LECTURE ON DEATH VALLEY AT OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM FRIDAY

This Friday’s lecture in the Old Schoolhouse museum series is all about Death Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to attend, and even have dinner with the speaker…

The Old Schoolhouse Museum will present their final lecture of the Old Schoolhouse series that will feature Dr. Char Miller who

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MIDSUMMER CELEBRATION AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a midsummer celebration on Saturday, June 13, starting at 6 p.m. The event will include the dedication of 10 sculptures donated by local artist Simi Dabah, a poetry reading by Cynthia Anderson, the raffle of a quilt. Music will be provided

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ONE ARREST AFTER 3 MEN STABBED FRIDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FRIDAY NIGHT

Three men were stabbed during an argument in Twentynine Palms Friday night, and the suspected assailant was arrested the next day. According to a Sheriff’s report, Steven Perez, 24, was arguing with the men in the 6600 block of Desert Queen Avenue in Twentynine Palms shortly before 11:30 p.m. Friday

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DROUGHT THREATENS VERY EXISTENCE OF JOSHUA TREES

If the Mojave desert continues to be in a drought along with the rest of California, the very existence of the iconic Joshua trees may be threatened. An ecologist with the University of California Riverside told the Los Angeles Times, “If warmer, drier conditions continue in the coming decades, scientific

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER TO LOOK AT ANNEXING FIRE DEPARTMENT TO THE COUNTY

The Twentynine Palms Water District is looking at annexing the fire department to the county. Reporter Rebecca Havely says a special meeting tonight will see members named to an ad hoc committee…

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors has called a special meeting today, Monday, June 8. In

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SUSPECT FLUSHED OUT WITH PEPPER SPRAY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested and sprayed with pepper spray after he failed to come out of his hiding spot in an attic. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 6400 block of Mesquite Avenue about 4 p.m. Thursday to follow up a report

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HIKER INJURED WHILE CLIMBING ROCKS IN INDIAN COVE

A hiker climbing on rocks in the Indian Cove campground about 11 a.m. Saturday suffered moderate injuries when he fell about 50 feet. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Engineer Lee Martin, the hiker was climbing a rock face without any protective gear when he lost his footing. Martin said the

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WE CORRECT AND CLARIFY A STORY FROM APRIL 8

This correction and clarification today on a story we ran April 8. In the story we said Timothy Baragona, 51, was stopped near Reche Road and North Vans Ranch Boulevard in Landers on a traffic violation about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5. The deputy determined that Baragona was driving under

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SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET STORY CORRECTION AND ENROLLMENT DECLINE

In a recent story, we mis-reported a vote of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Dan Stork makes a correction, and highlights a budget-related worry…

In our story about the June 2 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education, we reported that the Board had

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THEATRE 29 SUMMER YOUTH THEATER PROGRAM DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline has been extended for the for the 2015 Theatre 29 summer youth theater program. The program will run Monday through Friday, from July 6 through July 30, with four performances of “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” July 31 and August 1. The program will break into two age groups,

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“CASH FOR GRASS” PROGRAM WANTS TO BUY YOUR LAWN

As the California drought continues, the Mojave Water Agency offers residents a “Cash for Grass” program to tear out water-guzzling turf. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to get paid for getting rid of the lawn…

High Desert residents continue to embrace water conservation as a way of life.

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STATE WATER QUALITY BOARD MEETS IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY

The Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board will hold a public meeting in Yucca Valley Thursday, June 11. Among items of interest, board members will discuss revising the waste water discharge requirements for the Combat Center’s fire department training facility. The board will also hear an update on

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT

The informational presentation at the Morongo Basin MAC meeting tonight is about the drought. Reporter Dan Stork says burglaries will be emphasized in a public safety report, too…

The June 8 agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council features “Drought 101,” an informational presentation by Big Horn Desert View

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VETERANS SERVICES AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, Calif., in the Office

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SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION OPEN TODAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Swim lesson registration opens today for Yucca Valley Recreation. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get the kids signed up…

Registration is underway for the Town of Yucca Valley’s swim lessons. Early registration is encouraged and the fee is $45. For proper class placement and maximum opportunity to learn,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROTARY COLLECTING ELECTRONIC WASTE

Twentynine Palms Rotary Club is collecting electronic waste. If 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

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NO REMOTE CONTROL TOYS IN THE NATIONAL PARK, PLEASE

Remote control toys are great fun. Ranger Pam Tripp says that the Desert is not the place for them…

Kids of all ages love to play with toys, and visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are no exception. There are restrictions, however, to what can be used in the park.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS BASKETBALL CAMP

Registrations are now being accepted for the Twentynine Palms basketball camp. The week-long camp runs Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Twentynine Palms High School gym. The basketball camp is open to boys and girls between the ages of 8 to

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4TH OF JULY FIREWORK SHOW IN YUCCA VALLEY

The annual 4th of July Fireworks show in Yucca Valley is drawing near. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has the where, when, and what…

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley and Burrtec Waste & Recycling have joined together to produce the annual 4th of July fireworks show in Yucca Valley. This huge

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YOUTH OUTREACH COALITION TO MEET

Reach Out Yucca Valley the Morongo Basin Community Coalition and the Twentynine Palms Advocates for Social Change work to reduce youth access to alcohol and drugs. The groups plan to hold a joint meeting to discuss how they can collaborate together on outreach, policy, and prevention. The organizations may change

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