WILDCATS MOVE TO 4-0, AFTER 40-0 VICTORY

By Coach Ernest Martinez

The Twentynine Palms Varsity Wildcats remained undefeated after a 40-0 victory over Indian Springs High School from San Bernardino. The Wildcats scored on their first three possessions of the game to take a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. The Wildcats moved 61 yards on four

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GET READY FOR MESA FEST

Later this month, folks from all over the Basin will descend on the community of Yucca Mesa for Mesa Fest 2017, an all-day beer and music festival organized for one simple goal: to provide a children’s playground in that community; currently there is none. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings us an

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NIGHT UNDER THE STARS FOR HIGH DESERT PREGNANCY CLINIC FUNDRAISER

Mark your calendar for a night under the stars to benefit the High Desert Pregnancy Clinic. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details…

The High Desert Pregnancy Clinic’s biggest fundraiser of the year, “A Night for Life Under the Stars,” will feature a Hollywood actor as the guest speaker. Rusty Joiner

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HI-DESERT CHORUS NEEDS SINGERS

The Hi-Desert Chorus is looking for singers who want to sing the songs of the season. The chorus, under the direction of Bill Barrett, will perform two concerts in December with songs relating to spring, summer, fall, and winter. All voices are needed, but especially alto, bass, and tenor. Singers

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DRIVE SAFELY AROUND MOTORCYCLES

Reducing the number of motorcycle-involved collisions goes beyond training and prevention on the part of the motorcyclists. California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin offers the following tips for motorists on how to drive safely around motorcycles…

Give motorcycles extra room. A minor rear-end collision involving a motorcycle can have major

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING ON MONDAY

Rural living in the high desert faces challenges never dreamed of 40 years ago when HVCC began operation. Who would have imagined you would not be able to get a building permit if you relied on hauled water? Who could have pictured acres and acres of solar panels covering the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL ART EXPOSITION RECEPTION, ART MARKET

The fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo starts Saturday morning with an art fair on the lawn at the 29 Palms Inn, and an opening reception at the 29 Palms Art Gallery Saturday evening. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation…

The fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR THEATRE 29 PRODUCTION OF “JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR”

The Broadway Musical, “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” performs at Theatre 29 for the final weekend of its run. Tonight at 7 p.m. and tomorrow afternoon at 2:30. The Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice musical, retells the biblical tale of a favored son, Joseph, who’s given a coat of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

We have limited information about a woman who was arrested Thursday, accused of child abuse. Sheriff’s deputies were called the 72500 block of Juanita Drive about 10:35 a.m. Thursday. After an investigation, Savannah Wong, 30, was arrested on suspicion of felony child cruelty. Savannah Wong was booked into West Valley

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday after deputies determined he was an out-of-compliance sex offender. Deputies contacted Justin Howe, 28, at the Food 4 Less grocery store about 1:45 p.m. After an investigation, Justin Howe was arrested on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender every 30

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BOOK SIGNING AT RAINBOW STEW SUNDAY

A Yucca Valley author will hold a book signing Sunday, September 17, at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley. Yasmine Anne Fernandez will sign copies of her book, “Moonlight ’pon the Wire: A True Circle about Coming Full Circle” from 1 to 3 p.m. The story follows a young girl from

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE TO HOLD QUARTERLY MEETING SUNDAY

If you are interested in addressing some of today’s economic, social, and environmental challenges, reporter Mike Lipsitz says Transition Joshua Tree may be for you…

Transition Joshua Tree holds its quarterly meeting and potluck on Sunday, September 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Coffee House on

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SKY’S THE LIMIT TO HOLD STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, September 16. The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will end about 11 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights of the evening will include

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VFW TO HOLD 5TH ANNUAL POKER RUN

Get that motorcycle charged up and gassed, air in the tires and polish the chrome. The Joshua Tree VFW will be holding a fund-raising motorcycle poker run. Reporter Rebecca Havely gets her kickstand up…

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will hold its fifth annual Poker Run

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM RECEIVES ACCREDITATION

Copper Mountain College’s automotive technology program has received accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. To achieve this recognition, the college’s automotive training program underwent rigorous evaluation by the foundation and had to meet standards in areas such as instruction, facilities, and equipment. The CMC automotive technology program provides

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FRIDAY’S FUGITIVE FINALLY FINGERED

A sharp-eyed deputy arrested 24-year-old Autumn Harris on Wednesday. Harris caught the deputy’s attention as she walked down the middle of Apache Trail near Santa Fe Trail in Yucca Valley. The officer recognized Harris from a recent “Fugitive Friday” poster at the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station. When the officer attempted

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE GETTING BLEACHERS AND FIRE INSTRUCTORS

Almost a quarter of the way into the fall semester, The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees had a full day yesterday. Reporter Eric Knabe was at the meeting and fills us in…

The college board toured the Student Success Center. The much-needed space is coming along well. During the

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POLE POINTS TO STOLEN POWER

A Landers man was arrested Wednesday for suspected utilities theft. According to the Sheriff Department, John Allen, 38, was arrested at his residence in the 600 block of North Giant Rock Road in Landers after a neighbor noticed a cord hanging from a utility pole on the property. The neighbor

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK EXPOSITION OPENS TOMORROW

The fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo starts Saturday morning with an art fair on the lawn at the 29 Palms Inn, and an opening reception at the 29 Palms Art Gallery Saturday evening. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation…

The fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park

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MISS YUCCA VALLEY PAGEANT CONTESTANTS MEET MONDAY

Attention high school junior girls in Yucca Valley as well the unincorporated areas of Morongo Valley, Yucca Mesa, Landers, and Joshua Tree. The Miss Yucca Valley scholarship orientation is this Monday at 6 p.m. at Joshua Springs school in room f-5. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Applications are

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