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BLUE JEAN BALL FUNDRAISER AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

Put on your favorite pair of jeans and get ready to dance. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation the 29 Palms Art Gallery Blue Jean Ball…
The 29 Palms Art Gallery will celebrate its 65th anniversary with its biggest fundraiser of the year, the Blue Jean Ball. The...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley boys’ Trojan tennis team will travel away to Twentynine Palms High School to play the Wildcats. First serve is at 3:15 p.m.

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TWO LANDERS MEN ARRESTED FOLLOWING WARRANT SEARCH THURSDAY

Two Landers men were arrested Thursday during the service of a search warrant in Landers. About 1 p.m.deputies went to the 2200 block of Tori Lane where they found James Shovey, 53, and Ethan Wichita, also 53. During the search, deputies found suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. James Shovey was arrested for investigation...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE AFTER SHE'S FOUND CUTTING DOWN MESQUITE TREES

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested after she was found cutting down mesquite trees in the desert Thursday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a code enforcement officer was in the area of Mesquite Springs and Rainier Roads about 2 p.m. when he a small pickup truck parked in the open desert near mesquite...
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JOSHUA TREE LOCAL FOOD PROGRAM

If you like good food and good people, Edica Gonzalez says make time for the Joshua Tree Local Food Program …
This month, the free Joshua Tree Local Food Program celebrates Indian cuisine at the all-vegetarian community dinner and produce giveaway. You’re invited this Sunday, April 23 from 5 to...
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JOSHUA TREE ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL MOVES TO SUNDAYS

The Joshua Tree Farmers Market, with its arts and crafts vendors, is so popular that founder Lori Herbel has decided to give the arts and crafts vendors their own market. Starting Sunday, April 23, vendors selling hand-made arts and crafts will be at Turtle Island in downtown Joshua Tree from...
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CLASS WARFARE CONSIDERED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

The next topic to be discussed at Lifetree Café is class warfare. Here with more is reporter Kirby Davis…
Societal class equality at home and abroad will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, April 23 at 4 p.m. The free program, titled “Class Warfare: The Unending Struggle for...
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DESERT-WISE LANDSCAPE TOUR

Drought-tolerant landscaping and energy efficient homes are the focus of the upcoming seventh annual Desert-Wise Landscape Tour. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says get tickets now…
Now in its seventh year, the Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s Desert-Wise Landscape Tour has become a de facto right of Spring. The popular, self-guided tour, has...
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TWO CONCERTS AT HARRISON HOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE

Two concerts are planned at Harrison House in Joshua Tree. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation…
Three prominent musicians from San Francisco will give a performance at Harrison House in Joshua Tree tonight. Emil Miland on cello, Meredith Clark on harp, and singer Ann Moss will perform Saturday,...
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NEW LOCATION FOR SQUARE DANCING

The Star Twirlers Square Dance club has found a new place to hold its dances. Its new location is at the Evangelical Free Church on Mohawk Trail in Yucca Valley. Its next dance on tonight, Saturday, April 22, and will be a picnic theme. Line dance will start at 7...
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COMMUNITY CONCERT FEATURES A TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA

A Yucca Valley church will feature a tribute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes” tomorrow. Kirby Davis invites you to the community concert…
The Community Concert Series at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will present A Tribute to Frank Sinatra Sunday, April 23, at 2:30 p.m. Former Las Vegas entertainer Tommy Hernandez will host...
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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, April 22. The event begins at 8:15 p.m. and will end about 11:30 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Jupiter is quite bright and its colorful clouds and four moons are...
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LYRID METEOR SHOWER THIS WEEKEND

The Lyrid meteor shower peaks this week, with meteors visible through April 25. While the Lyrids are not the strongest meteor shower, some meteors may occasionally reach fireball intensity. The showers emanate from the constellation of Lyra; its principal star, Vega, is the third brightest star in the northern hemisphere....
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EARTH DAY CELEBRATION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Saturday is the annual Earth Day event at the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex from 9-2. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the celebration is a hugely popular, family-friendly event……
Celebrate Earth Day during a festival filled with activities, entertainment, and demonstrations in Yucca Valley Saturday. Local experts will give demonstrations...
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APPROVAL OF HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT NEAR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CLOSER

A controversial hydroelectric power project on the southern border of Joshua Tree National Park is another step closer to reality after the Bureau of Land Management said Thursday that pumping billions of gallons of water from the aquifer, and building power transmission lines would have “no significant impact” on the...
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FACING CHECKMATE: ALTAMIRA HOUSING PROJECT GOES TO MARKET 

Like a high stakes game of chess, since 2006 developers of the proposed Altamira housing project and those opposed have come to what appeared to be the last possible move, only to avoid a “checkmate” by some unexpected stroke of luck. Hanging in the balance is the fate of...
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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VISITOR SPENDING LOCALLY GOING UP

Visitor spending to Joshua Tree National Park in 2016 increased by more than $25 million over the previous year, according to a new report released by the National Park Service. The report shows that last year, more than 2.5 million visitors to Joshua Tree National Park spent $123.3 million in...
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THEATRE 29 SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

The Theatre 29 summer youth theater program has applications available now. The first 30 applicants approved in each age group will be accepted. The program will run Monday Through Friday from June 26 through July 30 (with July 4 off) culminating with six performances of “Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.” Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how...
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PIONEERTOWN WOMAN ACCUSED OF FELONY SPOUSAL ABUSE

A Pioneertown woman was arrested about 11:15 Wednesday morning, after her husband said she punched and bit him. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man said he was driving and back-handed his wife, Rachel Kee, 47, in the face several times. Kee retaliated by punching her husband and biting him on the face,...
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BLM PONDERING LOCAL OFF-ROAD VEHICLE ROUTES

Earlier this week, officials from the Bureau of Land Management
held an open house in Yucca Valley. The aim was to provide information on a proposal that would bar ORV, or off-road vehicle, traffic from various types of local roads, and to gather public comment on the proposal. Reporter Mike...
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