TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE MEMBERS GET PERMACULTURE SCHOLARSHIPS

Local Transition Joshua Tree members Tim Delorey and Nicholas Holmes have received scholarships from the Nutiva company to attend the Permaculture Voices Convention from March 13 – 16 in Temecula, CA. The convention will be comprised of 60 sessions featuring over 40 world-renown speakers who are on the cutting edge

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RAIN BRINGS CRASHES IN MORONGO VALLEY, ROAD CLOSURES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Friday’s rain resulted in at least three crashes in Morongo Valley, two of which closed Highway 62 for about two hours, and rain also forced the closure of several roads in Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives the details of the crashes and road closures…… At 9 a.m., a

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POKER RUN FUNDRAISER FOR HOMELESS VETERANS

Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will hold its first Poker Run fundraiser for homeless veterans Saturday, March 22. All are welcome, no matter the motorcycle or even vehicle. Start time is 7 a.m. at the Change for Vets Thrift Store, 5758 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms. The poker run’s second

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DUAL ARTIST RECEPTION AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY

The Twentynine Palms Art Gallery is hosting a reception Sunday for two new exhibitions of artists Janis Commentz and Olive Toscani. Commentz, who recently retired as a high school art and English teacher, founded the Morongo Basin Life Drawing League seven years ago. Her artwork of watercolors, pastels, acrylic, and

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BIDDY CONNOR AT BOXOHOUSE

BOXOHOUSE artist-in-residence Biddy Connor performs in concert tonight, March 1st, at 7:30, following a 7 pm reception. Biddy is a composer, musician and vocalist. She will be performing several pieces from her repertoire using viola, saw, voice and electronic effects. Biddy will also perform the soundtrack to Megan Evans’ video

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NEW TRACK AT TPHS

One beneficiary of school construction projects in the Morongo Basin has been athletic facilities. ROP Broadcasting student David Knutson tells about the status of field improvements in Twentynine Palms… Track season is starting at Twenytnine Palms High School, now with a brand new track. The new polyurethane track has 8

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29P FIRE TRAINING EXERCISE

In order to be prepared for the actuality of a real fire, the Twentynine Palms Fire Department performed a training drill Thursday. Firefighters trained on a simulated section of a roof to practice venting tactics. Working in the Twentynine Palms Water District’s yard, they used saws and axes to break

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YUCCA VALLEY HEALTHY HEART RESULTS

Personal health and fitness were the theme of the annual Healthy Hearts 5K Run and 2K Health Walk on Saturday, February 22nd. The event was organized and conducted by the Recreation Division of the Town of Yucca Valley’s Community Services Department with timing services provided by Jay Stepp, coach of

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ANIMAL VACCINE CLINICS

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in March for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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ORGAN DONATION

Through the miracle of tissue and organ transplantation, thousands of lives are saved, and the quality of life for hundreds of others, is greatly improved. In fact, transplantation is one of modern medicine’s true triumphs. But the true miracle workers are the donors themselves. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the

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JT VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer Sunday morning of an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, plus bacon, sausage, burritos, and quesadillas, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown JT.

THREE ARRESTED AFTER ATTEMPT TO STEAL BIG TICKET ITEMS FROM WAL-MART

Three men were arrested Thursday morning, accused of attempting to steal thousands of dollars of merchandise from the Yucca Valley Wal-Mart. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, about 9:30 Thursday morning, Wal-Mart’s Loss Prevention associates observed Bryan Earnhart, 25, of Menifee, and Joseph Mascola, 27, of Wildomar, stealing about

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SOME REMINDERS ABOUT FLASH FLOODING

With today’s rain, the Morongo Basin is at risk for flash flooding. Three fire stations in the area have sand bags available for residents. Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley Station 41 on the highway are giving away up to 10 sand bags, and Morongo Valley will give out an unlimited

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE PROFESSOR GETS STATEWIDE RECOGNITION

A Copper Mountain College professor is the only California educator who received a continuing education award from a statewide organization that represents noncredit programs at California community colleges. Annie Bonev was recognized for her work with English as a Second Language students at CMC by the Association for Community and

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CELEBRATE DR. SEUSS AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TOMORROW

He’s not promising green eggs and ham, but reporter Dan Stork says there’ll be a good time to be had at Dr. Seuss’ birthday party at the Joshua Tree Library…

The Joshua Tree Library invites families to the library to celebrate the birthday of legendary children’s author Dr. Seuss. The

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SPORTSMAN CLUB SWAPMEET TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

The Sportsman Club in Joshua Tree will hold its monthly swap meet tomorrow, March 1. Shop for great bargains on new and used items, crafts and collectibles, books, and eclectic artworks. Admission is free, and vendors are always welcome. Spaces rent for just $20; for non-profit organizations, the space is

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet this Monday in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting begins promptly at 1 p.m. Guests are welcome. Quilters will be submitting their challenges for voting by the guild. These challenges will then be

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APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR GLADYS CAROL SCOLARSHIP

Applications are being taken for a scholarship for high school or college students. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to apply…

High school seniors and current college students in the STEM fields of study are encouraged to apply for a scholarship from the Gladys Carol Scholarship Program. STEM studies

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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread, for only $5. Sunday morning is an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, plus bacon, sausage, burritos, and quesadillas, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday

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BREAKFAST AT COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA TOMORROW MORNING

Saturday is already the first of March and time for the First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center, located at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. The friendliest volunteers serve from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., dishing up the best breakfast in the Basin for five

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