SIGN UP TODAY FOR A PHOTO PRESERVATION WORKSHOP OCTOBER 29

The deadline is today to sign up for a photo preservation workshop October 29. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum presents a photograph preservation workshop on Wednesday, October 29, at 10:00 a.m. until noon. Learn how to preserve your treasured family photographs. Museum Registrar Vanessa Cantu will

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES AND SCEDULES

The Twentynine Palms Varsity Wildcats delivered an amazing come- from-behind win Friday night over visiting Granite Hills, thanks to a 76-yard screen pass play in the final minutes. After Granite Hills tied the game with a little over 3 minutes to play, an interception return for a score gave the

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LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE NATIONAL PARK

In the 800,000 acres of Joshua Tree National Park, sometimes people need help, and sometimes laws get broken. Ranger Pam Tripp says the Park has a law enforcement arm to deal with this…

With 1.4 million visitors coming to Joshua Tree National Park, there are bound to be searches, rescues,

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“SHAKEPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” AUDITIONS

Don’t forget that the auditions for Theatre 29’s play “Shakespeare in Hollywood” are Monday. This play will be directed by John Wright who is in seek of a cast consisting of eight males and four females over 17 years old along with 4-6 male and female Ensemble performers. The show

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SUNDAY ACTING CLASSES AT THEATRE 29

In a related story, Theatre 29 will offer on-going weekly acting classes now on Sundays for those who want to study and learn more about acting. The classes will be led by Abe Daniels, who has 30 years of acting experience with the Actor’s Studio and has received several awards

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RELAY FOR LIFE SPONSORS “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” OPENING NIGHT GALA

Relay for Life of Morongo Basin will be hosting the Opening Night Gala of “Brighton Beach Memoirs”, by Neil Simon, on Friday, October 10 at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph of Arimathea in Yucca at the corner of Church St. and Onaga Trail in Yucca Valley. Brighton Beach Memoirs will

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CONTESTANTS SOUGHT FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS PIONEER DAYS OUTHOUSE RACES

Signups are now being accepted for the Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days Outhouse Races. Build it, sit on it, and push your outhouse to the finish line! Roll it the fastest and your team will win the coveted Toilet Seat Trophy! Challenge your friends, heck, challenge your enemies. Four walls, a

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO HEAR ABOUT FIRE SAFETY

California Retired Teachers will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 10, at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Captain Robert Marquez, of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department, will discuss home fire safety, placing special emphasis on smoke alarms. Please call Gay Smith at 760-369-2211 no

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ENERGY SUMMIT

The 6th annual Southern California Energy Summit takes place this Thursday and Friday, October 9 and 10, in Palm Springs. It is sponsored by, and features numerous speakers from government agencies and the energy industry. Discussion tracks in the Summit program on Thursday at the Palms Springs Convention Center –

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS MONDAY

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ volleyball team will travel away to play Rancho Mirage High School. First serve is at 4:30. Also tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms Lady ’Cats tennis and volleyball teams will travel away to play the Desert Hot Springs Golden

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JOSHUA TREE GEM, MINERAL, AND CRAFT SHOW CONTINUES

The 39th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Craft show is coming to the Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree. The show runs from Wednesday, October 1, through Sunday, October 5, with doors opening at 9 a.m. daily. More than 60 vendors will offer rough and polished gems, jewelry, beads, gifts, minerals, geodes,

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ORCHID FESTIVAL IN LANDERS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

It’s happening now — the 19th annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival. With more on the festival fun, here is managing editor Tami Roleff…

For 19 years, Gubler Orchids in Landers and the Sunset Rotary Club have been sponsoring the Orchid Festival, a two-day fun fest of flowers, classes and demonstrations,

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BON JOVI TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK

Tonight is the final concert of Tortoise Rock Casino’s summer concert series, and will feature a Bon Jovi tribute band. The festivities will include a barbecue, starting at 5 p.m., with prices starting at $7. The Bon Jovi tribute band, “Blaze of Glory,” will start the show on the outdoor

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SEARCH AND RESCUE BENEFIT DESERT RUN THIS WEEKEND

This weekend’s Desert Run will help support our local search and rescue team. Reporter Caitlin Logan invites off-road enthusiasts to come on out and play…

As you can imagine, it can be costly to volunteer to help save lives. To help offset costs, the Morongo Basin Search and Rescue team

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“YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” HAS OPENED AT THEATRE 29

“Young Frankenstein,” a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic 1974 comedy film masterpiece, is now playing at Theatre 29 for a five-week run. The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse

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CHURCH FAMILY OUTING SUNDAY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will sponsor a family outing Sunday, October 5, to Los Rios Rancho, a historic apple farm in Oak Glen. Meet at the church at 11:30 to carpool, or meet at the site at 12:45 if you drive yourself. Bring a lunch from home or enjoy barbecue

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OKTOBERFEST TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY

Tickets go on sale today for the Yucca Valley Oktoberfest, set for October 25. Reporter Cara Conway tells you how to get them…

Let the festivities begin on Saturday, October 25, when the second annual Oktoberfest and Fall Festival takes place from 2 to 9 p.m. Partnering with the Yucca

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY RECEPTION SUNDAY

“Art Detour: Hi-Desert Highlights” opens this week at the 29 Palms Art Gallery, with a reception on Sunday, October 5, from 12 to 3 p.m. The exhibition features desert art in all three gallery rooms and will remain on display through Sunday, November 2. “Art Detour: Hi-Desert Highlights” draws attention

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DRUG ARRESTS IN WONDER VALLEY

Two men were arrested Thursday following a probation compliance check in Wonder Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 82900 block of Amboy Road shortly before 11 a.m. During a search of the home, deputies found hallucinogenic mushrooms, methamphetamine, and prescription medication in the

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CAR FIRE IN LANDERS

A car was destroyed in a fire Thursday afternoon in Landers. About 2:30 p.m., fire fighters were called to a car fire on Juniper Road near Reche Road. Flames were coming from the car’s engine compartment, and starting to burn the interior of the older model Nissan Maxima. The driver

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