JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

The Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival has been celebrating the inspiration of nature for 20 years. Over thirty local and regional artists will be on hand this weekend at the festival to show and sell their work, sharing their personal interpretation of Joshua Tree National Park and the desert

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ART EXHIBITS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND WONDER VALLEY

An opening artists’ reception was held Friday, April 4, for “The Desert Rocks! Life on the Faultline” at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center. Presented by the Twentynine Palms Public Arts Advisory Committee, the exhibition features two- and three-dimensional artworks by more than 30 desert artists. The “Desert Rocks!” art show

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OPEN HOUSE FOR BOXO HOUSE ARTIST

A New York artist, Jennifer Karady, came to the High Desert to be the artist-in-residence for BoxoHouse in Joshua Tree after receiving a commission from the Palm Springs Art Museum to show her critically acclaimed project, “Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan.” Managing editor Tami Roleff says a reception and

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PIONEERTOWN WESTERN RE-ENACTMENTS OPEN SEASON THIS WEEKEND

Two tourist-favorite local old-western reenactment groups will return to Pioneertown with their popular free shows starting this weekend. The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show thunders into Pioneertown with their season-opener today (Saturday). The Stampede performs a series of family-friendly Old West, shoot-em-up skits every Saturday at 2:30 p.m. through

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DESERT CHIC PARTY TO BENEFIT TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Tickets are still available for the Desert Chic Wine and Cheese Social this Saturday night, April 5, sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society at the historic home of Bill and Prudie Underhill, Broadview Hacienda. This fundraiser, besides teaching you a little about pairing wine and cheese, will support the

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY FIELD TRIP AND MARKETPLACE

The Morongo Basin Historical Society has two events going on today. During the day the Society’s Museum Marketplace in Lander has goodies for your garden, from vermi-compost to vegetable seedlings, as well as collectibles and treasures at the vendors’ tables. The cement portico has been poured, so all vendors will

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ONE 80 MINISTRIES BAKE AND YARD SALE TODAY

One 80 Ministries will hold a bake sale and yard sale today, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Baked goodies, hot dogs, and popcorn will be available. Donations may be brought to One 80 Ministries Church on the day of the event. All proceeds will benefit One 80

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DRIVE-IN MOVIES – A DYING BREED

Twentynine Palms boasts a disappearing American icon. ROP broadcasting student Titus Fair highlights drive ins movie theaters…

In the United States there are approximately 375 Drive-ins left around the country. The Twentynine Palms Smiths Ranch Drive-in is one of the few left. Drive-ins are usually in small towns, which is

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JOSHUA TREE VFW BREAKFAST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving Sunday breakfast of chicken fried steak tomorrow from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

CHP ENFORCING “ZERO TOLERANCE” FOR DISTRACTED DRIVERS IN APRIL

The California Highway Patrol will be enforcing “zero tolerance” during April for Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted driving is any activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from the primary task of driving. Several common distracted driving practices include using handheld wireless phones, iPods, and GPS; anything that causes drivers

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POSTER CONTEST FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

The Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services is holding a poster contest to create awareness of Sexual Assault Awareness Month during April. All high school and junior high school students are encourage to enter. Art can be in any medium, but must be done on poster board provided by Morongo Basin

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CONGRESSMAN COOK INTRODUCES JOHNSON VALLEY OHV AREA BILL

To punctuate the preservation of the Johnson Valley area for off-roading, our local congressman has invented a new distinction, and seeks to have it codified by legislation. Reporter Dan Stork explains… Rep. Paul Cook has introduced legislation to designate the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area as a National Off-Highway

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN HELD FOR FELONY SPOUSAL ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman who was angry about texts from another woman on her husband’s phone was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, Shemely Diaz, 21, of the 8300 block of Emerson Court on board the Marine base, started arguing with her

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TWO ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY IN A CAR STOLEN FROM MORONGO VALLEY

Two people were arrested late Wednesday night after they were found in a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, a records check of a vehicle sitting in a driveway in the 58500 block of Paxton Outer Highway in Yucca Valley about 8:40 a.m. showed the vehicle had been reported

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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT THE “MEDICAL ALERT SCAM”

Scam artists continue to rip off residents of our Morongo Basin. Sheriff’s Safety Specialist Anita Northcutt warns about the “Medical Alert” scam……. A new twist to the telemarketing scam hit 2013 hard. With promises of a “free” medical alert system, the scam targeted seniors and caretakers and claimed to be

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

The Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival has been celebrating the inspiration of nature for 20 years. Over thirty local and regional artists will be on hand this weekend at the festival to show and sell their work, sharing their personal interpretation of Joshua Tree National Park and the desert

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SPORTSMAN’S CLUB SWAP MEET SATURDAY

The Sportsman’s Club in Joshua Tree will hold its monthly swap meet tomorrow, (date). Shop for great bargains on new and used items, crafts and collectibles, books, and eclectic artworks. Admission is free, and vendors are always welcome. Spaces rent for just $20; for non-profit organizations, the space is free.

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CACTUS SEWABLE QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet Monday in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30, meeting begins promptly at 1 p.m. Guests are welcome. They will have a table with the boutique items that didn’t sell at their quilt show, all at half price.

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OPEN HOUSE FOR BOXO HOUSE ARTIST TOMORROW

A New York artist, Jennifer Karady, came to the High Desert to be the artist-in-residence for BoxoHouse in Joshua Tree after receiving a commission from the Palm Springs Art Museum to show her critically acclaimed project, “Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan.” Managing editor Tami Roleff says a reception and

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HUMANE SOCIETY ANIMALS IN A MEET-AND-GREET TOMORROW

Animals from the Morongo Basin Humane Society will hold a meet-and-greet Saturday, at Copper Moon Arts and Crafts shop in Yucca Valley, in the hopes of finding their fur-ever home. Animal shelter staff will also be accepting donations for pet food and supplies for the no-kill shelter. Anyone who brings

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