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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DESERT CONGREGATIONAL RUMMAGE SALE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Desert Congregational Church will hold a rummage sale, Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6 from 8 to 3. The church is located at Sunrise Road and Two Mile Road in Twentynine Palms.

DESERT PRESBYTERIAN CONCERT SUNDAY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will host a community concert Sunday, May 7. The concert will feature singer, songwriter, and guitarist Nolan McFadden. Doors open at 2:30 and the concert starts at 3 p.m. Admission is $8 at the door. Light refreshments will be served. Desert Hills Presbyterian

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7TH ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

This year’s Student Art Show at Copper Mountain College offers the artists an opportunity to get their works before the public and invites the community for a peak at new work from new artists. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us how to see it all…

The 7th Annual Student Art Show

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UNITED METHODIST STREET MARKET COMING UP JUNE 3RD

About a month to go until the United Methodist Street Market. More items are coming in daily, and include door handles, squares and levels, zip locks, bungee cords, jewelry, and more. Lunch will be sold from 11 to 2, and there will be a bake sale as well. The street

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SPRING PLAY THIS WEEKEND

Twentynine Palms High School’s spring play continues this weekend. Edica Gonzalez has all the details…

“Once Upon a Wolf” at Twentynine Palms High School features the Big Bad Wolf who decides he doesn’t want to be the bad guy anymore. The one-act play examines what happens when a fairy tale

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Joshua Springs baseball and softball teams will play Mesa Grande Academy at home in Yucca Valley.

MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Monday, accused of attempted murder of his neighbor. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the Valley View Mobile Manor in the 10800 block of West Drive about 9:50 p.m. for a report of an assault. Deputies found that Robert Trevino, 62,

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF HITTING HER CHILDREN WITH WOODEN SPOON

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Monday, accused of child abuse. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to the 5300 block of Mariposa Avenue in Yucca Valley about 4:45 p.m. for a report of alleged child abuse. Deputy William Ziemer talked to two children, ages 10 and 12,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES LICENSE PLATE READERS

The Yucca Valley Town Council appointed two new commissioners to the town’s Parks, Rec, and Cultural commission last night: Brad Napientek and Matt Rauch. Their terms will expire January 31, 2019. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the council approved the purchase of automated license plate readers for the Sheriff’s Department…

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

The Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association will celebrate the National Day of Prayer tomorrow, Thursday, May 4, with three free prayer services. Participants will meet at the flagpole in Veterans’ Park at 7 a.m. and noon, and at Gospel Fellowship Christian Church, 5898 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms at 6:30. The

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS, UNION AGREEMENT EXPECTED

The Joshua Basin Water District meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board is expected to pass a resolution objecting to the County’s sale of a tax defaulted property so that the water district might use

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MARINE CORPS TO TAKE OVER JOHNSON VALLEY IN AUGUST

Four years ago, the Marine Corps announced that it would be conducting large-scale military exercises on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Johnson Valley. The Marine Corps plans to hold the training exercises August 1-30. Under the shared-use agreement, public access to the BLM land is prohibited

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LOCAL STORM SPOTTERS SOUGHT BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

If your secret dream is to be a storm spotter, here’s your chance. Reporter David Haldane has the details… Does severe weather make your heart beat faster? Do you get an adrenalin rush at the first sign of hail, thunder, wind or flood? If so, the town of Yucca Valley

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CLEAN UP OF TORTOISE ISLAND IN JOSHUA TREE SET FOR THIS SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Clean Team says Tortoise Island, the beloved centerpiece of the village of Joshua Tree is in dire need of clean up. They are asking residents to consider joining them for a Joshua Tree Clean Team effort to clean up the area at 8 a.m. this Saturday, May

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

The California Retired Teachers Association will meet next Friday, May 12, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center in Joshua Tree. Attendees will welcome Hi Desert Medical Center’s Nutritionist, Reneé Harvey, who will discuss nutritional health for seniors. Lunch will be provided at a cost of $15 per person.

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NO TACOS AT VFW TODAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will NOT be serving up tacos Wednesday, May 3, due to road work on Veterans’ Way in front of the post.

HI-DESERT WATER IN SPECIAL AND REGULAR SESSIONS TONIGHT

Prior to tonight’s regular meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors, the directors will hold a special meeting at 5:15 to approve a contract change order of $49,200 for the repair and maintenance of the Upper Fox Tank. After draining the tank for routine maintenance, workers discovered the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS TRACK TEAM COMPETES IN DEANZA LEAGUE FINALS

The Twentynine Palms High School Track and Field team traveled to Desert Mirage High School to compete in the De Anza League finals CIF qualifying meet. Coach Ronda Lockett-Morton said 23 athletes represented the Wildcats. Top performances were turned in by KJ Magwood-Morton who ran a season best 43.3 seconds

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School baseball team will host Desert Mirage at home, with the game starting at 3:15. The Twentynine Palms High School baseball and softball teams will travel away to Thermal to play Coachella Valley High School. Both games start at 3:15.