FREE PTSD COURSE OFFERED ABOARD THE TWENTYNINE PALMS COMBAT CENTER

Veterans and their families who need help dealing with post-traumatic stress syndrome and the after-effects of combat are invited to attend a free 12-week course at the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details…

Reboot Recovery is not a support group, but a 12-week

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NATIONAL PARK WEEK STARTS SATURDAY; FREE ADMISSION NEXT TWO WEEKENDS

Federal officials are celebrating the nation’s 417 national parks with programs and events marking National Park Week, which is Saturday, April 15, through Sunday, April 23. Joshua Tree and other National parks that normally charge entrance fees will be free on April 15, 16, 22 and 23. Free or discounted

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CHANTING CIRCLE AT RAINBOW STEW IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

A chanting circle will be held Wednesday, April 12, at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley, starting at 7 p.m. Participants should arrive no later than 6:50 p.m. as the door will be locked at 7. Rainbow Stew is located on the south side of Highway 62 in Old Town Yucca

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“TAKE A HIKE” WITH PARK SUPERINTENDENT DAVID SMITH APRIL 23

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District and Joshua Tree National Park have partnered on a project designed to promote wellness through exercise and even help patients healing from illness, injury or surgery. Called “Take a Hike,” this free program enables local medical providers to write a prescription good for 90-days’ entrance

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ varsity tennis team traveled to Coachella Valley High School to face the Arabs on Monday. The Wildcats lost 7 to 11. Coach Bill Shay said the Wildcats were led by Nathan Thomas, Brett Hope and Camerin Rimmington, who each won one of their sets.

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CHILD PLAYING WITH LIGHTER STARTS HOUSE FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MONDAY

A child playing with a lighter is responsible for a house fire in Twentynine Palms Monday afternoon. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, a 16-year-old was babysitting two younger siblings at home in the 6100 block of Morongo Road when one of the younger children found a lighter

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THREE KILLED, ONE WOUNDED IN SAN BERNARDINO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING

Two adults and an 8-year-old child are dead, and another child was wounded, in what is being called a murder-suicide at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino. San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said Cedric Anderson, 53, of Riverside, came to the school shortly before 10:30 a.m. Monday and

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A METEOR LIGHTS UP THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SKIES

Did you see it? A bright light, a meteor, lit up the skies Monday night over Southern California. A weather spotter reported around 9 p.m. seeing a fireball above Interstate 15 near Hesperia north of Cajon Pass, said the National Weather Service. A resident of San Juan Capistrano said the

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS COUNTY PLANS TO REGULATE SHORT TERM RENTALS

At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council in Joshua Tree, County Code Enforcement Chief Andy Wingert spoke to a full house about the County’s plan to permit and regulate vacation home rentals. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there … Wingert assured the more than 60 people in

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS, DISPOSAL OF FORMER JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY ON AGENDA

The Morongo Unified School District meets tonight in regular session. On the agenda: a resolution accepting the Surplus Property Advisory Committee Report dealing, among other things, with the disposition of the former Joshua Tree Elementary School site on Sunburst Avenue. The board will also recognize the completion of locker room

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TO HEAR RETAIL MARKETING STUDY

Business will be the focus at tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Specifically, which ones to promote to rejuvenate the city’s downtown. Reporter David Haldane has the details… Project Phoenix is on the agenda at tonight’s Twentynine Palms City Council meeting. Specifically, the findings of a retail market

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF DEALING DRUGS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday, accused of dealing drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped William Bagley, 47, near Hillside Avenue and Sun Valley about 9:30 p.m. The deputy found methamphetamine and cash inside the vehicle. William Bagley was arrested for investigation of possession for sales,

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN FOUND IN A STOLEN CAR

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Friday, after he was found in a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the 57700 block of Highway 62 about 4 a.m. where they found Jesus Rael, 28, inside the 2014 Ford compact sedan. A records check determined that the

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CAR ABANDONED IN BUSY YUCCA VALLEY INTERSECTION

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an abandoned vehicle left at the intersection of Highway 62 and Old Woman Springs Road Sunday night. According to a report, a witness spotted a man get out of a gray Lexus IS300 left in the middle of the intersection shortly before 11 p.m. and

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FELONY VANDALISM IN LANDERS

A Landers man was arrested Friday, accused of breaking windows and slashing tires. According to a Sheriff’s report, Leroy Lewis, 35, had been drinking, and started breaking windows at a home in the 600 block of Tahoe in Landers. He also allegedly took a pipe and broke the windows of

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COUNTY BACKS OFF ON PIONEERTOWN, MORONGO VALLEY WATER RATE INCREASE

Last week’s Z107.7 report that water rates in Pioneertown and parts of Morongo Valley would be going up—way, way up—caught many by surprise. Well, ratepayers weren’t the only ones caught by surprise. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has part two of the story and this time there’s a happy ending… California’s Prop

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SING-ALONG AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL AT YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER TOMORROW

The public is invited to a spring, Easter and Passover sing-along and ice cream social tomorrow, Wednesday, April 12, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. Admission is free and it is open to all ages.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, will meet tomorrow—and every second Wednesday of the month—from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center in

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COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CENTERS PROVIDING DENTAL CARE

The Morongo Basin Community Health Centers provide dental services to residents of the Morongo Basin. There are two clinics in the Morongo Basin: one in Twentynine Palms, and one in Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff says no one is turned away based on their inability to pay… The Morongo

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports today, the Joshua Springs baseball and softball teams will travel away to Calimesa to play Mesa Grande Academy.