YUCCA VALLEY SWIM PROGRAM START JUNE 19

Town aquatic programs start this Monday at the Yucca Valley High School community pool. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says many drop-in programs will be available…

The Town of Yucca Valley aquatic programs will begin Monday, June 19, at the community pool at the high school on Sage Avenue. Drop-in programs

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WOMEN’S HERITAGE PROJECT CLASS AT RAINBOW STEW SATURDAY

A cross-cultural presentation on the universal blood mysteries is the fifth class in a series in the Women’s Heritage Project. The class will be held at Rainbow Stew on Saturday, June 17, starting at 10:30 a.m. A donation of $25 is requested, but no one will be turned away. Rainbow

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POINTING GUN AT NEIGHBOR RESULTS IN ARREST FOR JOSHUA TREE MAN

A Joshua Tree man was arrested after he allegedly threatened a neighbor with a gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 60800 block of Division Street in Joshua Tree about 11:30 p.m. because a man said his neighbor, Frank Nicholson, 68, pointed a gun at him.

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SMALL SHED FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Firefighters made quick work of a shed fire in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. Joshua Tree firefighters, assisted by Yucca Valley firefighters, were called to the 60400 block of Latham Trail at 1:39 p.m. The 10×10-foot shed was threatening a house, but firefighters were able to prevent it from spreading, and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL SAYS “NO” TO TOURISM MARKETING GROUP

The Twentynine Palms City Council got lots done last night, but not with one voice. Reporter David Haldane, who was there, explains… Summer funding for tourism in Twentynine Palms? Fuhgettaboutit! That was the answer a divided City Council delivered last night to Joshua Tree Gateway Communities, a nonprofit tourism marketing

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COUNTY SAYS WONDER VALLEY FIRE STATION WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR NOW

The County will be keeping the Wonder Valley Fire station open, for now. Wonder Valley MAC representative Teresa Sitz posted Tuesday evening that she had been contacted by San Bernardino County Assistant Fire Chief Tom Marshall who told her, “Today the fire budget was approved and (Wonder Valley) station 45

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says sewer engineering and a closed session to evaluate district management are on the agenda… Among the items on the agenda of tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District’s board of directors is a contract agreement

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College board of trustees meet in special session at 9:15 a.m. tomorrow morning. On the agenda, trustees will consider approval for a $73,000 contract to perform classroom LED lighting conversions. And in a second action, trustees will consider awarding a contract for the Student Success Center Modular

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight (Wednesday, June 14) are LAFCO correspondence, the aging airport lights and radio receiver, weeds and brush. Under new business, directors will discuss theft of fuel. The meeting starts at 6:30 in the

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THURSDAY LECTURE, “LIVING WITH DESERT WILDLIFE” IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is offering another brown bag lunch lecture. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details… Have you ever found a baby bird that couldn’t fly, a tiny bunny all on its own or a lizard that’s lost its tail? The next brown bag lunch lecture, “Living with Desert

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YUCCA VALLEY ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FOR 23RD ANNUAL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

The Town of Yucca Valley has announced the schedule for its 23rd annual summer concert series. Desert Sol will perform at the July 4 fireworks show at Brehm Field. The concerts at the Yucca Valley Community Center ballfield begin July 15 with the Dixie sounds of Persuasion, followed by Southbound

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CHANT FOR PEACE AT RAINBOW STEW

Rainbow Stew invites the public to an evening of peace chanting Reporter Eric Knabe provides the details… Come to Rainbow Stew the evening of June 14 at 7 p.m. for a beautiful, gentle, and transformative work. The facilitators will chant the vowels to create peace within their own hearts, minds,

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NUTRITION CLASSES OFFERED BY JOSHUA TREE RECREATION

Free nutrition classes will be offered by Reach Out Yucca Valley at the Joshua Tree Parks and Rec center. Participants will learn healthy eating habits for the whole family, along with tips to kick start at healthy lifestyle. The classes will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 19,

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SIGN UP FOR YUCCA VALLEY SOFTBALL LEAGUES

Play softball for fun and exercise by joining one of four adult slow pitch softball leagues offered by the Town of Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff oils up her glove… Registration is being accepted for the Town of Yucca Valley’s adult slow-pitch softball leagues. The Town will offer ladies’

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS THAT MOST LOCAL FIRE STATIONS WILL REMAIN OPEN

Despite the light agenda, lots came out of last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC. Reporter David Haldane was there and offers this report… Rumors regarding the potential closure of several desert fire stations contain a grain of truth. But it’s only a grain. That according to Battalion Chief

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD TONIGHT, PUBLIC HEARINGS AND PERSONNEL

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will do some housekeeping at its regular meeting tonight. Public hearings and personnel. That pretty much sums up the agenda for tonight’s meeting. The two public hearings are on the proposed Local Control Accountability Plan and the annual budget and service plans

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FREE CLASSES ON HEALTHY EATING AND NUTRITION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Reach Out Morongo Basin will hold a class on healthy eating and nutrition tomorrow at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, featuring Tamara Estes, a registered nurse. Reporter Eric Knabe fills in the details… The class will be held on June 14, from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., will be on healthy

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS FELONS ARRESTED WITH GUNS AND AMMO

Two Twentynine Palms men, who are convicted felons, were arrested Sunday after they were found with guns and ammunition. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 1 p.m., deputies were called to an area north of Pinto Mountain in Wonder Valley for reports of shots fired. Deputies saw a Nissan Frontier

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TWO ARRESTED IN LANDERS WITH A STOLEN RECREATIONAL VEHICLE

Two men were arrested early Sunday morning after they were found with a stolen recreational vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 2 a.m. Sunday morning, a deputy spotted a yellow box truck towing an RV about 25 miles per hour southbound on Old Woman Springs Road near Jesse Road.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL: MORE TOURIST FUNDS, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CONTRACT

Old arguments never die. Or at least, not for a while. Reporter David Haldane tells us about the local version of that in Twentynine Palms… And the winner is … Joshua Tree or Twentynine Palms? The answer could be decided at tonight’s Twentynine Palms City Council meeting at which an

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