CHURCH MEN’S GROUP TO MEET FOR BREAKFAST SATURDAY

The Desert Hills Presbyterian Church’s men’s group will meet for their monthly breakfast on Saturday, January 18 at 8:30 a.m. at Carrow’s in Yucca Valley.

HOUSES CHOSEN FOR REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN’S PARADE OF HOMES

A collectables showcase, an eclectic home with Art Deco and Art Nouveau touches, and a desert oasis complete with waterfall are three of the six homes in this year’s 10th Annual Parade of Homes. The homes tour, set for February 16, is the biggest fund raiser of the year for

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CHP TO OFFER “START SMART” CLASS FOR NEW DRIVERS

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another FREE Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The class will be held on Tuesday, January 21, in the CHP offices on the

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BINGO, AUCTION AT SPORTSMAN’S CLUB FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SWIM TEAM

Bingo at the Sportsman’s Club in Joshua Tree will benefit the Yucca Valley High School swim team on Sunday, January 19. There will also be a silent auction. Money raised from the bingo and silent auction event will go toward paying the team’s bill for use of the pool. Doors

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

On Wednesday, the Twentynine Palms girls’ basketball team raised its record to 12 and 4 overall and 1 and 0 in league with its win over Shadow Hills, 64 to 23. Paige Rossi and Andraliah Lee led all scorers, each scoring 14 points. Tusia Brown had 12 points and Cherokee

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT SETTLES LONG RUNNING LAWSUIT

A controversial long-running lawsuit, which had divided many community members in Morongo Valley, is finally over. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at last night’s Morongo Valley CSD Board meeting and files this report… Following a mid-meeting closed session at last night’s regular meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, President

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YUCCA VALLEY GRUBSTAKE DAYS GRAND MARSHALL, THEME ANNOUNCED

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce has chosen the theme for its 2014 Grubstake Days parade, and the parade’s Grand Marshal. The theme is “Honoring All Who Serve,” and the Grand Marshal will be 93-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor Clarence Lux. Lux served in the Navy aboard the USS Tennessee and

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A NEW FIRE ENGINE FOR JOSHUA TREE GETS RIGHT TO WORK

After waiting for more than a year, Joshua Tree fire fighters finally got a present for the new year—a brand new fire engine to replace their 14-year-old fire truck. The fire fighters made a caravan of their three trucks to San Bernardino to pick up the new engine and drove

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER PLANNING FOR STREET FAIR AND CAR SHOW

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce will hold a planning meeting for their 14th Annual Car Show and Street Fair Thursday, January 23, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to allow community members the opportunity to provide input on how they can make this

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER OFFERS SALES AND USE TAX SEMINAR

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar on sales and use tax for businesses. The seminar will include information on who needs a seller’s permit, resale certificate, or exemption certificate, and how to obtain them, along with what is and what is not taxable. Participants should bring

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2: PRAYER BEFORE MEETINGS WILL REMAIN

Dan Stork broke his report on Tuesday’s wide-ranging Twentynine Palms City Council meeting into two parts. Today: The auditor’s report, and public prayer…again… After the Council heard a favorable summary of the City’s financial reporting practices by an outside auditor, public prayer again dominated the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting.

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT NAMES NEW OFFICERS

The High Desert Water District Board of Directors finally elected a president for 2014 during a special meeting last night. After Dan Munsey’s nomination of Sarann Graham failed to receive a second, Sheldon Hough nominated Roger Mayes to continue on as President, and the vote was unanimous. Bob Stadum also

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WE REVIEW “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST” AT THEATRE 29

A classic comedy, first performed in the late 1800’s, opened last weekend for a five-week run at Theatre 29. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was in the audience of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” and offers this review of the show… Theatre 29’s first production of 2014, “The Importance of Being

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CHILI DINNER SATURDAY TO SUPPORT ST. JOSEPH PLAYERS

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley are holding a chili dinner fundraiser Saturday, January 18 to raise money for their next production, “On Golden Pond.” Chili, including vegetarian chili, cole slaw, corn bread, and dessert, along with coffee, tea, and lemonade, will be served by the cast and crew

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CAFÉ NIGHT AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

The theater students at Twentynine Palms High School invite you to join them this Friday evening. ROP Broadcast Student Brianna Jillson invites you to Café Night… The International Thespian Society of Twentynine Palms is having their Café Night. The participants can sing, dance, and act. It’s on January 17 at

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JOSHUA TREE ROTARY PLANS 27TH ANNUAL SUPER BOWL PARTY

The Joshua Tree Rotary Club is holding its 27th annual Super Bowl Party at Copper Mountain College. Watch the Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the college campus with an all-you-can-eat super buffet. The doors open at 2 p.m.; kick-off is 3:25. Tickets are $25 each

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RECYCLED ARTWORK SOUGHT BY HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

Art made from recycled items is being sought by the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley for a special exhibition. Turn-in is tomorrow and Saturday, from 10 to 4, with a reception to follow next week at the museum. Reporter Taylor Thacker puts out the call……. As part of the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team opened up their De Anza league schedule with a 59-43 win over Big Bear last night in Trojan Gym. Coach Jess Geeson said the Yucca girls were led by junior Ashley Priest who hit for 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. Freshman Taylor

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 1 OF 2: AN AUDIT AND PUBLIC PRAYER

Dan Stork broke his report on a wide-ranging Twentynine Palms City Council meeting into two parts. Today: Drag racing, a dues surcharge, waiving the fire truck loan, another solar field, travel promotion, and an impending retirement… Supporters of establishing a commercial drag racing strip in Twentynine Palms continued their vigorous

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NO RELIEF IN SIGHT FOR BLACK ROCK ROAD

Black Rock Road, the access road to Joshua Tree National Park in Yucca Valley, will remain pocked with potholes for the foreseeable future. The Town of Yucca Valley had applied for a grant last year to pave the road, but its application was not successful. The road was not in

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