POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS WEDNESDAY

The High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association will hold their quarterly meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Yucca Mesa Improvement Association Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue, on the Mesa in Yucca Valley. There will be a presentation on different breeds of chickens with discussion about the best ones for

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOOK MONTH EVENT THURSDAY

Copper Mountain College is celebrating Book Month with a special program this week. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you the Thursday event… The husband-and-wife team of photographer Bill Dahl, and poet Cynthia Anderson will share their work, discuss their creative and publishing processes at noon this Thursday in the Bell Center’s

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SPECIAL SPEAKER AT JOSHUA SPRINGS WEDNESDAY

Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m., Robert Tyler from Advocates for Faith and Freedom will be speaking on “Our Current Cultural Crisis” in the chapel at Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel. Come and learn how you can take positive action to counter the attacks on our children and society. The public is

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports today, the Joshua Springs Christian School girls’ and boys’ Lightning basketball teams will play Bloomington Christian School. The girls will play the Ravens in Bloomington at 5:30. The boys will host the Ravens at home, starting at 6:30 p.m.

NCIS RELEASES REPORT ON 2013 DEATH OF MARINE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Ten months after a Marine was killed aboard the Twentynine Palms base, the Naval Criminal Investigation Service released information on the death of Pfc. Casey James Holmes. Holmes, 20, of Chico, California, joined the Marines in May 2012. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines. Holmes’ unit was

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

The format of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council features several regular reports, and one highlighted topic. Dan Stork tells what’s in store for this month… The featured special report at the January 13 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC is on County Code Enforcement. The subcommittee on Land Use

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GRANDPARENTS TARGETED IN PHONE SCAM

An old phone scam that is making the rounds again. It’s called the “grandparents scam,” because the caller pretends to be the victim’s grandchild. The “Hi Grandma, it’s me” scam starts with a phone call from a “grandchild” in urgent need of money because they’re in jail in Mexico, or

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TWENTYNINE PALMS POLICE TARGET SPEEDERS AND CELL PHONE USE

This week, the Twentynine Palms traffic units will be enforcing speed violations and cell phone violations on the main streets and residential areas throughout the city. Speeding and distracted driving is a major cause of collisions. The traffic team will also be focusing their attention on failure to yield violations

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HISTORICAL SOCIETIES CHRONICLING 100 YEARS OF THE MORONGO BASIN

Local Historical Societies are working to highlight the top events in our Morongo Basin over the past 100 years. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to assist and participate in the document… The Twentynine Palms and Morongo Basin Historical Societies have joined in a project that will culminate in the

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RADIOTHON NETS OVER $16,000 FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR

A fund-raising five-hour “Radiothon” here on Z107.7 Saturday raised a substantial amount of funds for travel expenses to send the Twentynine Palms Select Choir to a prestigious three-day workshop in New York, culminating in a performance at Carnegie hall. The five-hour event, with volunteers from the Select Choir and their

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY NEEDS DECORATIONS REMOVED

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery reminds residents that any holiday decorations left on grave sites will be removed and disposed of by the staff on January 31. If the families want to keep them they will need to come retrieve them prior to that date.

AUDITIONS TONIGHT FOR FARNDALE COMEDY AT THEATRE 29

No sooner does one play get on the boards at Theatre 29, then it’s time to gear up for the next production. Dan Stork has the audition call for “Murder at Checkmate Manor”… Director Marty Neider has announced auditions are set for Theatre 29’s second show of the 2014 season.

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JOSHUA TREE RECREATION REGISTERING FOR YOUTH BASKETBALL

Registration for the Joshua Tree Youth Basketball Program is now being accepted online and at the Joshua Tree Community Center Office. Cost is $48 until January 24, and then the fee increases to $55. Price includes a jersey and shorts, and registration is open for ages 4 to 14 years.

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CAST ANNOUNCED FOR “ON GOLDEN POND” AT ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH IN YUCCA VALLEY

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley are getting ready for their next production, “On Golden Pond.” Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the cast has just been announced… The St. Joseph’s Players are in rehearsals for their second production, “On Golden Pond,” directed by Rebecca Havely, which is scheduled to

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Twentynine Palms girls’ basketball raised their record to 11 and 4 on Friday, January 10, with a win over visiting Palm Springs 41 to 39. Leading scorers were Andrileah Lee and Nokomis Cabrera. The ’Cats start league play on Wednesday, January 15, at Shadow Hills.

Yucca Valley High School junior

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WILDLIFE IN THE NATIONAL PARK

On a recent hike on Ryan Mountain in Joshua Tree National Park, a friend of mine saw and photographed big horn sheep right on the trail! Ranger Pam Tripp describes some other wildlife you might see…

Bighorn sheep posing on the Ryan Mountain trail in Joshua Tree National Park

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FARNDALE MURDER MYSTERY AUDITIONS AT THEATRE 29

Director Marty Neider has announced auditions are set for Theatre 29’s second show of the 2014 season. A Farndale Murder Mystery, “Murder at Checkmate Manor.” Auditions are on Monday, January 13th at 6 pm at Theatre 29 at 73637 Sullivan Road, Twentynine Palms. This play is a fast-paced (at times)

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FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTIONS MONDAY

The second Monday of January is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder has the times and places…

 

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday,

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CHP START SMART CLASSES

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another FREE Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The class will be held on Tuesday, January 21, in the CHP offices on the

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MATURE DRIVER EDUCATION CLASS IN 29 PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Library will offer a FREE mature driver education class every Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m., beginning January 8. This continuous class will cover everything needed to pass the DMV written exam over any given six-week period. Seniors can join the class at any time during the

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