MORONGO BASIN HAVEN COLLECTING WINTER CLOTHING FOR THE HOMELESS

Morongo Basin Haven is now accepting donations for winter clothing and gear for the homeless in the Morongo Basin. New or used adult-sized coats, sleeping bags, and scarves are especially needed, as well as cotton socks and hand and feet warmers. Drop off locations include the Morongo Valley Fire Department,

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YUCCA VALLEY STABBING VICTIM IDENTIFIED

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has named the man who was killed in a stabbing in Yucca Valley last week. A woman called 911 about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 14, to report that her boyfriend, identified as Luis Arroyo, 49, had been stabbed in the 7600 block of Cibola

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD AFTER HE RAMS ANOTHER CAR

A Twentynine Palms man who caused a car crash was arrested Saturday afternoon after he rammed one of the victim’s cars while trying to escape. According to a Sheriff’s report, two men were driving their vehicles in adjacent lanes southbound on Adobe Road about 10:40 a.m. when Kurtis Sims, 32,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL IN ROUTINE MEETING TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the routine agenda… After hearing a presentation from the California Highway Patrol, the Yucca Valley Town Council’s meeting tonight looks to be pretty routine. The council will be asked to approve a contract for consultants to update the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY OFFERING ADVANCED PLANNING CLASSES

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery will hold several presentations about advanced planning for burials. The first gathering will be this morning (Tuesday, September 20), at 10 a.m. at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center on Adobe Road. Additional sessions will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Wiefels Mortuary Chapel on Desert Queen

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RENEWABLE ENERGY PLAN WILL LOOK FOR PRIVATE PROPERTIES

Now that the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan has said aside public lands for solar, experts say private land is next. Reporter David Haldane explains… Get ready to fight climate change. Last week government officials signed the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, setting aside 600 square miles of federal land

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CHILI COOKS SOUGHT FOR YUCCA MESA ANNUAL MESA FEST THIS SATURDAY

The Yucca Mesa Community Center is holding its first annual Mesa Fest this Saturday, September 24, from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at 3133 Balsa Avenue just off of Aberdeen. There will be a chili cook-off and Mesa Fest is in need of more entries. The entry fee is $20

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets tonight. Mike Lipsitz said the board will issue a proclamation, consider use requests, and take nominees for an award, with punch and cookies beforehand… At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board is expected to adopt a

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NEW 12-HOUR RELAY FOR LIFE PLANNING MEETING TONIGHT

A planning meeting will be held tonight for the new 12-hour format for Relay for Life. The event raises money for the American Cancer Society by taking pledges for time spent walking a track. Are you excited about the new 12-hour model? Thinking about starting a team? Want more information

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT LITTLE HOUSES TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says the biggest thing on the agenda is not very big at all… Little houses, anyone? The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight to hold a public hearing on just that: a proposal to build two complexes,

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SIGN UP FOR SQUARE DANCE CLASSES BY THURSDAY

The last night for new dancers to sign up for line and square dance classes is Thursday, September 22. The first class is free; additional classes are $5 each for square dancing and $3 for line dancing. Line dance classes are from 6 to 7 p.m.; square dance classes run

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SIGN UP NOW FOR CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

A charity golf tournament will benefit a local non-profit youth dance program. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to sign up to tee off for the StarStruck Dance Studio… StarStruck Dance Studio will hold a golf tournament fundraiser Saturday, October 8 at Hawk’s Landing golf course in Yucca Valley. The

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, cross-basin rivals Yucca Valley High School and Twentynine Palms High School will play each other in tennis and volleyball in Yucca Valley. The tennis match begins at 3:15; first serve for volleyball is at 4:30 p.m.

MEETING ON PROPOSED YUCCA VALLEY TAX MEASURES TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley will hold informational sessions for the two tax measures placed on the November ballot for Yucca Valley voters. Measure Y would provide local funds (that are protected by law from the state), for local town services, including public safety and street and pothole repair. Measure

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION NAMES WINNERS

Hundreds of people attended the opening reception for the fourth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition’s juried art show, held Saturday, September 17 at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. Out of 92 artist entries, 49 artists were juried into the exhibition, and four received special awards for their work.

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2ND ANNUAL AIR RIFLE SHOOTING COMPETITION OCTOBER 8

The second annual air rifle shooting competition will be hosted by the Disabled American Veterans. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… The air rifle shooting competition will be held Saturday, October 8, at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. Sign-in and range safety instruction is from 7:30 a.m.

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MAN INJURED IN DIRT BIKE CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY SUNDAY NIGHT

A man was hospitalized following a dirt bike crash in Morongo Valley late Sunday night. About 11:30 p.m., Morongo Valley firefighters were called to Breezeway at the Little Morongo wash. The man had been riding his dirt bike on Breezeway when he came upon the wash unexpectedly and was unable

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COUNTY UPGRADES JURY WEBSITE

The San Bernardino County Superior Court system has updated its juror website. The new website allows those who are summoned for jury duty to defer jury service up to 90 days; fill out their juror questionnaire online; receive updates regarding reporting status by phone, text, or email; check juror status;

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will hold a distribution of federal surplus food from 9 to 11, Tuesday, September 20, at the Twentynine Palms Community Food Pantry, 6450 Stardune Avenue.

AUDITIONS FOR “A CHRISTMAS STORY” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Auditions for Theatre 29’s final show of the season “A Christmas Story” are tonight. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast break down… Auditions are tonight Monday, September 19 at 6 p.m. on the Theatre 29 mainstage at 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms. The hilarious comedy, “A Christmas Story” follows

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