TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY LOOKING FOR TEEN VOLUNTEERS FOR SUMMER PROGRAM

The Twentynine Palms Library is looking for a few teen heroes. Reporter David Knutson explains… The Twentynine Palms Library is seeking teen volunteers to help with the 2016 summer reading program, Heroes Assemble. Volunteers will be assisting with all aspects of the summer reading program from registration, assisting with programs

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FIVE TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TRACK ATHLETES IN CIF PRELIMS

Five Twentynine Palms High School athletes—KJ Magwood-Morton, Selemara Mapuatuli, Liana Ruiz, Garrett Schrepfer, and Spencer Walton—traveled to Carpinteria High School to compete for Twentynine Palms in the CIF Preliminary track and field meet on Saturday. Coach Ronda Lockett-Morton said the top performer for the day was Selemara Mapuatuli, the De

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MAINTAINING THE TRAILS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park trails are heavily used. Ranger Pam Tripp tells us how they’re kept in shape… At Joshua Tree NP, visitors come from all over to hike desert trails. Within the park there are approximately 270 miles of back-country and wilderness trails, as well as almost nine miles

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SIGN UP NOW FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS EVENTS

Some of the events in the upcoming 66th annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days celebration include a golf tournament, parade, pancake breakfast, and 5K, and 10K run and 2K walk. The golf tournament starts at 8 a.m. Friday, May 27, at Hawk’s Landing. Call 760-365-6323 to register. Saturday, May 28, enjoy

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO SHOW HUELL HOWSER FILM

“The Ghost Mountain Experiment” is a lost episode of Huell Howser’s acclaimed California Gold TV Series. The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is hosting a screening Friday. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… A screening of the unseen episode of Huell Howser’s California’s Gold will be presented by the Twentynine Palms

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION THIS MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday.

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY IN LANDERS

The public is invited to participate in the regular monthly meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council, which represents the four communities of Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights and Johnson Valley to local, county, state and federal officials. Representatives from the County Sheriffs, County Fire and CalFire are always invited

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ROADWORK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MONDAY

CalTrans will be performing roadwork in Twentynine Palms Monday, May 16. From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., workers will be performing shoulder work from Split Rock Road to Bullion Avenue. Motorists should exercise caution in this area.

LOST, INJURED MOTORCYCLE RIDER RESCUED BY SHERIFF’S AVIATION

An injured Yucca Valley motorcycle rider was rescued Thursday night after he became lost in the desert south of Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, Chad Smithling, 48, was riding his motorcycle in the desert south of Kickapoo Avenue Thursday afternoon with a group of friends. When the group

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ART AUCTION RAISES FUNDS FOR REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN

Reach Out Morongo Basin held its fourth annual art auction Saturday to raise funds for its neighbors helping neighbors programs. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the live and silent auction raised more than $2,000 for the charity… A live and silent auction, combined with music and food, raised $2,182.50 for

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY FUNDS LOCAL PROJECTS

Giving disadvantaged communities a helping hand is the goal of the award-winning Mojave Water Agency Strategic Partners Program. The Mojave Water Agency has funded several projects this year in the Morongo Basin, including $10,000 to Copper Mountain College to help fund its educational walking trail; $5000 to Hi-Desert Water District

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DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS TODAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting Saturday, May 14, in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Club members will discuss endorsing candidates for Assembly District 42 and Congressional District 8, as well as the club’s participation in the Yucca Valley

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STAMP OUT HUNGER TODAY

On Saturday, May 14, letter carriers across the Morongo Basin will be collecting food for families in need. Residents are encouraged to leave a bag filled with non-perishable food such as canned meats, soups, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, and rice, next to their mail box before the regular

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MIDGET WRESTLING AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Some over-the-top fun tonight at the Tortoise Rock Casino. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more on Extreme Midget Wrestling… Called the Best Alternative Act by “Night Club and Bar” magazine, Extreme Midget Wrestling is coming back to Tortoise Rock Casino Saturday, May 14. The Baddest Little Show on Earth features

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TOMORROW NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, May 14. The event begins at 9 p.m. and will end about midnight. Volunteers will set up manual and battery-operated telescopes and guests may use them or bring their own. Mars will be prominent in

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ART TALK, OPENING ART RECEPTION IN JOSHUA TREE

An opening art reception will be held at the Old Town Gallery and Gifts in Yucca Valley from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15. Featured artists are painters Janis Commentz and Esther Shaw, with live music provided by Dana Larson. Both Commentz and Shaw have shown on the Hwy

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THEATRE 29 TO OFFER SUNDAY MATINEE FOR “DON’T HUG ME, I’M PREGNANT”

“Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant,” the hilarious musical at Theatre 29, will hold a Sunday matinee tomorrow, as well as its show tonight. “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant” is set in a little bar called “The Bunyan” in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota. Clara, played by Kylie Robinson, is 8 1/2 months

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CONCERT AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY

Mark Ross and The Luminators will perform for the Community Concert Series at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church Sunday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. The Luminators will entertain with bluegrass and gospel favorites for a $5 donation at the door. Light refreshments will be served following the concert, and all are

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOFTBALL TEAM IS UNDEFEATED

With its 12-1 victory Thursday over Shadow Hills High School, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ softball team are DeAnza League champions. The Lady Trojans traveled away to Indio and came away with an undefeated record of 12 and 0, with an overall win-loss record of 17-5. The girls are

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FEDERAL DIRECTIVE SAYS ALL SCHOOLS MUST GIVE TRANSGENDER BATHROOM ACCESS

School districts are being told that they must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity. The guidance from leaders at the departments of Education and Justice says public schools are obligated to treat transgender students in a way that matches their gender

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