“ON GOLDEN POND” CAST FOR ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS

The cast has been selected and rehearsals have begun for the St. Joseph’s Players production of the classic comedy/drama “On Golden Pond,” which is scheduled to open on Friday, February 21, and play through Sunday, March 16, in the Rusack Parish Hall at the St. Joseph of Arimathea Church, 56312

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REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE EXHIBIT

The annual and always inventive “Reduce, Reuse, Recyle” art exhibit opens soon. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation…

As part of the Town of Yucca Valley’s annual Earth Day celebration, local residents are invited to the Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” art exhibition on display January 25 through April

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS MONDAY

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team will take part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Showcase in Rancho Cucamonga.

CHP NEW DRIVERS CLASSES

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 Tuesday, January 21, in the CHP offices on the

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3.0 QUAKE HITS YUCCA VALLEY

A minor earthquake centered in Yucca Valley hit shortly before 8:25 pm on Friday evening. Preliminary reports measured the quake at a strength of 3.0, with the center located about a mile south of the town’s center, at a depth of 3 miles below the surface of the earth. The

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS SENT TO GLENDORA FIRE

Fire fighters from two Morongo Basin stations were sent early Friday morning to fight the Colby fire in the hills above Glendora and Azusa. Brush engines from Station 41 in Yucca Valley and from the Morongo Valley Fire Department left about 2 a.m. Friday. Each brush engine has four fire

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FIRE PRECAUTIONS

With wildlands in close proximity to homes, fire prevention actions are always in order. Reporter Mike Lipsitz passes along important tips…

In response to the ongoing wildfire threat, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes offers the following prevention tips to protect your property and loved ones.

Your gutters, eaves

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“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST” AT THEATRE 29

Algernon (Cyrus Short) and Cecily (Lizzie Schmeling) share a moment in the garden, during “The Importance of Being Ernest” at Theatre 29.

“I knew the cast is having fun when they didn’t want to take Christmas week off” said Butch Pelfrey, the Director of the classic comedy, “The Importance

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CHILI FUNDRAISER FOR ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS

With one production to its credit, and another in the offing, a Yucca Valley theater group is having a fundraiser to support its efforts. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says, bring an appetite…

The St. Joseph’s Players are holding a chili dinner fundraiser Saturday, January 18 to raise money for their

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YUCCA VALLEY SALES TAX SEMINAR

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar on sales and use tax for businesses. The seminar will include information on who needs a seller’s permit, resale certificate, or exemption certificate, and how to obtain them, along with what is and what is not taxable. Participants should bring

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PLANNING THE TWENTYNINE PALMS STREET FAIR AND CAR SHOW

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce will hold a planning meeting for their 14th Annual Car Show and Street Fair Thursday, January 23, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to allow community members the opportunity to provide input on how they can make this

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JOSHUA TREE ROTARY SUPER BOWL PARTY

The Joshua Tree Rotary Club is holding its 27th annual Super Bowl Party at Copper Mountain College. Watch the Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the college campus with an all-you-can-eat super buffet. The doors open at 2 p.m.; kick-off is 3:25. Tickets are $25 each

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YUCCA VALLEY GETS 3.0 QUAKE

A minor earthquake centered in Yucca Valley hit shortly before 8:25 pm on Friday evening, January 17. Preliminary reports measured the quake at a strength of 3.0, with the center located about a mile south of the town’s center, at a depth of 3 miles below the surface of the

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MARTIN LUTHER KING WALK MONDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored on Monday across the country and here in the Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms. News Director Gary Daigneault invites you to join the celebration… “I still have a dream.” The celebrated civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King

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FREE ENTRANCE TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK MONDAY

And 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 Monday. In addition to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the National Park Service will waive admission fees on eight other days in 2014:

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested late Monday night after he was accused of beating up his family members. According to a Sheriff’s report, Paul Wood, 41, was alleged to have been high on drugs, and was fighting everyone in the house in the 6600 block of Francis Road in

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MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FIELD TRIP TO INSPECT PROPOSED GATE COMMUNITY IN JOSHUA TREE

The Municipal Advisory Committee’s Land Use Committee will take a field trip Monday morning to inspect the area for the proposed 248- home gated community, (known as the Alta Mira Project) in Joshua Tree. They will meet at 9 a.m. Monday on Alta Loma Drive just west of Friendly Hills

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLANS “AREA 62” FUNDRAISER

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is boldly going where no historical society has gone before. The historical society is hosting the fundraiser “Area 62,” a day-long event celebrating the area’s ties to UFOs and extra-terrestrials. Reporter Diana Jones puts on her foil hat… The Morongo Basin Historical Society boldly goes

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FISH AND SHRIMP DINNER AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner, tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Note the change in hours. There will be no Sunday breakfast. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

CHILI COOK-OFF AND AUCTION TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

Calvary Baptist Church in Yucca Valley will hold a chili cook-off and silent auction tonight (January 17) from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $6 per person, or $25 for a family of five or more. Old Western-style photos will also be available. Proceeds will go toward the Teen

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