BEE AWARE IN THE DESERT

As the weather warm, the desert and its creatures begin to change as they prepare for the summer heat. Joshua Tree National park Ranger Pam Tripp has tips on avoiding some of the more bothersome…

As the temperature rises and natural water sources dry up, many desert animals suffer from

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NAVY AND MARINES ANNOUNCE NEW WOMEN-ORIENTED CAMPAIGN

Fair fitness standards, less online training, more educational opportunities and a better balance of work and family life. Those hot-button issues for sailors and Marines are now at the forefront of a new campaign by the Navy’s top civilian to boost quality of life and recruit more women into the

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LOCAL AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING AT 29 PALMS INN

Two local authors showcase their latest works today. Reporter Diana Medley tells about the signing…

The 29 Palms Inn will hold a book signing for two authors today. Mari Collier of Twentynine Palms and Carmen Mendoza, a graduate of Twentynine Palms High School who currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado,

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LOCAL REPUBLICANS MEET MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Republicans will meet Monday, May 18, at 9:30 AM at the Evangelical Free Church, 6804 Mohawk Trail, Yucca Valley. Light Refreshments will be served. Guest speakers are Superintendent of Morongo Unified School District, Tom Baumgarten, Hi Desert Water District Director Sarann Graham, Twentynine Palms City Manager Frank

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FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS MONDAY

The third Monday of May is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff 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,

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SATURN’S ON VIEW AT SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, May 16. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:45 p.m. and end about 1:30 a.m. Saturn is as bright as it will be year and five or six of its moons will be visible. Bring water,

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YVHS BAND IN JAZZ CONCERT

It’s an evening of jazz at the Yucca Valley High School Saturday, May 16. The high school band will play different types of jazz music in the multi-purpose room. The event includes a dinner of pulled pork or chicken sandwiches. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dinner and the concert start

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HI-DESERT CHORUS SPRING CONCERTS

The Hi-Desert Chorus will holds its two spring concerts this weekend – May 16 and 17 in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. The doors open at 2, with the concert starting at 2:30. Directed by Jeff Lantz, the concert will feature old favorites, as well as

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DESSERT SOIREE

The sweetest event in the desert, the 13th Annual Dessert Soiree, is tonight, with fabulous food, wine, and auctions. The highlight of the tonight’s evening will be the popular $1,000 Deal or No Deal game, will be expanded to include an auction of four of the

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DEATH CAFE AT YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER

The Death Café is back. Reporter Sara Snyder tells where to go for a lively discussion…

The Transition Joshua Tree Heart and Soul Team invites the public to the Death Café. At Death Cafes, people drink coffee, eat cake, and discuss death. The aim is to increase awareness of

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN GETS LIFE FOR RAPE OF 12-YEAR-OLD

A 35-year-old Yucca Valley man was sentenced to life without parole on Wednesday for the rape of a 12-year-old Claremont girl last year. Joseph Davall broke into the girl’s home in March 2014 and sexually assaulted her in her bed while she was home alone. When he left, he took

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RIDER HURT IN DIRT BIKE VERSUS SUV CRASH

We have limited information about a dirt bike rider was injured Thursday when he was struck by an SUV on Old Woman Springs Road in Yucca Valley. Shortly before 5:30, the unidentified dirt biker rider was crossing Old Woman Springs Road near Sunnyslope when he was hit by a man

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ANOTHER IRS TAX SCAM

Now that the end of tax season is here, federal officials are warning about scammers posing as IRS agents. The IRS imposter scam tops the list of tax scams to be on the lookout for this year, according to law enforcement officials. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives tips on how

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MOVER ARRESTED

An employee of a moving company was arrested Thursday, accused of stealing from the customer he was packing for a move. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a residence on Copper Drive on board the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms about 10:30 Thursday morning. A supervisor at

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COLLEGE APPROVES $162,000 PRESIDENT/SUPERINTENDANT CONTRACT

The Copper Mountain College board met in three sessions yesterday: a regular session, a joint session with the Morongo Unified School Board, and a closed session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files reports on both public sessions. In his first report Lipsitz says a formal contract was made with

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YUCCA VALLEY VOTERS PASS SEWER ASSESSMENT BY LARGE MARGIN

Prior to the opening of the ballots for the formation of an assessment district for the Yucca Valley sewer project, the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors held a public hearing yesterday morning, in which residents could ask questions about the assessment district. Most of the comments made by residents

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YUCCA VALLEY MARINE SAFE, HELPING VICTIMS OF NEPAL EARTHQUAKES

A Marine from Yucca Valley is in Nepal helping with the humanitarian aid following two major earthquakes there in the last two weeks. Sergeant Juan Alcaraz is a crew chief assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, which is based at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside. The squadron is part

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DRUG AND NEEDLE DROP-OFF AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER SATURDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used needles. The event takes place Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to noon in front of the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. Drugs and used needles are a contamination and

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DEATH CAFÉ AT YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER

The Death Café is back. Reporter Dan Stork tells where to go for a lively discussion…

The Transition Joshua Tree Heart and Soul team invites the public to the Death Café. At Death Cafés, people drink coffee, eat cake, and discuss death. The aim is to increase awareness of death

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ONE INJURY IN ROLLOVER CRASH ON LEAR AVENUE

A man suffered moderate injuries yesterday when his truck rolled over following a collision in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, a 2015 Chevy Silverado and a 1998 Nissan Frontier pick-up truck—registered to Steven Finley of Joshua Tree—were both traveling northbound on Lear Avenue about 3:40 p.m. Yost

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