ART INSTRUCTORS’ SHOW OPENS AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

A new art exhibit opens Saturday at Copper Mountain College, Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the show is the first of its kind… Mirrors and Windows is the first invitational exhibition of art by some 18 contemporary artists who are art instructors affiliated with 13 southern California community colleges. The artists

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ART RECEPTION AND JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND CONCERT SATURDAY

Gallery 62 art gallery in Joshua Tree will hold the opening reception for its new show on Saturday, May 9, during the Saturday night Art Crawl from 6 to 8 p.m. Artists on display in May are Patrick Webster, Patricia Knight, Eric Saks, Nichole Vikdal, and Esther Shaw. During the

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BOXOHOUSE OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY

BoxoHouse will hold an open house Saturday, May 9, for its latest artist-in-residence. Chris Peters works with sculptures and video, and during his two-week residency, Peters researched, photographed, and recorded subjects for this exhibition as well as three future projects. Peters is on the faculty at the School of Art

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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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“HAT’S OFF TO MOTHERS” SATURDAY AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN

Tickets are still available for a luncheon and fashion show at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley. Saturday’s “Hats off to Mothers” event features fashions from Draper’s and Damon’s and modeled by church members, music, and raffles. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or by calling

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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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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Wednesday’s home game for the Yucca Valley High School baseball team against cross-town rivals Twentynine Palms turned up roses for the Trojans. Coach Brian Schoenborn said the Yucca Valley Trojans scored first with a stolen base by junior Colden McGarvie after an RBI single by freshman Desmond Delgado. The third

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SUPERVISORS NIX LANDERS SOLAR PROJECT

The County Board of Supervisors reversed a planning commission decision that would have allowed a photovoltaic project in Landers to go forward. Reporter Dan Stork says the vote was split… At its Tuesday meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors upheld a community appeal of a planning commission decision

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CAR THIEF ARRESTED AFTER JOSHUA TREE CAR AND FOOT CHASE

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested early Monday morning, accused of stealing a car in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of the 1992 Honda Civic discovered just after midnight Monday his car was missing from his driveway in the 61400 block of Sunburst Drive. The

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3.9 EARTHQUAKE NEAR HEMET THIS MORNING

A 3.9-magnitude earthquake shook the Inland Empire at 12:39 a.m. this morning. According to the U.S. Geological Survey The quake was centered five miles north of Hemet, and eight miles south of Beaumont. There were no reports of damage or injury.

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, FAULTY SALES TAX INITIATIVE WITHDRAWN

Yucca Valley town staff and council members stressed at Tuesday’s meeting that the proposed citizen’s initiative for a half-cent sales tax for the sewer project is premature and needs major revisions. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains… The sales tax initiative proposes to lower the cost of the sewer assessments for

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YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER TO BE CLOSED FRIDAY

The Yucca Valley animal shelter will be closed Friday, May 8. Stray animals may be left in the holding pens south of the shelter entrance while the shelter is closed. For animal control emergencies, call the Sheriff’s Department at 760-365-2364. The animal shelter will resume its normal hours Saturday, May

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WE REVIEW “THE WEIR” AT GROVES THEATER IN MORONGO VALLEY

The Groves Cabin Theater of Morongo Valley opened “The Weir,” by Conor McPherson this past weekend. Reporter Rebecca Havely attended and offers this review of the production… “The Weir,” by Conor McPherson, takes place in a rural Irish pub where the characters share a few drinks and stories of local

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STATE SENATOR FULLER OPENS YUCCA VALLEY OFFICE

State Senator Jean Fuller will open a new district office in Yucca Valley, and is holding an open house on Friday, May 8, from noon to 2. Fuller represents the 16th Senate District, which covers the Morongo Basin and most of the eastern portion of San Bernardino County, and portions

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FULL HOUSE FOR SCHOOL BOARD IN 3-HOUR OPEN MEETING LAST NIGHT

A standing room only crowd of mostly employees attended the May 5 meeting of the MUSD Board of Education, to applaud those colleagues who were honored for their work at selected district sites, and to make clear their continuing displeasure at the course of contract negotiations. Reporter Dan Stork describes

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT MEETING CANCELED

The regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors scheduled for 7 p.m. this evening has been canceled. The Board’s next regular meeting is scheduled for May 20.

LAST DAY FOR REPLACEMENT BALLOTS FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER ASSESSMENT VOTE

Today is the deadline to request a replacement ballot in the vote for the Yucca Valley sewer assessment district. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details… Today, May 6, is the last day Yucca Valley property owners may request a replacement ballot for the assessment district vote for the Hi-Desert Water

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ART AUCTION RAISES OVER $6,000 FOR REACH OUT

With more than 100 pieces of art, Saturday’s art auction benefit for Reach Out Morongo Basin was a huge success. Executive Director Robin Schlosser said the third annual auction, held at ArtFx & Furnishings in Old Town Yucca Valley, raised $6,671 for the charity’s programs for seniors and the disabled.

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES OVER $4,000

The Yucca Valley Career Pathways Foundation Ninth Annual Golf Tournament was held Friday. The Foundation has awarded over $110,000 to Yucca Valley High School students in the last 18 years. Organizer Jeff Drozd said, “We raised approximately over $4,000 this year thanks to a very generous community.” The Twentynine Palms

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