SPRING FORWARD THIS WEEKEND AND CHANGE SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES

The days are getting longer and that means it’s time to change our clocks again. Kirby Davis says to move your clocks one hour ahead before you go to bed Saturday night…

March 12 is the start of Daylight Saving Time and it’s time to “spring forward” one hour, which means it’s time to change your clocks and your batteries. While electronic devices may change their clocks automatically, it’s up to you to keep you and your family safe by changing smoke alarm batteries. Test the smoke alarm to ensure that it works and remember to check all smoke alarms monthly. A working smoke alarm can decrease a family’s risk of dying in a house fire by nearly 50 percent. Smoke alarms should be placed on every floor of your home, in every bedroom, and outside sleeping areas.

PUBLIC’S HELP SOUGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS BURGLARY INVESTIGATION

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in a burglary in Twentynine Palms. A resident in the 6000 block of Cahuilla Avenue called the Sheriff’s Department about 12:40 p.m. Sunday to report that handguns and jewelry had been stolen from the home. Sheriff’s Deputy Dennis Tollefson identified Adrian Jordan, 43, of Twentynine Palms as a suspect, and after an investigation, Adrian Jordan was arrested on suspicion of burglary, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with her bail set at $75,000. However, Tollefson was not able to locate the stolen property. Anyone with information about the burglary should call the Sheriff’s Department at 760-366-4175.

MORONGO VALLEY MAN HELD AFTER STOLEN CAR FOUND

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of possessing a stolen vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, a probation officer went to a home in the 10800 block of West Drive about 2:30 for a probation compliance check on Roger Peterson, 53. The probation officer determined that a Ford Explorer parked in the driveway had been reported stolen in Desert Hot Springs, which was confirmed by a deputy. Peterson told the deputy that a friend gave him the Explorer in December, which he said was not operable when he received it. He said he had it towed to his home and has been working on it ever since. Roger Peterson was arrested for investigation of possession of a stolen vehicle and on a misdemeanor warrant, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with his bail set at $75,000. The deputy was not able to locate the registered owner of the Explorer, and vehicle was towed.

WONDER VALLEY COMMUNITY MEETING TOMORROW

Illegal dumping of both trash and animals are just two of the topics up for discussion in Wonder Valley tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

The monthly Wonder Valley Community Meeting takes place tomorrow, March 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road. On the agenda is a presentation on illegal firearms shooting in Wonder Valley. On resident will share some recent experiences in trying to get the problem under control. Among other items on the agenda are discussion of illegal trash dumping and neighborhood cleanups; abandonment of animals and unwanted pets; and Fire Department connections to private water tanks. There will be Cuban pastries and French Roast coffee. More information available at WonderValley.org. Tomorrow’s meeting is open to all.

GALLERY 62 RECEPTION TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

Gallery 62 will hold an opening reception for its current show, Fantastic Fiber, during the Second Saturday Art Crawl, Saturday, March 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. Eight artists will showcase a variety of fiber-related artworks, such as quilts, baskets, fashions, and more. The show runs through March 28. The gallery, located at 61607 29 Palms Highway, Suite H in Joshua Tree, is open Fridays and Sundays from 12 to 3, and Saturdays 9 to 3.

VENDORS SOUGH FOR 6TH ANNUAL “WOOF WALK” IN PIONEERTOWN MARCH 25

The 6th Annual “Woof Walk” to support the Humane Society no-kill animal shelter is set for March 25. Reporter Rebecca Havely says vendors are now being sought for the event…

The Morongo Basin Humane Society no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree is seeking vendors for its sixth annual Woof Walk and Fair. The fundraising day will include a dog walk, blessing of the animals, raffle items, live auction, vendor booths, food and pet contests. Dogs will be available for adoption as well. The event is on Saturday, March 25 at Pappy and Harriet’s. If you’re interested in setting up a booth call Eleonore at 760-408-7275 or email her at fivehappydogs@gmail.com.

TWENTYNINE PALMS INTERACT CLUB FLEA MARKET DURING ROTARY CARNIVAL

The Twentynine Palms High School Interact Club will hold a community flea market Saturday, March 11, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The flea market will be held adjacent to the Rotary carnival, on the corner of Joe Davis Drive and Desert Knoll Avenue in Twentynine Palms. There will be something for everybody.

YUCCA VALLEY YOUTH COMMISSION OFFERS FREE TECH ASSISTANCE THIS AFTERNOON

If all the new tech gadgets have you feeling overwhelmed, take heart. A team of tech-savvy youngsters will be ready to help you this afternoon. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the assistance is a Youth Commission program…

Need help setting up your cell phone, tablet or other electronic device? Want to learn how to text or set up a Facebook account? Can’t figure out how to download pictures from your camera or cell phone? A team of tech-savvy teens from the Town of Yucca Valley Youth Commission will be available 2:30 to 4:30 Friday, March 24, at the Yucca Valley Senior Center to answer your questions and help you with your technology needs. No appointment is necessary. Can’t make it today? Mark your calendar for an upcoming session April 7, same time, same location. Come early for lunch at 11:30, stay for games at 1 p.m., and tech help at 2:30.

TWENTYNINE PALMS BASKETBALL FUND-RAISER BEFORE SECOND-ROUND CIF STATE PLAYOFF SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat Boys’ basketball team will be hosting a BBQ from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, March 11, before their second-round state playoff game that tips off at 6 p.m. The grill will be in front of Coach Richard A. Casey Gymnasium. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be free to everyone until they are gone; donations which will be used towards the purchase of the team’s championship rings will be greatly appreciated. Come out, enjoy the fun, get excited and support the Wildcats as they play Immanuel High School from Reedley California for the opportunity to advance to the State of California Division IV regional semifinal.

DROP IN TO PLAY BOARD GAMES IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Like to play board games? The Town of Yucca Valley is offering drop-in Board game sessions Saturday starting tomorrow. Reporter Kirby Davis has your invitation…

Remember the good old days playing board games? The Yucca Valley Parks and Rec Department is holding drop-in sessions where people of all ages can play board games, from the classics to new games. The drop-in board game session is Saturday, March 11, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Admission is $2 at the door. Helpers will be available to teach any game, and will supply a free take-home game to each participant. For more information, call 760-369-7211.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Twentynine Palms High School golf kicked off the 2017 season this week with a road loss and a home win. Tuesday the Wildcats traveled to Apple Valley and played a tough preseason match against Apple Valley High School, losing 204 to 265. Thursday, the golf team held its home opener at Road Runner Dunes golf course hosting Desert Christian academy. The Wildcats came out on top at home and defeated the Conquerors with a score of 295 to 265. Coach Gary Bell said the low score of the match was shot by Twentynine Palms player Andrew Dyer with a 50, followed by Wildcats’ Gabriel Villescas with 52, and Jace Hope with 53. Hope made a birdie on the ninth hole in almost complete darkness.

In the final day tomorrow of the Route 66 Baseball Classic tournament, the Joshua Springs Lightning baseball team will play Palo Verde Valley from Blythe, California.