LOST AND FOUND IN THE NATIONAL PARK

You drive out of the National Park, reach for your cell phone … it’s not there! Ranger Pam Tripp tells you what to do…

Many visitors enjoy a wonderful trip through Joshua Tree National Park, only to find later that they have forgotten or lost an item. It is not

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MUSD BOARD SPECIAL CLOSED MEETING

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will have a special meeting Tuesday, May 26. It will be a closed session, dealing solely with contract bargaining with employee union representatives. It starts at 5:30 pm at Joshua Tree Elementary School.

ANOTHER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON SCAM

Recently, some Morongo Basin residents were called by people pretending to be employees of Southern California Edison. The callers said the residents had outstanding bills, and demanded the customers make payments with prepaid cards over the telephone. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips on how to avoid being a

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BLOOD DRIVE TUESDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, May 26, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 2 to 6 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those

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MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES

FREE MEAL FOR ACTIVE AND RETIRED MILITARY AT CASINO

To honor the nation’s military personnel, Tortoise Rock Casino will serve a FREE meal on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 for all active and retired military. From noon to 6 p.m., at Oasis Grille, a FREE Nathan’s chili dog and French

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BEING A CAR SALESMAN

Bought a car lately? ROP Broadcasting student Kayla Stegall talks about what it’s like being on the other side of the transaction…

Most of us know what it is like to buy a car, but have you ever thought of the shoe on the other foot? By this, I’m talking

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB SUMMER PROGRAM

The Boys and Girls Club of the High Desert has released details about its summer program. The club offers recreational activities, sports, movies, arts and crafts, cooking classes, reading programs, and water games for children ages 5 to 18. In addition, the club will offer a teen Community Emergency Response

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CIF SOFTBALL IN YUCCA VALLEY

After defeating Desert Christian Academy on Thursday in the first round of CIF play, the Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans softball team will host Polytechic of Pasedena in round two at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, at the Boys and Girls Club softball field in Yucca Valley.

25TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKES RUN

On your marks. Get set. GO…to the Grubstakes Run. Reporter Cassie Zimarik gets out her starting pistol…

The 25th Annual Grubstakes 10K, 5K and 2K Run is to be held in Yucca Valley on Sunday, May 24. The Grubstakes Run is open to experienced and novice athletes of all ages

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BICYCLIST HIT BY CAR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A bicyclist suffered minor injuries after he was hit by a car in Twentynine Palms Thursday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man, identified only as being in his 50s, was riding his bicycle eastbound on Civic Drive about 8:30 p.m. The report states the bicycle did not have

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HOLIDAY WEEKEND TRAFFIC AND ENFORCEMENT

HEAVY TRAFFIC EXPECTED ON CALIFORNIA HIGHWAYS

Maybe you’ll be on the road this holiday weekend. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says, so will a lot of other people…

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally one of the heaviest travel times in the Inland Empire region. CalTrans is expecting lengthy delays on some

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CHP OFFERS START SMART FOR TEEN 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 Wednesday, May 27, in the CHP offices on the

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH PRESENTS: “LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL”

The Theatre Department at Yucca Valley High School presents “Legally Blonde, the Musical.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details…

The spring musical at Yucca Valley High is “Legally Blonde, the Musical” and will be performed in the school’s lecture hall. The production opens, Tuesday, May 26, with additional performances May

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2004 YUCCA VALLEY TRIPLE HOMICIDE ON TV SHOW

A Yucca Valley triple homicide will be featured Sunday on a television show about couples who murder. In January 2004, Jimmy Dale Kelly and Kimberly Michaud went to a home on Joshua View Drive in Yucca Valley to rob Patty Crevoisier, 44, and ended up murdering her and two men—William

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SOFTBALL REGISTRATION AND UMPIRES

ADULT SOFTBALL REGISTRATION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation is now accepting team registrations for its upcoming adult summer softball leagues, slated to start June 22. Team fees are $400, with $150 due upon registration to guarantee a spot. The co-ed league will run on Monday and Wednesday

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65TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAY PARADE TOMORROW MORNING

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce 65th Annual Grubstake Days parade will take place on Saturday, May 23, of Memorial Day Weekend,. The grand marshal for this year’s parade is the United States Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. This year’s theme is “Patriotic Parade: Celebrating the Past, Present and

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MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVATIONS IN JOSHUA TREE AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Joshua Tree Memorial Park will observe Memorial Day with an official military ceremony Monday, May 25. The event begins at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a free community barbecue with kids’ games, a bounce house, and vendors. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on the grass

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CALTRANS TO REVISIT JOSHUA TREE SPEED LIMIT SIGNS

One year ago, CalTrans altered the speed limits coming into Joshua Tree from both directions on Route 62, perplexing many locals who thought the change from a gradual slowdown in 10 mile per hour increments to an abrupt 20 mile per hour change was unsafe, even with a warning. Reporter

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YUCCA VALLEY TRIPLE MURDER TO BE FEATURED ON TV SHOW

A Yucca Valley triple homicide will be featured Sunday on a television show about couples who murder. In January 2004, Jimmy Dale Kelly and Kimberly Michaud went to a home on Joshua View Drive in Yucca Valley to rob Patty Crevoisier, 44, and ended up murdering her and two men—William

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JOSHUA TREE MAN HELD AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday, accused of punching his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called deputies about 10 p.m. to say Jay Tchakerian, 24, was drinking and punched her in the face. She said he then left the residence in the 62400 block of 29

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