YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting Wednesday, February 12, are correspondence from LAFCO and the Department of Homeland Security; airport use agreements; setting up a reserve account; and nominations for LAFCO members. The meeting will start at 6:30 in

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SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFERS “COMMON CORE” MEETING TOMORROW

No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, and now the Common Core Standards are all approaches to improving educational outcomes in this country. If you’re confused about what the latest of these, the Common Core, adds to the mix (and you should be), reporter Dan Stork tells you about

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VALENTINE’S ACTIVITIES AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TOMORROW

Children of all ages are invited to have some Valentine’s Day fun at the Joshua Tree Library Thursday, February 13. Activities will include, hearts bingo, making your own Valentine’s Day Card, and sweetheart box. Crafts and activities are provided at no cost through funding by the Friends of the Joshua

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PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

This week’s Twentynine Palms Library’s preschool story time will be celebrating Valentine’s Day, by reading Valentine’s Day-themed stories and creating homemade valentines. Plan to attend preschool story time tomorrow at 11 a.m. Children are invited to bring something from home to share, if they wish. Parents and babysitters are invited

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DESERT GARDENING LECTURE AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Need some help and advice on your desert garden? Reporter Taylor Thacker says that is what the Hi-Desert Nature Museum is offering tomorrow…

Attention all gardeners with a green thumb! On Thursday, February 13, starting at noon, Museum Program Coordinator Stefanie Ritter will present a lecture on the trials and

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REVERSE RAFFLE TO BENEFIT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PROGRAM

The Twentynine Palms Boys Basketball Booster Club is holding a Reverse Raffle on March 1, beginning at 5:00 pm. The Grand Prize is $5,000, and tickets include a great tri-tip dinner for two prepared by Chef Larry Bowden. The Boosters are only selling 200 tickets at $100 each. All 200

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board meets tomorrow afternoon in closed and regular session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agendas…

The regular monthly meeting of the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees begins at 3 p.m. tomorrow, following a 2 p.m. closed session pertaining to evaluation of the president/superintendent. Once in

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host Desert Hot Springs at home. Tip-off for the girls is at 6 p.m., the boys start at 7:30.

 

The Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will travel away to

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YUCCA VALLEY CRASH VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

The Coroner’s office has identified the two people who were killed in Yucca Valley in a crash Thursday afternoon. Jesse Torres, 64, and Melissa Torres, 36, both of Yucca Valley, were northbound on Warren Vista, attempting to cross Yucca Trail, when their red Bronco was broadsided by Brooke Nemeth, 23,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING, SPOUSE ABUSE SUNDAY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday, accused of kidnapping and spouse abuse after he barricaded himself inside his home. According to Sheriff’s Corporal Steve Everhart, shortly before 8 p.m., deputies were called to the Combat Center’s off-base housing in the 5900 block of Aztec Avenue after a neighbor called

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, ACQUISITION OF HOWSER LAND ON AGENDA

Block grant priorities, filling vacant city posts, and acquisition of land owned by the estate of a well-loved resident (now deceased) are among the topics at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting. Dan Stork tells what else is doing…

After starting the 6 p.m. open session with a presentation to

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BOLD BURGLAR TAKES A SHOWER, STEALS A QUAD

A bold burglar broke into a home in Joshua Tree over the weekend. After drinking some beers from the fridge, and taking a shower in the victim’s home in the 6400 block of Valley View Street, the burglar stole a Honda Quad off-road vehicle. The burglary was reported to the

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS BUSINESSES BROKEN INTO

Two businesses were broken into over the weekend in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, doors to a business in the 5800 and 6400 blocks of Adobe Road were damaged during break-ins Saturday night. The business owner in the 5800 block said it was cost between $600 and $800

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMSSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda…

At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the commissioners will discuss granting time extensions for a site plan review on the northeast corner of Geronimo and Pueblo Trails, and a conditional use permit for

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FUNDRAISER TO REPAIR BUILDINGS AT HOMESTEAD PARK IN LANDERS

Buildings at the Homestead Valley Park in Landers have recently suffered a rash of vandalism. The repairs to fix the vandalism are costly. The Homestead Valley Community Council needs to replenish the bank account so there will be funds for the 3rd of July fireworks show. The Council will hold

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM AT POST OFFICE TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team hopes to see volunteers at the Joshua Tree Post Office tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. Organizers say the surrounding area of our post office is always in need of their services. As always gloves, grabber sticks and water will be provided. New volunteers are always

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD CONSIDERS, DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY, BOARD VACANCY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says purchase of mammography equipment and a vacancy on the board are among items on the agenda…

A decision at tonight’s regular meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors is likely to benefit women all across the Basin.

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HELP NEEDED FOR LOCAL HOMELESS VETERANS

There are many homeless veterans in the Morongo Basin who are lacking the necessities to keep warm and fed. A new organization, Vets Cruzin for a Cause, is collecting jackets, blankets, and food to distribute to these homeless vets. If you have old jackets, blankets, and food you can spare,

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MORONGO BASIN MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL STOOD UP BY COUNTY LAND USE SERVICES, AGAIN, PUNTS

After County Land Use Services—for the second month in a row—cancelled at the last minute, a commitment to attend a Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting, the two top aides to Supervisor James Ramos stepped in to discuss local concerns about that department’s procedures. Reporter Dan Stork tells what they

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CREATOR OF NEARBY “SALVATION MOUNTIAN” DIES AT 82

Leonard Knight, the creator of Salvation Mountain, a famous roadside attraction near the Salton Sea died in his sleep Monday afternoon. Knight died in his sleep while receiving hospice care at El dorado Care Center in El Cajon. He was 82 years old. Knight moved from the site of his

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