YUCCA MESA HOSTS SPRING FLING CRAFT SALE TOMORROW

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold a spring fling craft sale, swap meet, and bake sale Saturday. From 8 until 3, there will be crafts for sale inside the Yucca Mesa community center, a swap meet outside, a bake sale, and pulled pork sandwiches and drinks. A table inside

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CASINO NIGHT TOMORROW IN MORONGO VALLEY BENEFITS FIRE DEPARTMENT

A lot of fun for a great cause in Morongo Valley tomorrow night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a Casino Night event will benefit the fire department…

If you’re 21 and over, and fond of roulette, black jack, poker or craps, grab your calendar and block off the evening of Saturday,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS STREET FAIR AND CAR SHOW TOMORROW EVENING

Come join the fun in downtown Twentynine Palms. The 13th Annual Car Show and Street Fair will be on the highway in the downtown business district Saturday, June 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. The Armed Services YMCA Soapbox Derby will get things rolling when they cruise down Donnell Hill.

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SPORTSMAN CLUB SWAP MEET TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

The Sportsman Club in Joshua Tree will hold its monthly swap meet tomorrow. Shop for great bargains on new and used items, crafts and collectibles, books, and eclectic artwork. Admission is free, and vendors are always welcome. Spaces rent for just $20; for non-profit organizations, the space is free. Call

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LAST WEEKEND FOR

This is the last weekend to see the epic musical “Ragtime” at Theatre 29. Limited overflow seating is available for the sold-out performances. Reporter Chanda-Lyn Fraschetti says the show is enjoying raves…

Time is running out to see “Ragtime” at Theatre 29. The musical, directed by Charles Harvey, has been

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT SPECIAL TAX VOTING BEGINS MONDAY

Early voting begins Monday, June 3, for the Yucca Valley Airport District’s special election set for July 2. On the mail-in ballot is Measure Z, which will impose a special tax only on the 44 voters who own property that abuts the Yucca Valley airport. The tax of two cents

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CONGRESSMAN COOK INTRODUCES HOMELESS VETERANS BILL

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley has introduced another bill to benefit veterans. Reporter Dan Stork has more on the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Reauthorization act… Rep. Paul Cook of Yucca Valley has introduced H.R. 2150, the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program Reauthorization Act of 2013. This bill will reauthorize the Homeless

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR CHILD CRUELTY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday after school officials notified law enforcement that his children said he punched them as punishment for misbehavior. Keith Viera, 34, of Joshua Tree, was arrested for investigation of misdemeanor child cruelty, booked at the Morongo Basin Jail with his bail set at $5,000.

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT ARRESTED FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL ASSAULT

A Twentynine Palms High School senior, chosen just two weeks ago for the prestigious Copper Mountain College Foundation Greenleaf Scholarship, was arrested Thursday afternoon after school officials say he assaulted a younger student. According to a Sheriff’s press release, Aiden Blake Smith, 19, a resident of Twentynine Palms, punched a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL GOES OVER $8,000,000 BUDGET, MARKS PROJECTS

The Twentynine Palms City Council held a marathon, four-hour meeting Tuesday night. The council made a line-item review of the $8 million budget. Among the items reviewed, the Council directed staff to put aside funds to pay for two free dump days for residents. The city will also explore putting

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SUPERVISORS TO HEAR JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL STORE APPEAL

The County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a public hearing on the Dollar General store planned for Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork has the date… After the San Bernardino County Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for a Dollar General store in Joshua Tree, a local group including an

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BURGLARS LEAVE PUPPY BEHIND

Instead of taking items from a vacant apartment, these burglars left something behind. About7:30 Tuesday night, a maintenance worker noticed a vacant apartment in the 73500 block of Sunnyslope in Twentynine Palms had been broken into. When a Sheriff’s deputy searched the apartment, a 2 ½-month-old pit bull puppy was

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ARTISTS GUILD GALLERY OPENS SUMMER SHOW TODAY

The Twentynine Palms Art Gallery summer show will be on display in all three gallery rooms from today through August 26, exhibiting works by Twentynine Palms Artists’ Guild members—paintings, drawings, collage, mixed media, photography, and sculpture. The gallery will be open weekends only—Friday, Saturday, and Sunday —from noon to 3

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SWIM LESSONS OFFERED BY TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION

Swim lessons are starting at the Luckie Park pool in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign-up…

Sign up for swim lessons to improve your swimming skills this summer! The City of Twentynine Palms will be offering swim lessons for children as young as 10 months up

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK STARTS SUMMER CLOSURES

Joshua Tree National Park has closed some campgrounds for the summer. Campgrounds completely closed are: Belle campground; Ryan campground; and White Tank campground, although restrooms and Arch Rock Nature Trail remain open. Campgrounds that have partial closures include the eastern side of Black Rock campground; the B loop of Cottonwood

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WE SPEAK TO A DEPLOYED MARINE IN AFGHANISTAN

It’s a brave Marine who admits he’s not perfect. Corporal Luke Frank, an admin clerk with Regimental Combat Team-7, currently deployed to Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan, offered up an unusual most memorable moment to managing editor Tami Roleff during an interview last week…

“My most memorable moment here would be

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COUNTY WATER CUSTOMERS CAN PROTEST 20 PERCENT RATE INCREASE

Residents east of Yucca Mesa Road in Landers get their water from the County’s special district, and water rates have increased every year for the past 10 years. Residents recently received a notice of a proposed 20 percent hike in their water rates. However, the proposed increase can be killed

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DUI AFTER NEARLY HITTING PATROL CAR

It’s never a good idea to drink and drive, but it’s an especially bad idea to drink and then almost drive your car into a Sheriff’s patrol car. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 9 a.m. Wednesday, Tracy Davis, 52, of Twentynine Palms, pulled her vehicle out in front of

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FEDERAL EMPLOYEES GET FURLOUGH NOTICES

Federal employees received their furlough notices yesterday. Due to the budget sequestration, federal employees will be forced to take off one day a week without pay starting July 8 through September 30. In addition, the Twentynine Palms Marine Base Commissary will be closing one extra day, most likely on Tuesday.

DEADLINE TOMORROW FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT AND MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS

Tomorrow is the deadline to file to run for the Morongo Valley CSD Board or the Twentynine Palms Water Board. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the elections will be by mail…

Voters within the Morongo Valley Community Services District and the Twentynine Palms Water District will vote on open board seats

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