NATIONAL PARK REGULATIONS

There are so many things to do and enjoy in Joshua Tree National Park. Ranger Pam Tripp requests us to observe a few simple rules…

Every year approximately 1.4 million visitors come to Joshua Tree NP to enjoy the desert and what it has to offer, such as camping, hiking,

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YUCCA VALLEY RESIDENTS QUESTION SEWER ENGINEERS

An overflow crowd sat through more than 3 ½ hours of discussion on the Yucca Valley sewer project and assessment district vote at a special meeting held Thursday night by the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that even after all that discussion, not much

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SHERIFF’S FITNESS CHALLENGE FOR WOMEN

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is holding a fitness challenge for women 21 years and older who want to see if they have what it takes to be a deputy sheriff. The event will consist of a “pursuit and rescue” obstacle course, push ups, sit ups, and a 1

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PET VACCINE AND MICROCHIP CLINICS

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

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RUBBER DUCKY FUNDRAISER

The Rubber Duckies are back! The Center for Healthy Generations, formerly the Morongo Basin Senior Support Center in Yucca Valley, is hosting a Rubber Ducky fundraiser September 12 at 6 p.m. Call 760-365-9661 for more information.

SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church tonight, August 9 at 7 p.m. Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road. Call 760-361-0086 for a free ride to the

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ROTARY TO HOST “39 STEPS” GALA

Lights go up on stage for the next production at Theatre 29 this coming Friday. Diana Jones says opening night will feature a Rotary Club gala…

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club will host the opening night gala of “The 39 Steps,” Friday, August 15, at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms.

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JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS ARTIST PROGRAM

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artists in Residence program offers a new program Saturday, August 9, featuring two artists from Brooklyn, New York. Amia Yokoyama is a visual multimedia artist who works primarily in video and collage. She will be showing new stop-motion video work, alongside a set of 2-D works.

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CHICO IN YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT

For the 20th year, Saturday nights in the summer means music in Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff will be emceeing the concert tonight, and says to come out and listen and dance to Chico…

The Yucca Valley Summer Concert for August 9 features the veteran LA band Chico. Led

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CALL FOR ART FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

The second annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition will be held on December 5-7, at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms. A Call for Art has been issued for this year’s juried art exhibition, a highlight of the event, which features artwork depicting or inspired by Joshua Tree

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SOME LOCAL CANDIDATE FILINGS EXTENDED, INCUMBENTS NOT RUNNING

Because incumbents have not filed for reelection, filing deadlines have been extended for some local elected offices. The City of Twentynine Palms announced that as a result of the non-filing of incumbent Council member Jay Corbin, the nomination period for filing papers for the Office of Twentynine Palms City Council

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT POSTPONES ASSESSMENT DISTRICT BALLOT

An overflow crowd sat through more than 3 ½ hours of discussion on the Yucca Valley sewer project and assessment district vote at a special meeting held last night by the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that even after all that discussion, not much

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BELLFLOWER MAN HELD IN JOSHUA TREE KIDNAPPING

A Bellflower man is behind bars today, accused of kidnapping his former girlfriend. Sheriff’s press release said Galo Zurita, 35, went to the Valero station in Joshua Tree about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and hit Kayla Smith, 22, pushing her into his car. Zurita drove off with Smith westbound on Highway

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18-YEAR-OLD LANDERS MAN ARRESTED IN RAPE OF 15-YEAR-OLD

A Landers man was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of raping a 15-year-old girl. Sheriff’s investigators say, the girl’s father reported that his daughter had been raped about three weeks ago, and identified the suspect as Johnny Alaniz, 18. Deputy Shauna Ables contacted Alaniz at his home, and obtained evidence to

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YUCCA MESA MAN RESCUED AFTER TRAVEL TRAILER FELL ON HIM

A Yucca Mesa man can thank his lucky stars he is still alive today. County Fire Captain Matt Anderson said a man, identified only as being in his 50s, was working with his father on leveling a travel trailer on Wilhart Drive in Yucca Valley about 12:30 a.m. this morning

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FORMER MARINE BASE ROLE PLAYERS TOLD LAYOFFS ARE PERMANENT

While most of former role players who populated the faux Afghani and Iraqi villages aboard the Marine Base have already been sent home, those layoffs have become final and permanent. Tatitlek Corporation, who at one time had employed more than 2,500 workers at the Villages maintained for pre-deployment training on

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NEARBY DESERT HOT SPRINGS FACING DIS-INCORPORATION

Desert Hot Springs City leaders declared a fiscal emergency Tuesday—Desert Hot Springs’ second in eight months—in order to place general tax measures on the Nov. 4 ballot. The previous fiscal emergency, declared last November, enabled the City Council to reduce employee benefits and holidays, eliminate staff by more than 70

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OFF-ROAD INFORMATIONAL KIOSKS IN LANDERS AND WONDER VALLEY

A cooperative effort between the Bureau of Land Management Barstow office and Community ORV Watch has resulted in guides to Off-Highway Vehicle routes and rules—on the highway. Reporter Dan Stork went to Landers take a look at one of the new displays…

Community member Peggy Kennedy and BLM Barstow

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LOW-COST MICROCHIP, VACCINATIONS AND SPAY AND NEUTER OFFERED

The Animal Action League has released its vaccine and microchip clinic schedule for August. In the Morongo Basin, clinics will be at 62762 Twentynine Palms Highway in Joshua Tree (just west of the dinosaurs) on August 11, 19, 20, and 25, and at 49964 Twentynine Palms Highway in Morongo Valley

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HI-DESERT WATER CALLS SPECIAL MEEETING FOR TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board has called a special meeting for tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said a code of conduct and wastewater project engineering are on the agenda…… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the Board

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