FISH AND CHIPS AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a Father’s Day pancake breakfast on Sunday, June 18, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

SATURN’S RINGS HIGHLIGHT AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, June 17. The event begins at 8:45 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights of the night sky include Saturn and its

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ONE ARREST IN RAID ON ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

One man was arrested, and deputies are searching for others, in a raid on an illegal marijuana grow in Yucca Valley Thursday. About 10:30 p.m. Thursday, firefighters were called to the 3500 block of Warren Vista Avenue for a report of a downed power line at the home. Firefighters determined

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BODY OF A COACHELLA WOMAN FOUND NEAR HER STUCK CAR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A body found in Twentynine Palms yesterday has been identified as a Coachella woman. The body was spotted by a Twentynine Palms man driving on a nearby dirt road, who reported it to the Sheriff’s department. The County coroner said Thursday, June 15, at about 11:00 AM, the body of

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WITH EXTREME HEAT WARNINGS, KNOW THE SIGNS OF HEAT STROKE

This weekend is going to be a hot one. The National Weather Service has issued a heat warning in the Morongo Basin through Thursday. Heat waves are common in the Morongo Basin and heat stress injuries are ever present. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to spot the signs of

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ROLLOVER CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY SENDS TWO TO HOSPITAL

Two people were injured following a roll-over crash in Yucca Valley Thursday. About 3:45 p.m., a pick-up truck, traveling westbound on Highway 62, attempted to turn left onto Shafter Avenue, but the driver turned directly into the path of a blue sedan traveling eastbound on the highway. The force of

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING DONATION BOX FROM RESTAURANT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly stole a donation box from a restaurant. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michael Hall, 41, went in to the Panda Express restaurant in the 58400 block of 29 Palms Highway in Yucca Valley about 1:30 p.m. On the counter was

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF STALKING ARRESTED IN A STORE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of stalking. According to limited information released by the Sheriff’s Department, a 911 call was placed about 8 p.m. concerning the stalking. Deputies went to a store in the 59800 block of 29 Palms Highway where they arrested Agustin Carranza, 46. Agustin

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BE CAREFUL OF HEAT STRESS ON THE JOB

The hottest time of year, also known as the “dog days of summer,” are upon us and Cal OSHA, the state authority that protects workers and the public from hazards on the job, warns workers that heat stress can cause illness and even be fatal on the job site. Reporter

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LOCAL SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAS TWO JOB OPENINGS

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station is urging local residents to apply for two positions at the Joshua Tree station. The office specialist positions are fulltime, and employees may choose to work either a four-day, 10-hour shift, or a five-day, 8-hour shift. Some of the duties include transcription, data entry, auditing

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REACH OUT YUCCA VALLEY OFFER FREE NUTRITION CLASSES

Reach Out Yucca Valley is offering free nutrition classes to the community. Here with the dates and details is reporter Rebecca Havely…

Come learn some healthy eating habits for the whole family at the free Nutrition Classes being offered by Reach Out Yucca Valley. The classes are Mondays, Wednesdays and

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SUMMER SPLASH EVENT IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Kick off your summer fun with a 5K splash run/walk in Joshua Tree. The Summer Splash event, set for Saturday, June 17, is co-hosted by the Joshua Tree Parks and Rec Department, Rotary Club, and Morongo Basin Healthcare District. The event at Sunburst Park in Joshua Tree is from 9

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FISH AND CHIPS AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a fish and chips dinner tonight, (Friday, June 16) from 4 to 6 p.m. A Father’s Day pancake breakfast on Sunday, June 18, will be served from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOSTING TOURS OF NATIVE NURSERY AND SEEDBANK TOMORROW

An opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at the Mojave Desert Land Trust’s native plant nursery and seedbank program in Joshua Tree is tomorrow. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details…

On Saturday, June 17, the Morongo Basin Historical Society will host a tour of the Mojave Desert Land

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS BREAKFAST TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms High School cheerleaders will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday, June 17. The breakfast will be served in the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, 6539 Adobe Road, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $5 each and children 3 and under are free. Tickets are available in advance

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SANTANA TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

The Tortoise Rock Casino free Live at the Rock concert series runs every Friday night through October on the outdoor stage. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details on tonight’s tribute to the smooth sounds of Carlos Santana…

Carlos Santana pioneered the fusion of rock with Latin and African rhythms highlighting percussion

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FREE NEIGHBORHOOD BARBEQUE AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN TOMORROW

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will hold a free neighborhood barbecue Saturday, June 17. Residents in the Storey Park neighborhood are invited stop by the church, meet their neighbors and church members, and enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, sides, and beverages. The cook-out will be held from 5 to

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR LEROY GODDEN TOMORROW

A celebration of life for Leroy Godden will be held at the Center for Healthy Generations, 57121 Sunnyslope, in Yucca Valley from 2:30 to 5:30 tomorrow, Saturday, June17. Godden was a member of the Nomads Motorcycle Club and organizers said the bike club will be there, with members coming from

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EXTREME HEAT WARNING: COOLING CENTERS AVAILABLE

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from Saturday through Wednesday, June 21, (and possibly even farther into next week), with the hottest days expected to be Monday through Wednesday. Temperatures on Tuesday are expected to reach up to 112 degrees in Yucca Valley and 120 degrees

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CHANGES COMING TO OUTLYING LOCAL FIRE STATIONS

Change is in the air for San Bernardo County fire stations in the Morongo Basin’s outlying areas. Reporter David Haldane explains…

If you’re a part time firefighter paid to answer calls in Landers, Pioneertown or Rimrock, you’ll soon be out of a job. That’s the word from the county fire

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