REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN RECEIVES GRANT

Reach Out Morongo Basin was awarded a $5000 grant to help residents during widespread power outages and natural disasters from Southern California Edison and Edison International. The Emergency Preparedness and Response grant from Southern California Edison will help Reach Out open the Twentynine Palms Senior Center as an emergency cooling

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Community education classes are available at Copper Mountain College. These classes are designed for students who just want to try something new. Community education classes do not require any assessment testing nor do they generate any college credit. In addition, Copper Mountain College offers online open enrollment programs for students

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO SPONSOR ART LAB

Joshua Tree National Park, is partnering with Copper Mountain College, the Mojave Desert Land Trust, and BoxoHouse, along with the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, to create innovative programs and projects in the park. As part of the Joshua Tree Art Innovation Laboratory, National Park Service

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Spend the first weekend of 2017 with Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center during a star party, tonight, Saturday, January 7. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will end about 8 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will

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LIFETREE CAFÉ TO DISCUSS EMBRYO ADOPTION

Lively discussions on issues and concepts that spark thought are offered every week at the Life Tree Café in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff has this week’s subject… The adoption and implantation of human embryos will be discussed at the next Lifetree Café Sunday, January 8. The free 4

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School girls basketball team will travel away to Vista to play Sage Creek High School of Carlsbad in the So Cal Run N Gun Against Cancer Showcase. Tip-off is at 4 p.m. The Twentynine Palms High School girls basketball team will

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COUNTY FIGHTING PLACEMENT OF DANGEROUS SEX OFFENDER IN THE MORONGO BASIN

Over the last six months, the County District Attorney’s office has fought efforts to have convicted sexually violent predator Luther Evans placed in the Morongo Basin. The proposed area of release includes Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Morongo Valley, or neighboring communities of the Morongo Basin. In October 2003, Evans was

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WOMAN HOSPITALIZED FOLLOWING SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A single-vehicle roll-over crash inside Joshua Tree National Park resulted in one woman being air-lifted to a hospital with moderate injuries. About 12:50 Thursday afternoon, Twentynine Palms firefighters, park rangers, Morongo Basin Ambulance, and the California Highway Patrol were called to an area near Porcupine Wash in the Pinto Basin

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DON’T BE A VICTIM OF CHECK-CASHING SCAM

A scammer tried to fool a Joshua Tree resident recently with a check-cashing scam. The resident had placed an ad in a reputable magazine to sell a dog. The scammer sent a check for the dog plus additional funds to ship the dog, and then asked the seller to place

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IN PART 4, WE LOOK AT NEW STATE LAWS FOR 2017

As we welcome a new year, we continue our look at new laws that took effect January 1. Terminally ill patients in California will be allowed to use experimental drugs, which do not have full regulatory approval, to decide when they want to end their lives. It authorizes, but does

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANS STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSIONS

With New Year’s behind us, cities are beginning to plan their next moves. Reporter David Haldane tells us what’s happening in Twentynine Palms… Interested in shaping your city’s future? If so, and if you live in Twentynine Palms, you’ll get your chance on January 27 and 28. That’s when the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK REMAINS AT CAPACITY FOR CAMPING

Joshua Tree National Park continues to operate over capacity for this weekend. Park Ranger George Land says campgrounds will be particularly full… 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 camp. The

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Spend the first weekend of 2017 with Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center during a star party, Saturday, January 7. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will end about 8 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will be

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BREAKFAST AT COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA CENTER TOMORROW

A New Year and a new month; tomorrow, Saturday, January 7, is the First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center on Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. The $7 famously fine breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. by our friendly volunteer staff who look

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LIFETREE CAFÉ TO DISCUSS EMBRYO ADOPTION

Lively discussions on issues and concepts that spark thought are offered every week at the Life Tree Café in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff has this week’s subject… The adoption and implantation of human embryos will be discussed at the next Lifetree Café Sunday, January 8. The free 4

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TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION STARTS TOMORROW

Registration for 2017 Tri-Valley Little League starts tomorrow. Early registration will be at the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center Saturday, January 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular registration will be Wednesday, January 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, January 21 from

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HIGH SCHOOL SORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ soccer team will host Big Bear at home, starting at 5 p.m. The Joshua Springs girls’ basketball team will host Temecula Prep at home, starting at 5 p.m.

HEAVY RAINS CLOSE SEVERAL ROADS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Due to heavy rains on New Year’s Eve, Joshua Tree National Park has closed several roads because of standing water. Desert Queen Mine Road, Odell Road, and Big Horn Pass Road are all closed. Crews are working on opening Desert Queen Mine Road to the Pine City parking lot by

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PART 3 IN OUR LOOK AT NEW LAWS FOR 2017

As we welcome a new year, we continue our look at several new laws that took effect as of January 1. Low-Level felons serving sentences outside of state prison get to keep their right to vote. It will now be legal for motorcycle riders to split lanes. Law enforcement have

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HI-DESERT SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT: JOBS AND MANHOLE COVERS

The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors cancelled its regular meeting for last night and scheduled a special meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a look at the agenda…. Water district jobs—both current and new—are among the items that are on the agenda for tonight’s special meeting of the

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