ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERING LOW-COST VACCINES AND MICROCHIP SERVICES

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in February for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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DESERT CHRIST PARK LOOKING FOR GARDENERS

The non-profit that operates Desert Christ Park in Yucca Valley is looking for a few good gardeners. Assignment Reporter Ashton Henry has details… Are you passionate about gardening? Are you passionate about weeds? Do you have an hour twice a month? Desert Christ Park—a museum of sculptures—needs volunteers to help

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FRIENDS OF TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY ANNUAL MEETING SATURDAY

The Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library will hold their Annual Meeting Saturday, January 30, at 11 a.m. in the Library’s community room. The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about current projects, share ideas, ask questions about the library, and enjoy light refreshments. For more information, call

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold their regular meeting Thursday, January 28, at 11 a.m. Under new business, the directors will discuss the final audit for 2014-15, and storm water diversion. Under old business, the directors will discuss the well, wall repair, and computer hardware and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS WITH FIRE AND WATER BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District and Fire Department board hold their regular monthly meetings tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has some of the details … Both the Twentynine Palms Water District and fire department meetings will be held tonight. Water begins at 6 p.m. and opens with public comments followed by

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HI-DESERT HOMEGROWN POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS TONIGHT

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association will hold a quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, at the Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue on the Mesa in Yucca Valley. There will be a Power Point presentation on steps involved in raising day-old baby chicks. They will also

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BOXOHOUSE ARTIST TO GIVE PRESENTATION TONIGHT

A featured artist will give a very unique presentation tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to hear from the Boxohouse artist-in-residence…. The artist-in-residence at BoxoHouse in Joshua Tree will host a discussion on his current project Wednesday, and the public is invited to contribute. Angus McCullough lead a discussion

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host the Shadow Hills Knights at home. The girls start at 6; boys at 7:30.

Also today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will travel away to play the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER HE THREATENED TO KILL HIS MOTHER

A 40-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday evening after his mother said he threatened to kill her. According to a Sheriff’s report, Mynor Marroquin went to a home in the 7500 block of Bannock Trail about 8:30 p.m. and demanded that his mother give him $40. The woman refused

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STOLEN CIRCUS MOTORCYCLES FOUND, RETURNED

The show can go on with the circus in Yucca Valley thanks to an observant neighbor who noticed his neighbors suddenly had two new dirt bikes. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Greer, two performance motorcycles used in the circus were stolen sometime during the early morning hours Saturday. Officials with

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PUBLIC HEARING ON NEW YUCCA VALLEY TRASH FACILITY AT SUNNYSLOPE AND INDIO TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a proposed new trash collection and transfer station and trash vehicle maintenance yard tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… A public hearing for an environmental assessment and conditional use permit for a new Burrtec transfer station and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETINGS START TONIGHT

The first in three strategic planning sessions will be held tonight by the city of Twentynine Palms. Reporter David Haldane says the public is urged to get involved… A three-day strategic planning workshop for the City of Twentynine Palms kicks off tonight with an introduction and discussion of community safety

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WONDER VALLEY SQUATTER ATTEMPTS TO RUN OVER MAN, ARRESTED

A Wonder Valley man who was squatting at a home was arrested Saturday after he tried to run over a man. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man went to check on a friend’s home in the 2500 block of Marks Road in Wonder Valley about noon Saturday when he

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A “DESPERATE NEED” FOR O-NEGATIVE BLOOD

An urgent call from the areas Blood bank about what they call “a desperate need” for O-negative type blood. Assignment Reporter Ashton Henry has details… Lifestream, the region’s blood bank is in desperate need of O-negative blood, as there is a low supply to meet the demand of local hospitals.

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27. The hard working volunteers will meet on the north side of Hwy 62 and La Contenta from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Grabbers and gloves and bags will be provided. Afterward, the Clean Team

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY TO DISCUSS RATE INCREASES TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a discussion on proposed rate increases is on the agenda… Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. On tonight’s agenda is a mid-year budget review

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COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Yucca Valley Mayor Bob Leone will hold “coffee with the mayor” on Wednesday, January 27, and every fourth Wednesday of the month, in the Mesquite Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Join the mayor and town staff for coffee and donuts from 8 to 9 a.m., and discuss your

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT REVIEWS AUDIT IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District will meet in a special meeting tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said it is for a routine financial review… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight to approve an audit of the water district for fiscal year 2014-2015.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Yucca Valley varsity boys’ basketball played the Big Bear Bears yesterday and won 85-51. Coach Gilbert Berry said they were led by Jamal Robinson and Tommy Geiger. Five players had eight or more points in the team effort. The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team traveled up to Big Bear

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5th 3.0 OR ABOVE EARTHQUAKE IN 30 DAYS RATTLES OUR REGION

The fifth regional earthquake of 3.0 magnitude or larger within the last 30 days rumbled through our Morongo Basin Sunday. The shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported at 7:32 a.m. Sunday morning, 38 miles from Joshua Tree, at a depth of 1.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was

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