WONDER VALLEY MEETING SATURDAY TO DISCUSS FIRE SERVICES

The annual fire assessment is not enough to sustain fire protection services in parts of Wonder Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the Local Agency Formation Commission and county fire chief will be at a community meeting Saturday morning to outline options for local residents… Earlier this year, County Fire Division

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY CLUB ANNOUNCES SPEECH CONTEST WINNERS

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley announced the winners of its annual Four-Way Test speech contest. More than a dozen students picked a topic and then included the four items in the Rotary way of life. The Four-way test asks: Is it true? Is it fair? Will it build goodwill

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GUEST AUTHOR AT YUCCA MESA POTLUCK FRIDAY

A former columnist for the Hi-Desert Star will return to the Morongo Basin tomorrow to read from her book, “29.” In it, Nell Walker, a former big pharmo executive, finds herself living in a women’s shelter in Twentynine Palms, falling in love with a man both irresistible and forbidden, and

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BOY ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FOR ATTEMPTED BURGLARY

A Twentynine Palms juvenile was arrested Wednesday afternoon, accused of trying to break into a home. According to a Sheriff’s report, the 16-year-old boy tried to kick in the front door of a home in the 5500 block of Baileya Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 1:15. When he was unsuccessful,

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HELP ALWAYS NEEDED AT PALMS N PAWS ANIMAL SHELTER

ROP broadcasting student Cameron Critchfield interviewed A Twentynine Palms city employee who is the voice for those who can’t speak… Do you ever get that gut feeling or voice in your head telling you to do something? Well, let me be that voice and tell you that you should go

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LAST CHANCE TO RESERVE FOR PASSOVER SEDER

Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot Springs—including military personnel—are invited to a community Passover Seder during this year’s Passover holiday. The Seder is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Desert. The festival service and meal will be taking place at Mission Lakes Country Club in Desert

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SALVATION MOUNTAIN TO GET HISTORICAL PLAQUE FROM CLAMPERS

E Clampus Vitus, also known as the Clampers, an irreverent fraternal organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the American West, will dedicate a plaque at Salvation Mountain in Niland. The plaque will remember the late Leonard Knight, who built the “mountain” honoring God out of straw, clay, and

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WHITE ROCK HORSE RESCUE EVENT SATURDAY

White Rock Horse Rescue is holding a fundraiser Saturday. The event will feature a lecture on horse leg injuries, a riding demonstration, a seminar on alpacas, as well as games, prizes, raffles, and karaoke. The event runs from 10 to 3. Admission is one pair of clean used shoes, which

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COMMUNITY DINNER AND PRODUCE GIVE-AWAY SUNDAY

Transition Joshua Tree’s Enterprise Team and the Community Methodist Church are hosting their monthly community dinner and produce giveaway on Sunday, April 24, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The dinner will be held at the Community Methodist Church at 6213 East Parkway in Joshua Tree. The theme for the

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SET THE DATE FOR NEXT WEEK’S DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

Time to clean out the medicine chest. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, is holding its 11th drug take-back day, in which you can bring your dangerous, expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs to the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station in Joshua Tree on

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THREE BOYS PLAYING WITH LIGHTER START FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Three young boys are believed responsible for a fire in Twentynine Palms Tuesday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, an 8-year-old boy and two friends found a lighter behind an apartment building in the 72300 block of Old Dale Road, and started lighting twigs on fire. One twig then caught

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ONE DEAD, ONE INJURED IN LUCERNE VALLEY FIRE

One person is dead and another injured following a two-alarm fire early Tuesday morning in Lucerne Valley. San Bernardino County Fire received the first report of the fire, in the 9800 block of Mesa Road, about 4:30 a.m. Arriving firefighters found heavy smoke and fire involving 50 percent of the

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA FORUM TONIGHT IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Since Desert Hot Springs approved the cultivation of medical marijuana in 2014, city planners expect more than 46 acres of medical marijuana to be cultivated in coming years. Taxes on the cultivation and sales of medical marijuana are expected to more than double the city’s $15 million budget. A free

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT MEETING–ML

The Morongo Valley Community Services District board met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there, and files this report… At last night’s board meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District the board expanded access to the ball fields allowing any organized local youth sports team use of the fields.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ARRESTED FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested Tuesday afternoon on accusations of child endangerment. According to a Sheriff’s report, a parole compliance check was made on a residence in the 6600 block of Rose Ellen. During the compliance check, deputies found Brandon Hibler, 29, and Brianna Schan, 29, both of whom

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG SALES FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday morning after he was found with drugs during a traffic stop. According to a Sheriff’s report, William Findsend, 53, was stopped about 10:30 a.m. near Borrego and Pueblo Avenues in Yucca Valley for a cracked windshield. The deputy determined that Findsend had violated

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JOSHUA TREE MAN FOUND WITH STOLEN VEHICLE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday afternoon, after he was found with a stolen vehicle. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, deputies went to the 3200 block of Rockwood Road in Joshua Tree about 1 p.m. where they located a stolen vehicle. Gerry Hagood, 32, was arrested

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ST. MARY’S CHURCH TO HOLD FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON

St Mary’s Church is offering a luncheon and fashion show Saturday. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… St. Mary’s Church in Yucca Valley is hosting a fashion show luncheon on Saturday, April 23. Social hour begins at 11 a.m. with lunch served at noon. The fashions start down the catwalk

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REGISTER NOW FOR LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSE

Registration is underway for the Town of Yucca Valley Lifeguard Certification Course. This course will provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for health emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over.

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FLUTE CIRCLE IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY

Learn to play the Native American flute in the Yucca Valley Flute Circle. The flute circle provides a supportive learning environment while experiencing the calm and soothing tones of the Native American flute. All levels from beginners to experienced are welcome. The Yucca Valley Flute Circle is held the fourth

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