CORGI FOUND IN 29 PALMS

CORGI FOUND IN 29 PALMS

Female, white with brown patches on face and back area.

Found near: Utah Trail & Hwy 62 in 29 Palms

Call: Cynthia in 760-217-6183

COLLIE FOUND IN 29 PALMS

COLLIE FOUND IN 29 PALMS
Male, brown and white.
Found near: Sunrise and Poleline in 29 palms
Call: Tacy 951-330-8672

ALLEGEDLY DRUNK MAN HIT BY VEHICLE IN JOSHUA TREE

An allegedly drunk 55-year-old man from Anaheim was injured Thursday after witnesses said he walked into traffic on Highway 62 and was hit by a vehicle in Joshua Tree. According to the California Highway Patrol, about 4 p.m., Christopher Moline was thrown out of the Joshua Tree Saloon for drunk and disorderly behavior. Witnesses said Moline then stood in the highway’s eastbound bike lane west of Elwood Street, and made obscene gestures to passing vehicles. Ronald Asher, 75, of Shingletown, was driving a 2008 Chevy, towing a travel trailer, eastbound on the highway. As Asher passed Moline, Moline stepped into traffic and was struck by the travel trailer. Asher, unaware of Moline’s actions or injury, continued eastbound on the highway. A witness to the collision chased down Asher, who stopped east of Bonair and waited for law enforcement. Asher told deputies he saw Moline standing in the highway after he passed him and didn’t realize he had hit him. Moline was taken to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs with non-life-threatening head injuries. The collision is still under investigation.

PLAN PROTECTING MILLIONS OF DESERT ACRES FROM DEVELOPMENT IN JEOPARDY

The Trump Administration announced yesterday that it will consider scrapping a conservation plan developed during the Obama Administration to protect millions of acres of desert in California. The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, finalized in 2016, was an eight-year effort to protect 10.8 million acres of sensitive desert ecosystems—including Joshua trees, desert tortoises, and bighorn sheep—by limiting where solar and wind energy projects could be developed. Reconsidering the desert conservation plan could open millions of acres of land to solar and wind development, and possibly to mining, grazing, and off-road vehicles as well. The Trump Administration says that California will not be able to meet its goal of having 50 percent of its energy produced from renewable energy sources in 2030 without opening up the desert for energy development. California officials and conservationists disagreed, and immediately spoke out against reopening the plan. Senator Dianne Feinstein said she questions the logic of reopening the plan that was a compromise between energy developers and conservationists, and adamantly opposes it. Frazier Haney of the Mojave Desert Land Trust said reopening the plan would create chaos. Public comments on reopening the plan will be taken for 45 days.

For more information, visit:
http://www.blm.gov/california/drecp

You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria to:
BLM-California State Director
2800 Cottage Way
Rm W-1623
Sacramento, CA 95825

Or electronically to: BLM_CA_DRECP@blm.gov

For more information, contact:
Jeremiah Karuzas
Renewable Energy Lead
2800 Cottage Way, Rm W-1623
Sacramento, CA 95825

Email: jkaruzas@blm.gov
Phone: 916-978-4644

HOME-MADE ROCKET LAUNCH NEAR AMBOY PLANNED FOR TOMORROW

An Apple Valley man is hoping the third time’s the charm, as he attempts to launch his newly designed steam-powered rocket into the air in Amboy
Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the limo driver’s rocket launch is a publicity stunt to raise money to launch him into space later in the
year…

“Mad” Mike Hughes had planned to launch his home-made rocket in Amboy last November, but his plans were derailed first by his rocket launcher—a converted RV—that broke down in his driveway, and then by the Bureau of Land Management which withdrew its permission to launch within hours of the scheduled launch. For Saturday’s flight, Hughes said he will be launching from private property and the launch will be vertical, so there won’t be a problem of crossing BLM land. Although Hughes says he doesn’t believe the Earth is round, he denies that he is a “Flat Earther.”

“I never stated or said this launch or the original jump of one mile was going to prove the flat Earth.”

His real goal?

“It was just a jump to raise the publicity for me and for the rocket to raise the money to go into space later in the year, which is a $1.8- to $2-million project.”

Hughes says Saturday’s launch will be streamed online and spectators will be run off by his own private security.

See the links below for more information:

https://madmikehughes.com/
https://www.facebook.com/madmikehughes/
https://noizetv.vhx.tv/

CANDIDATE FILING OPENS THIS MONTH, LOCAL RACES GETTING STARTED

The opening date for candidates to file to run for office in California begins Monday, February 12. Congressman Paul Cook has told Z107.7 News that he intends to run for re-election to his seat in District 8. In addition, Republican Cook has at least two challengers: Democrats Rita Ramirez and Marge Doyle.

Third District County Supervisor James Ramos said he is considering running for California Assembly in District 40. Assemblyman Chad Mayes said he intends to run for re-election in District 42. Jim Schooler said he will run for election to the Yucca Valley Town Council, which has three seats up
for election this fall. The California primary election is June 5; early voting starts May 7. The deadline to register to vote is May 21.

Update 2/5/18: Rita Ramirez’s name was incorrectly given as Rita Ramirez-Dean.

WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE RANDEE ZELLER

Make plans to see this year’s Miss Yucca Valley scholarship pageant, scheduled for Saturday, February 3, at 6 p.m. at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Today Reporter Andrew Dieleman introduces us to contestant Randee Zeller…

Today we visit with Randee Zeller, a junior at Yucca Valley High School and candidate for Miss Yucca Valley. Hi Randee. Tell us, who is the prominent woman you’ve been mentoring with and what you have learned?

“The prominent woman that I interviewed was Michelle Zaccaria. In the interview, she taught me that no matter what challenges life throws at me, I
have to buckle down and keep going. She told me ‘look on the bright side of everything, and nothing is impossible.’ She has greatly inspired me.”

What have you learned from your experience with Miss Yucca Valley?

“So far, Miss Yucca Valley has taught me how to better connect with myself, and others, on a personal level. This experience is teaching me how to be more professional and is teaching me skills that I will be able to use later on in life.”

Any final words?

“I want to wish all the girls in the pageant good luck and I want to say thank you to the Rotary Club for giving me this great opportunity.”

Thank you Randee.

LOCAL OFFICE HOURS FOR STATE ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES MONDAY

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday, February 5. Staff representatives will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may
have with state government. Mayes encourages residents who are not able to make the drive to his main district office in Rancho Mirage to attend the
mobile office hours in Yucca Valley.

A BUSY DAY AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

Rainbow Stew will host a variety of classes and entertainment this weekend. Reporter Tanisha Cureton gives some details…

Be sure to bring your notebook and pens to The Medicine Wheel Teachings of the Star Maiden Circle on Saturday, February 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will be sharing all the basic teachings of the wheel in a four-hour workshop. A suggested donation of $20 is requested, or $10 if you’ve taken a class with Valerie before. Rainbow Stew will also host classes next the two Mondays, on February 12 and February 26, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This two-part class consists of The Flowering Tree and The Human Being as a Sacred Wheel. A suggested donation of $10 is requested, or $5 if you’ve taken a class with Valerie before. For additional information, contact 760-364-2428.

Learn about the chakras with a class using Chakra Insights Oracle cards at Rainbow Stew this Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. Receive messages of guidance and learn to communicate with others in a positive way. A one-time $30 materials fee covers your 70-card deck plus a $15 class fee. To sign up call Rainbow Stew at 760-418- 5170.

The musical duo of Manny and Otter will give the gift of music at Rainbow Stew this Sunday from 1 to 3 pm. Manny is a self-taught musician who brings his Mescalaro Apache roots to his music.

OPEN HOUSE AT BOXOHOUSE TOMORROW

BoxoHouse will present an innovative show that focuses on the collaboration between artist and curator. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more on the Collab Project…

BoxoHouse will hold an open house for its newest exhibition that explores the dynamics of the collaborative process. John Plowman is an artist who
works in drawing, sculpture, installation and performance art. Bernard Leibov is an artist, curator and founder of BoxoHouse and co-founder of
Treenial. Together they will collaborate on their experiences in making, curating, and presenting contemporary art in non-gallery spaces. The open
house is set for Saturday, February 3, from 3 to 6 p.m. at BoxoHouse, 62732 Sullivan Road in Joshua Tree.

GLASS OUTHOUSE ART GALLERY OPENING RECEPTION TOMORROW

The Glass Outhouse will hold an opening reception for its new exhibit on Saturday, February 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. The work of Joy Leininga, Savanah
Sky, Dani Curlin, and Paul-Mark will be on display. The Luminators will provide live music. The exhibit will be up through February 25. The Glass
Outhouse is located on Highway 62, about five miles east of Twentynine Palms.

SENIOR CENTER DANCE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Come listen and dance to the grooves of So Rare at the St. Valentine’s Dance at the Yucca Valley Senior Center Saturday, February 3, from 2 to 5
p.m. Seniors 55 and older are free; those under 55 are $5. For more information contact 760-601-5978.

FISH AND CHIP AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a fish and chips dinner tonight (Friday) from 4 to 6 p.m. Two pieces of fish are $7; three pieces are $8. Sunday’s breakfast is Kenny’s chicken-fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The VFW Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

FAMILY MOVIE AT THE YUCCA VALLEY LIBRARY TOMORROW

For the next three Saturdays, the Yucca Valley Library will host a family movie program at 10 a.m. Reporter Eric Knabe has the cinematic details…

The Yucca Valley Library invites you to attend its family movie program. It will host a different movie for the next three Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. This Saturday the movie will be “Cars 3,” the latest in the “Cars” series. Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that
he’s still the best race car in the world. For more information, call the library at 760-228-5460.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL HAS TO FORFEIT LEAGUE GAME

The CIF announced Wednesday that the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats basketball team must forfeit its final league game of the season because it played too many non-conference games. The forfeit will keep the undefeated Wildcat team from claiming the DeAnza League title outright. The forfeit follows the resignation of Wildcat head coach TJ Stanford last week, who claimed parental harassment. Stanford is also the school’s athletic director and will remain in that position. CIF only allows teams to play 20 non-conference games and the Twentynine Palms team exceeded that. The game against Rancho Mirage set for February 9 will be forfeit. The Wildcats will still go to CIF playoffs and if the records remain the same, will tie with Rancho Mirage for the league title.

COLLEGE SPORTS SCHEDULES

In Copper Mountain College sports, the men’s and women’s basketball teams will be playing a double header tonight against Irvine College in Irvine. The women’s game starts at 5 p.m.; tip-off for the men’s game is at 7 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’ soccer and basketball teams will play Rancho Mirage High School. The girls will play in Yucca Valley, and the boys will play in Rancho Mirage. The soccer games start at 5 p.m.; girls’ basketball at 6 p.m. and boys’ basketball at 6:30 p.m.

Also today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ soccer and basketball teams will play Coachella High School. The girls will travel away to Thermal; the boys will play at home. Both soccer games start at 5 p.m. Girls’ basketball starts at 6; the boys’ basketball game starts at 7:30 p.m.