TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY ANNOUNCES SUMMER CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE

The Town of Yucca Valley has announced its schedule for its 22 nd annual summer music festival, co-sponsored by Z107.7. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the line-up for the six-week concert series… The 22nd annual summer music festival sponsored by the Town of Yucca Valley begins July 9 with the

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AUDITIONS FOR “THE SECRET GARDEN” AT THEATRE 29 JUNE 27 TH

Auditions for the fall production of Theatre 29’s 2016 season, the classic hit Broadway musical “The Secret Garden,” have been scheduled for Monday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. on the Theatre 29 main stage in Twentynine Palms. The musical comedy will take the stage for five weeks beginning August 26

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THEATRE 29 SEEKS 2017 DIRECTORS SUBMISSIONS

Theatre 29 is now accepting director’s submissions for the 2017 theatre season. Reporter Rebecca Havely explains the process… Local theatrical directors are invited to submit a family-oriented play, comedy, drama or musical suggestion to Theatre 29 for consideration. The selection committee will submit their recommendations to the full board of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS GIRL TAKES THIRD IN POSTER CONTEST

A Twentynine Palms girl was one of 12 winners in a poster contest sponsored by the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District. Natalie Plummer, 10, a fifth-grader in Monica Coughlin’s class at Twentynine Palms Elementary School, won third place in the third- to fifth-grade category for her poster, “Take a

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JUNIOR TENNIS AND LEARNING PROGRAM STARTING UP

You can sign up today for the popular local junior tennis program. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the program starts next week… Register now for the Morongo Basin Tennis Association’s six-week junior tennis and learning program. The National Junior Tennis and Learning summer program is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from

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FREE PARENT ENRICHMENT SERVICES OFFERED

Family Service Association is taking enrollments for its free parent enrichment groups. The 16-week classes are open to Morongo Basin residents who are pregnant or care for a child up to 5 years old. The classes are held once a week on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 1, or 3:30 to

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CAL FIRE SUSPENDS BURN PERMITS

While recent rains this winter and spring have been a welcome sight in California, drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono Counties. This suspension

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LEAVE NO TRACE IN NATIONAL PARKS

When visiting Joshua Tree National Park leave no trace. Park Ranger Pam Tripp tells you how… Leave no trace can mean many things like pack out all trash and plan well what to bring. Watch where you step this tough desert is fragile plants, burrows, and cryptobiotic crust encourage us

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERING BASKETBALL CAMP

Basketball camp for the City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department begins tomorrow. This popular camp will be instructed by past and present Twentynine Palms High School girls and boys basketball coaches, as well as past and present players on the girls and boys basketball teams. This camp is

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CALL FOR ART FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS ART EXHIBIT

The Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and art gallery has put out a call for art for its next exhibition, “Desert Oasis: Wisdom in the Water.” Artists should deliver their artwork Friday, June 24, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to the Twentynine Palms visitor center and art gallery in downtown

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UNITY HOME NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Morongo Basin Unity Home is seeking volunteers who want to help make a difference by serving on the board of directors. Unity Home helps victims of domestic violence and their children. Stop by the new office at 7237 Joshua Lane in Yucca Valley to talk with the executive director and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERS CHEER CAMP

The City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Cheer Camp. This fun-filled, team spirit camp will be instructed by Coach Tresa Oden and Twentynine Palms High School cheerleaders. Participants will learn cheers, chants, dances, stunts, teamwork, and much more. Participants in kindergarten through eighth grades

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CHAMBER MUSIC THIS WEEKEND AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

A very special cultural offering will be held at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum this weekend. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you to hear the Encelia Chamber Ensemble in concert… In a Yucca Valley first, the Hi-Desert Nature Museum brings two performances of chamber music here. considered “music for friends” with a

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BOXOHOUSE OPENING ART RECEPTION SATURDAY

BoxoHouse’s newest exhibition, “Active Resistance,” featuring art by China Adams and John Luckett, is a commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, that started the Gay Rights movement. Adams has two works on display; “White Flags,” which is made of junk mail and other detritus of everyday life that allows us

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JT HARMONY MUSIC TOUR CONTINUES

The JT Harmony Tour, a series of laid-back free concerts with notable musicians, continues in Joshua Tree venues this weekend. The tour is at Taylor Junction today. Singer songwriters perform from 4 to 7 p.m. with Rags and Bones, Finn, and The Clouds. Full bands begin at 7 and play

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SAVE THE DATE FOR YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER AWARDS NIGHT

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold its installation of new officers and awards night Thursday, June 23, at the Roost at Hawk’s Landing Golf Course. Along with the installation of new officers, the chamber will recognize Walmart as the Yucca Valley business of the year (25 or more

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JTAG OPENING RECEPTION SET FOR SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery will hold an opening reception Saturday for its newest exhibit honoring the newest three new national monuments. Monica Mahoney of the Mojave Desert Land Trust will discuss the new monuments, as well as provide maps and photos about the Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails, and

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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, June 11. 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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A 5.2 EARTHQUAKE RATTLES THE MORONGO BASIN THIS MORNING

Morongo Basin Residents were rattled out their beds this morning by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake. The U.S. Geological Society said the trembler hit at 1:04 a.m. and was centered at 13.7 miles north-northwest of Borrego Springs, 14.9 miles east-southeast of Anza, and 26.7 miles south of Palm Springs. Between 1:06

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EARLY MORNING TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE CALLED “SUSPICIOUS”

A long-time vacant building in Twentynine Palms caught on fire early this morning, and the circumstances are called “suspicious.” Twentynine Palms Fire Chief Jim Thompson said at 1:45 a.m., a passerby reported the blaze in the 6900 block of Adobe Road to firefighters—who were outside the station due to the

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