STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR MISS YUCCA VALLEY SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT

Even though two orientation meetings have been held, there’s still time to sign up for the Miss Yucca Valley scholarship pageant. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to sign up…

It’s not too late for Yucca Valley High School junior girls to sign up to participate in the Miss

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IMPROV COMEDY WORKSHOP AT RAINBOW STEW SUNDAY

An improv comedy workshop will be held Sunday, October 1, at Rainbow Stew. Presented by Tami Wood and Bob Rufer, participants will explore self-awareness through improv tools, games, and exercises. The cost is $20 and reservations are required for the 1 p.m. workshop. Call 760-774-2553 for more information.

CAMPFIRE TALK TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Park rangers from Joshua Tree National Park will hold an evening campfire talk about climate change in the park Saturday night, September 30. Join a ranger for a 45-minute presentation to learn about the why the park’s iconic Joshua trees are in retreat, the basic science behind climate change, what

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HOME FIRE SAFETY TIPS

Fires kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined and 85 percent of all fire deaths occurring in residences. A few simple steps may save your life and the lives of loved ones. Reporter Rebecca Havely offers these safety tips…

Smoke and flames can engulf a house very quickly. Smoke

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday afternoon following a high-speed chase through the Morongo Basin. About 2:30 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers were called about a red sport bike that was speeding near Yucca Valley High School and crossed over double yellow lines to pass a

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PUBLIC'S HELP SOUGHT IN FINDING MISSING YUCCA VALLEY MAN

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man. Jamie Hermes, 58, was reported missing by his sister August 8. Hermes, who is homeless, normally frequents the eastern Stater Brother grocery store and the area of Yucca Trail and Pioneertown Road. Hermes suffered a brain

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UNKNOWN MAN FOUND WANDERING IN LIVE FIRE RANGE ON COMBAT CENTER

We have limited information about a man who was found wandering in the live fire area of the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms Wednesday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, military police called deputies to the base about 8:40 a.m. about an unidentified man who is believed to have dementia.

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THEATRE 29 HOSTS ITS OWN OPENING NIGHT OF “THE MOUSETRAP”

The Theatre 29 organization is sponsoring its own opening night gala for the classic Agatha Christie murder-mystery, “The Mousetrap.” With your invitation, here’s Rebecca Havely…

Friday, October 6, the evening begins with a pre-gala presentation from 5:30 to 6 to recognize, honor and memorialize the late Judy Andreshak, longtime volunteer

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BLOOD DRIVE AT WAL-MART IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, September 30 at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donors receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at least 110

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REACH-OUT GIVES OUT OVER 70 FLU SHOTS

Reach Out Morongo Basin’s fourth annual flu shot clinic vaccinated more than 70 residents earlier this week—for free. Reach Out Executive Director Robin Schlosser said the two-day event was so successful that another free flu shot clinic will be held in October, with dates to be announced. Stay tuned to

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OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE COMMENTS ABOUT BASIN TRANSPORTATION PLAN SATURDAY

If you’ve noticed traffic in our Morongo Basin seems to get worse every year, you’re not alone. The County has also noticed and has directed a $200,000 grant from the Southern California Association of Governments to develop a citizen-driven Transportation Plan to make our Basin friendlier to bicyclists, pedestrians, and

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CATEGORIES NAMED FOR THE UPCOMING TWENTYNINE PALMS WEED SHOW

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society will hold its annual weed show the first weekend in November. This year’s theme is “No Business Like Old Business” and celebrates the old businesses of Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff has all the categories for entering your composition in the show…

The 2017

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SIGN UP NOW FOR ORCHID CLASSES AT THE MORONGO BASIN ORCHID FESTIVAL

Mark your calendars for the 22nd Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival, set for the first weekend in October at Gubler’s Orchids in Landers. Along with greenhouse tours, a judged orchid show, food, live music, and vendors, children and adults can sign up for orchid classes. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more…

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING UP SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a spaghetti and meatball dinner tonight, (Friday, September 29) from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday’s breakfast is Kenny’s chicken-fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING UP A HOT MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food For Life will be serving up a hot meal of chicken rice, salad, vegetables, and dessert. This meal will be served at the Church of the Nazarene, in Twentynine Palms from 3 to 5 pm. on Saturday, September 30. Turn on 49 Palms Road, across from Del Taco, and

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HEALTHY, INFORMED, PARENT PROGRAM OFFERED

Good family and parenting skills are learned. Next week, a free, 10-lesson course begins in Morongo Basin. Pregnant women and young families up to age 25 who complete the course will experience its benefits for years to come. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills us in…

Healthy, informed parents raise healthy infants

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC PROMISE

A Yucca Valley High School senior is one of 34,000 students nationwide who is being recognized for his exceptional academic promise in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship program. Josiah Gouker was named a Commended Student, an honor he earned by achieving a qualifying score in the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats volleyball team traveled to Desert Hot Springs and came away with a win in three sets. Coach Missy Bond said all the girls saw playtime. Junior varsity volleyball also won in three sets.

The Ladycats were led by junior Lea Speer with eight

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SUSPECT IN ARIZONA IDENTITY THEFT INVESTIGATION ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man is in jail today on suspicion of identity theft. Local investigators followed up on an inquiry from Arizona Sheriffs about an Arizona resident whose name, social security number, and birthdate were being used by someone in this area to illegally gain credit. On Monday, a Morongo

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN SWINDLED OUT OF ALMOST $3,000.00 IN BABY SITTER SCAM

In a new twist on an old con, a woman in Twentynine Palms found herself swindled out of $2,860 from a long-distance perpetrator. According to Sheriff’s records, the victim told deputies she had supposedly been hired for babysitting work by a man who claimed to be moving from New York

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