UPCOMING WATER SUMMIT HOSTED BY MOJAVE WATER AGENCY

The Mojave Water Agency is sponsoring a high-desert water summit that will feature experts on public policy, economics, water management, and an essay winner. The “Predicting our Future by Our Own Design” water summit is set for Wednesday, April 13, at the Barstow Community College Performing Arts Center, from 7:15

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PIONEERTOWN WESTERN SHOWS LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West show of Pioneertown is looking for a few volunteer gunfight re-enactors. No acting experience needed. They will train you in the art of comedy western performing. Performances are every Saturday afternoon from April 2 through October 29. Donations go to local children’s charities. For

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U-2 TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO IN 29 PALMS TONIGHT

Live at the Rock is back at Tortoise Rock Casino. The free Friday concert series is presented by Z107.7 FM and kicks off tonight with the U2 tribute band, The Joshua Tree. Concerts will be performed on the outdoor stage at Tortoise Rock Casino and will feature exciting tribute bands

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School golf team traveled to Apple Valley Wednesday and met with a very good Apple Valley high school team. The Wildcats lost the match 266 to 220. Thursday, the Wildcats hosted the Desert Hot Springs Eagles and came away with a league victory, 255 to 291.

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LIGHTS OUT FOR COUNTY ALTA MIRA PROJECT HEARING, MEETING POSTPONED

Everyone expected yesterday’s scheduled meeting of the County Planning Commission to be something novel and it was; only it wasn’t what anyone expected. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz explains … With a planned Joshua Tree housing development the focus, yesterday’s Planning Commission hearing in San Bernardino was to be linked to

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday.

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MAN KILLED WHEN TRUCK FALLS ON HIM IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY

The coroner’s office has identified the Yucca Valley man who was killed Sunday when a truck fell on him. David Prudeaux, 60, was working on a Ford pick-up truck in the 57800 block of Joshua Lane just before 3 p.m. the truck he was working on slipped off its supports

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TWO ACCUSED IN MAJOR VANDALISM TO YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

A juvenile and a Yucca Valley man were arrested Tuesday, accused of vandalizing Yucca Valley High School at least four times over nine months. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Shaunna Ables, three males broke into the school grounds after 10 p.m. on June 12 and June 22, 2015, and February 26

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MARINE CORPS’ PLAN TO AIRLIFT OVER 1,400 DESERT TORTOISES IS CANCELLED

The Marine Corps’ plan to move more than 1.400 desert tortoises from the Johnson Valley Off-Road area to a BLM-managed habitat has been cancelled. The Marines were going to move the endangered species reptiles to Bureau of Land Management habitat near Barstow, so the 88,000-acre Johnson Valley area could be

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WE REVIEW “DISNEY’S LITTLE MERMAID” AT THEATRE 29

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid” at Theatre 29 opened last weekend to packed houses. Reporter Rebecca Havely was there and offers this review of the production… “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” makes a big splash at Theatre 29. The packed audience was electric with anticipation and filled with children of all ages.

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STATE ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES ON Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

California Assemblyman Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley will be the guest on the Z107.7 Up Close Show tomorrow, Friday, March 18. Mayes, the former chief of staff for county supervisor Janice Rutherford, and former Yucca Valley mayor, is the minority leader of the California Assembly. Call in tomorrow with your

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO BENEFIT FROM WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL

You can soak in the atmosphere of old time Twentynine Palms next month. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to a fundraiser for the 29 Palms Historical Society at a historic city landmark… Here’s your chance to enjoy the historic atmosphere of Broadview Hacienda, the former home of Twentynine Palms

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Friday, March 18 at the Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley.

JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree VFW post will be serving up a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner tonight. The corned beef and cabbage will be offered from 4 to 6 tonight at the Post home at 6402 Veterans Way in Joshua Tree. The meals will be dished up at $9 each with

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TWO FUND-RAISERS NET ABOUT $4,000 FOR REACH-OUT MORONGO BASIN

Reach Out Morongo Basin held two fund-raising events last weekend that raised about $4,000 for its Neighbors Helping Neighbors programs. The opening night gala last Friday for Theatre 29’s “The Little Mermaid” raised almost $2,500. Attendees were treated to heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and a silent auction featuring art, photos,

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL BENEFIT CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT PLANNED

A planned charity golf tournament will benefit a program at Yucca Valley High School. Reporter David Knutson tells you how to sign up… Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways Foundation will be hosting their ninth annual golf tournament to help the local youth of the community. This fundraiser benefits the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats’ second swim meet of the season took place Monday at Luckie Park against the Banning High School Broncos. The Wildcat boys’ team swept first place in every event, and won the meet 107-52. First place winners were: 200 medley relay, Kevin Johnson, Kyle Bobadilla,

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JOSHUA TREE HOUSING PROJECT ON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

A controversial 248-unit housing development in Joshua Tree will go before the County Planning Commission tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the session will be teleconferenced to the Joshua tree County Government building… The proposed 248-unit gated development in Joshua Tree, known as Alta Mira, is the only agenda item on

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER 20 MILE TWO-STATE PURSUIT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested following a 20-mile pursuit that started in Arizona and ended in California. According to Lieutenant Curt Bagby of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department in Arizona, a patrol officer attempted to stop Matthew Beckett, who turns 30 today, in Parker, Arizona, for an unknown

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THREE BURGLARIES REPORTED IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY

Three burglaries were reported in Yucca Valley Tuesday. Two men tripped a burglar alarm in the 6100 block of Buena Suerte Road just before 7 a.m. Residents in the 7700 block and 7800 block of Deer Trail called deputies about 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to report that burglars had

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