SHEPARD MIX LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

SHEPARD MIX LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Male, German Shepard named, “Scout”

Brown with black patch on back w/blue collar

Lost near: Navajo and Church St. in Yucca Valley

Call:Francesca 760-447-6029

BOXER BULL DOG MIX FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE

Male, brown and white.

Found near: Sun Fair & La Brisa in Joshua Tree.

Call: 760-366-1213

TERRIER MIX LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

TERRIER MIX LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Female, Terrier mix with sily long winter coat.

Grey body with tan legs and face.

Lost near: Valley Vista Ave and Navajo (1 block from Onaga) in Yucca valley.

Call: Sierra in 760-871-9011

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WALK SET FOR MONDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored on Monday across the country and here in the Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Andrew Dieleman invites you to join the celebration…

“I have a dream.”

The celebrated civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is perhaps best known for his unforgettable speech at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., in 1964.

“A dream rooted in the American Dream.”

Commemorating Dr. King’s birthday, which is celebrated Monday, January 15, the Twentynine Palms Bible Baptist Church will hold its 18th annual march.

“That one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed.”

The one-mile march celebration starts promptly at 8 a.m. at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road and ends at Palms Southern Baptist Church, 5285 Adobe Road. Following the march at 9 a.m. will be a program with local speakers and music, and free refreshments.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL men are created equal.”

The public is invited to join in the march and attend the program.

Government offices, banks, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day.

DEATH INVESTIGATION AFTER TWO PEOPLE FOUND DECEASED IN A MOBILE HOME PARK

The Sheriff’s Department has opened an investigation into the death of two elderly people found deceased in the Roadrunner Mobile Home Park Morongo Valley Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Jodi Miller told Z107.7 News there was no sign of foul play and the Sheriff’s Homicide Division was not called out. She said the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station is conducting the investigation.

GIANT ROCK TAKING A BEATING WITH WIDESPREAD ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES

In recent days, Z107.7 news brought attention to problems caused by the influx of visitors to the Desert View Conservation Area, aka section 6, in Joshua Tree. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings us this story of another local area taking a beating from the recent overflow of visitors and about a community meeting on the problem…

Along with the steady growth of visitors to Joshua Tree National Park, spillover into alternative camping and wilderness areas also increased over the recent holidays. Giant Rock in Landers is another area that has taken a beating. In excess of a hundred vehicles including campers, motorhomes, vans, and trailers, plus dirt bikes, quads and other off-highway vehicles amassed in the area around the iconic natural wonder. The area is under the jurisdiction of the woefully understaffed federal Bureau of Land Management. And while camping is permitted, the New Year’s holiday weekend saw widespread illegal activities including fireworks, graffiti, and unpermitted campfires. The problem and possible solutions will be discussed at tomorrow’s 3 p.m. meeting of the Landers Association. The meeting takes place at Belfield Hall on Reche Road just east of the Landers Post Office. Everyone is invited to attend.

MORONGO UNIFIED AND COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEET JOINTLY

Copper Mountain Community College Board of Trustees and the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education met in a special meeting yesterday to review joint projects and other important topics, Reporter Eric Knabe fill us in…

Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees and the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education met yesterday. Sandwiched between the talk of projects, was the discussion of redistricting. CMC president Jeff Cummings stated that their stance was based on 2012 report, which concluded that redistricting was not needed. Cummings then ask the MUSD board for their opinion. MUSD Board Clerk Hilary Slotta informed Cummings that it is just a matter of time before they receive a letter from an attorney. To begin the process of redistricting would protect them from law suit and provided them with time to weight all there options. Other MUSD board members weight in similar opinion from their own research. Trustee Eva Kinsman thank them for their opinion and said there was much to consider before they decide. The meeting concluded with tentative second joint meeting in September and a fall summit in October.

TAKE THE COUNTY’S MORONGO BASIN ARTS SURVEY

San Bernardino County is asking for the public’s input in developing a strategic plan for the arts for the Morongo Basin. The intent is to develop a strategic plan that will capitalize on existing resources to make the Morongo Basin’s arts and cultural life stronger, more accessible, and sustainable. A link to participate in a survey can be found below.

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4003488/Morongo-Basin-Community-Survey

STUDENTS ART SHOW RECEPTION SATURDAY AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold an artists’ reception Saturday for its judged student art show. Managing editor Tami Roleff paints in the details…

The public is invited to the 29 Palms Art Gallery Saturday, January 13, for an opening reception and awards ceremony. Works will be judged by category: painting, drawing, photography, and other. Ribbons, cash and scholarship awards will be given for first, second and third place. First- and second-place winners will be invited to enter their work in the Annual Southern Region Youth Art Month competition in San Diego. A 12th grade student intending to attend Copper Mountain College this fall will be awarded a scholarship by the Copper Mountain College Foundation. The show will be on display through January 28. The reception starts at 5 p.m. at the art gallery, 74055 Cottonwood Drive in Twentynine Palms.

GALLERY 62 PLANNING STUDENT ART SHOW IN FEBRUARY

Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will hold a student art show in February at the gallery. The show will include a catalog showcasing each student’s art submission. The Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council is accepting sponsorships for, and advertising in, the catalog. Ad rates start at $25. To sponsor or submit an ad in the catalog, contact Karan Murphy before January 31 at 714-745-8905.

HARRISON HOUSE TO FEATURE WORLD-RENOWNED HARPSICHORDIST

Harrison House Music, Arts and Ecology will present a night filled with music tonight with renowned harpsichordist Ketil Haugsand. Reporter Tanisha Cureton gives the details…

Ketil Haugsand, a retired professor of harpsichord, will perform his popular recordings of J.S. Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” Haugsand is known for his outstanding performances at many venues on multiple continents as a soloist. This special night will be held Saturday, January 13 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Harrison House. Tickets for each show are $20 and are available online at www.harrisonhouse.org.

IMPROV WORKSHOP SUNDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

An improv comedy workshop will be held Sunday, January 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Rainbow Stew. Presented by Tami Wood and Bob Rufer, participants will explore self-awareness through improv tools, games, and exercises. The cost is $20 and reservations are required. Call 760-774-2553 for more information.

YUCCA VALLEY LIBRARY FAMILY MOVIE PROGRAM STARTING TOMORROW

For the next 6 weeks, The Yucca Valley Public Library will host a Family Movie Program, Saturday mornings at 10am. Reporter Eric Knabe has the cinematic details…

For the next six weeks, The Yucca Valley Branch Library invites you to attend their Family Movie Program, they will host a different movie in their program room. Saturdays at 10:00 AM : Starting this Saturday with “Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Gotham City Breakout” followed by the next week with “Zootopia”, and then “The Good Dinosaur,” “Cars 3, “My Little Pony: The Movie,” and wrapping up the series: “The Lego Batman Movie.”

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Coming up in Copper Mountain College basketball, the men’s and women’s teams will host a double-header against Riverside City College at home tonight. The men’s team goes first at 5 p.m., followed by the women at 7 p.m.

COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports today, it’s a cross-basin rivalry game between the Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools basketball and soccer teams. The basketball games and the boys’ soccer game will all be played in Yucca Valley; boys’ soccer starts at 5 p.m.; girls’ basketball at 6 p.m., and boys’ basketball at 7:30 p.m. The girls’ soccer game will be played in Twentynine Palms starting at 5 p.m.

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms boys’ basketball team will travel away to play Etiwanda High School. Game time is at 3 p.m.

WE MARK THE PASSING OF JOYCE TRIPP

Joyce Tripp, a 60-year resident of Joshua Tree, died January 11. She was 83 years old. She is survived by her son William Harvey of Joshua Tree and daughter Janet VanBeuren of Desert Hot Springs, as well as her six nieces and nephews, three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Joyce was a familiar friendly face as a waitress at local restaurants for 40 years. No public service will be held. Interment will be at Riverside National Cemetery with a graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for condolence cards.