AN IDEAL HUSBAND AT THEATRE 29 THIS WEEKEND

Theatre 29 offers a matinee performance tomorrow of the Oscar Wilde comedy, “An Ideal Husband,” co-directed by Butch Pelfrey and Tom Highfill. This delightfully witty English comedy boasts a wonderful cast, a beautiful set and stunning costumes, a feast for the eyes as well as an afternoon full of laughs.

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LAST PERFORMANCE FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL PLAY TODAY

News anchor Cassandra Dumont had made enough enemies to fill a phone book. Everyone who knew her had a motive for her murder. But just who done it? Find out at the murder mystery production of “No Crime Like the Present” by Bill Gleason. Yucca Valley High School student, Aimee

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RIDE ORV RESPONSIBLY

If you’re planning on some fun off-road activities this weekend, Sara Snyder tells you how to ride responsibly… This time of year, the Morongo Basin will experience an increase in off-road activity and illegal trespass. Riders need to respect private property and public lands by riding responsibly. Make sure that

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, January 17. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 11 p.m. The Milky Way will be visible, as well as the constellations Cassiopeia, Auriga, Taurus, Orion, and Gemini. Jupiter and its moons

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NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR SHINE A LIGHT ON CHILD ABUSE AWARD

Nominations are now being accepted for the 17th Annual Shine a Light on Child Abuse awards. If you know someone or an organization that goes the extra mile for children, while selflessly giving in order to make a difference, or a child in the system who plans to attend college

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MEDITATION CLASS AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Desert Hill Presbyterian Church is offering a meditation talk tomorrow (Sunday, January 18). Reporter Taylor Thacker has the details… Learn how to clear your mind with Mindfulness Meditation. On Sunday, January 18, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., there will be a free introductory talk about Mindfulness Meditation at Desert Hills

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SAFETY TIPS FOR FURNACES AND SPACE HEATERS

Accidents involving furnaces and space heaters are a major cause of preventable home fires. County Fire urges residents to keep safe while they keep warm. Here is reporter Caitlin Logan with some cool weather safety tips to help you stay warm safely… Stay safe while you stay warm! Before weather

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REGISTER FOR TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

Registration has been set for Tri-Valley Little League’s 2015 baseball and softball season. All registrations will be taken at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Registration will be held today, from 9 to 1. Registration is $85, with a discount for multiple children from the same household. After today, the registration

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ soccer team hosted Rancho Mirage in De Anza League play Thursday. It was an exciting, high scoring game with a 5-5 tie. Sophomore Alexia Missett continued her dominant play with four goals and one assist. Freshman Jackie Bolha recorded one goal and one assist.

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VICTIMS, CIRCUMSTANCES, OF WEDNESDAY’S 3-CAR CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department has released more information about the horrific crash Wednesday night that sent four Twentynine Palms residents to area hospitals. About 5:30 p.m., David Burns, 56, of Twentynine Palms, was driving a white 2014 Toyota RAV-4 eastbound on Highway 62. As he approached the intersection with Monte Vista

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SHOPLIFTING LEADS TO $100,000 ARREST WARRANT

A Yucca Valley woman accused of shoplifting was arrested Wednesday on a $100,000 warrant for drug charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman, later identified as Rachel Margolies, 35, was in the check-out line at Dollar General in Yucca Valley shortly before 9 p.m. when the clerk said she

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARCH WILL HONOR MARTIN LUTHER KING LEGACY

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored on Monday across the country and here in the Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to join the celebration… “We shall overcome.” The celebrated civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., made

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FREE ADMISSION ON KING BIRTHDAY HOLIDAY

Joshua Tree National Park will offer free admittance on Monday, January 19, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fees for camping, reservations, and tours will still be collected. Visitors are reminded to bring their own water as most campgrounds and picnic areas do not have water. Water is

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ALTERNATE ENTRANCES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RECOMMENDED

With record attendance at Joshua Tree National Park, some visitors are now finding themselves waiting in long lines of vehicles to get in. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says the park is urging visitors to use alternate entrances to alleviate the waiting time… Every year Joshua Tree National Park is seeing

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UNIQUE PUBLIC PRIVATE SPONSORSHIP BRINGS OVER 15,000 ACRES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The National Park Service says a unique public-private partnership has led to the permanent preservation of over 15,000 acres of private in-holdings across Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley and Mojave National Preserve. The parks and preserve were established under the California Desert Protection Act of 1994, but land acquisition

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YUCCA VALLEY SEWER SYSTEM COSTS GO DOWN

With changes in sizes of pipes, the numbers and sizes of manhole covers, and project and construction management costs, the estimate for the Yucca Valley sewer project’s final cost has changed again. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the total cost of the wastewater project has decreased slightly… With the Yucca

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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW POST

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.

LITTLE LEAGUE SIGNUPS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Early bird registration for Twentynine Palms Little League is Saturday, January 17. Register at the Twentynine Palms Junior High School gym from 10 to 1. Registration is $40 and includes jersey, cap, and socks. All games will be played at Luckie Park this year. For more information, call 760-368-7101, or

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ TENNIS TEAM LOOKING FOR PLAYERS

The Twentynine Palms boys’ varsity tennis team is looking for some new players. If you attend Twentynine Palms High School, or you know a male student who attends and wants to get involved with varsity tennis, contact Mr. Shay in room 52 at Twentynine Palms High School, 760-367-9591 extension 3052.

WE REVIEW “NO CRIME LIKE THE PRESENT” AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

The Yucca Valley High School theatre company presents, “No Crime Like the Present,” a murder mystery by Bill Gleason. Reporter Rebecca Havely offers this review of the production… Private eye Mavis Davis searches for the killer of a woman who everyone wanted dead. The smooth-talking Mariah Muchtar plays Mavis Davis

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