FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS FOR MARCH

The third Monday of March is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Diana Medley 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, March

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JOINING THE MARINES

One career option for young adults is the military. ROP broadcasting student Gunter Morris points the way to Marine Corps information…

Are you a young adult male or female that would like to join the United States Armed Forces? Well the United States Marine Corps is recruiting for young

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COMBINED ROTARY CLUBS FOOD DRIVE TODAY

The Morongo Basin Rotary Clubs will hold a food drive to benefit hungry residents and food banks in the Morongo Basin. Rotarians will be at all Stater Brothers locations in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms from 9 to 5 tomorrow, Saturday, March 14, to collect non-perishable food items or cash

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OPEN HOUSE/RECEPTION AT BOXOHOUSE SATURDAY

An open house and reception are planned today at a unique art destination in Joshua Tree. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to BoxoHouse …

BoxoHouse will hold an open house and reception for its artist-in-residence Saturday afternoon. Olivia Parkes is a British-American artist who works primarily with painting and

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, March 14. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:30 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. Jupiter will be brilliant, and eight first magnitude stars and several of the brightest constellations will stand out in the Milky

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL “FRANK’S LIFE”

Today is the closing of the Yucca Valley High School theater company’s dark comedy, “Frank’s Life.” Reporter Rebecca Havely offers this summary of the production…

High school senior Madison Curtiss directs “Frank’s Life” by Mark Dunn, the play that inspired the film “The Truman Story.” Frank’s entire life has

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ROTARY CARNIVAL TICKETS

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club will be having its annual Rotary Carnival March 26-29 in Luckie Park. Wristband tickets will be sold at Stater Brothers today March 14 from 9am to 5 pm, and also on March 20-22. Wristband tickets can also be purchased at the Parks and Recreation Office,

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YUCCA MESA STRUCTURE FIRE SENDS UP LARGE PLUME OF SMOKE

Yucca Mesa and Joshua Tree firefighters, along with a water tender from Morongo Valley, were called to a structure fire about 6 p.m. Thursday. The 1,200 square-foot triple-wide mobile home was in a remote area on Ducor Avenue, off Security Drive just east of Yucca Mesa Road, on the border

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VEHICLE FIRE SHUTS DOWN OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD

A truck towing a motor home caught on fire on Old Woman Springs in Yucca Valley about 8:45 p.m. last night. The fire shut down the highway at Paxton Road. The California Highway Patrol is investigating.

Photo courtesy of Heather Husty.

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ONE ARREST AFTER A MORONGO VALLEY BURGLARY

A Morongo Valley man was arrested late Monday night after a neighbor saw him burglarizing a home. According to a Sheriff’s report, about noon on Monday, a neighbor in the 11600 block of Rosewood Avenue in Morongo Valley saw a man, later identified as Anthony Canales, 57, climbing over a

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of March 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, March

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COMBINED ROTARY CLUBS FOOD DRIVE TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Rotary Clubs will hold a food drive to benefit hungry residents and food banks in the Morongo Basin. Rotarians will be at all Stater Brothers locations in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms from 9 to 5 tomorrow, Saturday, March 14, to collect non-perishable food items or cash

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FIRE DESTROYS STRUCTURE THURSDAY EVENING

Yucca Mesa and Joshua Tree firefighters, along with a water tender from Morongo Valley, were called to a structure fire about 6 p.m. Thursday. The 1,200 square-foot structure was in a remote area on Ducor Avenue, off Security Drive just east of Yucca Mesa Road, on the border of Yucca

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13 ARRESTED AT MARIJUANA FARMS IN LANDERS AND LUCERNE VALLEY

Thirteen people were arrested at five locations during two days of marijuana raids in Landers and Lucerne Valley this week. On Monday, Sheriff’s deputies and investigators served two search warrants, including one in the 60200 block of Bearing Tree in Landers. There, narcotics detectives seized more than 1,000 marijuana plants

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SHERIFF’S SERGEANTS TALK ABOUT CHALLENGES IN ORV ENFORCEMENT

Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard told the Morongo Basin MAC and those at its Monday night meeting about the off-highway vehicle enforcement program of the Sheriff’s Department. Reporter Dan Stork says that the resources, methods, and challenges facing law enforcement were described…

Sergeant Millard explained that, given that OHV offenses are

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BABY GIRL MAKES EARLY ARRIVAL IN JOSHUA TREE

A baby girl couldn’t wait to make her entrance into the world yesterday. According to County Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, Joshua Tree firefighters were called to the 60100 block of Adobe at 10:18 Wednesday morning for a woman who was delivering a baby, but the woman delivered her first baby

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RANGERS ASK PUBLIC TO REPORT THE GRAFFITI VANDALS

Graffiti vandalism is becoming an ugly scourge in and around our beloved Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp urges residents and visitors to help them by reporting it…

The beauty of Joshua Tree National Park speaks for itself in the vast open views, the wondrous rock piles, the

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STATE TO CONSIDER 0 PERCENT LOAN FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER SYSTEM

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors learned at their special meeting Wednesday night that the district’s application for a no-interest loan from the State Water Resources Control Board is on the state board’s agenda for Tuesday, March 17. The district’s entire management team—along with board directors Roger Mayes, Sarann

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THIRD ARMED ROBBERY IN THREE WEEKS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

We have very limited information about a third business that was robbed at gunpoint in Twentynine Palms in the last three weeks. Sheriff’s detectives are still investigating the armed robbery, which happened at a check cashing business in the 73700 block of 29 Palms Highway, near Adobe Road and the

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OWNER OF YUCCA VALLEY USED CAR DEALERSHIP ARRESTED

The owner of a Yucca Valley consignment car dealership was arrested Monday, accused of embezzling money from his customers. According to Sheriff’s Detective Corey Emon, several customers complained that they consigned vehicles to, or bought vehicles from, Dale Armstrong, of Armstrong Auto Sales, and never received either the money from

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