TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITORS CENTER ART RECEPTION TONIGHT

An art reception will be held this evening from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., for “Color Explosion: Nothing Subtle About the Desert,” the spring Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center, downtown Twentynine Palms. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE MEETS TOMORROW

Transition Joshua Tree will hold a lecture on drylands permaculture Monday, April 6. Tim DeLorey and Jill Giegerich will talk on contour regenerative design. The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Furst World in Joshua Tree, 8528 Desert Shadow Road. Carpooling is encouraged.

A 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. The Sunday Easter breakfast special, from 8 to 11, is ham steak for $7. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

SATURDAY BREAKFAST ON COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA

Time for the First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center located on Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. The friendly mesa volunteers will be serving up the best five buck breakfast in these parts. Please come visit this Saturday, April 4, from 8 am to 11 am.

LANDERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY MARKETPLACE OPEN TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s monthly marketplace sale will feature lots of kitchen and household items including antiques and collectibles. The museum marketplace sale will be 9 to 2, Saturday, April 4, at the Historical Society, 632 Landers Lane in Landers.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO PULL WEEDS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is looking for volunteers to pull weeds tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details… The Joshua Tree National Park vegetation crew is seeking volunteers for a one-day session to help with the control of the invasive Sahara mustard plant. This non-native weed is invading Joshua Tree National

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FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

On Saturday, April 4, the United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will host the Food For Life meal from 3 to 5 p.m. at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. They will serve baked chicken, baked potato, cornbread, vegetable, and dessert.

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, YUCCA VALLEY, AND JOSHUA TREE

Sky View Chapel will hold an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 4, for children ages 2 to 12. The egg hunt will be held from 10 to noon at Joshua Tree’s Friendly Hills Park on Sunny Vista Road, just south of Alta Loma.

The Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association and local

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EGGS-TRAVAGANZA AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

The Joshua Tree Library is having its annual party on the day before Easter. Reporter Dan Stork says, don’t miss the “egg-stravaganza”… The Joshua Tree Branch Library invites preschool to sixth-grade children and their families to its “EGGS-travaganza” holiday program on Saturday, April 4, from 10:30 to 12:00 p.m. This

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan baseball teams hosted Desert Hot Springs Wednesday afternoon. The Trojans got off to a great start by scoring three runs in the first inning but DHS managed two runs in the last two innings to win 11-7. The junior varsity Trojans won their game

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ACCUSED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT, EVIDENCE ARGUED

Dressed in dark green jail scrubs, and in handcuffs and leg irons, accused murderer 25-year-old Christopher Lee was in a busy Joshua Tree courtroom yesterday morning for a pre-preliminary conference. Lee is accused of murdering Erin Corwin, 19, of Twentynine Palms last summer and dumping her body in a mine

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GOVERNOR MANDATES A 25 PERCENT CUT IN WATER USE

Governor Jerry Brown declared a mandatory 25 percent cutback in California’s water use. If the mandatory conservation targets are not met, California cities, counties and water companies face up to $10,000 in fines for each day they are out of compliance. “We’re in a new era,” Brown said. “The idea

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HI-DESERT WATER DISCUSSES BILLING FOR SEWER CHARGES

The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors spent more than an hour at its meeting last night discussing whether the monthly sewer service charges for Yucca Valley’s future sewer project should be placed on the property owners’ tax bills or included in the monthly water bill. Residents in the audience

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FIRE DESTROYS A TWENTYNINE PALMS AREA HOME

A Twentynine Palms home was severely damaged in a fire Wednesday morning. Just after 11 a.m., Twentynine Palms firefighters were dispatched to a fire near Bluegrass Avenue and Valley Vista Road in the Desert Heights area of Twentynine Palms. Firefighters were initially hampered by a lack of information concerning the

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FOUR INJURED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS VEHICLE CRASH

Four people were injured in a Twentynine Palms crash that closed the highway for over an hour Wednesday afternoon. Just after 2 p.m., Paul Lacroix, 60, of Twentynine Palms, was stopped at the northbound stop sign on Morongo Road when he made a left turn onto westbound Highway 62 right

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HOMELESS YOUTH SURVEY NEXT WEEK

The county will conduct a count of homeless youth next week Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… San Bernardino County’s Interagency Council on Homelessness Homeless Youth Taskforce is implementing this area’s first homeless youth survey. The survey will canvas 18- to 25-year-olds, gathering demographics to better understand the housing needs of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ACCUSED OF CHILD NEGLECT

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested Tuesday, accused of neglecting their children. According to a Sheriff’s report, school officials notified the Sheriff’s Department that two children had been missing school, and that their mother, Sabrina Norcross, 32, was not returning phone calls to the school. A deputy checked on the

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF CHOKING HIS MOTHER

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday, accused of choking his mother and threatening her. According to a Sheriff’s report, residents in the 61800 block of Chollita Road called about 11:20 Tuesday morning to report that Angel Gutierrez, 18, had choked his mother earlier, pulled a knife on her in

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LOW-COST RABIES CLINIC IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

A low-cost rabies and pet licensing clinic will be held in Twentynine Palms Saturday. Reporter Rebecca Havely gets out her leash… Do your pets need a rabies vaccination or a license? Would you rather not pay a high price? Then mark your calendars for Saturday, April 4, from 8 to

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23RD ANNUAL JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART FESTIVAL STARTS TOMORROW

The 23rd Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival starts this weekend at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. The festival has moved from the Park’s Oasis of Mara Visitor Center due to a seismic retrofit construction at the visitor center. Sixteen artists will be on hand to exhibit and sell

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