REACH OUT OFFERS FREE RIDES TO MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS

One of the many services offered by Reach Out Morongo Basin’s “neighbors helping neighbors” program is free transportation to medical appointments. With more on the program and its services, here’s managing editor Tami Roleff…

Reach Out Morongo Basin provides transportation for local residents to medical, dental, hospital, and therapy appointments.

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BLOOD DRIVE AT VON’S IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Lifestream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, March 3, at Vons in Yucca Valley from noon to 5 p.m. Donors with O-negative blood are especially needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Lifestream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. For

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PARENT RESOURCE EVENT AT JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY CENTER TOMORROW

All parents, soon-to-be parents, and those who want to become parents, the Joshua Tree Community Center is holding a parent resource event Saturday, March 3, to help answer your questions and make being a parent a little easier. There will be classes to help you learn about things you didn’t

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST RESIGNS

Executive director of the Mojave Desert Land Trust Danielle Segura announced that she will be resigning her position with MDLT to accept a new position. With more information, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman…

After four years at the Mojave Desert Land Trust, Danielle Segura is resigning her position as executive director

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR SEX WITH A MINOR

A 27-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested late Tuesday night, accused of having sex with a minor. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a motel in the 57400 block of Primrose Drive in Yucca Valley for a disturbance about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Deputy Shane Crowl learned that

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TWO MEETINGS TONIGHT FOR DESERT RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSERVATION PLAN

The Trump Administration plans to review the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, a plan developed over many years to help protect and conserve millions of acres of desert lands. Representatives from the Bureau of Land Management will hold a public hearing tonight on the plan, followed by panel discussion and

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LANDERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FUNDRAISER SETS RECORD

Last night’s fundraiser at Landers Elementary School was a win, win, win event. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

It was one for the record books at last night’s Auction Extravaganza at Landers Elementary School. More than 150 supporters turned out for dinner, drawings, and to bid on goods and services

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HIGH SCHOOLS TO HOLD JOINT CONCERT NEXT WEEK

Mark your calendars for the 15th anniversary combined concert featuring the Twentynine Palms High School and the Yucca Valley High School music departments. The joint concert will include the Wildcat concert choir, select choir, and band, and the Trojan select choir. The concert is set for 7 p.m. March 8

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TO BE HONORED TONIGHT AT WRITING COMPETITION

A local Yucca Valley High School sophomore will be among the middle and high school students to receive an award at the 19th annual (AVID) Write- Off ceremony tonight. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has the details…

The AVID Write-Off is a timed-essay writing contest for middle and high school students enrolled

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FREE LECTURE ON SEXUAL EXPLOITATION NEXT WEEK

A free seminar and training promises to help attendees make a difference in the lives of young people in our community. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on a serious and often secret subject … “Exploited! Crimes Against Humanity” is the title of a free seminar on trafficking, sextortion, social media

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO GO TO DISTRICT-BASED ELECTIONS

The jury’s in and the lawyers won, but not without some pain. Reporter David Haldane explains…

Twentynine Palms last night held its nose and swallowed a bitter pill; district-based elections.

“It’s wrong and it’s been wrong since the beginning.”

That’s Councilman John Cole expressing the sentiments of the entire Council

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The Morongo Unified School District board of education also made a final decision at last night’s meeting to move to trustee area elections, and selected a final district map in the process. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details…

The Morongo Unified School District board of education meeting began with

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PARENTS NIGHT TOMORROW AT LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL

La Contenta Middle School counselors will hold a parents’ night for parents of eighth grade students to discuss scheduling for next year. In the past, representatives from clubs and sports have been invited to discuss what they have to offer at Yucca Valley High School. The parents’ night is set

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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR PREGNANCY CENTER

The United Methodist women of Twentynine Palms are collecting gently used children’s clothing to support the Pregnancy Center in Yucca Valley. Donations of clothing in size 2T through 4T may be dropped off at the Desert Trail office, Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce, or at the United Methodist Church on

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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN CAN HELP WITH MINOR HOME REPAIRS

Reach Out Morongo Basin is looking for residents it can help. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more information about how you can get assistance with minor home repairs…

Seniors and the disabled in Twentynine Palms can get help with yard work and minor home repairs, thanks to a joint project between

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TO VOTE ON SWITCHING TO DISTRICT-BASED ELECTIONS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council will probably do something that it doesn’t really want to do tonight. Reporter David Haldane explains…

A Sacramento law firm may finally have its way with Twentynine Palms tonight.

That’s when the City Council is expected to vote on whether to switch from at-large to

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CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC ENDORSEMENTS FOR LOCAL RACES

The California Democratic Party endorsed several candidates running for election in the primary this June. Candidates endorsed who are running for office in our region include Marge Doyle, who received the endorsement over three other Democrats: Yolanda Brown, Ronald O’Donnell, and Rita Ramirez. Doyle is running against Republican Congressman Paul

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MOTORIST ALERT - POSSIBLE SLICK ROAD CONDITIONS

The National Weather Service has forecast a winter storm warning for the Morongo Basin, to include scattered snow and rain showers through 10 p.m. tonight. Some thunder is also possible. While little to no accumulation is expected in our area, area drivers are urged to use caution while on the

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GATE TO SECTION 6 IN JOSHUA TREE TO BE CLOSED OVERNIGHT

Complaints to the county over illegal camping, fires, and littering in Section 6 of Joshua Tree appear to have had an effect; the county has announced that effective Thursday, March 1, the gate to the area will be closed at night. The Desert View Conservation Area, also known as Section

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SEEKING SPEAKERS FOR CAREER DAY

Twentynine Palms High School will hold its annual career exploration day on Friday, March 2. Reporter Eric Knabe has more on how the community can still help out…

The students from Twentynine Palms High School have invited visitors from over 71 different career fields for its annual career exploration day.

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