JOSHUA TREE VFW OPEN LABOR DAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post’s Sunday’s breakfast special is chicken fried steak. And the post will be open at 11 a.m. for lunch Labor Day, Monday, September 5. On the menu are chili hot dogs in cornbread and much more. The VFW Post is located on Veterans

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1976 PLANNING 40TH REUNION

The Yucca Valley High School Class of 1976 will be holding their 40-year reunion on Saturday, September 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Hawk’s Landing Golf Resort in Yucca Valley. The evening will include dinner and dancing, with music provided by the Z107.7 Mobile DJ. All members

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HARRISON HOUSE OPEN HOUSE AND ART EXHIBIT SATURDAY

The works of sibling artists are on exhibit at Harrison House. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the details…A brother-and-sister duo of artists will be featured at an open house and art exhibit, Saturday, September 3, sponsored by Harrison House Music, Arts, and Ecology. Dominique Moody is an artist in residence,

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ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE CAT-A-PALOOZA

The Yucca Valley animal shelter is hosting another cat-a-palooza adoption event through Saturday, September 10. The adoption fee is $20 for the cat-a-palooza, and includes vaccines and spaying or neutering services. View the shelter’s adoptable pets on petfinder.com. The animal shelter is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon to 5

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COUNTY CORRECTS RECORD ON JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER

Anyone who was looking toward the Joshua Tree Retreat Center as the villain in a string of negative stories involving the historic venue and several large concerts there has been looking in the wrong direction. The facility came under scrutiny following the recent, lawful clearing of three acres to improve

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FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER PRESIDENT CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT

The District Attorney’s office has filed criminal charges against the former president of the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce. On Monday, Carey Alderson, 46, was charged with embezzlement by an employee for allegedly using the chamber’s credit card to pay his personal gas and electric bills, totaling $678.65. The alleged

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY HOSTING TAX MEASURE EDUCATION MEETINGS

Two tax measures will be on the ballot in the Town of Yucca Valley this November. The town has set informational meetings for residents who want to be informed voters. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… The Town of Yucca Valley will hold informational sessions for the two tax

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FROM THEATRE 29 TO THE SILVER SCREEN: LOCAL 12-YEAR-OLD IN A MAJOR MOVIE

From Theatre 29 to the Silver Screen, a 12-year-old Twentynine Palms actress will appear with Eddie Murphy in a new major film, set for release in two weeks. Reporter David Haldane talks with Natalie Coughlin… Natalie Coughlin hopes not to be remembered as the girl who dropped a can on

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DUI CHECKPOINT IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

The Desert Hot Springs Police Department will be conducting a DUI/drivers’ license checkpoint this Friday, September 2, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Officers will

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STAR TWIRLERS CRAZY HAT SQUARE AND LINE DANCING TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance club is hosting a crazy hat line and square dance tonight, Saturday, September 24. Line dancing will be held 7 to 7:30 and between tips; square dancing is at 7:30 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge, on Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. Wear your

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF SLASHING HER SON WITH A KNIFE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Tuesday evening, accused of slashing her son with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was called to the 72800 block of Sun Valley Drive in Twentynine Palms shortly before 8 p.m. concerning a domestic disturbance. Adena Sowell, 41, started arguing with

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JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER CLEARING AND CONCERT PERMITS, PART 2

Yesterday we reported on the Joshua Tree Retreat Center’s lawful clearing of several acres on the property’s west side adjacent to Highway 62. The area will be used to organize and consolidate parking for upcoming and future events. And while the clearing was within the facility’s legal rights, it generated

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FIREFIGHTERS GET 60 PERCENT CONTAINMENT ON NEARBY BOGART FIRE

Firefighters have gained 60 percent containment on the 1,470-acre Bogart fire in nearby Cherry Valley as fire activity dies down. A Cal Fire spokesman said the fire made no forward progress Wednesday. The increase in acreage—from 1,250 in the morning to 1,470 at 7 p.m.—was due to pockets of vegetation

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THEATRE 29 TO ANNOUNCES 2017 SEASON AT TRI-CHAMBER MIXER

Theatre 29 will join with the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce to unveil their highly anticipated 2017 performance season. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… A special tri-Chamber mixer is planned for Thursday, September 15 from 5 to 7 p.m., at which the seven productions for Theatre 29’s 2017

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF BRING METH IN TO JAIL

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday, accused of bringing methamphetamine into a jail. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped Eduardo Villegas, 39, near the intersection of Joshua Lane and Onaga Trail about 2:40 p.m. Deputies determined that Villegas had a $75,000 felony warrant for his arrest. When

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JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER SAYS LAND CLEARING IS NECESSARY AND FAIR

Every day, thousands of motorists pass by the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, and only a fraction of them are likely to notice the subtle physical changes that take place on the 400 acres it has occupied for 80 years. But earlier this week, when the facility cleared three acres at

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NEARBY BOGART FIRE MAY BRING SMOKE TO OUR MORONGO BASIN

A wildfire ripped through more than 1,200 acres in the Bogart Park area in nearby Cherry Valley, northeast of Banning and Beaumont Tuesday, burning an outbuilding and triggering the evacuation of roughly 700 residents, fire officials say. The blaze was 20 percent contained at 7:00 a.m. this morning. Cal Fire

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WOMAN SUFFERS MINOR INJURY IN CAR VERSUS POWER POLE CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY

A woman suffered only minimal injuries following a crash in Morongo Valley last night. Just after 11 p.m., the woman was driving a cross-over SUV-type vehicle westbound on Highway 62 when for unknown reasons, the car left the road and crashed into a power pole at Big Morongo Canyon Road.

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DOVE HUNTING SEASON OPENS TOMORROW

This reminder, you may hear the sound of gunfire in some areas as dove hunting season opens tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details… The opening day of dove hunting is September 1. As a result, Sheriff’s dispatch is usually flooded with numerous “shots heard” and “man-with-a-gun” calls. Dove hunting

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MANE STREET STAMPEDE LOOKING FOR WESTERN REENACTORS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show, the cowboy-clad volunteers that perform Saturday in Pioneertown, are looking for volunteer gunfight reenactor’s. No acting experience is needed; they can train you in the art of comedy western performing. Shows re-start this Saturday, September 3, and run through the end of October

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