TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION ASTRONOMY GATHERING NEXT WEEK

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department and Sky’s the Limit will be hosting an astronomy gathering for students in the fifth or sixth grades. They will meet from 6:30 until 7:30 on Tuesday, May 27, and Thursday the 29, at the Community Services Building in Luckie Park. They will

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SKY’S THE LIMIT HOSTING NIGHT SKY VIEWING SATURDAY

This Saturday and next brings some celestial fun at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to the “evenings with the cosmos”…. Saturday’s May 24 and 31 promise excellent viewing of constellations, galaxies and quasars at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School and Twentynine Palms High School track squads will be participating in the CIF final meet at Cerritos College in Cerritos.

SHERIFF ASKING FOR HELP IN FINDING MISSING ALZHEIMERS PATIENT

A man who has gone missing twice before is missing again, and the Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding this critical missing person. Oscar Nava, 75, walked away from his residence in the 7400 block of Church Street in Yucca Valley on Monday, May 12, and

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ANTIQUE TRACTOR FLIPS OVER ON GRANDPARENTS IN SOUTH YUCCA VALLEY

Steve Simpson and Eric Sherwin rescued a man who was injured when the tractor he was riding on Powerline Road in south Yucca Valley rolled over on him.

Grandparents out for a ride on an antique tractor had to be rescued in south Yucca Valley after the tractor rolled

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TRAVEL TRAILER BURNS TO GROUND IN JOSHUA TREE

An old travel trailer burned to the ground in North Joshua Tree Wednesday morning. About 7:30 a.m., when fire fighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Mesa, and the Combat Center arrived at the fire near Winters Road and Borland Pass Road, they found the travel trailer and its metal shelter burned

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION PART 2: APPROVALS AND COMPLAINTS

Most of the very long meeting of the Morongo Unified School District on Tuesday centered on a proposed raise for the District Superintendent. In the second of two reports on the meeting, reporter Dan Stork says that approvals on diverse subjects were given, and diverse complaints were heard… District Superintendent

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NEW LOWER SPEED LIMITS IN JOSHUA TREE

If you drive east on Highway 62 through Joshua Tree, you may have noticed a change in the speed limit signs. Last week CalTrans lowered the speed limit through Joshua Tree to 45 miles per hour. CalTrans spokesman Manuel Jabson said the new signs were installed last week. Now the

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT STAYS WITH USING OUTSIDE CONTRUCTION FOR SEWER SYSTEM

The Hi-Desert Water District Board met in regular session last night. On the agenda was a revisit to their decision to have the sewer construction built by an outside contractor rather than district crews. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there and has this report… After several residents questioned why the

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MARINE BASE COMMANDING GENERAL BERGER TO TAKE COMMAND OF 1MEF

The commanding general of both the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Maj. Gen. David Berger, will become commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, the Defense Department announced Wednesday.

The 1st MEF is based at Camp Pendleton.

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INTENSIVE SERVICES FOR THE SERIOUSLY MENTAL ILL OFFERRED LOCALLY

Intensive service for those suffering from severe mental illness is available locally. Reporter Sara Snyder tells you where to get help for yourself, a family member, or loved one… Full Service Partnerships provide the most intensive level of services for consumers with serious mental illness who are experiencing severe impacts

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DESERT CHRIST PARK FOUNDATION RAFFLE RAISING FUNDS

The Desert Christ Park Foundation is holding a raffle to raise money for the park in Yucca Valley. A matted, framed, and signed black-and-white photo of one of the statues in the park “Suffer the Children,” by photographer Phil Dunham will be won in a raffle drawing, set for November

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24TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS 10K, 5K, AND 2K RUN THIS SUNDAY

The Traditional Grubstake Days run will be held for the 24th year this Sunday. Managing editor Tami Roleff says there are different levels of competition… The 24th annual Grubstake Days 10k, 5K, and 2K runs will be held Sunday, May 25, at the Yucca Valley High School stadium. The 10K

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BINGO FOR BOOKS TONIGHT AT LANDERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Landers Elementary School will host Bingo for Books for the last time this school year at 6 p.m. tonight. The fun family night will also have a bake sale. The school is located at 56450 Reche Road in Landers. For more information call 760-364-2382.

FATAL CRASH CAUSES INTERSTATE 10 TO BE CLOSED BOTH DIRECTIONS AT ARIZONA BORDER

Due to a crash between a semi-truck and a tour bus early this morning, Interstate 10 will be closed at the Arizona state line until 2 this afternoon. About 2 a.m., the tractor-trailer hauling steel pipe jack-knifed on the eastbound 10 just west of the state line in Blythe. The

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PART ONE: SUPERINTENDENT’S RAISE DENIED IN VOCAL MEETING

A near-capacity crowd stayed through the longest meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education that reporter Dan Stork has ever covered. In the first of two reports on the meeting, he says that they mostly came to protest one agenda item, and they got what they came

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CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

It’s that time of year again. More drivers on the road for the Memorial Day weekend means the California Highway Patrol will conduct a maximum enforcement period. From 6 p.m. Friday, May 23 through midnight Monday, May 26, CHP officers will be out in force, enforcing speed limit laws, click-it-or-ticket,

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UNDERWHELMING TURNOUT FOR YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL BUDGET WORKSHOP

An underwhelming public turnout to a budget workshop led into last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said after hearing some fiscal suggestions, the Council heard more on the effort to synchronize the Town’s many traffic lights…

About a dozen people, not including Town

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS PLANNED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE

Memorial Day is the traditional day to remember and pay tribute to those who have served our country in the military. Memorial Day events are being planned for both Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms this Memorial Day Monday. The Joshua Tree Memorial Park will hold its 13th annual Memorial Day

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD TO GET UPDATE ON HOSPITAL SEWER PROJECT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the Board will hear a series of reports…

The Joshua Basin Water District will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, May 21, starting at 7:00 p.m. At this meeting, the board will review many committee reports such as

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