FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP MONDAY

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

TWENTYNINE PALMS MILITARY FILM FESTIVAL FEATURES FOREIGN FILMS

The 24 military films and documentaries being shown at the Twentynine Palms Military Film Festival May 13 through May 15 will include some of the best war movies ever produced, from patriotic classics such as “Flags of our Fathers,” “Casablanca,” “Jarhead,” “A Few Good Men,” “Good Morning Vietnam,” “The Killing

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RETIRED TEACHERS RESERVATIONS DUE MONDAY

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, May 13, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will enjoy a presentation by their own Michelle Stoops, who will speak about the founding and history of Hi-Desert Division 62. Lunch will be provided at

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CAMPING ETIQUETTE

Is there an etiquette to camping at the Joshua Tree National Park? Here’s Park Ranger Pam trip with some guidelines… Visitors come from all over the world to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the desert here at Joshua Tree National Park. Some come for rock climbing, some for hiking, some

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WONDER VALLEY COMMUNITY MEETING SET FOR MONDAY

The public is invited to a community meeting in Wonder Valley Monday morning. On the agenda is a discussion of neighborhood watch, illegal dumping, and updates on fire service, food programs, and Amboy Road repairs. The meeting is set for 9 a.m. at the Community Center on Amboy Road.

THREE NEW NATIONAL MONUMENTS DEDICATED THURSDAY

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell was at Whitewater Preserve Thursday to celebrate the new California Desert National Monuments this morning. Joining Jewell were Congressman Raul Ruiz of Palm Springs, and County Supervisor James Ramos, to dedicate the three new national monuments, Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails, and Castle Mountains

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF BITING, CHOKING GIRLFRIEND

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday evening, accused of biting and choking his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called just before 6 p.m. Thursday to report that her boyfriend, Christopher Kimmel, 34, had hit her in the face, bit her, and choked her to the point

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VFW MENU FOR MOTHER’S DAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will be serving up a special Mother’s Day breakfast on Sunday with chicken fried steak, along with other menu items from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The VFW Post is located at 6402 Veterans

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“DON’T HUG ME, I’M PREGNANT” NOW PLAYING AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 opens the hilarious musical, “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant” with a gala fundraiser benefiting The Kiwanis Club. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation…“Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant,” a musical comedy directed by Marty Neider and Kathryn Ferguson, is set in a little bar called “The Bunyan” in Bunyon

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EVENT SPONSORS SOUGHT FOR REACH-OUT ART AUCTION FUND-RAISER

The art auction benefiting Reach Out Morongo Basin will take place today from 2 to 7 p.m. at ArtFx & Furnishings in Old Town Yucca Valley. The event will include a live auction plus live music, food, refreshments and desserts. Registration for the auction is from 2 to 3; the

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CINCO DE MAYO PARTY SATURDAY IN JOHNSON VALLEY

It’s a Cinco de Mayo Party in Johnson Valley this Saturday. Reporter David Knutson gets out his piñata… Everyone is invited to join the festivities at the Johnson Valley Community Center to celebrate Cinco De Mayo on Saturday, May 7. Admission is only $10 per person which includes food, a

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CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN ART SHOW RECEPTION AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold an opening reception tonight for its special exhibit: Sand to Snow: Contemporary Native American Art in Joshua Tree. The reception opens at 5 p.m. for artists Cara Romero, Gerald Clarke Junior, and Lewis DeSoto. The artists will give a brief talk at 6

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ONE ARRESTED FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS BURGLARY; TWO OTHERS FOR METH POSSESSION

An alert neighbor notified the Sheriff’s Department when he saw strangers going in and out of a neighbor’s home in Twentynine Palms Thursday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, the neighbor called about 9:20 to report that a man was seen taking items out of a home in the 72400

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY WOMEN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

Two Yucca Valley women were arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of being drug dealers. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a traffic stop near Avalon and Sunnyslope Drive just before 1 p.m. Thursday. Inside the vehicle were Krystal Marquez, 25, and Laura Reyes, 37. Krystal Marquez was arrested on

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, May 7. The event begins at 9 p.m. and will end about 12:30 a.m. Volunteers will set up manual and battery-operated telescopes and guests may use them or bring their own. The spring sky is

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YUCCA VALLEY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT MIRRORS PRIOR ARREST

In an incident that is nearly identical to a similar call two months ago, a Yucca Valley man was arrested on multiple warrants following a call of suspected domestic violence. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 57400 block of Lupine Avenue about 12:30 a.m. after a

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PUBLIC COMMENTS SOUGHT IN NEW LAKE HAVASU BOATING RESTRICTIONS

Of interest to local residents who spend time at the river… The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to make changes to boating activities near Lake Havasu and the National Wildlife Refuge in the Topock Marsh. Proposed restrictions include prohibiting motors larger than 30 horsepower and requiring no-wake speeds

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VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE REMINDER

The voter information guides for the June 7 presidential primary election will be delivered to voters’ mailboxes beginning Tuesday, May 10. Mail ballots will be delivered to voters on the permanent mail ballot list beginning Saturday, May 14. Inside the voter information guide, voters will find a sample ballot, as

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SKY’S THE LIMIT SKY PARTY TOMORROW NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, May 7. The event begins at 9 p.m. and will end about 12:30 a.m. Volunteers will set up manual and battery-operated telescopes and guests may use them or bring their own. The spring sky is

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW MORNING

The First Saturday Breakfast will be held this Saturday, May 7, at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association, located at 65336 Winters Road in north Joshua Tree. All your breakfast favorites will be prepared and served by your favorite volunteers from 8 am to 11 am. The best breakfast ever

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