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.

FINAL YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT

Tomorrow night’s Yucca Valley summer concert will be the final of this 20th season. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to enjoy the sounds of the New Sensations Band… Join M.C. Pat Michaels of Z107.7 at the final concert of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival, which will feature the New

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A LAST-MINUTE FILING FOR HOSPITAL BOARD

A last-minute filing will see one more name on the ballot for Hi-Desert Memorial Hospital District Board of Directors. Paul Hoffman and Marge Doyle will be joined by Dan McLure, who filed Wednesday afternoon. Appointed incumbent Joseph Sullivan, is running unopposed for the short-term seat.

DESERT INSTITUTE TO OFFER NATURAL SCIENCES COURSES

The Desert Institute is offering fascinating classes about our Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Cara Conway tells you how to sign up for classes in Natural Sciences… Discover the vast selection of natural species in Joshua Tree National Park. Five courses—including topics on snakes and insects of the desert, lichen

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BLM, MARINE CORPS, OFF-ROADERS TO DISCUSS JOHNSON VALLEY USE TOMORROW

This reminder, representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a meeting about changes in land use in the Johnson Valley area tomorrow, Saturday, August 16. They will discuss future training aboard the base and shared land use. All interested groups, organizations and members of

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FREE FAMILY FUN DAY IN PARADISE PARK TOMORROW

Some free family fun is being offered by Yucca Valley recreation tomorrow. Reporter Diana Jones invites you to Paradise Park.. It’s back to school time, and the Town of Yucca Valley is holding a family fun day tomorrow to get kids and parents in the mood. The event will include

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SUICIDE SURVIVORS GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

A “Survivors of Suicide” Grief Support Group meets every Saturday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Hospice of Morongo Basin Office located at 61675 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree. Nancy Goudie, a psychiatric nurse, has offered to conduct this group at no cost to the members of the community.

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS 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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NO DINNER TONIGHT, BREAKFAST SUNDAY AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

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

LOCAL CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD IS OVER, WE HAVE THE FULL LIST

The deadlines for candidate filings in local races have brought a few late comers to our ballots. Six candidates are vying for the three seats up for grabs on Twentynine Palms City Council. Standing for re-election are incumbents Dan Mintz and Jim Harrris, with challengers Bill Easter, McArthur Wright, John

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD SEES LIGHT AT THE END OF THE SEWER

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors has been anxiously awaiting to hear when their waste water project’s assessment report will be heard by the State Water Quality Control Board for its approval, and to hear what interest rate the water district will receive for the $146 million project. Managing

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DUI/DRIVERS LICENSE CHECKPOINT IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Police Department will conduct a DUI/drivers’ license checkpoint Friday, August 15, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment, and will also be checking drivers for proper licensing. Drivers caught driving

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN IN MOTORYCLE CRASH WEDNESDAY

A Yucca Valley man suffered minor injuries in a motorcycle crash Wednesday afternoon. About 5:40 p.m., Jason Russell, 34, was riding his 2014 Yamaha eastbound in the number 2 lane, or the slow lane, on the highway in front of Carla’s Route 62 Diner, when, according to the Sheriff’s Department,

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TIME TO REGISTER FOR OLD CAR CLUB CAR SHOW IN SEPTEMBER

That classic car, truck, or motorcycle you have lovingly been shining up needs to be shown off. Reporter Cara Conway says it’s time to register your vehicle for the 19th annual old car club charity car show… The Morongo Basin Old Car Club, 19th Annual Charity Car Show is at

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM MARKETPLACE SET TO REOPEN

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Museum Marketplace resumes Saturday, September 6, at the museum in Landers. Vendors who are interested in being a part of the marketplace should contact Laurie at 760-363-6681 or jrcs7599@roadrunner.com. Artisans, crafters, collectors wanting to downsize or people wanting to de-clutter are welcome. In addition, the

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JOSHUA TREE PARK AND RECREATION OFFERING TRIPS

Joshua Tree Recreation will be taking some fun and informative bus trips. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get on those busses… The Joshua Tree Park and Recreation will be taking a trip to the Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater on Saturday, August 16. The performance for that day will

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HELP NEEDED FOR LOCAL HOMELESS VETERANS

There are many homeless veterans in the Morongo Basin who are lacking the necessities to keep warm and fed. A new organization, Vets Cruzin for a Cause, is collecting jackets, blankets, and food to distribute to these homeless vets. If you have old jackets, blankets, and food you can spare,

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BACKPACK GIVEAWAY BY SPRIT AND TRUTH CENTER SATURDAY

The Spirit and Truth Worship Center of Twentynine Palms will give away back packs for students in grades K through 12 on Saturday, August 16. The backpacks will be filled with school supplies and will be available at five locations in Twentynine Palms from 8 to 10: El Paseo Apartments,

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REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

It’s time to start thinking about school again. Reporter Dan Stork has the registration schedule for Yucca Valley High School… Yucca Valley High School Registration begins Monday, August 18. The process starts in the YVHS Library. If you received a notice from the library, please bring your books to turn

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS CAR WASH AND RUMMAGE SALE SATURDAY

The Yucca Valley High School Varsity Cheerleading Team’s Booster Club will hold a car wash and rummage sale from 9 to 4 on Saturday, August 16, at The Estate Sale Marketplace, located on the corner of Kickapoo Trail and Twentynine Palms Highway (across from 7-11). Car wash tickets are available

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