COUNTERFEIT BILLS FOUND

Counterfeit bills were found in a vacant home in Yucca Valley Tuesday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, the home in the 55400 block of Onaga Trail was in foreclosure, and when an employee from the foreclosure company went to the home about 3:30 Tuesday, he found a safe with

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AUDITIONS SET FOR “WAIT UNTIL DARK” AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 announces auditions for their third show of the 2015 season. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast break down… Theatre 29 director Ben Bees will hold open auditions for the suspense thriller, “Wait Until Dark,” on Monday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. He is looking to cast five to

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GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE OPEN LATE FOR SATURDAY ART CRAWL

Gallery 62, the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council’s gallery in downtown Joshua Tree, will be open late Saturday, February 14, for an artists’ reception. Five artists will be featured at the gallery this month: paintings by Marcia Geiger, Lenne Rosen-Kabe and Susan Abbott; ceramics by Ed Keesling; and black and

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ART SHOW RECEPTION SATURDAY

The “Invention, Reinvention” Art Show at Copper Mountain College has opened. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says a reception will be held Saturday evening… The “Invention, Reinvention” art show hosted by Copper Mountain College’s Art Program at the Ada Hatch Center is now open. The artwork will be on display from 12

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, February 14. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 6 p.m. and end about 11:30 p.m. Jupiter will be bright and four of its moons will be visible. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs, and dress for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL CLINCHES LEAGUE TITLE

The Twentynine Palms High School Girls Basketball team has clinched first place in the DeAnza League. Tuesday, the Lady Wildcats traveled to Desert Mirage and won 61-to-33, to raise their record to 19-and-6 overall, and 11-and-0 in league play. Coach Tim Stanford said Lindsey Scamman led all scorers with 16

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports action today, the Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will compete against each other in Yucca Valley. The girls start at 6, the boys at 7:30.

The Joshua Springs Lightning boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host Mesa Grande Academy

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TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT

Two people were arrested following a high-speed police pursuit that started in Apple Valley and ended in Landers Tuesday afternoon. According to the Sheriff’s Department, about 1:30 p.m., deputies noticed that a white Honda was being driven without any license plates, and attempted a traffic stop on Highway 18 in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL APPROVES VACATION HOME RENTALS IN 4-HOUR MARATHON

A full agenda for the Twentynine Palms City Council produced a meeting almost four hours long. Reporter Dan Stork tells what went down, starting with the passing of the long-discussed vacation home rental ordinance…

Vacation home rental ordinance approved

The Twentynine Palms City Council devoted the largest block of time

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NATIONAL PARKS FREE THIS PRESIDENTS’ DAY WEEKEND

To celebrate Presidents Day weekend, Joshua Tree and all 405 National Parks are waiving entrance fees on this Saturday, February 14 through Monday, February 16. Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are reminded that the weather in February can be unpredictable and temperatures may fluctuate. When hiking or walking, always

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD TO HEAR FROM SCHOOL DISTRICT TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board meets tomorrow in first a study, then regular session. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in a special study session at 10:30 tomorrow morning. The two items on the study session are budget development and

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BURGLARY REPORT RESULTS IN ARREST FOR DRUGS

A report of a burglary in progress resulted in the arrest of a Joshua Tree man for allegedly having drugs in his possession. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a passer-by called to report at least one man was breaking into a home near Sunset Road and Division Street in Joshua

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Community Services District has scheduled a special meeting. Reporter Dan Stork describes the limited agenda… At a special meeting on February 11, the Morongo Valley Community Services District will continue a discussion begun at its January 28 meeting—possible action regarding purchase and/or repair of the fire engine.

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TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE 24TH ANNUAL SPELL-A-THON

The Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy has announced the date of its 24th annual spell-a-thon. The spelling bee for adults will be held from 9 to noon March 14 at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. Teams of three

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLANS TRIP TO JOSHUA TREE RAILROAD MUSEUM

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is planning a trip to one of our area’s hidden treasures. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says join them for a field trip… If you are interested in seeing a little known part of Joshua Tree, then the Morongo Basin Historical Society field trip to Joshua Tree

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CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY WITH ACCORDION MUSIC IN YUCCA VALLEY

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Rose and Buster’s Wine Tasting Room in Yucca Valley Saturday night, and listen to Steve Shaw play his accordion. The music begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 14. Rose and Buster’s is located at 55834 29 Palms Highway in Old Town Yucca Valley.

VALENTINE’S DAYS DINNER AND DANCE AT GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP CENTER

Gospel Fellowship Christian Center Church of Twentynine Palms will host an elegant evening with dinner and dancing on Valentine’s Day. The theme of the evening is “Love Languages.” There will be fine food, music, dancing, and more from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 each and will be available

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB OFFER VALENTINE’S DAY SITTER SERVICE

The Twentynine Palms Youth Club will help parents go out on a Valentine’s Date Night. Reporter Rebecca Havely says they will provide the sitter… Moms and Dads, do you have a date night planned with your Valentine? Well, if a sitter is what you need, then you’re in luck! The

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team beat the Rams of Desert Mirage high school last night, cruising to a 52-to-40 point win. Coach Michael Schneider said the night was highlighted by nice defensive play from everyone on the team. D’Shaun Barrett led all scorers with 19 points. Jimmy

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SERVICES TOMORROW FOR CHARLENE CARROTHERS

Charlene Carrothers, a 30-year-resident of Yucca Valley, died February 7. She was 61 years old. Charlene Carrothers is survived by her husband, Craig Carrothers; her daughter Carrie Baker of Erie. Pennsylvania; two sons, Cory Carrothers of Ray City, Georgia; Casey Carrothers of Santa Rosa; 11 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. Charlene

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