KEEP IT CLEAN IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy the National Park, and keep it clean. Ranger Pam Tripp asks for your considerate behavior…

The question often asked by visitors to Joshua Tree National Park is “What will we see as we drive through?” Our common answer is that you will see some animals, lots of vegetation, and

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STEM SCHOLARSHIPS

If you’re off to a community college soon, and have interests in a technical field, Mike Lipsitz urges you to apply for a STEM scholarship…

College bound local high school seniors may be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship from the Copper Mountain College Foundation. Multiple scholarships are available for what

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MONDAY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School golf team will host Apple Valley High School at home. Tee off is at 2:45. The Twentynine Palms High School boy’s tennis team will host Indian Springs at home; first serve is at 3:15. At Joshua Springs High

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JOSHUA TREE VFW FOOD SCHEDULE

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will not be serving Sunday breakfast. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown JT.

CHILD CRUELTY ARREST IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested on child cruelty charges Thursday after drugs were found in her home. According to a Sheriff’s report, probation officers went to a home in the 7300 block of Dumosa Avenue about 3 p.m. to perform a compliance check on Jacqueline Noonan, 40. Probation officers

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E-WASTE DROP OFF

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club is sponsoring a free collection of your electronic waste. On Saturday, April 26, from 10 to 1, you can drop off—for free—your televisions; computers, laptops, and computer components; fax machines, copiers, or printers and their ink cartridges and toners; video game consoles; cameras; VCR and

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of March is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff 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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SEES EASTER CANDY AT JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

Available for purchase beginning March 17 at the Joshua Tree Library will be a variety of See’s candy. In addition, through April 1, the Friends will be accepting orders for several types of candy. All order selections can be seen on the Friends of the Library webpage at www.joshuatreefol.org/events.htm or

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HELPING HOMELESS VETS

There are many homeless veterans in the Morongo Basin who are lacking the necessities to keep warm and fed. A new organization, Vets Cruzin for a Cause, is collecting jackets, blankets, and food to distribute to these homeless vets. If you have old jackets, blankets, and food you can spare,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE PLANS “IDES OF MARCH” EVENT

The students of Copper Mountain College will celebrate the Ides of March. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… Celebrate the Ides of March at Copper Mountain College with a Roman Banquet and entertainment fundraiser on March 15. Be transported to ancient Rome with food, drink, theater, raffles, costume contest, and

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ROTARY CLUB SPEECH CONTEST

Students from all local high schools are invited to participate in the 2014 Four-Way Test Speech Contest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley. Students must be high school students or home study students at high school level and live within Rotary District 5330. Prizes will be awarded for

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER SATURDAY AT YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

This Saturday, March 15, from 4 to 7 p.m., the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is having its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner, from corned beef through dessert including drink, served to you for only $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. The club will offer accordion music

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BURGLARY ARREST IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested late Thursday night accused of burglarizing a Yucca Valley home. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 8:20 p.m. Thursday, deputies were called to a home in the 6900 block of Cholla Avenue for a home burglary. Evidence led deputies to arrest Matthew Swank, 27,

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LOCAL REPUBLICANS TO HEAR FROM CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK

The Morongo Basin Republicans are hosting the San Bernardino County Republicans Monday, March 17, and invite the public to attend. U.S. Congressman, Paul Cook will present current information from Washington. Lunch is $15, at the Evangelical Free Church, 6804 Mohawk Trail, Yucca Valley, at noon. For more information, go to

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“FORBIDDEN BROADWAY” AT TPHS

It’s a Broadway Musical Production at Twentynine Palms High School. “Forbidden Broadway” will run at 7:00 p.m. the next two Fridays and Saturdays. ROP broadcasting student Amber Flores says tickets are available at the door…. Twentynine Palms High School is having a musical. The musical “Forbidden Broadway” is produced with

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YUCCA VALLEY TEACHER ACCUSED OF SEX WITH STUDENT BOOKED AND RELEASED

As expected, the Yucca Valley High School teacher who had a warrant out for his arrest, surrendered himself in to the Sheriff’s Department Thursday morning. Sheriff records indicate that Zachary Miller, 33, of Yucca Valley, was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail at 11:40 a.m. Miller’s bail was set at

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FELON ARRESTED WITH GUN IN PLAIN VIEW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A convicted felon was arrested in Twentynine Palms Wednesday after he was seen walking down the street with a weapon in plain view. According to a Sheriff’s report, shortly before 8 a.m., a resident in the 72600 block of Juanita Drive reported seeing Darkise Gorman, 31, of Los Angeles, walking

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER BUSTING OUT WINDSHEILD

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Wednesday, after her boyfriend said she busted out his car’s windshield. According to a Sheriff’s report, Tracy James, 39, had a heated argument with her boyfriend in the 5600 block of Lupine Avenue about 7:30 a.m., and threw a large rock at him, hitting

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BLM MEETING TOMORROW ON RENEWABLE ENERGY PLAN

As the federal plan for siting renewable energy facilities nears completion, the BLM wants to educate the public on how to participate in the process. Reporter Dan Stork has the notice for a meeting on Saturday in the Low Desert on that subject… The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT/CEO

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce has selected a new president/chief executive officer. Wanda Stadum, owner of Signs by Wanda in Yucca Valley for 28 years, will assume her new duties as of May 16. Cheryl Nankervis, who has been with the Chamber since 1993, will be retiring as of

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