FIRE CAUSES MINOR DAMAGE TO MORONGO VALLEY HOME SUNDAY

A Morongo Valley home suffered minor damage in a fire Sunday morning. According to Morongo Valley Fire Captain Andrew Arthen, a passer-by called at 8:19 a.m. to report a debris fire off Warren Martin. When Morongo Valley and CalFire firefighters arrived, they found smoke coming out of the front door

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FIREFIGHTERS HOLD RESCUE DRILL LAST WEEK

Last Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, nearly two dozen fire fighters from San Bernardino County, the Combat Center, CalFire, and Morongo Valley gathered behind the old Walmart building in Yucca Valley to practice how to rescue a fire fighter who’s fallen through a roof. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS SMOKING CESSATION CLASSES

Want to quit smoking? You should. Been trying to quit smoking, but need some help? The Hi-Desert Medical Center is offering free smoking cessation classes starting Thursday. Z107-7 assignment reporter Caitlin Logan tells you how to sign up… Hi-Desert Medical Center will offer a six-week smoking cessation program facilitated by

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VETERANS COUNSELOR AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to Veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, Calif., in the Office

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SPECIAL RUN PLAY AT THEATRE 29 HIGHLIGHTS CONTRIBUTIONS OF WOMEN

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. Reporter Dan Stork heralds a limited local run of a play that works at changing that… On September 26 and 27, at 7 pm, Theatre

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GEM AND MINERAL SHOW COMING TO JOSHUA TREE OCTOBER 1

The 39th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Craft show is coming to the Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree. The show runs from Wednesday, October 1, through Sunday, October 5, with doors opening at 9 a.m. daily. More than 60 vendors will offer rough and polished gems, jewelry, beads, gifts, minerals, geodes,

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19TH ANNUAL ORCHID SHOW OFFERS ORCHID CLASSES

Even though the 19th Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival, sponsored in part by Z107.7, is almost three weeks away, it is already time to sign up for the very popular orchid classes. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details… The 19th Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival is being held on October 4

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STARTING PARENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM WEDNESDAY

Yucca Valley High School is sponsoring a new program for parents of students at the school. Parents are a child’s most influential teacher, and a positive relationship between parents and their children’s schools can enhance the success of students. The Parent Ambassador Program will help parents establish a working relationship

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CHP START SMART CLASS TOMORROW

New drivers are urged to take part in the California Highway Patrol’s “Start Smart” classes. Managing editor Tami Roleff says one will be held tomorrow… The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another free Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: FOOTBALL SCORES, SCHEDULES

The Yucca valley High School Varsity Trojan football team lost against Indio Friday night, 43-13. Coach Andrew Amosa said the team racked up over 350 yards on offense, improving each week they have played. The offense line played great and helped Creston Cole rush for 184 yards. Tommy Gieger had

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NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY COMING AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Celebrate 50 years of the Wilderness Act by volunteering at your national park on National Public Lands Day. Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp tells us how you can help, and when…

“Helping Hands for America’s Lands.” This slogan describes our nation’s celebration of National Public Lands Day on

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION TOMORROW

The third Monday of September 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, September

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL POTATO BAR MONDAY

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ volleyball team will hold a potato bar dinner Monday, September 15, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. An auction will be held are a variety of decadent desserts. The potato dinner and auction will be held in the high school gym, at 7600 Sage Avenue

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MONDAY IS DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPO

A reminder to the local Morongo Basin Art Community that this Monday is the deadline for submissions to the Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo. Reporter Diana Jones has details…

September 15 is the last day to submit an entry application for the Second Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art

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ST. JOSEPH PLAYERS FUND-RAISING BARBECUE TONIGHT

Yucca Valley’s St. Joseph’s players, now in rehearsal for “Brighton Beach Memoirs” will serve up some good food as a fund-raiser tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik gets out the napkins…

On Saturday, September 13, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. the cast of “Brighton Beach Memoirs” will serve a BBQ Dinner to

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7TH ANNUAL “TASTE OF MORONGO” TONIGHT

The 7th annual “Taste of Morongo,” where attendees can sample dishes from a dozen local restaurants, is tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her knife and fork…

Joshua Tree Rotary Club presents the 7th Annual Taste of Morongo on Saturday, September 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event takes

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SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH TONIGHT

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church Saturday, tonight, at 7 p.m. Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road. For more information, call Bob Pilgrim at 760-367-9429.

LAST WEEKEND TO SEE “THE 39 STEPS” AT THEATRE 29

This is the last weekend to see the hilarious, fast-paced, manic comedy/mystery “The 39 Steps” at Theatre 29. The hit show, which has been convulsing local audiences with laughter, will end a five-week run tonight at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 to $12 and are available on the Theatre 29

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STAR PARTY TONIGHT AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party tonight. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:30 p.m. and end about 11 p.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 Nature Center

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