

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INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR CERT RESPONDERS

The County Fire Department and the Department of Emergency Services will hold an informational meeting for residents who are interested in joining the Morongo Basin’s Community Emergency Response Team. Participants will learn about hazards they may face in a disaster, and will be trained in lifesaving skills so that they

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REGISTER FOR THE “WEE HOOPS” BASKETBALL PROGRAM

Wee Hoops, a basketball program for first and second graders, is getting underway in Yucca Valley. Reporter Kirby Davis tells you how to get your little hoopsters signed up… Wee Hoops, a four-week youth basketball program for players in the first and second grades, is designed to introduce participants to

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RELAY FOR LIFE MEETINGS SET

Relay for Life Morongo Basin will hold a team captain meeting Tuesday, November 15, at 6:30 p.m. in room 101 at Copper Mountain College. Information will be passed on how to start a team for Relay for Life. In addition, a planning committee meeting for Relay for Life will be

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TIPS ON LIVING A LONGER FULLER LIFE

Many Americans are living well into their eighties and nineties, which presents a set of challenges and opportunities. Managing editor Tami Roleff reports on one expert’s view of them… More than 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day, and demographics indicate that trend is going to continue for the next 14

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SUPER MOON MONDAY

A rare astronomical event will occur Monday when the moon will be closer to Earth than it’s been in almost 70 years. Known as a super moon, the moon hasn’t been this close to the earth since January 1948, and won’t be this close again until November 2034. The moon

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REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED WEDNESDAY FOR NOT UPDATING ADDRESS

A registered sex offender was arrested Wednesday night, accused of not updating his address. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a traffic stop at Cholla Avenue and Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms about 10 p.m. Inside the vehicle was Lawrence Navarette, 56. The deputy determined that Navarette was

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