ESSENTIAL OILS CLASSES START TOMORROW AT RAINBOW STEW

If you are wondering what essential oils are all about, Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold free informational introduction classes. You’ll be able to experience the oils and see for yourself how many uses they have. Classes will be held August 2, 3, 8, 15, 17, 22, 23, and

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YOU CAN HELP FIRE VICTIMS ACROSS THE STATE

Half a dozen fires are burning across California, and every day it seems like a new fire starts burning. People are losing their homes all across the state. Sara Snyder tells how you can help people who have lost everything they own… Fires can destroy lives and livelihoods in the

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YUCCA VALLEY GIRL COMPETING IN CROSSFIT GAMES

Yucca Valley teen athlete, Sequoia Barrera, will be competing at the 2017 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin, this week. She will be competing among the world’s fittest athletes to become the fittest teen on Earth. Sequoia would like to thank everyone who continues to support her incredible journey. You can

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JOSHUA BASIN PRECAUTIONARY WATER BOIL ORDER LIFTED SUNDAY

After more than two days of being told to boil their water or to use bottled water, customers of Joshua Basin Water District were assured Sunday afternoon that it was safe to use tap water without boiling it prior to drinking or cooking with it. The water district issued the

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SEARCH FOR MISSING HIKERS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CONTINUES

A search for a pair of missing hikers in Joshua Tree National Park is going into its fourth day today. According to park spokesman George Land, Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 21, of Westminster, were supposed to have checked out of their AirBnB rental home by 11 a.m. Friday.

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2ND ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IS TOMORROW

Tuesday, August 1, is National Night Out, an event that highlights the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they protect. Managing editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… The Morongo Basin will join communities across the country for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1. This will be the second

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CONGRESS EXTENDS VETERANS CHOICE PROGRAM

After a first attempt failed last week, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday unanimously passed a $2.1 billion bipartisan bill to extend the Veterans Choice Program. Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley voted in favor of the measure, which allows veterans who live 40 miles or more from a

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WHILE CURRENT FIRE FEES ARE SUSPENDED, PAST FEES ARE DUE

When the California state legislature passed the cap and trade bill recently, one of the provisions in the bill suspended the fire prevention fee for property owners in rural areas, including many here in the Morongo Basin. The fire prevention fee helps pay the costs of firefighting in state responsibility

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL DAY, FREE BACK PACKS, IN JOSHUA TREE THIS FRIDAY

Community back-to-school day this Friday is sponsored by San Bernardino County Schools, Feed the Children and the JT Sportsman’s Club. Here with the details is Rebecca Havely… At the community back-to-school day, kids will get free back packs to start off a successful school year. The event takes place Friday,

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SHERIFF’S DEPUTY KILLED IN BIG BEAR PLANE CRASH

Two people, including a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy, were found dead Sunday in the wreckage of a small plane that crashed Saturday in the Mountains near Big Bear. Rebecca Joan Raymond, 28, was assigned to the Barstow station, officials said. The name of the other victim, believed to be

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1 IN CUSTODY AFTER HOME INVASION SHOOTING IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Desert Hot Springs police are investigating a home invasion robbery and shooting. About 6:45 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to the 9700 block of Vista Del Valle for a home invasion robbery in which a person was shot. Arriving officers saw the suspect fleeing on a motorcycle and started a

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION PLANS A BUS TRIP TO THE U.S.S. IOWA

Yucca Valley Recreation is planning an adult excursion to the Port of Los Angeles and the U.S.S. Iowa, Reporter Eric Knabe tells you how to sign up for the trip… Spend the day at the Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro for a one-hour self-guided tour of the U.S.S. Iowa

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive in Yucca Valley on Tuesday, August 1, at Hi-Desert Water District, from 9 to 1. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Among the items on the agenda of tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Cemetery board of directors, the directors will hear about current staffing options, flag options for niches, and the status of a roof leak. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in district offices on Encelia Avenue in Twentynine

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YUCCA VALLEY STREETS TO GET SLURRY SEAL NEXT WEEK

Some Yucca Valley streets will receive slurry seal treatments in the next week. Slurry seal preserves the existing pavement and prevents the asphalt road from deteriorating to the point that road reconstruction is necessary. It’s a highly cost effective tool for maintaining existing roads. The contractor will provide notice to

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DON’T WALK DOGS ON HOT PAVEMENT

Most people are aware that they shouldn’t leave their dogs in cars during hot weather. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has this reminder about another danger for dogs in the heat…

If it’s too hot for you to walk barefoot on pavement—and it’s been plenty hot recently—then it’s too hot for your

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH HIRES CROSS-COUNTRY COACH, ATHLETES TO MEET MONDAY

Twentynine Palms High School has named M.E. Wilson as their new cross-country coach. Coach Wilson would like to meet with potential cross-country athletes Monday July 31 at 9:00 a.m. at Luckie Park in front of the pool.

TAKE PRECAUTIONS WHEN HIKING IN THE SUMMER HEAT

Don’t let the heat cheat you out of a good hike. Here’s some hot weather hiking tips from Joshua Tree National Park Ranger George Land…

Hot summer weather is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up hiking in the park. As long as you plan ahead

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FREE BREAD IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will distribute bread every Monday at 11 a.m. until the bread is gone. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Wear proper attire for the weather and remember there are no public restrooms. The Social Club

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COUPLE MISSING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Rescuers are searching for a missing couple in Joshua Tree National Park. According to a park spokesman, a ping of the man’s cell phone was recorded at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 27, inside the park. A car belonging to the couple was found in the vicinity of the Maze Loop,

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