TWENTYINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS, A FIX FOR RV PARKS

Almost 20 years ago, Twentynine Palms allowed a local business to convert from an RV resort to a mobile home park. Reporter Dan Stork says that tonight the Planning Commission will get around to fixing up zoning rules to match that change… At its October 21 meeting, the Twentynine Palms

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSIONER RESIGNS

Tim Humphreville, the chair of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, told Mayor Robert Lombardo in a phone call last week that he plans to resign from the Planning Commission effective November 1. Former Council Member Frank Luckino named Humphreville to the Planning Commission in 2010; his appointment was confirmed by

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FINAL 2014 SHOW FOR GUNFIGHTERS FOR HIRE IN PIONEERTOWN SUNDAY

The Gunfighters for Hire will wrap up this season at Pioneertown this Sunday. Reporter Caitlin Logan says the western re-enactment performance will be a special one… Gunfighters for Hire will be performing their last scheduled show for the 2014 season on Sunday, October 26, at 2:30 p.m. on Mane Street

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan volleyball teams hosted the Desert Hot Springs Lady Eagles Monday. Varsity lost 0-3. Coach Matt Jennings said leading the team were Becky Messaros, who was 13 for 13 serving; Joelle Hazher, six for seven serving; Ashley Schwartz, with five kills; Ashley Priest, with

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SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY

A house fire in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon is “suspicious in nature,” according to fire officials. County Fire Captain Darrell Feuerhahn said Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Mesa fire fighters were called to the blaze at 4:11 p.m. The fire started in a debris pile of junk, weeds, lumber,

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COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT OFFICIALS WARN OF PHONE SCAM

The scammers are out there trying to trick you out of your money. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the San Bernardino County Superior Court has a warning… San Bernardino Superior Court officials are warning the public to be aware of scammers posing on the phone as members of the court or

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS TO DECIDE HOW MANY MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES

Desert Hot Springs is expected to take the final steps necessary in letting medical marijuana dispensaries set up shop in the city Tuesday night when council members vote on a series of ordinances. The Desert Hot Springs City Council has already approved ordinances allowing the dispensaries, which come back for

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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN LOOKING FOR THOSE NEEDING HELP

Reach Out Morongo basin is partnering with Marine volunteers to help local residents in need. Reporter Caitlin Logan says they are looking for those who could use the assistance… Reach Out Morongo Basin is seeking senior and disabled persons needing home repairs or yard work for upcoming service projects coordinated

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BLOOD DRIVE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21, at Copper Mountain College from 10 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years

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COLLEGE FOUNDATION ANNUAL DINNER THIS SATURDAY

The Copper Mountain College Foundation will host its annual fall dinner October 25 in the brand new Christine Proudfoot Student Activity Center, as part of the center’s dedication ceremony. The theme this year is Jewel in the Desert, An Archeological Dig. Tickets are $75 per person, or help sponsor a

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER IN SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board will meet in a special PLEGS meeting tomorrow. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells us what that means… Tomorrow, Tuesday October 21, at 9:15 a.m., the Big Horn Desert View Water Agency will hold a special Planning/Legislative, Engineering/Grant and Security or “PLEGS” Committee meeting. The

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SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES FORUM WEDNESDAY

Morongo Teachers Association (MTA) and California School Employees Association (CSEA) together, announce a School Board Candidates forum this Wednesday, October 22, at 6:00 p.m. at Friendly Hills Elementary School in Joshua Tree. All five candidates running for two open seats have confirmed their attendance to this question and answer public

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MORE CANIDIDATES CONFIRM FOR Z107.7 POLITICAL POP-UP SATURDAY

Some 20 local candidates for non-partisan offices have confirmed they will be in attendance at a political pop-up event this coming Saturday. Z107.7 Radio and the Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club are co-hosting the event. The public is invited to come and meet the candidates for Yucca Valley Town Council, Twentynine

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A SPECIAL READING EVENT TOMORROW AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

Jumpstart is a national program that works to get kids going early on language skills. Reporter Dan Stork tells about a reading event at Joshua Tree Library that is part of the effort… On Tuesday, October 21, at 11 a.m., the Joshua Tree Library hosts a Jumpstart Read for the

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RESULTS, SCHEDULE

The Yucca Valley High School Varsity Trojan football team lost to Shadow Hills High School Friday night 47-7. Coach Andrew Amosa said the Trojans touchdown came from quarterback William Perrance. The Trojans were led by Creston Cole on the ground with 70 yards and junior Tommy Gieger had three receptions

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CALIFORNIA DESERT PROTECTION ACT

The 20th anniversary of the transition of Joshua Tree National Monument to a National Park is coming up soon. Ranger Pam Tripp says that was just part of the Desert Protection Act…

“Lands in the California desert shall be included within the National Park System and the National Wilderness Preservation

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IMPROVED SPEED SIGNS AT LOCAL SCHOOLS

The outdated speed signs at Yucca Valley Elementary School, Onaga Elementary School, and La Contenta Middle School have been removed and replaced by new flashing beacons and radar speed indicators. These safety devices are being programmed over the next two weeks and will then be timed corresponding to school schedules.

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PAVING OF BLACK ROCK ROAD IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

Paving of Black Rock Canyon Road in Yucca Valley is scheduled for Monday October 20. Black Rock Canyon Road Project between the Town’s southern boundary and San Marino includes the construction of a new 28 wide asphalt roadway which provides access to the public facilities located at the Town’s South

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OCTOBER FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS MONDAY

The third Monday of October is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday,

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FOOD FOR LIFE GETS GRANT

The Food For Life Ministries has been awarded a $1,000 grant for its ministry. The grant was the result of efforts of June Richardson and the Sodexo Government Services Twentynine Palms Team, who held a fundraiser to help support Food for Life. Since 1999, the Sodexo Foundation has granted more

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