PARISIAN STREET ARTIST ACCUSED OF VANDALIZING JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Vandalism in the form of spray painting on rocks is becoming a scourge in Joshua Tree and other national parks. A well-known international street artist appears to have vandalized Joshua Tree National Park last week. According to the blog Modern Hiker, Andre Saraiva, also known as Mr. Andre, posted a

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COUNTY LISTENING ON RENEWABLE ENERGY THURSDAY

San Bernardino County is revising its General Plan for renewable energy projects in unincorporated areas. Reporter Dan Stork says that the county has scheduled an event to get public input… County Land Use staff will conduct a listening session on plans for the County General Plan renewable energy element on

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FOUR PEOPLE ARRESTED FOLLOWING BURGLARY LAST WEEK

Three Yucca Valley men and a woman were arrested following a burglary last week. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Arthurton, on Wednesday, David Scholar reported a burglary of his business in the 55600 block of Yucca Trail. Scholar said that the door had been forced open, and between $20,000 and

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

Joshua Tree National Park is recruiting for their Youth Conservation Corps program. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to apply… This summer, Joshua Tree National Park will sponsor an 8-week, Youth Conservation Corps program. Teens between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to apply. Selected applicants will work

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY WATER SUMMIT SET FOR APRIL 8

The undersecretary for the California Environmental Protection Agency will be the keynote speaker at the second annual High Desert Water Summit in Victorville. Gordon Burns will talk about “Science: the Key to Managing Water in a Changing World” and the state’s recent groundwater legislation. The event will be held from

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“SNOWBIRDS”

We camped at Jumbo Rock mid-week in mid-February, and marveled at the influx of wildlife. Ranger Pam Tripp says watch out for the snowbirds…

The Snowbird is a common winter migrant easily recognized by its lightly covered, bright colored plumage. Traveling in well-appointed nests, they usually arrive in early January

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CACTUS SEW-ABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

The general meeting of the Cactus Sew-ables Quilt Guild will take place this Monday, on March 2, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Program for the afternoon will be “a Moo-ving Experience,” a

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HIGH DESERT WATER SUMMIT

The undersecretary for the California Environmental Protection Agency will be the keynote speaker at the second annual High Desert Water Summit in Victorville. Gordon Burns will talk about “Science: the Key to Managing Water in a Changing World” and the state’s recent legislation groundwater legislation. The event will be held

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YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR OFFICE HOURS

Yucca Valley Mayor George Huntington holds “office hours” at the Town Hall every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. This is an opportunity for residents to meet with the mayor to discuss concerns, ideas for the community, or to learn more about the activities going on in the town. Meetings

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LOW-COST PET VACCINES, MICROCHIP, AND SPAY/NEUTER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in March for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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URINETOWN THE MUSICAL NOW PLAYING AT THEATRE 29

The first Broadway musical production of the Theater 29 2015 season opened last night and runs through March. Directed by Desert Theatre League “Best Director, Musical” Award winner Gary Daigneault, with musical direction by Ed Will, and choreography by Mandi Pushkar, “Urinetown the Musical” is a hilarious tale of greed,

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SNOW SHOEING TRIP CANCELLED

The Desert Hills Presbyterian Church’s trip to Big Bear to go snow- shoeing on Sunday has been cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather. Apparently, it’s going to snow.

FREE GARDEN SEED EXCHANGE

If you’ve got extra garden seeds, Reporter Taylor Thacker says you can trade them tomorrow…

The 29 Palms Inn is holding a free Garden Seed Exchange event where participants will be able to trade their extra garden seeds with other participants. On March 1st, from 10:00am to 3:00pm, gardeners of

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JUPITER AND A WAXING MOON

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, February 28. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 6:30 p.m. and end about 11:00 p.m. A waxing gibbous moon will be near Jupiter and will dominate the sky, offering the opportunity to observe dramatic craters and

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JOSHUA TREE LOCAL FOOD PROGRAM

Locally-grown food and helping local families — that’s the dual objective of the Joshua Tree Local Food Program Reporter Sara Snyder says that two organizations are jointly sponsoring a fundraiser for the program…

Transition Joshua Tree and the Community United Methodist Church of Joshua Tree want to provide organic

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MBTA MANAGER TO STEP DOWN JULY 1

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority’s general manager has announced he will be stepping down this summer. Joe Meer, who has been with the MBTA since 2002 and its general manager since 2006, said he plans to resign as of July 1 in order to pursue his graduate studies. During the

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STANDING ROOM ONLY AT SCHOOL DISTRICT SCIENCE FAIR, 11 WINNERS NAMED

Twentynine Palms Junior High School hosted a standing-room-only crowd for the annual Morongo Unified School District Science Fair Tuesday night. Reporter Dan Stork celebrates the winners… Megan Pfau and Lori Anderson, the MUSD Science Fair coordinators, presented the medals and ribbons to the Science Fair contestants on Tuesday, February 24.

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FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY MANAGER FIRED FROM ADELANTO

The Adelanto City Council Wednesday, discussing its looming bankruptcy, released City Manager Jim Hart, a former Twentynine Palms City Manager. Hart, who went on a two-week administrative leave last week, was absent from the meeting. According to Wednesday’s staff report, Hart’s departure will cost the city $225,352.93, which includes a

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED WITH STOLEN TRAILER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday evening after he was found with a stolen trailer. According to a Sheriff’s report, the trailer’s owner called the Sheriff’s Department about 3:30 p.m. to report someone had stolen a trailer out of his yard earlier in the day. The caller reported he

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HEART-TO-HEART LUNCHEON IN CATHEDRAL CITY FOR MILITARY WOMEN

A Low-Desert service organization will be honoring military women. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to lunch with Heart-to-Heart… For the eighth year, Heart to Heart will host a luncheon and fashion show to honor military women—both active duty and wives of active duty service members from the Twentynine

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