LOCAL POULTRY OWNERS MEET TOMORROW

Attention Home Chicken owners… The Hi- Desert Homegrown Poultry Association will hold its quarterly meeting at 6pm on Wednesday, July 23, at Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Ave., on the Mesa in Yucca Valley. Founder Charla Shamhart will show a Power Point presentation on ideas and techniques for dealing

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CUSTODIAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CHILD PORN CHARGES

A Morongo Unified school custodian pleaded guilty today to Federal charges that he sexually abused a child over a period of several years and then posted the molestations online, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Matthew Frazer, 39, of Yucca Valley, as part of a plea

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VISITORS GENERATE 63 MILLION IN 2013

A new National Park Service report shows that 1,383,341 visitors to Joshua Tree National Park in 2013 spent $62,929,90 in communities near the park. That spending supported 770 jobs in the local area. “Joshua Tree National Park welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world,” said interim superintendent

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MBTA OFFERING TRANSPORTATION GRANTS FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority has leveraged fee income it gets from other agencies to fund a program of Transportation Assistance Grants — the TAG program. Dan Stork describes how to get in on the program…

Local government agencies or nonprofit 501(c)3′s who can define an unmet transportation need that

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACUSSED OF CHILD CRUELTY

A Twentynine Palms man has been arrested for beating up on a child. At 11:49 am on Thursday, Sheriff’s deputies received a report from a woman in a residence in the 6000 block of Bermuda Avenue that, according to her 11-year old son, her husband, Scott Barron, 29, had choked

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“RECEIPT SHOPPING” ARRESTS AT YV WALMART

The car of a couple arrested in Yucca Valley Sunday night showed a trail of “receipt shopping” retail crimes. About 8 pm, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from the Yucca Valley Walmart that a female had returned merchandise that had just been stolen. Detained were Raubin Brown, 43, and

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2ND ANNUAL UFO CONFERENCE COMING TO JOSHUA TREE

An upcoming UFO conference at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center will feature top UFO authors and researchers. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says tickets are now available… A best-selling author on UFOs and aliens will give a special presentation at a UFO conference in Joshua Tree. Erich Van Daniken, author of

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DOGGY DAY CARE OFFERRED BY CANINE RELIEF FOUNDATION

You’ve got errands to run, you decide to take your dog with you, and you know better than to leave your pet in a hot car for any length of time. You can leave your friend at Doggy Day Care, a service run by the Canine Relief Foundation. The Canine

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EDISON MAKING IT EASIER TO SAVE THE FAMILY CAT

Now you don’t have to risk your life and the neighborhoods power when your cat gets on the power pole. Assignment Reporter Cara Conway says, just call Edison…….. Saving your family cat just got easier! When you find them stuck on an electric pole, calling Southern California Edison, 800- 655-

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RONALD MCDONALD AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TOMORROW

Kids are gonna be lovin’ it at the next Joshua Tree Library summer reading program. Dan Stork tells why…

The Joshua Tree Library will host a free family summer reading program performance starring Ronald McDonald Tuesday July 22 at 1:00 p.m. This special performance of the Ronald McDonald library show

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SERVICES SET FOR BOBBY KIRCHNER

Bobby Lee Kirchner, a 49-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died unexpectedly while working on the Marine Base Golf Course Tuesday July 15. He was 54 years old at the time of death. He had been employed at the Desert Winds Golf Course on board the Marine Base for 35 years.

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR BOBBY LEE KIRCHNER

Bobby Lee Kirchner, a 49-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died unexpectedly on Tuesday July 15. He was 54 years old at the time of death. He had been employed at the Desert Winds Golf Course on board the Marine Base for 35 years. He also played bass for the local

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DOGGY DAY CARE

You’ve got errands to run, you decide to take your dog with you, and you know better than to leave your pet in a hot car for any length of time. You can leave your friend at Doggy Day Care, a service run by the Canine Relief Foundation. The Canine

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VETERANS’ COUNSELING SERVICES

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 am to 3 pm on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, in the Office of

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FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS MONDAY

The third Monday of July 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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BLOOD DRIVE WEDNESDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Desert Blood Service will hold a blood drive Wednesday July 23 in the Yucca Valley Vons parking lot, from 2:30 to 6:30 pm.

Donors receive free cholesterol screening and donor reward points that may be redeemed in the online donor store at www.desertbloodservices.org.

Healthy individuals at least 15 years

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WILDLAND FIRE BRANCH OF THE NATIONAL PARK

Some people think that because we’re in the desert, that there’s nothing to burn. We know better, and Ranger Pam Tripp tells about the work of the Wildland Firefighters…

For almost 100 years the National Park has been a steward of public land and the Wildland Fire Branch has been

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ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR TREVOR GORWIN

On July 15, 2014 Yucca Valley High School graduate Trevor Gorwin accepted a full scholarship at Cal State Fullerton, where he will compete in Track & Field. He’ll be throwing the shot put, discus, hammer & javelin for the Titans over the next 4 years. He culminated his high

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MBTA TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE GRANTS

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority has leveraged fee income it gets from other agencies to fund a program of Transportation Assistance Grants — the TAG program.

Local government agencies or nonprofit 501(c)3′s who can define an unmet transportation need that accesses, promotes, or augments MBTA transit services can apply

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CHILD CRUELTY ARREST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man has been arrested for beating up on a child. At 11:49 am on Thursday, Sheriff’s deputies received a report from a woman in a residence on Bermuda Avenue that, according to her 11-year old son, her husband had choked the child and had hit the boy’s

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