REACH-OUT DIRECTOR GOES TO WASHINGTON SUMMIT

Reach Out Morongo Basin executive director Robin Schlosser recently returned from the three-day United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C. The first-ever summit was convened by the White House to address issues of gender equality for women and girls, and people from all over the world attended. Among the

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SOLAR PROJECT NEAR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK IS BACK

It’s back. The Palen solar project, which was to be built on public land between Interstate 10 and Joshua Tree National Park about 10 miles east of Desert Center, is rearing its ugly head again. The Bureau of Land Management will hold a meeting at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall

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JOSHUA TREE LOCAL FOOD PROGRAM MEETS SUNDAY

The Joshua Tree local food program group will meet this Sunday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the program will focus on a food that is easy to grow in our climate… “Summer Squash:” It’s beautiful, it’s versatile, and it’s the title of this month’s Joshua Tree local food program. Help bring

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STONEWALL RIOTS TO BE REMEMBERED IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

BoxoHouse and the Art Queen complex in downtown Joshua Tree will hold a remembrance ceremony Saturday to commemorate the Stonewall riots that began the gay rights movement, and to honor those killed in the Orlando shootings two weeks ago. The event begins at 3 p.m. and goes until late. The

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GERSON MIRACLE FILM TO BE SCREENED TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

A free showing of a popular documentary film about natural cures will be screened in Yucca Valley tonight. Reporter David Knutson invites you to see “The Gerson Miracle”… The Seventh Day Adventist Church will be hosting a free showing of “The Gerson Miracle” based on the physician who developed the

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW 

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, June 25, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for “Be the Match” bone marrow

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING IN AIR-CONDITIONED COMFORT TOMORROW

This Saturday, June 25, Food for Life in Twentynine Palms will be serving salsa chicken over rice, mixed vegetables, salad, and cranberry apple cobbler. They are enjoying eating in their air-conditioned Church of the Nazarene hall. Meals are served from 3 to 5 p.m.

TRIBUTE TO THE SCORPIONS AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

The Free Summer Concert series, sponsored by Z107.7, continues at the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says enjoy a Scorpions tribute band… A tribute band for Germany’s most popular musical export will be playing Tortoise Rock Casino Friday night during its Live at the

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PATRIOTIC LINE AND SQUARE DANCING IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Star Twirlers Square Dance club is hosting a patriotic line and square dance Saturday, June 25. Line dancing will be held 7 to 7:30 and between tips; square dancing is at 7:30 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge, on Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. All square and line

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COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF DOLLAR GENERAL IN JOSHUA TREE

For nearly five years, some Joshua Tree residents have been fighting to prevent the construction of a Dollar General store at the corner of Sunburst Avenue and Highway 62 in Joshua Tree. Opponents claimed that the store would be inconsistent with the Joshua Tree Community Plan which encourages small independent

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ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE ON OUR MORONGO BASIN

The Morongo Basin’s largest employer is the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the base’s Assistant Chief of Staff Jim Ricker was at the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting Tuesday night to report on the base’s economic impact on the Morongo Basin… According

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WONDER VALLEY RESIDENTS QUESTION PLANNED POWER OUTAGE NEXT WEEK

Although temperatures next week are not expected to be as hot as the sizzling high temps of 114 a few days ago, it’ll still be plenty hot, and residents and their pets are depending on their swamp coolers and air conditioners to keep cool during the heat of the day.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER PLAN CALLED “LACKING, “SKEWED AND QUESTIONABLE” PASSED

The Twentynine Palms Water District board met in regular session last night. Even in the face of serious questions about their Urban Water Management plan, they approved it. In their last piece of fire business, after over 50 years as the County takes over the fire department July 1, the

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FORMER MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN NAMED INTERIM DESERT HOT SPRINGS CITY MANAGER

The City Manager of nearby Desert Hot Springs announced his resignation Wednesday, effective July 21. A name familiar to Morongo Basin residents, Dale Mondary, a Yucca Valley resident and former Morongo Basin Sheriff’s captain, currently that city’s police chief, was appointed interim city manager. Martin Magana had been Desert Hot

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THEATRE 29 DIRECTOR DEADLINE APPROACHES

Theatre 29 is now accepting director’s submissions for the 2017 theater season. Reporter Rebecca Havely has a reminder that the deadline is approaching… The deadline for directors’ submissions is fast approaching for the 2017 theatrical season at Theatre 29. Mail in or email your submission by June 30. Submit a

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER GENERAL MANAGER ON Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

The General Manager for the Joshua Basin Water District will be the guest on tomorrow’s Up Close Show. Call in between 10 and 11 a.m. Friday morning to ask Curt Sauer about chromium-6 in the water supply, the board’s refusal to provide will-serve letters to the NextEra solar company and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS’ SUMMER MOVIES IN THE PARK FEATURES “MAX” TONIGHT

The popular summer movies in the park series continues in Twentynine Palms tonight. Reporter David Knutson says grab a lawn chair or blanket, the kids and head on over to Luckie Park for the free screening… As part of the Twentynine Palms Recreation Department’s summer movies in Luckie Park, the

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TWO FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOPS MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold two free home energy education workshops Monday, June 27. The workshops about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held at the Reach Out Yucca Valley office, 7255 Joshua Lane, Suite C, and at the Wonder Valley Community Center on

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO SHOW LOCALLY FILMED “JUDGE ROY BEAN”

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is once again showing movies filmed locally. Managing editor Tami Roleff urges you not to miss this one starring Paul Newman… The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s second movie of 2016 featuring locally filmed movies is “The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean.” Paul Newman

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COURT RULES FOR DOLLAR GENERAL IN JOSHUA TREE

For nearly five years, some Joshua Tree residents have been fighting to prevent the construction of a Dollar General store at the corner of Sunburst Avenue and Highway 62 in Joshua Tree. Opponents claimed that the store would be inconsistent with the Joshua Tree Community Plan which encourages small independent

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