SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM STARTS MONDAY

The need for good nutrition for kids continues even when school is out. Reporter Dan Stork says the School District will help fill the gap with free meals during the summer…

The Morongo Unified School District invites all children to participate in its summer feeding program. There is no paperwork;

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STAR PARTY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, June 20. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 9 p.m. and end about 1:30 a.m. The highlight of the evening will be the trio of the moon, Venus, and Jupiter, as well as Saturn and its

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DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING AT THE 29 PALMS INN

The 29 Palms Inn will host a special screening of the documentary film “Who Are My People,” by Robert Lundahl. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details…

“Who Are My People?” is a powerful documentary film by Emmy Award Winning filmmaker Robert Lundahl. He will be present at his film’s

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LASAGNA TONIGHT AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW POST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a lasagna dinner tonight, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread. Sunday breakfast is a Father’s Day special of huevos with chili verde and tortillas, or pancakes, eggs, and sausage and bacon, from 8 to 11. And

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BREAKING NEWS--SMOKE ADVISORY ISSUED FOR MORONGO BASIN

A smoke advisory has been issued for the Morongo Basin due to the Lake Fire burning just south of Big Bear. If you see or smell smoke, be cautious and use common sense to protect your family’s health. Everyone—especially people with heart or lung disease, older adults and children—should limit

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY SETTLES CHILD MOLESTER’S LAWSUIT

The Yucca Valley Town Council voted in closed session Tuesday night to settle a case with a convicted child molester in exchange for his dismissal of a lawsuit against the town. Frank Lindsay, 62, of San Luis Obispo, has sued at least 19 municipalities in California, ranging from Stockton to

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SMOKE FROM “LAKE” FIRE FILLS THE MORONGO BASIN SKIES

UPDATE 6-19-15 Firefighters continued battling the Lake Fire today along the northern boundary of the San Gorgonio Wilderness in steep rocky terrain. It is currently 15,000 acres and is 10 percent contained. About 150 structures are threatened. Fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft are battling the fire from the air with numerous

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RECENT PEDESTRIAN INJURY REMINDS US TO PUT ICE ON OUR PHONE

The family of a Joshua Tree man who was badly injured when he walked out in front of a car in downtown Joshua Tree this past weekend was not notified of his injuries for almost two days because officials did not know who to contact. It wasn’t until the California

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

An excessive heat warning is in place for temperatures up to 117 this weekend. An excessive heat warning is issued when temperatures are forecast to reach dangerous levels that will stress the body if precautions are not taken. Cooling centers are: Yucca Valley Town offices normal business hours. The Yucca

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER VOTES FOR MONTHLY INACTIVE METER FEE

The cost of your undeveloped property in Joshua Tree—if you have a water meter—is about to go up. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said the Joshua Basin Water Board made that decision last night… At last night’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District Board, directors voted to begin the process to

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HOT DOG CALL LEADS TO ARREST FOR HEROIN POSSESSION

Two people were arrested Tuesday evening after heroin was found in their possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident called at 6:10 p.m. to report that a dog had been locked in a vehicle parked at the Park-n-Ride at Kickapoo and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley. The caller said

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HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM OFFERS YOUTH CAMP

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum of Yucca Valley is offering a summer fun and fitness youth camp that encourages healthy eating and exercise. Reporter Rebecca Havely describes the four weeks of fun… New topics are offered each week of this four-week youth camp which begins June 23, and runs Tuesdays through

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTS A MIXER

Join the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce for a June Mixer this evening, Thursday, June 18, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The mixer will be held at the Twentynine Palms Visitors Center, 73484 Twentynine Palms Highway. Network with area business owners and representatives and sample food from various local restaurants.

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FREE MOVIE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS’ LUCKIE PARK TONIGHT

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department presents “Movies in Luckie Park” Thursday nights through July 30, on the north side of the racquetball courts starting at approximately 8:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to gather and enjoy family entertainment at its best. Refreshments will be offered

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STEAM CAMP OFFERED AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

It will be STEAM-y in more ways than one in Twentynine Palms this August. Reporter Dan Stork says invites teenagers to sign up for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics camp at Twentynine Palms High School… Students in grades 7 through 12, throughout the Morongo Basin are invited to come

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

There will be a distribution of surplus food at the Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley, from 10 to noon tomorrow, Friday June 19.

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH LAST NIGHT

A Joshua Tree woman was killed in a roll-over crash Tuesday night. According to the Sheriff’s department, Kimberly Elliott, 28, was driving her 2003 Mitsubishi Gallant eastbound on Highway 62. As she approached Ronald Drive in Yucca Valley about 9:15 p.m., she lost control of her car. The car hit

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN THREATENS TO BLOW UP GIRLFRIEND WITH PROPANE TANK

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday evening, accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Robert Hughes, 30, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 6500 block of Pine Avenue when he punched the woman in the head. The report states Hughes then turned on

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CALTRANS MEETS WITH DISGRUNTLED LANDERS AREA RESIDENTS

Caltrans staff addressed about 50 residents at last night’s meeting of the Flamingo Heights Community Association. They came to discuss road improvements along an 8.8-mile stretch of Highway 247. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and provides the details… Motorists who frequent Old Woman Springs Road from El Cortez Road, on

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK NAMED IN TOP 10 MUSICAL ATTRACTIONS

Joshua Tree National Park has been voted one of the top musical attractions in the world. After four weeks of voting, readers of USA Today and 10 Best chose their top 10 favorites from a list of 20 musical attractions, and Joshua Tree National Park came in ninth place. The

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