DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS SERVICES AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE THURSDAY

The Disabled American Veterans organization has teamed up with Copper Mountain College to offer DAV services twice a month on the college campus. A DAV chapter service officer will be in the college’s student services office beginning Thursday, March 16, and every first and third Thursday of the month, from

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DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE COUNTY GRAND JURY APPROACHING

The deadline to volunteer for the San Bernardino County grand jury for 2017-2018 has been extended to March 17. Kirby Davis explains who can apply, what a grand juror does, and how to apply… To be eligible for selection to the county grand jury, a person must be at least

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST ANNOUNCED

The annual Grubstake Days celebration in Yucca Valley is May 25-29. To encourage Yucca Valley area businesses to get into the spirit and encourage shopping locally, the Hi-Desert Star and Z107.7 Radio have teamed up to co-sponsor a free Western Heritage Decorating contest for all businesses in the Western Morongo

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COUNTY MAC HEARS OF LOWER CRIME RATES

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, the MAC, met last night in Joshua Tree. While the anticipated report from CalTrans on changes proposed for downtown Joshua Tree was postponed, the MAC heard some good news from local Law Enforcement.

If you’re feeling a bit safer in the Morongo Basin these

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YOUTH DRAWING CLASS SATURDAY AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold a drawing class for youth ages 5 to 17 on Saturday, March 18. Led by artist Bud Javatilaka, the class will combine drawing, music, and storytelling to teach drawing skills. All materials will be provided by the gallery. The cost is $10. To

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ENERGY HEALING CIRCLE AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

Rainbow Stew will hold an energy healing circle on Wednesday, March 15. The healing circle is open to the public and no appointment is necessary. The event is free, although donations are acceptable. In addition, Rainbow Stew will hold late night shopping. The healing circle will be held between 6

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ALL ABOUT FOSSILS AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM LECTURE THURSDAY

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum offers its next brown bag lunch lecture. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Mammoths, lions, and camels oh my! They once roamed along wetlands just north of Las Vegas, Nevada. Their history is preserved at Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. Learn more about these fossils

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School softball team will travel away to play Palm Springs High School. First pitch is at 3:15 p.m. Also today, the Joshua Springs baseball team will travel away to play Linfield Christian School in Temecula. Their game also starts at 3:15

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO MEET; DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE PLAN REPORT POSTPONED

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will meet with a sparse agenda tonight, following the cancellation of a major presentation. Here with the details is reporter David Haldane… Joshua Tree residents anxious to learn more about a Caltrans plan to slow traffic through their business district will have to wait

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday, accused of child abuse. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, deputies substantiated allegations that Floyd Shaffer, 53, of the 1400 block of Sunrise, had choked a child. Floyd Shaffer was arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse, booked into the West

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MAN ARRESTED TWICE IN THE SAME WEEK

A man who was arrested Tuesday was arrested again Thursday, accused of different charges. Sheriff’s reports say deputies were called to the Twentynine Palms Stater Brothers grocery store about 6 a.m. Tuesday for a man, later identified as Joshua Thompson, 31, for identity theft. Thompson was arrested and released. Two

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A DOZEN TEAMS COMPETE IN 26TH ANNUAL SPELL-A-THON SATURDAY

A dozen teams competed for bragging rights in the 26th annual spell-a-thon Saturday, sponsored by the Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy. For the fifth consecutive year, managing editor Tami Roleff was on one of the teams competing, and said the final two teams were well matched… After 10 teams

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DIAL 211 FOR COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES, HUMAN RESOURCES HOTLINE AVAILABLE

If you need help with health or social services, there is only one phone number you need to know; 211 is an information and referral service that helps residents find resources that may be able to help you with health and social services. By dialing 2-1-1, callers will be helped

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COUNTY OFFERS FREE HUMAN RESOURCES HOTLINE

San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board has partnered with California Employers Association to provide local employers within San Bernardino County access to a free Human Resources Hotline. The number is 877-282-3763.

YUCCA VALLEY MAN A RELUCTANT HERO IN EUREKA FATAL HIT AND RUN

Authorities in Eureka, California, are calling him a hero. But a Yucca Valley man expresses a kind of “aw shucks” modesty in describing how he helped police apprehend the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run. Reporter David Haldane has the story… It’s something everyone wonders: If tragedy struck, would you do

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR FOOD FOR LIFE PROGRAM IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Volunteers are being sought to prepare and serve meals at Food for Life in Twentynine Palms. There are many dates open. Signing up for a date will result in an invitation to visit Food for Life one Saturday a month prior and see what food is available for you to

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH’S CAREER PATHWAYS GOLF TOURNAMENT SEEKS SPONSORS

The annual golf tournament to benefit the Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways scholarship program is April 7 at Hawks Landing. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says sponsors are needed… Over the last two decades, Career Pathways Foundation has awarded more than $120,000 in educational scholarships to deserving Yucca Valley High School

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ENDS A REMARKABLE RUN

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team ended its remarkable march through the state CIF Division IV Championship Saturday. The 28-3 Wildcats took on Immanuel High School of Reedley, who were 21-8, in a second-round CIF state Division IV regional quarterfinal playoff game at home. The Wildcats were down

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TRACK RESULTS

The Twentynine Palms Wildcats track and field team traveled to Palm Desert High School to compete in the Aztec Invitational. The young team turned in a solid performance with 30 personal records and nine top three finishers in a deep competition field. Coach Ronda Lockett-Morton said The first place winners

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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

Daylight Saving Time started at 2 a.m. this morning. Spring forward, fall back. Did you remember to change your clocks? If you didn’t, you’re late! And while you’re at it, change the batteries in your smoke alarms, too.