MORONGO BASIN LIVE THEATERS NET 59 DESERT STAR NOMINATIONS

The Community Theaters of the Morongo Basin have been recognized by the Desert Theatre League for a combined 59 Desert Star Award nominations for the 2014/2015 theater season. The awards cover the entire Coachella Valley and include both the Hi- and Low-Desert theaters. Twentynine Palms’ Theatre 29, Joshua Trees’ Hi-Desert

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JAPANESE MINISTERS AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS UMC CHURCH

Debbie and Ronald Julian, missionaries to Japan from the Methodist CPAC will be here to present their Missionary Projects at the Twentynine Palms United Methodist Church, 6250 Mesquite Springs Road, this Thursday, August 6, at 6 p.m. Ronald Julian is a chaplain with the International Seafarers Ministry in Yokohama. Devorah

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SUMMER CLOUDS

We’ve seen plenty of them lately. Ranger Pam Tripp waxes poetic about summer clouds…

They gently move in, sometimes from the east, sometimes from the west. And sometimes they just seem to stall and gather off in the distance. They cast long graceful shadows on the mountain ranges and valley

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SUMMER SPLASH IN JOSHUA TREE

Joshua Tree’s Summer Splash is back, after being rescheduled due to excessive heat and smoke from the Lake Fire in June. Set for 9 to 2 on Saturday, August 22, at the Joshua Tree community center, vendors, crafters, and non-profit organizations are being sought for the event. Outside booths are

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CALL FOR ART FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK EXPOSITION

Entries are now being accepted for the third annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition, to be held in November at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms. A panel of jurors will select about 50 artists for inclusion in the show. Entry is open to all artists 18 years

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PET ADOPTION

The Animal Control Department of Twentynine Palms took in over 1000 animals last year. ROP Broadcasting student Alyssa Evans says that Palms N Paws also operates a pet adoption service…

If you’re thinking of adopting a pet then come and get it from Palms N Paws animal shelter, located at

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YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR OFFICE HOURS

Yucca Valley Mayor George Huntington holds “office hours” at the Town Hall every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. This is an opportunity for residents to meet with the mayor to discuss concerns, ideas for the community, or to learn more about the activities going on in the town. Meetings

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“HOUSE PARTY” AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Summer Music Festival continues this Saturday night with a live outdoor concert. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details …

The town of Yucca Valley is pleased to present their popular concert series. The dance band “House Party” will perform live this Saturday night, August 1, at

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WILD WEST REENACTMENT SHOWS IN PIONEERTOWN

Free wild west re-enactment shows are held Saturdays and Sundays in historic Pioneertown. The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show pokes some fun at how the Old West “could” have been with their own twist on comedy, each Saturday at 2:15 until 3:00 p.m. in front of the Pioneer bowl

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FROM THE SHERIFF'S LOG: GUNSIES, GRAFFITI, AND MORE

DRUG ARRESTS IN YUCCA VALLEY Two people were arrested in Yucca Valley Wednesday on warrants and drug charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies stopped a vehicle near Borrego and Papago Trails about 3:30 p.m. Inside the vehicle were Krystle Eberhart, 31, and Martin Mendoza, 27. Eberhart was arrested for

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MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTION SERVICES

Mental health problems can start at an early age. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells about a local program designed to respond when it counts…

Untreated mental health problems impact children, families, schools and communities. Assessing and addressing problems at a young age improves a child’s quality of life and his or

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COOK PUSHES VETERANS HIRING INCENTIVES

Together with Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic congresswoman from Hawaii, Representative Paul Cook has introduced a bill that promote private sector recruiting, hiring, and retaining of veterans through an awards program recognizing verifiable efforts undertaken by large and small to hire and retain veterans. the HIRE Vets Act would allow businesses

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RAIN AND LIGHTNING BRING FIRES, FLOODS, AND POWER OUTAGES

Monsoonal rain and lightning storms slammed parts of Morongo Basin again yesterday, flooding roads, sparking fires, and causing power outages. Thousands of residents in Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Mesa were without power for 10 hours or more, starting about 1 p.m. In Twentynine Palms, Adobe Road, Utah Trail,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 3: REINVESTMENT, PENSION DEDUCTION, STREET RENAMING

At its July 28 meeting, the Twentynine Palms City Council dealt with a lengthy list of presentations and discussions. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report into three parts. Today in part 3: The Community Reinvestment Program, a pension deduction, and a street renaming… Community reinvestment program Council agreed to set

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT TO HEAR COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT PLAN: A SPECIAL REPORT

It’s déjà vu all over again, as the Twentynine Palms Water District will hear how San Bernardino County Fire might take over responsibility for fire protection services at a special meeting of the Water District Board 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 5, at the District Offices. Operations of the local fire

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MEETING SET AS JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK STUDIES ANNEXING EAGLE MOUNTAIN AREA

Morongo Basin residents will be able to give their input in person at a meeting held by the National Park Service on whether it’s appropriate and feasible to add the Eagle Mountain area back within the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how the public

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ONE ARRESTED, TWO SOUGHT, IN JOSHUA TREE CAR THEFT

One man was arrested Wednesday, and Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two other suspects in an attempted vehicle theft. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, a neighbor saw a man acting suspiciously around a Chevy pick up truck parked in the 62200 block of Verbena Road

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CAR VS. FIRE HYDRANT HIT-AND-RUN IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The California Highway Patrol is asking for assistance in a hit-and-run that sheared off a fire hydrant in Twentynine Palms early Thursday morning. About 12:30 Thursday morning, CHP officers and Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a sheared fire hydrant at Indian Trail and Meldora Avenue. Law enforcement determined

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FRIENDS OF COVINGTON PARK FORMING IN MORONGO VALLEY

A centuries long symbol of intelligence, the owl is also revered for excellent night vision. There is no such thing as a flock of owls because when owls gather, it’s known as a “parliament.” Morongo Valley is seeking a parliament of sorts; they’re calling it, “Friends of Covington Park.” Reporter

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A DAY AT THE FARM AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Spend a day on the farm and enjoy farm country games and activities!. Come enjoy a petting zoo, face painting, scarecrow contest, crafts, sack races, hay rides and much more. The free family fun day is set for Saturday, August 1, from 10 to 3 at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum

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