HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School baseball team will host Xavier College Prep. The first pitch is at 3:15 p.m.

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat golf team will host Palm Valley High School at home. Tee off is at 2:45.

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NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE STATIONS

We’ve thought that the busy West Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park could benefit from a second lane during peak times. Ranger Pam Tripp has another suggestion…

Every year Joshua Tree National Park is seeing more and more visitors, adding up to 1.5 million visitors yearly. As the park gets

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GRAFFITI SPREADS OUTSIDE NATIONAL PARK

In more verdant areas, some people memorialize their infatuations by savaging trees with hearts and initials. Here, they paint on rocks. Local social media has been abuzz with depredations outside of the National Park, on private property in Joshua Tree. A sheriff’s deputy who responded to the complaint of a

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OLD WEST MOVIE AT BOXO-HOUSE

Examining the myths of the Old West starts with a look at old time Western movies. BoxoHouse is hosting a series of movie screenings of old Westerns in conjunction with an artist’s residency program, and the last movie in the series is Sunday. Reporter Diana Medley tells you where you

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YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR OFFICE HOURS

Yucca Valley Mayor George Huntington holds “office hours” at the Town Hall every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. This is an opportunity for residents to meet with the mayor to discuss concerns, ideas for the community, or to learn more about the activities going on in the town. Meetings

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ANN LEAR ARTWORK TO BE RAFFLED AT SPELL-A-THON

The annual Literacy Coalition Spell-a-Thon is set for next Saturday, March 14. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says that an art raffle accompanies the competition…

Artist Ann Lear has donated one of her paper collage artworks, entitled “Falling Water” to be raffled off during the 24th annual Spell-a-Thon, sponsored by the

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CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS TONIGHT—SPRING FORWARD

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour tonight as we spring forward into Daylight Saving Time. Reporter Diana Medley says to also make sure to change the batteries in all your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and flashlights.

Working smoke alarms are critical to helping save your life.

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STOLEN SUV RECOVERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Thursday afternoon after she was found driving a stolen SUV. According to a Sheriff’s report, about noon on Tuesday, a man in the 6100 block of Desert Air Drive in Joshua Tree started his black and beige 2002 Ford Explorer to let it warm

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URINETOWN THE MUSICAL NOW PLAYING AT THEATRE 29

The first Broadway musical production of the Theater 29 2015 season opened last week and runs through March. Directed by Desert Theatre League “Best Director of a Musical” award-winner Gary Daigneault, with musical direction by Ed Will, and choreographed by Mandi Pushkar, “Urinetown the Musical” is a hilarious tale of

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“COLOR EXPLOSION” EXHIBIT AT 29P VISITOR CENTER

“Color Explosion: Nothing Subtle About the Desert” is the theme for the spring Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce. Desert artists are invited to submit an original piece of art to the visitor center on Friday, March 27, between 11 a.m.

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ABCs OF WATER

Water management is a vital profession in California. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells of a program that describes career possibilities in that field…

“Careers and Education Opportunities in Water” is the title of the next ABC’s of Water session set for Tuesday, March 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Not a

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WANTED SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A registered sex offender, wanted on warrants out of Maryland, was arrested in Yucca Valley Wednesday evening, accused of not registering his new address. Authorities say he was discovered living with a Yucca Valley woman and her children. Sheriff’s Investigators said about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, a deputy contacted Charles Brown,

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SECOND MARKET BURGLARIZED IN LANDERS

A second market was burglarized in Landers in less than a week. At 6 a.m. Thursday, deputies were called to the Hero Market on Old Woman Springs Road after the owner was notified that the burglar alarm had been activated. Like the Mojave Liquor store, which had been burglarized over

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN CAUGHT HOT WIRING CAR

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday morning, after he was found trying to hot wire a car. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 8:40 a.m., a deputy found Forrest Jones, 22, in the driver’s seat of a 1997 Honda, trying to start the hot-wired vehicle with a pocket knife,

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BROADWAY MUSICAL “URINETOWN” PLAYING TO RAVES AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29’s, “Urinetown the Musical” opened last Friday night to an enthusiastic crowd of theater-goers. A local charity benefited from the opening night event. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with more details… Reach Out Morongo Basin hosted last Friday night’s Theatre 29 gala opening of the comedy, “Urinetown the Musical.” Reach

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DEDICATION OF TWENTYNINE PALMS POST OFFICE TO MAC DUBE SET FOR APRIL 17

The official dedication of the Twentynine Palms post office as the Colonel M.J. “Mac” Dube USMC Post Office Building is set for Friday, April 17, starting at 8 a.m. Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley authored a bill-signed by the president last December-to rename the post office in honor of

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DISSOLUTION OF YUCCA VALLEY RDA NEARLY COMPLETE

Three years after the State of California officially dissolved municipal redevelopment agencies, the dissolution of the Yucca Valley RDA is nearly complete. As of 2014, all properties formerly owned by the Yucca Valley Redevelopment Agency are now town properties, and identified for municipal use. Two weeks ago, the State Controller’s

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ANN LEAR ARTWORK TO BE RAFFLED AT SPELL-A-THON

The art of Ann Lear will be a fund-raising feature for this year’s annual “Spell-a-Thon” set for March 12. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to get involved…… Artist Ann Lear has donated one of her paper collage artworks, entitled “Falling Water” to be raffled off during the 24th

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REMEMBER TO SET YOUR CLOCK FORWARD ONE HOUR SATURDAY NIGHT

Spring forward, fall back. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night before you go to bed as we spring forward into Daylight Saving Time. And with the time change, your local fire stations remind you to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide

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JOSHUA TREE VFW HAS A BUSY KITCHEN THIS WEEK

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. The Sunday breakfast is chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.