ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE CAT-A-PALOOZA

The Yucca Valley animal shelter is hosting another cat-a-palooza adoption event through Saturday, September 10. The adoption fee is $20 for the cat-a-palooza, and includes vaccines and spaying or neutering services. View the shelter’s adoptable pets on petfinder.com. The animal shelter is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon to 5

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TASTE OF MORONGO BASIN LOOKING FOR MORE RESTAURANTS

The Rotary Club of Joshua Tree has set the date for the ninth annual Taste of Morongo. The popular event will be Saturday, September 10, from 6 to8 p.m. at the Bell Center on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Edica Gonzalez says tickets are available to this

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SUNDAY MATINEE FOR THEATRE 29’S “THE SECRET GARDEN”

Based on the beloved Frances Hodgson Burnett novel, “The Secret Garden” is set in 1905 India. It tells the story of young Mary Lennox who— after the sudden death of her parent—is sent to live with an unknown uncle at the bleak Misselthwaite Manor in England. She finds solace in

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, September 3. The event begins at 8 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will be Mars and Saturn, but visitors

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COUNTY CORRECTS RECORD ON JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER

Anyone who was looking toward the Joshua Tree Retreat Center as the villain in a string of negative stories involving the historic venue and several large concerts there has been looking in the wrong direction. The facility came under scrutiny following the recent, lawful clearing of three acres to improve

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FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER PRESIDENT CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT

The District Attorney’s office has filed criminal charges against the former president of the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce. On Monday, Carey Alderson, 46, was charged with embezzlement by an employee for allegedly using the chamber’s credit card to pay his personal gas and electric bills, totaling $678.65. The alleged

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY HOSTING TAX MEASURE EDUCATION MEETINGS

Two tax measures will be on the ballot in the Town of Yucca Valley this November. The town has set informational meetings for residents who want to be informed voters. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… The Town of Yucca Valley will hold informational sessions for the two tax

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FROM THEATRE 29 TO THE SILVER SCREEN: LOCAL 12-YEAR-OLD IN A MAJOR MOVIE

From Theatre 29 to the Silver Screen, a 12-year-old Twentynine Palms actress will appear with Eddie Murphy in a new major film, set for release in two weeks. Reporter David Haldane talks with Natalie Coughlin… Natalie Coughlin hopes not to be remembered as the girl who dropped a can on

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DUI CHECKPOINT IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

The Desert Hot Springs Police Department will be conducting a DUI/drivers’ license checkpoint this Friday, September 2, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Officers will

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4-H CLUB OPEN HOUSE IN MORONGO VALLEY TOMORROW

A 4-H Club open house is set for tomorrow in Morongo Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… The Hi-Desert Dust Devils 4-H Club is geared up to show Morongo Basin families their very best at an open house this Saturday. It’s a day of activities for the whole family

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HOLIDAY CLOSURES

The symbolic end of summer, Labor Day, is Monday. As a federal holiday, many government offices and businesses will be closed Monday. Among those that are closed are banks, post offices, schools, including Copper Mountain College, and county, city, and town offices. Burrtec Waste and Recycling will not pick up

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3-DAY WEEKENDS BRING HOLIDAY TRAFFIC: SOME SAFETY TIPS

Three-day holiday weekends typically bring a spike in traffic. Caltrans is advising motorists that traffic may impact your Labor Day weekend. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares some of their traffic safety tips… First, plan ahead so you know before you go. Monitor traffic and weather via radio, TV, and social media.

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SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti and meatballs dinner tonight, Friday, September 2, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread, for $7. Sunday is a pancake breakfast special and a steak and egg breakfast special, in addition to the regular menu,

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BEATLES TRIBUTE AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Tonight’s Live at the Rock free concert series promises to be a “really, really big show,” featuring The Silver Beatles. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says come to the Tortoise Rock Casino and “don’t miss this Magical Mystery Tour”… Beatles tribute band, The Silver Beatles, is tonight’s featured band at the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats volleyball team played Cathedral City at home last night and beat them in three sets. The Ladycats are now 2-0. The girls won 25-16, 25-23, and 25-12. Coach Missy Bond said, “The Ladycats were led by senior Tatiyanna Mackall with 10 kills and two

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STAR TWIRLERS CRAZY HAT SQUARE AND LINE DANCING TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance club is hosting a crazy hat line and square dance tonight, Saturday, September 24. Line dancing will be held 7 to 7:30 and between tips; square dancing is at 7:30 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge, on Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. Wear your

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF SLASHING HER SON WITH A KNIFE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Tuesday evening, accused of slashing her son with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was called to the 72800 block of Sun Valley Drive in Twentynine Palms shortly before 8 p.m. concerning a domestic disturbance. Adena Sowell, 41, started arguing with

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JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER CLEARING AND CONCERT PERMITS, PART 2

Yesterday we reported on the Joshua Tree Retreat Center’s lawful clearing of several acres on the property’s west side adjacent to Highway 62. The area will be used to organize and consolidate parking for upcoming and future events. And while the clearing was within the facility’s legal rights, it generated

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FIREFIGHTERS GET 60 PERCENT CONTAINMENT ON NEARBY BOGART FIRE

Firefighters have gained 60 percent containment on the 1,470-acre Bogart fire in nearby Cherry Valley as fire activity dies down. A Cal Fire spokesman said the fire made no forward progress Wednesday. The increase in acreage—from 1,250 in the morning to 1,470 at 7 p.m.—was due to pockets of vegetation

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THEATRE 29 TO ANNOUNCES 2017 SEASON AT TRI-CHAMBER MIXER

Theatre 29 will join with the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce to unveil their highly anticipated 2017 performance season. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… A special tri-Chamber mixer is planned for Thursday, September 15 from 5 to 7 p.m., at which the seven productions for Theatre 29’s 2017

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