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KEEP COOL THIS WEEKEND IN LOCAL POOLS

The Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley pools will be open to escape the heat. In Twentynine Palms, the pool at Luckie Park is open 1 to 5 p.m. every day through August 28, with a final weekend September 3 and 4. Admission is $3 per person, $1.50 for seniors, or...
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DESERT HOT SPRINGS TOWN HALL MEETING SUNDAY

Desert Hot Springs Mayor Scott Matas will hold a town hall meeting Sunday, June 25. The meeting will consist of a 30-minute presentation by the mayor, followed by a question-and-answer session. City council members, along with Police Chief Dale Mondary and city staff will also be present to answer questions. The meeting...
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ITALIAN IS THE THEME OF JUNE’S LOCAL FOOD PROGRAM

If you enjoy eating and learning about good food, and meeting new people, and who doesn’t? Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report on the Transition Joshua Tree Local Food Program…

Transition Joshua Tree holds its community dinner and produce giveaway on Sunday, June 25, starting at 6 p.m. at the...
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SERVICES TOMORROW FOR JOYCE BUTLER

Joyce Butler, a 64-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died June 13. She was 82 years old. Joyce Butler is survived by her sons, Roy Butler of Granada Hills and David Butler of Twentynine Palms; daughter Connie Butler of San Bernardino; and two grandchildren. A viewing will be held at Blessed...
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JOSHUA TREE MAN FOUND SCRAPPING ON BASE ARRESTED

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday, after he was found scrapping on the Marine Corps base. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the base about 1:30 by the military police who said Clarence Bodiford, 52, had been found in the base’s training area. Inside his truck was a handgun,...
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EXTREME HEAT CONTINUES, COOLING CENTERS OPEN

The extreme heat warning has been extended until 9 p.m. Monday, but there are cooling centers where residents can get out of the heat. In Yucca Valley, the Hi-Desert Nature Center is open Saturday 10 to 5. In Twentynine Palms, the Senior Center on Adobe Road is a cooling center from 9...
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NO SUNDAY BREAKFAST AT VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will not serve Sunday breakfast. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

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JOSHUA TREE STONEWALL REMEMBRANCE DAYS

A celebration remembering the Stonewall riots is going on in Joshua Tree, through Sunday, June 25. In 1969, members of the gay community spontaneously rioted following a police raid on a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in New York City. The Stonewall Riots are credited with...
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DOCUMENTARY WILL EXPLORE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

A 65-minute documentary that explores the health care systems in the United States and Canada will be screened by the Morongo Basin Democratic club. At one point, the health care systems were similar in both countries, but in the last 50 years, medical care has evolved into very different systems....
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VIETNAM WALL REPLICA WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

The Vietnam Wall memorial is one of the most popular attractions in Washington, D.C. A traveling version of the Vietnam Wall is coming to nearby Desert Hot Springs. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells us when and where…

The Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall is on view in Desert Hot Springs. The...
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STAR PARTY TONIGHT AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, June 24. The event begins at 8:45 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights of the night sky include Saturn and its rings, Jupiter, and the...
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SUSAN LUCKIE REILLY DIES AT 101

Susan Luckie Reilly, a longtime Twentynine Palms resident, died Thursday, June 22, on her birthday, at 101 years old. Reilly was the daughter of Dr. James B. Luckie, a Pasadena physician who recommended the healthy, dry, desert climate of Twentynine Palms to WWI veterans suffering from the effects of mustard...
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MARINES SHORTEN PERIOD FOR JOHNSON VALLEY EXERCISES

The Marine Corps says they are shortening the period they will be using land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in the Johnson Valley area for training exercises. Four years ago, the Marine Corps announced that it would be conducting large-scale military exercises in Johnson Valley from August...
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NO ELECTION FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD

Anyone thinking about the August 2017 mail ballot election for three seats on the Twentynine Palms Water Board can stop now. That race has ended before it began. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…

The San Bernardino County Elections Office confirmed to Z107.7 News yesterday that the race for the Twentynine Palms Water...
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BIG BEAR AREA HOLCOMB FIRE NOW 65% CONTAINED AT ABOUT 1,500 ACRES

As the Holcomb fire Northeast of Big Bear enters its fifth day, Highway 18 reopened at 6:00 a.m. this morning. Drivers are asked to reduce their speed and be alert for fire personnel and heavy equipment on the road as firefighters continue to work in the area. Now 65 percent contained,...
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VINTAGE WESTERN FILMED IN PIONEERTOWN TO BE SHOWN IN LANDERS TONIGHT

Tonight (June 23) the Morongo Basin Historical Society begins its monthly summer vintage film series, featuring movies that contain scenes filmed in Pioneertown and surrounding areas. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in on tonight’s attraction…

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COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE AT WAL-MART TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, June 24, 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 cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of infections...
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CALL FOR ART: “SUMMER NIGHTS” AT TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITOR CENTER GALLERY

The Twentynine Palms Downtown Visitor’s Center Art Gallery is calling for art. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us what the theme is…

“Summer Nights” is the theme for the Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Gallery. Desert artists are invited to submit an original piece...
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DESERT HOT SPRINGS TOWN HALL MEETING SUNDAY

Desert Hot Springs Mayor Scott Matas will hold a town hall meeting Sunday, June 25. The meeting will consist of a 30-minute presentation by the mayor, followed by a question-and-answer session. City council members, along with Police Chief Dale Mondary and city staff will also be present to answer questions. The meeting...
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LYNYRD SKYNYRD TRIBUTE A AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Now in its third season, the Tortoise Rock Casino free Live at the Rock concert series runs every Friday night through October on the outdoor stage. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the skinny on tonight’s tribute to the saints of Southern rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd…

One More From the Road, the premier Lynyrd Skynyrd...
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