SKY’S THE LIMIT HOSTS STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 15. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:45 p.m. and end about 1:30. The highlight of the evening will be Saturn and its rings along with the bright summer Milky Way, and the Perseid meteor

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO HOLD MOVIE UNDER THE STARS TONIGHT

Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society Saturday for a movie under the stars Saturday, August 15. The historical society will screen “Last Chance,” Bryan Cranston’s 1999 movie that was filmed and set in Pioneertown and the Yucca Valley bowling alley. “Last Chance” is set in a California desert where a

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COMMUNICATING CLEARLY WORKSHOP FOR MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES

Reach Out Morongo Basin and the American Red Cross are co-sponsoring a communication workshop for military service members and their families. Managing editor Tami Roleff speaks up with the details… Today’s military faces repeated deployments around the world. Families sometimes feel like strangers after months of separation. A Communicating Clearly

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VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a Sunday (August 16) breakfast of all-you-can-eat pancakes, in addition to the regular menu, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday. The VFW post is located at 6402 Veterans Way.

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY

Registration for Yucca Valley High School begins next week. Monday, August 17, is reserved for freshmen only. All grade levels may register Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18 and 19. Register in the high school library from 7 to 11 a.m. or 4 to 7 p.m. If you received a notice

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LAST SUMMER CONCERT TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Yucca Valley Music fest concludes its series of free concerts in the park tomorrow night. Closing out the summer music festival is a band that has performed at music festivals throughout southern California. Reporter Sara Snyder says don’t miss Blue Breeze… Enjoy a free outdoor concert tonight with the

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TO SEEKS INPUT FOR DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Copper Mountain College wants to know what you want in your local community college. Reporter Mike Lipsitz joins us again, and explains how you can make your voice heard… Copper Mountain College seeks community input to assist in development of a long term Education Master Plan. If you can help

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THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER DURING EXTREME HEAT

Thousands of residents in Joshua Tree, Landers, Yucca Valley, and Morongo Valley were without power for hours during extreme heat Thursday evening. Southern California Edison reported electrical outages in Landers at 5:24 p.m., which it attributed to lightning, and in Joshua Tree at 6:18 p.m., with the cause being a

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YUCCA VALLEY BANK EVACUATED FOLLOWING BOMB THREAT

Two weeks after an upset customer threatened to rob US Bank in Yucca Valley, another angry customer shut down Chase Bank after he threatened to blow up the bank. According to a Sheriff’s report, a customer called the bank about a case concerning his money. The man, who gave his

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BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Imagine after A Hard Day’s Night that you’re traveling down a Long and Winding Road, either alone or With a Little Help From Your Friends, so that you can Twist and Shout. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says a Beatles tribute band will take the stage tonight for the free Live

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COUNTY SUPERVISOR WILL BE AT HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY

Third District County Supervisor James Ramos will make an appearance at the Homestead Valley Community Council meeting Monday, August 17. Ramos will give updates on the county’s ban on new construction of private property that relies on hauled water, and on the campaign for scenic highway status for Highway 247.

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MEET YOUR MAC: RICHARD LUTRINGER OF LANDERS

The members of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council are not elected, but are appointed by the District Supervisor. In the fourth part of a series, in which reporter Dan Stork profiles many of the members who report to the supervisor on the concerns of the unincorporated areas of the

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ANOTHER RESIDENT ON BALLOT FOR MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD ELECTION IN NOVEMBER

When long-time Community Services District director Chuck Osborne did not file papers by August 7 to seek re-election to the board, the filing deadline was extended until Wednesday, August 12. A Morongo Valley resident took advantage of the extended deadline to file papers to run in the November 3 election.

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MOTOWN SOUND AT YUCCA VALLEY CONCERT SATURDAY NIGHT

The Yucca Valley Music fest concludes its series of free concerts in the park tomorrow night. Closing out the summer music festival is a band that has performed at music festivals throughout southern California. Reporter Rebecca Havely says don’t miss Blue Breeze… Saturday night August 14 enjoy a free outdoor

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 15. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:45 p.m. and end about 1:30. The highlight of the evening will be Saturn and its rings along with the bright summer Milky Way, and the Perseid meteor

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of August is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork 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, August

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY

Registration for Yucca Valley High School begins next week. Monday, August 17, is reserved for freshmen only. All grade levels may register Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18 and 19. Register in the high school library from 7 to 11 a.m. or 4 to 7 p.m. If you received a notice

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BANANA SPLITS AND CLOTHING GIVE-AWAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

On one of the hottest days this summer, the United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will offer a cool treat: it’s a 20-foot banana split. In addition, some clothing will be available for children entering school in kindergarten through sixth grades. It all happens Saturday, August 15, from 2 to

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ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKES SUNDAY AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up breakfast on Sunday, August 16, of all-you-can-eat pancakes, in addition to the regular menu, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday. The VFW post is located at 6402 Veterans Way.

HEAT WAVE IS COMING; PREPARE YOURSELF

With temperatures expected to hit 110 degrees by Sunday, the county health officer has issued a heat advisory for portions of San Bernardino county. Residents are urged to stay cool by staying in air conditioned buildings. There are several cooling centers in the Morongo Basin. Cooling centers are the Yucca

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