HISTORICAL SOCIETY YARD SALE IN LANDERS TOMORROW

Deals will be blooming at Saturday’s (April 2) Morongo Basin Historical Society Marketplace Yard Sale. The sale will include a Franklin cast iron fireplace, small appliances, espresso machine, and more. The monthly sale will be held from 9 to 2 April 2 at the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s headquarters, 632

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILT MEETS MONDAY

The general meeting of the Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will take place on Monday, April 4, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, 57098 29 Palms Highway. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 pm. Special guest speaker Sylvia Davis will lecture

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TRUE VINE CARWASH TOMORROW

The True Vine Fellowship Ministries will hold a carwash Saturday, April 2, as a fundraiser to send people to a retreat. There will also be a list at the carwash to sign up for the Krispy Kreme fundraiser. The car wash will be held at Castaneda’s (the old Santana’s) on

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FAULTY WIRING BLAMED FOR FIRE THAT DESTROYED TWENTYNINE PALMS TRAVEL TRAILER

Faulty wiring is believed to be responsible for a fire that destroyed a travel trailer in Twentynine Palms yesterday. According to Fire Captain Matt Helmkamp, firefighters arrived in the 1000 block of Canyon Road about 5:20 p.m. to find the travel trailer fully involved in flames, and threatening two nearby

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JOHNSON VALLEY MAN WHO FLED ON FOOT FROM DEPUTIES IN OCTOBER ARRESTED

A Johnson Valley man, who has had warrants for his arrest since October, was arrested Monday in Landers. On October 22, Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 51300 block of Olivine Road in Johnson Valley for a report that Scott Coffman, 30, had brought home a stolen truck. Deputies confirmed

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A SPATE OF VEHICLE KEYING IN YUCCA VALLEY

At least eight vehicles were vandalized in Yucca Valley last week. According to a Sheriff’s report, six employee vehicles at Pacific Western Bank and two employee vehicles at the Bob Dunn Insurance Agency building were keyed sometime between March 24 and March 25. The Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

BEWARE OF THE IRS TAX SCAM

Now that tax season is here, federal officials are warning about scammers posing as IRS agents. The IRS says the tax scam is the most common tax scam, with victims losing more than $26 million. The most important thing to be aware of is that the IRS never makes its

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ANNUAL ARTS FESTIVAL AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OPENS TOMORROW

The Annual Joshua Tree National Park Arts Festival opens tomorrow for 3-days at the Twentynine Palms Headquarters building. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has your invitation… Spring is in the air and art is in the park at this year’s 24th annual Arts Festival at Joshua Tree National Park. The event

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“DON’T HUG ME, IM PREGNANT” CAST AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29, director Marty Neider, and musical director Kathryn Ferguson have announced casting for the hilarious musical comedy, “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant.” The play is set in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota, in a little bar called The Bunyan, owned by Clara and Gunner Johnson. Clara is 8 1/2 months pregnant

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“GUNFIGHTERS FOR HIRE” BACK FOR NEW SEASON SUNDAYS IN PIONEERTOWN

The local western re-enactment group, “Gunfighters for Hire” will be starting back with their free shows in Pioneertown most Sundays. Reporter David Knutson gets out his cowboy boots… Pioneertown’s most popular gunfighter group, The Gunfighters for Hire, are back with a brand new season. The Gunfighters for Hire is a

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LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION OFFERED BY TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION

The Twentynine Palms Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course. The course will be held April 18 through April 22 from 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. daily. Successful completion of the course will provide participants with an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET APRIL 8

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, April 8, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. An orphanage in Uganda will be the topic presented by Cheryl Erickson, who will update attendees on the building of the library in Uganda which she shared

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BIRD SINGING AND DANCE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

The first of several events celebrating Native American art and culture in the Morongo Basin will be held tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff says bird dancing is an important part of Native American culture… The public is invited to join about 700 fourth graders tomorrow (Friday, April 1) to participate

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL BEATS DESERT HOT SPRINGS

The Yucca valley High School Trojans baseball teams traveled to Desert Hot Springs Tuesday afternoon for their first league game and came home with a win. Coach Brian Schoenborn said in the second inning the Trojans hit a series of singles by junior Travis Shartel, junior Zach Schoenborn, junior Eric

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ANOTHER TWENTYNINE PALMS POWER OUTAGE

About 300 customers in Twentynine Palms have been without power since 6:30 p.m. last night, and Southern California Edison estimates that power will not be restored until 3 p.m. today. SoCal Edison says equipment problems are the reason for the power outage.

ARREST FOR ARMED ROBBERY AT A YUCCA VALLEY SCHOOL

A teen who refused to return another student’s cell phone, and then flashed a gun in his waistband, was arrested Monday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, the two boys are students at Yucca Valley Community Day School, in the 56000 block of Santa Fe Trail. One boy asked to

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ACCUSED OF PUNCHING A TEACHER

A student was arrested Monday morning, accused of punching a Yucca Valley High School teacher. According to a Sheriff’s report, two students were fighting about 11:30 a.m. During the fight, one of the students punched a teacher several times. The student, who was not identified due to his age, was

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PUBLIC INVITED TO MEETING OF MARINES AND BLM REGARDING JOHNSON VALLEY USE

The Marines are meeting with the BLM about their upcoming training in the Johnson Valley off-road area. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the public is welcome to attend the Saturday meeting… Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a meeting about land use in the

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BURGLARY LEADS TO ARREST OF MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN ON WEAPONS CHARGES

A Morongo Valley woman was arrested Monday during a burglary investigation when she was found in possession of a stolen handgun. According to reports from the Sheriff’s Department, a resident in the 5200 block of Border Avenue in Joshua Tree came home about 1:30 p.m. Monday to discover her front

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COMBINED ROTARY CLUBS FOOD DRIVE SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Rotary Clubs and Stater Brothers have once again partnered to sponsor the Morongo Basin Meals Campaign. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how you can make a donation… Morongo Basin Rotarians will be at all the Stater Brothers locations on Saturday, April 2, from 9 to 5 to receive

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