YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF BEING A DRUG DEALER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of being a drug dealer. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies stopped a vehicle, with Ryan Anderson, 28, inside, near Avalon Avenue and Palisade Drive about 8:30 a.m. During a search of the vehicle, deputies found heroin and a scale, and a

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CERT TRAINING STARTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MAY 19

New training classes will start May 19 for volunteers who are at least 18 years old who interested in becoming a part of the Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT. Edica Gonzalez tells you how to sign up… The Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT classes will be held Friday,

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OFFICERS’ SPOUSES’ CLUB GRANTS FOR LOCAL STUDENTS, SCHOOLS, ORGANIZATIONS

The Officer’s Spouses Club of the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center showed their appreciation and generosity to Morongo Basin scholars and community organizations yesterday evening. During the year, the very active group raised funds with bingo, dinners, get-togethers and other events, capped off by their annual gala

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WONDER VALLEY COMMUNITY MEETING TOMORROW

Wonder Valley’s once-a-month community meeting is tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this preview … The monthly Wonder Valley Community Meeting takes place tomorrow, May 6 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road. On the agenda is a presentation on a recent structure fire.

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GRUBSTAKE CARNIVAL TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

The 67th annual Grubstake Days celebration is coming to Yucca Valley May 25 through 29. Grubstake carnival discount tickets are available now through May 25 at the Yucca Valley Chamber, Yucca Valley Boys and Girls Club and in front of Vons in Yucca Valley on Saturdays May 6, 13 and

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COMMUNITY NEEDS SURVEY AVAILABLE ONLINE

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County is conducting a 2017 Community Needs Assessment for San Bernardino County. The survey will help the organization identify the needs of low-income individuals and families living in San Bernardino County, and will help the organization learn what is working well and what

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THE WHO TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms has announced its schedule of free concerts for the month of May. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the line-up of tribute bands…

Starting off the free Live at the Rock concert series in May is “Who’s Next,” the next best thing to the British

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FISH AND CHIPS AT JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up Debbie’s fish and chips dinner tonight from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday’s breakfast will feature Kenny’s chicken-fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW

Come on out to the First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association, serving from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Saturday, May 6, at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. Your favorite breakfast food and neighbors are waiting to see you.

FLAMINGO HEIGHTS SWAP MEET TOMORROW

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 6, the Flamingo Heights Community Center is having their swap meet and craft sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The center is located at 55977 Perris Street, just off Old Woman Springs and a block West of La Copine Restaurant.

LIFETREE CAFÉ TALKS ABOUT “EMBRACING CHANGE” SUNDAY

Lifetree Cafe, a Twentynine Palms-based community discussion group, will talk about embracing change this Sunday afternoon. Reporter Eric Knabe has your invitation…

Practical advice for accepting and embracing change will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, May 7, at 4 p.m.

The free program, titled “Embracing Change: Taking the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School baseball and softball teams will travel to Thermal to play Desert Mirage High School. Both games start at 3:15.

Also today, the Twentynine Palms High School baseball and softball teams will play Coachella Valley High School at home in Twentynine

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Thursday morning after he led Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed pursuit. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Sean Lenihan saw a white BMW without a license plate at the intersection of Adobe Road and Highway 62 about 12:20 a.m. Lenihan attempted a traffic

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67TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS STARTS IN 3 WEEKS: EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Some of the events in the upcoming 67th annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days celebration—set for May 26 through May 29—include a business decorating contest, golf tournament, parade, carnival, rodeo pancake breakfast, Pony Express rider, and 5K and 10K run, and 2K walk. The golf tournament starts at 8 a.m. Friday,

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COUNTY ACCEPTS GRANT FOR MORONGO BASIN BIKE TRAILS PROJECT

An effort to develop bicycle trails in the Morongo Basin got a big boost yesterday. The County Board of Supervisors accepted a planning grant of $200,000 from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to help develop an Active Transportation Plan (ATP) for the Morongo Basin. A group of government

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PERMACULTURE WORKSHOP SATURDAY IN WONDER VALLEY

Permaculture combines art and science to develop agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this for those who want to learn more…

The public is invited to a community workshop, “Permaculture in the Mojave” with Dr. Tim DeLorey. The workshop takes place this Saturday from

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JOSHUA TREE AND GALAPAGOS ISLAND ARE NOW SISTER NATIONAL PARKS

Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith will officially sign a Sister Park Agreement today between Joshua Tree National Park and Galapagos Islands National Park in Ecuador. National parks around the world are linked together by migrations by birds, butterflies, sea turtles, whales and other marine life, who travel between

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SIGN UP FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS RUNS

Runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts are training for the 27th annual Grubstakes Runs. Here with registration information is reporter Rebecca Havely…

The Grubstakes Run is open to experienced and novice athletes of all ages and fitness levels. While the 10K and 5K runs are timed competitions, the 2K walk is

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KENTUCKY DERBY EVENT SATURDAY AT YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER

The Yucca Valley Senior Center is holding a Kentucky Derby day this Saturday, May 6. Come and sip mint juleps, eat Kentucky Derby pie, play racing games and watch the Kentucky Derby on big screen TVs, all for free for seniors 55 and older. Under 55 are $2 at the

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REACH OUT FUND-RAISER CALLED A BIG SUCCESS

Joshua Tree residents Eddie and Janet Tucker opened their home for tea, refreshments, live music, and tours of their one-acre garden last weekend. Managing editor Tami Roleff says by all accounts, the event was a big success for Reach Out Morongo Basin…

Reach Out Morongo Basin raised almost $400 at

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