JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

At the last Joshua Tree Clean Team efforts, the up-to-20-volunteer workers picked up 206 and 201 pounds respectively for an annual haul of 3 tons. The next regular Joshua Tree Clean Team pickup will be held tomorrow at Highway 62 and Sunny Vista. The team will start at 8 a.m.

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TO SEE PLANS FOR NEW “HAWK’S LANDING” GOLF COURSE

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will review the plans for the “Hawks Landing” Golf course among other items tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda……

Plans for the Hawks Landing Golf Club at Blue Skies are up for review at tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission. The

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BASIN-WIDE FOUNDATION TAKING NOMINATIONS FOR ANNUAL AWARDS

The 18th Annual Basin Wide Foundation Gala Celebration Awards dinner and meeting is set for Saturday, June 7, 5 p.m. at the Helen Gray Center, in Joshua Tree. Basin Wide Foundation is now accepting award nominees. Award categories are: Together We Can (person or organization that best display the BWF

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD TO CONSIDER GIVING THEMSELVES A RAISE

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board will consider giving themselves a raise and will move closer towards annexing the County area…..

At tonight’s 6 p.m. Board meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, Directors will take up yet another resolution related

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YUCCA VALLEY CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING NIGHT OF MUSIC, MEDITATION PLANNED

The Yucca Valley Center for Spiritual Living will feature a night of meditation, music, Celtic song, stories and chants from around the world Sunday, March 30, at 6 p.m. Anton Mizerak and Laura Berryhill will entertain with selections from their new CD, “When Angels Dream.” The two sing and play

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SEE’S CANDY AVAILABLE AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

Wildflowers and See’s candy at the Joshua Tree Library: the sure signs of springs in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork licks his lips over the possibilities…

You can enjoy delicious See’s Easter Candy, save the cost of gas to drive ‘down below’ and support the library by purchasing your

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL EXTENDS “FORBIDDEN BROADWAY” TO ONE MORE PERFORMANCE

The wildly successful Twentynine Palms High School Theatre Arts Department production of “Forbidden Broadway,” a production that pokes fun at Broadway musicals, has been held over for one more performance. The show will be performed at the school’s multi-purpose room this Friday evening at 7:00. Tickets are available by calling

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TALENT SHOW THIS SATURDAY

The annual Twentynine Palms High School Talent show will be held this Saturday night. ROP Broadcast student James Cosgriff has your invitation…

The Twentynine Palms High School is having their annual Showtime in the Desert talent show. Come on Saturday, March 29, to watch 15 different students show off their

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SEASON OPENER WIN FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

Yesterday the Twentynine Palms Wildcat boys’ tennis team competed in their first league tournament against Palm Valley School Firebirds at Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage. The tournament ended in a 9-sets-to-9-sets tie, which came down to counting games won from both teams to determine the winner. The ’Cats won

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat golf and swim teams will travel away to Palm Desert play Xavier Prep. Tee off for golf starts at 2:45; the first swim event starts at 3:15.

 

Also tomorrow, the Wildcat track team will host the

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FOUR INJURED IN TWO OFF-ROAD VEHICLE CRASHES

Two people were injured when their off-road vehicle went over a cliff in Joshua Tree Sunday afternoon. About 12:40 p.m., rescue personnel were called after the sand rail went over a 40-foot vertical cliff and rolled over in the hills east of the Joshua Tree dry lake bed. The female

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OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE ENFORCEMENT SWEEP RESULTS IN 15 CITATIONS

An enforcement sweep of off-highway vehicles in the Morongo Basin Saturday resulted in 15 citations being issued. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, Sheriff’s deputies, rangers from the Bureau of Land Management, and county code enforcement officers targeted areas where a large number of complaints have originated: Landers, Flamingo

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SHERIFF WARNS THEFTS FROM VEHICLES AND STOLEN VEHICLES UP

The Marengo Basin is seeing an uptick in both car burglaries and car thefts. Sheriff’s Safety Specialist Anita Northcutt has these tips…

Crimes of petty theft from vehicles and stolen vehicles are on the rise. The citizens of the Morongo Basin are being victimized more often lately by thieves taking

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VICTIMS OF TWO FATAL CRASHES THURSDAY IDENTIFIED

More information about the man who was killed in Twentynine Palms Thursday night while riding his bicycle. The CHP said 32-year-old Mickey Mroz was riding a BMX-style bicycle eastbound along the north shoulder of Valle Vista Road about 8:30 p.m. Ann Platzke, 31, of Twentynine Palms, was driving her 2007

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COUNTY LAND USE MEETING IN JOSHUA TREE WEDNESDAY

Although the County’s Land Use Services department has stood up the Morongo MAC a couple of times in recent months, LUS representatives are coming soon in another forum. Reporter Dan Stork has the topics for a community open house…

The San Bernardino Land Use Services department will hold a community

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DRAW-DOWN OF MARINES AT COMBAT CENTER BEGINS THIS YEAR

The Twentynine Palms Combat center will see a reduction of active- duty Marines this year. As we’ve reported earlier, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment will be deactivated May 30 at Lance Corporal Torrey L. Gray Field on board the base. The battalion, with about 840 Marines, is being deactivated under

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MOJAVE VIPERS YOUNG MARINE PROGRAM RECRUITING

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more about children who want to earn the title…

The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good … kids … who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, March 25, at the Little Church of the Desert in Twentynine Palms from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors

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TICKETS FOR LIMITED RUN SHOW AT THEATRE 29 NOW AVAILABLE

A special limited engagement at Theater 29, which garnered rave reviews from the New York Times, called “Fabulous Divas of Hollywood”, is coming for two days only next month. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to get tickets to this special, rare treat for local audiences…

Tickets for Theatre 29’s

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT IN STRATEGIC PLAN WORKSHOP TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a strategic plan workshop starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The directors will discuss whether to hire a consulting firm for $19,500 to assist the board with its strategic planning. The meeting will be held in District offices at Inca Trail and

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