YUCCA VALLEY RECALL PETITIONS APPROVED, SIGNATURE GATHERING STARTS

The effort to recall two members of the Yucca Valley Town Council got a green light on Wednesday to start gathering signatures. Proponents now have until Tuesday, September 10th to collect 2,461 signatures, 25% of the town’s registered voters. If successful, a special election to recall council members George Huntington

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DOG REUNITES WITH OWNER AFTER 6 MONTHS

Amanda Hernandez had almost given up hope of finding her lost dog, Misty, who had been missing for nearly six months. Hernandez and her three dogs had moved from Morongo Valley to the Western Hills area of Yucca Valley last year, but shortly after the move, Misty dug out from

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SHERIFF’S DUI/DRIVER’S LICENSE CHECKPOINT IN 29 PALMS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Police Department will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint tonight. Officers will be stopping drivers at an undisclosed location in Twentynine Palms between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. Drivers will be checked for signs of alcohol or drug impairment, as well as for proper licensing

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JOSHUA TREE GAY PRIDE FESTIVAL TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin marks National Gay Pride Month tomorrow with the fifth annual Joshua Tree Gay Pride Festival at the Art Queen Complex in Joshua Tree. Billed as an art and music festival for the whole family, this year’s theme is “A Celebration of Progress” to acknowledge the growing understanding

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SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING FOR CHRISTINE PROUDFOOT

Christine Proudfoot passed away on Monday. Christine first came to Twentynine Palms in 1961. She was married to Max, a retired Marine, for 60 years, has six sons and six grandchildren. A musician and teacher for most of her life, Christine Proudfoot was a very active member of the Friends

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“SIMPLICITY” OPEN HOUSE AT BOXOHOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

An Art event in Joshua Tree this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you to the “Simplicity” open house at BoxoHOUSE…… The public is invited to an open house for artist in residence Megan Evans this Saturday, June 15th from 2 to 5 p.m. Evans will be showing work in progress

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FREE MOVIE IN THE PARK SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

This Saturday, June 15th, the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District will be hosting their “Movies in the Park” program. A family friendly movie will be shown around 8:15 p.m., after it gets dark, out on the ball field lawn in Sunburst Park. The public is encouraged to bring their

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OLD SCHOOL HOUSE LECTURE TOMORROW

The Mojave Desert has a rich history of mining and ranching. The Old Schoolhouse lecture for Friday, will feature archeologist Bob Bryson, who is the current Chief of Resource Management at Mojave National Preserve. Bryson has inventoried and evaluated the significance of all the ranching artifacts, and is in the

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TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR REACH OUT’S 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Reach Out Morongo Basin announced that The Luminators, Mark Ross on mandolin and Paul Gerkin on guitar, will be performing at their 15th Anniversary Celebration this Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center Friendship Hall. Tickets for the event are $30 per person, $50 per

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“PROGRESSION OF AN ARTIST” AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will host a unique art event tomorrow evening. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to the “Progression of an Artist”… Experience the rustic view of our beautiful desert landscape through the eyes of a local artist named Michael. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will present a new temporary

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YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL CONTROL HOURS SHORTENED FOR THIS WEEKEND

Yucca Valley Animal Care and Control will open shortened hours from noon to 3 p.m. this Saturday only. Regular Animal Shelter hours will resume Tuesday. If you are missing a pet or want to reclaim your impounded animal, call the shelter at 760-365-3111 and leave a message with your name,

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OPPONENTS OF JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL MEET SATURDAY

The opponents of a Dollar General store in Joshua Tree have called a community meeting for this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Joshua Tree Community Center to discuss the options in going forward with regard to opposing the store now that the San Bernardino County Board of

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AUDITIONS FOR SPAMALOT SUNDAY AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 will hold open auditions this Sunday for the over-the-top comedy musical, “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the casting call….. Director Kathryn Ferguson and Theatre 29 have set auditions for the fall production of the musical, “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” This “silly-as-you-like-it” Broadway smash is a farcical

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COUNTY APPROVES $4.4 BILLION BUDGET, HALTS COMMERCIAL SOLAR

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved a balanced $4.4 billion budget and adopted an ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium on solar-energy projects. The 2013-14 fiscal year budget includes an increase of $151.1 million in the general fund, a portion of which will be used to cover retirement

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER GETS RADIOLOGY ACCREDITATION

Hi-Desert Medical Center has received a specialized radiology accreditation. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…… Following a recent review by the American College of Radiology, the Hi-Desert Medical Center has been awarded a three-year accreditation in computed tomography. Computed tomography scanning, or CAT scanning, is a noninvasive test that helps physicians diagnose

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HATHAWAY FIRE GROWS, SMOKE ADVISORY ISSUED FOR WEST END

With the Nearby Hathaway fire continuing to grow, the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District has issued an Smoke Advisory for Yucca Valley, Morongo Valley and surrounding communities. Smoke from the Hathaway wildfire currently burning near the Morongo Indian Reservation in Riverside County could impact air quality in these

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NATIONAL AWARD FOR LOCAL MOTORCYCLE BUSINESS

Hutchins Motor Sports in Yucca Valley has been named a Pro Yamaha Motorsports Dealer for the second period of 2012. Pro Yamaha dealers are tested on three basic customer satisfaction factors: sales experience, service experience, and ownership experience. Hutchins Motor Sports ranked among the highest of more than 1,200 dealers

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DISCOVER THE ANCIENTS AT THE BIG MORONGO PRESERVE FRIDAY

A fascinating presentation is set for Friday at the Big Morongo Preserve in Morongo Valley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to “Discover the Ancients”… The giant redwoods of northern California aren’t the only plants that live incredibly long lives. Lots of plants in the desert live long and prosper

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FRIENDS OF 29 PALMS LIBRARY SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING SATURDAY

The public is invited to the Friends of the Twentynine Palms Branch Library’s bi-annual general membership meeting. The meeting will be held at the Twentynine Palms Branch Library, 6078 Adobe Road, Saturday, June 15, at 11 a.m. Current and new members will learn more about the Friend’s future plans as

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JOSHUA TREE RECREATION SEEKING VOTES AND HELP WITH VANDALIZED MURAL

Joshua Tree Recreation and Parks District is soliciting assistance in reinstallation of the mural damaged by vandals months ago. Local artists have turned in a total of four submissions. Please vote for the proposal you would like to see realized at our park. You may vote through the Joshua Tree

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