LECTURE ON ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING TOMORROW

Tomorrow’s Brown Bag lecture at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum is all about organic vegetable gardening. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out the compost…

Throughout the year, the monthly Brown Bag Lecture Series presented by the Hi-Desert Nature Museum features a wide variety of speakers who present topics of special interest for

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STATE CONCEDES PROJECT PHOENIX BOND PROCEEDS TO CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

More than four years ago, the City of Twentynine Palms devised a plan to keep the state of California from taking away redevelopment money when all local redevelopment agencies in the state were dissolved in mid-2011. The city stuck to its strategy through a succession of legal battles. Reporter Dan

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THREE PEOPLE INJURED IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH SUNDAY NIGHT

Three people were injured, two critically, during a roll-over crash in Joshua Tree Sunday night. According to the California Highway Patrol, an 80-year-old man from Twentynine Palms, who was not identified, was driving a 2007 Ford F150 pickup truck eastbound on Highway 62, just east of Juniper Road in Joshua

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MEASURE Y WOULD AFFILIATE HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER WITH TENET HEALTHCARE

You will be seeing and hearing a lot about Measure Y in the next few weeks. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains what the measures is and what your vote means…

The fate of Morongo Basin’s only acute-care hospital and affiliated facilities is about to be decided in a special mail-ballot election.

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VETERAN’S DISABILITY CLINIC PLANNED FOR THIS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Veterans’ Disability Clinic will hold a free clinic May 23 to help veterans complete and submit disability claims to the Veterans’ Administration. The clinic will be held from 10 to 4 at the Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Helen Gray Education Center. Veterans can also receive help for claims

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FREE LECTURE ON HIP HEALTH TOMORROW

Learn more about the care and maintenance of your hips. A free lecture will be given tomorrow at Hi-Desert Medical Center. Reporter Taylor Thacker reminds you to sign up ahead of time…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center’s community health education program presents “Be Hip About Hip Health,” on Tuesday, May 19,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROTARY CLUB COLLECTING E-WASTE

Do you have an old TV or computer and are wondering how to dispose of those items? The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club is accepting electronic waste on an ongoing basis at Cardinal Van and storage in Twentynine Palms, located at 73873 Calle Todd Road Monday through Friday between 9 a.m.

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HUMANE SOCIETY SHELTER REDUCING ADOPTION FEES FOR MAY

The Morongo Basin Humane Society shelter in Joshua Tree is celebrating Shelter Pet Month by reducing their adoption fees. Reporter Diana Medley tells you how to adopt your next forever friend…

The Morongo Basin Humane Society will celebrate Shelter Pet Month by lowering adoption prices through May on all dogs

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MANE STREET STAMPEDE WILD WEST SHOW LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show of Pioneertown, is looking for a few good volunteer ladies and gentlemen actors to perform with them through October from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Pioneertown. They are an all-volunteer, family-oriented, professional gunfight reenactment group, dedicated to family values. Proceeds from the

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INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED YUCCA MESA MUSICIAN GOING ON U.K. TOUR

Derwood Andrews of Yucca Mesa has been playing guitar for more than 45 years, and has played in several influential bands, including Generation X, Westworld, Moondogg, and Speed Twin. In 1998, Andrews left England for the United States. After a few years in Arizona and Los Angeles, he moved to

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan baseball team traveled to Shadow Hills Friday to play their last league game. Coach Brian Schoenborn said the Knights put up three runs in the first inning. The Trojans managed one run in the third inning, with sacrifice bunts by junior Dovian Delgado and

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN GETS LIFE FOR RAPE OF 12-YEAR-OLD

A 35-year-old Yucca Valley man was sentenced to life without parole on Wednesday for the rape of a 12-year-old Claremont girl last year. Joseph Davall broke into the girl’s home in March 2014 and sexually assaulted her in her bed while she was home alone. When he left, he took

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RIDER HURT IN DIRT BIKE VERSUS SUV CRASH

We have limited information about a dirt bike rider was injured Thursday when he was struck by an SUV on Old Woman Springs Road in Yucca Valley. Shortly before 5:30, the unidentified dirt biker rider was crossing Old Woman Springs Road near Sunnyslope when he was hit by a man

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ANOTHER IRS TAX SCAM

Now that the end of tax season is here, federal officials are warning about scammers posing as IRS agents. The IRS imposter scam tops the list of tax scams to be on the lookout for this year, according to law enforcement officials. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives tips on how

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MOVER ARRESTED

An employee of a moving company was arrested Thursday, accused of stealing from the customer he was packing for a move. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a residence on Copper Drive on board the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms about 10:30 Thursday morning. A supervisor at

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COLLEGE APPROVES $162,000 PRESIDENT/SUPERINTENDANT CONTRACT

The Copper Mountain College board met in three sessions yesterday: a regular session, a joint session with the Morongo Unified School Board, and a closed session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files reports on both public sessions. In his first report Lipsitz says a formal contract was made with

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COLLEGE AND SCHOOL BOARDS MEET IN JOINT SESSION

The joint meeting of the college and school boards saw the two entities downright giddy over the session. Mike Lipsitz said no decisions were made but optimism filled the room… When the elected governing boards from Copper Mountain College and the Morongo Unified School District met in an eagerly anticipated

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW AT WAL-MART

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, May 16, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone marrow

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HI-DESERT CHORUS CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND

The Hi-Desert Chorus will hold its very popular spring concert May 16 and 17 in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. The doors open at 2, with the concert starting at 2:30. Directed by Jeff Lantz, the concert will feature old favorites, as well as a new

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL DINNER TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS

The Associated Student Body at Twentynine Palms High School is hosting a fund-raising dinner to benefit Special Olympics. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation… The Twentynine Palms ASB President, Jarod Burks, is holding a benefit dinner for the Special Olympics Southern California on Saturday, May 23, starting at 7:00 p.m.

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