COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board meets in regular and closed sessions tomorrow, then in a joint session with the Morongo Unified School Board. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the line-up of the meetings… The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees convenes in regular open session at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TO FORM A MEDICAL MARIJUANA COMMITTEE

The subject of medical marijuana will be back in front of the Twentynine Palms City Council tonight. Reporter David Haldane checks the council’s agenda… The subject of medical marijuana will once again rear its controversial head in Twentynine Palms tonight when the city council considers forming an ad hoc committee

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WOMAN HELD AFTER BRINGING DRUGS TO JAIL, EVEN AFTER A WARNING

A Joshua Tree woman who was stopped on a routine traffic stop was jailed after the deputy determined she had a warrant for her arrest, and was then arrested on a separate felony drug charge at the jail. According to a Sheriff’s report, Heather Cash, 31, of the 61400 block

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN TARGET OF LOTTERY SCAM

It’s a variation of an old scam, but one that Sheriff’s Department investigators say they haven’t seen before. A Twentynine Palms man said he received a letter informing him that he has won a $250,000 lottery, along with a check for more than $4,700. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in

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THREE ARRESTED AFTER A YUCCA VALLEY TRAFFIC STOP

Three men were arrested in Yucca Valley early Sunday morning following a traffic stop. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle about 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning near Bannock Trail and Santa Fe Trail. The driver, Thomas Chenoweth, 43 was found to be in possession of brass knuckles.

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ONE JAILED AFTER AN ALTERCATION AT A HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT

A transient was arrested early Saturday morning, after two other homeless men said he burglarized their tent. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victims were sleeping in a tent in a park near the Yucca Valley Community Center when they said Christopher Persall, 39, entered their tent about 2:30 a.m.

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TWO WONDER VALLEY HOMES BURN TO THE GROUND

Fire officials are investigating the cause of two fires that burned two Wonder Valley homes to the ground Sunday night just a few hours apart. Firefighters responded to multiple reports of the first single-story structure fire near Virginia and Meriweather Roads about 7:15 p.m., said San Bernardino County Fire spokesman

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE VOTES TO RAISE SMOKING AGE, RESTRICT E-CIGARETTES

The California State Assembly on Thursday took historic action to curb smoking in the Golden State. Senate Bill 5 would ban vaping in bars, restaurants, workplaces and schools. Another bill, SB 7, would raise the smoking age from 18 to 21, except for active-duty military personnel. Managing editor Tami Roleff

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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN ASSAULTED BY NAKED MAN

Updated 11:10 a.m. with the name of the alleged assailant

A Joshua Tree musician was assaulted by a naked man high on drugs Friday night. About 11:30 p.m. Gene Evaro Jr., was inside the convenience store at the Valero gas station in downtown Joshua Tree when he said a naked

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CANDIDATE FILING DEADLINE FOR JUNE ELECTIONS THIS FRIDAY

This Friday is the deadline to file to run for offices to be decided in the June presidential primary election. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what offices are open and how to file… A handful of offices representing Morongo Basin will be on the 2016 presidential primary ballot on June

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RAINBOW STEW TO HOST FILM SUNDAY

Rainbow Stew will host a special screening of the one-hour film, “The Wisdom of the Grandmothers” Sunday, March 6, at 6 p.m. Grandmothers from Siberia to Patagonia are interviewed on the meaning of indigenous teachings. A suggested donation of $10 is requested. Rainbow Stew is located on the highway on

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JAPANESE SUMI PAINTING WORKSHOP OFFERED AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

Some unique art classes are being offered at the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery. ROP Broadcast student Kayla Baldwin invites you to a Sumi painting workshop… The 29 Palms Art Gallery will be offering classes for those who wish to learn the art of Japanese Sumi painting. Hiroko Momii, who is

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LOCAL QUILTERS MEET MONDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

The general meeting of the Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will take place on Monday, March 7, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, 57098 29 Palms Hwy. Doors open at 12:30 pm and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Special guest speaker is Barbara Steckel of

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SPRING BLOOM IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Spring colors are blooming at the Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has more… To everyone’s delight, our spring bloom has begun in the south end of the park. Cottonwood and surrounding areas are alive with Lupines, Bladderpod, Chuperosa, and various other types and colors of wildflowers. As

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CHILI COOK-OFF ENTRIES SOUGHT

Entries are being sought for a chili cook-off to be held during a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day celebration. The event is being hosted by the Pacific Clinics Military and Family Services, and will be held Saturday, April 2, from 10 to 2 at the Joshua Tree Community Center. There

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THREE TWENTYNINE PALMS MEN ARRESTED FOR FELONY VANDALISM

Three Twentynine Palms men were arrested in the early morning hours of Thursday following vandalism to a vehicle earlier in the night. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman in the 2700 block of Canyon Road called 911 at 11:11 Wednesday night to report that two men had banged on

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VETERANS OF FOREIGN WAR SERVES SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will be serving up a Sunday breakfast special of chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. The menu includes eggs, potatoes, and toast or biscuits and gravy. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The VFW Post is located

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HARRISON HOUSE TO OFFER PERMACULTURE LECTURE

Harrison House Music and Arts is adding “Ecology” to its name, and as its first major event, it will host a three-day permaculture lecture in April. To prepare for the lecture, Harrison House is holding a work party today and tomorrow, in which those interested in permaculture will prepare the

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CELEBRATE CHOCOLATE SUNDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Indulge yourself your sweet tooth and celebrate Chocolate Month during Chocolate Sunday, hosted by the United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms. Dozens of chocolate confections and sweet treats will be available Sunday, March 6, from 2 to 4, at the church. The church is located at 6250 Mesquite Springs Road,

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NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

A new exhibit opened yesterday at Gallery 62’s new location in Joshua Tree. The featured exhibit, “Abstract Now in Joshua Tree,” includes a variety of two-and three-dimensional work by Valerie Davis, Kathi Klopfenstein, Hiroko Momii, James O’Keefe, Lenne Rosen-Kabe, Jeff Turner, Larry White, and Stella Vognar. An opening reception will

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