TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER SMALL BUSINESS NIGHT TOMORROW HOSTS THE SBA

At the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce Professionals Night Thursday, March 9, a representative from the Small Business Administration will hold a question and answer session on how the SBA can help small businesses. The event, which starts at 6 p.m. is free for Chamber members, and $5 for non-members.

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THREE HISTORIC FAMILY HEIRLOOM WAGON WHEELS STOLEN IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley family is devastated to discover that three antique wagon wheels that were on a wagon that had brought their family west 140 years ago had been stolen from their front yard. A Sheriff’s report said sometime between February 27 and March 3, the 40-inch, dark brown wooden

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SMALL FIRE PUT OUT QUICKLY IN JOSHUA TREE MONDAY AFTERNOON

Firefighters made quick work of a fire in the 6500 block of Sunset in Joshua Tree Monday afternoon. County Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said debris stacked up outside the home caught fire about 2 p.m. Firefighters put out the flames within a minute. The home itself did not burn, although

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TAKES UP VACATION HOME RENTALS

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. After a truck sale and budget amendments, the Council will take up the controversial issue of regulating vacation home rentals. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… Following a presentation from the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, the Yucca Valley

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE CHARGES

A parole compliance check resulted in the arrest of a Landers man on multiple charges Saturday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to check on Dennis Hanley, in the 100 block of Covelo Avenue about 5 p.m. Pornography, drugs, and paraphernalia were discovered, which violated the terms of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF SLASHING TIRES

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of slashing tires. According to a Sheriff’s report, residents in the 72100 block of Sullivan Road called deputies about 3:30 a.m. Saturday to report that someone had slashed the tires of a vehicle parked in front of the home. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION WELCOMES NEW FACES TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission tonight will seat two new members and continue a public hearing. Reporter David Haldane has the details… The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will have some new faces starting tonight. Leslie May and Jim Krushat, both appointed by the City Council last week, will be sworn

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TOMORROW IN SPECIAL MEETING

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets together tomorrow (March 8) for a special work study session. The subjects to be discussed include the district’s strategic plan, the school board’s goals and its governance handbook. The session, beginning 8 a.m. in Room 18 at Joshua Tree Elementary School

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RITA RAMIREZ TO RUN AGAINST PAUL COOK AGAIN

Four months since Rita Ramirez lost to Rep. Paul Cook in the 2016 congressional election, she’s already looking for a rematch. At a recent protest at Cook’s office in Redlands, Ramirez was handing out fliers that read “2016 Elections: Dr. Rita Ramirez will run for Congress District 8 in 2018.”

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK APPLIES FOR OHV ENFORCEMENT GRANT

Unauthorized or illegal off-highway vehicle use in Joshua Tree National Park negatively impacts wildlife, vegetation, cultural resources, and other ecological processes in the park. Often, the damage comes from inadvertent incursions because riders have no way of knowing they have crossed a park boundary. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us about

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 8. The volunteers will meet at the Joshua Tree Library and will work from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. They will provide safety vests, gloves, grabbers, and trash bags to make the job easier.

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WOMEN’S DAY AT RAINBOW STEW IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Rainbow Stew will host an all-day event for International Women’s Day tomorrow, Wednesday, March 8. Everyone is invited to drop by any time during the day to connect with friends, have a cup of tea, or a quick break in the healing room. The doors open at 10 a.m. with

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TINY HOPPERS TODDLER PROGRAM AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TOMORROW

Tiny Hoppers, a high-energy program for toddlers up to age 3, returns to the Joshua Tree Library Wednesday, March 8, at 11:00 a.m. Toddlers and their parents interact through songs and stories. The program helps develop gross motor and listening skills. Tiny Hoppers continues at the Joshua Tree Library through

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LECTURE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW EXPLORES THE TOWN OF CALICO

A historical society lecture on the ghost town of Calico will be offered tomorrow. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you when and where… “Calico Strikes” is the name of the next second Wednesday lecture series by the Morongo Basin Historical Society. March 8 meet Dr. Stephanie Slahor professor, author and lecturer

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ROTARY SPRING CARNIVAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS WEEKEND

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club host a spring carnival in Luckie Park, Thursday, March 9, through Sunday, March 12. Pre-sale unlimited ride wristbands are currently for sale for $30 through the Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department, the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce and the Bowladium in Twentynine Palms until

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child meets every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, at the Helen Gray Education Center. For more information, contact 760-250-7295 or visit www.hdmc.org

YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION OFFERS SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES

Yucca Valley Recreation will offer self-defense classes on Saturdays. Reporter Kirby Davis says sign up early… Learn self-defense at a class sponsored by the town of Yucca Valley. Instructor Norm Rose will teach a 2 ½ hour hands-on lesson Saturday, March 11 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The class will

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6 TWENTYNINE PALMS ALL-STAR TEAMS COMPETE IN NEEDLES TOURNAMENT

Twentynine Palms Recreation sent six all-star teams to Needles this past weekend to compete in the City of Needles Annual Youth Basketball Tournament. The third- and fourth-grade boys’ team beat the team from Needles in the championship game, 24-22. Azhan Bacote was named to the All-Tournament team and Joseph Terry

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports, the Joshua Springs baseball team will travel away to Thermal tomorrow to play Coachella Valley High School. First pitch is at 3:15 p.m.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CHILD CARE WORKER PLEADS GUILTY TO MISDEMEANOR CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor child abuse. According to San Bernardino County court records, Pamela Cadwallader, 62, who was an employee at the Child Development Center on board the Combat Center, accepted a plea bargain Friday for one count of misdemeanor child abuse for physically punishing

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