TWENTYNINE PALMS DOG PARK OPENING TOMORROW

Dog lovers, listen up! The City of Twentynine Palms and Palms ‘n Paws Animal Shelter invite you to attend the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new dog park at Knott’s Sky Park tomorrow Saturday, April 28. Bring the whole family, two- and four-legged and come celebrate with food,

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CALTRANS WARNS OF TRAFFIC DELAYS, UPCOMING FREEWAY WORK

CalTrans is advising motorists to expect heavy traffic delays this weekend due to the StageCoach music festival in Indio. Traffic delays are expected on Interstate 10 from Beaumont to Indio Friday, April 28, through Monday, May 1. In addition, CalTrans has scheduled some road work next week on the on-ramp

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NATIONAL DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY IN TOMORROW

This Saturday is National Drug Take-Back Day. Reporter Mike Lipsitz urges you to dispose of those old prescriptions with the Sheriff’s Department… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially

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NEW IMPROV TROUPE FORMING AT THEATRE 29, WORKSHOPS NEXT WEEK

Even as “Into the Woods” opens tonight for a four-week, 12-performance run, Theatre 29 is preparing for the start of their resident repertory improvisational troupe. Prior to the audition and subsequent formation of the troupe, Theatre 29 will hold two days of workshops, at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, and

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER GRADES COMING UP

Since being taken over by Tenet Health two years ago, Joshua Tree’s Hi-Desert Medical Center has shown steady improvement. Reporter David Haldane says that the trend continues with the facility’s latest report card… If you get sick and end up at Hi-Desert Medical Center, you’re likely to have an above-average

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WONDER VALLEY TO HONOR THE LATE JACK MCONAHA

The community of Wonder Valley will remember former Fire Chief Jack McConaha, from noon until 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 29. There will be a potluck from noon until 2 p.m. Musicians Bill and Bob will perform live. The short film “Riding Shotgun with Jack McConaha,” by local filmmaker Nick

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BLUE JEAN BALL AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

Put on your favorite pair of jeans and get ready to dance. Kirby Davis has your invitation to the 29 Palms Art Gallery’s Blue Jean Ball…

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will celebrate its 65th anniversary with its biggest fundraiser of the year, the Blue Jean Ball. The event on

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NATURAL MEDICINE CLASSES START TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

Herbalist and natural wellness coach Charla Shamhart will present the first of five classes on the natural medicine chest on Saturday, April 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley. The talk will focus on herbs and tinctures. For more information, call Shamhart at 760-401-0689. Rainbow

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLLECTING RUMMAGE SALE ITEMS

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is collecting donations to sell in its monthly rummage sale. Some of the items it will accept are collectibles, jewelry, furniture, gently used clothing, small appliances, toys, tools, books, household and décor items. No electronics, please. To make a donation, call Gene Woodley at 760-364-2825

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY POKER RUN FUND-RAISER SATURDAY

An all-vehicle poker run tomorrow will benefit the Homestead Valley Community Council. While all vehicles are welcome, it should be noted for motorcycle riders that some dirt portions of road are included in the route. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details…

The Homestead Valley Community Council is sponsoring a poker

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ONAGA ELEMENTARY SPRING CARNIVAL TODAY

The Onaga Elementary School PTO is holding a spring carnival on Friday, April 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Onaga Elementary School. Admittance is free. Game tickets will be on sale at the event for 25 cents each. All proceeds shall benefit the students of the Onaga Elementary School.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ varsity tennis team traveled to Desert Hot Spring to face the Eagles on Wednesday. The Wildcats came back with a loss 6 to 12. The Wildcats were led by Brett Hope, who swept all three of his sets while Nathan Thomas won two of

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TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDER THREATENS THREE REGIONAL NATIONAL MONUMENTS

President Trump signed an executive order yesterday to investigate whether one president can overturn a previous president’s creation of national monuments under the Antiquities Act of 1906. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Interior Department’s review of all national monuments over 100,000 acres created since 1996 could threaten 10 of

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER A PURSUIT THROUGH NEIGHBORHOODS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday afternoon following a pursuit through Yucca Valley residential neighborhoods. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy attempted to stop a green Pathfinder for running a stop sign about 2:45 p.m. in the 56100 block of Papago Trail. The driver, later identified as Raymond

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TWO JOSHUA TREE RESIDENTS ACCUSED OF BURGLARIZING A HOUSE

Two Joshua Tree residents were arrested Tuesday, accused of burglarizing a house. About 3:30 p.m. neighbors called the Sheriff’s Department to report that a man and a woman were taking items from a house in the 63300 block of Walpi Drive in Joshua Tree and loading them into a van.

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COUNTY FIRE TRAINING WITH REAL HOUSE FIRES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Ever wondered how to best train future firefighters? The answer is easy: set them loose putting out real fires under controlled conditions. In a rare confluence of circumstances, the City of Twentynine Palms and San Bernardino County Fire Department are doing just that. Reporter David Haldane explains…

“Engine one, engine

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MARINES FINISH AIRLIFTING ABOUT 1,100 TORTOISES OUT OF JOHNSON VALLEY

The U.S. Marine Corps airlifted about 1,100 desert tortoises across the Mojave Desert this month. A population of the reptiles lived in the Johnson Valley area, west of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Plans to expand the Marines’ training grounds would have put the tortoises

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERING LOW-COST PET SERVICES LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in May for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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DESERT TEA SOCIAL TO BENEFIT REACH-OUT MORONGO BASIN

Reach Out Morongo Basin has planned a “A Desert Tea Social” to benefit the neighbors-helping-neighbors organization. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… Sip a cup of tea while listening to the sounds of a string quarter and enjoying the bountiful gardens at “A Desert Tea Social.” Reach Out sponsors Eddie

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LIFETREE CAFÉ TO DISCUSS POLICE USE OF FORCE

A community discussion group has rescheduled a topic, previously thought as too controversial, for this Sunday. Reporter Kirby Davis says the Lifetree Café will talk about the subject of perceived police brutality… A special episode of Lifetree Cafe discussing violent encounters between citizens and law enforcement officers will be explored

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