HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet Monday, January 16. Topics to be discussed this month include public safety and the report to county supervisors on the community plan workshops that were held in Johnson Valley and Yucca Mesa. The meeting begins at 3:00 p.m. in Belfield Hall, 58380 Reche

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ASSEMBLE AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS KIT

The Morongo Basin is near several major earthquake faults, and wildfires and flash flooding are also threats to our area. Prepare yourself by putting together an emergency supply kit and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you if you have to evacuate. Managing editor Tami Roleff

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MORONGO BASIN REPUBLICANS CHANGE MEETING PLACE

The Morongo Basin Republicans will hold their regular meeting 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 16. Note the location has changed to the Yucca Valley Masonic Lodge, 7062 Theatre Road (next to the swap meet off Old Woman Springs Road). There is no charge for the meeting, light refreshments will be served.

MARTIN LUTHER KING WALK MONDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored on Monday across the country and here in the Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to join the celebration… “I have a dream.” The celebrated civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,

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MORONGO BASIN YOUTH SOCCER TAKING REGISTRATIONS

The Morongo Basin Youth Soccer Association is accepting registrations for the 2017 spring soccer season. Registration is $55 for returning 2016 fall players and $65 for new players. Bring your child’s birth certificate to the registration at the Jelly Donut in Yucca Valley, on the corner of Acoma and 29

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TWO DESERT HOT SPRINGS MEN ARRESTED FOLLOWING STAND-OFF

Two Desert Hot Springs men were arrested following a two-hour stand-off Thursday afternoon. According to a press release, Desert Hot Springs police were called at 1:22 p.m. to the 66200 block of Cahuilla Avenue for a domestic violence call concerning a parolee-at-large, identified as Danilo Flores, 34. Flores refused to

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CHP INVESTIGATING YUCCA MESA CRASH

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a crash in Yucca Mesa Friday morning which resulted with an SUV on its side. About 8 a.m., rescue personnel were called to the intersection of Yucca Mesa Road and Forrest Avenue, where they found a dark-colored Ford SUV on its driver’s side on

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SIGNS IN JOSHUA WILL DIRECT NATIONAL PARK VISITORS TO TWENTYNINE PALMS ENTRANCE

This weekend is expected to be a busy weekend in Joshua Tree National Park, due to the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. The city of Twentynine Palms has placed digital signboards along the highway west of Joshua Tree advising motorists of long delays at the

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY PRESENTS “INSIDE OUT” BY L.A. ARTIST

Joshua Tree Art Gallery is once again presenting the work of LA artist Barbara Drucker. Edica Gonzalez has your invitation to the exhibition… JTAG is presenting a second exhibition by Los Angeles artist, Barbara Drucker entitled “Inside Out” tonight, from 6 to 8 p.m. Drucker’s art uses paint, charcoal, threat,

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APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR GLADYS CAROL SCHOLARSHIP

Applications are now being taken for the Gladys Carol Scholarship program. The scholarship is open to high school seniors, graduates, and undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in a full-time science, technology, engineering or math field of study. The scholarship, which is awarded based on merit and financial need,

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RETURN ENGAGEMENT FOR THE LUMINATORS

Mark Ross and The Luminators will present a return engagement for the Community Concert Series at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church Sunday, January 15 at 3:00 p.m. This popular group will once again entertain with bluegrass and gospel favorites. Admission is $5 at the door. Light refreshments will be served following

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OPENING RECEPTION TONIGHT FOR GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree, a co-op gallery featuring local artists, is holding an opening reception tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will hold an opening reception Saturday, January 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. for its current exhibition, “Freeze Frame.” The show

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JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND CONCERT TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Jazz Band is back doing their second Saturday jams and you are invited. The free concert starts at 6:00 p.m. tonight, January 14, in the back room of the Zanndelions Boutique, behind the bottle wall at 61977 Twentynine Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. The concert will feature

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CAMPING CAPACITY AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

If you’re planning a trip to Joshua Tree National Park, Park Ranger George Land has some regulations you’ll want to adhere to while camping… As visitation to Joshua Tree National Park increases, many people are making the trip to come in and enjoy the park, including those who wish to

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SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH TONIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church Saturday, January 14, at 7 p.m. Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road. Call 760-447-8623 for more information.

STAR TWIRLERS SNOWFLAKE DANCE TONIGHT

If you’re a square or line dancing fan, you’re in luck: the Star Twirlers Square Dance Club’s Snowflake dance is tonight. All square and line dancers are invited to attend the event with line dancing at 7 p.m., and between tips. Square dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING HIS PARENTS WITH A KNIFE

A 29-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday after his parents said he threatened them with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Christopher Williams was arguing with his parents about 7 p.m. in the 55200 block of Airlane Drive in Yucca Valley because he refused to his chores. Williams

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SIGNS IN JOSHUA WILL DIRECT NATIONAL PARK VISITORS TO TWENTYNINE PALMS ENTRANCE

This weekend is expected to be a busy weekend in Joshua Tree National Park, due to the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. The city of Twentynine Palms has placed digital signboards along the highway west of Joshua Tree advising motorists of long delays at the

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MARTIN LUTHER KING WALK MONDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored on Monday across the country and here in the Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to join the celebration… “I have a dream.” The celebrated civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,

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CLOSURES FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Government offices, banks, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day.