A RAFFLE TO BENEFIT DESERT CHRIST PARK

The Desert Christ Park Foundation is holding a raffle to raise money for the park in Yucca Valley. A matted, framed, and signed black-and-white photo of one of the statues in the park “Suffer the Children,” by photographer Phil Dunham will be won in a raffle drawing, set for November

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ROCK HOUND LECTURE AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

If you are a rock hound, or want to be, don’t miss a special lecture tomorrow at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley. Reporter Sara Snyder gets out her pick ax…. Have you often wondered about the difference between a rock, a gemstone, or a mineral? What does lapidary

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a national support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, announces their monthly meeting. The support group, which meets every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., will hold its meeting at the Helen

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HEAT WARNING TODAY, COOLING CENTERS AVAILABLE

The National Weather Service has issued an extreme heat warning until this evening, with temperatures expected into triple digits. Residents can get relief at cooling centers throughout the area. The cooling stations are air-conditioned facilities for temporary relief from extreme heat. The Town of Yucca Valley says residents can visit

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO HEAR TOURISM MARKETING PLAN

The featured informational presentation at the Morongo Basin MAC meeting tonight is a tourism marketing plan. Reporter Dan Stork has the full agenda… At this month’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, Art Miller Jr. presents the plan to market Morongo Basin as a tourist destination under Joshua

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ONE HOSPITALIZED AFTER TWENTYNINE PALMS KNIFE FIGHT

A man was hospitalized Friday after a knife fight in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, Bobby Woolbright, 34, went to the home of Joseph Gonzalez, 24, in the 6400 block of East Court Way in Twentynine Palms Friday evening to settle a dispute over some property. Millard

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CHP OFFERS FREE CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK UP TOMORROW

Parents with children in their cars want to be sure their child is safe. The local CHP will be giving a free child safety seat checkup tomorrow. Reporter Sara Snyder tells you when and where… The California Highway Patrol will hold a Child Safety Seat Check-Up on Tuesday, June 10.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL IN SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION TODAY

In a continuation of its May 19 special meeting, the Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a special, closed-session meeting at 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 9. The sole item on the agenda is to discuss the appointment of an interim city manager, following interviews conducted by Dan Mintz and Jay

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FREE MOVIES IN THE PARK START THIS THURSDAY IN 29 PALMS

The cool summer nights at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms get even cooler on Thursday nights starting this week. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the seven-week Movies in the Park series start this week… The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department presents, “Movies in Luckie Park” beginning June 12 thru July

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY HIGHWAY PROJECT WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY

The Town of Yucca Valley will hold a public information workshop Wednesday, June 11, on the project to install raised medians, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks on Highway 62 between Apache Trail and Palm Avenue. At the workshop, Town staff will give an overview of the project and cover topics such

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EARLY MENTAL HEALTH IDENTIFICATION & INTERVENTION OFFERRED

A program that can identify potential Mental Health issues early to prevent problems later is available locally. Reporter Diana Jones has details…

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 her

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING—COOLING CENTERS OPEN

When the temperatures climb well into triple digits today and Monday, Morongo Basin residents can get relief from the heat at designated cooling centers. Cooling stations are air-conditioned facilities where local residents may go for temporary relief from extreme heat. Once again, the Hi-Desert Medical Center’s cafeteria will serve as

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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE

If you have to work or be outside during the heat of the day, take measures to protect yourself from heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Long exposure to high heat can result in heat cramps or heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion is a serious medical condition, and signs include profuse sweating,

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PROTECT YOUR ANIMALS FROM THE HEAT

People aren’t the only ones who need protection from the heat. Our pets can suffer heat exhaustion and heat stroke, too. Bring your dogs inside out of the heat. Animals left outside should have shade and plenty of fresh, cool water. Reporter Sara Snyder reminds us that dogs should not

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SPECIAL TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY

In a continuation of its May 19 special meeting, the Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a special, closed-session meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 9. The sole item on the agenda is to discuss the appointment of an interim city manager, following interviews conducted by Dan Mintz and Jay

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET JUNE 13

This month’s California Retired Teachers’ Association meeting will be a pot luck held Friday, June 13, at 11:00 a.m., at Desert Willow Ranch in Pioneertown. Members will enjoy Western-themed entertainment and are invited to wear their boots and cowboy hats. There will be no fee, but please call Sherry Craft

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BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Sunday breakfast is chicken fried steak. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

EFFECTS OF NEW WATER STANDARDS ON LOCAL WATER DISTRICTS

Chromium-6 is a cancer-causing chemical made famous in the movie “Erin Brockovich.” Chromium-6 is a pollutant from chemical factories, but in the Morongo Basin, it occurs naturally, dissolving from rocks into the groundwater. Federal standards for total chromium, which includes chromium-6 and non-cancer-causing chromium-3, are 100 parts per billion. California

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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM DOOR-TO-DOOR SCAMS

With the warmer weather that comes along with summer, so do the door-to-door solicitors. And while many operate fairly and honestly, there are ways to spot those who are simply looking for a quick buck. Reporter Diana Jones gives some tips on how to protect yourself from unscrupulous solicitors… Gary

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CASINO NIGHT TONIGHT IN MORONGO VALLEY

Practice your poker face and your dice-throwing. It’s Casino Night in Morongo Valley. Reporter Diana Jones tells you how you can be a part of a fund raiser for the Fire Fighter’s Auxiliary… Black Jack, Craps, Poker and Roulette: if you like gaming place your bets on Saturday, June 7th

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