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WE REVIEW “LEGALLY BLONDE” PLAYING AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Yucca Valley High School opens “Legally Blonde, the Musical” tonight in the high school’s lecture hall. The award-winning musical is based on the beloved movie “Legally Blonde.” Reporter Rebecca Havely attended a dress rehearsal and offers this review…
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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team cleaned up Turtle Island and surrounding areas including the post office field two weeks ago. Tomorrow they will tackle the Alta Loma and Sherwood area just east of the Friendly Hills Elementary School. Volunteers will meet at Alto Loma and Sherwood Wednesday, May 27 at...
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FREE SHOWING OF VEGETARIAN DOCUMENTARY TONIGHT

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church will host a free showing of the film “Plan-eat” tonight, starting at 6 p.m., along with a free vegetarian meal. The documentary explores food choices that can protect the environment and make the planet sustainable, while celebrating the joys of food. The Seventh-Day Adventist Church is...
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LUNCH IN THE PARK BACK IN MORONGO VALLEY TOMORROW

The Morongo Valley Lunch in the Park will return tomorrow after a brief hiatus. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation…
Morongo Valley Wednesday’s Lunch in the Park have been on hiatus due to a seeding project at Covington Park, but Wednesday, Lunch in the Park returns May 27 with artist...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TRACK STANDOUTS IN CIF FINALS

The Twentynine Palms Wildcats traveled to Cerritos College to compete in the prestigious CIF Southern section finals meet this weekend. Coach Ronda Morton said the peak performer of the day was Andrew Wilson (a junior) who earned first place, with a heave of 157 feet 6 inches in the discus,...
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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN KILLED IN CRASH SUNDAY NIGHT

A Joshua Tree musician was killed Sunday evening when the bicycle he was riding was hit by a car. According to the California Highway Patrol, Tim Kelly, 58, was riding his bike northbound on Sunburst Avenue near Jericho Lane about 8:15 p.m. A 2014 Chevrolet Sonic, driven by Derek Burnham,...
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LOST AND FOUND IN THE NATIONAL PARK

You drive out of the National Park, reach for your cell phone … it’s not there!  Ranger Pam Tripp tells you what to do…

Many visitors enjoy a wonderful trip through Joshua Tree National Park, only to find later that they have forgotten or lost an item. It is not uncommon...
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MUSD BOARD SPECIAL CLOSED MEETING

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will have a special meeting Tuesday, May 26. It will be a closed session, dealing solely with contract bargaining with employee union representatives. It starts at 5:30 pm at Joshua Tree Elementary School.

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ANOTHER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON SCAM

Recently, some Morongo Basin residents were called by people pretending to be employees of Southern California Edison. The callers said the residents had outstanding bills, and demanded the customers make payments with prepaid cards over the telephone. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips on how to avoid being a...
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BLOOD DRIVE TUESDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, May 26, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 2 to 6 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those...
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MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES

FREE MEAL FOR ACTIVE AND RETIRED MILITARY AT CASINO

To honor the nation’s military personnel, Tortoise Rock Casino will serve a FREE meal on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 for all active and retired military. From noon to 6 p.m., at Oasis Grille, a FREE Nathan’s chili dog and French fries...
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BEING A CAR SALESMAN

Bought a car lately?  ROP Broadcasting student Kayla Stegall talks about what it’s like being on the other side of the transaction…

Most of us know what it is like to buy a car, but have you ever thought of the shoe on the other foot? By this, I’m talking about...
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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB SUMMER PROGRAM

The Boys and Girls Club of the High Desert has released details about its summer program. The club offers recreational activities, sports, movies, arts and crafts, cooking classes, reading programs, and water games for children ages 5 to 18. In addition, the club will offer a teen Community Emergency Response...
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CIF SOFTBALL IN YUCCA VALLEY

After defeating Desert Christian Academy on Thursday in the first round of CIF play, the Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans softball team will host Polytechic of Pasedena in round two at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, at the Boys and Girls Club softball field in Yucca Valley.

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25TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKES RUN

On your marks.  Get set.  GO…to the Grubstakes Run.  Reporter Cassie Zimarik gets out her starting pistol…

The 25th Annual Grubstakes 10K, 5K and 2K Run is to be held in Yucca Valley on Sunday, May 24. The Grubstakes Run is open to experienced and novice athletes of all ages and fitness levels. While...
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BICYCLIST HIT BY CAR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A bicyclist suffered minor injuries after he was hit by a car in Twentynine Palms Thursday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man, identified only as being in his 50s, was riding his bicycle eastbound on Civic Drive about 8:30 p.m. The report states the bicycle did not have...
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HOLIDAY WEEKEND TRAFFIC AND ENFORCEMENT

HEAVY TRAFFIC EXPECTED ON CALIFORNIA HIGHWAYS

Maybe you’ll be on the road this holiday weekend.  Managing Editor Tami Roleff says, so will a lot of other people…

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally one of the heaviest travel times in the Inland Empire region. CalTrans is expecting lengthy delays on some area roads...
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CHP OFFERS START SMART FOR TEEN DRIVERS

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another free Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The class will be held on Wednesday, May 27, in the CHP offices on the...
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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH PRESENTS: “LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL”

The Theatre Department at Yucca Valley High School presents “Legally Blonde, the Musical.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details…

The spring musical at Yucca Valley High is “Legally Blonde, the Musical” and will be performed in the school’s lecture hall.  The production opens, Tuesday, May 26, with additional performances May 28,...
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2004 YUCCA VALLEY TRIPLE HOMICIDE ON TV SHOW

A Yucca Valley triple homicide will be featured Sunday on a television show about couples who murder. In January 2004, Jimmy Dale Kelly and Kimberly Michaud went to a home on Joshua View Drive in Yucca Valley to rob Patty Crevoisier, 44, and ended up murdering her and two men—William...
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