TRAINING SET FOR COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM

Morongo Basin Community Emergency Response Team, CERT, has a new training academy starting tomorrow, Thursday evening February 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There are eight weekly classes. The final exam, practical, and graduation will be on April 9. All classes will be held at the Senior Center at

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TWO MARINES KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two Marines have died in a helicopter crash during a training exercise aboard the Twentynine palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. According to a release from the Base Public Affairs office, a Third Marine Aircraft Wing helicopter crashed at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 23. Both Marines on board the

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SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ARRESTED AND ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A bus driver for the Morongo Unified School District was arrested Thursday evening, accused of possessing child pornography and two acts of child molestation. A search warrant was served at the home of Alex Gomez, 57, of the 4600 block of Mesquite Springs Road in Twentynine Palms, on December 30,

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SKY’S THE LIMIT HOLDS STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party tonight. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:45 p.m. and end about 11 p.m. The waxing moon will be visible in the early evening. Jupiter and the Milky Way will be visible later in the evening, as

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE PUTS OUT CALL FOR ART

The Copper Mountain College Art Program is calling all artists in the Morongo Basin and Palm Springs to join them in their first invitational themed art show, Invention, Reinvention. All types of media are welcomed. The entries will go on display in February in the Ada Hatch Center for public

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HARRISON HOUSE JAZZ PERFORMANCE TONIGHT

Harrison House hosts a jazz collaboration performance tonight. Three artists have combined their talents to create a unique entertainment experience. Michael White is a jazz violinist, composer and QiGong artist. He will perform with jazz vocalist Leisei Chen, a musical prodigy since age 4 and founder of QiArts, bringing movement

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FIRE PLACE SAFETY TIPS

Accidents involving fireplaces are a major cause of preventable home fires. County Fire urges residents to keep safe while they keep warm. Here is reporter Caitlin Logan with some cool weather safety tips to help you stay warm safely… Stay safe while you stay warm! Have your chimneys inspected and

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CHOCOLATE SUNDAY AT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Tomorrow Sunday, January 25, the United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will host its third annual Chocolate Sunday. From 2 to 4 p.m., you’re invited to the church on Mesquite Springs Road to share in “heavenly indulgencies”—a variety of foods made from chocolate. In addition to eating, you can join

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CHECK OUT THE NATIONAL PARK WEBSITE

Today’s social media sites allow us to look up and even discuss the latest trends and current events, while gathering information on our personal interests. These days, media sites are also a great way to learn more about what is happening at your national parks. At Joshua Tree National Park,

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AN IDEAL HUSBAND CONTINUES ITS RUN AT THEATER 29

Theater 29 continues its run tonight of the Oscar Wilde comedy, “An Ideal Husband”. A classic English drawing room comedy with a large talented cast. Co-directors Butch Pelfry and Tom Highfill tackled the show together. Pelfrey says, primarily because it is such a detailed piece, with so many layers it’s

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BREAKING NEWS: SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ARRESTED AND ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A bus driver for the Morongo Unified School District was arrested Thursday evening, accused of possessing child pornography and two acts of child molestation. A search warrant was served at the home of Alex Gomez, 57, of the 4600 block of Mesquite Springs Road in Twentynine Palms, on December 30,

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CARBON MONOXIDE KILLS TWO IN LUCERNE VALLEY

Two men are dead following an exposure to carbon monoxide in a Lucerne Valley home Thursday. According to a Sheriff’s press release, about 10 a.m., a woman brought an unidentified man—who was not breathing—to the Lucerne Valley fire station. Paramedics performed life support, but he was pronounced dead at an

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E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT COMING TO TWENTYNINE PALMS

Do you have an old TV or computer and are wondering how to dispose of those unused or old E-waste items? Dan Stork says that the Twentynine Palms Rotary Club has your answer…

On Saturday, February 7, the Rotary Club will host a free E-waste recycling day from 8 a.m.

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YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR AVAILABLE MONDAY AFTERNOONS

The mayor of Yucca Valley, George Huntington, will be at the Town Hall every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. to meet with residents and discuss their areas of concern, ideas for the community, and to provide updates on activities in the Town. Appointments are not required to meet with

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UNITY HOME OFFERING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRAINING

Unity Home will be offering the state-mandated 40-hour domestic violence training beginning the first week in February. The training is free to the public and will be held at the Helen Grey Center in Joshua Tree. Classes start Wednesday, February 13, and will run every Tuesday and Thursday through March

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WORLD-RENOWNED ARCHITECT MOVES TO JOSHUA TREE, PART 2 OF 2

“The Father of Green Architecture” is a title given to worldrenowned architect, Glen Howard Small. Small has relocated to Joshua Tree and is offering the class at Copper Mountain College beginning this Saturday. He’s also building a sustainable home and is seeking interested locals. In a two-part story, reporter Rebecca

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FREE ACTING CLASSES SUNDAYS AT THEATRE 29

Free acting classes are being offered at Theatre 29. The free classes will give attendees from beginners to experienced actors a chance to see how the classes work and what they offer. Actors ages 16 and up are welcome; the class size is limited in order to give all participants

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REACH OUT PARADE OF HOMES TO FEATURE THE OLD WAGON RANCH

The main annual fund-raiser for Reach-Out Morongo Basin is the Parade of Homes, set for February 15. Reporter Taylor Thacker describes one of the unique homes on display, the “Old Wagon Ranch”…

With six homes signed on for the 11th Annual Parade of Homes benefit for Reach Out Morongo Basin,

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BASIN-WIDE TAKING NOMINATIONS FOR ITS ANNUAL DINNER

The Basin Wide Foundation is now accepting nominations for its annual awards dinner. Award categories are:

Together We Can, for the person or organization that best displays the BWF motto of “Together We Can”; Lifetime Achievement; Basin Wide Cultural Contributor; Volunteer of the Year; Youth Volunteer of the Year.

Nomination

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STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCING TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. The lodge is located at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. Dale Hoppers will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Lines occur from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. and between

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