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REMOTE CONTROL TOYS

Remote control toys are great fun.  Ranger Pam Tripp says that the Desert is not the place for them…

Kids of all ages love to play with toys, and visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are no exception. There are restrictions, however, to what can be used in the park. An...
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HOLIDAY OPERATIONS FOR BUS AND TRASH

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, September 1st  in observance of Labor Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Tuesday, September 2nd.  Burrtec trash pickups normally scheduled for Mondays will be done on Tuesday this week.

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SHATTERED CEILINGS

Only two percent of persons named in our high school history books are women, and very little of our national dramatic literature celebrates their contribution.  Taylor Thacker heralds a limited local run of a play that works at changing that…

Theatre 29 celebrates American women with a touring play called “Shattered...
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THE WAY REVEREND LOU GERHARDT SEES IT

“The Way I See It At 89 Years of Age” is the title of the Rev. Dr. Lou Gerhardt’s nine week seminar beginning Sept.4, at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church.  The free sessions will be held at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the church, which is at the corner of...
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MORONGO BASIN OLD CAR SHOW

Show off your classic car for a good cause. The 19th Annual Morongo Basin Old Car Club Charity Car Show is taking registrations. The car show will be September 20 at the Town Center Mall in Yucca Valley, starting at 9 a.m. This show is open to all makes and models of American and...
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SIGN-UP TIME FOR THE ORCHID FESTIVAL

The Yucca Valley Sunset Rotary Club is now accepting applications from local, non-political, secular, 501(c)3 charities who would like to either have an information booth or a fundraising booth at the Orchid Festival October 4th and 5th.  The is no charge for non-profit booth space, which is limited to the...
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DESERT INSTITUTE OFFERS FAMILY ACTIVITIES

It’s never too early to learn how to handle yourself in the desert.  Reporter Cara Conway surveys course offerings of the Desert Institute designed for families…

Learn the in’s and out’s of the Joshua Tree National Park from the Desert Institute by bringing the whole family to guided activities on tracking,...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS AND VOLLEYBALL

Coming up in high school sports Tuesday, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ tennis team will hold Cathedral City at homE, with first serve at 3:15. The Lady Cat volleyball team will host the Cathedral City Lions at home, starting at 4:30.

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 30. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:00 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs, and dress for unpredictable weather. For more information, call 760-367-7222. Sky’s The Limit Observatory and...
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“39 STEPS” CONTINUES AT THEATRE 29

A veteran director and actor has brought the madcap “The 39 Steps” to Theatre 29. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the hilarious, high-energy comedy is running weekends through September 13…
Theatre 29’s latest production, “The 39 Steps,” a manic mad-cap murderously funny spy caper, is directed by veteran Theatre 29...
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CERT TRAINING IN YUCCA VALLEY

The County Fire Department is offering a free course in Community Emergency Response Team training.  It meets 6-9 pm on Thursday evenings from September 4th to October 18th, at the Yucca Valley Senior Center.  The CERT class consists of 8 modules containing informative sessions that will help you to be...
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PIONEER DAYS ARTWORK SOUGHT

Only a few days remain for planning stages for this year’s Twentynine Palms “Pioneer Days event.” It’s the final call for this year’s Pioneer Days Grand Marshal nominees and button artwork. The public is asked to nominate a community leader and submit artwork. The design should include the phrase “Pioneers...
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HELP NEEDED FOR VETS

Sword of the Lord Ministries, a non-denominational church near Twentynine Palms, is in need of your help. Kevin Fish, founder and military veteran, is on the mission to provide shelter, food, clothing, and even ministry, to the homeless in order to get them back on their feet. A particular need...
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THE MORONGO BASIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY MARKETPLACE

Reporter Taylor Thacker says that, with the end of summer in sight, a Saturday morning Landers fixture is getting back in business…

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is reopening their marketplace on September 6th, from 9am to 1pm. They are back with new treasures that the whole family will enjoy such...
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VACCINATIONS AND MICROCHIPPING CLINICS

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in September 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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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPO REMINDER

September 15 is the last day to submit an entry application for the Second Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition, a judged art show to be held in December at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms. Entries must be inspired by or depict the natural beauty or cultural...
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DESERT INSTITUTE WOMEN'S COURSES

The Desert Institute has course offerings targeted specially for women.  Reporter Cara Conway tells how to find out what suits your needs…

Women of all ages are encouraged to reveal new creativity and personal empowerment while participating in the Desert Institute’s Women’s Courses at the Joshua Tree National Park!   Improve your...
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THEATRE 29 TO ANNOUNCE 2015 SEASON

A special Tri-Chamber mixer event, hosted by the Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms, and Joshua Tree Chambers of Commerce, will feature the announcement of the 2015 Theatre 29 season of live theater offerings.  It will take place at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center  in Joshua Tree from 5:00pm until 7:00pm Wednesday,...
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TASTE OF MORONGO

The 7th Annual Taste of Morongo will be held on Saturday, September 13, from 6 to 8 pm at the Bell Center on the Copper Mountain College campus.  The cost is $20 per person.  Participating Restaurants Include: Applebee’s, Bruce’s Place, Gonzo Taco’s, J.T. Saloon, Las Palmas, Louisiana Fish & Chicken,...
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BROKEN POWER LINE CAUSES POWER OUTAGE ON THE MESA

A power line on the mesa broke yesterday evening, causing a power outage for eight to 10 hours from Yucca Valley to Pioneertown. According to County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard, the line broke on Alta Avenue, north of Aberdeen Drive, about 5:30 p.m. About five or six small fires were...
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