SUPERVISORS TAKE UP CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE SOLAR FARM TOMORROW

The last item on tomorrow’s 64-item Board of Supervisor’s agenda looks to be the final showdown in the protracted battle between energy behemoth Nextera, and Morongo Basin environmental groups. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested late Thursday night, accused of beating on a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies received a report of a man beating a woman, who was bleeding, in the 75100 block of Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms about 11 p.m. Thursday. The caller also

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CONDUCTING HOMELESS OUTREACH PROGRAM

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has launched a new public awareness campaign about homelessness, “Positive Change, Not Spare Change.” According to the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement, or HOPE team, 65 percent of panhandlers are not homeless. The HOPE team says giving money to panhandlers contributes to the

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CAST FOR “SECRET GARDEN” AT THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCED

The classically haunting hit Broadway musical, “The Secret Garden,” has been cast at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast list… Theatre 29 proudly announces the cast of “The Secret Garden.” The redemptive family tale of love, loss and renewal is under the artistic and musical direction of multi-award

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THEATRE 29 CONCLUDES VERY SUCCESSFUL SUMMER YOUTH THEATER PROGRAM

The wildly successful Theater 29 summer youth theater program came to a joyous celebrated conclusion after six sold-out performances of “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” over the weekend. More than 80 young participants and adult volunteers celebrated with a smile-soaked cast party Sunday afternoon at the multi-award winning Twentynine Palms Theater. The

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HI-DESERT WATER ADOPTS URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN

Every five years, the state requires water districts with more than 3,000 customers to submit a water management plan. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors heard some good news about their plan… The Hi-Desert Water District, together with a consulting firm, prepared an Urban

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER SPECIAL MEETING AFTER DIRECTOR CHANCEY CHAMBER RESIGNS

The Twentynine Palms Water District will meet in a special session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the meeting is to decide how to fill the seat of Board Member Chancey Chambers, who recently resigned… The Twentynine Palms Water District meets in special session today at 5 p.m. At this meeting

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LOCAL RELAY FOR LIFE RAMPING UP

Morongo Basin Relay for Life is ramping back up, and it is time to start planning. Relay for Life spokesperson Cathy Inscore said this year the community has the opportunity to choose a model that reflects its unique qualities and one that will help increase community participation. To help with

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT CELEBRATES NATIONAL COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER WEEK

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District is celebrating National Community Health Center Week, August 7 through August 13. Health centers started as a pilot project during President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty and have grown into the country’s largest primary care network. More than 24 million Americans use more than 9,000

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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP SET FOR MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, August 8. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

HOME FIRE SAFETY TIPS

Fires kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined and 85 percent of all fire deaths occurring in residences. A few simple steps may save your life and the lives of loved ones. Reporter Kirby Davis offers these safety tips… Smoke and flames can engulf a house very quickly. Smoke

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TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN

Driving into hazardous flood waters is very dangerous. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has some flood water warnings… Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a

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SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUBHOUSE RUMMAGE SALE MONDAY

The Santa Fe Social Club House is holding a rummage sale tomorrow, Monday, August 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lots of great items from furniture to clothing and some amazing glass solar light made by the Clubhouse members. The Clubhouse is located on the corner of Apache Trail

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PICNIC IN DESERT CHRIST PARK PLANNED FOR THURSDAY NIGHT

Residents are invited to a picnic in the park at Desert Christ Park Thursday, August 11 to share their memories of this outdoor “museum of sculptures.” Bring a chair and a picnic dinner, and enjoy the wildlife, the views, and the park’s history and memories. The free picnic begins at

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF SELLING HEROIN

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, after he was found with drugs and a taser. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped Cory Rifenberry, 26, near Hope Trail and Pueblo Trail shortly before 3:30 p.m. The deputy discovered that Rifenberry had in his possession methamphetamine, heroin, and

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ORGAN DONATION

Every three hours, someone in the United States dies because of the shortage of donor organs. Every 18 minutes, another name is added to the thousands awaiting organ or organs. Reporter Sara Snyder says you can help resolve this national health shortage by becoming an organ donor… Through the miracle

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VOLLEYBALL CAMP STARTS TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

A four-day volleyball camp starts Monday, August 8 and goes through August 11 for girls entering grades six through 10. For novice and intermediate players, the camp will help athletes improve their game and prepare for middle school or high school team tryouts. The camp will take place at the

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VETS SEEK SPONSORS PEDICAB FROM ARIZONA TO CALIFORNIA

Three wounded vetarans will challenge themselves by pedaling a vintage single-speed pedicab four hundred miles from Arizona to California. Their journey will begin in Phoenix, Arizona. They will pass through Twentynine Palms on the second day of their journey. Show your support for veterans everywhere by riding alongside them for

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GARTH BROOKS TRIBUTE AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TONIGHT

It will be a Garth Brooks tribute band for the Yucca Valley summer concert tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says she has friends in low places… Join Z107.7 radio personality Pat Michaels Saturday during the town of Yucca Valley’s summer concert. Enjoy the cool desert evening listening and dancing to

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ORDER PERSONALIZED TILE FOR THEATRE 29 SERENITY PATIO

Theatre 29 has big plans for its new Serenity Patio just to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant Simi Dabah sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Reporter Sara Snyder says that you, too, can be a

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