LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES YARD SALE SATURDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Lutheran Social Services will hold a yard sale Friday, July 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will help fund its at-risk youth program. The sale will be held at 58923 Business Center Drive in Yucca Valley.

A 200-MILE DESERT WALK WILL BENEFIT MOJAVE DESERT NON-PROFIT

A long walk through a hot desert will raise funds for a local non-profit. Managing editor Tami Roleff says Kelly Overton will walk from Joshua Tree to Las Vegas… A Joshua Tree resident will hike nearly 200 miles through the Mojave Desert to raise money for an educational and advocacy

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROTARY CLUB LOOKING FOR GUEST SPEAKERS

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club is looking for organizations, non-profits or other clubs to give presentations about their group or project during the club’s regular meetings. The meetings are held Wednesdays from noon to 1 at the Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms. For more

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FATHER ARRESTED FOR BEATING UP DAUGHTER

A Twentynine Palms father was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of beating up his daughter. According to a Sheriff’s report, the teenager was at Twentynine Palms High School and told a mandated reporter that she was afraid to go home because she had hit her father during an argument the night

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71-YEAR-OLD TASED AND ARRESTED AFTER THREATENING STORE CLERK

A Yucca Valley man who allegedly threatened a store clerk after stealing beer was arrested Monday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, Dewey Wood, 71, went to the Dollar General store in the 55500 block of 29 Palms Highway about 11 a.m. and walked out with a 12-pack of beer

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TIPS TO AVOID SNAKEBITES

California has eight different species of rattlesnakes, seven of which are found in southern California. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these safety tips to avoid being bitten by a rattlesnake… Rattlesnakes strike when threatened or deliberately provoked, but given room they will retreat. Most snake bites occur when a rattlesnake

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HALF OF THE BOARD OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RESIGNS

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce announced the resignation of three members of their board of directors yesterday, half of the board. Board President Carey Alderson, Vice President Dean Moore, and Maryse Kintz, all resigned. The last remaining three board members appointed Aaron Kyle as interim president. The Chamber is

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SUPERVISOR RAMOS EXPLAINS MAC ACTION MONDAY

Third District County Supervisor James Ramos responded to a story on Z107.7 News yesterday in which we questioned why the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, appointed to advise him on local concerns, used their time to comment and vote on a project way out of their jurisdiction. The MAC voted

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COYOTE HOLE GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT

The Native American Land Conservancy and Mojave Desert Land Trust are collaborating to clean graffiti in the Coyote Hole area of Joshua Tree. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how volunteers can help with this effort… On Saturday, July 16, from 8 a.m. until noon, volunteers and staff of the Native American

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASSOCIATION EMPLOYEE HONORED IN WASHINGTON, DC

An employee of the Joshua Tree National Park Association was honored by the Department of the Interior earlier this month. Dave Larson, an information specialist who lives in Joshua Tree, received one of only eight Individual Customer Service Awards at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Secretary of the Interior Sally

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College board of trustees meet in open and closed sessions tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look at the agenda… The Copper Mountain College board trustees meet at 2 p.m. tomorrow, and just after the meeting convenes, trustees will go in to closed session for an

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MARINES ANNOUNCE LARGE SCALE EXERCISES IN JOHNSON VALLEY IN AUGUST

Three 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 had originally planned to hold the training exercises from August 1 to the 31. Under the shared-use agreement, public access

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF HITTING ANOTHER MAN WITH HIS VEHICLE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Sunday morning, accused of deliberately hitting another man with his vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Russell Pasos, 43, was arguing with the victim about 2 a.m. in the 6200 block of Ocotillo Avenue in Twentynine Palms. Pasos allegedly got in his vehicle

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MORONGO BASIN MAC VOTES ON SOLAR PROJECT NOT IN THEIR JURISDICTION

Apparently hijacked by area environmentalists, the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council used their time that should go to local matters to comment and vote on a project way out of their jurisdiction. Reporter David Haldane was at last night’s meeting and files this report… The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council

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TWO FIRES IN MORONGO BASIN WITHIN AN HOUR MONDAY

Morongo Basin firefighters were busy fighting two fires Monday. Just after 11:30 a.m., firefighters were called to the 1800 block of Booth Road in Landers. Yucca Mesa firefighters were not available, so firefighters from Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree responded. When they arrived, they found two Conex boxes, a vehicle,

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SOME TIPS ON HEAT STRESS DURING THE HOTTEST DAYS OF THE YEAR

It is summer in the Hi-Desert and in our Morongo Basin Region; that means summer heat. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says during these hot days take some simple steps to avoid heat stress… The hottest time of year, also known as the “dog days of summer,” are upon us and Cal

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING FOR JULY CANCELLED

The July monthly meeting for The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends has been cancelled. The meeting will be held next month on August 10, 2016, at 4:30 pm. Thank you for your support. For more information, please contact Kristin Martin at 760-250-7295.

YOUR TRASH IS LEAVING A LONG IMPACT

Here’s one for you… Did you ever wonder exactly what kind of “footprint” you’re leaving on the planet? Managing editor Tami Roleff breaks down the decomposition of everyday trash… If you throw your “footprint-making” leather shoes out of the car window, they would take between 25 and 40 years to

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NEW DANCE PROGRAM OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation welcomes dance instructor Kristin Phelps. Her new dance program will be offered beginning the first week of August for ages 3 and older. Many different types of dance such as ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and modern will be offered. Classes are 55 minutes long

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A BANNER YEAR FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL ADVANCED PLACEMENT

For academics, this was a very good year for the students of Twentynine Palms High School, especially Advanced Placement students. Reporter David Haldane looks at figures just released by school principal Justin Monical… Twentynine Palms High School has had a banner year for advanced college placements. Each May students are

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