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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will be working on its Development Code at its meeting tonight. The commissioners will be asked to approve amendments relating to, among others, infrastructure improvements, landscaping, parking, property maintenance, soil erosion, and temporary special events. Next, the Commission will be asked to approve an amendment...
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“NUNSET BOULEVARD” OPENS FRIDAY AT THEATRE 29

Opening night for “Nunset Boulevard,” the latest in the blockbuster “Nunsense” franchise of musical comedies, is this Friday at Theatre 29, and is sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT. For the opening night performance only, the doors open at 6 p.m. with light hors d’oeuvres,...
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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM TO MEET TOMORROW

At the last two outings of the Joshua Tree Clean Team, 15 volunteers gathered to pick up at trash. The next Joshua Tree Clean Team will meet tomorrow morning (Wednesday, April 23) at on the highway and Sunnyhill Road, just west of the Hi-Desert Cultural Center, at 8 a.m. There...
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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY MEETS TONIGHT

A cost-of-living increase is just one item on tonight’s agenda for the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says the Board will also hear an update on adding Landers residents to the district’s service area…
Prior to tonight’s regular meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WINS CMC SCHOLARSHIP

A Twentynine Palms High School student was awarded a $1,000 STEM scholarship from Copper Mountain College. The scholarship was awarded to Crystalfaith Rickman, who intends to major in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics at Copper Mountain College.

Jacynda Gutierrez and Crystalfaith...
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TOP 10 WILDCAT SENIORS ANNOUNCED

The top 10 Wildcat seniors in the 2014 Twentynine Palms High School graduating class have been announced. Heather Centner has earned the Valedictorian recognition as the top-ranked student in her class. She is headed off to Northern Arizona University this fall. Suhas Arehalli, ranked #2 in the senior class, will...
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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY STAR SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT

A local student athlete has been awarded an athletic scholarship for Cross Country running. Fittingly, it’s across the country. Reporter Dan Stork reports that Jeff Larson is going to New Jersey…
Yucca Valley High School has announced that senior Cross-Country standout Jeffrey Larson officially signed his letter of intent to...
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SIGN UP NOW FOR MIRACLE LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAMS

Dodger, Angels, Giants and A’s fans get ready, because the Miracle League is ready to play ball. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response, Miracle League Baseball is anticipating extending its league from two to four teams this season. Two games will be played each Monday evening starting April 28 through...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan swim team will travel away to Thermal to play the Desert Mirage Rams. The meet starts at 3:15.

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CLAREMONT POLICE, LOCAL DEPUTIES, CHASE AND ARREST YUCCA VALLEY MAN FRIDAY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday morning after a brief chase, accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Claremont in March. According to Claremont police, Joseph Davall, 34, entered a home in Claremont late on the night of March 21 and physically and sexually assaulted the girl who was home alone.

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THIS SATURDAY IS DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

The Sheriff’s Department will take all your unused prescription drugs this coming Saturday. Reporter Taylor Thacker has more on “Drug take back day”…

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will give the public its eighth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE TO RECEIVE THE NAVAL CROSS TOMORROW

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will award the Navy Cross to Gunnery Sgt. Richard Jibson, a Twentynine Palms Marine, at a ceremony on board the Combat Center Tuesday morning (April 22). Gunnery Sergeant Richard Jibson was an infantry advisor in Afghanistan May 28, 2012, when he earned the Marine Corps’ second-highest honor for extraordinary...
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MIKE LIPSITZ TO BE NAMED FIELD REP FOR SUPERVISOR RAMOS

The position of local field representative for County Supervisor James Ramos has been vacant since Donna Munoz resigned to become the general manager of the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Dan Stork says that a look at the Supervisors’ meeting agenda for tomorrow reveals that the expected replacement is a...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROTARY COLLECTING E-WASTE THIS SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club is sponsoring a free collection of your electronic waste. On Saturday, April 26, from 10 to 1, you can drop off—for free—your televisions; computers, laptops, and computer components; fax machines, copiers, or printers and their ink cartridges and toners; video game consoles; cameras; VCR and...
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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CELEBRATES EARTH DAY THIS THURSDAY

Copper Mountain College will celebrate Earth Day this Thursday with a presentation. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to join in…

Copper Mountain College celebrates Earth Day this Thursday with a presentation by Mojave Desert Land Trust Conservation Director, Frazier Haney, who will discuss “Desert Habitat Conservation” at noon in the Bell...
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CARS, VENDORS, SPONSORS SOUGHT FOR CAR SHOW AND FAIR

The excitement is building for this year’s 14th Annual Car Show and Street Fair in Twentynine Palms. The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is currently looking for sponsors, vendors, and participants to be a part of this very popular community event. Bigger and better than ever before, this year’s festivities...
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APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR

Applications are available now for the Highway 62 Open Studio Art Tours, sponsored by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council. Studios on the east end of the Morongo Basin, Twentynine Palms to Joshua Tree, will be open October 25-26. West end studios, Morongo Valley to Joshua Tree, will be open November 1 and 2....
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HISTORICAL SOCIETY OFFERING WINDMILL TOUR

You pass by them every time you drive past Palms Springs, those iconic wind turbines. Now the Morongo Basin Historical Society will give you a chance to learn about how they work. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to take a windmill tour…

Ever wonder what it takes to design and...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat golf team will host the Yucca Valley High School Trojans at home. Tee time is 2:45.

 

Also tomorrow, the Joshua Springs Lightning baseball and softball teams will host Bloomington Christian at home. First pitch for both games is at 3:15.

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REMOTE CONTROL TOYS IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Remote control toys are neat, and there are appropriate places to play with them.  Ranger Pam Tripp says, the National Park is NOT one of them…

 

Kids of all ages love to play with toys, and visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are no exception. There are restrictions, however, to what...
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