EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING CLASSES OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Classes are now being offered on how to help you neighbors in the case of an emergency or disaster. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us more about the Community Emergency Response Team training…

If an earthquake, flash flood, fire, or other disaster was to hit the High Desert, would you

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ICONIC BEVERLY DOOLITTLE HOME IN JOSHUA TREE FOR SALE

The spectacular iconic home of artist Beverly Doolittle and her husband Jay Doolittle in Joshua Tree home has gone on sale. Today’s Desert Sun newspaper says, “The 10-acre Doolittle estate is a rare study of organic architecture, offering a unique peek into the creative partnership between its owners and the

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SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES AT YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION

Want to learn how to defend yourself? Yucca Valley recreation is offering a self-defense class. Reporter Taylor Thacker has the details…

Learn some defense techniques at a self-defense class in Yucca Valley. On February, 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, a class for ages 14 and older will be held

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FOUR-ROTARY CLUB FOOD DRIVE SET FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

The four Rotary clubs of the Morongo Basin have partnered together for the first annual Morongo Basin Meals Food Drive on Valentine’s Day. The drive is to collect thousands of pounds of food for local area food banks and organizations to help feed our needy in the Morongo Basin and

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE VANESSA VALLE

The 2014 Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant is this Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Tickets are available at the door. Today we meet Miss Yucca Valley candidate Vanessa Valle…

Today we visit with Vanessa Valle, a junior at Yucca Valley and candidate for Miss Yucca

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The 29 Palms High School boy’s Wildcat basketball team continued De Anza league play Wednesday night in Big Bear. Coach Michael Schneider said with two members stricken with flu-like symptoms, the game was a defensive battle in the first half, with the wildcats holding a 21-16 lead at intermission. With

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AN ARREST IN A TWENTYNINE PALMS MURDER

A Twentynine Palms man has been arrested in the shooting death of another Twentynine Palms man Monday night. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies responded to a call of shots fired at an apartment in the 6300 block of Palm View Avenue at 9:43 p.m. When they arrived, they

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AN ARREST IN A YUCCA VALLEY BANK ROBBERY

A Joshua Tree woman has been arrested after a bank robbery Monday in Yucca Valley. Sheriff’s Detective Corey Emon said Monday afternoon, a woman, now identified as Darcy Landrum, 61, of Joshua Tree, walked into the U.S. Bank on 29 Palms Highway and handed the bank teller a note that

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 1 OF 3: A DIFFERENT INVOCATION, SCIENCE CAMP, AND GRANTS

The Twentynine Palms City Council licked the plate of its very full agenda clean, but it took it until 10:20 pm to do it. Dan Stork breaks his report on the meeting into three parts. Today in part 1: A very different invocation, a residential science camp, and Community Development

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MAIL THEFT BECOMING A SERIOUS PROBLEM LOCALLY

The Morongo Basin has experienced a high number of mail thefts in the past few months. Thieves have been stealing mail out of individual mail boxes, out of blue mail collection boxes at post offices, and out of community mail boxes in various neighborhoods around the Morongo Basin, and opening

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY VOTES TO TAKE OVER COUNTY WATER SERVICE

Much to the delight of those in attendance, the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency last night approved an effort to take over the County operated water service in the Landers area. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report…..

Applause erupted from the standing-room-only crowd after last night’s 5–0

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PAUL HOFFMAN RESIGNS FROM THE HOSPITAL BOARD

Hi-Desert Medical Center announced the resignation yesterday of Paul Hoffman from the hospital’s Board of Directors. His current term expires in December 2016.

In his letter of resignation, Hoffman wrote: “I am grateful for having had the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors of this fine organization

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CHP TO OFFER SENIOR DRIVING CLASSES

The local CHP office is offering free driving classes for drivers over 65 years old in both Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker has the days and dates and how to register…

Morongo Basin area drivers age 65 and older are invited to attend one of the upcoming

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NEW TWENTYNINE PALMS STREET FAIR AND CAR SHOW DAY, DATE, AND LOCATION

The 14th Annual Twentynine Palms Street Fair and Car Show will be held on a new day, date, and location this year. The original event was first started by Z107.7 Radio, Vickie Waite with her Sunrunner magazine, and Mike Collins of Collins Computer Innovations. The show, held on the highway

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YOU’RE INVITED, THE JOSHUA TREE ROTARY CLUB SUPERBOWL PARTY

The Joshua Tree Rotary Club is holding its 27th annual Super Bowl Party at Copper Mountain College. Watch the Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the college campus with an all-you-can-eat super buffet. The doors open at 2 p.m.; kick-off is 3:25. Tickets are $25 each

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LEARN ABOUT “THE SCIENCE OF THE SEASONS” AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Not to be confused with “phrenology,” the pseudo-science of analyzing a person by feeling the bumps on his head, “phenology” is the science of seasonal biological changes, in relation to climate. Dan Stork tells how you can learn to become a “citizen scientist” in this specialty…

Explore phenology, “the science

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MORONGO VALLEY ART GALLERY OPENS NEW GIFT SHOP AND GALLERY SATURDAY

The Morongo Valley Art Colony will hold the ribbon cutting and grand opening of its new gift shop and gallery Saturday, February 1, in the Morongo Valley Community Center in Covington Park. The gift shop will feature all original art created by its members, including books, gifts, cards, crafts, photography,

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PARKING LOT SALE AT UNITED METHODIST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will be holding a Parking Lot Sale on February 1, from 9 am to noon at the church. Many children’s toys, household goods, etc. will be out for sale. The public is invited to join us in selling their merchandise. A suggested donation

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE ROSIE PAULINO

Don’t forget to get your tickets from a Yucca Valley Rotary Club member for this Saturday’s Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant. Today, Managing Editor Tami Roleff introduces us to candidate Rosie Paulino…

Today we visit with Rosie Paulino, a junior at Yucca Valley and candidate for Miss Yucca Valley. Hi

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SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORS MEET TOMORROW

The Community Advisory Committee of the Special Education Local Plan Area for Morongo Unified School District will meet at noon Thursday at the new Joshua Tree Elementary School. Lorraine Loros from Pacific Clinics will present the topic, “How to Play.” Teachers, parents, school staff, and community members are invited to

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