MINOR INJURIES AFTER A PEDESTRIAN IS HIT IN YUCCA VALLEY

A pedestrian was slightly injured Friday when he was hit by a passing vehicle in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, the 32-year-old man was crossing Yucca Trail near Dumosa Avenue about 9 p.m. when the driver’s side mirror of a vehicle, driven westbound on Yucca Trail at about

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YUCCA VALLEY CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBERY NETS CIGARETTES AND  BEEF JERKY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a robbery of a convenience store in Yucca Valley early Saturday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man entered the Circle K store in the 6900 block of Old Woman Springs Road about 4:30 a.m. with a plastic gun, went behind the counter and

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NATIVE PLANT WORKSHOP TOMORROW AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is offering two plant classes in April; the first one is tomorrow. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Learn about our local wild flowers and native plants in two upcoming events at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. The first is a native plant workshop Wednesday, April 5,

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FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will have a USDA Food Distribution tomorrow, Wednesday, April 5 at 3:00 p.m. until they run out of food. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather and remember there

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD IN SPECIAL SESSION TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District will hold a special closed-session meeting tonight (Tuesday, April 4) to discuss one case of pending litigation. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in district offices at the cemetery on Encelia Road.

DESERT CHIC SOCIAL EVENT TO BENEFIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Twentynine Palms’ Broadview Hacienda was the historic residence of pioneers Bill and Prudie Underhill. Situated on a high promontory, Broadview offers 360-degree views of the surrounding desert city. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation to a fundraiser that aims to preserve the city’s history … The 2017 Desert Chic Social

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

The local chapter of the California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, April 14, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will welcome Cheryl Erickson, who will speak about her recent trip to Uganda and the orphanage there with which she works.

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ACTIVE-DUTY MARINE ARRESTED AFTER DOUBLE MURDER IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

An active duty U.S. Marine stationed at the Twentynine Palms base, the suspect in a Twentynine Palms double murder, was arrested Thursday aboard the base. Homicide investigators say just after midnight, March 24, a 911 call was placed, stating that two women had been shot multiple times in the 7700

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THE PRICE OF WATER FOR PIONEERTOWN AND PART OF MORONGO VALLEY IS GOING UP

Water rates for residents of Pioneertown and the Hacienda Heights section of Morongo Valley are about to go up, way up. It’s just one of the topics up for discussion when county supervisors meet in San Bernardino tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … Among the many items on the

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THOUSANDS EXPECTED FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HILLTOPPER MOTORCYCLE RACES

There will be a large an influx of off-road motorcycle racers and their families and fans into the Twentynine Palms area this week. The American Motorcycle Association and Hilltoppers Motorcycle Club are hosting the 43rd Annual Grand Prix this Saturday and Sunday. Races are held on an 8-mile course off

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KING OF THE HAMMERS SET THE DATE FOR THE 2018 WEEK-LONG EVENT

The organizers of King of the Hammers have set the dates for week-long race next year. The opening of Hammertown in Johnson Valley will be February 2, with a week of off-road racing, and culminating in the 12th annual King of the Hammers race February 9, 2018. King of The

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING WORKSHOP TOMORROW AFTERNOON

The Yucca Valley Town Council will start updating its strategic plan this fall. The Town Council has requested a series of workshops to discuss some issues and priorities to include in the next strategic plan. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold

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SOME YUCCA VALLEY TOWN OFFICES CLOSE FOR TRAINING

The Yucca Valley Community Development and Public Works offices will be closed for a few hours Monday, April 3, and Wednesday, April 5 for staff training. The closed hours are Monday, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Yucca Valley Town Hall and

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YUCCA VALLEY SCULPTORS TAKE FIRST AND THIRD IN INDIAN WELLS ART FESTIVAL

Two Yucca Valley residents won first and third place for their stone sculptures at the Indian Wells Arts Festival over the weekend. David Falossi won first place for his 8,000-pound sculpture of a mountain lion in a cave entitled “The Guardian.” His 17-year-old son, Christopher, won third place for his

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AGATHA CHRISTIE’S “MOUSETRAP” REPLACES HALLOWEEN HAUNT AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 will replace the “Halloween Haunt” event, previously scheduled for October, with the Agatha Christie classic murder-mystery-thriller “The Mousetrap.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… The Theatre 29 Board of Directors determined that it is more in keeping with their artistic mission to produce an additional, quality stage play for

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LOW-COST VACCINE, MICROCHIP, AND SPAY AND NEUTER SERVICES AVAILABLE IN APRIL

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in April for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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DAV TO HOLD FUN SHOOTING EVENT FOR VETERANS

The Morongo Basin Chapter #60 of the Disabled American Veterans will hold a fun shoot and picnic in Twentynine Palms. Kirby Davis sets her sights on when and where… The Disabled American Veterans Morongo Basin Chapter #60 will hold a free fun shoot and picnic Saturday, April 8, at the

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY OFFERING CLAY ART WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold a hands-on workshop for adults on the art of clay. Led by local artist Ed Keesling, the five sessions will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 6, 13, 20, 27, and 28 at the art gallery. Participants will learn about clay,

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CMC ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE WEDNESDAY

Copper Mountain College Foundation is now accepting applications for its CMC Alumni Scholarships for students who attend high school in the Morongo Unified School District. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the deadline to apply is coming up fast… One student from each of the three local Morongo Unified School District

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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY BOOK SALE STARTS THURSDAY

The Joshua Tree Library spring book sale begins Thursday, April 6, from 3 to 6 p.m. with a Friends of the Library members only sale. Memberships will be sold at the door for $10. The silent auction closes at noon on Saturday, April 8. Wednesday, April 12, is 3 bucks

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