COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ART SHOW OPEN DURING THE TOURS

The student art club at Copper Mountain College will host an art show during the Open Studio Art Tours, October 17 and 18, and October 24 and 25. The show will be on display at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen from 9 to 5. All art will be for sale. The college

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LOCAL SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN TO ANSWER QUESTIONS TOMORROW ON Z107.7

Many Morongo Basin residents feel that crime is on the rise in their neighborhoods. Tomorrow is your chance to air your concerns with Captain Jeff Joling of the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station, who will be the guest on the Z107.7 Up Close Show from 10:00 am until 10: 50 am

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SIGNING OF NEW BOOK HIGHLIGHTING SAWTOOTH FIRES SUNDAY

Local author Susan Lang is signing her new novel, “The Sawtooth Complex.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has more information… On Sunday, October 18, at 1 p.m. join local author Susan Lang as she reads from her latest novel, “The Sawtooth Complex.” This book is based on the 2006 Sawtooth fire that

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LUCERNE VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD RECALL ELECTION SET

A Lucerne Valley school board trustee who has been censured twice by the school board is facing a recall election in February. Dawn Turnbull was elected to the Lucerne Valley Unified School District in 2010; she was censured in March for posting derogatory comments about school board members, district administrators,

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LOCAL REPUBLICANS MEET MONDAY

Morongo Basin Republicans invite you to hear Martie Avels, Vice President, Hi- Desert Medical Center speak on its future, “Where we have been and where we are going. Building on their 30+ years of local healthcare” They will have have updates from the Hi Desert Water District, Jim Schooler, the

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DESERT CHRIST PARK COLLECTING BIRDHOUSES

The non-profit that operates Desert Christ Park in Yucca Valley is looking for birdhouses. Reporter David Knutson explains… Desert Christ Park a Museum of Sculptures has begun collecting all shapes and sizes of bird houses for shelterless birds. You can donate a bird house or bag of seed today to

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“CONVINCING THE NATION” AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

A new exhibit, “Convincing the Nation,” opened at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum this month and will remain on display through December 19. The exhibit includes archival material and artifacts, including more than 20 posters from World War II—to tell the story of the U.S. Government’s efforts to capture people’s attention

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TABLE TENNIS OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley offers table tennis every Wednesday and Fridays. Don’t know how to play? Jean Mueller is available from 2 to 5 p.m. to teach beginners how to play. The ping pong tables are set up in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. The

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YUCCA VALLEY STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION SET FOR TUESDAY

The Town of Yucca Valley is looking for input from its residents as they plan for the future. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the second in two sessions is set for this Tuesday… The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold the second of two strategic planning sessions prior to its

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YUCCA MESA HAUNTED HOUSE TOMORROW, FESTIVAL SATURDAY

Yucca Mesa Elementary School will hold a haunted house on Friday, October 16, from 6:30 to 8. Then on Saturday is its fall festival, from 10 to 2, with traditional carnival games, trick or treating, a giant hay maze, haunted house, and antique tractor show. All proceeds will go toward

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OKTOBERFEST AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree VFW Post is holding Oktoberfest this evening from 4 to 7 p.m. They’ll be serving up sauerkraut, bratwurst, hot potato salad, and a side salad, all for $8. The VFW post is located on Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

THE SPORT OF CHEERLEADING IS HARD WORK

The hardworking cheerleaders at Twentynine Palms High School work very hard at their sport. ROP Broadcasting student, and cheerleader Madeline Samarin says, “That’s right, a sport”… Is cheerleading a sport? According to Varsity.com, “Cheerleading meets ALL of the athletic specifications. To be qualified as a sport, “It must be a

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A WIN FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

The Yucca Valley High School girls tennis team beat Big Bear 13-5 Tuesday. Coach Cindy Miller said outstanding players were in singles Katie Brattain went 3-0; Carrie Scofield 3-0; April Bratcher 1-1. In doubles, Dawn Rich and Moriah Goddard, 3-0; Ashlin Gueltzow and Miranda Green, 2-1; Nikole Cody and Alli

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ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL AT COPPER MOUNTAIN DRILL YESTERDAY

With school shootings in the headlines, our own Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station held a training exercise at Copper Mountain College yesterday. Reporter David Haldane was there and files this report… It began with a resounding pop, pop, pop! Within minutes sheriff’s squad cars were converging on Copper Mountain College with

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HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR FEINSTEIN WHITEWATER MEETING

Hundreds of people turned out for a public meeting Tuesday afternoon in Whitewater Preserve at which U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein heard public comment on her efforts to create three desert monuments. Feinstein told those in attendance that her plan—which would create the Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails, and Castle Mountains

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GREAT SHAKEOUT EARTHQUAKE DRILL IS TOMORROW

The Great California ShakeOut drill is tomorrow Thursday, October 15. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares what to do in the event of a quake… What would your family do if the house started to shake? What would you do if a quake began while at your place of work? What would

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22 SHOOTERS COMPETE IN INAUGURAL DAV COMPETITION ABOARD MARINE BASE

On a breezy Saturday morning, 22 shooters, ranging in age from 10 to their 70s, competed in the Disabled American Veterans Morongo Basin Chapter #60 inaugural air rifle competition at the Combat Center Rifle Range. The shooters faced down NRA steel animal silhouettes at distances up to 40 yards using

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PIONEER DAYS OLD-TIMER GATHERING SATURDAY

The Pioneer Days’ Old Timers Gathering will celebrate the Old Timers of the Year, Bob and Edie Carter, as well as grand marshals George and Marybeth Hall and Jim and Sue Kedis, and military grand marshal and Cleveland Spaight. The Twentynine Palms Historical Society selected the Carters as the Old

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NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

A special night sky festival is this weekend night in Twentynine Palms. Managing Editor Tami Roleff gets out her telescope… Sky’s the Limit and Joshua Tree National Park are co-sponsoring a night sky festival this weekend, Friday, October 16, through Sunday, October 18. Events—which will include night sky viewing, night

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight, (Wednesday, October 14), are correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission, airport use agreements, aircraft tie-down agreements, sewer easements, and a financial audit. Under new business is a discussion on strategic planning

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