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FOUR INJURED IN HEAD-ON CRASH EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

Four people were hospitalized following a head-on crash east of Twentynine Palms Sunday afternoon. Two cars—a 2006 silver Toyota Camry, driven by William Bruns, 57, of Long Beach, and a 2014 white Nissan Maxima driven by Paola Gonzalez, 23, of Moreno Valley—crashed head-on near Iron Age Road and Highway 62...
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YUCCA VALLEY SEWER PLANT WILL RECHARGE GROUNDWATER

Hi-Desert Water District water customers use about 3,000 acre-feet of water every year. The water district must buy most of that water from the State Water Project. Once the wastewater treatment project (the sewer) is built in Yucca Valley, district officials estimate that the amount of water the...
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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK PUTS AREAS OFF-LIMITS, OTHER CHANGES

Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith has revised some park regulations effectively immediately. Changes in the regulations include putting most archeological and cultural sites off limits to visitors. Those still open to the public are the “Disney petroglyphs” on the Barker Dam nature trail; Hidden Valley boulder; Indian Cave...
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CLIMBING ROUTES CLOSED FOR NESTING RAPTORS

The park has also issued a temporary emergency closure to protect nearby nesting raptors. The climbing routes affected by this closure include: Patagonia Pile-(East and West Faces), The Head, Labor Dome and Wall of Biblical Fallacies. Bouldering routes in the closure area include: Iron Door Cave, Voices, Tidal Wave, Tilt-O-Meter,...
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THEATRE 29 TO OFFER SUMMER YOUTH THEATER PROGRAM

Theatre 29 is offering a month-long summer youth theater program, culminating in four performances of the musical “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details on the application…

The summer youth program at Theatre 29 will cover all aspects of live theatre including performing, costumes, make-up, set...
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HUMANE SOCIETY OFFER RATTLESNAKE AVERSION CLASS FOR DOGS

The Morongo Basin Humane Society is sponsoring rattlesnake aversion training May 2. Each dog is trained individually to avoid rattlesnakes that are native to our desert region; training is done by experienced dog trainers from Natural Solutions Wildlife Enterprises. The training cost is $75 per dog and the no-kill animal...
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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST PET SERVICES

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in May 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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COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Community emergency training will be offered this weekend in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get the important CERT training…

The Twentynine Palms Community Emergency Response Team and Twentynine Palms Fire Department will be conducting training on May 1 through 3 at the Twentynine Palms Fire Station on...
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HOSPITAL BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District Board will meet in a special and closed session tonight. The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Center on the Hi-Desert Medical Center campus in Joshua Tree. Among items of interest, the board continues the steps to lease the hospital...
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COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in closed session at 9 a.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center Atrium. Trustees will again look at the appointment of the college’s president/superintendent. Trustees expect to announce the hire at the regular monthly meeting on May 14.

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UNCLAIMED PROPERTY SCAM…MAY NOT BE

A Joshua Tree resident received a letter claiming he could recover about $2,000 worth of unclaimed property held by the state, for a fee. Sounds like a scam? Apparently not, says reporter Dan Stork…

According to the web site of the California State Controller, the state is holding more than $7...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School golf team will play Rancho Mirage High School at home. Tee time is at 2:45.
Also tomorrow, the Joshua Springs Lightning baseball team will play Desert Chapel at home, starting at 3:15.

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TIPS FOR RIDING HORSES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is not just for hikers, rock climbers, and visitors driving through. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says some visitors see the park from the back of a horse…

Horseback riding is a popular way to experience Joshua Tree National Park for those who have horses. Two hundred fifty-three...
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WOOF WALK RAISES $9700 FOR NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

The 4th annual Woof Walk in Pioneertown raised almost $9,700 March 28 for the Morongo Basin’s no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree. President Mimi Mitz said the highlight of the auction was a cruise. Special thanks go to auctioneers Steve Kanold and Lalo Alvarez, and the Reverend Tom Ziegert, Pappy...
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NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER NEEDS FOSTER HOMES

The Morongo Basin’s only no-kill animal shelter is in desperate need of foster homes. Reporter Taylor Thacker says you can help save a life without making a life-long commitment…

It is that time of year again when many people are bringing in kittens and puppies to the Morongo Basin Humane Society’s...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS TOMORROW

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School tennis team will travel away to Thermal to play the Desert Mirage High School Rams. First serve is at 3:15.

The Twentynine Palms High School tennis team will travel away to Rancho Mirage High School tomorrow. The match starts...
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ARMY VETERAN BIKING TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA STOPS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 55-year-old Army veteran stopped in Twentynine Palms this week on his way to a job in northern California. Bob Trout and his service dog, Maggie, left his home in March, in Tempe Arizona, and are traveling to Humboldt County by bicycle, with a little trailer for Maggie. Trout is...
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“WAIT UNTIL DARK” CONTINUES ITS RUN AT THEATRE 29

The Mystery Thriller “Wait Until Dark” is now playing at Theater 29 in Twentynine Palms. Directed by Ben Bees, “Wait Until Dark,” is a game of cat-and-mouse set in 1960s Greenwich Village, New York. A mysterious con man, impressively portrayed by Cyrus Short, lays a trap to ensnare Susy Hendrix,...
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DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR ART DONATIONS FOR REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN BENEFIT AUCTION

The deadline to make a donation for the Third Annual Art Action to benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin, set for May 2, has been extended. Reporter Diana Medley says even if you’re not an artist, you can still donate…

Donations are still being accepted for the Third Annual Art Auction benefit...
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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING CAR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested at gunpoint late Thursday night, accused of stealing a vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of the vehicle called deputies shortly before 8:30 p.m. Thursday to report his 1991 Honda had just been stolen from his home in the 73500 block of...
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