ART RECEPTIONS IN JOSHUA TREE DURING SECOND SATURDAY ART CRAWL

The Second Saturday Art Crawl continues tonight with opening receptions at several Joshua Tree art galleries. Gallery 62 will feature works by Kat Johnson, Noreen Lawlor, Erick Johnson, Mark Spangenberg, and Jeffrey Turner at their “Ides of Summer” show. The show is up through July 31, and the gallery is

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RECEPTION FOR JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS RESIDENT ARTISTS TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist in Residency Program is holding an opening reception tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… For the past seven weeks, the Joshua Tree Highlands artists in residence have lived and created art in the Mojave Desert. The artists are: sculptors Robert Michael Jones and

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LIVE WRESTLING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ELKS LODGE TODAY

The Twentynine Palms Elks Lodge is hosting a wrestling showdown today, featuring professional wrestlers. Doors open at 3:30, the show starts at 4. Admission is $5; military service members and their families get in free. The Elks Lodge is located at 6501 Elk Trail in Twentynine Palms.

SIGN UP NOW FOR DAY TRIP TO REAGAN LIBRARY

A day trip from Yucca Valley to Simi Valley has been planned. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has registration information… Registration is now open for a day trip to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley. The deluxe motor coach will leave the Yucca Valley Community Center at

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THE LIVE COMEDY “THE NERD” CONTINUES RUN IN YUCCA VALLEY

The live comedy, “The Nerd” is midway through its run in Yucca Valley. Directed by Rebecca Havely this smash hit is receiving rave reviews. Z107.7’s Tammi Roleff says, “The costumes, set, and music will instantly transport you back to the 1970s. “The Nerd” is a funny play that will have

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YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERTS START SATURDAY WITH THE BAND FRESH

The very popular free series of cool evening outdoor concerts in Yucca Valley Start tomorrow for 6 weeks. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites to get “Fresh”… The 22nd annual summer concert series, co-hosted by the town of Yucca Valley and Z107.7, kicks off Saturday, July 9, with The Band Fresh.

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MURTLE THE TURTLE DEDICATION CEREMONY TONIGHT

The Murtle the Turtle sculpture on Turtle Island in Joshua Tree will be dedicated today. The turtle was re-built in 1971 by noted local ceramics artist and sculptor, Howard Pierce. It was refurbished and repainted recently, and the Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a dedication ceremony, starting at

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STAR PARTY TONIGHT AT SKY’S THE LIMIT OBSERVATORY

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, July 9. The event begins at 9:30 p.m. and will end about 12:30 a.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Volunteers will set up manual and battery-operated

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JURY DELIBERATING IN MURDER TRIAL AFTER A MARINE WAS BY SHOT ANOTHER MARINE

The jury in the murder trial of Brock Myers started their deliberations Thursday morning and will continue them today. Myers, 25, is accused of shooting and killing his roommate, 26-year-old Steven Kohus, in the head in March 2014. Both Myers and Kohus were corporals in the Marine Corps attached to

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SURPRISE RESIGNATION FROM A MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER

The Morongo Unified School Board got a surprise resignation yesterday. Reporter David Haldane says the board will bid long-time member Ed Will farewell… The makeup of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education is about to change. In a surprise announcement, 12 ½-year board member J. Edward Will said

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FEATURED FUGITIVE LOCATED AND ARRESTED IN JOSHUA TREE

A Morongo Valley man who was featured on the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station’s “Fugitive Friday” Facebook page was captured Wednesday afternoon in Joshua Tree. According to Sheriff’s reports, Justin Brinkley, 27, also known as Justin Case, was wanted on a $50,000 warrant for possession of stolen property. A tip led

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RECEPTION FOR JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS RESIDENT ARTISTS TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Highlands artist in residency program is holding an opening reception tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… For the past seven weeks, the Joshua Tree Highlands artists in residence have lived and created art in the Mojave Desert. The artists are: sculptors Robert Michael Jones and

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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, July 11. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

LANDERS ASSOCIATION TO MEET SATURDAY

The monthly membership meeting of the Landers Association is Saturday at Belfield Hall, just east the Moose Lodge on Reche Road in Landers. The 3 p.m. business meeting and potluck will follow an hour of fellowship starting at 2 p.m. Residents are invited to mix and meet with old friends

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AC/DC TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Tortoise Rock Casino’s free concert series continues this Friday with an AC/DC tribute band. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… AC/DC fans “Are you ready?” Ready to rock at Tortoise Rock Casino this Friday night? Then “Come and Get It.” The AC/DC tribute band, “Noise Pollution” takes the outdoor stage at

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES TOMORROW

On Saturday, July 9, St. Martin in the Field Episcopal Church will be serving the meal for Food for Life from 3 to 5 p.m. They will be serving pork chops, salad, apple, and dessert. The meal is served in the Church of the Nazarene Hall. Take 49 Palms Road

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STREET MARKET AT TWENTYNINE PALMS UNITED METHODIST

The United Methodist Church of 29 Palms is holding its street market tomorrow, Saturday, July 9, from 8 to 1 in the church parking lot on Mesquite Springs Road, next to the high school. Vendors can have a space for a $10 donation. Shoppers will be surprised at the wonderful

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YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERTS START SATURDAY WITH THE BAND FRESH

The very popular free series of cool evening outdoor concerts in Yucca Valley Start tomorrow for six weeks. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites to get “Fresh”… The 22nd annual summer concert series, co-hosted by the town of Yucca Valley and Z107.7, kicks off Saturday, July 9, with The Band Fresh.

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SERVICES SET MONDAY FOR JERRY HEWITT

Jerry Hewitt, a 37-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, died July 5. She was 76 years old. Jerry Hewitt is survived by her husband, John “Doc” Hewitt; her daughter Vera Brownsburger of Sand Point, Idaho; her son, Thomas Hewitt of Randleman, North Carolina; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Jerry Hewitt was a

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT THURSDAY MORNING

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early this morning after leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit through residential neighborhoods. A Sheriff’s report states that deputies attempted to stop Cory Bryant, 33, for speeding near Alta Loma and Alta Avenue about 4 a.m. Bryant refused to stop and led deputies on

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