DESERT GUILDS QUILT SHOW SET FOR PALM SPRINGS MARCH 7-8

“Quilting Seasons” is the theme for this year’s Desert Guilds’ Quilt Show to be held in Palm Springs March 7 and 8. The show will feature 150 quilts made by members of three quilt guilds, including Cactus Sewables in Yucca Valley, Coachella Valley, and Pass Patchers, from the Banning/Beaumont area.

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PHENOLOGY WORKSHOP IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Not to be confused with “phrenology,” the pseudo-science of analyzing a person by feeling the bumps on his head, “phenology” is the science of seasonal biological changes, in relation to climate. Ranger Pam Tripp tells how you can learn to become a “citizen scientist” in this specialty…

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OPENING NIGHT GALA FOR “FARNDALE MURDER MYSTERY”

Opening night for Theatre 29’s next production, “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estates Town’s Women’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery” is Friday, February 28. The play, directed by Theatre 29 veteran Marty Neider, is a fast-paced comedic farce about five British ladies who present the “whodunit,” “Murder at Checkmate Manor” and

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FREE HEART-TO-HEART LUNCHEON FOR MILITARY WOMEN

The deadline for signing up for a luncheon honoring women with military connections is coming up. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells how to do it…

Active duty military women and the wives of active duty military from Twentynine Palms will be honored at a luncheon in Cathedral City in March.

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MAC WORKSHOP ON PROJECT NOTIFICATIONS

Charges of sloppy, misleading, and inadequate public notification about housing, solar, and retail projects were made at the last meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. In an effort to improve the situation, the Land Use Services committee of the MAC is holding a public workshop Monday morning February

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STEM SCHOLARSHIPS

College scholarships for science, technology, engineering, and math are available through the Copper Mountain College Foundation. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells how to apply…

College bound local high school seniors may be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship from the Copper Mountain College Foundation. Multiple scholarships are available for what are called

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THE DESERT’S DEEP DARK SECRETS AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s The Limit and Joshua Tree National Park will explore the desert’s dark secrets during a lecture and presentation tonight, Saturday February 22. Park Ranger Sarah Jane Pepper will talk about “The Dark Side of Joshua Tree National Park” and the animals that come out after the sun goes down,

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“ON GOLDEN POND” AT ST. JOSEPH’S

The Yucca Valley Theater Company, St. Joseph’s Players, opened the show “On Golden Pond” last night, and will run Saturday and Sunday thought March 16. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to get tickets…

The St. Joseph’s Players production of the classic comedy/drama “On Golden Pond,” opens Friday, February 21,

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DANCING WITH THE YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER STARS

Yucca Valley High School soccer stars and Yucca Valley Heat dancers will be teaming up for the annual “Dancing with the Soccer Stars.” This annual event is a major fundraiser for both teams. The Heat dancers work with their soccer partners to create original dances. Similar to the favorite TV

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DESSERT SOIREE TO AUCTION 3-DAY WINE COUNTRY VACATION

A three-day vacation package to California’s wine country in Sonoma is one of the items to be auctioned during the Dessert Soiree to benefit the Hi-Desert Boys and Girls Club. Managing editor Tami Roleff gets out her auction paddle…

The wine country vacation package includes airfare from LAX, three days

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PERMACULTURE WORKSHOP SUNDAY

The Transition Joshua Tree Permaculture Project Team will present a free all-day workshop on Planting Food Trees in Arid Lands on Sunday, February 23. Participants will learn the basic ethics of permaculture, arid land techniques for planting food trees and medicinal plants hydrated from simple water harvesting earthworks, and a

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LOCAL SCHOOL CUSTODIAN ACCUSED OF PRODUCING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

A Morongo Unified School district custodian was arraigned last week by a federal grand jury with production of child pornography. According to the FBI, Matthew Frazer, 42, of Yucca Valley, was arrested January 31 at his place of employment. Sheriff sources say he was arrested at Twentynine Palms Junior High

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FIVE ARRESTED IN JOSHUA TREE ON WARRANTS

Five people were arrested in Joshua Tree Wednesday on various warrants. About 11:50 a.m., Sheriff deputies went to a home in the 61000 block of El Reposo, looking for Justin Morrow, 20, who was wanted on two warrants for drug-related charges. The deputies determined that four other people at the

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2-1-1 SERVICE PROVIDING FREE REFERRALS COUNTYWIDE

San Bernardino County is part of a nationwide service that provides free referrals to Californians who need help for everything from basic needs to job training or tax filing. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how dialing 2-1-1 could help you…

Each year in California, about 2 ½ million people turn

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MOTORCYCLE RIDE TOMORROW TO BENEFIT LOCAL HOMELESS VETERANS

Attention motorcycle riders: Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will be taking donations to Martha’s Kitchen in Indio with a 30 percent veteran population, and come back to Yucca Valley to give out more donations to MB Haven this Saturday, the 22nd. The run starts at 9:00 a.m. from Razor Fades,

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COUNTY OFFERING FREE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH FOR MILITARY

A San Bernardino County program offers free behavioral heath services for military service members and their families. All active duty and retired military personnel, reservists, or National Guard who have served on or after September 11, 2001, and their families are eligible. Services include confidential behavioral health assessments, rehabilitative support,

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SCHOOL EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

A custodian with the Morongo Unified School district was arraigned last week by a federal grand jury with production of child pornography. According to an FBI press release, Matthew Frazer, 42, of Yucca Valley, was arrested January 31 at his place of employment. He was indicted by the grand jury

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TOWN CONSIDERING CONVERTING BLACK ROCK CANYON ROAD INTO A DIRT ROAD

The Town of Yucca Valley is considering removing the failed asphalt and turning the troubled Black Rock Canyon Road into a graded dirt road. According to a release from the Town, a grant application to repair the road submitted by the town and Joshua Tree National Park in April 2013

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PALM SPRINGS TO ALLOW FOURTH MARIJUANA DISPENSARY

While Yucca Valley prohibits Marijuana Dispensaries, Palm Springs will get another dispensary after a 4-1 vote Wednesday night by the City Council that paves the way for a fourth dispensary within city limits. Besides approving a comprehensive regulatory program that adds a fourth dispensary, the council also approved measures that

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT HIRES GENERAL MANAGER, APPOINTS VOLUNTEERS

The Morongo Valley CSD officially hired a new general manager last might as well as made volunteer appointments. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at last night’s meeting and files this report…

At last night’s regular meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, The board approved an employment contract with Donna

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