YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER PLANS INSTALLATION AND AWARDS DINNER

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will install its new officers and present awards at an Italian Laid-Back Luau. The dinner, featuring antipasto salad, pineapple chutney chicken or pork, roasted veggies, scalloped potatoes, and tiramisu, will be held at the Roost at Hawk’s Landing Golf Course June 29 from 5

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION OFFERS VOLLEYBALL CAMP

A volleyball camp is being planned in Yucca Valley starting June 26. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells girls from sixth to 10th grade how to apply… The Town of Yucca Valley and the Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan Volleyball Team are holding a summer volleyball camp for girls entering

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERS BASKETBALL AND VOLLEYBALL CAMPS

Basketball and volleyball camps will be offered in Twentynine Palms this summer. Girls and boys ages 8 through 14 can sharpen their basketball skills with a weeklong basketball camp offered in the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat Gym the week of June 12-16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The

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MORE THAN 30 ANIMALS SEIZED IN ANIMAL NEGLECT CASE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms Animal Control officers and Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a case of suspected animal cruelty. According to a Sheriff’s reports, deputies were called to the 75100 block of Mayfair Drive in Twentynine Palms about 11 p.m. to perform a welfare check on a child living at the home. While

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of giving a boy a black eye. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 3700 block of Lucerne Vista in Yucca Valley about 11:15 a.m. because a boy there had a black eye. The boy said Reuben Kimball, 36,

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ROAD WORK IN THE MORONGO BASIN THIS WEEK

The California Department of Transportation will be performing road work on the Morongo Grade, and on State Route 247 all this week. Caltrans will be repairing guardrails on the Morongo Grade from the county line to Indian Canyon Avenue today through next Monday, June 12, from 9 until 3. In

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SUMMER CLOSURES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK START TOMORROW

During the summer when temperatures rise, the number of people camping in Joshua Tree National Park decreases. The park responds by closing some of the campgrounds. With the campground closures is managing editor Tami Roleff… In order to reduce maintenance costs and allow vegetation a bit of a breather, Joshua

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2,000 MARIJUANA PLANTS SEIZED IN 3 LUCERNE VALLEY LOCATIONS, 6 ARRESTED

Sheriff’s officials seized nearly 2,000 marijuana plants when they served search warrants at three locations in Lucerne Valley Friday. Sheriff’s officials said the Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team learned the three unrelated locations had outdoor marijuana farms that did not comply with California’s medical marijuana law or the County’s ordinance prohibiting

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MARINE BASE ECOLOGIST DECODES DESERT TORTOISE GENOME

The Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms does more than just prepare for war. Sometimes it helps save a species. Reporter David Haldane has the details… What is a desert tortoise really made of? That’s the question absorbing a group of scientists for the last several years. Now

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THEATRE 29 SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM TAKING ENROLLMENTS

Enrollment is still open for the Theatre 29 2017 summer youth theater program. Generous grants from the City of Twentynine Palms Public Arts Advisory Commission and U.S. Bank will keep the cost of the five-week program down to $60 per student. Scholarships are available to eligible students who request it.

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CANDIDATE FILING FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT EXTENDED

It’s not too late to file for anyone thinking to run for the Twentynine Palms Water Board. That’s because the Friday deadline has been extended. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us why… Candidate filing for a seat on the Twentynine Palms Water District board has been extended to 5 p.m. this

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE SUMMER HOURS START TODAY

Copper Mountain College will begin its summer schedule June 5. Business hours will be 8 to 5 Monday through Thursday; the college will be closed on Friday. Regular hours will resume July 31. For more information, call 760-366-3791.

FREE BREAD IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY AND EVERY MONDAY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will hold a bread distribution every Monday from 11:00 a.m. until it runs out. Santa Fe Social Clubhouse is located at 56020 Santa Fe Trail, Suite M, in Yucca Valley. For more information, call 760-369-4057.

BOARD MEMBERS SOUGHT FOR COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County is looking for new members to serve on its board of directors. The Community Action Partnership is a non-profit organization that serves over 800,000 low-income residents through programs such as Energy, Education, and Environmental Services, Family Development Program, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance,

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REGISTRATION FOR YUCCA VALLEY SWIM LESSON OPENS JUNE 5

Registration is open now for swim lessons in Yucca Valley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff shares how to sign up… The Town of Yucca Valley aquatic programs will begin Monday, June 19, at the community pool at the high school on Sage Avenue. Swim lessons are held in the morning; each

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday, June 5. Staff representatives will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government.

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ASTRONOMY CLASS

Our Morongo Basin is blessed with some of the darkest night skies, and best views of space found anywhere on the continent. For anyone who wants to know more about the objects we see up there, Sky’s The Limit observatory offers a hands-on learning opportunity. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says this

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ESSENTIAL OILS CLASSES AT RAINBOW STEW

Free classes on essential oils are being offered in Yucca Valley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the details… If you are wondering what essential oils are all about, Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold free informational classes in June. You’ll be able to experience the oils and see for

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FREE BREAD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will hold a bread distribution every Monday from 11:00 a.m. until it runs out. Santa Fe Social Clubhouse is located at 56020 Santa Fe Trail, Suite M, in Yucca Valley. For more information, call 760-369-4057.

YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of giving a boy a black eye. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 3700 block of Lucerne Vista in Yucca Valley about 11:15 a.m. because a boy there had a black eye. The boy said Reuben Kimball, 36,

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