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A UNIQUE DESERT OASIS COMES TO LIFE IN JOHNSON VALLEY

A unique garden is coming to life in the desert of Johnson Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on the “Paul Hook Desert Dreams Garden”…
In Johnson Valley, a once sandy five-acre slope adjacent to the Johnson Valley Improvement Association Community Center on Quail Bush Road is being transformed into...
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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, July 28, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44...
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KNOW THE SIGNS OF HEAT STRESS

Heat waves are common in the Morongo Basin and heat stress injuries are ever present. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to spot the signs of heat stress…
Long exposure to high heat can result in heat stress some warning signs of a person suffering from heat stress include: profuse...
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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFER LO-COST VACCINE AND MICROCHIP SERVICE

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 spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you...
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HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS OFFERED COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

This year, the University of California application and the Common Application computer window will open early, on August 1, for students to begin to apply to colleges. Reporter Dan Stork says that Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools will hold workshops to help students get a jump on the...
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STUDENT ART DUE AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY TODAY

Attention student artists: submissions are due today for the 29 Palms Art Gallery annual youth art show. The youth art show will be held Friday, July 31, through Sunday, August 23, at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. This is open for youth between the ages of 5 and 17. Bring...
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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY HOLDING DROUGHT INFORMATION SESSION

Find out more about the short term and long term affects of the California drought. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the informational session is in Apple Valley tomorrow…
The Mojave Water Agency will hold an informational session about the drought, landscaping, and water restrictions. The session, “Putting Your Landscape on...
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YUCCA MESA ASSOCIATION HOSTS TRIP TO WHITEWATER TOMORROW

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is hosting a trip to Whitewater Tuesday, July 28. Meet at the Yucca Mesa Community Center at 9 a.m. and the Kickapoo Park and Ride in Yucca Valley at 9:30. Cost is a $5 donation for members, $10 for non-members. To sign up, call Dion...
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MONSOON SEASON

If we didn’t know it before, we know it now:  summer rain in the desert can be fierce.  Ranger Pam Tripp tells about the benefits of the monsoons, and passes along water-wise tips…

The word “monsoon” refers to a weather system that often brings storms with moisture to the dry, hot,...
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YVHS COLOR GUARD AND MARCHING BAND CAR WASH

The Yucca Valley High School color guard and marching band will hold a car wash Saturday, August 1 from 8 to 2. The car wash will be held in the parking lot of the Hi-Desert Star on the highway in Yucca Valley. Cars are $5 and $10 for oversized vehicles....
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FAMILY FUN DAY AT NATURE MUSEUM

Spend a day on the farm and enjoy farm country games and activities!. Come enjoy a petting zoo, face painting, scarecrow contest, crafts, sack races, hay rides and much more.  The free family fun day is set for Saturday, August 1, from 10 to 3 at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum...
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CATAPALOOZA AT THE YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER

The Yucca Valley animal shelter is holding a “Catapalooza” through July 31. The adoption fee for all cats and kittens has been lowered to $20 during July. The animal shelter, located at 4755 Malin Way, is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5. For directions or information, call 760-365-3111.

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QUILT RAFFLE BENEFITS NO-KILL SHELTER

A quilt is being raffled to benefit the Morongo Basin’s only no-kill animal shelter. Tickets for the puppy-themed quilt are $1 each, six for $5, or 30 for $20, and are available at the animal shelter located at 4646 Sun View Road in the Sun Fair area of Joshua Tree,...
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AVOID TELEMARKET PHONE CALL FRAUD

Fraudulent attempts by telemarketers to scam you out of some cash are ever increasing.  Reporter Rebecca Havely has some tips to keep you from being their next victim…

If you receive a call from someone wanting to sell you something or give you something that sounds too good to be true,...
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THE WISEGUYS AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT

The Yucca Valley Summer Concert series continues this Saturday night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you to hear the big band sounds of the Wiseguys…

Yucca Valley’s free Summer Music Festival continues this Saturday, July 25, with the Wiseguys Big Band Machine. From swing to swank, the Wiseguys Big Band Machine is...
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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Sunday, July 26, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 10 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone marrow...
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TELESCOPE WORKSHOP AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Need some help repairing or setting up that telescope that has been sitting in your closet? Reporter Rebecca Havely says bring it to Sky’s the Limit tonight…

Would be astronomers, dust off your old telescope and join the Sky’s the Limit telescope workshop on Saturday, July 25, from 8:30 p.m. till...
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SHERIFF'S LOG: CRASHES, ROAD RAGE, STRONG-ARM ROBBERY

BICYCLIST COLLIDES WITH CAR

A bicyclist escaped injury when he was hit by a car Thursday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man identified only as “Minjarez” was riding his bicycle west on 29 Palms Highway near Elk Trail about 1:45 p.m. when a driver, identified only as...
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YMIA ACTIVITIES: WHITEWATER TRIP AND CRIME WATCH MEETING

YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION WHITEWATER TRIP

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is hosting a trip to Whitewater Tuesday, July 28. Meet at the Yucca Mesa Community Center at 9 a.m. and the Kickapoo Park and Ride in Yucca Valley at 9:30. Cost is a $5 donation for members, $10 for...
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PAUL COOK’S BILL AGAINST NATIONAL PARK VANDALISM

Rep. Paul Cook introduced HR 3176, the Protecting Our National Parks Act. This bill will punish those who vandalize National Parks and other National Park Service land. In recent years, vandalism has grown at our national parks, destroying ancient Native American petroglyphs, defacing boulders and other natural structures with graffiti,...
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