DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN ART AUCTION SATURDAY, DONATIONS SOUGHT

A Yucca Valley church is holding an art auction Saturday as a fundraiser to help the homeless. The event kicks off at noon with a $5 barbecue, followed by the auction of paintings, photos, homemade items, gift cards, antiques, and more. The art auction is sponsored by Desert Hills Presbyterian

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TAKING YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS APPLICATIONS

Young people looking for work experience and some adventure may want to consider applying for the Joshua Tree National Park’s Youth Conservation Corps. ROP Broadcast Student Shelby Shupp says applications are being taken now… Joshua Tree National Park is giving youths an opportunity to have a summer experience with hands-on

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JUNIOR TENNIS PLAY-DAYS START SATURDAY

Saturday Junior Tennis Play-Days sign-ups are open with the Morongo Basin Tennis Association. Saturday Junior Tennis Play-Days is a local program of practice and match play for boys and girls, ages 6 to 18, all skill levels. The season runs from April 2 through May 21, at Twentynine Palms High

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School golf team will host Desert Mirage High School at home. Tee time is 2:45 p.m. Also tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School baseball and softball teams will host Desert Hot Springs High School at home. Both games begin

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HIGH WINDS AFFECT VISIBILITY, 15-CAR CRASH INJURES 28 IN LUCERNE VALLEY

Blowing dust and sand driven by winds of up to 50 miles per hour buffeted our Morongo Basin yesterday. Some minor power outages were reported and minor wind damage. High winds made driving a struggle. To our immediate north, a pileup involving more than 15 cars in Lucerne Valley Monday

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JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY PLAN WORKSHOP THURSDAY

Local residents have an opportunity to weigh in on the Joshua Tree Community Plan; it’s part of the bigger countywide plan. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… San Bernardino County seeks public input on the Joshua Tree Community Plan through a series of workshops. “Confirming Our Goals and Objectives” is the

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MORONGO VALLEY PLANS PUBLIC MEETINGS ON MEASURE “E” PARCEL FEE PROPOSAL

Morongo Valley voters will decide the future of paramedic and fire protection services there at the June 7 Primary Election. Labeled “Measure E,” the Community Services District worked to put the initiative on the ballot. Measure E calls for a flat $350 per parcel annual fee to replace the existing

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT EXTENSION FOR COFFEE SHOP PLAN

The developer of a new coffee shop in Twentynine Palms will ask the Planning Commission for a fourth and final extension tonight. Reporter David Haldane has more on tonight’s meeting… The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight to consider granting a fourth and final one-year extension to a coffee shop

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WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERAN DAY THIS SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

A Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day event will be held Saturday, April 2, from 10 to 2 at the Joshua Tree Community Center. The event will include a patriotic tattoo contest, chili cook-off, entertainment, raffles, resources for veterans, vendors, and more food. The Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day event is

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THEATRE 29 SUMMER YOUTH THEATER APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

The Theatre 29 Summer Youth Program is well into the planning stages and applications are available now. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… Applications are now available for the Theatre 29 Summer Youth Theater program. All students who are applying must agree to be in attendance for the entire month-long program.

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ARREST IN YUCCA VALLEY AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested late Saturday night after her husband said she punched him multiple times in his head. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jennifer Wood, 28, was arguing with her husband about 11 p.m. in the 7700 block of Acoma Trail. The report states the husband attempted

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ARREST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FOR FURNISHING ALCOHOL TO MINORS

Two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Saturday for providing alcohol to minors. According to a Sheriff’s report, three teenage siblings went to a home in the 73600 block of Buena Vista Drive in Twentynine Palms about 9 p.m. Saturday. Two of the teens started drinking and playing beer pong with

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PARK TO PARK BIKE RIDE AND FESTIVAL SET FOR APRIL 30

A new event is being organized for all bicycle enthusiasts. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to register for the Park-to-Park Bike Ride and Festival… Joshua Tree National Park, the City of Twentynine Palms, and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center are co-sponsoring the Park to Park Ride

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CONSTRUCTION STARTS FOR NEW SIGN FOR SKY’S THE LIMIT

Construction has begun on a sign at the entrance to the campus of Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center in Twentynine Palms. A team of volunteers, led by Bob Carter, Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s “Old Timer of the Year” in 2015, has dug the footings for the monument sign

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GLASS OUTHOUSE GALLERY TO HOLD RECEPTION SATURDAY

The Glass Outhouse will host an opening reception for its new show, “Terra Firma,” Saturday, April 2. Featured artists are Janis Commentz and Noreen Lawlor. The reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. and the Luminators will provide live music. The Glass Outhouse is located at 77575 29

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HUMANE SOCIETY SEEKING “WOOF WALK” VENDORS

The popular “Woof Walk” event, which benefits our local no-kill Animal Shelter, is coming up at the end of April. Reporter David Knutson says vendors are being sought for the event… The Morongo Basin Humane Society runs a no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree and is seeking vendors for their

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School tennis team hosts Rancho Mirage High School at home, starting at 3:15 p.m. Also tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School tennis team will host Desert Hot Springs High School at home. First serve is at 3:15. And the

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POWER OUTAGE DARKENS TWENTYNINE PALMS, SCHOOLS STILL OPEN

Update: as of 8:30 AM, power was restored to all schools.

A power outage affected nearly 4,000 homes, schools, and businesses in the Twentynine Palms area this morning. According to Southern California Edison, the outage of unknown origin, hit at 1:22 a.m. and affected 3,987 customers. Edison crews have restored

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF USING A STUN GUN ON CHILDREN

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday after deputies learned he had been using a stun gun to discipline young children. According to a Sheriff’s report, parents of six children, ranging in age from 8 months to 11 years old, allowed a friend, Daniel Kitchens, 25, to stay with them

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WONDER VALLEY RESIDENTS LEARN ABOUT FIRE PROTECTION AND INSURANCE

Recent concerns surrounding the future of fire protection services in Wonder Valley have sparked additional fears over the ability of residents in rural communities to get and keep homeowner’s insurance and mortgages. Wonder Valley residents recently learned more about the issue from an expert. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz gives the

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