JOSHUA TREE VFW POKER RUN

The Joshua Tree VFW is having a benefit event. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells how to get in on the Poker Run…

Kickstands up! The Joshua Tree VFW Post 7264 will hold a Poker Run motorcycle ride, with proceeds benefiting military veterans. The ride will be held Saturday, September 28,

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JEWISH NEW YEAR SERVICES IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Religious services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and for Yom Kippur, will be held in Desert Hot Springs, at Mission Lakes Country Club, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and the Desert Area. Admission is free to Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot

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SPAMALOT THIS WEEKEND AT THEATRE 29

There are two more performances of the hilarious “Spamalot” this weekend at the nicely air-conditioned Theatre 29. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to get tickets …

Theatre 29 is one of the first community theaters in the country to be awarded amateur production rights to the hilarious, off-the-wall, anything-goes,

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT GETS FINANCIAL KUDOS

For the seventh year in a row, the Hi-Desert Water District received the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awarded the District its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for

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FINAL ELECTION RESULTS

The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters has posted final results for this week’s mail-in election. The Morongo Valley Community Services District had three seats up for grabs. The lead vote getter was Karen Lowe, with 336 votes. The race for the second and third seats was a nail biter,

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SKY DISCOVERY NIGHT

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with a spectacular show tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to enjoy the night sky with Sky’s the Limit and Joshua Tree National Park…

Uncover your adventurous side as you explore the universe! Sky’s The Limit and Joshua Tree National Park will partner for a tour

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WILDFIRE HAZARDS

Despite the recent rains, the vegetation in southern California is extremely dry, and is almost explosive when ignited. The Mountain and Silver fires near Idyllwild, and the Rim fire near Yosemite, are perfect illustrations of how devastating fire can be, and how fast fire can spread and burn in drought

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OPENING GAMES FOR BOTH YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOLS

The Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High School football season opens tonight with games at home. The Yucca Valley Trojans football team plays a non-conference game against the Saints from Xavier Prep at 7 p.m. at Trojan Field. The Twentynine Palms Wildcat football team hosts the Cathedral City Lions in

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FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

Breaking Bread Ministry will serve up free food and fellowship from 3 to 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. Tomorrow Wally Currie and volunteers will serve a chef’s choice.

FREE BREAKFAST IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Joshua Tree Community United Methodist Church will provide a free community breakfast buffet Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. Used clothing, shoes, coats and blankets are free to those in need as supplies last. The community is invited. The church is located at 6213 East Parkway.

BHAKTI FEST RETURNING TO JOSHUA TREE FOR 5TH YEAR

Bhakti Fest, the originator of yoga and kirtan festivals, is celebrating its fifth anniversary season September 5-8 at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in Joshua Tree. In addition to hosting world-renowned kirtan and yoga leaders, Bhakti Fest will hold over 25 workshops. Managing editor Tami Roleff touches on the highlights

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A BUSY JOSHUA TREE VFW KITHCEN

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4:30 to 6:30, complete with salad and garlic bread, for only $5. Sunday breakfast will have a pork chop special from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

NO TRASH PICKUP MONDAY

Burrtec Waste and Recylcing Services will be closed on Labor Day. Waste and recycling collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT BUSES NOT RUNNING MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Tuesday, September 3.

SPAMALOT THIS WEEKEND AT THEATRE 29, MATINEE SUNDAY

Three performances of the hilarious “Spamalot” this weekend at the nicely air-conditioned Theatre 29. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to get tickets for the Friday and Saturday night and Sunday Matinee shows…

Theatre 29 is one of the first community theaters in the country to be awarded amateur production

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STRONG REACTION TO STORY ABOUT EUTHANIZING DESERT TORTOISES

News that hundreds of threatened desert tortoises face euthanasia with the pending closure of a refuge near Las Vegas has generated a storm of reaction that has government officials scrambling to find alternatives and fielding offers from people wishing to adopt the reptiles or make donations. The Associated Press reported

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD ELECTION STILL TOO CLOSE TO CALL

The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters late yesterday released an updated tally of votes for the mail-in election concluded Tuesday. The totals include ballots received in the mail through Election Day. In the Morongo Valley Community Services District voting, with three seats up for grabs, Karen Lowe remains in

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION, PART 3 OF 3, UNDERGROUNDING UTILITIES

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission discussed regulations for home-based businesses, wind energy, and undergrounding utilities at its meeting Tuesday night. In Part 1 of a 3-part report, Commissioners discussed whether it should allow residents to establish a home-based business to sell firearms. Yesterday in Part 2, the Commission discussed wind

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BURGLAR SUSPECT ARRESTED WITH OVER $12K IN STOLEN SOLAR PANELS

A Landers man was arrested early Wednesday morning after he was found with methamphetamine and stolen property. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was driving by the 5800 block of Ira Lane in Landers about 2:30 a.m. when he saw a rental moving truck parked in front of a

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ARRESTED IN LANDERS AFTER A STRUGGLE WITH A SHERIFF’S DEPUTY

While following leads for a burglary case, Sheriff deputies arrested two other men on unrelated charges. Shortly before midnight Wednesday, Sheriff deputies went to a home near Reche Road and Belfield Boulevard looking for a suspect in a home burglary in which about $200,000 in coins were stolen, and a

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