SHADY ELMS UPDATE

On Thursday we reported that tenants at Shady Elms Mobile Home Park had been without water or electricity since a fire 8 days earlier had destroyed two trailers and a utility pole, and are still without electricity. On Thursday afternoon, state authorities condemned the park for human habitation, with a

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DESERT GUILDS QUILT SHOW CONTINUES IN PALMS SPRINGS TODAY

“Quilting Seasons” is the theme for this year’s Desert Guilds’ Quilt Show, continuing in Palm Springs today, from 10 am to 4 pm. The show features 150 quilts made by members of three quilt guilds, including Cactus Sewables inYucca Valley, Coachella Valley, and Pass Patchers, from the Banning/Beaumont area. Other

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THURSDAY ARRESTS

Two Joshua Tree residents were arrested in Thursday on warrants and other charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle about noon Thursday in the 62000 block of El Reposo Circle. During the investigation, the deputy discovered that Jason Brown, 31, had in his possession nunchuks, and

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ROADWAY LITTER

Here’s one for you… Did you ever wonder exactly what kind of “footprint” you’re leaving on the planet? Managing editor Tami Roleff breaks down the decomposition of everyday trash… If you throw your “footprint-making” leather shoes out of the car window, they would take between 25 and 40 years to

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VETERANS POKER RUN

Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will hold its first Poker Run fundraiser for homeless veterans Saturday, March 22. All are welcome. Start time is 7 a.m. at the Change for Vets Thrift Store, 5758 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms. Bring in your donations for the thrift store, as well: food,

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HIGHWAY 62 CLUB VOLLEYBALL TEAM

Club volleyball teams in three teen age groups are practicing their sport in Yucca Valley. ROP Broadcastng student Allixandria Durrum tells how to get in on the action… The Highway 62 club volleyball team is a league of players between the ages of 13-18. These ages are divided into three

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JT VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a Sunday breakfast of chicken fried steak. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The VFW post is located at 6402 Veterans Way, in downtown JT.

TWO MEN WANTED ON FELONY WARRANTS RECOGNIZED AND ARRESTED

A sharp-eyed Sheriff’s deputy recognized two felons who were wanted on warrants and arrested them at a grocery store Wednesday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, Deputy Erdem Gorgolu was at the Twentynine Palms Stater Brothers store about 10 a.m. when he saw Joshua Rhodes, 25, of Twentynine Palms, who

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF STALKING

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday evening, accused of stalking a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jimmy Canez, 46, first approached the victim at a grocery store about two months ago and told her he knew her and knew where she lived. The woman told deputies she did

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TWO CRASHES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, MARINE SEVERELY INJURED

A Marine was severely injured when he was thrown off his motorcycle yesterday morning, following another crash on Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, Jean Saylors, 22, was driving northbound on Adobe Road toward the main gate of the Combat Center about 6:30 a.m. when,

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SCHOOL BOARD GETS UPBEAT BUDGET REPORT

On the whole, there was a more upbeat tone to the MUSD Budget Report than has been the case in recent years. Reporter Dan Stork attended a workshop session on the subject, and lists some ups and downs… In a workshop study session preceding the regular meeting of the Morongo

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SPRING FORWARD WHEN YOU GO TO BED SATURDAY NIGHT

Spring forward, fall back. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night before you go to bed as we spring forward into Daylight Saving Time. And with the time change, your local fire stations remind you to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide

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2ND SATURDAY EVENT IN DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE

It’s Second Saturday in Joshua Tree this weekend. Many downtown Joshua Tree businesses will be open late every second Saturday of the month. Art galleries, restaurants, music events, and shopping, will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Check each month’s event announcement on the Joshua Tree Chamber of

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CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR THE “DESERT ROCKS” SHOW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The iconic boulders of Joshua Tree National Park are just one of the ways the desert “rocks.” There are sparkling gemstones, swingin’ music, and—of course—those notorious earthquakes. Life on the faultline inspires creativity in many ways, and the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center is using “The Desert Rocks! Life on the

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO MEET MONDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, in the Joshua Tree Community Center. The Council will begin the meeting with a closed session, in which it will be given instruction on the Brown Act. When the Board reconvenes into open session, about 6:30

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD TO INTERVIEW THREE BOARD CANDIDATES

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board has called a special meeting for this Tuesday, March 11, at 4:00 p.m. After public comments, the board will interview three candidates who have applied for the open seat on the board caused by the resignation of Paul Hoffman. The board will interview Joseph Sullivan,

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CELEBRATE DR. SEUSS’S BIRTHDAY AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

It’s a birthday party tomorrow at the Twentynine Palms Library tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation… There is fun to be done at the Twentynine Palms Library on March 8, with a celebration for Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Theodor Seuss Geisel was born over 100 years ago on March 2nd.

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JOSHUA TREE VFW OFFERING HOT MEALS

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner, tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Sunday breakfast is chicken fried steak. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food for Life will serve a hot, nutritious meal at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall on Saturday, March 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. The Board for Food for Life will be serving tamales, Spanish rice, vegetables and dessert.

DESERT CONGREGATIONAL BLUE GRASS GOSPEL FESTIVAL TOMORROW

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a bluegrass gospel festival Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Slated to appear are the Bost Family Tradition, Cinder Mountain, Bluegrass Brethren, the Haining Family, and Jason Donne and the Open Graves. The festival will all be held indoors,

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