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TWO ORGANIZATIONS TO HOLD SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTIES

Monday, August 21, will be the first total eclipse of the sun visible from the contiguous United States since 1979, although here in the Morongo Basin, we’ll only see a partial solar eclipse. The last time a total eclipse was visible from coast to coast was on June 8, 1918. Sky’s...
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DESERT OASIS CAR SHOW COMING TO 29 PALMS

The Desert Oasis Car Show is just around the corner. With more on how to register your vehicle, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely…

The roar of the engines, the cheering of the crowd—the Desert Oasis Car Show is coming to Twentynine Palms, Saturday, September 23, from 10 to 4 in Luckie Park....
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GET TICKETS NOW FOR OPENING NIGHT GALA OF “JOSEPH”

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” opens Friday at Theatre 29 with a gala fundraiser. Join the Yucca Valley Rotarians at 6 p.m. for catered hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. The curtain will rise on the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical at 7 p.m. Directed by Rebecca Havely, the...
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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday. ...
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HOMESTEAD COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting Monday, August 21. On the agenda are updates on the hauled water ban, the Ord Mountain solar project and Siena solar project, as well as clean-up at Giant Rock, set for September 8. The council represents the communities of Yucca...
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6-YEAR-BOY WATCHES AS MAN STEALS HIS BIKE, SCOOTER

A 6-year-old boy who was playing in the desert in Yucca Valley Wednesday had his bicycle and scooter stolen as he watched. According to a Sheriff’s report, the boy had left his black-and-red Razor scooter and his 16-inch black-and-red bicycle at the end of the street at Hardesty Drive and...
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FAMILY HEIRLOOM SURVIVES FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A family heirloom survived a fire in a storage shed Thursday in Twentynine Palms. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters were called to the 5300 block of Baileya Avenue about 2:00 where they found a metal storage shed in the yard on fire. No other structures were...
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SIGN UP NOW FOR SHERIFF’S DESERT RUN OFF-ROAD FUNDRAISER

Sheriff’s Search and Rescue teams who spent many long hours looking for the hikers who went missing in Joshua Tree National Park are volunteers. An annual fund-raiser—Desert Run, the all-day off-road event at Means Dry Lake in Johnson Valley—supports the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers. Managing editor Tami Roleff says...
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DESERT HOT SPRINGS POLICE SEIZE $1 MILLION IN ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW FOLLOWING HOUSE FIRE

Desert Hot Springs police discovered an illegal marijuana grow following a house fire early Tuesday morning. About 5:45 a.m., firefighters were called to the 65300 block of Osprey Lane for a house fire. While fighting the blaze, firefighters discovered an illegal marijuana grow operation inside the home and called police....
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VETERANS GET EXPANDED COLLEGE ASSISTANCE UNDER NEW GI BILL

Military veterans will get expanded college services under a bill co-sponsored by Representative Paul Cook and signed into law by Donald Trump earlier this week. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 removed the 15-year limit on using benefits of the GI Bill. The bill also includes...
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AIR RIFLE COMPETITION HOSTED BY DISABLED VETERANS

The third annual Air Rifle Competition is hosted by The Disabled Veterans Chapter 60.  Competition equipment is supplied by the National Rifle Association.  With the competition details, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely…

All Veterans, and all disabilities welcome and accommodated at the Third Annual Air Rifle Competition.  October 7 at 7:30 a.m....
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SUNDAY BREAKFAST AT JOSHUA TREE VFW POST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up Cindy’s pancake breakfast special Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m. And 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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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, August 19. The event begins at 8 p.m. and will end about 11:30 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. The Summer Triangle and Milky Way, as well as Saturn will...
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LOCALS HOLDING SOLAR ECLIPSE EVENTS MONDAY

Two Morongo Basin organizations are holding events Monday for residents to watch the solar eclipse. In the Morongo Basin, the sun will be 70 percent covered at 10:24 a.m.

Sky’s the Limit Observatory on Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms will hold an eclipse-watching event starting at 9:45. And the Andromeda Society will hold...
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YUCCA VALLEY RECRUITING YOUTH COMMISSION MEMBERS

The Town of Yucca Valley is recruiting for their youth commission. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to apply…

The Yucca Valley Youth Commission is made up of students in grades 7 through 12 who attend school in Yucca Valley. Youth commissioners produce informative video programs, present forums to local...
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CONGRESSMAN COOK CALLS ACTIVISTS STATEMENTS ON MOJAVE TRAILS FALSE

Congressman Paul Cook is calling statements that a pending decision on the Mojave Trails National Monument is tied to the Cadiz Water proposal false. Wednesday, reacting to the announcement that the Sand to Snow monument will not be changed, The Mojave Desert Land Trust issued a statement that said, “Secretary...
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ASSEMBLYMAN MAYES TAKING MORE HEAT ON CAP AND TRADE VOTE

Assembly GOP Leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley lost the support of the Riverside County Republican Party last night, one month after his vote in support of California’s cap-and-trade program. 300 Republicans heard Mayes explain his vote and the explanation did not satisfy party members, who voted to endorse Melissa...
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SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY, A REMINDER ABOUT SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

School starts in the Morongo Basin Monday, August 21. Thousands of local children will ride the school bus to school every day. Reporter Eric Knabe offers these tips about how we can be safe around the school bus…

It’s back to school and the National Association For Pupil Transportation has some...
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COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION GREEN LIGHTS MORONGO VALLEY GAS STATION

Yesterday in San Bernardino, the County Planning Commission unanimously voted in favor of granting a conditional use permit for a new commercial development in Morongo Valley. The proposal now heads to county supervisors for the near certain approval of the almost 5,000-square-foot Circle K convenience store and gas station on...
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WRITING CLASSES OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Rainbow Stew is offering a class for would be writers, “Everyone Can Write.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details…

Writer Heather Morgan says, “everyone can write, let me show you how.” Far too much is said about how difficult it is to write and not enough about just how accessible...
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