HERBS, SPICES, AND FLUTES AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

A busy day at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 24). Herbalist Charla Shamhart will present The ABCs of Kitchen Medicine, herbs and spices used in cooking that can enhance health from 1:30 to 3:30. For more information call or text 760-401-0689.

The Yucca Valley Flute Circle meets

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SKY’S THE LIMIT VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION TOMORROW

Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center is inviting prospective volunteers to an orientation Saturday, February 24. For more details about the orientation day, here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton…

Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center is seeking volunteers to attend their orientation day February 24 from 10 a.m. to noon.

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL HOME PLAYOFF TONIGHT

A big night tonight for local basketball teams. The Copper Mountain College men’s basketball team will host its first playoff game Friday in the California Community College Athletic Association. The Fighting Cacti, who are 7-and-5, will play the Ventura College Pirates, who are 9-and-1, in the SoCal Regional semifinals 7

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FIRE DESTROYS FLAMINGO HEIGHTS HOME

A home in the Flamingo Heights area of Yucca Valley is a total loss following a fire early this morning. County Fire Battalion Chief Donnie Viloria said firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Joshua Tree were first called by a neighbor about bushes on fire in the 1000 block

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THE COST OF WATER IN JOSHUA TREE IS GOING UP… A LOT

The outcome was predictable at last night’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District’s board of directors; their rates are going up. Reporter David Haldane, who was there, tells you by how much…

If you get your water from the Joshua Basin Water District, you might want to consider skipping

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GRAND THEFT CHARGES AGAINST A COUNTY PROBATION OFFICIAL HAVE BEEN DROPPED

A December grand theft case against a San Bernardino County probation official has been dropped, according to County District Attorney’s office. Division Director II, Teneka Shrell Grant, 46, was put on administrative leave following a felony arrest Wednesday, January 31, alleging grand theft, from a San Bernardino business unrelated to

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WALKING SAFETY ASSESSMENTS AT LOCAL SCHOOLS

The Morongo Basin Active Transportation Plan team, or ATP, will conduct Walking Safety Assessments in February and March at schools throughout the Morongo Basin. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details…

In an ongoing effort to ensure the safety of students who walk and bike to school, The Morongo Basin

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MORONGO BASIN SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES PROVIDES SUPPORT TO VICTIMS

Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services provides understanding and support to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence through immediate crisis intervention, follow-up services, one-on-one counseling, and advocacy services. In addition, volunteers are available to accompany victims, their families, significant others, and friends, at no charge, to medical appointments, court appearances,

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A CYBER SECURITY ENCORE AT THE YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER

It seems that every week brings news of another cyber security breach or online scam. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us about some expert advice on how you can avoid being a victim… January’s guest speaker at the Yucca Mesa Community Center’s regular meeting was so popular that the independent cybersecurity

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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN REPORT A VERY SUCCESSFUL PARADE OF HOMES

With beautiful weather and record-high attendance at last Sunday’s 14th Annual Parade of Homes fundraiser for Reach Out Morongo Basin, organizers are doing a “happy dance” for the success of this year’s home tour. The event is Reach Out’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and more than $9,500 was raised

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HOW YOU CAN HELP REACH-OUT SERVE SENIORS AND THE DISABLED

Reach Out Morongo Basin provides support services to local senior citizens and the disabled and they could use your help. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details… Reach Out Morongo Basin matches volunteers with seniors and the disabled for seemingly ordinary tasks. Volunteers visit, shop, help with personal business, minor home

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LOCAL BEEKEEPERS MEET HIS SATURDAY

High Desert Beekeepers Association will meet this Saturday, February 24, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Nourishing Tree, 62057 Twentynine Palms Highway, in Joshua Tree. HDBA is about education and establishing a community of support for new and current beekeepers in the desert. Transitioning bee hives from winter to

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CALL FOR ART FROM JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

The sixth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition will be held in September in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff says artists are invited to submit photos of their artwork for possible inclusion in the juried art show… Submissions are now being accepted for the sixth annual juried Joshua

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PAST LIFE WORKSHOP AT RAINBOW STEW TONIGHT

Travel to the past at a class at Rainbow Stew. A past life regression workshop, presented by hypnotherapist John Till, will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, February 22. Learn about reincarnation and how hypnosis is used to experience past lives. Participants will then experience a group regression. The class fee

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TWO FORMER MORONGO BASIN DEPUTIES HONORED WITH THE NATIONAL MEDAL OF VALOR

Two San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies who were stationed at the Morongo Basin station at the time of the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino were among 12 first responders who were honored with a Medal of Valor at the White House Tuesday. Bruce Southworth and Chad Johnson, now a

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL VOTES TO SUPPORT PROP. 68

A proposition that will be on the June ballot is a $4 billion bond measure that has a provision that will directly benefit the residents of Yucca Valley and the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff says Assemblyman Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley was instrumental in designating some of that

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TWO JOSHUA TREE RESIDENTS ARRESTED AFTER A PURSUIT

Two Joshua Tree residents, accused of conspiracy and identity theft, were arrested Sunday following a pursuit. According to a Sheriff’s report, the California Highway Patrol requested assistance with a vehicle pursuit about 10 p.m. Sunday. The vehicle was traveling southbound on Pawnee Avenue in Yucca Valley when it crashed south

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JOSHUA TREE MAN FOUND TRANSPORTING HEROIN

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday night, accused of transporting heroin. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 11 p.m. Saturday, a deputy spotted a vehicle matching the description of a strong-armed robbery and made a high-risk traffic stop at the Circle K gas station on Old Woman Springs Road.

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MORONGO VALLEY CITIZENS IN HEATED DISCUSSION WITH CALTRANS LAST NIGHT

A heated 90-minute discussion took place between CalTrans and the residents of Morongo Valley during last night’s three-hour Morongo Valley Community Services District board meeting. Ongoing safety concerns regarding the design of the new Morongo Valley median prompted a large turnout. Residents were quick to contradict the statements of CalTrans

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TWO HELD ON WEAPONS VIOLATIONS IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS

Two men were arrested Saturday in separate incidents for possessing a dirk or dagger. About 4:30 a.m. Saturday, a deputy stopped a man, identified as Alex Minero, 36, near Split Rock Avenue and Highway 62 in Twentynine palms. Minero, a convicted felon, said he had a knife in his pocket

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