SUMMER CLOUDS

We’ve seen plenty of them lately. Ranger Pam Tripp waxes poetic about summer clouds…

They gently move in, sometimes from the east, sometimes from the west. And sometimes they just seem to stall and gather off in the distance. They cast long graceful shadows on the mountain ranges and valley

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SUMMER SPLASH IN JOSHUA TREE

Joshua Tree’s Summer Splash is back, after being rescheduled due to excessive heat and smoke from the Lake Fire in June. Set for 9 to 2 on Saturday, August 22, at the Joshua Tree community center, vendors, crafters, and non-profit organizations are being sought for the event. Outside booths are

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CALL FOR ART FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK EXPOSITION

Entries are now being accepted for the third annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition, to be held in November at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms. A panel of jurors will select about 50 artists for inclusion in the show. Entry is open to all artists 18 years

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PET ADOPTION

The Animal Control Department of Twentynine Palms took in over 1000 animals last year. ROP Broadcasting student Alyssa Evans says that Palms N Paws also operates a pet adoption service…

If you’re thinking of adopting a pet then come and get it from Palms N Paws animal shelter, located at

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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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“HOUSE PARTY” AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Summer Music Festival continues this Saturday night with a live outdoor concert. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details …

The town of Yucca Valley is pleased to present their popular concert series. The dance band “House Party” will perform live this Saturday night, August 1, at

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WILD WEST REENACTMENT SHOWS IN PIONEERTOWN

Free wild west re-enactment shows are held Saturdays and Sundays in historic Pioneertown. The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show pokes some fun at how the Old West “could” have been with their own twist on comedy, each Saturday at 2:15 until 3:00 p.m. in front of the Pioneer bowl

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FROM THE SHERIFF’S LOG: GUNSIES, GRAFFITI, AND MORE

DRUG ARRESTS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two people were arrested in Yucca Valley Wednesday on warrants and drug charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies stopped a vehicle near Borrego and Papago Trails about 3:30 p.m. Inside the vehicle were Krystle Eberhart, 31, and Martin Mendoza, 27. Eberhart was arrested for

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MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTION SERVICES

Mental health problems can start at an early age. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells about a local program designed to respond when it counts…

Untreated mental health problems impact children, families, schools and communities. Assessing and addressing problems at a young age improves a child’s quality of life and his or

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COOK PUSHES VETERANS HIRING INCENTIVES

Together with Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic congresswoman from Hawaii, Representative Paul Cook has introduced a bill that promote private sector recruiting, hiring, and retaining of veterans through an awards program recognizing verifiable efforts undertaken by large and small to hire and retain veterans. the HIRE Vets Act would allow businesses

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RAIN AND LIGHTNING BRING FIRES, FLOODS, AND POWER OUTAGES

Monsoonal rain and lightning storms slammed parts of Morongo Basin again yesterday, flooding roads, sparking fires, and causing power outages. Thousands of residents in Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Mesa were without power for 10 hours or more, starting about 1 p.m. In Twentynine Palms, Adobe Road, Utah Trail,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 3: REINVESTMENT, PENSION DEDUCTION, STREET RENAMING

At its July 28 meeting, the Twentynine Palms City Council dealt with a lengthy list of presentations and discussions. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report into three parts. Today in part 3: The Community Reinvestment Program, a pension deduction, and a street renaming… Community reinvestment program Council agreed to set

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT TO HEAR COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT PLAN: A SPECIAL REPORT

It’s déjà vu all over again, as the Twentynine Palms Water District will hear how San Bernardino County Fire might take over responsibility for fire protection services at a special meeting of the Water District Board 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 5, at the District Offices. Operations of the local fire

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MEETING SET AS JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK STUDIES ANNEXING EAGLE MOUNTAIN AREA

Morongo Basin residents will be able to give their input in person at a meeting held by the National Park Service on whether it’s appropriate and feasible to add the Eagle Mountain area back within the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how the public

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ONE ARRESTED, TWO SOUGHT, IN JOSHUA TREE CAR THEFT

One man was arrested Wednesday, and Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two other suspects in an attempted vehicle theft. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, a neighbor saw a man acting suspiciously around a Chevy pick up truck parked in the 62200 block of Verbena Road

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STORMS BRING FLOODS, MUD, DEBRIS, CLOSURES & STRANDED MOTORISTS

An intense line of thunderstorms inundated parts of the Morongo Basin yesterday. Coming out of the east at about 1:30 p.m., parts of Twentynine Palms north of the highway saw rain and hail turn roads and washes into swiftly moving torrents of mud and debris. Winters Road was mostly impassable

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2 OF 3: RECOGNITIONS AND UPDATES

At its July 28 meeting, the Twentynine Palms City Council dealt with a lengthy list of presentations and discussions. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report into three parts. Today in part two of three: Recognitions, a legislative update, and the changes in the Healthcare District… Recognitions Long-time resident Betty Laferriere

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NEIGHBORS SAVE A YUCCA VALLEY HOME FROM FIRE

Neighbors helped keep a fire from spreading in Yucca Valley Wednesday morning. According to County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, the fire was burning a small area in a vacant lot in the 6300 block of Fortuna Avenue about 11:40 a.m., but neighbors saw the blaze and used garden hoses to

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A REMINDER: NO KIDS, ELDERLY, OR PETS IN HOT CARS

Heatstroke is a leading cause of non‐crash, vehicle-related deaths in young children. With temperatures consistently near 100 degrees in the Morongo Basin, the California Office of Traffic Safety cautions parents, plus anyone transporting pets or the elderly, that leaving them in a hot car, even for a few minutes, can

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Friday, July 31, 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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