THREE ARTISTS RECEPTIONS THIS WEEKEND

BoxoHouse will hold an artist’s reception Saturday for its artist-in-residence. Angus McCullough has begun a large project that includes the themes of travel, personal history, astrophysics, philosophy, and more. The open house is from 3 to 6 p.m., with an artist talk at 4 p.m. BoxoHouse is located at 62732

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HIKE WITH JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDENT TOMORROW

As part of the centennial year, Joshua Tree National Park is offering a hiking challenge. Hikers can pick up a free Centennial Hiking Challenge booklet at any of the Park’s visitor centers. Inside are suggested hikes, a log to record your hikes, and a page for rangers to sign which

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DOCENTS ARE NEEDED FOR THE PARADE OF HOMES

Reach Out Morongo Basin officials are looking for volunteers to serve as docents during this year’s Parade of Homes, set for noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. Docents greet guests and punch tickets during the annual homes tour. This year’s tour will feature homes from Morongo Valley to Twentynine

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THE SHOW MUST GO ON AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Despite the theft of its complete photovoltaic power system, Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, February 6. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will end about 10 p.m. Volunteers will set up manually operated telescopes and guests may use them

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW

This Saturday, February 6, the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association will be hosting the first Saturday breakfast, at 65336 Winters Road in north Joshua Tree. The Best Five Buck Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Your heaping plates of breakfast goodies are served up by the

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING TAKE OUT AND DELIVERY MEALS FROM DIFFERENT LOCATION

Food for Life is not serving out of Little Church of the Desert anymore. Right now they are in transition. For this Saturday, they will be serving take-out meals from the United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms, at 6230 Mesquite Springs Road. Meals will be given out from noon to

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION THIS MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the usual day for monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. However, due to the President’s Day holiday, surplus food will be distributed on the second Monday, February 8. Reporter Sara Snyder has the times and places… The Community Action

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team notched a 50-27 De Anza League victory over Big Bear last night in Trojan Gym. Coach Jess Geeson said Senior Annika Dendekker and sophomore Kiley Pitts led the scoring with 12 points each while sophomore Savannah Beasley added 10 points to the win.

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STATE REVISES LOCAL WATER CONSERVATION GOALS DOWN

Morongo Basin residents will be getting a little break in how much they are mandated by the state to reduce their water usage. The State Water Resources Control Board met Tuesday in Sacramento and extended its emergency drought regulations through October. But the water board also revised the state’s mandated

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REGIONAL WATER BOARD MEETS LOCALLY TONIGHT ON SEPTIC PROHIBITION DEADLINE

Late last year, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board extended the deadline for when Yucca Valley homes and businesses must stop using their septic systems, from 2016 to 2021 for Phase 1, and to 2025 for Phases 2 and 3. Managing editor says the board will hold a workshop

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT TOLD, “GIVE SOLAR PROJECT WATER OR THEY WILL DRILL THEIR OWN WELLS”

The Joshua Basin Water District finds itself between a rock and a hard place on providing water for a controversial commercial solar development. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what happened at last night’s board meeting… At last night’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board approved a vendor

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SHERIFF SEEKS FOUR WHO USED STOLEN CREDIT CARD AT YUCCA VALLEY RESTAURANT

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying four suspects who used a stolen credit card at a Yucca Valley restaurant Wednesday evening. According to the Sheriff’s Department, two men and two women went into the John’s Place Restaurant in Yucca Valley and tried to buy $45

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NEW YEAR’S EVE ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED

One of the men suspected of robbing the Stater Brothers grocery store on New Year’s Eve was arrested in Riverside County last Thursday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Christian Trujillo, 29, is accused of going in to the “new” Stater Brothers store on the east end of Yucca Valley

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ANOTHER CONEX BOX STOLEN IN JOSHUA TREE

Three Conex storage containers have been stolen in Joshua Tree since mid-December. On Tuesday, the owner of a home in the 62100 block of Two Mile Road called deputies about 4:10 p.m. to report a burglary. While surveying the damage to the home and yard, which included a ransacked home,

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MARKETPLACE YARD SALE IN LANDERS THIS WEEKEND

The Morongo Basin Historical Society has planned a huge marketplace yard sale this weekend. Reporter Rebeca Havely has all the details… This weekend, February 5 and 6, plan to do some shopping in Landers. The Morongo Basin Historical Society has set up a huge yard sale Friday and Saturday from

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A BIG DAY FOR THE KING OF THE HAMMERS TOMORROW

At yesterday’s 4-Wheel Parts qualifying race for the King of the Hammers off-road race, 105 racers qualified. The winner of the race was Jason Scherer of Danville. Tomorrow is the big day at King of the Hammers. The drivers for the 2016 Nitto King of the Hammers race start lining

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TOMORROW IS WEAR RED DAY TO BRING AWARENESS ABOUT WOMEN’S HEALTH

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States, with nearly 801,000 deaths in 2013. Hi-Desert Medical Center will participate in a month-long campaign in February to educate the public about cardiovascular disease. Hi-Desert Medical Center will offer a free online risk assessment

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LANDERS CLEAN-UP SET FOR THIS SATURDAY

A great opportunity to join your Landers area neighbors this Saturday for a Community Clean-up. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says bring the trash to Homestead Park… Landers residents will want to mark the calendar for the free Greater Landers Clean Up! set for Saturday, February 6th, from 8 a.m. to noon.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE SIGNS COLLEGE LETTER OF INTENT

More than 100 family members and friends were at Twentynine Palms High School Wednesday as senior Andrew Wilson signed his national letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic career with the University of California-Davis. Wilson is receiving a full scholarship to play football for the UC-Davis Aggies, an

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CONTESTANT ALAINA TROFLER

The prestigious Miss Yucca Valle Pageant will be held this Saturday at 6:00 pm at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Reporter David Knutson introduces us to candidate Alaina Trofler….. Who is the prominent woman you interviewed, and what did you learn from her? “The prominent woman I interviewed was Wendy Joling.

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