ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park has been the inspiration for so many artists. Ranger Pam Tripp says that the Park encourages the process with a Artist-in-Residence program…

Joshua Tree National Park and the Joshua Tree National Park Association are pleased to announce the participants in the 2014-2015 Artist-in-Residence program. Five artists

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YVHS REGISTRATION

Yucca Valley High School Registration begins Monday, August 18th. The process starts in the YVHS Library. If you received a notice from the library, please bring your books to turn in or be prepared to pay for these items during registration. Class schedule pick up will follow in the YVHS

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB AFTER-SCHOOL REGISTRATION

Twentynine Palms Youth Club is taking registrations for its after-school program for Twentynine Palms school children. The after school program begins August 25. Applications can be picked up at the Youth Club, 5882 Luckie Avenue, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is free for students

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DESERT HILLS FAMILY NIGHT AND MEN’S BREAKFAST

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will hold a family dinner and game night 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, at the church, 56750 Mountain View Trail. The men’s group will meet for breakfast 8 a.m. Saturday, August 23, at Carrow’s in Yucca Valley.

FOOD DISTRIBTION FOR AUGUST 2014

The third Monday of August is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday,

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NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

Two Copper Mountain College students were awarded the 2014 Martie Avels Nursing Scholarship. Bobbie Buckman of Joshua Tree, and Breanna Ingalls of Yucca Valley, both registered nursing students at CMC, will receive a total award of up to $6,000 to defray the cost of tuition and books. Buckman said she

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NEW SENSATIONS TO PERFORM AT YUCCA VALLEY CONCERT SATURDAY

Tonight is the night for the last performance in the Yucca Valley Summer Music Festival. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to experience New Sensations…

Join M.C. Pat Michaels of Z107.7 at the final concert of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival, which will feature the New Sensations Band. The New

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CHP DUI CHECKPOINT TONIGHT

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI checkpoint tonight, Saturday, August 16, from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. in the Joshua Tree area. Drug Recognition Experts will be on site to provide on-the-spot assessments of drivers suspected of drug use. The officers will also be equipped with hand held

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DRUG RAID IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Three Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Thursday afternoon following a drug raid on a home in the 71900 block of Sunnyslope Drive. About 3:10, deputies armed with a search warrant raided the home where they found Reah Barger, 34, Michael Pace, 51, and Jonathan Lowry, 64, along with drugs, weapons,

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 16. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:00 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. The summer Milky Way begins to appear overhead as darkness falls. A special telescope will allow observers to see the Veil

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PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES OFFERED

Our desert night skies present sights worth preserving photographically. Reporter Cara Conway opens up her f-stop…

Capture our desert through your lens! The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park is offering courses in Fine Art, Night Sky, SmartPhone, and Desert Photography! Enhance your photography skills by working with professional

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AUDITIONS SET FOR BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS

Auditions have been set for “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the next production of the St. Joseph’s Players’. This coming-of-age story centers on a Polish-Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, in 1937. Auditions will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, August 23, at the St. Joseph of Arimathea Church, 56312 Onaga Trail in

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AUDITIONS FOR “YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” AT THEATRE 29 MONDAY

Theatre 29 announces auditions for the musical “Young Frankenstein” will be this Monday evening. The musical comedy utilizes an ensemble cast of 25 characters ranging in age from mid-20s through mid-50s. All parts are open and available and all actors are encouraged to audition. A wickedly inspired re-imagining of the

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BREAKFAST SUNDAY AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will serve a Sunday breakfast of a pork chop special from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

15-YEAR-OLD GIRL ARRESTED FOR STABBING HER FATHER

A 15-year-old girl was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of stabbing her father. According to a Sheriff’s report, the girl called 911 just after midnight Tuesday to report her 49-year-old father was abusing her mother. The report states the girl and her father were arguing in the 8500 block of

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MARINE ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A staff sergeant on the Marine Base in Twentynine Palms was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the base’s Child Development Center at 1:50 p.m. after child care workers found a girl had sustained injuries. Deputies discovered the girl had

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MILD EARTHQUAKE RATTLES THE LANDERS AREA LAST NIGHT

A light earthquake rattled the Landers area last night. Sheriff’s dispatchers said there were no reports of damage or other problems. The magnitude-3.8 quake struck at 8:57 p.m. Thursday, in a sparsely settled area near Happy Trail and Adams Road, roughly 1 1/2 miles northeast of 247 and Linn Road,

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A 248-UNIT JOSHUA TREE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IS MOVING CLOSER

In November, 2013, we told the Z107.7 community of renewed planning for a 248-unit residential project in Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork says an initial environmental report has been issued for the Alta Mira housing development… The San Bernardino County Land Use Department has released the Initial Study Environmental Checklist

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CHP DUI CHECKPOINT TOMORROW NIGHT

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI checkpoint tomorrow, Saturday, August 16, from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. in the Joshua Tree area. Drug Recognition Experts will be on site to provide on-the-spot assessments of drivers suspected of drug use. The officers will also be equipped with hand held

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YUCCA VALLEY CHECKPOINT TONIGHT

And this reminder, the Yucca Valley Police Department will conduct a DUI/drivers’ license checkpoint tonight, Friday, August 15, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location.