DIRECTOR OF “MAN FROM EARTH” AT THEATRE 29 SHARES HIS INSPIRATION

“Man From Earth” continues its run at Theatre 29. The thought-provoking drama is directed by Eddie Tucker. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares what inspired the director…

Director Eddie Tucker says the film “Man From Earth” by Jerome Bixby was so inspiring that he wanted to direct it on stage before he

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HOLIDAY CLOSURES FOR THIS MONDAY’S LABOR DAY OBSERVATION

Many businesses and organizations will be closed Monday for Labor Day. Among those that will be closed are banks, post offices, schools—including Copper Mountain College—and government offices. Burrtec Waste and Recycling will not pick up trash on Monday; all pick-ups will be delayed by one day next week.

SKY'S THE LIMIT MARKS HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE ANNIVERSARY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party tomorrow, Saturday, September 5. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:00 p.m. and end about 1:30 a.m. Astronomer Ray Yeager will give a presentation marking the 25th anniversary of the Hubble space telescope. The talk will be

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY ARTISTS RECEPTION SUNDAY

An artists reception kicking off their new show will be held this Sunday at the 29 Palms Art Galley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has you invitation…

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold an artists’ reception Sunday, September 6, from noon to 3. Featured will be the works of Hiroko

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW

Start the Labor Day Weekend off at the First Saturday Breakfast this Saturday from 8 am to 11 am with the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association; located at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. Home of the $5 breakfast that includes all your breakfast favorites served up by the

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TLC YARD SALE THIS WEEKEND

Tender Loving Christmas – the all-volunteer organization that provides free Christmas meals and gifts to thousands of Morongo Basin residents – will hold a yard sale over Labor Day weekend to raise funds for TLC. The sale will have something for everyone, including furniture, collectibles, and more. And they are

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UNITED METHODIST OFFERING “GEMS” GIRLS CLUB

Girls in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to join the “GEMS” girls’ club at the United Methodist Church in Yucca Valley. The club meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings. The kick-off party is Tuesday, September 8, and will include crafts, face painting,

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PAT BENATAR TRIBUTE AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

This Friday the Tortoise Rock Casino continues its free summer concert series with a Pat Benatar tribute band. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more…

Crimes of Passion is the name of the Pat Benatar tribute band performing at Tortoise Rock Casino this Friday night, September 4. Sandra Jones on lead vocals

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Yesterday, the Twentynine Palms High School Lady Wildcat Tennis Team played and won their third game of the week against Cathedral City High School by a score of 16-2. The doubles teams swept nine out of nine sets and singles went 7-2. The Wildcats are now 3-0 for the season.

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN RUGGED DESERT HOT SPRINGS WASH

A woman who was found dead Sunday morning was identified Wednesday as a 28-year-old Morongo Valley resident. The Riverside County Coroner’s office said Stephanie Dixon, 28, was found in Mission Creek Wash, west of Indian Avenue in Desert Hot Springs, about 8 a.m. Sunday morning. The Desert Hot Springs police

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CITY OF PALM SPRINGS SETTLES IN WRONGFUL DEATH OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE

Nearly three years after an unarmed Marine was shot and killed by two police officers in a Palm Springs parking garage, the city of Palm Springs has settled a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the Marine’s family. The trial was scheduled to start next week, but the city’s insurance company

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MOTORCYCLE CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY SENDS MARINE TO HOSPITAL

A Marine was hospitalized following a motorcycle crash in Yucca Valley early this morning. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the Marine was driving east on Highway 62 at an unknown rate of speed about 1:15 a.m. when he failed to negotiate the curve in the road at Sage Avenue by

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BUDGET SURPLUS FOR THE TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY

After Third District County Supervisor James Ramos introduced the Yucca Valley Town Council to his new field representative Mark Lundquist and assistant Christina Garcia, the council heard good news about the town’s budget. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how good the news was…

Mark Lundquist, Supervisor James Ramos, and Christina

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SQUATTERS ARRESTED AT TWO YUCCA VALLEY HOMES

Deputies were called to two locations in Yucca Valley Tuesday for squatters living in vacant homes. Sheriff’s reports say neighbors called at 10 a.m. Tuesday to report that someone was living in an empty home in the 55300 block of Navajo Trail. A deputy contacted Michael Deangelo, 38, who was

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER HONORS STAFF MEMBERS

Hi-Desert Medical Center recently honored their staff members. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the kudos… Hi-Desert Medical Center recently honored staff who demonstrated the Medical Center’s core values in a profound way. Honorees were from both the hospital and Family Health Clinics. Awardees included Jillene Cranfill, Jacob Jones, Kimberly Johnson, Laurie

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BURN PERMITS SUSPENDED IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY AND YUCCA VALLEY

The county fire marshall reminds residents that all burn permits have been suspended in unincorporated parts of San Bernardino county, as well as in Yucca Valley. All campfires, warming fires, and fires to burn trash require a permit. The permits are free, simply stop by your local fire station to

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NEW PERFORMANCES FOR “DRIVING MISS DAISY” AT GROVE’S THEATER

The Groves Cabin Theatre has added several performances to the run of “Driving Miss Daisy.” Reporter Rebecca Havely is directing the show and has all the details… The cast and crew have rehearsals well underway for “Driving Miss Daisy.” The cast includes, Joy Groves, Horace Miller and Dave Jessup. The

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2015 “FAMILY OF THE YEAR” NAMED BY TWENTYNINE PALMS KIWANIS

A local family, active in the community, was named 2015 Family of the Year by the Twentynine Palms Kiwanis Club. Kiwanis president Kurt Schauppner said the Grimes family—Bernie and Christina, and their sons Chase, Heath, and Torin—are active in Boy Scouts and home schooling. Bernie was a Marine for 25

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DISABLED AMERICAN VETS LOOKING FOR AIR RIFLE COMPETITORS

The Local Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans, the DAV, is hosting a unique competition next month aboard the Marine Base. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the contest is for any veteran, with any kind of disability… The Morongo Basin Chapter #60 of the Disabled American Vets organization is seeking

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING RIBS TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a Thursday night dinner tonight from 4:00 to 7:00. On the menu is ribs, potato salad or coleslaw, and barbecue beans, for $9. Its Friday dinner is fish and chips from 4 to 6 p.m. Two pieces are

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