YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING WORKSHOP TOMORROW AFTERNOON

The Yucca Valley Town Council will start updating its strategic plan this fall. The Town Council has requested a series of workshops to discuss some issues and priorities to include in the next strategic plan. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS MONDAY

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday, March 6. Staff representatives will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government.

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW COST ANIMAL SERVICE LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in March for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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CALL FOR ART FOR REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE EXHIBITION

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley is putting out a call for art for its annual Reduce, Reuse, Recycle art exhibition. Art intake is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9 through 11 at the museum. An opening reception is set for March 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, March 10, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will be joined by mythologist and storyteller, Catherine Svehla, Ph.D., who will demonstrate the relevance of mythology to contemporary life by sharing and discussing a

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OPEN AUDITIONS TONIGHT AT THEATRE 29 FOR “INTO THE WOODS”

Open auditions are tomorrow for “Into the Woods,” the next big Broadway musical slated for Theatre 29’s season. Managing editor Tami Roleff says veteran director Charles Harvey is seeking a cast of 16 musical performers…

The cast of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods” consists of 16 performers, most of

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ROAD CLOSURES PLANNED FOR “BACK ROAD TO VEGAS”

Travelers who plan to take “the back roads” to Las Vegas in March, take note: several roads will be closed to all traffic between noon and 10 p.m. between through March 18 while Union Pacific upgrades the railroad tracks. The Kelbaker Road crossing at Kelso will be closed March 4.

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CMC CASINO NITE

Whether you’re a player or a sponsor, everyone’s a winner at the Copper Mountain College Alumni Association’s upcoming Casino Nite. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says win or lose, it doesn’t matter when it’s all for fun and for a good cause…

Attention high rollers, card sharks, lucky beginners and everyone in

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FREE PROGRAMS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TONIGHT

Joshua Tree National Park will hold two ranger-led talks tonight. At the amphitheater in the Jumbo Rocks campground, learn about Keys Ranch and the people who made the desert their home. At the amphitheater in the Cottonwood campground, learn how plants, animals and people are able to survive in the

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THEATER 29’S “DISNEY’S MARY POPPINS”

Tickets are still available for Theatre 29’s production of “Mary Poppins.” Managing editor Tami Roleff says don’t miss out on this latest show from Disney…

Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks family whose children, Jane and Michael, are out of control and need a new nanny. When a

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ART RECEPTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY SUNDAY AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold an opening reception and present awards Sunday, March 5, for its annual members-only judged art show. The judge, Terry Taylor-Castillo, owner of Taylor Junction Art Gallery in Joshua Tree, will select the winning artworks and present the cash awards and ribbons. The reception

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MARINES REVEAL PLANS TO HELICOPTER 1,500 TORTOISES OUT OF JOHNSON VALLEY

Federal land management and defense officials have signed off on plans by the U.S. Marine Corps to move as many as 1,500 desert tortoises from an area recently acquired for training in Johnson Valley. The largest tortoise relocation effort ever in the Mojave Desert is toward the end of this

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WILDFLOWER BLOOM JUST WAITING FOR WARMER WEATHER

Wildflower fans this year are being tested by an unusual combination of factors. Reporter David Haldane has the details… If you like spring colors, you may have to wait a bit longer to see them. That’s the word from Joshua Tree National Park which, while reporting some definite splashes of

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TWO RANGER-LED TALKS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TONIGHT

Joshua Tree National Park will hold two ranger-led talks tonight (Friday, March 3). At the amphitheater in the Jumbo Rocks campground, a ranger will discuss our fear of the dark, how it is polluting our night skies, and how we can help protect our night skies. At the amphitheater in

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ACCUSED OF MURDER, ARRESTED

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Wednesday, accused of murder. According to the Desert Hot Springs police, officers were sent to the 13300 block of Verbena Drive about 10 p.m. Tuesday night for a call of shots fired. When they arrived, they found Steven Nelson, 49, had been shot.

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST CLEAN-UP DAY SATURDAY

A desert clean-up event will help restore the desert and help military veterans as well. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more… The Mojave Desert Land Trust, along with partners California Conservation Corps, the Conservation Lands Foundation, and the Bureau of Land Management, are sponsoring a desert clean-up, trail maintenance, and

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62-YEAR-OLD JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF DRUG DEALING

A 62-year-old Joshua Tree man was arrested late Tuesday night, accused of selling drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was called to a gas station in the 56800 block of 29 Palms Highway in Yucca Valley just before midnight because a man was passed out in his older

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AN ARREST FOR WEAPONS AND DRUGS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday, accused of possession of a dangerous weapon. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the Walmart shopping center about 2:15 p.m. for a report of a man, later identified as Casey Moses, 30, arguing with his ex-girlfriend. When deputies arrived, Moses

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS, “A FEW GOOD MEN” OPENS TOMORROW

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley will open the courtroom drama, “A Few Good Men” tomorrow night. Reporter and Director Rea Rebecca Havely tells you how to get tickets…

“A Few Good Men” follows a slick young Navy lawyer who is assigned a murder case in which two Marines

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MOVES TO BAN STREET SALES

The Twentynine Palms City Council last night expressed its opinion regarding hawking and peddling on city streets in no uncertain terms: It doesn’t like it. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this report… If you’re a street vendor in Twentynine Palms, your days may be numbered. In a unanimous

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