CHILD ABUSE SERVICES AWARDS TAKING NOMINATIONS

Nominations are now being accepted for the 17th Annual Shine a Light on Child Abuse awards. If you know someone or an organization that goes the extra mile for children, while selflessly giving in order to make a difference, or a child in the system who plans to attend college

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VETERANS COUNSELING TOMORROW AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, Calif., in the Office

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JAZZ PERFORMANCE COLLABORATION AT HARRISON HOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE

Harrison House Music, Arts and Ecology presents a jazz performance collaboration this Saturday. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the specifics… Three artists have combined their talents to create a unique entertainment experience. Michael White is a jazz violinist, composer and QiGong artist. He will perform with jazz vocalist Leisei Chen, a

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MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE NAMES SUPERINTENDENT

Todd Suess (pronounced “cease”) has been selected as the new superintendent for The Mojave National Preserve. Suess is currently the acting superintendent at the preserve and will continue in that role until he formally begins his new position as permanent superintendent. Suess has worked more than 26 years with federal

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REACH OUT PARADE OF HOMES TO INCLUDE DREAM CATCHER RANCH

The Parade of Homes is an annual fundraising event for Reach Out Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork previews the Dream Catcher Ranch in Yucca Valley… In the Western Hills area of Yucca Valley, Dream Catcher Ranch is expected to enchant tour goers on the Parade of Homes, put on by

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THEATRE 29 SELLING COMMEMORATIVE TILES

Theatre 29 has big plans for their new Serenity Patio being constructed to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Theatre-goers will be able to enjoy the peaceful seating area before,

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MUSIC STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR ROTARY MUSIC COMPETITION

Area music students are being invited to participate in the Yucca Valley Noon Rotary Club’s annual music competition. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains who can register… The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s annual music competition will be held Saturday, February 28, at 7 p.m. at Yucca Valley High School. Contestants

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JOSHUA TREE ROTARY TO HOST SUPER BOWL PARTY

The Joshua Tree Rotary Club will host a Super Bowl XLIX party beginning at 2:30 p.m. February 1 at Copper Mountain College’s Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen. The party, which includes an all-you-can-eat buffet, costs $25. Kick-off is at 3:25 p.m. Televisions will be placed throughout the dining area so everyone can

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REGISTER FOR SPRING SOCCER

The Morongo Basin Youth Soccer League is holding registration today. Registration is $50 for returning 2014 fall players; $65 for new players. This is the first year that MBYSA is holding spring soccer league. Registration will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight and Wednesday, January 21, and from

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VERSUS TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL IN SOCCER TOMORROW

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, in a cross-town rivalry, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’ soccer teams will play Twentynine Palms High School in Twentynine Palms. Both games start at 5 p.m.

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ROTARY CLUB MUSIC COMPETITION APPLICATIONS

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s annual music competition will be held Saturday, February 28, at 7 p.m. at Yucca Valley High School. Contestants must be high school or home-schooled students from the Morongo Basin. Contestants may enter in one of three categories: vocal, instrumental, or piano. Pianists and instrumentalists

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR MARCH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored on Monday across the country and here in the Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to join the celebration…

“We shall overcome.” The celebrated civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., made

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FREE ENTRANCE INTO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TOMORROW

After you participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. march, perhaps you’ll take a trip to Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says Monday is a free entrance day for all national parks… How about a free visit to a national park site? The National Park Service has

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team will travel to Los Osos to participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Tournament.

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AN IDEAL HUSBAND AT THEATRE 29 THIS WEEKEND

Theatre 29 offers a matinee performance tomorrow of the Oscar Wilde comedy, “An Ideal Husband,” co-directed by Butch Pelfrey and Tom Highfill. This delightfully witty English comedy boasts a wonderful cast, a beautiful set and stunning costumes, a feast for the eyes as well as an afternoon full of laughs.

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LAST PERFORMANCE FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL PLAY TODAY

News anchor Cassandra Dumont had made enough enemies to fill a phone book. Everyone who knew her had a motive for her murder. But just who done it? Find out at the murder mystery production of “No Crime Like the Present” by Bill Gleason. Yucca Valley High School student, Aimee

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RIDE ORV RESPONSIBLY

If you’re planning on some fun off-road activities this weekend, Sara Snyder tells you how to ride responsibly… This time of year, the Morongo Basin will experience an increase in off-road activity and illegal trespass. Riders need to respect private property and public lands by riding responsibly. Make sure that

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, January 17. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 11 p.m. The Milky Way will be visible, as well as the constellations Cassiopeia, Auriga, Taurus, Orion, and Gemini. Jupiter and its moons

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NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR SHINE A LIGHT ON CHILD ABUSE AWARD

Nominations are now being accepted for the 17th Annual Shine a Light on Child Abuse awards. If you know someone or an organization that goes the extra mile for children, while selflessly giving in order to make a difference, or a child in the system who plans to attend college

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MEDITATION CLASS AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Desert Hill Presbyterian Church is offering a meditation talk tomorrow (Sunday, January 18). Reporter Taylor Thacker has the details… Learn how to clear your mind with Mindfulness Meditation. On Sunday, January 18, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., there will be a free introductory talk about Mindfulness Meditation at Desert Hills

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