STUDENT ART DUE AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY TODAY

Attention student artists: submissions are due today for the 29 Palms Art Gallery annual youth art show. The youth art show will be held Friday, July 31, through Sunday, August 23, at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. This is open for youth between the ages of 5 and 17. Bring

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY HOLDING DROUGHT INFORMATION SESSION

Find out more about the short term and long term affects of the California drought. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the informational session is in Apple Valley tomorrow… The Mojave Water Agency will hold an informational session about the drought, landscaping, and water restrictions. The session, “Putting Your Landscape on

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YUCCA MESA ASSOCIATION HOSTS TRIP TO WHITEWATER TOMORROW

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is hosting a trip to Whitewater Tuesday, July 28. Meet at the Yucca Mesa Community Center at 9 a.m. and the Kickapoo Park and Ride in Yucca Valley at 9:30. Cost is a $5 donation for members, $10 for non-members. To sign up, call Dion

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MONSOON SEASON

If we didn’t know it before, we know it now: summer rain in the desert can be fierce. Ranger Pam Tripp tells about the benefits of the monsoons, and passes along water-wise tips…

The word “monsoon” refers to a weather system that often brings storms with moisture to the dry,

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YVHS COLOR GUARD AND MARCHING BAND CAR WASH

The Yucca Valley High School color guard and marching band will hold a car wash Saturday, August 1 from 8 to 2. The car wash will be held in the parking lot of the Hi-Desert Star on the highway in Yucca Valley. Cars are $5 and $10 for oversized vehicles.

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FAMILY FUN DAY AT NATURE MUSEUM

Spend a day on the farm and enjoy farm country games and activities!. Come enjoy a petting zoo, face painting, scarecrow contest, crafts, sack races, hay rides and much more. The free family fun day is set for Saturday, August 1, from 10 to 3 at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum

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CATAPALOOZA AT THE YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER

The Yucca Valley animal shelter is holding a “Catapalooza” through July 31. The adoption fee for all cats and kittens has been lowered to $20 during July. The animal shelter, located at 4755 Malin Way, is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5. For directions or information, call 760-365-3111.

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QUILT RAFFLE BENEFITS NO-KILL SHELTER

A quilt is being raffled to benefit the Morongo Basin’s only no-kill animal shelter. Tickets for the puppy-themed quilt are $1 each, six for $5, or 30 for $20, and are available at the animal shelter located at 4646 Sun View Road in the Sun Fair area of Joshua Tree,

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AVOID TELEMARKET PHONE CALL FRAUD

Fraudulent attempts by telemarketers to scam you out of some cash are ever increasing. Reporter Rebecca Havely has some tips to keep you from being their next victim…

If you receive a call from someone wanting to sell you something or give you something that sounds too good to be

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THE WISE GUYS AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT

The Yucca Valley Summer Concert series continues this Saturday night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you to hear the big band sounds of the Wiseguys…

Yucca Valley’s free Summer Music Festival continues this Saturday, July 25, with the Wiseguys Big Band Machine. From swing to swank, the Wiseguys Big Band Machine

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Sunday, July 26, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 10 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone marrow

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TELESCOPE WORKSHOP AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Need some help repairing or setting up that telescope that has been sitting in your closet? Reporter Rebecca Havely says bring it to Sky’s the Limit tonight…

Would be astronomers, dust off your old telescope and join the Sky’s the Limit telescope workshop on Saturday, July 25, from 8:30 p.m.

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SHERIFF’S LOG: CRASHES, ROAD RAGE, STRONG-ARM ROBBERY

BICYCLIST COLLIDES WITH CAR

A bicyclist escaped injury when he was hit by a car Thursday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man identified only as “Minjarez” was riding his bicycle west on 29 Palms Highway near Elk Trail about 1:45 p.m. when a driver, identified only as “Middleton,”

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YMIA ACTIVITIES: WHITEWATER TRIP AND CRIME WATCH MEETING

YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION WHITEWATER TRIP

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is hosting a trip to Whitewater Tuesday, July 28. Meet at the Yucca Mesa Community Center at 9 a.m. and the Kickapoo Park and Ride in Yucca Valley at 9:30. Cost is a $5 donation for members, $10 for

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PAUL COOK’S BILL AGAINST NATIONAL PARK VANDALISM

Rep. Paul Cook introduced HR 3176, the Protecting Our National Parks Act. This bill will punish those who vandalize National Parks and other National Park Service land. In recent years, vandalism has grown at our national parks, destroying ancient Native American petroglyphs, defacing boulders and other natural structures with graffiti,

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I-10 EXPECTED TO REOPEN WITH ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION TODAY

A temporary detour that will allow traffic to flow in both directions on I-10 near Eagle Mountain was expected to be completed today, relieving the overtaxed State Route 62 through the Morongo Basin of an estimated 15,000 vehicles a day. State officials have yet to estimate how long it will

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday after a high-speed pursuit through Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident reported about 5 p.m. that a vehicle was speeding down a dirt road in the Desert Heights neighborhood and that the driver threw out some trash as he crossed

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MARINES COME TO THE AID OF JOSHUA TREE FLOOD VICTIM

Last Sunday’s deluge brought severe problems to some local residents. Reporter Dan Stork relates how a Joshua Tree resident reached out for help, and how some Marines will be helping out…

Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council Chairmen Mark Lundquist said that a friend of his reached out for help when

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN GET PROBATION FOR BEATING FAMILY DOG

A Yucca Valley man was given probation after he accepted a plea bargain for beating his family’s dog. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jason LaFay, of the 58200 block of San Andreas Road in Yucca Valley, became angry May 3 when the dog wanted to play. The report states that

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ANGRY WITH BOYFRIEND, SITS ON HIS TV

A Twentynine Palms woman who was angry with her boyfriend when he was moving his things out, sat on his TV and attacked him Thursday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Heidi Fox, 24, was arguing with her boyfriend as he was removing his television from a home in the 74900

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