YUCCA VALLEY HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION

Installation of sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and handicap ramps in Yucca Valley is scheduled to begin Monday, February 3, along Highway 62, from Palm Avenue to Dumosa Ave. Traffic striping will begin Tuesday. This portion of the highway construction is expected to be substantially complete by March.

BURN PERMITS

Due to the lack of rainfall across California and the high winds, there is an increased potential for major wildfires. Coupled with the start of King of the Hammers this weekend, fire fighters will be on high alert, and they are asking everyone to be extra vigilant around fires while

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TAY CENTER SERVICES FOR YOUNG HOMELESS

Pacific Clinic’s TAY Center offers young adults a safe and comfortable place to define and accomplish their life goals. Clients can come to the TAY Center to meet their basic needs such as a meal, shower and a place to do laundry. Once they become drop-in clients they can utilize

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet Monday, February 3, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.; the meeting begins promptly at 1 p.m. Scheduled guest speaker is Mike McNamara who will talk about new techniques, including curved piecing, as well as show

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CERT TRAINING CLASSES

A group of local volunteers stands ready to help the community in the face of the unforeseen. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells how you can get on the team…

If an earthquake, flash flood, fire, or other disaster was to hit the High Desert, would you know how to help

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SHOOTING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

One man is in custody for attempted murder after shooting another man at a carwash in Twentynine Palms Friday morning.

According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, the victim, who has only been identified as a Hispanic male from Twentynine Palms, was washing his GMC Yukon in the self-service carwash

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“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST” AT THEATRE 29

The principal players in “The Importance of Being Ernest” at Theatre 29 gather around a handbag for the play’s denouement.

The classic comedy, “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, continues its run weekends at Theatre 29 through February 8 with a matinee this Sunday. The play, directed

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ROTARY DESSERT SOIREE

The sweetest event in the desert, the 12th Annual Dessert Soiree, will be a night of fabulous food, wine, auctions, concluding with the Sunset Rotary Club’s version of “Deal or No Deal” game. Managing Editor Tami Roleff fills in the details on the event….

The 12th Annual Dessert Soiree starts

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ROTARY FOOD CAMPAIGN

The Four Rotary Clubs of the Morongo Basin have banded together to have a huge food collection campaign, the “Morongo Basin Meals Campaign”; that will benefit local food banks and organizations.

The event is being held on Valentine Day, February 14, 2014 and there will be drop off locations the

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REACHOUT PARADE OF HOMES

Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, one of the six homes in Reach Out Morongo Basin’s 10th Annual Parade of Homes has withdrawn from the tour. Casa de Kinsman in Twentynine Palms has been replaced with Casa Grande in Twentynine Palms, which is a southwestern-style home with Mexican pavers and

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29P 2014 VISITOR CENTER ART SHOWS

Artists are invited to submit artwork for three themed art exhibitions planned for the Twentynine Palms Visitors’ Center. “Desert Rocks! Life on the Faultline” will be shown in the visitor center’s gallery April 1 through June 27. The summer show, from July 1 to September 26, is “Water in the

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COUNTY GRAND JURORS WANTED

There’s a great opportunity for public service for those who have the time to devote. Reporter Katie Baker describes what it takes to be a Grand Juror…

Volunteers for the 2014-2015 San Bernardino County Grand Jury are now being requested. Successful applicants will serve as Grand Jurors for the period

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. Meetings provide a safe, comfortable setting to navigate through the difficulties that often accompany the death of a loved one. Gloria Beatle, BSW, hospice social worker, leads these meetings,

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LITERACY COUNCIL SPELLING BEE

The Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy has announced the date of its 23rd Annual Spell-a-thon. The spelling bee for adults will be held from 9 to noon March 8 at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. Teams of three

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MILITARY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES

A San Bernardino County program offers free behavioral heath services for military service members and their families. All active duty and retired military personnel, reservists, or National Guard who have served on or after September 11, 2001 and their families are eligible. Services include confidential behavioral health assessments, rehabilitative support,

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MAN SHOT AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CARWASH FRIDAY MORNING

 

A man was shot at least two times Friday morning at a self-service carwash at the corner of Calle Todd and Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms. A witness told Z107.7 News that he heard an argument about 9:40, and then two quick shots. The victim was described only as

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CORONER ID’S TWENTYNINE PALMS MURDER VICTIM

The Coroner’s Department has released the name of the man who was killed in a shooting Monday night in Twentynine Palms. Wayne Kerr, 55, was arguing with Raymond Burney, 51, in the 6300 block of Palmview Avenue about 9:40 p.m. when Burney pulled out a gun and shot Kerr in

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MAN SHOT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A man described only as being in his mid 30s was shot multiple times at 9:40 Friday morning at Calle Todd and Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms. He was taken by Morongo Basin Ambulance to DesertHospital in Palm Springs.

MURDER SUSPECT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS WAS AN EARLY-RELEASE PRISONER

The suspect in the murder of a Twentynine Palms man Monday night had been released from prison early and was on probation under California’s prison realignment plan, known as AB109. Police suspect Raymond Burney, 51, of Twentynine Palms, of shooting and killing a still-unidentified Twentynine Palms man about 9:40 Monday

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YUCCA VALLEY POLICE FOCUSSING ON SPEEDING ON S.R. 62

This week, traffic enforcement officers in Yucca Valley will focus on speeding and other violations on Highway 62 between Apache Trail and Hopi Trail. The Sheriff’s Department reminds motorists the speed limit in the construction zone on the west end of Yucca Valley is 35 miles per hour and to

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