A man was seriously injured in a fire in Wonder Valley early Saturday morning. Firefighters were called to the blaze in the 84500 block of Amboy Road in Wonder Valley where they found a house on fire. A 64-year-old man was transported by Morongo Basin Ambulance to Hi-Desert Medical Center, where he was then flown by helicopter to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for treatment of his burns.
Two new locations are available in the Morongo Basin for COVID-19 vaccinations. Ernest Figueroa has more information about vaccinations, and testing…
Morongo Basin Community Health Center will provide both COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, effective Monday, February 22. An appointment is required for both testing and vaccination. Participants must remain in their vehicle. Staff will ask for medical insurance information. No co-pay or share-of-cost will be collected. All insurances are accepted. The uninsured are welcome.
At this time, vaccinations are limited to senior adults aged 65 or older. Vaccinations will be given at the Twentynine Palms Health Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and at the Yucca Valley Health Center on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1p.m. Testing is at the Yucca Valley Health Center on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon.Call 760-820-2614 to make an appointment for a test or vaccination.
- In 29 Palms (6380 Split Rock Avenue) on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- In Yucca Valley (58375 Twentynine Palms Hwy) on Wednesdays and Fridays between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Testing is open to all and provided at the Yucca Valley Health Center (58375 Twentynine Palms Hwy) on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and noon.
A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday (February 16), accused of driving while high on drugs. A deputy stopped a vehicle near Highway 62 and National Park Drive in Twentynine Palms about 11 a.m. A field sobriety test was performed on the driver, Michael Peery, 40, which showed that Peery was under the influence of drugs. Peery also had an expired driver’s license. Michael Peery was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, cited, and released.
A new exhibition of quilts will go online on the Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s website. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more information about the show called “Stitching California”…
“Stitching California” displays quilts from more than 40 artists who pay tribute to iconic California views and native flora. But other themes also emerge: the impacts of drought, flood, and fire; the effects of the Gold Rush, and persecutions faced by California’s indigenous peoples, Hispanics, and Japanese residents who were interned during World War II. The quilts also contain references to industry, economy, geography, and topography, and run the emotional gamut from hope to despair. The exhibit will be on the museum’s website, hidesertnaturemuseum.org, through April 4.
Mil-Tree in Joshua Tree is offering a free online gentle stretch class. Taught by Captain David Romero, an Air Force veteran, the class mixes meditation and inspirational words of wisdom with gentle stretching. See a link below to watch the 80-minute class.