RETIRED TEACHERS MEET FEBRUARY 14

The California Retired Teachers’ Association will meet on Friday, February 14, at the Helen Gray Center on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree. The meeting will commence at 10 a.m. Area Coordinator, Ralph Villani, will speak, and past presidents of CalRTA, Division 62, as well as members who are over

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN DINNER AND FAMILY GAME NIGHT TOMORROW

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will feature a dinner and family game night Wednesday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m. RSVP to the church office at 760-365-6331. The church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail.

TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

A construction trailer, cell phone towers, Mylar balloons, and the Development Code are all on the agenda of the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meeting tonight. Dan Stork fills in details…

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on an application to extend a Temporary Use Permit for

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SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat softball and baseball teams are sponsoring a co-ed softball tournament this Friday and Saturday. The 12-person teams must have an equal number of men and women. The tournament will be held at the Luckie Park softball fields. The registration fee is $160. To register,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Joshua Springs Lightning boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will travel to Riverside to play La Sierra Academy. The girls’ game starts at 5:30; tip-off for the boys is at 7.

 

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’

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MARIAH MUCHTAR NAMED MISS YUCCA VALLEY IN SATURDAY PAGEANT

The 47th Miss Yucca Valley Pageant was held Saturday night featuring 10 high school junior candidates. Yucca Valley High School student Mariah Muchtar was named Miss Yucca Valley 2014 and received the sash and crown from the 2013 Miss Yucca Valley Kelli King. The court will consist of 1st Princess,

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ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER A SHOOTING AT A TWENTYNINE PALMS CAR WASH

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 in

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STATE WATER EMERGENCY WILL DIRECTLY IMPACT THE MORONGO BASIN

The Governor’s declaration of a water emergency is trickling down to local levels. Dan Stork surveys the local impact of drastic measures by the state’s Department of Water Resources…

The California State Water Project (SWP) supplies water from the Feather River watershed and the Sacramento Delta water distribution area to

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CHIMNEY FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY

Old age and earthquakes are believed to be responsible for a chimney fire in Yucca Valley early Monday morning. According to County Fire Captain Rick Denison, the mortar and bricks of a chimney in a home in the 56000 block of Sunset Avenue were cracked, probably from earthquakes and old

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR SPOUSE ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of spousal abuse after his wife of five years was admitted to the hospital for emergency surgery. According to a Sheriff’s report, David Flaningam, 27, of the 59100 block of Wilcox Lane, struck his wife with a closed fist on her

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUGS AFTER FOOT PURSUIT

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday evening after deputies found bags of drugs on him. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a residence in the 6400 block of Valley View Street about 9 p.m. about someone living in a shed behind the home, and a stolen

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PARADE OF HOMES TO FEATURE A DESERT LILY IN JOSHUA TREE

The annual Parade of Homes to benefit Reach-Out Morongo Basin showcases six delightful homes here in our Morongo Basin, two in Twentynine Palms, two in Joshua Tree, and two in Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff highlights one of the Joshua Tree stops…

One of the featured homes on Reach

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ROAD CONSTRUCTION FROM PALM TO DUMOSA STARTS IN YUCCA VALLEY

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.

ROAD CONSTRUCTION STARTS SOON IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park officials announced that construction will begin soon on Pinto Basin Road inside the park. The project will include widening, realigning, and modifying the road to 24-feet wide, with a speed limit of 35 to 45 miles per hour. It’s expected the realignment will improve sight distances

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GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CAREER PROGRAM

The 8th Annual Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways Golf Tournament is coming up and taking registrations. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to be on the tee…

Attention all golfers! The Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways Foundation is hosting their Eight Annual Golf Tournament Four Person Scramble. On

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GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF TEAM

The Twentynine Palms High School golf team will hold a fundraiser golf tournament Saturday, February 15at Roadrunner Dunes Golf Course in Twentynine Palms. Entry fee is $60 per person, and includes a four-person scramble for 18 holes of golf, food, and prizes. There’ll be prize money for closest to the

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COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING STARTS THIS WEEK

A group of local volunteers stands ready to help the community in the face of the unforeseen. Reporter Dan Stork 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 your

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES

The Twentynine Palms High School Girls Basketball team competed in the Play 4 Kay tournament in San Juan Capistrano Saturday. Top Division 4 teams competed in 10 different games to raise money for breast cancer. Twentynine Palms beat Cantwell Sacred Heart 54-39. Twentynine Palms’ record is now: 18-and-4 overall, 6-and-0

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THE LEGEND OF THE FAN PALM

A distinctive desert feature offers shade and food and building materials. Ranger Pat Pilcher recounts the legend of the fan palm…

The California Fan Palm is a familiar sight at Joshua Tree National Park. This palm, the only native palm in California, grows at five different sites in the Park.

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NATIONAL PARK ROAD CONSTRUCTION

Joshua Tree National Park, in cooperation with the Central Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration, will begin construction of approximately 10 miles of Park Route 11 (Pinto Basin Road) on Monday, February 10, 2014. The primary objective of the project is to improve safety conditions for the

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