GRUBSTAKE DAYS ENTERTAINERS SOUGHT

Entertainers young and old, large and small are being sought for this year’s “Grubstake Days Community Fair.” The event is set for Saturday, May 24, at the Hi-Desert Boys and Girls Club and Boehm Youth Park grounds on Little League Drive in Yucca Valley. The outside booths and entertainment area

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON BUDGET ISSUES

The City of Twentynine Palms is giving an early heads-up to its citizens, with regard to budget discussions for the next fiscal year. Reporter Dan Stork relays the invitation…

The Twentynine Palms City Council is inviting the public to provide input on the city budget during its next regular meeting

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LOW-COST RABIES VACCINATIONS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The Palms-N-Paws Animal Shelter in Twentynine Palms will conduct a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic for cats and dogs from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5. The cost is $6 per vaccination, cash only. Licensing for the city and county will also be available. All dogs must be on a

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT HEARS SEWER PRESENTATIONS

The Hi-Desert Water District is wrestling with a decision: to build the sewer system themselves over 5 years or hire a contractor to do it in two years, but for more money. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was with them last night as it was discussed…

The main trunk of

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KIDS CRAFTS AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM SATURDAY

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is offering spring-time crafting fun for kids Saturday, April 5, from 11 to noon. Children will have the opportunity to make up to six spring-themed crafts. All materials are provided, but space is limited, so pre-registration is required. The cost is $2 per child. Sign up

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A COMMUNITY PASSOVER SEDER IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Again this year, a public Passover Seder is being offered to Jewish residents of the area. Reporter Dan Stork tells how to reserve a spot at the table…

Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot Springs— including military personnel—are invited to a community Passover Seder during this year’s

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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 Saturday.

Gents Back row: Bob Stadum, Nick Reiner, Jim Wharff, Philip Bonafede and Bud Hurn. Front: Greg Herring,

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES THE CAST OF “NUNSET BOULEVARD”

Theatre 29 and Director Kathryn Ferguson have announced the cast for the spring musical production of Theatre 29’s 2014 season, “Nunset Boulevard.” “Nunset Boulevard” follows the latest exploits of the Little Sisters of Hoboken, who have been invited to perform at the Hollywood Bowl. They are thrilled at the prospect

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms Wildcats track and field team bounced back strong to defeat Desert Mirage Rams in a De Anza League Dual. Multiple first-place performances were turned in by Sia Faletagaloa in both throwing events and Adriann Miller in the 4×1,100 meter, 200 meter, and 4×4. Junior Jubilee Bosch completed

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR ELDER ABUSE, IDENTITY THEFT

A Joshua Tree man was arrested late Monday night, suspected of stealing his father’s credit and debit cards. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim, an elderly man in the 7300 block of Valley Vista Avenue in Yucca Valley, told Sheriff’s deputies four of his credit and debit cards were

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FIRE DESTROYS A WONDER VALLEY HOMESTEAD CABIN

An older homestead cabin in Wonder Valley is a total loss after a fire Tuesday afternoon. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Gary Bush, Wonder Valley fire fighters, assisted by Twentynine Palms Fire Department and Combat Center fire fighters, were called to a single family residence fire in the 88000

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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT SCAM TEXTS

Local residents are being targeted by scam artists who are using text messaging to try and get your personal information. Sheriff’s Safety Specialist Anita Northcutt joins us with this warning…

With online and mobile banking skyrocketing, it isn’t a surprise that scams quickly follow. One recent tactic is the use

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JOSHUA TREE TURTLE RESCUE MERGING, FOUNDER MOVING

As of Monday, March 31, the Joshua Tree Tortoise Rescue is now a part of the Heaven’s Gate Large Animal Rescue. After running the tortoise rescue organization for 17 years, founder Rae Packard will be moving to Yuma, Arizona, later this month, to serve as a chaplain at the Arizona

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS PRELIMINARY BUDGET, SALES TAX IS UP

The Yucca Valley Town council heard some good financial news last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at that meeting and files this report…

The Yucca Valley Town Council heard some mostly encouraging news at its meeting Tuesday night. Sales tax revenues, which have been mostly flat in previous years,

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CHARLES MCHENRY ANNOUNCES RUN FOR YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL

Another resident has announced he intends to run for a seat on the Yucca Valley Town Council. Charles McHenry told Z107.7 news Tuesday that he is declaring his candidacy for one of the three seats that will be up for election this November. Council members Dawn Rowe and Merl Abel

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. The board will recognize State Road-eo competitors. Among the items on the consent agenda are treasurer, ridership, operations, administrative and financial reports. Under new

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MORONGO BASIN SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD: LABOR AGREEMENTS AND SOLAR ENERGY

Imminent labor agreements and solar energy highlighted the Board of Education meeting last night. Reporter Dan Stork says that funding measures and policy revisions were also dealt with…

In their regular reports to the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education, the representatives of the District labor unions told about

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ART RECEPTIONS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND WONDER VALLEY

An opening artists’ reception will be 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 public is invited

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DESERT CHIC PART 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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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT LOOKS AT 5-YEAR PROJECT WITH JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board will look at a unique program with Joshua Tree National Park….

At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. board meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District directors will consider approval of a five-year pilot program between the District

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