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MORONGO BASIN ITEMS IN TOMORROW’S BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA

The County Board of Supervisors meeting agenda shows consent items of Morongo Basin interest related to conservation, and a local conservationist, and to a road maintenance district. Reporter Dan Stork explains…
The seat on the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council that has been vacant since early June, will be filled...
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AUDITIONS TONIGHT FOR “YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” AT THEATRE 29

Auditions for the hilarious Broadway Musical, “Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein”, will be held tonight at Theatre 29. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to try out……
Don’t forget that the auditions for Theatre 29’s Young Frankenstein are tonight! The Artistic Director, Gary Daigneault, and the Music Director, Bill Barrett, will...
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SENIOR SAFETY AND INFORMATION IN MORONGO VALLEY THURSDAY

Morongo Basin seniors are invited to the first Senior Safety and Information Expo, to be held 9 to 11 this Thursday, August 21, at Covington Park in Morongo Valley. Numerous organizations, such as the Sheriff’s Department, Highway Patrol, Hi-Desert Medical Center Reach Out Morongo Basin, CERT, and more, will be...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB TAKING AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

The Twentynine Palms Youth Club is taking registrations for its after-school program. The program begins August 25. Applications can be picked up at the Youth Club, 5882 Luckie Avenue, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is free for students of Oasis Elementary; for all others,...
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VINTAGE FILM FESTIVAL CLOSES WITH “JEPOARDY” SATURDAY

This coming Saturday will be the final showing for this year’s Vintage Film Festival in Landers. Reporter Cara Conway invites you out to see “Jeopardy”….
John Sturges’ 1953 suspense film “Jeopardy” will be the closing feature for the Saturday night at the movies Vintage Film Festival on August 23 at...
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PIONEER DAYS THEME ANNOUNCED, ARTWORK SOUGHT

The Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days, set for October 17 through 19, is getting off to a great start. The Twentynine Palms Chamber selected this year’s Pioneer Days theme. “Pioneers & Patriots”, submitted by B.J. Duke, is the winner of the 2014 theme competition. Artwork is now sought to depict the...
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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE AUGUST SCHEDULE

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in August for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you...
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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY SEEKS OKTOBERFEST SPONSORS

The Yucca Valley Oktoberfest event is set for October 25. The event is being put on by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says even though the event is a way off, they are now looking for sponsors….
The Yucca Valley Rotary and Chamber of Commerce are...
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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets tomorrow and the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and...
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ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park has been the inspiration for so many artists.  Ranger Pam Tripp says that the Park encourages the process with a Artist-in-Residence program…

Joshua Tree National Park and the Joshua Tree National Park Association are pleased to announce the participants in the 2014-2015 Artist-in-Residence program.  Five artists were...
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YVHS REGISTRATION

Yucca Valley High School Registration begins Monday, August 18th.  The process starts in the YVHS Library.  If you received a notice from the library, please bring your books to turn in or be prepared to pay for these items during registration.  Class schedule pick up will follow in the YVHS...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB AFTER-SCHOOL REGISTRATION

Twentynine Palms Youth Club is taking registrations for its after-school program for Twentynine Palms school children. The after school program begins August 25. Applications can be picked up at the Youth Club, 5882 Luckie Avenue, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is free for students...
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DESERT HILLS FAMILY NIGHT AND MEN’S BREAKFAST

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will hold a family dinner and game night 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, at the church, 56750 Mountain View Trail. The men’s group will meet for breakfast 8 a.m. Saturday, August 23, at Carrow’s in Yucca Valley.

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FOOD DISTRIBTION FOR AUGUST 2014

The third Monday of August is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff 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, August...
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NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

Two Copper Mountain College students were awarded the 2014 Martie Avels Nursing Scholarship. Bobbie Buckman of Joshua Tree, and Breanna Ingalls of Yucca Valley, both registered nursing students at CMC, will receive a total award of up to $6,000 to defray the cost of tuition and books. Buckman said she...
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NEW SENSATIONS TO PERFORM AT YUCCA VALLEY CONCERT SATURDAY

Tonight is the night for the last performance in the Yucca Valley Summer Music Festival.  Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to experience New Sensations…

Join M.C. Pat Michaels of Z107.7 at the final concert of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival, which will feature the New Sensations Band. The New Sensations...
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CHP DUI CHECKPOINT TONIGHT

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI checkpoint tonight, Saturday, August 16, from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. in the Joshua Tree area. Drug Recognition Experts will be on site to provide on-the-spot assessments of drivers suspected of drug use. The officers will also be equipped with hand held breath...
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DRUG RAID IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Three Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Thursday afternoon following a drug raid on a home in the 71900 block of Sunnyslope Drive. About 3:10, deputies armed with a search warrant raided the home where they found Reah Barger, 34, Michael Pace, 51, and Jonathan Lowry, 64, along with drugs, weapons,...
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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 16. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:00 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. The summer Milky Way begins to appear overhead as darkness falls. A special telescope will allow observers to see the Veil Nebula, a supernova remnant of...
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PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES OFFERED

Our desert night skies present sights worth preserving photographically.  Reporter Cara Conway opens up her f-stop…

Capture our desert through your lens! The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park is offering courses in Fine Art, Night Sky, SmartPhone, and Desert Photography! Enhance your photography skills by working with professional photographers...
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