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GALA FUNDRAISER OPENING OF “FIRST DATE, THE MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29

The Kiwanis Club of Twentynine Palms will sponsor a gala opening night fundraiser of “First Date, the Musical.” The production makes its Inland Empire debut at Theatre 29. With your invitation here’s Rebecca Havely…
Charles Harvey, the director of “First Date, The Musical” says the play “is the perfect...
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VENDORS SOUGHT FOR FRIENDS OF PIONEERTOWN COMMUNITY YARD SALE

The Friends of Pioneertown will hold a community yard sale fundraiser Saturday, April 28, from 10 to 2 next to Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown. Vendor spots are available for $10. Proceeds from the vendor fees will go to Friends of Pioneertown, a non-profit organization, which will use the money...
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SIGN UP NOW FOR RATTLESNAKE AVOIDANCE TRAINING

Rattlesnakes are a fact of life in the desert, and dogs usually come out on the losing end when the two animals meet. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Morongo Basin Humane Society is offering rattlesnake aversion training for dogs later this month…
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan Boy’s tennis team will host a rivalry game against the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats at home. The match begins at 3:15 p.m.

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR CERT SPAGHETTI FUNDRAISER

The Morongo Basin Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a volunteer organization whose mission is to provide assistance to the community in the event of a catastrophic emergency. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the CERT volunteers will be holding a spaghetti dinner to raise money for firefighting rehabilitation equipment…
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HESPERIA MAN WANTED ON WARRANTS ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Hesperia man with multiple out-of-county warrants for his arrest was arrested in Yucca Valley Wednesday. About noon on Wednesday, a deputy stopped a blue Volkswagen about noon near Yucca Mesa Road and Highway 62 for failure to display a rear license plate. A records check determined that the driver,...
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PORTLAND WOMAN ACCUSED OF SPOUSAL ABUSE

An Oregon woman was arrested early Sunday morning, April 15, after her boyfriend said she attacked him. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a motel in the 57400 block of Primrose Drive in Yucca Valley about 2:15 a.m. for a domestic disturbance. The victim told deputies that...
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VEGETARIAN MEAL SUNDAY

The Transition Joshua Tree Local Food Program aims to supplement other food assistance programs. Dinners typically take home fresh fruit and vegetables, along with ideas about cooking with fresh ingredients. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation …
You are invited to the Transition Joshua Tree Local Food Program vegetarian dinner...
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VFW BREAKFAST TO BENEFIT BOY SCOUTS

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up Sunday breakfast, from 8 to 11, as a fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 77. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The VFW Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

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TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ROTARY’S BBQ JUBILEE

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley sponsors many youth-based programs each year, chief among them is the Boys and Girls Club of the High Desert. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us of a delicious way you can help the Rotary fund some those programs…
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LYRID METEOR SHOWER IN OUR DESERT SKY THIS WEEKEND

Photo credit: Brad Sutton, National Park Service

One of the best meteor showers of the year coincides with Earth Day this year. Morongo Basin residents will have a good view of the 2018 Lyrid meteor shower lighting up the sky. The annual Lyrid meteor shower started last weekend...
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SKY’S THE LIMIT TO ENJOY THE FIRST QUARTER MOON SATURDAY NIGHT

Take some time to enjoy the desert night sky this weekend at the Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center. A variety of telescopes will be available for guests to view the incredible cosmic sights. Here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton with your invitation…
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ARTIST TALK AT JTAG SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Artist Barbara Drucker will give an artist’s talk at the Joshua Tree Art Gallery in downtown Joshua Tree Sunday. Drucker, who has a solo show on display at JTAG, is a painting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her studio practice includes painting, sculptural installation, documentary video, photography...
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THE LUMINATORS IN CONCERT AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN SATURDAY

The Luminators will perform a concert of bluegrass and gospel favorites Saturday, April 21, in Yucca Valley. Admission is $5 at the door. Light refreshments will be served following the concert. The concert will be held at 2 p.m. at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 56750 Mountain View Trail. For more...
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GRUBSTAKE DAYS “WESTERN HERITAGE DECORATING CONTEST”

Get into the Grubstake Days spirit by entering a business Decorating Contest sponsored by Z107.7. Here to tell you how to enter is reporter Rebecca Havely…
The 68th annual Grubstake Days theme, “Celebrating Life in the Desert with Non-Profit Organizations,” has a red, white, and blue color theme to...
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NON-COMBATANT EVACUATION EXERCISE TODAY ABOARD 29 PALMS MARINE BASE

Residents of the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms and surrounding areas will hear a lot of noise and activity today, Friday, April 20, as Marines practice a non-combatant evacuation exercise. Marines will simulate the evacuation of civilians from a potentially hostile area during an emergency
situation. Helicopter and tilt-rotor flights...
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CANNABIS ACTIVIST TO SPEAK IN WONDER VALLEY TOMORROW

Cannabis legalization has a taken firm hold in California with cultivation, manufacturing, and dispensaries opening throughout the state. Managing
editor Tami Roleff says a prominent cannabis reform activist will be at the Wonder Valley Community Center Saturday, April 21, to explain changes in
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FREE DIAGNOSED DIABETES CLASSES AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

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 for comprehensive training and understanding. Classes are held at 11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital...
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MORONGO BASIN HEALTH DISTRICT BOARD PUTS OFF VEHICLE PURCHASE

The main action item on last night’s agenda of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District meeting had no action. Reporter Eric Knabe explains why…

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District Board of Directors met in a regular meeting last night to discuss the purchase of a mobile clinic vehicle.
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FISH AND CHIPS TONIGHT, SUNDAY BREAKFAST, TACOS WEDNESDAY AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a Boy Scouts’ fish and chips dinner tonight (Friday) from 4 to 6 p.m. Two pieces
of fish are $7; three pieces are $8. Sunday’s breakfast, from 8 to 11, is a fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 77. And don’t forget...
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