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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CHAMBERS TO SPONSOR PRESENTATION ON TOURISM IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

A Tourism Business Improvement District is a special district established to secure funding for marketing to increase tourism. Scott White of the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau will give a presentation Wednesday, September 17, on tourism improvement districts, followed by a question and answer session on how the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER LOSES LEG IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH

A 30-year-old Twentynine Palms High School Teacher suffered a leg amputation during a motorcycle crash on the freeway in Beaumont. California Highway Patrol officers said Jonathan Davis of Norco was hurt at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday as his westbound Yamaha sport bike was transitioning from Interstate 10 to Highway 60. Davis

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE SENDS FATHER AND THREE CHILDREN TO HOSPITAL WITH SMOKE INHALATION

A Twentynine Palms man and his three young children suffered smoke inhalation from a fire in their home last night. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Chief Jim Thompson, about 9 p.m. the father had gone outside to lock his vehicle, and while he was outside, one of his children picked

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SECOND SATURDAY ART CRAWL, RECEPTIONS IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Big doings in Joshua Tree tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Second Saturday Art Crawl will feature a series of opening Art Receptions…

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery will hold the opening reception for its first group art show of the season during the Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art

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INTERIM TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY MANGER GETS GOOD MARKS

The Twentynine Palms City Council conducted a public employee performance evaluation regarding Interim City Manager Andy Takata in its closed session Tuesday following the regular City Council meeting. A statement issued by the City, said after closed session a favorable evaluation had been agreed upon by all five council members.

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, September 13, at Walmart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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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. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details…

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

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG SALES, WARRANT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, accused of selling drugs, and on a DUI warrant. According to a Sheriff’s warrant, deputies went to a home in the 7400 block of Church Street about 1:30 to arrest Michael Bagshaw, 55, who has a $100,000 warrant for his arrest for

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THE STATUS OF THE PIONEERTOWN WATER PROJECT

High levels of fluoride, arsenic, and uranium in the wells in Pioneertown mean the residents can’t drink the water and have to have it hauled in. And the lack of drinkable water has also led to a building moratorium in the Pioneertown area. The County’s Special Water District has developed

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ANSWERS CONCERNS FROM THE ACCREDITING COMMISSION

In July, Copper Mountain College received a letter from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges letting the college know that the college was subject to enhanced monitoring due to several changes in the college’s annual financial report. Interim Superintendent/President Jeff Cummings put the letter on the Board of

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LACK OF FACTS STYMIE JOINT TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL AND WATER DISTRICT MEETING

Monday, the Twentynine Palms Water District had a joint meeting with the City of Twentynine Palms to discuss how to format a meeting on Fire Department issues. At the meeting to plan a meeting, no actions took place because the staff did not have all the facts thy needed to

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ST. JOSEPH PLAYERS FUND-RAISING BARBECUE SATURDAY

Yucca Valley’s St. Joseph’s players, now in rehearsal for “Brighton Beach Memoirs” will serve up some good food as a fund-raiser Saturday. 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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APPLICATIONS STILL AVAILABLE FOR YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR HOUSING

The organization behind the new low-income senior housing is still taking applications for apartments in the Dumosa Senior Village in Yucca Valley. The very-low rent apartments have already been leased; the apartments that are still available rent for between $567 and $629 monthly, depending on the applicant’s income. Interested seniors

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YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CLUB MEETS FRIDAY

The Yucca Valley Senior Club will resume their monthly meetings this Friday, September 12, at 10 a.m. at the Yucca Valley Senior Center located at the Community Center. All seniors and those interested in helping seniors are welcome.