GALLERY 62 EXHIBIT OPENING SATURDAY

Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will hold an opening reception Saturday, May 13, for its new art show, “Women’s Empowerment: Nasty Women.” The show features the artworks of 33 local artists, both women and men, along with signature artist Casey Kiernan with a video installation and photography. The opening reception

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STILL TIME FOR PRE-REGISTRATION FOR ROUTE 62 CRUISERS CAR SHOW

The Route 62 Cruisers Car Show is set for next weekend, Saturday, May 20. Reporter Eric Knabe says there is still time to register your ride for the show… Rev up your engine; it’s time to register your vehicle for Route 62 Cruisers 10th annual car show, held May 20

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday, May 13, in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. The morning begins with an optional $10 breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to all registered Democrats and

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GOLF 4 LIFE TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, MAY 20

The High Desert Pregnancy Clinic announces their third annual Golf 4 Life fundraiser event. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… The Golf 4 Life event is a great day of fun for all golfers, men, women and kids, Saturday, May 20, at Hawks Landing Golf Course. Registration starts at 7 a.m.

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LUNCH AND FASHION SHOW AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN SATURDAY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Women’s Gathering will hold its annual luncheon and fashion show Saturday, May 13, at 11:30 a.m. Lemon chicken will be served. Raffle prizes will be awarded. Tickets are $15 and are available through the church or at the door. The church is located 56750 Mountain View Trail,

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION HEARS MORE ABOUT MARIJUANA

Yucca Valley’s Planning Commission heard from more than two dozen people last night about an ordinance that would prohibit all personal and commercial uses of marijuana in town limits, but would allow residents to grow six plants indoors. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there, and files this report…

“I would

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A WIN FOR LOCAL WATER, JUDGE ORDERS CHANGE IN STATE CHROMIUM-6 STANDARDS

In a ruling that will save Morongo Basin water agencies and their customers literally millions of dollars, a Superior Court judge ordered the State Water Resources Control Board to implement a new drinking water standard for chromium-6 that considers the limitations of disadvantaged communities. The court said the Department of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL REVIEWS COUNTY SHORT-TERM RENTAL ORDINANCE

The Twentynine Palms City Council meeting began last night with introduction of a new employee, Brian Soster, who will be keeping the streets of Twentynine Palms clean. James Ramos’ representative, Mark Lundquist, then presented the county’s draft of its short-term rental ordinance. The still-changing document has been designed to accommodate

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$10,000 BURGLARY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a commercial burglary in which about $10,000 worth of jewelry and jewelry supplies were stolen. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of the store, Findings to Fuse, in the 55200 block of 29 Palms Highway, called Monday to report her business had been

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN WHO LEFT CHILDREN ALONE ACCUSED OF CHILD NEGLECT

A Yucca Valley man who left his children home alone while he went to go buy beer was arrested Monday. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to make a welfare check on three children in a home in the 6300 block of Dumosa Avenue about noon. The deputy

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CONGRESSMAN’S COOK’S VETERAN’S EMPLOYMENT BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

Unemployed veterans, listen up: a new bill authored by Congressman Paul Cook and signed into law Friday by President Trump, may help you earn a paycheck. Reporter David Haldane tells us what’s up… If you’re a U.S. military veteran having a hard time finding a job, you may be about

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DOG LICENSING AND PET VACCINATION CLINIC IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley will host a dog licensing and pet vaccination clinic on Thursday, May 11, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Community Center courtyard. The clinic is offered to all Yucca Valley and San Bernardino County residents. Low-cost rabies vaccinations will be available for $10

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on the agenda… Following a 2:30 closed session on contract renewal for President/ Superintendent Jeff Cummings, the CMC board of trustees will reconvene to open session at 3 p.m. Then following a public hearing on

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley airport board of directors will meet Wednesday, May 10, despite lacking a quorum. Those directors who are there will hear reports from the treasurer and the airport manager. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Mesquite Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center.

CINCO DE MAYO ICE CREAM SOCIAL AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER TODAY

Come join us for a Cinco de Mayo sing-along and ice cream social May 10, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. On May 12, Jacqueline will be singing your favorites with a free performance at 1:00 at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. Admission is free

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COWBOY POETRY AND HUMOR AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s second Wednesday lecture series continues with “Cowboy Poetry and Humor.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… The guest for the next second Wednesday lecture is Richard Brewer, a Morongo Basin cowboy. He’s also an auctioneer and square dance caller, a poet and humorist. Join Brewer for

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL DRUM LINE TAKES COMPETITION KUDOS

The Yucca Valley High School Winter Percussion Ensemble placed ninth at the American Drum Line Association’s championships in Long Beach. The drumline competed against 14 other drumlines in the Scholastic A division. Congratulations to Yucca Valley High School.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School baseball team will host Rancho Mirage High School at home; the game starts at 3:15.

MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST “RALLY FOR THE MONUMENTS” SEES 160 PARTICIPANTS

A group calling itself “Desert Defenders” rallied at the Mojave Desert Land Trust offices in Joshua Tree yesterday. In April, President Trump signed an executive order directing the Secretary of the Interior to review all national monuments over 100,000 acres that were created between 1996 and 2016 by the Antiquities

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A WARM RECEPTION TO CALTRANS DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC PLANS

At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council in Joshua Tree, representatives from Caltrans held a final presentation on their pilot plan for more safely moving vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists through the Joshua Tree business district. And for an audience not known for cordiality, the plan was

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