TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TO DISCUSS SIGN CODES TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission returns to review of the Development Code at its June 17 meeting. Reporter Dan Stork reviews the discussion… For its June 17 meeting, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will hold its 39th study session on an update of the City’s Development Code. Up for discussion

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE COMPLETES NAVY TRAINING

Navy Seaman Apprentice Sara Kennedy, daughter of Rebecca Pessa of Yucca Valley, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. During the eight-week program, Kennedy completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety

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JOSHUA TREE SUMMER SPLASH THIS SATURDAY

Get the kids together for some cool fun in Joshua Tree this Saturday. Reporter Diana Jones invites you to the Summer Splash… The Joshua Tree Summer Splash is a free family event that will have something for everyone. Not only will it be a celebration of the Joshua Tree Community

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YUCCA VALLEY LOBOS FOOTBALL AND CHEER CAMP THIS WEEK

The Yucca Valley Lobos is holding a free youth football and cheer camp this week in Yucca Valley. Football runs through Thursday, June 19, and cheer camp runs through Wednesday, June 18. Both camps are from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brehm Sports Park, north of the Boys and

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ATTEMPTED STABBING IN LANDERS SUNDAY EVENING

A Landers man was arrested Sunday evening after he tried to stab someone with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, after Brian Grajkowski, 50, made a crude comment about a woman, he was told to stop talking like that and to leave the property in the 7800 block of

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PEDESTRIANS CITED AFTER THEY CAUSE CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

Two pedestrians were cited after a two-vehicle crash in Joshua Tree Saturday evening. Shortly before 6 p.m., the female pedestrians were standing in the center lane of Highway 62 southbound at El Reposo, waiting to cross the highway. Hernan Mendoza, 20, of Spokane, Washington, driving a white 2007 Mazda, thought

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MARINE ARRESTED FOR BEATING HIS PREGNANT WIFE

A Marine corporal was arrested Saturday night after he beat up his pregnant wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Kevin Buitrago, 22, put his wife, who is four-months pregnant, in a choke hold and she passed out. The Sheriff’s report stated the woman also had two black eyes from being

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SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY

A small vegetation fire in Yucca Valley brought out fire fighters from three stations Saturday. About 5 p.m., fire fighters from Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and CalFire were called to a quarter-acre fire at Inca Trail and Bunny Road that was burning a few Joshua trees and some bushes. The

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ARE YOU PREPARED FOR AN EARTHQUAKE? HERE’S HOW

Smaller earthquakes in our region remind us again that our Morongo Basin is earthquake country. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you what should do to keep your family safe and together in the event of a major earthquake….. We all know the Big One is coming, maybe not today, maybe

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YUCCA VALLEY WASTEWATER PROJECT INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS START TOMORROW

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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TWENTYNINE PALMS MEETING TOMORROW TO DISCUSS THE CITY’S SIGN CODE

The City of Twentynine Palms is asking for resident’s input tomorrow night as they start to take a close look at the rules and regulations for displaying signs .The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will meet at 6:00 p.m. to look at potential revisions to the sign code. Attendees are encouraged

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FIRE IS PART OF NATURE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

With high-temperature, high wind, and low humidity, most of Southern California is under a fire danger watch. Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp says in the park, fire is considered part of nature…

Fire has always played a major role in Joshua Tree National Park and other desert areas.

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THEATRE 29 FRIDAY OPENING NIGHT GALA

Opening night gala tickets are available for the Friday opening of “A Doll’s House,” the latest production at Theatre 29. Reach Out Morongo Basin, the neighbors-helping-neighbors organization, will benefit from proceeds of opening night, set to start at 6 p.m. this Friday, June 20, with hors d’oeuvres and a silent

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TORTOISE ROCK CASINO ANNOUNCES FREE SUMMER CONCERTS

Get ready to get rock in Twentynine Palms. The Tortoise Rock Casino has announced they will be offering a series of free outside concerts this summer. Managing Editor Tami Roleff gets out her Zippo…

Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms will offer free concerts featuring local bands and tribute bands

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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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