HIGHWAY 62 ROAD WORK AND LANE CLOSURES THIS WEEK EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

Road work and lane closures will continue this week on State Route 62 east of Twentynine Palms The Caltrans maintenance crews will continue crack sealing the pavement on State Route 62 between Vidal Junction and Earp today Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22. They will be crack sealing a

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NATIONAL PARKS FACING BACKLOGS ON MAINTENANCE MAY HAVE TO RESTRICT ACCESS

The nation’s national park system is facing unprecedented use and unprecedented costs. Reporter David Haldane explains… A record number of visitors are enjoying America’s national parks, including the one in Joshua Tree. That’s both a blessing and a curse, park advocates say: with a $12 billion backlog in needed maintenance

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LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASSES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Registrations are currently underway for the City of Twentynine Palms lifeguard certification course. This course will provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for health emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS “WESTERN HERITAGE” BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST

Seems everyone wants to get in on the fun planned for Yucca Valley’s annual Grubstake Days Celebration May 25 to 29. It’s shaping up to be one of the most exciting in recent years and now there’s more reason for area businesses to take part. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains …

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LEARN ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS AT RAINBOW STEW WEDNESDAY

If you are wondering what essential oils are all about, Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold a free informational introduction on Wednesday, March 22. You’ll be able to experience the oils and see for yourself how many uses they have. The session begins at 4 p.m. Rainbow Stew is

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FOOD FOR LIFE SEEKING SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS FOR SPRING

With spring in the air the Food for Life ministry is gearing up to bring nutritious meals to seniors, disabled, homeless, and those in need of nourishment. Hosts are needed to prepare and serve the meals. Churches and organizations interested in being involved in this ministry should call President, Wally

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SIXTH ANNUAL WOOF WALK SATURDAY WILL BENEFIT NO-KILL SHELTER

The sixth annual “Woof Walk,” to support the Humane Society no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree, is set for Saturday, March 25, in Pioneertown. Edica Gonzalez has your invitation… The sixth annual Woof Walk in the Morongo Basin Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The event features raffles, door

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School tennis team will travel away to Desert Hot Springs. First serve is at 3:15.

WOMAN KIDNAPPED IN YUCCA VALLEY, BEATEN AND HELD IN A CAR FOR 3 DAYS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman, holding her in his car for three days. Sheriff’s investigators say the victim said she was camping and met David Graham, 36, Sunday, March 12, who convinced her to get into his car. Once in the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF WRITING A BAD CHECK FOR A NEW CAR

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of knowingly passing a bad check. According to a Sheriff’s report, Timothy Dennis, 38, went to a used car dealer in the 55100 block of 29 Palms Highway February 4 to buy a car. Dennis agreed to a down payment of $3500

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17TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW AND STREET FAIR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Rev up your engines at the 17th annual Twentynine Palms Car Show and Street Fair tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the event has something for everyone in the family…

Don’t miss all the antique, classic, and late-model cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Twentynine Palms 17th annual Car Show

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THEATER 29 ADDS EXTRA PERFORMANCE FOR SOLD OUT “MARY POPPINS”

Because of extraordinary demand, the production of “Disney’s Mary Poppins” at Theatre 29 is adding an additional Saturday matinee performance.

Patrons clamoring to experience “Disney’s Mary Poppins” have already filled all the online seats for the rest of the entire run. With the permission of Music Theater International, Theatre

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CLASSICAL CONCERT IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS SUNDAY

The third season of Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts continues Sunday, March 19 at 4 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church. This concert features the Sincopa Quartet, whose members are natives of Armenia, Brazil, Taiwan, and South Korea. Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food for a

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SIGN UP FOR TEEN BASKETBALL LEAGUES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Teens in the seventh thru twelfth grades, sign-up now through April 6 for the City of Twentynine Palms’ Parks and Recreation 2017 Spring Teen Basketball League.

Register at the Twentynine Palms Recreation Office, 74362 Joe Davis Dr., or online at 29palms.org. The cost is $20 per player. An open

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REGISTER FOR ADULT SOFTBALL IN YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley is getting ready to start the spring softball leagues. Reporter Kirby Davis joins us with the details…

What better way to start spring than joining one of four adult slow pitch softball teams? Registration is now open for the Town of Yucca Valley’s four adult slow pitch softball

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ swim teams clipped the wings of the Apple Valley High School Eagles Thursday. The boys won 105 to 61; the girls won 96 to 72. In addition to winning the overall meet, several swimmers improved or obtained their CIF consideration time.

The

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YUCCA VALLEY TRANSIENT ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING, FALSE IMPRISONMENT

A Yucca Valley transient was arrested early Thursday morning, accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman. According to Sheriff’s reports, the woman said she was camping when she met David Graham, 36, on Sunday, March 12, who convinced her to get into his car. Once in the car, he held

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ANNOUNCES 2017 GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Copper Mountain College Foundation announced Yvonna Mullen of Twentynine Palms High School the 2017 Greenleaf Scholarship winner. The scholarship will pay tuition, books and fees, plus living expenses while Mullen is a student at Copper Mountain College and while she completes a degree at a four-year institute. Mullen’s mother Sumiko

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CALTRANS MOBILE APP OFFERS REAL-TIME TRAFFIC INFORMATION

CalTrans developed an online, real-time website with traffic information in 2012. Last August, a QuickMap mobile app was released for Android phones, and it became available for iPhone users in January. Kirby Davis says the app recently received an award of excellence, and gives an overview of its capabilities… CalTrans

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LANDERS WOMAN ACCUSED OF SPOUSE ABUSE

A Landers woman was arrested Tuesday night, accused of attacking another woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 100 block of Sunny Vista Road about 10 p.m. The victim said her attacker, later identified as Wendy Ann Walker, 48, slapped her, and got her on the

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