COUNTY WILL ISSUE SAME-SEX COUPLES MARRIAGE LICENSES

Sunday Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy denied a last-ditch request from the sponsors of California’s now-overturned gay marriage ban to halt the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses. The Supreme Court cleared the way for the marriages to resume for the first time in 4 ½ years, when it ruled Wednesday

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HIGHWAY WORK TO CONTINUE ON STATE ROUTE 62

A project to rehabilitate the pavement on State Route 62 (SR-62) in Yucca Valley to Twentynine Palms from Yucca Mesa Road to Bermuda Avenue continues this week with lane closures. The project will grind the existing roadway and replace with new asphalt. Lanes in both directions will be closed from

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PERSEID METEOR SHOWER PARTY SET FOR THE INTEGRATRON

Even though the event is more than a month off, you should get your tickets right now for a unique fund-raiser for the Mojave Desert Land Trust. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to view the Perseid meteor shower at the Integratron… Join the Mojave Desert Land Trust for the

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING EXTENDED THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT

The National Weather service has extended its excessive heat warning though 11 p.m. Thursday night. The warning calls for record to near-record high temperatures through Tuesday evening. Residents are urged to stay cool, and hydrated. Designated cooling centers are the Yucca Valley Community Center. The Twentynine Palms Senior Center; in

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TRAVEL TRAILER FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY SUNDAY EVENING

A fifth-wheel travel trailer is a complete loss after a fire Sunday evening. About 6:30, Yucca Valley firefighters responded to a fire north of Highway 62 at Scholl Drive, between Morongo Valley and Yucca Valley. The blaze was well involved when they arrived, but fire fighters were able to knock

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PLANE LANDS WITH NO LANDING GEAR AT TWENTYNINE PALMS AIRPORT SUNDAY

A small two-seater airplane landed on its belly at the Twentynine Palms airport Sunday morning. About 9:45 a.m., the pilot, identified only as a Twentynine Palms resident, was landing at the airport when the landing gear—which the pilot said was locked in place—snapped back, causing the plane to land on

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RESERVE SEATS AT INTEGRATRON FOR AUGUST METEOR SHOWER

The Mojave Desert Land Trust is hosting a viewing of the Perseid meteor shower on Saturday, August 10th at the Integratron in Landers. In addition to the celestial show, there will be projected images from deep space, an interpretive program by a National Park ranger, live music, Sound Baths in

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COUNTY FIRE TRAINS INMATES

The San Bernardino Fire and Sheriff’s Departments began a joint program in May, training a 15-member inmate crew in wildland fire suppression techniques, along with the basic Incident Command System, first-aid, CPR, chainsaw training, small engine and facility repair. This program teaches the crew member skills that they can use

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STEEL MAGNOLIAS CAST

A new local live theatre venue opens its first show next weekend. Reporter Diana Jones lists the cast of “Steel Magnolias”… The area’s newest theatre group, The St. Joseph’s Players in Yucca Valley, will present “Steel Magnolias” as their premier production. Opening July 5th and running weekends throughout the month

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REP. COOK TO HOST WOMEN OF DISTINCTION EVENT

Rep. Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) will host the first annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony on August 23 to honor women from his district. Rep. Cook is asking residents of his district to nominate deserving women who have given back to their communities. Nominations will be accepted until July 19

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SIX ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

An artists’ residency program is about to start in Joshua Tree. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says you’ll be able to view its results later this summer… Six artists have been accepted for the seventh annual Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency. JTHAR, adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park, is a six-week

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COLLEGE BASE PROGRAMS CLOSED JULY 1-3

Copper Mountain College’s Base Programs office will be closed from July 1 through July 3 to move its office into a new facility. If you have any questions during the closure, call the Marine Base at 760-830-6133 or the Main Campus at 760-366-3791.

FIREWOOD IN JTNP

For many people, camping isn’t camping without a campfire. Ranger Pam Tripp advises how to enjoy the experience responsibly… Whenever camping, one of the main events of a good camping trip is the campfire. There is nothing like the smell of campfire smoke when enjoying the outdoors and cool evening.

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JT VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST

Sunday breakfast at the Joshua Tree VFW is all-you-can-eat pancakes, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown JT.

CALL FOR ART FOR JTNP JURIED ART SHOW

A juried art exhibition for the month of December at the 29 Palms Art Gallery will be the featured event of the Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire. Organizers are putting out a call for art that is inspired by or depicts Joshua Tree National Park. Managing editor

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YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION

The High Desert Storm youth football league is taking registrations for the 2013 football season. Players ages 7 to 14 are urged to come out and participate in tackle football. Registration has already begun and will continue until all spots are filled. Get your registration forms at 4 Sports N

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TEAM TENNIS STARTS

Friday Night Teen Tennis kicks off July 5, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Jacobs Park in Yucca Valley, and runs each Friday evening through August 23. The informal program features summer tennis fun with friends under the lights with jock jams and pizza. No pre-registration is required; just show up.

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FIREWORKS ALERT FROM COUNTY FIRE

Possession of any type of fireworks, including “safe and sane” fireworks, is against the law in any unincorporated area of San Bernardino County. In the event a fire occurs due to the unsafe use of fireworks, the responsible persons are likely to face criminal charges and be held liable for

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GOLDILOCKS OPENING

A kid-friendly show has started its run at Theatre 29. Reporter Sara Snyder invites you to “The Perils of Goldilocks” … “The Perils of Goldilocks,” the next show at Theatre 29, opened this Friday, June 28. This delightful Summer Youth Theatre production, under the direction of John Wright, features a

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HIGHWAY PAVING CONTINUES

A project to rehabilitate the pavement on State Route 62 (SR-62) in Yucca Valley to Twentynine Palms from Yucca Mesa Road to Bermuda Avenue continues this week with lane closures. The project will grind the existing roadway and replace with new asphalt. Lanes in both directions will be closed from

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