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REMOTE CONTROL TOYS IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Remote control toys are neat, and there are appropriate places to play with them.  Ranger Pam Tripp says, the National Park is NOT one of them…

 

Kids of all ages love to play with toys, and visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are no exception. There are restrictions, however, to what...
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FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, April 21. The locations and times are:

  • The Church of the Lighted Cross, at 11518 Elbow Lane in Morongo Valley, from 8 to 10;
  • Belfield Hall, on Reche Road in Landers, 8:30 to...
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E-WASTE COLLECTION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club is sponsoring a free collection of your electronic waste. On Saturday, April 26, from 10 to 1, you can drop off—for free—your televisions; computers, laptops, and computer components; fax machines, copiers, or printers and their ink cartridges and toners; video game consoles; cameras; VCR and...
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DINE AL FRESCO AT REACH OUT BENEFIT

Come dine al fresco at an abandoned homestead cabin in beautiful Pipes Canyon during a fundraiser for Reach Out Morongo Basin. An Evening at the Ruin will be a unique dining experience, from 4 to 8 p.m. May 10, featuring a barbecue dinner by Hero’s Catering, a no-host bar with...
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WILDFLOWER SEASON

While this year’s wildflower bloom can’t be called the best ever, it is better than we’ve seen in a few years.  ROP broadcasting student Jessica Harwood tells about what makes for a good bloom…

Here in our Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms we can receive dazzling wildflower blooms throughout spring. If...
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FOOTPRINTERS POKER RUN AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN

The International Footprint Association will hold its first Children’s Charity Poker Run Saturday, May 3.  All proceeds will benefit the youth organizations of the Morongo Basin. The poker run will start at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 56750 Mountain View Trail in Yucca Valley. Registration is 9 to 10 a.m. The...
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HI DESERT MEDICAL CENTER SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors meets Monday at 4:30 p.m. for a special closed session involving trade secrets. The meeting will be held in the Helen Gray Education Center.

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TEEN BOOK CLUB AT TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

Join the Twentynine Palms Library for their monthly teen book club meeting. On Thursday, April 24th, at 4 p.m., they will discuss the book The Hobbit  by J.R.R. Tolkien. Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, home-loving hobbit, is quite happy to stay at home until he meets a wizard, Gandalf, and is...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS MONDAY

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School Wildcat tennis team will host the Desert Mirage Rams at home. First serve is at 3:15.

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SHERIFF DEPUTIES AID IN CAPTURE OF WANTED SEX OFFENDER

Composite sketch of assailant on 12-year old girl in Claremont. Joseph Davall was arrested in Yucca Valley on April 18.

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department assisted in the arrest and capture of a man wanted for sexual assault on a 12-year old Claremont girl...
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NATIONAL PARK WEEK

National Park Week begins April 19, and Joshua Tree National Park will join the celebration. The National Park Service is waiving park entrance fees Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20, although camping fees and fees for Keys ranch tours will still be collected. April 22 is Earth Day, and...
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DESERT-WISE LANDSCAPE TOUR

More than 20 Morongo Basin gardens will be open to the public for the annual Desert-Wise Landscape Tour on Saturday, April 26. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details…

This popular, self-guided tour, sponsored by the Morongo Basin Conservation Association, lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It features beautiful water-wise...
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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host an evening with the cosmos Saturday, April 19. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:30 p.m. and end about midnight when the moon rises. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on the galaxies in Ursa Major, also known as...
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ONE 80 MINISTRIES JOSHUA TREE EASTER SERVICE

One 80 Ministries of Joshua Tree will hold an Easter service 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 20. Following the service, there will be a free barbecue with music and other activities. The public is invited. Childcare will be provided. One 80 Ministries is located at 61858 29 Palms Highway in Joshua...
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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN EASTER EVENTS

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church’s Easter service April 20 will include special music by the choir, which will perform “World of Love,” a composition written by music director Clyde Grabski. The children’s choir will also perform. Following the 10 a.m. service there will be two Easter egg hunts (by age) and face...
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EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE AT DESERT CHRIST PARK

An Easter Sunrise Service is planned for 6 a.m. April 20 in the amphitheater at Desert Christ Park in Yucca Valley. Hosted by the Evangelical Free Church, the service will be followed by a pancake breakfast and regular church service at 10:15 a.m. Desert Christ Park is located at 56200...
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EASTER EGG HUNT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

The Twentynine Palms Fire Department and Fire Department Explorers will host their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 20, at 1:00 p.m. at the Little League fields in Luckie Park. It is open to children through age seven. Children will be placed in two age groups, walking to 3 years old, and...
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JOSHUA TREE VFW EASTER SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up an Easter Sunday breakfast — a ham steak special for $7. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

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SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES AT GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP

ROP Broadcasting student Chris Hasley has a suggestions for teenagers with time on their hands during spring break…

Don’t have anything to do this spring break gospel fellowship Christian Center Church, located at 5898 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, is having a teen lock-in. I interviewed their first lady, Gerry Washington....
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APPLICATIONS FOR STUDIO ART TOURS

Applications are available now for the Highway 62 Open Studio Art Tours, sponsored by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council. Studios on the east end of the Morongo Basin—Twentynine Palms to Joshua Tree—will be open October 25-26. West end studios—Morongo Valley to Joshua Tree—will be open November 1 and 2....
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