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THEATRE 29 OPENS “SECRET GARDEN” MUSICAL FRIDAY NIGHT

Theatre 29 announces the gala opening of the musical “The Secret Garden,” sponsored by Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library and The Gladys Carol Scholarship. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… “The Secret Garden” opening night festivities Friday, August 26, begins at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a silent...
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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CHIEF RANGER TO RETIRE

After 32 years of service to the National Park Service, Chief Ranger Jeff Ohlfs will retire August 31. Ohlfs has served at Joshua Tree National Park for 26 years. He started his career with the Park Service as an intern in 1981 at Pinnacles National Monument, and has worked at...
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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will hold their monthly meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the Landers area water supplier’s Board agenda…
The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Directors are expected to update and establish reserve account...
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JOSHUA BASIN WATER SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

At tonight’s special meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board, the board will meet for closed session labor negotiations for represented employees. There are no other items on the agenda. Tonight’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. at district offices on Chollita Road in Joshua Tree.

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team is tomorrow, August 24, at Hwy. 62 and Neptune on the south side. The volunteers will be meeting from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Neptune is located between Border and Center. There will be gloves, bags, and grabbers to make the job easier. They will...
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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST MOVIE SHOWING TONIGHT

A special screening of the Documentary film, “Dam Nation” will be hosted by the Mojave Desert Land Trust tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you where to bring the popcorn…
The Mojave Desert Land Trust will host a special showing of the movie “Dam Nation” tonight. The movie, which has...
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DISH NETWORK PROBLEM AFFECTS SOME MORONGO BASIN TELEVISION VIEWERS

Some Morongo Basin residents were without television reception Monday. According to Mark Lundquist, the field representative for Third District County Supervisor James Ramos, the problem is with DISH Network. The county’s Special District Department is working with Dish to resolve the problem. For more information, call Special Districts TV at 760-367-1833.

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOLS START TODAY, DRIVER SAFETY REMINDERS

Today is the first day of school for the Morongo Unified School District. According to the National Safe Routes to School program, more children are hit by cars near schools than at any other location. Now that Morongo Basin schools are open, drivers must be more cautious than ever in...
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SHARE THE ROAD WITH SCHOOL BUSSES

School days bring congestion on neighborhood streets. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares some tips on sharing the road with school busses…

It’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present, especially before and after school. Yellow school busses are picking up students, there...
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MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS LIFTED FOR BLUE CUT FIRE

Mandatory evacuation orders for the Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County were lifted Sunday for all communities affected by the fire. The fire, which is just over 37,000 acres, is now 89 percent contained, and firefighters are mopping up, securing, and reinforcing containment lines. Fire officials announced a preliminary...
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WEDNESDAY DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS ON YUCCA VALLEY TAX MEASURES

If you want to make a written ballot comment, for or against, the proposed Yucca Valley sales tax measures, Wednesday is the deadline. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to submit…

Yucca Valley residents will vote on two tax measures in November. Measure Y will enact a ½ percent sales...
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FREE DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

Hi-Desert Medical Center hosts free education classes for diagnosed diabetes patients. The Medical Center’s Dietary department will provide relevant tools and information that patients need to provide comprehensive training and understanding. These classes, which have expanded to four one-hour classes, are designed to allow the patient to begin education anywhere...
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COUNTY PUBLIC HEARING ON CONTROVERSIAL SODA MOUNTAIN SOLAR TOMORROW

The County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the controversial Soda Mountain solar energy project southwest of Baker tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains why a project so many miles away has engendered intense local interest…

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Free federal surplus food will be distributed in Twentynine Palms tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The Twentynine Palms Food Pantry will be conducting the USDA give-away every Tuesday after the third Monday of the month. The distribution will be at the Immanuel Prince of Peace church at 6450...
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LINCOLN CLUB TO HEAR FROM REPUBLICAN CONVENTION ATTENDEES

Two local Lincoln Club members attended the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and will share their experiences about their first convention. Becki Vowles and Jackie Gibson will be at the Lincoln Club meeting at Hawk’s Landing golf course clubhouse Tuesday, August 23, at 6 p.m. The golf course is located...
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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, August 22. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at Reach Out, 7255 Joshua Lane, Suite C in Yucca Valley. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

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DON’T FALL FOR IRS SCAM

Recently, Morongo Basin residents have been receiving phone calls from someone who claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Managing editor Tami Roleff says don’t fall for these scammers who say you owe money…
The phone rings, and the caller says he is from the IRS and that you...
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ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD

CalTrans has announced that it will be performing road maintenance on Old Woman Springs Road Monday, August 28. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., lanes will be temporarily closed between Marmac Road in Landers to Midway Avenue in Lucerne Valley.

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KING OF THE HAMMERS TO BE FOCUS OF TV SHOW

A 6-week television show featuring King of the Hammers will be shown on NBC Sports, starting August 25. King of the Hammers is a week-long off-road race that takes place in late January in Johnson Valley. The series, titled “Journey to the Hammers,” will feature three episodes that are focused...
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REGISTER NOW FOR MEN’S CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE

The Morongo Basin Evangelical Pastors Fellowship is sponsoring a Mighty Oaks Men’s Conference Saturday, September 17. The guest speaker will be Chad Robichaux, a former Force Recon Marine and a professional mixed martial arts champion, who will share his journey about becoming a Christian man, husband, and father. The conference...
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