ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS SET AUDITIONS FOR “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS”

The St. Joseph’s players of Yucca Valley will be holding auditions for “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” Managing editor Tami Roleff has more on the tryouts…. Auditions have been set for “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the next production of the St. Joseph’s Players. This coming-of-age story centers on a Polish-Jewish family in Brooklyn,

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NON-PROFITS SOUGHT FOR 19TH ANNUAL ORCHID FESTIVAL

The Yucca Valley Sunset Rotary Club is making plans for the 19th Annual Orchid Festival in Landers October 4-5. The service club is now accepting registrations from local charities who would like to either have an informational booth or a fundraising booth at the event. There is no charge for

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TEEN CRAFTS AT THE TWENTYNINE PAMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

Tomorrow from 1 to 4 p.m. is teen crafts at the Twentynine Palms Library. This month’s craft is a felt and ribbon bookmark. Enjoy refreshments as you create your one-of-a-kind craft. All supplies are provided by the Friends of the Library. The event is open to teens in grades 7-12.

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FIRST SATURDAY BREAKFAST TOMORROW ON COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA

It’s time for First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center located at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. Their famous $5 breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. by the friendliest volunteers on the Mesa. Come on out, cool off, have a bite and

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JOSHUA TREE VFW RUMMAGE SALE TOMORROW

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Joshua Tree Post 7264, will have a rummage sale at the Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club on Sunburst Drive Saturday, August 2, starting at 8 a.m. All proceeds will go to the VFW post in support of veteran assistance programs.

FULL MOON RUN IN YUCCA VALLEY NEXT FRIDAY

Attention runners: The very popular Full Moon Run in Yucca Valley is one week from today. Reporter Cara Conway laces up her running shores… Experience Yucca Valley’s beautiful vistas during the 11th annual Full Moon Run, Friday, August 8. The moderate 5K course at Machris Park invites all ages. Registration

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB LAUNCH GREAT FUTURES CAMPAIGN

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert announced the launch of the Great Futures Campaign to mobilize the community in support of kids and empower today’s youth to achieve great futures. The local Club is joining Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide to redefine the opportunity equation for kids by

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION FALL YOUTH SPORTS REGISTRATIONS OPEN TODAY

The City of Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department will start accepting registrations for its youth soccer and youth volleyball programs today. The co-ed youth soccer league is open to girls and boys ages 4-14. The league fee is $45 per child, which includes a uniform. The league will begin

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THREE FILE FOR TWO OPEN SEATS ON MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD

Two seats are available, and three candidates, so far, for the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork looks at how the contest is shaping up… With the deadline for filing approaching, three candidates have filed declarations of candidacy for the two open seats on the Morongo

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARESTED FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested after fighting with her husband. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deborah Valek, 23, was arguing with her husband in the 2700 block of Ranch Road when the argument escalated, and Valek began striking him with her fists. The report states when he laughed at

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT SETS SPECIAL MEETING WITH NO-SHOW SEWER ENGINEERS

Someone has some ‘splainin’ to do after the featured act at last night’s Hi-Desert Water District Special meeting was a no-show. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says board members were not happy… With just barely 24 hours notice, the Hi-Desert Water District held a special meeting last night for its board

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JOSHUA TREE RECREATION PRE-SCHOOL AND SOCCER SIGN-UPS OPEN TOMORROW

Beginning tomorrow, August 1, the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District will be accepting registrations for its fall pre-school and modified soccer programs. The pre-school program is designed to prepare your child with the academic and social skills needed to enter kindergarten. The program offers two different class sessions. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION MOVIE IN LUCKIE PARK TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms recreation Movies in Luckie Park series will have its final evening tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says come see “The Nut Job”… The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department presents the final movie in the Movies in Luckie Park series with “The Nut Job,” scheduled to play on

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FIRST QUARTER MOON, MARS, SATURN AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

The public is invited for a tour of the lunar landscape, Mars and Saturn on this Saturday, August 2 at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center, just north of the entrance to the Joshua Tree National Park in Twentynine Palms. This free event begins around 8:20 p.m. and continues

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DINOSAUR FAMILY FUN DAY AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM SATURDAY

Bring the kids to Dinosaur Family Fun Day at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum Saturday. Reporter Cara Conway has details… Dig up fossils, play games, and learn about the Age of the Dinosaurs, Saturday, August 2, from 9 to 3 at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and Yucca Valley Community Center. Hands-on

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INTEGRATRON METEOR VIEWING BENEFITS MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST

Next Saturday, August 9, the Integratron in Landers hosts the 8th Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party The event is a benefit for the Mojave Desert Land Trust and will run from 7:00 p.m. until midnight. Overnight camping is available. The Perseids sometimes peak at 50 per hour. Attendees will

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29 PALMS INN TO REOPEN TOMORROW

The restaurant at the historic 29 Palms Inn will be reopening tomorrow after a brief summer refurbishing. Restaurant fans and regulars are asked to join the Twentynine Palms Inn for a special “Welcome Back” dinner, beginning at 5 p.m. tomorrow evening, August 1. The 29 Palms Inn is located at

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN GETS SIX YEARS IN PRISON FOR ASSAULTING DEPUTY

A Yucca Valley man who has a rap sheet going back to 1998 was sentenced to six years in state prison recently for assaulting a police officer. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, about 2 p.m. on May 17, Deputy Sean Tabor recognized two men–at least one of whom was

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED IN COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BURGLARY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early this morning, accused of burglarizing Copper Mountain College. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, a deputy responded to a burglary alarm at the college just before 1 a.m. The deputy saw a man running from the campus into the open desert. The deputy,

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO BUILD A HOUSE IN TWO DAYS FOR A VETERAN

Yesterday, Z107.7 News featured a non-profit building a house in Twentynine Palms in two days for a military veteran. Today, Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they are looking for volunteers… The Desert Communities Fuller Center for Housing, or Fuller, plans to build a home in Twentynine Palms for a low-income

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