BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TONIGHT

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, April 26, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. 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 donors free cholesterol

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATERBOARD: BOARD CHANGES AND COMPENSATION

Board changes and a look at compensation are just some of the items up for discussion at the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency’s meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. On the action agenda,

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regularly scheduled cleanup for the Joshua Tree Clean Team is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The hard-working volunteers will be meeting at the entrance to the Joshua Tree Retreat Center (Institute of Mentalphysics) and invite you to join them. Grabbers, gloves, trash bags

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FESTIVAL OF JOY SATURDAY: VENDORS SOUGHT

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a Festival of Joy Saturday, April 29 from 10 to 1. The deadline for vendors to register is Wednesday, April 26. The cost is $25 for a 6-foot table. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, with a welcome at 9:50 a.m. The free festival

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NEW MOON GATHERING AT RAINBOW STEW TONIGHT

Join women around the world to celebrate the new moon tonight. Reporter Edica Gonzales says the gathering will be at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley… Women around the world have been gathering together to celebrate the New Moon. Wednesday, April 26, Rainbow Stew will hold its own gathering starting at

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HIGHWAY 62 ON-RAMP TO EASTBOUND I-10 CLOSED TODAY

CalTrans will be performing shoulder work on the westbound Highway 62 connector to westbound Interstate 10 today, from 7 to 3. The Interstate on-ramp will be closed during construction.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Joshua Springs baseball and softball teams will host the Bloomington Christian Academy at home.

TWO ARRESTED, ONE SOUGHT AFTER MAN IS BEATEN AND ROBBED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two people were arrested early Saturday morning, and Sheriff’s deputies are searching for another man accused of a robbery and a high-speed chase in Yucca Valley. About 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, deputies were called to a motel near Highway 62 and Camino del Cielo about two men running through the

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COUNTY DENIES PERMIT FOR MAJOR CONCERT AT JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER

Many will remember the sensation surrounding last October’s Desert Daze “outsider” rock music fest at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. From the estimated 2,000 mostly non-local concert-goers the three-day event received two thumbs up. But from sleep-deprived neighbors and others angered by the unpermitted clearing of desert for parking at

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WOMAN INJURED IN CRASH WITH POWER POLE IN MORONGO VALLEY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING

A Twentynine Palms woman suffered moderate injuries when her 1999 Subaru crashed into a power pole in Morongo Valley early Sunday morning. About 1 a.m., Morongo Valley firefighters were called to Highway 62 and Vale Drive where they found the driver and sole occupant, Christine Schwabe, 37, pinned inside her

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE AFTER SHE'S FOUND CUTTING DOWN MESQUITE TREES

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested after she was found cutting down mesquite trees in the desert Thursday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a code enforcement officer was in the area of Mesquite Springs and Rainier Roads about 2 p.m. when he a small pickup truck parked in the

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FIRE TRAINING WITH CONTROLLED STRUCTURE BURNS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

If you see smoke in Twentynine Palms this week, don’t be too alarmed, the fire department is burning down some area houses as part of training. It’s part of a joint action by the city and the San Bernardino County Fire Department to benefit both. The firefighters get to train

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY LOBSTERFEST

Enjoy a lobster dinner under the stars during the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s second lobsterfest in Pioneertown in May. Managing editor Tami Roleff says pass the butter… Last year’s Lobsterfest, sponsored by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club, was a sell-out, and this year’s event promises to be bigger and

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TIME TO GET YOU GRUBSTAKE DAYS TUG O’ WAR TEAM SIGNED UP

Grubstake Days is still five weeks off, but it is time to get your tug o’ war team ready and signed up. The Grubstake Days tug-o-war is back, and organizers are looking for teams to participate. A special challenge is being sent out to Marines and sailors, as well as

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THEATRE 29 SPECIAL PRESENTATION CANCELLED

Theatre 29 announces a cancellation of a special presentation. With the details, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely… Due to health challenges of a key production staff member, Theatre 29 must cancel the special presentation of the drama “Rashoman.” The event was previously scheduled to run from June 16 through June 25.

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VENDORS SOUGHT FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH STREET MARKET

The United Methodist Church of 29 Palms at 6250 Mesquite Springs Road, is looking for vendors for their street market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. Some of the items on sale will be a sink and cabinet, a wool rug, scrapbooking/cardmaking supplies, bicycles, children’s chairs

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YUCCA VALLEY OFFERING LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSE

The Town of Yucca Valley is offering an opportunity for you to get certified as a lifeguard. Reporter Kirby Davis tells you how to sign-up… Registration is underway for the Town of Yucca Valley Lifeguard Certification Course. To enroll, participants must be at least 15 years old before the last

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley boys’ Trojan tennis team will travel away to Twentynine Palms High School to play the Wildcats. First serve is at 3:15 p.m.

CALTRANS WARNS OF HEAVY TRAFFIC ON I-10 THIS WEEKEND

Caltrans is advising motorists to expect heavy traffic delays this weekend due to the Coachella music festival in Indio. Traffic delays are expected on Interstate 10 from Beaumont to Indio from Friday, April 21, through Monday, April 24. Motorists are urged to avoid traveling I-10 Friday through Monday night. If

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CONTROLLED BURN IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Most residents of rural areas are accustomed to seeing occasional “controlled burns” of unwanted brush and plant life. What’s not usually included, however, are buildings. Reporter David Haldane says that’s about to change… If you happen to see smoke in Twentynine Palms this week, don’t be alarmed; it’s just the

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