A DAY OF ACTIVITIES AT BELLFIELD HALL IN LANDERS TOMORROW

A day of activities are planned at Landers Belfield Hall tomorrow. Up front from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Thrift Shoppe takes in donations and rings up bargains. Back in the main hall, the Arts & Crafts Fair returns with vendors serving up canned cakes, pickled quail eggs, gourmet

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COLLEGE BOARD HEARS OF CERTIFICATION FOR AUTOMOTIVE PROGRAM

The Copper Mountain College board of trustees met yesterday. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details…

During his report, College President Jeff Cummimgs presented Paul Frielt who teaches the automotive technology program with certification by the National Technician Education Foundation. Frielt in turn thanked the local automotive professionals for their help

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MANE STREET STAMPEDE WILD WEST SHOW IN PIONEERTOWN TOMORROW

The Mane street stampede Wild West Show will be performing this Saturday, November 11th, at 2:30pm sharp in Pioneertown at the Pioneer bowl. Shows are free to the public. The Stampede is a family-oriented and always looking for comedy actors! For more information contact Paden at 760-366-3333.

LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will be discussing bottled water at its regular monthly meeting Saturday, November 11. Nestle pays the U.S. Forest Service just a few hundred dollars per year for the right to bottle and sell 30 million gallons of water from a creek in the San Bernardino

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WITH A NEW FIRE CHIEF, MORONGO VALLEY CSD CALLS SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

UPDATE: THE SPECIAL MEETING HAS BEEN MOVED TO THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, AT 4 PM

The Morongo Valley Community Services District, or CSD, has a new fire chief and at a special meeting, the district begins putting the new chief’s agenda in place. Reporter Mike Lipsitz picks up the story

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL THIS WEEKEND

The Copper Mountain College Women’s Fighting Cacti basketball team kicks off its first season with the Mount San Jacinto tournament starting tonight in Hemet. The women will play tonight, Saturday, and Sunday.

On Saturday, the men’s basketball team will play the very first game at home in the Bell Center

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TWENTYNINE PALMS GETS SKUNKED IN PLAY-OFF GAME AGAINST APPLE VALLEY

The Twentynine Palms High School varsity football team lost Thursday’s away playoff game against Apple Valley by a score of 75-0.

The Apple Valley Sun Devils scored 27 points in the first quarter, 27 points in the second quarter, 14 points in the third quarter, and 7 points in the

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JOSHUA TREE MAN SENTENCED TO 24 YEARS IN PRISON FOR 2015 SHOOTING

A 23-year-old Joshua Tree man who pleaded guilty last month to shooting two people in Yucca Valley in 2015 was sentenced Wednesday to more than 24 years in state prison. On April 15, 2015, Joseph Rojas, went to a home in the 55600 block of Pueblo Trail where he started

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AS AN ACCESSORY TO ARSON

A Twentynine Palms woman who refused to turn in her boyfriend to law enforcement was arrested Tuesday, accused of being an accessory to arson. According to a Sheriff’s report, firefighters responded to a car fire last Friday, November 3, about 9 a.m. near Adobe Road and Amboy Road in Twentynine

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SIGN UP YOUR CELL PHONE TO GET EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS

The county’s emergency notification system allows public safety personnel to reach more residents than ever before during disasters, but if you want to be notified by your cell phone, you have to sign up. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to sign up… The County’s Telephone Emergency Notification System,

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SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES ELECTIONS BY DISTRICT

The city of Twentynine Palms, town of Yucca Valley, and Morongo Unified School District have all recently received letters from a lawyer threatening legal action unless they changed the way council and board members are elected, from “at large” elections to “district” elections. The school board held a closed session

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CLOSED FOR VETERANS DAY

Copper Mountain College will be closed Friday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day. It will be open for its inaugural basketball game Saturday night. The college will resume its regular hours Monday, November 13, at 8 a.m.

BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER GETS A BIG GIFT FROM THE STATE

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency has big plans. You would too, if you awoke to find a half million dollars had been deposited to your bank account. Reporter Mike Lipsitz picks up the story from here… Last month the California State Water Resources Control Board awarded $500,000 in grant funding

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING SATURDAY

Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association will hold its annual membership meeting and board election this Saturday, November 11, at noon; lunch will be provided. Special guest Curt Sauer, general manager of the Joshua Basin Water District, will update residents on important water issues affecting the Copper Mountain Mesa area. Sauer

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SIGNUPS BEING TAKEN FOR YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club is now accepting applications for its 20th annual Festival of Lights parade. Reporter Andrew Dieleman enlightens you on how to participate in the parade… Entries are now being accepted for the 20th annual Yucca Valley Festival of Lights parade. The light parade is set for

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HILARIOUS HOLIDAY-THEMED IMPROV SHOW AT THEATRE 29 SATURDAY NIGHT

Theatre 29’s wildly successful improvisational troupe, “The Baker’s Dozen,” will be onstage again, with a Thanksgiving themed special show in Twentynine Palms this Saturday evening. The top notch cast of improvisers will perform a Thanksgiving-themed special show, “Corny-copia” at 7:00 p.m. Saturday November 11 at Theatre 29. With improv, the

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LEARN ABOUT DESERT OASES AT THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Learn about desert palm oases at the Old Schoolhouse lecture, sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. Jim Cornett, who has studied desert palms for 25 years and was the curator and director of natural sciences at the Palm Springs Desert Museum, will be discussing palm oasis ecology Friday, November

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION OFFERS YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAM

The Town of Yucca Valley is getting ready for its youth basketball program. Reporter Eric Knabe says to register now… Yucca Valley’s youth basketball league is a competitive recreational league for boys and girls in grades three through eight that focuses on fundamentals and skills development, and features competitive league

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IN 1ST ROUND CIF PLAYOFF GAME TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team will make its 15th play-off appearance tonight (Thursday, November 9) when they travel to Apple Valley to play the number-one ranked Division 10 team, the Sun Devils. Apple Valley is 10-and-0 in overall play; the Wildcats are 7-and-3. This is the second

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YUCCA VALLEY TO PUT COMMERCIAL CANNABIS PROPOSAL TO A VOTE

More than 40 people got up before the Yucca Valley Town Council last night to give their opinions on what the town should do concerning a citizens’ petition to permit commercial cannabis operations in town limits. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there during the marathon meeting and says residents will

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