COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, will meet tomorrow—and every second Wednesday of the month—from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center in

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COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CENTERS PROVIDING DENTAL CARE

The Morongo Basin Community Health Centers provide dental services to residents of the Morongo Basin. There are two clinics in the Morongo Basin: one in Twentynine Palms, and one in Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff says no one is turned away based on their inability to pay… The Morongo

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports today, the Joshua Springs baseball and softball teams will travel away to Calimesa to play Mesa Grande Academy.

TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE ACCUSED IN NORTH CAROLINA DOUBLE-FATAL HIT AND RUN

A Marine stationed at Twentynine Palms was arrested in connection to a hit-and-run that killed two teens and critically injured a third in North Carolina earlier this year. Davis Christian Stewart, 21, a private first class student in the Communication Training Battalion at the Marine Corps Communication Electronics School, was

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MISSING PASADENA WOMAN FOUND NEAR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A Pasadena woman who went missing on Tuesday was found Thursday near Joshua Tree National Park. The Pasadena Star-News reported that Connie Sullivan never returned home after driving to a pharmacy Tuesday afternoon. She evidently became disoriented, and called her family to say she was lost. Police tracked her cell

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MORONGO BASIN MAC GETS UPDATE ON COUNTY SHORT-TERM RENTAL ORDINANCE

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will get an update tonight on the county’s plans to regulate short-term vacation rentals of private homes to out-of-towners in unincorporated areas. Reporter David Haldane has the details…

If you operate an AirBnB in Joshua Tree, heads up; you may soon be subject to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS DEFENDANTS ACCEPT PLEA BARGAIN IN SEX TRAFFICKING TRIAL

Two Twentynine Palms residents accepted a plea bargain Thursday afternoon in the middle of their trial in Joshua Tree for sex trafficking. According to court records, deputies found a teen girl in the desert near Twentynine Palms in June 2015, and determined that she was the victim of a sex

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MULTIPLE PEOPLE ARRESTED FOLLOWING DRUG HOUSE RAID IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY

Sheriff’s deputies raided a reputed drug house in Yucca Valley Thursday and arrested multiple people on drug charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7400 block of Condalia Avenue about 11:20 with a search warrant. During a search of the house, deputies found drug

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Water District and Warren Basin Watermaster boards will hold a special meeting Wednesday. Managing editor Tami Roleff covers what’s on the agendas…

The Hi-Desert Water District will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Among the items on the agenda, the board will be asked to authorize

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KUDOS FOR THE CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

The City of Twentynine Palms has been recognized for its comprehensive annual financial report with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The certificate, awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, represents the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial

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APPLY NOW FOR THE JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

If you are a teenager, or have a teen between the ages of 16 and 18, who is interested in working in the outdoors this summer, make plans to apply to the Youth Conservation Corps in Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Rebecca Havely says the application period for the Youth

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COUNTY NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY BEING CONDUCTED

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County is conducting a 2017 Community Needs Assessment. The survey will help the organization identify the needs of low-income individuals and families living in San Bernardino County, and will help the organization learn what is working well and what needs improvement. All surveys

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THEATRE 29 OFFER LEGACY BRICKS

Theatre 29 is offering you a chance to be part of their proud history. The Morongo Basin’s largest and most successful all-volunteer Community Theater Organization will put your name, your business, a memory of a loved or a special message on a brick in their Serenity Garden. Sara Snyder tells

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley tennis team will travel away to Thermal to play Desert Mirage High School. The match starts at 3:15 p.m.

BRING CHILDREN, DOGS TO EARTHFEST IN JOSHUA TREE APRIL 15

EarthFest Joshua Tree is a family and earth-friendly day celebrating kids, animals and the planet! The free event takes place 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15, in the courtyard at Art Queen at 61855 Twentynine Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. The day’s activities include a Mutt Strut, where children

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REGISTER NOW FOR EASTER EGG CRAFTS, HUNT IN YUCCA VALLEY

Kids are invited to the Yucca Valley Center for Change in Yucca Valley to decorate Easter eggs and then hunt for them. Play attire is suggested, as glue and marker pens will be used. The Easter Bunny may also make an appearance. The Easter egg event is set for Friday,

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PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT REMINDER

Have you made your property tax payment yet? Edica Gonzalez says, time’s running out… Monday, April 10, is the last day to pay the second installment of property taxes to avoid a 10 percent penalty. You can do it in any of several ways: Online, at www.MyTaxCollector.com Over the phone,

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

The local chapter of the California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, April 14, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will welcome Cheryl Erickson, who will speak about her recent trip to Uganda and the orphanage there with which she works.

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MULTIPLE PEOPLE ARRESTED FOLLOWING DRUG HOUSE RAID IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY

Sheriff’s deputies raided a reputed drug house in Yucca Valley Thursday and arrested multiple people on drug charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7400 block of Condalia Avenue about 11:20 with a search warrant. During a search of the house, deputies found drug

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FREE PIANO CONCERT IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

A free classical concert is planned for tomorrow. Here with your invitation is reporter Kirby Davis… The third season of Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts continues Sunday, April 9 at 4 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church. This concert features Danny Holt, who will be making his solo piano debut. Admission

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