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MARCH 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 March 2 and March 18 while Union Pacific upgrades the railroad tracks. The Kelbaker Road crossing at Kelso will be closed March 2, 3,...
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DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE COUNTY GRAND JURY HAS BEEN EXTENDED

The deadline to volunteer for the San Bernardino County grand jury for 2017-2018 has been extended. Kirby Davis explains who can apply, what a grand juror does, and how to apply…

To be eligible for selection to the county grand jury, a person must be at least 18 years of age,...
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HUMANE SOCIETY ADOPTION FAIR MARCH 4TH NEEDS VENDORS AND SPONSORS

Vendors and raffle prizes are needed for an adoption fair to benefit the Morongo Basin’s only no-kill animal shelter. The adoption fair is set for Saturday, March 4, from 11 to 2, at the animal shelter on Sunview Avenue in Joshua Tree. Businesses and organizations interested in having a booth at...
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LEARN HOW TO SQUARE AND LINE DANCE

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to square dance or line dance now’s your chance. Here’s assignment reporter Kirby Davis with class information…

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club of Yucca Valley will hold classes to learn square and line dancing. The classes begin Thursday, March 2, but new students...
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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN, YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GRAD, SERVING IN US NAVY

A Joshua Tree woman and Yucca Valley High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California. Petty Officer 2nd Class Merihia Koster works as an aviation electrician’s mate in the Commander Strike Fighter Wing, where she is responsible for the electrical components and...
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TRY-OUTS SUNDAY FOR AAU BOYS’ TRAVELING BASKETBALL TEAMS

Try-outs for the 29 Elite Academy traveling basketball teams for boys between ages of 8 and 14 will be Sunday, February 26. The travel teams play from April to July. There will be one team per age group. Boys from throughout the Morongo Basin are welcome to try out in...
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FREE GOSPEL CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

A free gospel concert will be held 6 p.m. tonight, Saturday, February 25, at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Curtis Wright and Friends will be the featured musicians for the concert. The church is located at 8035 Church Street in Yucca Valley.

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE PRODUCE DEMONSTRATION AND GIVE-AWAY

Transition Joshua Tree has a food demo planned. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the details…

Transition Joshua Tree will hold a food demonstration program, vegetarian meal, and produce give-away Sunday at United Methodist Church. The event starts at 5 p.m. Sunday, February 26, at the church, 6213 East Parkway in...
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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN’S NEW ALBUM FEATURED ON Z107.7 THIS SUNDAY AT 4:00

Morongo Basin musician Dana Larson will join Pat Michaels on the Z107.7 Local Music Showcase this Sunday at 4 p.m. for an in-depth interview and debut of Dana Larson’s new album “Desert Mermaid.” Larson, who lives in an RV in Joshua Tree, has spent four years writing and producing the...
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“JOHN WAYNE” THEME AT STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCE

The Star Twirlers have planned a themed dance party Saturday. Reporter Kirby Davis has the details…

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club will hold a dance Saturday, February 25. Line dancing will be held 7 to 7:30 p.m. and between tips; square dancing is 7:30 to 10 p.m. The theme...
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OPENING AND CLOSING RECEPTIONS FOR GALLERY 62 YOUTH ART SHOW

An art gallery awards ceremony is planned in Joshua Tree. Managing Editor Tami Rolleff has your invitation…

Gallery 62 Art Gallery in Joshua Tree will hold closing reception and awards ceremony for its youth art show, entitled United Through Art, Sunday, February 26. Students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade,...
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STAR PARTY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, February 25. The event begins at 6:15 p.m. and will end about 9:30 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will include the brightest star in the...
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FORBES RATES YUCCA VALLEY’S PACIFIC WESTERN BANK PARENT #1 IN THE COUNTRY

Forbes came out with its 2017 list of America’s Best Banks last month, and a bank with a branch in Yucca Valley was ranked number one. Forbes rated Los-Angeles based PacWest Bancorp—the parent company of Pacific Western Bank—as the best among the nation’s 100 largest banks, based on 10 metrics...
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MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT: A COMMUNITY UPDATE

A year and a half ago, the Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District leased the hospital to Tenet Healthcare, which is now responsible for the operation of the hospital and its satellite facilities. The district changed its name to Morongo Basin Healthcare District, and besides serving as Tenet’s landlord, it operates the...
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DUE TO NATIONWIDE BLOOD SHORTAGE, A BLOOD DRIVE AT WAL-MART TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Saturday, February 25, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free...
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BEWARE THE ROMANCE SCAM

The AARP Fraud Watch Network helps raise awareness about consumer fraud and identity theft. In this report, Mike Lipsitz explains what to watch for so you can avoid becoming a victim…

Romance scams start with fake profiles on online dating sites. The scammer, who is allegedly working abroad, quickly builds a...
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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN’S NEW ALBUM FEATURED ON Z107.7 THIS SUNDAY AT 4:00

Morongo Basin musician Dana Larson will join Pat Michaels on the Z107.7 Local Music Showcase this Sunday at 4 p.m. for an in-depth interview and debut of Dana Larson’s new album “Desert Mermaid.” Larson, who lives in an RV in Joshua Tree, has spent four years writing and producing the...
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YUCCA VALLEY EARTH DAY ORGANIZERS SEEKING VENDORS

Organizers are already hard at work planning for this April’s Earth Day event in Yucca Valley. The event has grown every year and is now one of the most successful in the region. Reporter Edica Gonzales says vendors are being sought for the April 22 celebration…

Each April, the Hi-Desert Nature...
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FREE GOSPEL CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

A free gospel concert will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, February 25, at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Curtis Wright and Friends will be the featured musicians for the concert. The church is located at 8035 Church Street in Yucca Valley.

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LEARN HOW TO BE HEARD ON CONSERVATION ISSUES: SYMPOSIUM TONIGHT

A panel of conservation experts and consultants will hold a symposium Friday, February 24, on how to make your voice heard on conservation issues. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details…

Many people feel that public lands face unprecedented threats, and are worried about how to preserve advances made in...
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