TWO FIRES IN MORONGO BASIN OVER WEEKEND; ONE DOG KILLED

Morongo Basin firefighters were busy with two house fires over the weekend, including one in which a dog was killed. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, Yucca Valley Fire Station 41, assisted by firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, and CalFire, were called just after 2 p.m. Sunday

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YUCCA VALLEY LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY TOMORROW

Tomorrow has been designated as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day by the Yucca Valley Town Council. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a reception will be held after a ribbon cutting and unveiling of a blue line of support… The Town of Yucca Valley will show its support for local law enforcement

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HIGHWAY 62 ROAD WORK AND LANE CLOSURES THIS WEEK EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

Road work and lane closures will continue this week on State Route 62 east of Twentynine Palms The Caltrans maintenance crews will continue crack sealing the pavement on State Route 62 between Vidal Junction and Earp today Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22. They will be crack sealing a

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NATIONAL PARKS FACING BACKLOGS ON MAINTENANCE MAY HAVE TO RESTRICT ACCESS

The nation’s national park system is facing unprecedented use and unprecedented costs. Reporter David Haldane explains… A record number of visitors are enjoying America’s national parks, including the one in Joshua Tree. That’s both a blessing and a curse, park advocates say: with a $12 billion backlog in needed maintenance

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LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASSES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Registrations are currently underway for the City of Twentynine Palms lifeguard certification course. This course will provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for health emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS “WESTERN HERITAGE” BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST

Seems everyone wants to get in on the fun planned for Yucca Valley’s annual Grubstake Days Celebration May 25 to 29. It’s shaping up to be one of the most exciting in recent years and now there’s more reason for area businesses to take part. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains …

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LEARN ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS AT RAINBOW STEW WEDNESDAY

If you are wondering what essential oils are all about, Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold a free informational introduction on Wednesday, March 22. You’ll be able to experience the oils and see for yourself how many uses they have. The session begins at 4 p.m. Rainbow Stew is

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FOOD FOR LIFE SEEKING SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS FOR SPRING

With spring in the air the Food for Life ministry is gearing up to bring nutritious meals to seniors, disabled, homeless, and those in need of nourishment. Hosts are needed to prepare and serve the meals. Churches and organizations interested in being involved in this ministry should call President, Wally

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SIXTH ANNUAL WOOF WALK SATURDAY WILL BENEFIT NO-KILL SHELTER

The sixth annual “Woof Walk,” to support the Humane Society no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree, is set for Saturday, March 25, in Pioneertown. Edica Gonzalez has your invitation… The sixth annual Woof Walk in the Morongo Basin Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The event features raffles, door

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School tennis team will travel away to Desert Hot Springs. First serve is at 3:15.

ROAD WORK ON HIGHWAY 62 MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

Maintenance crews from the California Department of Transportation will continue crack sealing the pavement on Highway 62 near the Arizona border, from between Vidal Junction and Earp Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22. Crews will be working on a seven-mile segment in the proximity of Rio Mesa Drive (post

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet Monday, March 20. If you own property, or live in Flamingo Heights, Landers, Yucca Mesa, or Johnson Valley, you can find out about any updates on a variety of issues that were discussed at the last meeting by County Supervisor James Ramos. Representatives

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PAINT NIGHT AT YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH

A Yucca Valley church will hold a paint night for artists and wanna-be artists of all ages. Reporter Kirby Davis gets out her paint brushes… Desert Hills Presbyterian Church’s youth group will hold a paint night Thursday, March 30, for painters and wanna-be artists of all ages. Canvases, paints, and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS UNITED METHODIST OBSERVE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH SUNDAY

The United Methodist Women of Twentynine Palms will observe Women’s History Month this Sunday, March 19. In celebration of local women, guest speaker, historian and author Pat Rimmington will present a talk on “Pioneering Women of the Desert.” Rimmington volunteered to transcribe oral interviews of the homesteaders, cowboys, and miners

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO EXPAND COTTONWOOD VISITOR CENTER

The Joshua Tree National Park has a visitor center expansion planned. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has the details… Joshua Tree National Park will be expanding the Cottonwood Visitor Center on the southern border of the park. The current visitor center is a 20-year-old double-wide trailer that can no longer meet the

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PIONEERTOWN WESTERN RE-ENACTORS LOOKING FOR COWBOYS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West show, the volunteers that do the fun Western re-enactment shows at Pioneertown, is putting out a casting call for Western enthusiasts who want to join their fun, family-oriented group of actors. No experience is necessary. Shows begin in April. Contact Paden for details at

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School tennis team will travel away to Desert Hot Springs. First serve is at 3:15.

FATAL CRASH FRIDAY IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

One person is dead following a two-car crash in Desert Hot Springs early Friday morning. According to Desert Hot Springs police, just before 5:15 a.m., two cars collided on Palm Drive, just south of Camino Campanero. Both vehicles were badly damaged in the collision. Firefighters had to use the Jaws

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REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, EXHIBIT OPENS TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum has a new exhibit. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is a new exhibit at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum that showcases artwork made from recycled or reused materials. It’s goal is to make people think about a throw-away society by sharing the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS UNITED METHODIST OBSERVE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH SUNDAY

The United Methodist Women of Twentynine Palms will observe Women’s History Month this Sunday, March 19. In celebration of local women, guest speaker, historian and author Pat Rimmington will present a talk on “Pioneering Women of the Desert.” Rimmington volunteered to transcribe oral interviews of the homesteaders, cowboys, and miners

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