JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO REOPEN OASIS VISITOR’S CENTER

Joshua Tree National Park will hold its official re-opening of its Oasis Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16. The festivities will include Native American bird singers and remarks by the park’s superintendent, David Smith. Light refreshments will be served. The visitor center and bookstore moved to

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NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director. Mary Reeves, an 18-year resident of Twentynine Palms, will assume her new position in mid May. For more information, call 760-367-3445.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boy’s tennis team will host San Bernardino in a CIF-Division 5 wild card playoff round today at 3:00.

The Twentynine Palms High School boys varsity tennis team traveled to the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens for the DeAnza League individual finals Thursday and Friday. The Wildcats

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CHP OFFERS CLASS FOR MATURE DRIVERS

A special class for older drivers is being offered by the local CHP office tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up for the “Drive Smart” class… Morongo Basin Area drivers age 55 and older are invited to attend the upcoming “Age Well, Drive Smart” classes offered by

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SUMMER YOUTH THEATER APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE TODAY

Theater 29’s summer youth theater program applications are available now. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely to let you know how to secure your child’s space in the program… Applications for Theater 29’s summer youth program are now available. The program—which will run Monday through Friday, July 6 through July 30—culminates with

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MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN NAMED DESERT HOT SPRINGS CHIEF

The captain of the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station will be leaving to become chief of police of the Desert Hot Springs police department. Dale Mondary, who has been with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for 24 years, said his last day with the Sheriff’s Department will be June 12.

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FORMER SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ORDERED HELD FOR TRIAL

A former school bus driver from Twentynine Palms charged with lewd acts with a child, possession of child pornography, and using a concealed camera was ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing Thursday. Managing editor Tami Roleff was in court yesterday, and files this report…

Sheriff’s investigators told of

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LETTER CARRIERS COLLECTING FOOD TOMORROW

On Saturday, May 9, letter carriers across the Morongo Basin will be collecting food for families in need. Collect and bag non-perishable food items like canned meats, soups, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, and rice. Place the bag of food by your mail box Saturday for your mail carrier

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MUSICAL, “MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” CAST AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 has cast its next production—the comedic musical who-done-it, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” Based on an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens’, this murderous mystery re-creates the lively, bawdy world of a Victorian-era British music hall. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast list…

Veteran Theater 29 director Charles Harvey

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BOOK SIGNING AT THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Former Joshua Tree National Park ranger Joe Zarki will discuss his new book and hold a book signing at the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Twentynine Palms Saturday, May 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. His book, “Images of America—Joshua Tree National Park” will be available for purchase at the book

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL AVID CLUB CARNIVAL TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms High School AVID club is holding a carnival Saturday, May 9, from 11 to 3. There will be games, food, prizes, music, face painting, dancing, and more. The High School is located at 72750 Wildcat Way in Twentynine Palms.

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APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR THERESA MIKE SCHOLARSHIP

Select area students are invited to apply for the Theresa Mike Scholarship. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells us who can, and how to, apply…

Applications are now being accepted for Theresa A. Mike Scholarship which range from $500 to $5000. Applicants must be high school students, recent high school graduates, or

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Thirteen athletes from Twentynine Palms High School advanced from the De Anza League finals to the CIF preliminary track and field meet. Coach Ronda Morton said the top performer of the day was Kerenza Robinson who won the 1600 meter, 800 meter, and 4×400 meter relay, and was shy a

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR “WAIT UNTIL DARK” AT THEATRE 29

The final weekend of the Theatre 29 mystery, “Wait Until Dark” is here. If you haven’t seen this spine-tingling thriller, now’s the time. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to get your tickets…

The classic mystery thriller “Wait Until Dark,” by Fredrick Knott, directed by Ben Bees, has two more

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ALL ABOUT GOLD MINES AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY FRIDAY LECTURE

Everything you have wanted to know about gold mines will be revealed at a lecture in Twentynine Palms Friday evening. Reporter Taylor Thacker stakes her claim….. “What is the deepest gold mine in California? What is the oldest operating gold mine in California? Why does the grade of most precious

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, May 9. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:40 p.m. and end about 1:30 a.m. Highlights of the night will be galaxies and globular clusters, and Saturn will rise later in the evening. Bring water, snacks,

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ADULT SUMMER SOFTBALL LEAGUES COMING TO TWENTYNINE PALMS

Summer softball leagues are starting up next month in Twentynine Palms. ROP Broadcast Student Jayvon Johnson tells you how to sign your team up… It is time to begin a new season for the summer softball league set up by the Twentynine Palms Recreation. According to the Twentynine Palms recreation,

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TWO LOCAL NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER EVENTS TOMORROW

The public is invited to celebrate the National Day of Prayer tomorrow at two locations in the Morongo Basin. In Yucca Valley, the prayer ceremony begins at noon at the Brehm Sports Park. Reporter Diana Medley has more on the prayer event in Twentynine Palms… The Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association

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VANDALS TRASH THE TWENTYNINE PALMS POST OFFICE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating vandalism and suspected mail theft at the Twentynine Palms Post Office. According to a Sheriff’s press release, sometime between Saturday evening and 4:15 Sunday morning, unknown suspects forced entry into 120 mail boxes in the post office lobby. Mail was thrown all over the floor.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District will hold a special closed session at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 6. After discussing employee performance reviews and possible wage increases, the board will reconvene in open session to review the proposed 2015-16 budget. The meeting will be held in the cemetery office, 7350 Encelia

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