JOSHUA TREE CHAMBER ANNUAL MEETING TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual members’ meeting Tuesday night in the Friendship Hall at the Joshua Tree Retreat. The mixer will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 with the meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Members will be updated about recent developments and will discuss the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK’S PINTO BASIN ROAD OFFERS MANY WONDERS

A beautiful drive awaits you in your own backyard. Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp says Pinto Mountain Road through the park holds many wonders… Joshua Tree NP consists of two desert ecosystems. Though many people come to see the unique Joshua Trees and boulders of the Mojave Desert,

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NEW WAL-MART SET TO OPEN NEXT WEDNESDAY

You may have noticed the shelves at the Yucca Valley Wal-Mart are getting a little bare, as the store prepares for its relocation next week. The new Super Wal-Mart, at 58501 29 Palms Highway, next to Home Depot, plans to open its doors July 17 with a ribbon cutting at

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FREE YOUTH WORKSHOPS OFFERED AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 is offering beginning theater workshops for young people interested in learning more about auditioning for Theatre 29 productions. Organizers Rob and Betty Wanless are presenting a three-day workshop July 22, 23, and 24, designed to take the mystery out the process of “trying out” for plays and musicals.

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEEKS PATIO SALE DONATIONS

Start donating today to help the Morongo Basin Historical Society July 19. Reporter and Landers Honorary Mayor Mike Lipsitz says donations are sought for their upcoming patio sale… The Morongo Basin Historical Society seeks donations for the upcoming Moonlight Patio Sale set for Friday, July 19. If you have unwanted

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PARTS OF PALOMAR ROAD IN YUCCA VALLEY CLOSED TOMORROW

A portion of Palomar Avenue in Yucca Valley will be closed Tuesday for street maintenance. The road will be closed to all traffic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. between Joshua Drive and Onaga Trail, and no parking will be allowed on the street while town maintenance crews maintain the

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NEW PRINCIPALS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH, JUNIOR HIGH, AND LANDERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

The Morongo Unified School District is shifting some of the administrators. New principals will start this year at 3 area schools… The Morongo Unified School District will be making four administrative changes at the principal level for the coming school year. According to retiring Superintendent of Schools Jim Majchrzak, Twentynine

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GRAND JURY ASKS COUNTY TO REVIEW GANG ENFORCEMENT PLAN

The Grand Jury says the County Sheriff’s and Probation departments should revisit their plan on gangs to see if it addressed the growing epidemic of gang activity. The report says in 2005, gang warfare raged in the county after a migration of gang members in search of affordable housing. In

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YUCCA VALLEY SOCCER CAMP

Yucca Valley High School has teamed up with the Morongo Basin Youth Soccer Association to create an affordable and fun soccer camp. Designed for ages 4 to 18, this camp is organized to teach the basic skills that will help young soccer players to be successful. The camp will be

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HDMC ROSE GARDEN

A new feature will grace the grounds of the Hi-Desert Medical Center in a few months. Reporter Mike Lipsitz previews the Rose Garden… When the Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Memorial Rose Garden is unveiled this fall, the courtyard installation’s focal point will be a cascading water feature set amid natural stone.

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3 WOMEN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTS

Three local women were arrested Thursday in separate incidents, accused of various assaults. Shortly before 2 a.m., Chelsey Gibson, 21, was arguing with her husband in the 6500 block of Morongo Road in Twentynine Palms, when he said she bit him. After an investigation, Chelsey Gibson was arrested on suspicion

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SUMMER CLOUDS

In the midst of the continuing heat, we are teased – and occasionally blessed with relief – by celestial billows. Ranger Pam Tripp talks about summer clouds… They gently move in, sometimes from the east, sometimes from the west. And sometimes they just seem to stall and gather off in

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YUCCA VALLEY SOCCER CAMP

Yucca Valley High School has teamed up with the Morongo Basin Youth Soccer Association to create an affordable and fun soccer camp. Designed for ages 4 to 18, this camp is organized to teach the basic skills that will help young soccer players to be successful. The camp will be

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3 WOMEN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTS

Three local women were arrested Thursday in separate incidents, accused of various assaults. Shortly before 2 a.m., Chelsey Gibson, 21, was arguing with her husband in the 6500 block of Morongo Road in Twentynine Palms, when he said she bit him. After an investigation, Chelsey Gibson was arrested on suspicion

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SUMMER CLOUDS

In the midst of the continuing heat, we are teased – and occasionally blessed with relief – by celestial billows. Ranger Pam Tripp talks about summer clouds… They gently move in, sometimes from the east, sometimes from the west. And sometimes they just seem to stall and gather off in

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SOS NEEDS SHUTTLE DRIVERS TOMORROW

Soldiers Organized Services, or SOS, needs volunteer drivers to transport Marines from the Palm Springs Airport to the base in Twentynine Palms on Sunday. Drivers are needed between 4 and 10 p.m. Drivers would pick up the Marines at the Palm Springs USO, just north of the main entrance to

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MORONGO UNIFIED ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES

The Morongo Unified School District will be making four administrative changes at the principal level for the coming school year. According to retiring Superintendent of Schools Jim Majchrzak, Twentynine Palms High School Principal Amy Woods will become the Director of Secondary Curriculum for the District. Replacing her at TPHS will

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THE RAVELERS AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TONIGHT

The Town of Yucca Valley’s popular summer concert series continues tonight. Join Tami Roleff and Mike Lipsitz at the community center’s ball field and listen to the classic tunes of yesteryear. News Director Gary Daigneault is already tapping his toes… If you’re a fan of the Beatles, or classic rock-n-roll,

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JT VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST

Sunday breakfast at the Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post is chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

“PERILS OF GOLDILOCKS” CONTINUES AT THEATRE 29

The “Perils of Goldilocks” is in the second week of its run at Theatre 29. Special Assignment Reporter Les Taylor says it’s just right for everyone… ”The Perils of Goldilocks,” the popular summer youth theatre production now on stage at Theatre29 in Twentynine Palms, continues to delight audiences young and

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