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ONE DEAD IN JOSHUA TREE HOUSE FIRE

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One person died in a fire in Joshua Tree Friday afternoon. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Yucca Mesa, and Twentynine Palms were called to a home in the 60700 block...
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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BASKETBALL LOSES 1ST ROUND PLAYOFF GAME

It’s was a packed house in the Bell center Friday night as the Copper Mountain college Men’s basketball team hosted a 1st round playoff game against visiting Ventura College. It was a high intensity game that went back and forth throughout. Sharp shooting and impressive guard play from Ventura would...
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DEADLINE APPROACHING TO APPLY FOR OSC SCHOLARSHIPS

Are you a military spouse, high school senior, or a currently enrolled college student at a two- or four-year college searching for scholarships? The Officers’ Spouses’ Club is now accepting applications. Applicants must be sponsored by active-duty or active-duty reserve military personnel currently assigned to the Twentynine Palms Marine base...
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OFFICERS’ SPOUSES’ CLUB ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS

The Officers’ Spouses Club is also accepting applications for grants from local organizations. Reporter Tanisha Cureton fills us in with the details…
The Officer’s Spouses Club of 29 Palms is now accepting grant applications from organizations in the Morongo Basin. Eligible organizations must have an impact on the local military...
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BUY RED DRESS PINS TO SUPPORT WOMEN’S HEART HEALTH

Heart disease is the number-one killer of women in the United States. Hearts of Yucca Valley has been raising funds since 1966 that go to first responders and community heart-health support groups in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that during the month of February, which is American...
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THOUGHT THEATRE PRODUCTION OF “VAGINA MONOLOGUES” WILL TRAVEL TO THEATRE 29

The Thought Theatre production of “The Vagina Monologues” will be moving their production to Theatre 29 for a special final performance. With details here’s reporter Rebecca Havely…
Thought Theatre of Pioneertown just finished a successful run of the Eve Enser play, “The Vagina Monologues,” and will now take the show...
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REGISTRATION OPENS SOON FOR SWIM TEAM

Mark your calendars to register for the Hi-Desert Aquatics swim team.

Registration is set for March 15 and 16 from 4 to 6 p.m., and March 19 and 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Yucca Valley High School pool. The swim season runs from March 19 through June 30....
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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY PLANS GUIDED TOUR OF PETERSON AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

The Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department will host a trip to the Petersen Automotive Museum on Saturday, March 24. With camera in-hand, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman…
The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles features three floors of exhibits dedicated to the history and artistry of the automobile, with 25...
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ADOPTION AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. This week’s discussion will be about making the decision to adopt and searching for birth parents. Here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton with the details…
This week’s Lifetree Café program – titled “Finding...
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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN CAN HELP WITH MINOR HOME REPAIRS

Reach Out Morongo Basin is looking for residents it can help. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more information about how you can get assistance with minor home repairs…
Seniors and the disabled in Twentynine Palms can get help with yard work and minor home repairs, thanks to a joint project between...
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SERVICES SET FOR F.G. MITCHELL HUTCHINS

F.G. Mitchell Hutchins, a 49-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died February 4. He was 93 years old. He is survived by his wife Lillian Hutchins, and sons Mitchell and Michael Hutchins of Twentynine Palms, as well as his two sisters, grandson, and two great-grandchildren. Mitchell spent a total of 32...
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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ARRESTED AFTER SHOOTING THREAT

A 16-year-old Yucca Valley High School student was arrested yesterday after allegedly threatening to carry out a school shooting. Sheriff’s Deputy Armando Cantu said at 12:25 p.m. yesterday (Thursday, February 22, 2018) Yucca Valley High School received information a male student made threats to carry out a school shooting. Cantu,...
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COUNTY GRAND JURY APPLICATIONS SOUGHT

Applications to serve on the 2018-19 county grand jury will be accepted through April 6. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains who can apply, what a grand juror does, and how to apply…

Qualified candidates for the county grand jury must be U.S. citizens of good character and sound judgement, age 18 and...
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BLOOD DRIVE AT WALMART IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive at Walmart in Yucca Valley on Saturday, February 24, from 10 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, LifeStream offers donors free cholesterol screening with...
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MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT GETS RESULTS OF NEEDS ASSESSMENT

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District collaborated with the University of Southern California to produce a Community Health Needs Assessment of the Morongo Basin. With a summary of the findings, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman…

There are five key findings from the Community Health Needs Assessment. The significant health needs of the Morongo...
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GOSPEL SING AND MAIN STREET WILD WEST SHOW IN PIONEERTOWN TOMORROW

The public is invited to a country gospel sing on Saturday, February 24. Performing at the sing will be the Illuminators, Steve Cook, the Spirit Sisters, and Joey Joseph. Admission to the event is one can of food, which will be donated to the Way Station in Joshua Tree. The...
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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a spaghetti and meatball dinner Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner includes a green salad and garlic bread for $7. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way...
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THE “WIZARD OF OZ” OPENS IN ONE WEEK AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 will present the musical “The Wizard of Oz” for a four-week run. With more here’s reporter Rebecca Havely…

“The Wizard of Oz” is a heartwarming tale of magic and fantasy, good and evil, family and friendship. The score is full of timeless tunes such as “We’re Off to...
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HERBS, SPICES, AND FLUTES AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

A busy day at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 24). Herbalist Charla Shamhart will present The ABCs of Kitchen Medicine, herbs and spices used in cooking that can enhance health from 1:30 to 3:30. For more information call or text 760-401-0689.

The Yucca Valley Flute Circle meets Saturday...
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SKY’S THE LIMIT VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION TOMORROW

Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center is inviting prospective volunteers to an orientation Saturday, February 24. For more details about the orientation day, here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton…

Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center is seeking volunteers to attend their orientation day February 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. The...
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