MEMORIAL DAY CLOSURES

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, post offices, and Copper Mountain College will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 29, in observance of

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TIPS TO AVOID FOOD POISONING

It’s almost Memorial Day, a holiday that is often celebrated with picnics and backyard barbecues. Be careful about leaving food out for extended periods. Reporter Eric Knabe offers these tips to avoid food poisoning…

Experts say that over 100 million people in the U.S. will contract food poisoning every year.

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BLOOD DRIVE TUESDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, May 30, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Blood donors are especially needed to help fill a nationwide shortage. All blood types are needed. Donors will receive incentives. Those aged

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DEPUTIES ASK FOR PUBLIC’S HELP IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE

Deputies are asking for the public’s help concerning a structure fire in Twentynine Palms that is being investigated by the County Fire Department’s arson investigators. On Wednesday, May 24, the Sheriff’s Department received numerous phone calls shortly after 8:24 p.m. about a fire in the 6400 block of Yucca Avenue.

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BLM DECLARES ELEVATED FIRE RISK

The California Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management has declared a level of Stage 3 fire restrictions for the area ranging from Ridgecrest, CA to the border of Mexico. Fine fuels, which are at the driest level in recorded history, combined with hot, windy conditions, have created an

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RIDE ORVS RESPONSIBLY

Here with some reminders for ORV riders is staff reporter Sara Snyder…

This time of year, the Morongo Basin will experience an increase in off-road activity and illegal trespass. Riders need to respect private property and public lands by riding responsibly. Make sure that your actions do not ruin the

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AVOID CONSTRUCTION ZONES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Several roads in Yucca Valley are under construction due to the sewer project in Yucca Valley. The Hi-Desert Water District is asking Memorial Day weekend travelers to avoid using Balsa Avenue and Avalon Avenue, north of the highway. On the south side of the highway, avoid Balsa and Hanford, Avalon

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67TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS UNDERWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The 67th annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days celebration is this weekend. After a pancake breakfast this morning at the Yucca Valley Elk’s Lodge, starting at 7 a.m., and the parade down Highway 62 from Inca Trail to Sage Avenue, starting at 10, head to the carnival grounds at the corner

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CURES FOR HEALTHCARE EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

The subject to be explored at Lifetree Café is curing the healthcare. With more here’s reporter Eric Knabe…

Practical solutions for fixing the healthcare system will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, May 28 at 4 P.M. he free program, titled “Curing Healthcare: Practical Help for an Ailing Nation,”

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STORROR TEAM APOLOGIZES FOR JOSHUA TREE VIDEOS

The group of men who posted videos recently of them breaking several laws in Joshua Tree National Park to promote a British clothing brand removed their videos from YouTube and posted an apology to their Facebook page. In the videos promoting the Storror brand of clothing, the group of nine

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WESTERN HERITAGE CONTEST WINNERS

We may never know whether the Western Heritage Contest Winners caught Grubstake Days fever from customer contacts or if they were motivated by the prize of hundreds of dollars in local advertising provided by contest sponsors Z107.7 radio and The Hi-Desert Star newspaper. Either way, these are the businesses judged

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JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS WELCOME PARTY TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency will hold a welcome party tonight for the new artists-in-residence. Come meet and greet the new artists: Tom Birkner, Ryan Parra, Marium Rana, and Lisa Marie Rollins. In addition, there will be a library dedication, silent auction, and drinks and appetizers, from 5 to

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GALAXIES AND GLOBULAR CLUSTERS AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, May 27. The event begins at 8:30 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights of the night sky include Jupiter, the Big

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67TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS UNDERWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The 67th annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days celebration kicked off last night with a mixer at the Elks Lodge. Events through May 29 include a golf tournament, parade, carnival, rodeo, pancake breakfast, Pony Express rider, and 5K and 10K run, and 2K walk. Saturday, May 27, enjoy a pancake breakfast

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MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES PLANNED IN AREA COMMUNITIES

Three Memorial Day ceremonies will be held locally Monday, May 30. The Twentynine Palms cemetery, at 5350 Encelia Avenue, will hold its annual ceremony in the rose garden, starting at 9 a.m. Major General William Mullen of the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will be the guest speaker.

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MARINES, DEPUTIES LOCATE ARIZONA WOMAN MISSING FOR A DAY IN DESERT

Marines and Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies helped rescue an Arizona woman Wednesday who had been missing in the desert for at least a day. According to a Sheriff’s report, Johnnie Savage, 57, left her home in Chloride about 1:30 p.m. Monday, to go rock hunting near Ludlow. When she did

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ANIMAL CRUELTY

UPDATE Saturday, May 27, 2017

The 4-month-old dog appeared to have received serious injuries from the beating; Animal Control officers took the dog to a local shelter.

 

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of kicking and beating his dog. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness saw

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JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS WELCOME PARTY SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency will hold an artist welcome party this Saturday night. With your invitation, here’s Rebecca Havely…

Come help welcome the new artist in residence at the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency, at an Artist Welcome Party 2017. This Saturday, May 27, from 5 to 8

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A BREWERY AND TAP HOUSE IS COMING TO JOSHUA TREE

Joshua Tree will soon have its own brewery and tap house. A local group consisting of active duty military, veterans, a Realtor, retailer, and local professionals have teamed up to open the enterprise at 6393 Sunset Road, one block north of the Highway. Partner Jessica Rudd told Z107.7 News the

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FLAGPOLE REDEDICATION IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will hold a ceremony Saturday, May 27, to rededicate the veterans’ marker and flag pole in downtown Joshua Tree. The marker and flag pole are at the corner of Highway 62 and Park Boulevard. Representatives from the Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, the

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