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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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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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: MASSAGE PARLORS, VACATION RENTALS, AND TAXIS

Massage parlors, vacation rentals and taxi stands are on tonight’s agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Here with more is reporter David Haldane… If you harbor feelings about massage parlors, you might want to attend tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council. On the agenda: a proposal to

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF RUNNING A DRUG LAB

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of running a drug lab. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the 6300 block of Fortuna Avenue about 10:30 a.m. with a search warrant. There they found Eric Danielson, 31, along with tools that had been recently stolen from the

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS ACCUSED OF DEALING DRUGS

Two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Friday, accused of dealing drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 71500 block of Sun Valley Drive for a probation and parole compliance check. While there, they found Jennifer Paoletto, 36, and Journey Robinson, 29, along with methamphetamine,

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TAKES UP RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission takes up the controversial subject of regulating recreational marijuana use in the town tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff say commissioners will also discuss a home variance and a new car wash… Recreational marijuana will be the main topic of discussion at tonight’s meeting of the

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD CONSIDERS “SUNSHINE PROPOSAL”

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education tonight will once again consider a so-called “sunshine proposal” to guide negotiations with the California School Employees’ Association for next year’s contract. The idea, district officials say, is to avoid a protracted impasse over pay and working conditions like what the district

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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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