REACH-OUT TO BENEFIT FROM FRIDAY OPENING NIGHT AT THEATRE 29

The opening night gala for “Urinetown the Musical” will benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin, the neighbors-helping-neighbors organization. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with all the information… The opening night gala of “Urinetown the Musical” is set for Friday, February 27. Arrive at 6 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres and to bid on

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HISTORIC SITES IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park celebrates and preserves human history as well as nature. Ranger Pam Tripp asks visitors to be respectful of historic sites…

Here at Joshua Tree NP there are numerous historic sites near trails, roads, and campgrounds Places such as Ryan Ranch, Wonderland Ranch, and other remnants of

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CAPTAIN MONDARY TO ADDRESS MB REPUBLICANS

Sheriff’s Captain Dale Mondary will be the featured speaker at the Morongo Basin Republicans dinner Monday, February 23. Mondary will discuss Proposition 47—which reclassified many felony drug charges to misdemeanors—and A.B.60, which allowed undocumented residents to apply for drivers’ licenses. The dinner meeting starts at 5:30 at Evangelical Free Church,

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CONDOR ELEMENTARY TO HOLD 5k COLOR RUN

What’s a “color run”? Managing Editor Tami Roleff answers that question, and says it will serve a good cause…

Condor Elementary School will hold a 5K Color Run Saturday, February 28. A color run is where the runners are showered with colored powder during the race. Registration is $20 for

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MEET WITH THE YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR

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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ABC’S OF WATER

Water management can be a career path in our drought-stricken state. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells about learning opportunity offered by the Mojave Water Agency…

The Mojave Water Agency will be hosting an ABC’s of Water educational session for anyone interested in the water industry. This opportunity can be beneficial whether

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2 GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS IN CIF PLAYOFFS TONIGHT

Both Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools girls’ basketball teams will be competing in CIF play-off games tonight. The Yucca Valley Lady Trojans are 20-7 overall, 9-and-7 in DeAnza League play. They won their first play-off game Thursday night against San Dimas High School, 51-38. They will travel away

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BOOK LAUNCH FUNDRAISER

There’s a party tonight at The Palms restaurant. Reporter Rebecca Havely says it’s to help an artist raise funds for a project…

A book launch party/fundraiser is planned for Saturday, February 21, at 7 p.m. at The Palms restaurant. The book: “In Search of the Frightening and Beautiful” is the

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DRUG ARREST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday morning after deputies said they found drugs during a probation compliance check. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 72600 block of Sunnyslope Drive in Twentynine Palms about 11:30 Thursday morning to ensure that Marcela Ramos, 41, was

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MDAQMD CAR BUY-BACK PROGRAM

Do you own a clunker that’s fouling the air? Reporter Cassie Zimarik says there’s a government program that might pay you to get rid of it…

Local owners of older vehicles made in 1995 or earlier are now eligible to receive $1,000 for scraping their operable cars, vans and light

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EXHIBIT CHANGE AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

In-and-out day for 29 Palms Art Gallery guild members is Monday, February 23. Guild members may submit up to two pieces of art between 9 and 11:30. The featured artists in March are Chuck Caplinger and Vann Nguyen, and guild members in the Pickering Room. An opening reception will be

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NEW “EVERY KID IN A PARK” INITIATIVE WILL IMPACT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Starting this fall, fourth graders and their families can visit Joshua Tree National Park–and any of the other national park–for free. President Barack Obama unveiled his Every Kid in a Park initiative yesterday in an effort to get more young people out into the great outdoors. All fourth grade students

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LANDERS AREA RESIDENTS MEET TOMORROW FOR NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

Landers area residents interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch are urged to attend a meeting tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz, the Honorary Mayor of Landers, puts out the call… Neighborhood Watch is the topic at a special meeting this Saturday in Landers. Sheriff Service Specialist Bob Anderson and Citizen Patrol Agent

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BLOOD DRIVE IN LANDERS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, February 21, at the Moose Lodge in Landers, from noon to 5:30. The Moose Lodge is located at 58266 Reche Road. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All

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DRUG AND SHARPS DROP-OFF AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

Protect yourself and the environment by taking old drugs and needles to the Hi-Desert Medical center tomorrow. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has more on the free drop-ff event… Each year, thousands of pounds of prescription drugs end up in landfills, endangering the environment. Medicines are a special type of hazardous chemical

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TWENTYNINE PALMS OVERSIGHT BOARD MEETS MONDAY

At long intervals, an official group meets in Twentynine Palms to mop up issues related to the dissolution of the Redevelopment Agency. Reporter Dan Stork says the next such meeting is Monday… The Oversight Board to the Successor Agency to the Dissolved Twentynine Palms Redevelopment Agency will hold a regular

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TWENTYNINE PALMS U-TURN CRASH SENDS THREE TO THE HOSPITAL

A Twentynine Palms man who tried to make a U-turn on Adobe Road is believed to be responsible for a crash that sent three people to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Lewis Roller, 91, was driving a 2000 silver Suzuki Grand Vitara northbound on Adobe

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NEW TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY MANAGER IS A FAMILIAR FACE

It was anticipated that the Twentynine Palms City Council would name a new permanent city manager following its special closed session meeting last night. Reporter Dan Stork says the council’s choice is someone well-known locally… The Twentynine Palms City Council has selected Frank Luckino to be the next city manager

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SHERIFF ASKING FOR HELP IN TROUBLED NEIGHBORHOOD

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in helping to shut down drug activity in a neighborhood in Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, deputies have been called numerous times to the 6900 block of Tamarisk Avenue, where they have made arrests for drug paraphernalia, possession

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HI-DESERT WATER APPROVES ASSESSMENT REPORT

Calling its meeting last night one of the most important meetings the Hi-Desert Water District has ever had, the Board of Directors approved the engineer’s assessment district report during a marathon 4-hour meeting, in which directors discussed the report for more than an hour. Assuming the voters pass an assessment

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