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STAR PARTY TONIGHT AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party tonight. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:30 p.m. and end about 11 p.m. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs, and dress for unpredictable weather. For more information, call 760-367-7222. Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center...
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SECOND SATURDAY ART CRAWL

Big doings in Joshua Tree tonight. Reporter Diana Jones says the Second Saturday Art Crawl will feature a series of opening Art Receptions…

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery will hold the opening reception for its first group art show of the season during the Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art Crawl on...
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NATIONAL PARK OFFERS FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Now that the heat of the summer is waning, more people are enjoying the national park in our back yard. Reporter Cara Conway says the Desert Institute offers several family-friendly classes in Joshua Tree National Park…

Learn the ins and outs of the Joshua Tree National Park from the Desert Institute...
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CHAMBERS TO SPONSOR PRESENTATION ON TOURISM IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

A Tourism Business Improvement District is a special district established to secure funding for marketing to increase tourism. Scott White of the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau will give a presentation Wednesday, September 17, on tourism improvement districts, followed by a question and answer session on how the...
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SUNDAY BREAKFAST AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a Sunday breakfast of a pork chop special from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER LOSES LEG IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH

A 30-year-old Twentynine Palms High School Teacher suffered a leg amputation during a motorcycle crash on the freeway in Beaumont. California Highway Patrol officers said Jonathan Davis of Norco was hurt at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday as his westbound Yamaha sport bike was transitioning from Interstate 10 to Highway 60. Davis...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE SENDS FATHER AND THREE CHILDREN TO HOSPITAL WITH SMOKE INHALATION

A Twentynine Palms man and his three young children suffered smoke inhalation from a fire in their home last night. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Chief Jim Thompson, about 9 p.m. the father had gone outside to lock his vehicle, and while he was outside, one of his children picked...
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SECOND SATURDAY ART CRAWL, RECEPTIONS IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Big doings in Joshua Tree tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Second Saturday Art Crawl will feature a series of opening Art Receptions…

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery will hold the opening reception for its first group art show of the season during the Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art Crawl...
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INTERIM TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY MANGER GETS GOOD MARKS

The Twentynine Palms City Council conducted a public employee performance evaluation regarding Interim City Manager Andy Takata in its closed session Tuesday following the regular City Council meeting. A statement issued by the City, said after closed session a favorable evaluation had been agreed upon by all five council members....
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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, September 13, at Walmart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for...
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THEATRE 29 TO ANNOUNCE 2015 SEASON WEDNESDAY

Make plans to be at the gala announcement of the Theatre 29 2015 season, hosted by the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce, this Wednesday. Reporter Taylor Thacker says those in attendance get the first crack at season tickets…
The Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms Chambers of Commerce...
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LAST WEEKEND TO SEE “THE 39 STEPS” AT THEATRE 29

This is the last weekend to see the hilarious, fast-paced, manic comedy/mystery “The 39 Steps” at Theatre 29. The hit show, which has been convulsing local audiences with laughter, will end a five-week run this Friday and Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 to $12 and are available...
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JOSHUA TREE PRE-SCHOOL LITERACY LOUNGE OPEN SATURDAYS

The Joshua Tree Preschool Literacy Lounge has extended its hours and is now open on Saturdays. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., families with children age 5 and younger now have another opportunity to take advantage of the free literacy lounge program. The program is utilized to provide literacy learning...
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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of September is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places…
The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, September...
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NO FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will not be serving a dinner tonight. Sunday breakfast is a pork chop special from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

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FUN AND BASEBALL IN MORONGO VALLEY TUESDAY

Morongo Valley residents are invited to enjoy an evening of fun and baseball when the Youth Sports League parents play ball against the Morongo Valley fire fighters and friends. The game begins at 6 p.m. at the field on Park Boulevard on Tuesday, September 16. Community Services District Board President...
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MONDAY IS DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPO

A reminder to the local Morongo Basin Art Community that this Monday is the deadline for submissions to the Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details…

September 15 is the last day to submit an entry application for the Second Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS; SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Lady ’Cats Volleyball team lost to the Lions in three sets Wednesday. Coach Missy Franz said the team was lead by sophomore Tatiyanna Mackall with four kills and two blocks. Senior Hanna Beard and junior Courtney Stanford had three kills each. Koko Caberera had eight...
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NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE COMMEMORATES 9/11 ATTACKS

On this anniversary of the attacks on the New York City Twin Towers of September 11, 2001, President Obama has directed that all U.S. flags be lowered to half staff from sunrise to sunset today in observance of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. The presidential proclamation...
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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG SALES, WARRANT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, accused of selling drugs, and on a DUI warrant. According to a Sheriff’s warrant, deputies went to a home in the 7400 block of Church Street about 1:30 to arrest Michael Bagshaw, 55, who has a $100,000 warrant for his arrest for...
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