JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The hard-working, dedicated members of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out tomorrow, Wednesday, September 14. The team invites you to join them at Hwy 62 and Mountain View (north side). The caring volunteers will work from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. with coffee and conversation following at the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT: DOWNTOWN PLAN, TOW TRUCKS

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says downtown revitalization and tow trucks dominate the agenda… The Twentynine Palms City Council kicks off a fairly light agenda at its regular meeting tonight. First up: a discussion of the city’s Downtown Economic Revitalization Specific Plan,

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THREE CHAMBER MIXER THURSDAY TO UNVEIL THEATRE 29 2017 SEASON

Theatre 29 will join with the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce to unveil their highly anticipated 2017 performance season this Thursday. The special free Tri-Chamber mixer is planned for Thursday, September 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at which the 7 productions for Theatre 29’s 2017 season will be

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SIGN UP FOR THE SHERIFF’S OFF-ROAD DESERT RUN

The annual “Desert Run” fund-raiser to support the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers is planned for September 30 through October 2. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to sign-up… It’s that time of year again when the Morongo Basin Search and Rescue team is holding its family-friendly, off-road fundraiser

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YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CLUB SINGALONG AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Senior Club will be doing a sing-along once a month, the second Wednesday of every month from 1:15 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Tomorrow, sing along with Cat and enjoy an ice cream social. Join veteran pro keyboard wizard Cat Cohen as he turns his Casio synthesizer into

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MORONGO BASIN MAC WANTS JOSHUA TREE TO BE A “DARK SKY PARK”

It was all about dark skies at last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Mac. Reporter David Haldane says the designation is being sought for Joshua Tree National Park… Score one for the twinkling stars. They were the winners last night as the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council voted in

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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, meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS “STORIES OF WILLIE BOY” TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Historical Society presents the legacy of Willie Boy in their second Wednesday lecture series tomorrow. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… Wednesday, September 14 at 5:30 p.m., join the Morongo Basin Historical Society as they present “Stories of Willie Boy: A Lasting Desert Legacy.” Presented by Ruth

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THE WINNERS OF THIS YEAR’S “TASTE OF MORONGO” EVENT

A large crowd of Morongo Basin food enthusiasts were on hand at the Bell Center in Joshua Tree Saturday night for the 2016 “Taste of the Morongo Basin.” The big winners for the night were the Middle Eastern Restaurant, taking the Judges’ Choice and best international, and Papa’s Smokehouse, taking

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SUPERVISORS MAY DECIDE CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE DEVELOPMENT TOMORROW

Nearly a decade in the making, tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino looks to be the final showdown in a battle between the people of Joshua Tree and developers of the planned Alta Mira gated housing project next to Friendly Hills Elementary School.

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STATE WATER BOARD TO DISCUSS MARINE BASE WATER TREATMENT THURSDAY

The Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board will discuss a couple items of local interest at its next meeting on Thursday, September 15, starting at 9 a.m. The board will discuss waste discharge requirements for the Combat Center’s Mainside wastewater treatment facility in Twentynine Palms. The board will

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO NAME JOSHUA TREE A “DARK SKY PARK”

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, the MAC, who advises the county on local concerns, will meet tonight. Reporter David Haldane says the meeting is mostly about dark skies… If you’re the kind of person who loves looking up at a beautiful night sky, you just may be in luck.

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COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM SPAGHETTI DINNER SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, will hold a fund-raising spaghetti dinner September 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children for spaghetti with meatballs, garlic bread and salad. The Elks will have a

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AUDITIONS FOR “A CHRISTMAS STORY” AT THEATRE 29 ONE WEEK FROM TODAY

Auditions for Theatre 29’s final show of the season are set. The hit comedy, “A Christmas Story” will be cast by director Eric Ross. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast break down… “A Christmas Story” follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun

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YUCCA VALLEY GIRLS WINS INTERNATIONAL FITNESS COMPETITION

Yucca Valley athlete Sequoia Barrera, 16, who had qualified to compete at the 2016 Kill Cliff Granite Games in St. Cloud, Minnesota, took first place in the fitness event over the weekend. Approximately 1,000 athletes from around the globe made the trip to Minnesota to compete in the Kill Cliff

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM STARTS WEDNESDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center is offering a free smoking cessation program starting this Wednesday. Reporter Kirby Davis tells you how to sign up… Recognizing no two smokers are alike, working with others to learn why you smoke, identifying triggers and creating a support network are hallmarks of a successful smoking cessation

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PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Do your knees knock when you face a microphone? Get butterflies in your stomach, yet you want to make your views known at a public meeting? Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce is holding a free workshop to help you get over fears about speaking

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LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan varsity football team cruised past Indio High School, 45-6, Friday night. Coach Andrew Amossa said Eli Lynch led the offense with three touchdown passes, and Lucas Lopez led the ground game. The Trojan offense had a total of 406 yards for the night. The

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HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP IN JOSHUA TREE MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, September 12. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will celebrate their 30th birthday with a catered lunch and gifts for all members at their general meeting on September 12, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, 57098 29 Palms Highway. Doors open at 12:30 and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00

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