JULY CONCERTS AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO

Tribute bands will be rocking Tortoise Rock Casino with free concerts in July. Kicking off the 4th of July weekend on Friday, July 3, will be Woodie and the Long Boards, a Beach Boys tribute band. July 10 will be Creedence Relived, a tribute to CCR. You Got Luck, a

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GUNFIGHTERS FOR HIRE TO HOLD SUNDAY SHOW

A big “Thank You” to all the firefighters with some help from the weather, it looks like the Gunfighters For Hire will be out on Mane Street shootin’ it up. Since the evacuations were lifted EXCEPT for Burns Canyon, the Gunfighters for Hire would like to give the firefighters some

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SATURDAY LAKE FIRE UPDATE

This morning, representatives from the Forest Service, Cal Fire, CHP, and the Sheriff’s department met to discuss the status of the fire, along with any safety concerns. During the meeting, these members from the Incident Management agreed to reopen Highway 38 as of 8:00 a.m. Evacuation orders have been lifted

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FULL MOON HIKE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SATURDAY NIGHT

Joshua Tree National Park will offer a full moon hike tonight, June 27. With hot summer days, the full moon hike offers a chance to take advantage of the cooler evening hours with the brightness of the moon lighting the way. Hikers will be treated to an hour-long, ranger-guided hike

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“THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” FINAL WEEKEND AT THEATER 29

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” runs one last weekend at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how you can help solve a murder…

This weekend is your last chance to help solve a murder. At Theater 29, come help the cast of the musical “The Mystery of Edwin

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FROM THE SHERIFF’S LOG: A FINGER, A FACE, 2 POT PLANTS IN AN OPEN TRUCK

IS SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEWLY MISSING A FINGER?

Sheriff’s deputies spent two hours Friday afternoon looking for a person who cut his finger off in Morongo Valley. A little before 2:30 p.m., deputies were called to Hess Boulevard and Senilis Avenue for a report of a self-inflicted finger amputation.

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HAM RADIO OPERATORS FIELD EXERCISE THIS WEEKEND

Local ham radio operators will join others around the nation for their annual field day exercise this weekend. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to see the invaluable service they provide…

You may think that your cell phone or smart phone is all you need to communicate with others these

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STONEWALL COMMEMORATION BY BOXOHOUSE

BoxoHouse will present an evening of art, music, and film Saturday, June 27, in commemoration of the Stonewall riots of 1969. The event will begin at 4 p.m. with the opening of “Stonewalled: A Commemoration and Celebration of the Stonewall Riots,” an exhibition of works by painter John Luckett and

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE MEETING

Transition Joshua Tree will hold its quarterly general meeting at Mojave Desert Land Trust on Sunday, June 28. The meeting runs from 6 to 9 pm. It starts with a potluck – bring a drink or dish to share, and your own dishes and cutlery. You can tour the dry

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VA ON THE MOVE

VA on the Move will be in Twentynine Palms Tuesday, June 30. Reporter Taylor Thacker says make plans to take advantage of the valuable free services…

The VA on the Move will be visiting Twentynine Palms on June 30 and will be having services available for local veterans and their

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, June 27. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 9 p.m. and end about midnight. The highlight of the evening will be the waxing gibbous moon, along with Saturn and its rings. Bring water, snacks, chairs, and

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SPUDTACULAR AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS UMC CHURCH

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will hold a “Spudtacular” baked potato dinner, this Sunday, June 28, starting at 5 p.m. Load up your potato with bacon and all the extras. Fix a salad, choose a drink, and end your meal with a dish of ice cream. The church

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DRONES BLAMED FOR INCREASE IN FIRE, THE LATEST FIRE INFORMATION

Fire officials are blaming drones that shut down air tanker operations Wednesday for significantly increasing the size of the Lake Fire. The Lake Fire is now at 29,813 acres burned, an increase of 12,000 acres since Tuesday, and is 19 percent contained, down from a high of 38 percent. Firefighters

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HEAT AND SMOKE ADVISORIES

A smoke advisory has been issued for Yucca Valley, Morongo Valley, Lucerne Valley, and surrounding communities. If you see or smell smoke, be cautious and use common sense to protect your family’s health. Everyone should limit their time spent outdoors and avoid outdoor exercise when smoke is in the area.

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THE GREAT RACE COMES TO TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

The Great Race is a long-distance antique car rally, and it has a stop scheduled in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Dan Stork invites you to come out and visit with the drivers…

The City of Twentynine Palms will host a lunch stop on Saturday, June 27, for the 2015 Hemmings Motor

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HOME INVASION ROBBERY, ATTEMPTED BURGLARIES, BELIEVE RELATED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for suspects in a home-invasion robbery from early this morning, and who are believed to be responsible for a spate of attempted robberies in Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, deputies were called to the 8000 block of Amador Thursday night at 11:40 p.m.

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER SHOTS ARE FIRED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man, who was a suspect in a case of shots fired in Yucca Valley Wednesday night, was arrested by the California Highway Patrol early Thursday morning when he was found driving a stolen car. According to Sheriff and CHP reports, J.R. Ballard, 19, went to a home

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LEARN THE ABC’S OF WATER FROM THE MOJAVE WATER AGENCY

In the midst of a prolonged, statewide drought, learn more about the ABC’s of water from the Mojave water Agency. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you how to sign up…

With the new mandatory drought regulations, it can be tough to maintain your landscape. In the hands-on session titled “Putting Your

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, June 27, 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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SECOND WEEK OF YOUTH CAMP AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

The Nature Museum Kids Camp begins its second week of a four week summer camp. You can register each week as the camp continues. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely to tell you how…

Eat well, play well is the theme of the Yucca Valley youth camp at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum.

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