DESERT OASES TOUR

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will host a tour of the five historic desert oases in Morongo Valley on Saturday, June 1. Surface water in the desert is a rare sight, and Morongo Valley has five of the six ancient water sources found in the Basin. The tour starts at

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YVHS PERFORMING ARTS EXTRAVAGANZA

Come experience the artistic talents of Yucca Valley High School students at the 1st Visual and Performing Arts Extravaganza, on Saturday, June 1st, starting at 2:00 PM. The event will kick off with an outdoor concert by the concert choir, select choir, symphonic band, and jazz ensemble followed by performances

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MEMORIAL DAY AT JT MEMORIAL PARK

The Joshua Tree Memorial Park will hold its 12th annual Memorial Day Observance this Monday, May 27. There will be military speakers, a release of white doves, live music, a free barbecue, raffles for charity, and more. The event will be held from 11 to 4 at the cemetery, 60121

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SYNTHETIC DRUG RAIDS

Five smoke shops and two homes were raided in the Morongo Basin Thursday, and tens of thousands of dollars of synthetic drugs were seized. According to a Sheriff’s press release, detectives from the Narcotics division Marijuana Eradication Team raided the Adobe Smoke Shop, K Smoke Shop, and STC Smoke Shop

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LUCKINO LEAVING HDWD

The Hi-Desert Water District will be looking for a new Chief Financial Officer, as Frank Luckino has confirmed that he will be leaving the district to become the Financial Director of the City of Blythe. Luckino’s last day at the water district will be Thursday, June 6, after he gets

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OHV SAFETY EQUIPMENT

It’s a holiday weekend, and we can expect Off-Highway Vehicles to be out in force. Sheriff’s Specialist Anita Baker reviews the rules…

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Morongo Basin Station, would like to remind OHV enthusiasts of some safety laws regarding OHV use in the Morongo Basin. Off-road rules

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“STEEL MAGNOLIAS” FUNDRAISER AT ST. JOSEPH’S

The newly formed St. Joseph’s Players in Yucca Valley are raising funds to support their production of “Steel Magnolias,” by holding a spaghetti dinner and raffle at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church, on the corner of Onaga Trail and Church Street in Yucca Valley tonight, Saturday May 25. Dinner will

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“RAGTIME” MATINEE THIS WEEKEND

There are just two weekends left in the run of “Ragtime” at Theatre 29, with a matinee scheduled for tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says, reserve your tickets now and enjoy it…

Capacity crowds have enjoyed performances of the epic musical “Ragtime” at Theatre 29 since opening night. The production

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ACTION AQUA FLIGHT IN BIG BEAR

Big Bear Lake has a new water attraction opening this weekend that allows you to fly like Ironman. Chanda-Lyn Fraschetti has the report…

Action Aqua Flight is the best new craze to fly over the water in southern California. It’s a new high adrenaline sport that allows anyone 16 or

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LUCKIE PARK POOL OPENS

The Twentynine Palms public pool in Luckie Park will open Memorial Day weekend. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday the pool will be open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Admission prices are $3 for adults, $2.75 for children and $1.25 for senior citizens. Twenty use passes are available for $30. The pool

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HORSEMEN’S ASSOCIATION CATTLE SORTING

The Morongo Basin Horsemen’s Association is having an open cattle sorting this weekend, open to all levels of horses and riders. There will be free entertainment for spectators, so bring a lawn chair. Spokesperson Kim Ortamond says many horses in the desert have never seen or been near cattle, so

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JT VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post is serving Sunday breakfast from 8 to 11 am. Chow down on all you can eat pancakes, plus bacon, sausage, omelets, burritos, and SOS. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The VFW post is located at 6402 Veterans Way,

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FIVE LOCAL SMOKE SHOPS, TWO HOMES RAIDED IN SEARCH FOR SYNTHETIC NARCOTICS

Five smoke shops and two homes were raided in the Morongo Basin Thursday, and tens of thousands of dollars of synthetic drugs were seized. According to a Sheriff’s press release, detectives from the Narcotics division Marijuana Eradication Team raided the Adobe Smoke Shop, K Smoke Shop, and STC Smoke Shop

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EAGLE MOUNTAIN MEGADUMP TRASHED, ONCE AND FOR ALL

Efforts by a subsidiary of Kaiser Ventures to establish a huge landfill operation at Eagle Mountain have received a succession of legal setbacks in recent years. A decision made earlier this week appears to be the final nail in the coffin. We mix our metaphors, as Dan Stork reports that

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FOUR YEARS FOR MAN CONVICTED IN JOHNSON VALLEY TRIPLE FATAL CRASH

Charles Persons, 32, who plead guilty to vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence in a February crash that killed three Hesperia teenagers, was sentenced to four years in prison yesterday. Persons, from Thousands Oaks, was driving from the King of the Hammers event in Johnson Valley when he crashed his truck

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY SPOUSAL ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Wednesday morning after he punched his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, when Colt Bergman, 22, and his wife returned home to the 6600 block of Mesquite Avenue about 2:30 a.m. from partying with friends, he started arguing with his wife. During the

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WOMAN FOUND NAKED IN THE ROAD

A Landers woman who was found lying naked in a road was arrested Wednesday evening, accused of being drunk and disorderly. According to a Sheriff’s report, Shonna Vincent, 36, went to a home in the 5700 block of Linn Road about 6:30 and started breaking windows and accusing the resident

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YUCCA VALLEY LIBRARY BURGLARIZED

The Yucca Valley library was broken into sometime Tuesday night. At midnight Tuesday, a cleaning crew arrived to find that a rock had been used to smash the east door of the library to gain entry. Missing was a clear plastic donation box from the library’s main counter, with about

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EIGHT LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS COMPETE IN DISTRICT SPELLING BEE

Local students from eight local students participated in a spelling bee… “Frequency…F-R-E-Q-U-E-N-C-Y, frequency!” That was the tie breaking word that won it for Yucca Mesa Elementary fifth grade student, Psypris Serano taking first place. When asked how it felt her reaction was, “When I heard I won, I

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POTLUCK AT YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION TONIGHT

This evening at 6 p.m. Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is having their potluck dinner starting promptly at 6:00 p.m. The speakers this month are representatives from CERT – Citizens Emergency Response Team to discuss what to do in a disaster as well as other information. Please bring a dish to

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