MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A motorcyclist was injured during a single-vehicle crash inside Joshua Tree National Park Sunday morning. About 11:20, Twentynine Palms fire fighters were called to the crash south of the cholla cactus garden. According to Lane McGivern of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department, it took rescue personnel about 30 minutes to

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NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCE OPEN HOUSE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE SATURDAY

The Nursing and Health Services program at Copper Mountain College will hold an open house this Saturday. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has your invitation….. The Health Sciences and Nursing Department of Copper Mountain College will be hosting an Open House on February 28, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in

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COUNCIL ON AGING MEETS THURSDAY

The Regional Council on Aging will meet this Thursday, February 26, at 1 P.M. in the Yucca Valley Nutrition Center, with speakers, David Wilder and Kathleen “Kitty” Mesler. Mesler is the senior senator to the California Legislature in Sacramento. Wilder is a professional appointee by the Board of Supervisors and

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REACH-OUT TO BENEFIT FROM FRIDAY OPENING NIGHT AT THEATRE 29

The opening night gala for “Urinetown the Musical” will benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin, the neighbors-helping-neighbors organization. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with all the information… The opening night gala of “Urinetown the Musical” is set for Friday, February 27. Arrive at 6 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres and to bid on

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TAY CENTER OFFERS SERVICES FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Pacific Clinic’s TAY Center offers young adults a safe and comfortable place to define and accomplish their life goals. Clients can come to the TAY Center to meet their basic needs such as a meal, shower, laundry, enrichment groups, job training, housing referrals, and a place to meet new people.

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BOXOHOUSE FEATURING OLD WESTERN MOVIES STARTING TONIGHT

Examining the myths of the Old West starts with a look at Old time Western movies. BoxoHouse will be screening those films, starting tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to bring the popcorn… BoxoHouse will host a series of movie screenings of old Westerns in conjunction with an

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HOPE ACADEMY ART AUCTION TOMORROW

Hope Academy will hold its second annual student art auction Tuesday, February 24. Registration begins at 6; bidding begins at 6:30. Trinkets and other art pieces will be available for purchase as well. Hope Academy is located in the Town Center Mall on the highway in Yucca Valley. For more

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JOSHUA TREE LOCAL FOOD PROGRAM RAISING FUNDS

Locally grown food and helping local families: that’s the dual objective of the Joshua Tree Local Food Program. Reporter Dan Stork says that two organizations are jointly sponsoring a fundraiser for the program… Transition Joshua Tree and the Community United Methodist Church of Joshua Tree want to provide organic food

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CIF PLAYOFF WINS FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS, JOSHUA SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Saturday night, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball team won their second round playoff game against Flintridge Sacred Heart from Pasadena, 55-50. Coach Tim Stanford said the ’Cats came out playing outstanding defense in the first quarter, holding the Tologs to 6 points. A furious second quarter left the

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NEW “EVERY KID IN A PARK” INITIATIVE WILL IMPACT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Starting this fall, fourth graders and their families can visit Joshua Tree National Park–and any of the other national park–for free. President Barack Obama unveiled his Every Kid in a Park initiative yesterday in an effort to get more young people out into the great outdoors. All fourth grade students

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LANDERS AREA RESIDENTS MEET TOMORROW FOR NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

Landers area residents interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch are urged to attend a meeting tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz, the Honorary Mayor of Landers, puts out the call… Neighborhood Watch is the topic at a special meeting this Saturday in Landers. Sheriff Service Specialist Bob Anderson and Citizen Patrol Agent

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BLOOD DRIVE IN LANDERS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, February 21, at the Moose Lodge in Landers, from noon to 5:30. The Moose Lodge is located at 58266 Reche Road. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All

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DRUG AND SHARPS DROP-OFF AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

Protect yourself and the environment by taking old drugs and needles to the Hi-Desert Medical center tomorrow. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has more on the free drop-ff event… Each year, thousands of pounds of prescription drugs end up in landfills, endangering the environment. Medicines are a special type of hazardous chemical

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TWENTYNINE PALMS OVERSIGHT BOARD MEETS MONDAY

At long intervals, an official group meets in Twentynine Palms to mop up issues related to the dissolution of the Redevelopment Agency. Reporter Dan Stork says the next such meeting is Monday… The Oversight Board to the Successor Agency to the Dissolved Twentynine Palms Redevelopment Agency will hold a regular

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SPORTSMAN CLUB BINGO TO SUPPORT UNITY HOME

Hey bingo lovers—the Sportsman’s Club in Joshua Tree will be holding Bingo for a Cause to support the Morongo Basin Unity Home, a local domestic violence shelter, on Sunday, February 22. The doors will open up at 3:00 p.m. The early bird bingo starts at 4:00 p.m. The Sportsman’s Club

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DINNER TONIGHT, SUNDAY BREAKFAST, TACOS WEDNESDAY AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. The Sunday breakfast is pancakes, eggs, omelets, quesadillas, and bacon and sausage, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

DESERT FERMENTERS MEET AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

Those who prepare food and beverages using fermentation techniques can meet together tomorrow, Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… SoCal Desert Fermenters will hold its inaugural quarterly meeting for both novice and experienced fermenters to share experiences, techniques, recipes, and tastes of homemade fermented foods and beverages. Examples include sauerkraut, sourdough

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FREE MEAL OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food for Life serves hot, nutritious meals from 3 to 5 p.m. each Saturday at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. Tomorrow, Palms Baptist Church will serve hot dogs, salad and dessert.

SELF-DEFENSE CLASS TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley is offering a self-defense workshop. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with that story… A two-and-a-half hour self-defense workshop is being offered on Saturday, February 21, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. by the Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department. It includes demonstrations, hands-on instruction and a

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FREE GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Seventh-day Adventist church will host a free gospel music concert on Saturday afternoon, February 21, at 4:30 p.m. In addition to local talent, Pastor Curtis Wright—a world-class banjo player—will be featured. The community is invited to this concert at 8035 Church Street. Refreshments will be served after

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