LOW-COST ANIMAL SERVICES OFFERRED LOCALLY IN DECEMBER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in December for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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FOOD DRIVE FOR ANIMALS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS SHELTER

The Twentynine Palms animal shelter is holding a food drive for animals during the month of December. Starting today and running through December 31, donations of dry and canned dog and cat food and treat will be accepted at the animal shelter as well as at VCA Animal Hospital and

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PLAN YOUR VISIT TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ONLINE

If you’re planning a trip to the Joshua Tree National Park you can do it online. Here’s Park Ranger Pam Tripp to tell you how…

Today’s social media sites allow us to look up and even discuss the latest trends and current events, while gathering information on our personal interests.

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WIEFEL’S TO HOLD REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

A remembrance service is planned at Wiefel’s Mortuary. Managing editor Tammi Rolloff has more… The Second Annual Holiday Remembrance service to honor loved ones who have died will be held Friday, December 11, at Wiefels Mortuary in Yucca Valley. Families and friends who wish to remember their loved ones are

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, December 11, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will enjoy a presentation by members of the Yucca Valley High School Band, under the direction of Bill Barrett. Lunch will be provided at a cost

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SOME HOPE FOR THE END TO THE SAGA OF THE BELEAGUERED TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a joint meeting with the Twentynine Palms Water District Monday, December 7, to work out an agreement on the future of the city’s fire department. The council members and the board of directors will attempt to finalize an agreement between the two agencies

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TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS NEEDS SALAD SPONSORS

Salad sponsors are needed for the Tender Loving Christmas party. Assignment reporter David Knudsen shares how you can help… Tender Loving Christmas Director Mara Cantelo is seeking salad sponsors for the TLC Christmas Day event at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Each year, 5,000 pounds of 22 different salads are

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HUMANE SOCIETY HOLIDAY PARTY IN JOSHUA TREE SUNDAY

The Morongo Basin Humane Society is sponsoring a Fur-Ever Home for the Holidays party to benefit the Joshua Tree no-kill animal shelter. The party will include wine and appetizers, along with a live auction on Sunday, December 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Sacred Sands, 63155 Quail Springs Road

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, December 5. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about5:30 p.m. and end about 10:30 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be the galaxies, clusters, and nebula. Check Sky’s The Limit’s Facebook page to learn the latest

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FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE IN MORONGO VALLEY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING

A Morongo Valley home suffered significant damage due to an early morning fire Friday. According to Morongo Valley Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, firefighters from Morongo Valley, CalFire, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and a breathing support unit from Loma Linda were called to a structure fire at 6:14 a.m. in the

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY OPENING RECEPTION SUNDAY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold an opening reception for its newest exhibition Sunday, December 6, from noon to 3. On exhibit this month are the Six Chicks, six artists who started a pop-up gallery in Joshua Tree, now known as Gallery 62. The artists include Bonnie Brady, Janis

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THE HILARIOUS “FARNDALE CHRISTAMS CAROL” AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 is offering the holiday hit, “Farndale Christmas Carol”. Managing editor Tammy Rolloff has all the details… Don’t miss out on seeing “Farndale Christmas Carol” at Theatre 29. If you are looking for a good laugh this holiday season, bring your family (and the visiting friends and relatives too)

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NEW EXHIBIT AT GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

“Seasonal Sensations” is the new exhibit that opened yesterday at Gallery 62 in downtown Joshua Tree. More than a dozen artists have art on display through January 3, with nothing priced over $100. An artists’ reception will be held Saturday, December 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. during the Second

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MULTIPLE BURGLARIES REPORTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Several burglaries were reported in Twentynine Palms Thursday. In the 6400 block of Shelton Road in Wonder Valley, someone broke a gate surrounding the property and forced entry into a detached garage. A burglary was also reported in the 7400 block of Chissum Trail and a small amount of cash

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LOOK FOR METEOR SHOWERS STARTING TONIGHT

Star gazers will look for meteor showers starting tonight. Staff reporter Sara Snyder has more… Star gazers will have a treat in store as the Geminid meteor showers make their appearance again, starting now through December 17. The Geminid meteor shower will peak Sunday, December 13, into the early morning

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RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR STEVE RIEMAN SCULPTURE

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency program is offering the opportunity to win a Steve Rieman sculpture. Tickets for “Walking Critter” are $100 each, and proceeds benefit the program’s scholarship fund. The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residence scholarship fund provides artists with accommodations, studio space, a stipend, and a gallery

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ELKS FREE THROW SHOOTING COMPETITION FOR AGES 8-13 THIS SUNDAY

Twentynine Palms competition for the annual Elks National Free Throw Shooting contest for youngsters age 8 through 13 will be held at the Twentynine Palms Junior High School gym this Sunday, December 6, at noon. Over three million youngsters from throughout the country entered last year’s competition for boys and

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CALLS SPECIAL MEETING FOR MONDAY

The Yucca Valley Town Council has called a special meeting for Monday, December 7, to approve a resolution in support of either Congressman Paul Cook’s California Minerals, Off-Road Recreation, and Desert conservation act, or Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Wilderness, Wild and Scenic Rivers, National Park and Preserve Additions in the California

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MORONGO VALLEY HOME DAMAGED IN EARLY MORNING FIRE

A Morongo Valley home suffered significant damage due to an early morning fire Friday. According to Morongo Valley Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, firefighters from Morongo Valley, CalFire, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and a breathing support unit from Loma Linda were called to a structure fire at 6:14 a.m. in the

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PALM SPRINGS MAN SOUGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY SHOOTING

A Palm Springs man is wanted in connection with an attempted murder in Yucca Valley early Thursday morning. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, Gary Clayton, 27, was visiting his girlfriend at her apartment in the 54600 block of 29 Palms Highway when they began to argue. Clayton left the

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