COUNTY OFFERING VETERANS SERVICES LOCALLY

The County Veterans Affairs Office in San Bernardino sends a service representative to the Morongo Basin two days a week. Misty Taylor is at the County Building, 56357 Pima Trail, in Yucca Valley every Tuesday from 9 to 3. Taylor visits two Twentynine Palms locations Wednesdays; she is at 73629

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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM STARTS TOMORROW

School’s out, and it’s time for the summer reading programs at area libraries. Reporter Dan Stork tells what’s in store at the Joshua Tree Library…

Get ready to “Excavate Something Big” on Tuesday June 17 at 1:00 p.m. when the Summer Reading Program kick off and registration begins at the

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BEREAVEMENT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30

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AUDITIONS SET FOR “THE 39 STEPS”

Right after the opening of “A Doll’s House”, the next show at Theatre 29, the volunteers will gear up for its successor. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the audition call for “The 39 Steps”…

Four multi-talented actors are needed who can play multiple roles in Theatre 29’s fall production, “The

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FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, June 16. The locations and times are:

The Church of the Lighted Cross, at 11518 Elbow Lane in Morongo Valley, from 8 to 10 Belfield Hall, on Reche Road in Landers,

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WILDERNESS PROTECTION ACT ANNIVERSARY

Before there was an officially-designated Joshua Tree National Park, there was Federal action to protect and preserve it. Ranger Pam Tripp celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Protection Act…

The Wilderness Protection Act of 1964 established federally-managed lands preserved as large, roadless tracts where there are no mechanized vehicles

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING POSTPONED

The regular meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council, scheduled for this Monday, June 16, has been postponed. The Homestead Valley Community Council Scenic 247 Committee plans a public meeting 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Johnson Valley Community Center. Members from the Save Our Skyline group from Lucerne

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HI-DESERT WATER WASTEWATER INFO MEETINGS

The Hi-Desert Water District will hold informational meetings about the wastewater reclamation project every Tuesday, starting June 17, through August 26. Information about the cost, financing, funding, construction, and the district assessment vote will be presented at these meetings about the sewer project. Two meetings will be held each Tuesday

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EARLY WRAP CHILDREN SERVICES

There are local mental health services that focus on children. Reporter Taylor Thacker describes Success First / Early WRAP…

The Success First/ Early WRAP is a time limited intensive services for children and youth at risk for losing their current placement. This service is for children and youth who do

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CALL FOR ART IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Desert artists are invited to submit one piece of original art for the summer Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center. The theme is “Water in the Desert: Scarcity and Abundance.” Artwork must depict or be inspired by the theme of water in the desert, focusing

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HAPPENINGS AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will feature a dinner and family game night Wednesday, June 18, at 6:00 p.m. RSVP to the church office at 760-365-6331. The church’s men’s group will meet for breakfast at Carrow’s at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, June 21.

The artist of the month at

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REACH OUT SPONSORS “A DOLL’S HOUSE” OPENING AT THEATRE 29

“A Doll’s House” opens next weekend at Theatre 29. Managing Editor Tami Roleff describes the opening gala for the production…

Opening night for Theatre 29’s next production, “A Doll’s House,” is Friday, June 20. The opening night gala will be sponsored by Reach Out Morongo Basin. The doors open at

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SPOUSAL ABUSE ARREST IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Thursday morning, accusing of assaulting his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, John Drake, 25, of the 7400 block of Bannock Trail, threw his wife to the ground and then stuck his fingers down her throat. After an investigation, John Drake was arrested

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JOSHUA TREE ART CRAWL

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery will hold its opening reception tonight, Saturday, June 14, during the Saturday night Art Crawl from 6 to 8 p.m. More than 72 artworks were entered for the open show, Abracadabra, that shows the magic of art. Magician Dean Apple will perform during the show

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JOSHUA TREE GAY PRIDE FESTIVAL

The 6th annual Joshua Tree Gay Pride Festival is taking place today, June 14th, behind Coyote Corner at Highway 62 and Park Boulevard. It runs from 11 am to 11 pm. The cost is fee, with a suggested donation of $5. It’s a hometown community festival with local eateries, stage

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YUCCA VALLEY FAMILY HOMELESS AFTER KITCHEN FIRE

A Yucca Valley family is homeless after a kitchen fire Thursday afternoon. According to Fire Captain Wayne Thompson, a resident of a home in the 56000 block of Navajo Trail had something cooking on the stove, and stepped out of the room for a few minutes. The resident came back

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LOCAL CHP OFFERS START SMART CLASSES FOR TEEN DRIVERS

The Morongo Basin Station of the California Highway Patrol will offer free “Start Smart” classes for teen drivers next week. Reporter Sara Snyder tells you how to enroll… The Morongo Basin Area of the California Highway Patrol will be holding a FREE Start Smart Class on Tuesday, June 17th at

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JOSHUA TREE GAY PRIDE MOVES TO NEW LOCATION TOMORROW

The 6th Annual Joshua Tree Gay Pride Festival will be going on all day tomorrow, from 11 to 11, with arts, music, vendors, games, and refreshments. Because Joshua Tree Gay Pride is bigger than ever, it’s moved to a new location, behind Coyote Corner at Highway 62 and Park Boulevard.

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MILITARY SERVICES AND FAMILY SUPPORT OFFERED LOCALLY

As a public service, Z107.7 News is publicizing the availability of a wide range of programs that focus on areas of mental and behavioral health. Today, Reporter Dan Stork describes the Pacific Clinics Military Services and Family Support program … The Pacific Clinics Military Services and Family Support in Yucca

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COLLEGE FOUNDATION TAKING SETS OF QUARTERS FOR PRIZES

When you find all 50 State Quarters and turn them in to Copper Mountain College Foundation, your name will be entered in a weekly drawing for prizes. Check your piggy bank, pockets and friends’ cars. Get your quarters in early for the greatest chances to win. Multiple entries are allowed.

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