JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will meet tomorrow morning (Wednesday, January 22) at the JT Sportsman’s Club on Sunburst Avenue at 8 a.m. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves and water available. Following the clean up efforts there will be an optional get together for coffee at the

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MATURE DRIVER CLASSES TOMORROW AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

Free mature driver’s classes are being offered as a brush up for your California license exam at the Twentynine Palms Library. Reporter Taylor Thacker says there is no sign up and it’s free…

There is a great opportunity at the DMV available all year! The Twentynine Palms Library offers a

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE MADDY NIMMO

Today we continue our series of interviews with the ten contestants for the Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant. The girls are all high school juniors and have interviewed a local woman. The Miss Yucca Valley pageant will be held Saturday, February 1, in the Joshua Springs Christian School’s Thunder Dome.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ varsity Wildcats basketball team had a busy holiday weekend with two games, one Friday and one on Monday. Friday night, the boys played a home game against the Rams of Desert Mirage. Coach Michael Schneider said it started off with a nice defensive effort,

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JUDGE HEARS ARGUMENTS ON JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL LAWSUIT

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the Dollar General store in Joshua Tree had their day in court Friday. Reporter Dan Stork has the status of the legal wrangling… The Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance had its day in a San Bernardino court on Friday morning. David Fick, one of

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS MEN ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Sunday evening, accused of burglarizing and ransacking a neighbor’s home. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James, a military family living in a home in the 73200 block of Sunnyvale had their home burglarized about two weeks ago. Since then, the wife went to stay with

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AREA FIRE FIGHTERS HOME FROM FIGHTING LA-AREA FIRE

Fire fighters from two Morongo Basin stations who were sent to fight the Colby fire early Friday morning returned to the Morongo Basin Sunday afternoon. Brush engines from Station 41 in Yucca Valley and from the Morongo Valley Fire Department left about 2 a.m. Friday, and returned home about 2:30

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MINOR EARTHQUAKE RATTLES YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY

A minor earthquake centered in Yucca Valley hit shortly before 8:25 pm on Friday evening. Preliminary reports measured the quake with a magnitude of 3.0, with the center located about in the desert between Grand Avenue and San Andreas Road.

AN INTERVIEW WITH A MISS YUCCA VALLEY CONTESTANT

Today we begin our series of interviews with the ten contestants for Miss Yucca Valley. The girls are all high school juniors and have interviewed a local woman. The Miss Yucca Valley pageant will be held Saturday, February 1, in the Joshua Springs Christian School’s Thunder Dome. Today we’re talking

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CAST FOR NEXT PRODUCTION

Casting is complete for the second production at Theatre 29, the Morongo Basin’s premiere playhouse. “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery: Murder at Checkmate Manor,” directed by theater veteran Marty Neider, is a comedy by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr. about a drama group

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FREE ENTRANCE TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TODAY

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Joshua Tree National Park, along with the country’s 400 other national parks, will waive its entrance fee on today. Camping fees will still apply. Entrance fees are $15 for a vehicle, good for a week; $5 for bikers and hikers; or $30

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DESSERT SOIREE TO BENEFIT BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

The sweetest event in the desert, the 12th Annual Dessert Soiree, will be a night of fabulous food, wine, auctions, concluding with the Sunset Rotary Club’s version of “Deal or No Deal” game. Assignment reporter Sara Snyder fills in the details on the event… The 12th Annual Dessert Soiree starts

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST MICROCHIPS

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in January for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY TO HOLD THE SCIENCE OF WATER LECTURE

Ever wonder how much water we really have in the High Desert, or what kind of chemicals are found in our groundwater? The Mojave Water Agency will hold a lecture on the Science of Water on Tuesday, January 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at its offices in Apple Valley,

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APPLICATIONS NOW TAKEN FOR GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP

Attention high school seniors: Applications are being taken for a prestigious local scholarship that can pay the entire cost of your college education. Z107.7’s Diana Jones tells you how to apply for the Greenleaf Scholarship from Copper Mountain College… Local high school seniors are invited to apply for the Roy

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SAVE THE DATE FOR “IDES OF MARCH” AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa: Beta Rho Pi, and the Associated Students of Copper Mountain College are announcing a “save the date” for their Ides of March celebration at the college. This Roman banquet will transport participants back to ancient Rome with food, drinks, theater, raffles, costume contest, a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LITTLE LEAGUE NEEDS BOARD MEMBERS

The Twentynine Palms Little League has two positions open for the Board of Directors, and is also searching for an All-Star Coordinator and Concessions Director. Anyone interested in either position should call Ronda Morton at 760-368-7107. Baseball and softball signups are underway at 4 Sports N More; registration is $50

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball team won at home against Desert Mirage on Friday, 74 to 34. The Wildcats’ record now stands at 13 and 4 overall and 2 and 0 in league. All nine girls played great defense. Leading scorers were Tusia Brown with 16 points; Cherokee

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CAMPFIRE SAFETY

With the example of the Colby fire very much in mind, campers need to use appropriate fuel for their fires. Ranger Pam Tripp has firewood advice…

Whenever camping, one of the main events of a good camping trip is the campfire. There is nothing like the smell of campfire smoke

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ALTA MIRA FIELD TRIP

The Land Use Committee of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council is having a field trip on Monday. The committee will inspect the area for the proposed 248 house gated community – the Alta Mira Project — in Joshua Tree. The meeting place will be on Alta Loma Drive, just

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