WHITE CHIHUAHUA FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE

WHITE CHIHUAHUA FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE

White, no collar, no tags.

Found near: Single Tree Rd. & Uphill in Joshua Tree.

Call: Cindy 760-401-7383

RED MIN PIN LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

RED MIN PIN LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Female, Miniature Pinscher (Min pin).
Red, cropped ears, wearing acollar.
She is extremely friendly.

Lost near: Balsa & Hanford in Yucca Valley.

Call: Cindia 520-904-7776

YUCCA VALLEY SEWER PROJECT MOVING TO THE CENTER OF TOWN

Construction crews for the Yucca Valley sewer project have started laying pipe in and around the center of Yucca Valley. Areas affected by the construction in Phase 1-Area C include neighborhoods north of Highway 62 surrounding the airport and from Hilton Avenue west to Sage Avenue. The water district is working with business owners to minimize traffic delays while sewer pipelines are installed and the streets are resurfaced. A real-time map of the construction areas can be found at YVSewerMap.com.

PKG C Area Map 180321 – FR – With Tentative Dates

APPLY NOW FOR YUCCA VALLEY PARTNERSHIP FUNDS

Applications are now available for a partnership funding program through the Town of Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details…
The Town of Yucca Valley has announced that it is now accepting applications for funding from organizations and entities that enhance the quality of life in Yucca Valley. The funds, estimated to be about $80,000, are from the Measure Y sales tax and the general fund. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. May 3. The Yucca Valley Town Council will give final approval for applications at a future meeting. Application forms and guidelines can be found at yucca-valley.org. For more information, contact Sharon Cisneros at 760-369-7207, or email scisneros@yucca-valley.org.

MINERVA HOYT CONSERVATION AWARD GOES TO PAT FLANAGAN

Pat Flanagan

The Joshua Tree National Park Association has named Pat Flanagan as the recipient of the 2017 Minerva Hoyt Conservation Award. The award recognizes individuals or organizations that have made notable achievements in the areas of leadership, protection, preservation, research, education, and stewardship leading to a significant and lasting contribution on behalf of the deserts of California. Flanagan has a broad background in desert natural history education going back to the late 1970s when she managed the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center. She was a founding member and director of Mojave Desert Land Trust, and participated in efforts to support designation of three desert National Monuments: Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails, and Castle Mountains. Flanagan’s in-depth knowledge of a broad range of matters impacting desert natural and cultural resources is in evidence in public documents in nearly every project and plan affecting Southern California deserts in the past 20 years. Flanagan continues her work as a member of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Committee, a director of the Morongo Basin Conservation Association, a member of the Advisory Board for Basin and Range Watch, and an appointee to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District’s Technical Advisory Committee.

Previous recipients of Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award are:  
2004 Susan Luckie Reilly
2005 Larry and Donna Charpied
2006 David Myers and The Wildlands Conservancy
2007 John Wohlmuth and the Coachella Valley Association of Governments
2008 Mark Jorgenson, Superintendent of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
2009 United States Senator Dianne Feinstein
2010 Owens Valley Committee
2011 Elden E. Hughes
2012 Steven L. and Ruth Rieman
2013 Dee and Betty Zeller
2014 Terry Weiner and The Desert Protective Council
2015 Nancy Karl
2016 Cindy Zacks

THEATRE 29 SUMMER YOUTH THEATER APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

The 2018 Theatre 29 summer youth theater program is well into the planning stages. Applications are available now and reporter Rebecca Havely shares how to sign up your child …
The Theatre 29 summer youth theater program will present “Mary Poppins Jr.” this summer. The youth program runs Mondays through Fridays from June 25 through July 29. “Juniors” aged 7 to 11 years old meet from 10 to 12 daily, and “Seniors” age 12 to 17 have class from 1 to 3. The program teaches a wide variety of theatrical skills from auditioning to performing, plus, backstage skills such as set construction, costuming and props, lights and sound and much more. The program culminates with performances of “Mary Poppins Jr.” from July 27-29. The application deadline is June 15 and payment in full is due by June 22. The cost is $60 per student some scholarships are available.

Applications are available at theatre29.org, the Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation offices, the Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley Chambers of Commerce, and the Z107.7 studios in Joshua Tree.

NEW EXHIBITION OPENS FRIDAY AT GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

A new exhibition is on display at Gallery 62 in downtown Joshua Tree. The group show, entitled “Face Off,” features paintings, assemblage, and ceramics by Suzanne Ross and Marjorie Franklin, as well as art by other local artists. The show opens April 6 and runs through April 29, with an opening reception Saturday, April 14 during the second Saturday art crawl from 6 to 8 p.m. Gallery hours are noon to 3 Fridays and Sundays, and 9 to 3 Saturdays. Gallery 62 is located at 60167 29 Palms Highway.

Face Off Group Show

TAKE A TOUR OF THE OLD WOMAN SPRINGS RANCH

UPDATE: 4/9/18 7:40 a.m. This tour is sold out.

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is offering the opportunity to tour the historic Old Woman Springs Ranch. Reporter Tanisha Cureton explains how you can get on the tour…
The Morongo Basin Historical Society is offering the opportunity to tour the Old Woman Springs Ranch Saturday, April 14. Tour the house and ranch at Old Woman Springs, an “Oasis in the Desert” and learn about the history of the water sources, Native American presence, and life on the ranch in the 1950-1960s. The cost for Historical Society members is $20; the fee for non-members is $30, and children under 12 are free. The tour begins at 10:30. For more information, call 760-366-7896.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY MARKETPLACE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold its monthly marketplace Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7. Some of the items for sale include an oak dining table and six chairs, portable dishwasher, kitchen appliances, and more. The sale will be held from 8 to 1 at the historical society’s office, 632 Landers Lane in Landers.

IT’S RATTLESNAKE SEASON; SOME REMINDERS AND SAFETY TIPS

With the rising springtime temperatures, desert snakes are becoming more active and can be found basking in the sun. Managing editor Tami Roleff has these reminders about how to prevent being bitten by rattlesnakes…

As the temperature increases during the day, rattlesnakes may seek shade from the afternoon heat. Often, snakes seek refuge under debris near homes, under cars, or even under bushes or rocks in residential yards. In the evening when the temperatures cool, the snakes will be on the move seeking a meal. With this in mind, be careful about where you place your hands and feet when you cannot see where you are reaching. The majority of snakebites occur on the hands, feet and ankles. If you are bitten, remain calm and assess your symptoms. If the area of the bite begins to swell and change color, the snake was probably poisonous. Keep the bitten area still and below the heart. Remove any jewelry or constricting items near the affected area. Seek medical attention immediately.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Twentynine Palms High School swim team hosted Rancho Mirage High School yesterday (April 4) with the Wildcat ladies winning by ONE point, 87 to 86. The men took a bite out of the Rattlers, winning 123 to 40. Coach Michelle Minatrea-Teo said the swim team’s record is 5-0.

GIA RICHARDSON SHAKES HANDS WITH A RANCHO MIRAGE SWIMMER

JOSIAH HENDERSON JUMPS OVER KYLE BOBADILLA THE 200 MEDLEY RELAY WON 1ST PLACE

ASHLEY WARING JUMPS OVER MARY CARBIENER DURING THE 200 MEDLEY RELAY

200 YARD MEDLEY RELAY TEAM ARE JOSEPH DANIELS, DORIAN PHILLPS, MICAH POLLNOW, AND OWEN OBRIEN

COACH MICHELLE MINATREA-TEO WITH HER TWO MANAGERS NICK COUNCELL AND HAILEY GEE

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan golf team will travel away to Desert Hot Springs; tee time is 3 p.m.

Also today, the Trojan track and field team will host Coachella Valley High School at home. The meet starts at 3:15 p.m.