YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

Teenagers have an opportunity to perform a valuable public service while enjoying being outdoors in Joshua Tree National Park. Ranger Pam Tripp tells how to become part of the Youth Conservation Corps…

This summer, Joshua Tree National Park will sponsor an eight-week, Youth Conservation Corps program. Youths between the ages

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FABULOUS DIVAS OF HOLLYWOOD AT THEATRE 29

Tickets are now available for a special limited engagement at Theatre 29. Assignment reporter Sara Snyder has more on “The Fabulous Divas of Hollywood”…

The creative team behind the hit off-Broadway musical, “Fabulous Divas of Broadway,” is at again, bringing the “Fabulous Divas of Hollywood” to Theatre 29 for two

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3RD ANNUAL WOOF WALK READY TO GO

The Morongo Basin Humane Society’s annual Woof Walk is set for April 12, 2014 from 9:30-2:00 at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown. The person who brings in the most pledge money at the walk will win $500. Participants with $250 in pledges are eligible to win a 1968 fully restored

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OASIS 5TH-GRADER RAISING FUNDS FOR PEOPLE TO PEOPLE PROGRAM

A local 5thgrader has a great opportunity to learn about international cooperation in Europe. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says Pearl Burch is raising money for her trip…

Pearl Burch, a fifth-grader at Oasis Elementary School in Twentynine Palms, was selected to attend the People to People Student Ambassador Program as

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CACTUS SEWABLE QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet Monday in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30, meeting begins promptly at 1 p.m. Guests are welcome. They will have a table with the boutique items that didn’t sell at their quilt show, all at half price.

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HILLTOPPERS MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS WEEKEND

The 40th Annual Hilltoppers off-road motorcycle Grand Prix is today and tomorrow, at the Twentynine Palms Motorsports Arena, east of the city off Highway 62 on Mojave Road. This grand prix is an AMA-sanctioned event and part of the GPR Big Six Grand Prix Series. The race attracts hundreds of

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RELAY FOR LIFE THIS WEEKEND

The annual “Relay for Life” event, benefiting the American Cancer Society, is set for this weekend. Assignment reporter Diana Jones has more…

Hundreds of local residents will join the fight against cancer this weekend in the Morongo Basin’s Relay for Life event held by the American Cancer Society. The annual

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

The Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival has been celebrating the inspiration of nature for 20 years. Over thirty local and regional artists will be on hand this weekend at the festival to show and sell their work, sharing their personal interpretation of Joshua Tree National Park and the desert

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DESERT CHIC PARTY TO BENEFIT TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Tickets are still available for the Desert Chic Wine and Cheese Social this Saturday night, April 5, sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society at the historic home of Bill and Prudie Underhill, Broadview Hacienda. This fundraiser, besides teaching you a little about pairing wine and cheese, will support the

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY FIELD TRIP AND MARKETPLACE

The Morongo Basin Historical Society has two events going on today. During the day the Society’s Museum Marketplace in Lander has goodies for your garden, from vermi-compost to vegetable seedlings, as well as collectibles and treasures at the vendors’ tables. The cement portico has been poured, so all vendors will

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CHP ENFORCING “ZERO TOLERANCE” FOR DISTRACTED DRIVERS IN APRIL

The California Highway Patrol will be enforcing “zero tolerance” during April for Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted driving is any activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from the primary task of driving. Several common distracted driving practices include using handheld wireless phones, iPods, and GPS; anything that causes drivers

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POSTER CONTEST FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

The Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services is holding a poster contest to create awareness of Sexual Assault Awareness Month during April. All high school and junior high school students are encourage to enter. Art can be in any medium, but must be done on poster board provided by Morongo Basin

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CONGRESSMAN COOK INTRODUCES JOHNSON VALLEY OHV AREA BILL

To punctuate the preservation of the Johnson Valley area for off-roading, our local congressman has invented a new distinction, and seeks to have it codified by legislation. Reporter Dan Stork explains… Rep. Paul Cook has introduced legislation to designate the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area as a National Off-Highway

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN HELD FOR FELONY SPOUSAL ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman who was angry about texts from another woman on her husband’s phone was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, Shemely Diaz, 21, of the 8300 block of Emerson Court on board the Marine base, started arguing with her

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TWO ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY IN A CAR STOLEN FROM MORONGO VALLEY

Two people were arrested late Wednesday night after they were found in a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, a records check of a vehicle sitting in a driveway in the 58500 block of Paxton Outer Highway in Yucca Valley about 8:40 a.m. showed the vehicle had been reported

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HILLTOPPERS MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS WEEKEND

The 40th Annual Hilltoppers off-road motorcycle Grand Prix is this weekend, April 5 and 6, at the Twentynine Palms Motorsports Arena, east of the city off Highway 62 on Mojave Road. This grand prix is an AMA-sanctioned event and part of the GPR Big Six Grand Prix Series. The race

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REPORT OF SMOKE RESULTS IN DRUG ARREST

A call to the fire department about smoke at a Yucca Valley apartment Tuesday morning sent a man to jail on allegations of drug possession. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, a neighbor called 911 at 11:45 a.m. to report smoke coming from an apartment in the 7400 block of

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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT THE ARREST WARRANT SCAM

Scam artists are still luring trusting area residents into parting with their hard-earned money. Sheriff’s Service Specialist Anita Northcutt says beware of the “Arrest Warrant” scam…..

In this scam, con artists are taking advantage of technology that can change whatever is visible on Caller ID, and allow the to pose

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER LOOKING FOR AWARD NOMINATIONS

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will honor outstanding citizens of the Morongo Basin during its annual installation dinner and awards ceremony in July. Nominations are being accepted for Yucca Valley Chamber Member of the Year; Business of the Year; Boss of the Year; Unsung Hero of the Year; and

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS ENTERTAINERS SOUGHT

Entertainers young and old, large and small are being sought for this year’s “Grubstake Days Community Fair.” The event is set for Saturday, May 24, at the Hi-Desert Boys and Girls Club and Boehm Youth Park grounds on Little League Drive in Yucca Valley. The outside booths and entertainment area

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