HERBS AND TINCTURES AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

Make plans to attend a class tomorrow, July 29, on the natural medicine chest. Charla Shamhart, a nutrition coach and herbalist, will lead the class on herbs and tinctures at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley from 11 to 1 p.m. A donation of $10 is suggested. For more information, text

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FREE BREAD IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will distribute bread every Monday at 11 a.m. until the bread is gone. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Wear proper attire for the weather and remember there are no public restrooms. The Social Club

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COUNTRY-ROCK AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT SATURDAY

Bring your family and friends to the Yucca Valley Community Center ball field Saturday night to enjoy the country and rock sounds of the summer concert series. Managing editor Tami Roleff says this weekend’s band is The Silverados…

This weekend’s band at the Yucca Valley summer concert series features The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH HIRES CROSS-COUNTRY COACH, ATHLETES TO MEET MONDAY

Twentynine Palms High School has named M.E. Wilson as their new cross-country coach. Coach Wilson would like to meet with potential cross-country athletes Monday July 31 at 9:00 a.m. at Luckie Park in front of the pool.

MAN KILLED WHEN HIS MOTORCYCLE CRASHES INTO CAR IN YUCCA VALLEY

A motorcycle rider was killed in a high-speed crash in Yucca Valley Wednesday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, Bryce Sterling, 25, of Yucca Valley was traveling northbound on Old Woman Springs Road about 6 p.m. on his 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle in heavy traffic at speeds estimated between 80

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THREE JOSHUA TREE MEN ARRESTED AFTER SHOOTING AT A HOUSE FOLLOWING AN ARGUMENT

Three Joshua Tree men were arrested Tuesday, accused of shooting at a home. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a home in the 60200 block of Granada Road in Joshua Tree just after 10 a.m. for a report of shots fired. The residents, Nicholas Odoms, 19, and

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY, ACCUSED OF POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE, BURGLARY

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Tuesday, after deputies say he fled from a stolen car and broke into a Yucca Valley home. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Shauna Ables spotted a stolen black Honda Civic driving northbound on Cholla Avenue near Sunland Avenue, about 3:25 p.m. Tuesday.

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SNAKE RESCUED FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTEL ELEVATOR

Twentynine Palms firefighters rescued a snake in an elevator Wednesday morning. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said at the time of the call, the snake, estimated to be about 1 to 1-1/2 foot long, was inside the exterior elevator, but by the time firefighters arrived, the snake had slithered

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD GETS A RAISE, SEWER PLANT UNDER BUDGET

Inflation—whether it was for directors’ compensation, or water rates—and saving money, were popular topics at Wednesday’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there and explains… The board of directors of the Hi-Desert Water District receive $125 per meeting, an amount that hasn’t

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER OFFER TOURS OF BIRTHING SUITE

Prospective parents are invited to join a free tour of the Special Additions birthing suite at Hi-Desert Medical Center. Hospital staff will be able to answer questions and concerns, and parents can pre-register their medical information prior to the mothers’ admission. The tours are set for 6 to 8 p.m.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER MIXER AT TOTAL FITNESS TOMORROW

Join the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce for a mixer event at Total Fitness tomorrow, Friday, July 28, from noon to 3 p.m. Total Fitness is a luxury gym that boasts over 25,000 square feet of workout space and features state-of-the-art equipment and a cardio area including a TRX suspension

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SUMMER SALVAGE SALE SATURDAY AT MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST

The Mojave Desert Land Trust is having a sale that is back by popular demand, Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in… Join Mojave Desert Land Trust this Saturday, July 29, at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at its headquarters in Joshua Tree for its Summer Salvage Saturday sale. Their field

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ARTISTS SELECTED FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPO

About half of the 63 artists selected to participate in the fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition are from the Morongo Basin. The jurors for the exhibition viewed 290 artworks submitted by 120 artists from California and around the world. To be included in the art show, artwork

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SUMMER MOVIE IN THE PARK TONIGHT

The Summer movie in Luckie Park series continues tonight in Twentynine Palms with a J.K. Rowling feature. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… The City of Twentynine Palms presents the next free summer movie, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” sponsored by Z107.7 and other Morongo Basin businesses, Thursday

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WET TIMES FOR HOT KIDS TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley has some wet times planned for hot kids. Cool parents will want to listen to this from Z107.7 Reporter Mike Lipsitz … For kids 10 and under who like to play in the slip-n-slide, splash in a wading pool, or run in the sprinklers –

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERING DANCE, TUMBLING, AND CHEER CLASSES

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for dance, tumbling and cheer classes. Dance class registrations are currently being accepted at the recreation office for ages 2 and older. Ballet/tap/jazz and hip-hop are offered for ages 3 and up. A creative movement/dance introduction class is offered

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL APPROVES MOBILE AND FIXED LICENSE PLATE READERS

The Twentynine Palms City Council has made it harder to traverse that city without being noticed. Reporter David Haldane explains… If you ever steal a car, better not drive it through Twentynine Palms. That’s the main takeaway from last night’s City Council meeting at which something called the Automated License

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JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER PREPARES TO TRANSFORM

The Joshua Tree Retreat Center announced plans to transform the facility at an invitation-only event last night. Interim Executive Director Terry Taylor-Castillo and four associates stood beaming like expectant parents before the crowd of about 50 invitees in one of the Center’s iconic stone and timber meeting halls. Retreat Center

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HI-DESERT AND TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARDS MEET TONIGHT

Coming up on tonight’s agenda of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, another contract for the wastewater treatment facility, purchase of a vehicle, directors’ compensation, and lobbying services. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… The Board of Directors of the Hi-Desert Water District will be presented at

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FIVE MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED

Five schools in the Morongo Unified School District were honored recently by an organization that promotes positive behavioral interventions and support. The California PBIS Coalition announced that Joshua Tree Elementary School had achieved excellence in the school’s level of academic, behavioral, and social-emotional outcomes for students at the Gold level.

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