FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING FREE MEALS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food for Life will be serving take-out meals from the United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 13 from noon to 2 p.m. The United Methodist Church will be providing the meal of hot dogs, beans, salad, fruit, and cookie.

MORONGO VALLEY ART COLONY CELEBRATES 52 YEARS TOMORROW

The Morongo Valley Art Colony will celebrate their 52nd birthday tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… It was 1964, a first-class stamp was a nickel, a gallon of regular gas was 30 cents, and the Art Colony of Morongo Valley was formed. Tomorrow the Art Colony celebrates 52 years

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will hold its monthly general membership meeting this Saturday, February 13, at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus. Saturday’s meeting is open to all registered Democrats and invited guests. Attendees will meet at 9 a.m. for fellowship and a $10 power breakfast

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A UNIQUE BEAUTY SALON AND MUSEUM OPENS IN JOSHUA TREE

A very unique, one-of-a-kind attraction brings more delightful quirkiness to downtown Joshua Tree. Reporter David Haldane visited the Beauty Bubble hair museum and salon… Ever used a pin wiz? If not, you’re in good company. Chances are you’ve never been to the Beauty Bubble either, the new salon in downtown

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YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH TO HOLD SPAGHETTI DINNER TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley United Methodist Church will hold a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser tomorrow, February 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Constance Gordy, a classically trained pianist. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, and $25 for a family ticket. The church is located at

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HEALTHY HEARTS 5K RUN AND FAMILY WALK SET FOR NEXT SATURDAY

The Annual Healthy Hearts 5K Run and Family Health Walk is set for next weekend in Yucca Valley. Reporter Ashton Henry laces up her running shoes and tells you how to enter… On Saturday, February 20, the recreation division of the Town of Yucca Valley is holding its 24th annual

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ONE KILLED IN ROLL-OVER CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY NIGHT

We have limited details about a fatal roll-over crash in Yucca Valley Thursday night. About 7:30 p.m., a vehicle traveling on Yucca Trail near La Contenta lost control and rolled over. The male driver was pronounced deceased at the scene; firefighters extricated the female passenger who was then flown to

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PRESIDENT TO CREATE THREE NATIONAL MONUMENTS

The White House is expected to announce today that President Obama is creating three national monuments in California, covering 1.8 million acres. The new Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains, and Sand to Snow national monuments will protect wildlife corridors and historic areas in the deserts of Southern California. The 154,000 acres

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DEPUTIES RECOVERS $50,000 IN STOLEN PROPERTY; ONE ARRESTED

Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies have made at least one arrest and recovered tens of thousands of dollars in stolen property this week. According to Sherriff’s Department press releases, deputies served a search warrant Tuesday at a home near the intersection of Sunny Sands Drive and Wesley Road. Deputies were investigating

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SHERIFFS RECOVER THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN STOLEN PROPERTY, MAKE ARREST, MORE PENDING

Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies have made at least one arrest and recovered tens of thousands of dollars in stolen property this week. According to Sherriff’s Department press releases, deputies served a search warrant Tuesday at a home near the intersection of Sunny Sands Drive and Wesley Road. Deputies were investigating

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LANDERS WOMAN USES TWO DAUGHTERS TO HELP ROB LANDERS LIQUOR STORE

A Landers woman was arrested after deputies determined she used an elaborate scheme to rob a liquor store. According to Sheriff’s reports, Jennifer Brannon, 35, sent a juvenile daughter into Mojave Liquor store in Landers about 10:30 p.m. February 2, who requested help at the back of the store from

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FAMILY EVACUATED AFTER MAN DRILLS INTO GAS PIPE

A military family was evacuated from their house in the 801 housing area in Twentynine Palms after the husband accidentally drilled a hole into a gas line. According to Twentynine Palms Engineer Tim Cole, the man was trying to install a wall-mounted television set when he drilled through the wall

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STATE REJECTS NEARBY PALEN SOLAR FIELD PROPOSAL

The California Energy Commission rejected a new plan for the Palen solar project Wednesday, in essence killing the six-year project. First licensed in 2010, the 8-square-mile project has been stuck with ownership transfers, technology changes, and corporate bankruptcies. The newest owner had asked to extend the December 15, 2015, deadline

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR “THE SUNSHINE BOYS” AT THEATRE 29

The hilarious Neil Simon comedy, “The Sunshine Boys” has one more weekend of performances at Theater 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… “The Sunshine Boys” has been delighting audiences at Theater 29. Don’t miss your last chance to see the hysterical Neil Simon comedy this weekend. Al Lewis and Willie

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MOST GOVERNMENT SERVICES CLOSED FOR A 4-DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Most government offices, Yucca Valley town offices, Twentynine Palms city offices, county offices, Copper Mountain College, and the courts will be closed Friday, February 12 through Monday, February 15 in observance of President’s Day. They will resume their normal operating hours on Tuesday, February 16.

LEADERSHIP KUDOS FOR HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT

More than water is transparent at the Hi-Desert Water District. The District announced Wednesday that for the second time, it has received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation. The certificate is awarded to special districts that fulfill eight requirements, including ethics training for all

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY PLANS “PAINT NIGHT” FUNDRAISER

The 29 Palms Art Gallery is planning a Paint night fund-raiser for next weekend. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to be part of this fun experience… The 29 Palms Art Gallery is sponsoring a “Paint Night” fundraiser Friday, February 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery will

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GALLERY 62 REOPENING IN NEW LOCATION TOMORROW

Gallery 62, the Morongo Basin Cultural Art Council’s cooperative art gallery, is re-opening Saturday, February 13, at a new location in Joshua Tree. The grand re-opening and artists’ reception coincides with the monthly Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art Crawl, from 6 to 8 p.m. A larger-than-ever eclectic mix of works

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SANTA FE CLUBHOUSE PLANNING 14TH ANNIVERSARY

Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will be marking their 14th year. Reporter David Knutson says call today to RSVP to the party… You are invited to join the celebration for the Santa Fe Clubhouse’s 14th year anniversary on February 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be lunch, games,

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PARADE OF HOMES TO INCLUDE TANNER HOUSE

Today we wrap up our previews of the stops on this year’s Parade of Homes with a showcase of one of Twentynine Palms’ outstanding properties. The annual Parade of Homes fundraiser brings in thousands of dollars to support services to local senior and disabled residents. Each home on the tour

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