PARIS JACKSON VISITS JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Paris Jackson was in our Morongo Basin last week. Thursday, she shared a series of clips on her Instagram account documenting a road trip she took to Joshua Tree. The daughter of the late Michael Jackson, 19, reveled in the all-natural surroundings of boulders, brush and desert as she said

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THEATER 29 IMPROV SHOW THIS SATURDAY

Wildly enthusiastic audiences are clamoring for more, more, more from The Baker’s Dozen, Improv Troupe at Theatre 29. Their next performance, “School Glaze” is all set for this Saturday evening; with more here’s Rebecca Havely…

“School Glaze” is the theme for the next Baker’s Dozen performance. September 23 at 7

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF METHAMPHETAMINE SALES

Sheriff Deputies arrested a 26-year-old Yucca Valley man late Sunday afternoon for suspected felony possession of methamphetamine for sale. Joel Minasian was stopped at Paxton and Fortuna Avenue in Yucca Valley and was found to have outstanding warrants. A search revealed a quantity of suspected methamphetamine and paraphernalia. After investigation.

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LECTURE ON ACCESS TO PUBLIC LANDS THURSDAY

The Morongo Basin is surrounded by public lands: Joshua Tree National Park, the Sand to Snow and Mojave Trails National Monuments, Bureau of Land Management lands, as well as preserves and municipal parks. But some people contend that not everyone has equal access to public lands. Managing editor Tami Roleff

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THREE-SESSION CLASS ON MAKING YOUR CHILD A GOOD EATER STARTS TONIGHT

Is feeding your child more difficult that you thought it would be? Do you have a picky eater? Are you getting into food struggles at the table with your children? Do you want to learn what helps a child be a good eater? Come to Raising Good Eaters with registered

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29 PALMS’ PIONEERS DAYS OLD-TIMERS AND MILITARY GRAND MARSHALL’S NAMED

In Twentynine Palms, the 2017 Pioneer Days Old Timers of the Year, Ann Congdon and Cheryl Erickson have been announced. The ‘old timers’ will join this year’s Grand Marshals (Ret.) Col. Owen and Audrey Gillick and Military Grand Marshals Col. Charlie and Lt. Cmdr. Mary Kay Sherry in representing the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPO WINNERS NAMED

Hundreds of people attended Saturday’s gala opening reception at the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery for the fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition’s juried art show. Out of 120 artists who submitted 290 entries, 63 artworks were juried into the exhibition. Winners include Linda Brown of Claremont, who received

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THREE-CHAMBER MIXER WEDNESDAY AT JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY CENTER

Theatre 29 will join with the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce to unveil their highly anticipated 2018 performance season. Theatre 29 will be giving away a pair of season tickets to a lucky attendee. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… The six productions of Theatre 29’s 2018 season

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EARLY INDICATIONS ARE THAT MOJAVE TRAILS NATIONAL MONUMENT WILL BE SPARED

Early indications are that the Mojave Trails National Monument east of Twentynine Palms will not be reduced or eliminated. According National News sources, a memo from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes

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MAJOR ROAD PAVING DELAYS IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY AND TOMORROW

Motorists will experience major road delays in Yucca Valley due to road paving for the sewer project. Paving will take place Monday and Tuesday (September 18 and 19) on Yucca Trail, and drivers should expect major delays. Detour signs will be posted.

CHP TELLS US HOW TO DRIVE SAFELY AROUND MOTORCYCLES

Reducing the number of motorcycle-involved collisions goes beyond training and prevention on the part of the motorcyclists. California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin offers the following tips for motorists on how to drive safely around motorcycles… Give motorcycles extra room. A minor rear-end collision involving a motorcycle can have major

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TONIGHT IS THE LAST NIGHT TO SIGN UP FOR HI-DESERT CHORUS

The Hi-Desert Chorus is looking for singers who want to sing the songs of the season. The chorus, under the direction of Bill Barrett, will perform two concerts in December with songs relating to spring, summer, fall, and winter. All voices are needed, but especially alto, bass, and tenor. Singers

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SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are being sought for Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the free training details… A few minutes of your time can help someone take back years of their life. Every two minutes, another woman, man or child is sexually assaulted and the effects can be devastating.

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

A distribution of free surplus federal food will be held Tuesday, September 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Twentynine Palms Food Pantry. No identification is required to for the food give-away. Participants should bring their own bags. The food pantry is located at 6450 Star Dune Avenue, behind

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FREE BREAD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse is holding a bread distribution in Yucca Valley every Monday from 11a.m. until we run out. They are at 56020 Santa Fe Trail in Yucca Valley.

HI-DESERT TEST KITCHEN SAMPLES MESQUITE PEAS

The desert has always appealed to explorers of all kinds. In this report, Mike Lipsitz says this is high adventure everyone can enjoy…

The High Desert Test Kitchen, now in its second season, is an informal monthly dinner gathering organized by artist Sarah Witt. Each month explores a different native

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEEKEND WINS

By Head Coach Andrew Amosa

The Varsity Trojans defeated Linfield Christian in Temecula 46-7. The offense and defense came out on fire. Offense was led by Elijah Lynch who had 272 yards passing and five touchdowns. The offensive line did a great job handling a much bigger defensive line. The

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WILDCATS MOVE TO 4-0, AFTER 40-0 VICTORY

By Coach Ernest Martinez

The Twentynine Palms Varsity Wildcats remained undefeated after a 40-0 victory over Indian Springs High School from San Bernardino. The Wildcats scored on their first three possessions of the game to take a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. The Wildcats moved 61 yards on four

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GET READY FOR MESA FEST

Later this month, folks from all over the Basin will descend on the community of Yucca Mesa for Mesa Fest 2017, an all-day beer and music festival organized for one simple goal: to provide a children’s playground in that community; currently there is none. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings us an

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NIGHT UNDER THE STARS FOR HIGH DESERT PREGNANCY CLINIC FUNDRAISER

Mark your calendar for a night under the stars to benefit the High Desert Pregnancy Clinic. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details…

The High Desert Pregnancy Clinic’s biggest fundraiser of the year, “A Night for Life Under the Stars,” will feature a Hollywood actor as the guest speaker. Rusty Joiner

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