VEHICLE FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A car completely burned in a fire in Joshua Tree National Park Thursday afternoon. County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to assist park rangers with the vehicle fire, which was on Pinto Basin Road near the Cholla Gardens about 1:30 p.m. Due to the

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AN ARREST AFTER A STOLEN BICYCLE IS RECOVERED

A stolen bicycle was recovered and the Twentynine Palms man found with it was arrested Wednesday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a bike check on a man, Matthew Winters, 45, near Eucalyptus Avenue and Highway 62 about 2 p.m. The deputy realized the bicycle was similar

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB CHARITY DESSERT PARTY AND AUCTION TOMORROW

The Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Desert will host its 16 th Annual Dessert Soiree charity benefit party and auction at 6 p.m. tomorrow night. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with details on the sweetest event in the desert…

The 16th Annual Dessert Soiree will feature a delicious selection of

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LOW COST RABIES CLINIC, LICENSING, AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ANIMAL SHELTER TOMORROW

The Palms-N-Paws Animal Shelter in Twentynine Palms will conduct a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic for cats and dogs from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7. The cost is $8 per vaccination, cash only. Licensing for the city and county will also be available. All dogs must be on a

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WITH A NATIONWIDE BLOOD SHORTAGE, BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, April 7, at Vons in Yucca Valley from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All

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REGGAE MUSIC TOMORROW AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER

Come enjoy the happy sounds of reggae music at the Yucca Valley Senior Center Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff says “let’s get together and feel alright”…

Be prepared to stand up and dance Saturday night to the reggae music of the dynamic group Lamour and the Mystik Band, as they

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FREE WILD WEST SHOWS IN PIONEERTOWN AT 2:30 ON SATURDAYS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show is now performing all year round, with their next performance tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in Pioneertown. Historic Pioneertown was the location for old-west Hollywood films including the Cisco Kid and Annie Oakley. Dedicated to keeping the spirit of these Old West stories alive,

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FISH AND CHIPS AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT, BREAKFAST SUNDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a fish and chips dinner tonight (Friday) from 4 to 6 p.m. Two pieces of fish are $7; three pieces are $8. Sunday’s breakfast is chicken-fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11

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STARGAZING AT SKY’S THE LIMIT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center invites stargazers to enjoy the desert night sky this Saturday. A variety of telescopes will be available for guests to view the incredible cosmic sights. Here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton with your invitation…

The winter Milky Way is setting in the west as the

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FREE HOME ENERGY EDUCATION WORKSHOP MONDAY

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

FAMILY MOVIE AT THE YUCCA VALLEY LIBRARY

This Saturday, starting at 10 a.m., the Yucca Valley library will play a free movie as part of its family movie program. With his big bucket of popcorn, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman…

This week’s family film at the Yucca Valley library: “The Emoji Movie.” Phone emoji Gene is capable of

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT-ATHLETES RECOGNIZED

Yucca Valley High School student athletes and three sports teams are being honored by the CIF. Every year, the California Interscholastic Federation honors high school students and teams for academic achievement. To qualify, the team’s average GPA by the end of the first semester must be a 3.0 or higher.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan track team went against Coachella Valley High School at home yesterday. The boys battled until the end but came up short 75-52. Girls won big, 86-32, and remain undefeated in league competition.

Trojan golf beat Beaumont High School Thursday, 218 to 232. Coaches says

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YUCCA VALLEY SEWER PROJECT MOVING TO THE CENTER OF TOWN

Construction crews for the Yucca Valley sewer project have started laying pipe in and around the center of Yucca Valley. Areas affected by the construction in Phase 1-Area C include neighborhoods north of Highway 62 surrounding the airport and from Hilton Avenue west to Sage Avenue. The water district is

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APPLY NOW FOR YUCCA VALLEY PARTNERSHIP FUNDS

Applications are now available for a partnership funding program through the Town of Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… The Town of Yucca Valley has announced that it is now accepting applications for funding from organizations and entities that enhance the quality of life in Yucca Valley.

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MINERVA HOYT CONSERVATION AWARD GOES TO PAT FLANAGAN

Pat Flanagan

The Joshua Tree National Park Association has named Pat Flanagan as the recipient of the 2017 Minerva Hoyt Conservation Award. The award recognizes individuals or organizations that have made notable achievements in the areas of leadership, protection, preservation, research, education, and stewardship leading to a significant and lasting

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THEATRE 29 SUMMER YOUTH THEATER APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

The 2018 Theatre 29 summer youth theater program is well into the planning stages. Applications are available now and reporter Rebecca Havely shares how to sign up your child … The Theatre 29 summer youth theater program will present “Mary Poppins Jr.” this summer. The youth program runs Mondays through

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NEW EXHIBITION OPENS FRIDAY AT GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

A new exhibition is on display at Gallery 62 in downtown Joshua Tree. The group show, entitled “Face Off,” features paintings, assemblage, and ceramics by Suzanne Ross and Marjorie Franklin, as well as art by other local artists. The show opens April 6 and runs through April 29, with an

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TAKE A TOUR OF THE OLD WOMAN SPRINGS RANCH

UPDATE: 4/9/18 7:40 a.m. This tour is sold out.

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is offering the opportunity to tour the historic Old Woman Springs Ranch. Reporter Tanisha Cureton explains how you can get on the tour… The Morongo Basin Historical Society is offering the opportunity to tour the Old

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY MARKETPLACE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold its monthly marketplace Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7. Some of the items for sale include an oak dining table and six chairs, portable dishwasher, kitchen appliances, and more. The sale will be held from 8 to 1 at the historical society’s

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