JURIED ART SHOW CALLS FOR WORKS

A juried art exhibition for the month of December at the 29 Palms Art Gallery will be the featured event of the Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire. Organizers are putting out a call for art that is inspired by or depicts Joshua Tree National Park. Managing editor

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YV GOURD ART FESTIVAL

Applications are now available for the Yucca Valley Gourd Art Festival, set for October 19 and 20. Applications can be downloaded from the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce’s website, yuccavalley.org, or call the Chamber at 760-365-6323.

WATER PROPOSALS DEADLINE

Everybody uses water, and the Mojave Water Agency is giving everybody the opportunity to contribute their ideas on the subject. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says they do have a current deadline, and it’s real soon… If you have a proposal that will help develop the region’s water resources then the Mojave

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SPAMALOT OPENING SOON

With the closing of Theatre 29’s production “The Perils of Goldilocks” this weekend, it’s time to start thinking about the next play. “Spamalot” will be opening August 23 and the opening night gala will benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin. Spamalot is musical comedy that is a highly irreverent parody of

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THEATRE CLOSING NIGHTS

Tonight is the closing night for two productions in the Morongo Basin: “The Perils of Goldilocks” at Theatre 29, and “Steel Magnolias” at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley. “Goldilocks,” directed by John Wright with Lizzie Schmelling as assistant director, is two one-act plays. The first act is

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PHAT CAT SWINGERS AT YV SUMMER CONCERT

Bring your family and friends down to the Yucca Valley Community Center ball field tonight to enjoy the free Summer Music Festival, sponsored by Yucca Valley Ford, Yucca Valley Chrysler Center, and Z107.7. Chanda-Lyn Fraschetti has the details… Come enjoy a swinging good time and listen to the music of

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FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food for Life is a non-profit ministry feeding the hungry in Twentynine Palms. The meals are served at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall from 3 to 5 p.m. each Saturday. Tomorrow, volunteers from Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will serve up chef’s choice.

FREE BREAKFAST IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Joshua Tree Community United Methodist Church will provide a free community breakfast buffet Saturday morning from 9 to10 a.m. Used clothing, shoes, coats and blankets are free to those in need as supplies last. The community is invited. The church is located at 6213 East Parkway.

PHAT CAT SWINGER AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT

Bring your family and friends down to the Yucca Valley Community Center ball field tomorrow night to enjoy the free Summer Music Festival, sponsored by Yucca Valley Ford, Yucca Valley Chrysler Center, and Z107.7. Chanda-Lyn Fraschetti has the details… Come enjoy a swinging good time and listen to the music

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JOSHUA TREE VFW BUSY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will hold Christmas in July tonight when they serve up a full turkey dinner from 4:30 to 6:30. Proceeds from the $7 cost of dinner will go toward the post’s building fund. No Sunday breakfast is scheduled, but don’t forget Taco Wednesday.

STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCING IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge, at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Brent Lively will be doing the calling. Lines will be cued at 7 p.m. and between tips. For further information, contact Dennis at 760-366-8626.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL: PART 3 OF 3, TOURISM

A long Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night covered a wide range of topics. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report into three parts. Today: Tourism marketing initiatives… During a long and varied meeting, the Twentynine Palms City Council heard a multi-part presentation on Economic Development and Tourism Activities. It

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HIGH ACHIEVEMENTS FOR A LOCAL SERVICE MEMBER

Today we recognize high achievement for a local service member. Mike Spear, son of former Twentynine Palms City Councilman Steve Spear and his wife Laura, was officially listed for promotion to rank of sergeant major in the United States Army yesterday. He will be promoted in 2014 after attending the

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SCIENCE SATURDAY TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum offers another Science Saturday program tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to learn about genetics and fingerprints… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s popular Science Saturdays program continues on Saturday, July 27, from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. This Saturday, children of school age

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COUNTY APPROVES LOCAL MILITARY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

The County Board of Supervisors approved a new contract at their meeting Tuesday to provide mental health services for military members and their families. Pacific Clinics will provide prevention and early intervention (PEI) military services and family support services for military members and their families in Twentynine Palms and Yucca

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WORK SET TO START SOON AT YUCCA VALLEY GOLF COURSE

After a lot of time and effort, the former Blue Skies Country Club in Yucca Valley is finally on the road to restoration. Managing editor Tami Roleff says early paperwork has been filed with the planning Department… Owners of the former Blue Skies Golf Course in Yucca Valley submitted grading

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LARGE MARIJUANA FARM BUSTED IN LUCERNE VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team raided an illegal marijuana farm in Lucerne Valley Wednesday. Investigators served a search warrant on a home in the 10200 block of Baker Street where they found a large marijuana cultivation on the five-acre property. The marijuana plants were growing within an area enclosed with

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MOUNTAIN FIRE CONTAINMENT EXPECTED TODAY, CAUSE RELEASED

Fire investigators say the Mountain Fire was caused by electrical equipment failure on private property, a nearly 20-acre parcel of land along Highway 243 in Mountain Center owned by Tarek M. Al-Shawaf, of Saudi Arabia. Because a fire originated on a property does not mean the owner was involved. The

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JOSHUA TREE HOME BURNS AGAIN

A Joshua Tree home that was saved in a fire in March, burned to the slab in another fire early this morning. About 4 a.m., firefighters from the Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Yucca Mesa fire stations were called to a fire in the 60900 block of Prescott Trail. The

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CONGRESSMAN COOK INVESTIGATES CADIZ WATER PROJECT

Representative Paul Cook wants the Federal government to take a close look at the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery, and Storage Project, which would ship water from desert aquifers to Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Reporter Dan Stork tells what Cook has asked for… In a June 12th letter, Representative

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