PALMS SPRINGS MAY ADD FOURTH MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY

While the Town of Yucca Valley refuses to consider allowing their medical marijuana dispensary to reopen, a fourth medical marijuana dispensary could open in Palm Springs July 1. There has been much discussion during the past year about adding another cannabis collective; the Palm Springs City Council is scheduled to

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT IN BUSY SESSION

Honors conferred by outside organizations, and numerous administrative actions are featured on the MUSD Board of Education meeting’s agenda tonight. Dan Stork lists the kudos and regulation topics…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting on February 18 starts with a closed session at 5:30 to deal with

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TIME TO START GETTING YOUR SPELL-A-THON TEAM TOGETHER

The Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy has announced the date of its 23rd Annual Spell-a-thon. The spelling bee for adults will be held from 9 to noon March 8 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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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST SET FOR MARCH 27

Students from all local high schools are invited to participate in the 2014 Four-Way Test Speech Contest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley. Students must be high school students or home study students at high school level and live within Rotary District 5330. Prizes will be awarded for

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KIDS CRAFT CORNER AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY SATURDAY

Some fun for the kids this Saturday at the Twentynine Palms Library. Reporter Taylor Thacker has more on the Kids Craft Corner…

Introduce your children to their creative side this Saturday at the Twentynine Palms Library. On February 22, beginning at 2:30 p.m., the library will be having a craft

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TAY CENTER OFFERS SERVICE TO THE YOUNG HOMELESS

Pacific Clinic’s TAY Center offers young adults a safe and comfortable place to define and accomplish their life goals. Clients can come to the TAY Center to meet their basic needs such as a meal, shower, and a place to do laundry. Once they become drop-in clients, they can utilize

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FREE HEART-TO-HEART LUNCHEON FOR MILITARY WOMEN

Area military women are being invited to a special luncheon event in Palms Springs next month. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the invitation…

Active duty military women and the wives of active duty military from Twentynine Palms will be honored at a luncheon in Cathedral City in March. Heart to

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MANDATORY SPRING ATHLETICS MEETING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT

Attention Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat athletes, there will be a mandatory parent and student athlete meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Wildcat Gymnasium. If you are participating in a spring sport and you have not attended a meeting earlier this school year, you and a parent/guardian must attend.

A WIN FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOCCER

On Senior night, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ basketball team routed Desert Mirage by a score of 72-40, with contributions from players across the board, and it wasn’t even that close!! The team will like to thank the Trojans that came and supported us on Valentine’s day. Playoffs start

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN CONVICTED IN YUCCA VALLEY BANK ROBBERY

A 61-year-old Joshua Tree woman pleaded guilty last week to robbing a bank in January. Darcy Landrum was in court last Tuesday for a pre-preliminary conference when she changed her plea to guilty to robbing US Bank in Yucca Valley three weeks ago. Judge Rodney Cortez sentenced her to two

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DONNA MUNOZ TAPPED FOR MORONGO CALLEY CSD GENERAL MANAGER

Last week’s announcement that Donna Munoz, Morongo Basin’s Field Rep to County Supervisor James Ramos, was stepping down makes sense with today’s news that Munoz has been offered the position of General Manager for the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Munoz was at the CSD training with outgoing General Manager,

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LEARN HOW TO GROW FOOD TREES IN OUR DESERT

Would you like to grow your own food trees in a desert-friendly way? Dan Stork tells about an upcoming workshop where you can learn how…

The Transition Joshua Tree Permaculture Project Team will present a free all-day workshop on Planting Food Trees in Arid Lands on Sunday, February 23. Participants

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NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART MESS HALL TO BE DEDICATED ON THE MARINE BASE

The Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will dedicate a state-of-the-art mess hall Tuesday in honor of a Twentynine Palms Marine who was the first Marine to receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the Iraq War. Cpl. Jason L. Dunham is also the first Marine to receive

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MOTORCYCLE RIDE SATURDAY BENEFITS HOMELESS VETERANS

Attention motorcycle riders, Vets Cruzin’ for a cause will be taking donations to Martha’s Kitchen in Indio with a 30 percent veteran population and come back to Yucca Valley to give out more donations to MB Haven this Saturday, the 22. At the end of the ride, they will have

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS “ON GOLDEN POND” OPENS FRIDAY

The Yucca Valley Theater Company, St. Joseph’s Players, will open the show “On Golden Pond” this Friday to run Saturday and Sunday thought March 16. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to get tickets…

The St. Joseph’s Players production of the classic comedy/drama “On Golden Pond,” opens Friday, February 21,

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DESERT QUILT GUILD SHOW SET FOR MARCH 7TH AND 8TH IN PALM SPRINGS

“Quilting Seasons” is the theme for this year’s Desert Guilds’ Quilt Show to be held in Palm Springs March 7 and 8. The show will feature 150 quilts made by members of three quilt guilds, including Cactus Sewables in Yucca Valley, Coachella Valley, and Pass Patchers, from the Banning/Beaumont area.

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SEMINAR ON DEATH AND DYING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS EPISCOPAL CHURCH

A seminar on death and dying, and how to prepare for it, is being sponsored by the Desert Cluster Baptismal Ministry Team. Some of the topics to be discussed will be catastrophic and chronic illness; making last wishes known; the process of dying; legal considerations, and planning your funeral. The

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DESSERT SOIREE TO AUCTION 3-DAY WINE COUNTRY VACATION

A three-day vacation package to California’s wine county in Sonoma is one of the items to be auctioned during the Dessert Soiree to benefit the Hi-Desert Boys and Girls Club. Managing editor Tami Roleff gets out her auction paddle…

The wine country vacation package includes airfare from LAX, three days

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL WINS SQUEAKER AGAINT BIG BEAR

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ varsity Wildcat basketball team finished their regular De Anza league season play Friday night against the Big Bear Bears in Wildcat Gym, and it was an exciting one! Coach Michael Schneider said the game was evenly matched through the first four periods, and went

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE AFTER BIG BEAR WIN

The Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball team finished their regular season Friday at home against Big Bear. The ‘Cats defeated the Bears 73-to-34, to finish league play at 10-and-0, undefeated for the third consecutive year. The program has now won the league championship for seven straight years. Coach Tim

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