LITTLE MERMAID ADDS ADDITIONAL MATINEE PERFORMANCE

Because of extraordinary demand, the production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” at Theatre 29 has added an additional matinee performance. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… Without the show even open, the matinees for “The Little Mermaid” on March 20 and April 3 are already sold out. So

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YUCCA VALLEY BOY SCOUT SPAGHETTI DINNER SATURDAY NIGHT

The Boy Scouts of Yucca Valley will hold a spaghetti dinner Saturday, March 5, at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge. The dinner includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, and dessert. Tickets are $7 and are available at the door from 5 to 7 p.m. The Elks Lodge is located at 55946

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CHURCH TO HOLD BAKE SALE SUNDAY

The women’s ministries of Lighthouse Christian Center are heating up their ovens for a bake sale Sunday, March 6. The sale is set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 5475 Sunburst Avenue in Joshua Tree.

SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, March 5. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will end about 10:30 p.m. Volunteers will set up manual and battery-operated telescopes and guests may use them or bring their own. Jupiter and its moons

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REGISTER NOW FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

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 Career Pathways Foundation at the high school where students are able to job shadow and participate in internships. A team sponsorship is $320,

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ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROWS BUSTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team, in conjunction with the Yucca Valley Code Compliance officer, served search warrants on multiple residences in the last two weeks for illegal marijuana grows. According to the Town of Yucca Valley, a search warrant was served the last week of February in the 5100 block

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER PART 2: WATER CONSERVATION

Yesterday’s part one of Joshua Basin Water District’s Wednesday night meeting highlighted the board’s refusal to make a service commitment to NextEra Energy’s proposed solar plant. Today, assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz covers the other significant news coming out of that meeting … Wednesday night’s decision to deny a service commitment

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BLOOD DRIVE IN LANDERS TOMORROW

Lifestream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, March 5, at the Moose Lodge in Landers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Moose Lodge is located at 58266 Reche Road. Donors with O-negative blood are especially needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Lifestream now offers donors free

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RATTLESNAKE AVERSION TRAINING FOR DOGS OFFERED MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Humane Society is sponsoring rattlesnake aversion training March 7. Each dog is trained individually to avoid rattlesnakes that are native to our desert region; training is done by experienced dog trainers from Natural Solutions Wildlife Enterprises. The training cost is $75 per dog and the no-kill animal

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HIKE WITH THE JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL; PARK SUPERINTENDENT TOMORROW

As part of the centennial year, Joshua Tree National Park is offering a hiking challenge. Hikers can pick up a free Centennial Hiking Challenge booklet at any of the Park’s visitor centers. Inside are suggested hikes, a log to record your hikes, and a page for rangers to sign which

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MARINES PLAN TO MOVE MORE THAN 1,400 TORTOISES OUT OF JOHNSON VALLEY

Military officials are planning to move an estimated 1,420 desert tortoises from the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps training expansion area. The plan is to move the reptiles from 88,000 acres in Johnson Valley to federal land southeast of Barstow, known as the Ord-Rodman critical habitat area. The move is needed

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WILD WEST REENACTORS SOUGHT FOR MANE STREET STAMPEDE PIONEERTOWN SHOWS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West show of Pioneertown is looking for a few volunteer gunfight reenactors. 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. Meet

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN-UP DAY TOMORROW

Citizens of Joshua Tree are urged to take part in a community wide cleanup effort tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on the Greater Joshua Tree Clean-up… Joshua Tree residents, look around your neighborhood for trash and litter because this Saturday, March 5th is the Greater Joshua Tree Clean Up

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“WISDOM OF THE GRANDMOTHER’S” AT RAINBOW STEW SUNDAY

Rainbow Stew will host a special screening of the one-hour film, “The Wisdom of the Grandmothers” Sunday, March 6, at 6 p.m. Grandmothers from Siberia to Patagonia are interviewed on the meaning of indigenous teachings. A suggested donation of $10 is requested. Rainbow Stew is located on the highway on

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FISH AND CHIPS ON MENU AT VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will be serving up a fish and chips dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Two pieces are $6; three pieces are $7. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The VFW Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way.

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BREAKFAST AT COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA TOMORROW

It is time for the First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association located at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. The Best Belly Busting Breakfast Ever is served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Saturday, March 5, by the best volunteer servers ever. Come on

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APPLICATION PERIOD STARTS TODAY FOR YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

If you are a teenager, or have a teen between the ages of 16 and 18, who is interested in working in the outdoors this summer, make plans to apply to the Youth Conservation Corps. Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp says the application period for the Youth Conservation

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, March 11, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will welcome Kathleen DeRouen, director of Morongo Unified School District’s College Admissions and Financial Aid Project. DeRouen will speak about the goals of the project and

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YUCCA VALLEY TRACK TEAM CAR WASH TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley High School track and field team will be hosting a carwash on Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the MPR parking lot on campus. All donations will go to support the program for transportation, entry fees, and equipment.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat baseball team will host Coachella Valley High School at home in a double header. The first game starts at 10 a.m., the second at 1 p.m. And the Ladycat softball team will be in the second day

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