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MARINE VOLUNTEERS TO HELP AREA SENIORS

Reach Out Morongo Basin, the local people-helping-people organization, has helped over 100 senior homeowners with yard work and other home repairs. Reporter Dan Stork says that Reach Out is looking for more people to help…

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VA ON THE MOVE AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS SENIOR CENTER TOMORROW

VA on the Move will be at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center on June 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Mobile Vet Center, along with multiple VA and state personnel, will be able to answer questions and provide information and services to local veterans, active duty military, and...
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KEEP YOUR PET SAFE ON THE FOURTH OF JULY

The fifth of July is the busiest day of the year for many animal shelters, as many dogs panic due to the loud bangs from fireworks celebrations, run off, and get lost. Managing editor Tami Roleff has some tips on how to keep your dog safe this weekend…


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BLOOD DRIVE AT THE TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, June 30, at Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms from 10 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be the Match...
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REV DR. LOU GERHARDT’S NINE-WEEK SEMINAR STARTS THIS THURSDAY

Local Reverend Dr. Lou Gerhardt will start a nine-week seminar series this week. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more…

“In The Time of Your Life, LIVE!” that’s the title of the Rev. Dr. Lou Gerhardt’s free nine-week seminar beginning at 10 a.m. this Thursday, July 2, at St. Joseph Episcopal Church, corner...
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“SHADE AND SHADOWS” ART SOUGHT FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITORS CENTER

The theme for the summer art show at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery is “Shade and Shadows.” Desert artists are invited to submit one piece of original art for possible inclusion in the show. Artwork can include painting, watercolor, mixed media, photography, and three-dimensional work such as...
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ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

Entries are now being accepted for the third annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition, to be held in November at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms. A panel of jurors will select about 50 artists for inclusion in the show. Entry is open to all artists 18 years...
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SUNDAY JUNE 28 LAKE FIRE UPDATE

By 6:15 Sunday morning, according to the Incident Information web site, the Lake Fire, which has been burning in the mountains above the Morongo Basin since June 17, had hit 30,716 acres, and was 50% contained.  Mandatory evacuation remained in place for Burns Canyon. All other evacuations had been lifted. ...
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SUMMER HIKING SAFETY

Before I moved to the desert, I could not have imagined hiking in the heat of summer.  But I do!  Ranger Cathy Bell tells how you can do it safely…

It’s no secret that it gets HOT in the desert in the summertime. But that doesn’t mean you have to be...
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AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT FORUM

Due to the recent spate of lawsuits against Morongo Basin businesses for being out of compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce plans to hold a forum to discuss ADA compliance and strategies. Small business owners and the general public from throughout the Morongo...
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BASIN WIDE FOUNDATION AUCTION DONATIONS

The Basin Wide Foundation is asking for donations for its fundraising auctions during its 19th anniversary annual awards dinner, set for August 29. The Foundation plans to hold both a silent and live auction to support its philanthropic activities in the Morongo Basin. In addition, businesses are asked to sponsor...
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SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUB RUMMAGE SALE

The Santa Fe Social Club in Yucca Valley is asking for donations for its rummage sale to be held next month. Donations may be brought to the club at 56020 Santa Fe Trail, Suite M, in Yucca Valley. For more information, call Susie or Phebe at 760-369-4057.

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SOUTHBOUND AT TWENTYNINE PALMS 4 OF JULY CELEBRATION

The classic and southern rock band SouthBound will perform during the Twentynine Palms Independence Day celebration at Luckie Park. Southbound plays rock hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The band will play from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4. Following their performance will be the largest display of...
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JULY CONCERTS AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO

Tribute bands will be rocking Tortoise Rock Casino with free concerts in July.  Kicking off the 4th of July weekend on Friday, July 3, will be Woodie and the Long Boards, a Beach Boys tribute band.  July 10 will be Creedence Relived, a tribute to CCR.  You Got Luck, a...
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GUNFIGHTERS FOR HIRE TO HOLD SUNDAY SHOW

A big “Thank You” to all the firefighters with some help from the weather, it looks like the Gunfighters For Hire will be out on Mane Street shootin’ it up. Since the evacuations were lifted EXCEPT for Burns Canyon, the Gunfighters for Hire would like to give the firefighters some...
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SATURDAY LAKE FIRE UPDATE

This morning, representatives from the Forest Service, Cal Fire, CHP, and the Sheriff’s department met to discuss the status of the fire, along with any safety concerns. During the meeting, these members from the Incident Management agreed to reopen Highway 38 as of 8:00 a.m. Evacuation orders have been lifted...
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FULL MOON HIKE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SATURDAY NIGHT

Joshua Tree National Park will offer a full moon hike tonight, June 27. With hot summer days, the full moon hike offers a chance to take advantage of the cooler evening hours with the brightness of the moon lighting the way. Hikers will be treated to an hour-long, ranger-guided hike...
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“THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” FINAL WEEKEND AT THEATER 29

 “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” runs one last weekend at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how you can help solve a murder…

This weekend is your last chance to help solve a murder. At Theater 29, come help the cast of the musical “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” catch...
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FROM THE SHERIFF'S LOG: A FINGER, A FACE, 2 POT PLANTS IN AN OPEN TRUCK

IS SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEWLY MISSING A FINGER?

Sheriff’s deputies spent two hours Friday afternoon looking for a person who cut his finger off in Morongo Valley. A little before 2:30 p.m., deputies were called to Hess Boulevard and Senilis Avenue for a report of a self-inflicted finger amputation. However,...
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HAM RADIO OPERATORS FIELD EXERCISE THIS WEEKEND

Local ham radio operators will join others around the nation for their annual field day exercise this weekend. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to see the invaluable service they provide…

You may think that your cell phone or smart phone is all you need to communicate with others these days,...
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