WILDFLOWER BLOOM A LITTLE LATE AND FARTHER SOUTH

This year’s wildflower bloom is a little late and pretty far south. Reporter David Haldane made the drive for his first whiff of spring… It took a lot longer than we expected. All the way down Pinto Basin Road, nearly two hours, to the Cottonwood Visitor Center in Joshua Tree

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DIRECTOR VICTORIA FULLER HAS PASSED AWAY

The Joshua Basin Water District announced the passing of Board Member, Victoria Fuller. JBWD Board President Mickey Luckman said, “Director Fuller was deeply committed and invested in the welfare of our community for many years and on many fronts. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family and many close

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, March 28, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Blood donors are especially needed to help fill a nationwide shortage. All blood types are needed. Donors will receive incentives. Those aged

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SIGNUP FOR THE GRUBSTAKE DAYS BEARD CONTEST

Gentlemen, it’s time to start your whiskers! Grubstake Days is just 60 days away and if you want to have the best Grubstake Beard ever, time to start growing and grooming. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to sign up… Hey mutton chops! Think your beard is awesome? Enter

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INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION IN OUR MORONGO BASIN SKY TONIGHT

Theatre 29’s production of Disney’s Mary Poppins had young and old alike searching the night sky for signs of the magical, flying nanny. While the production ended yesterday, there is reason to keep your eyes on the night sky this week. Traveling at about 17,500 miles per hour, the International

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TORTOISE ROCK AND SPOTLIGHT 29 CASINOS HIRING

Tortoise Rock and Spotlight 29 Casinos are hiring for more than 25 full- and part-time positions at both casinos. A variety of positions are available, including food and beverage, table games and more. Interested applicants should apply in person, bring their resumes, and dress interview-ready. Potential employees will be subject

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SEE’S CANDY AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

There’s still time to get your Easter candy to support the Joshua Tree Library. Kirby Davis tells how you can get your goodies and support the Friends of the Library… Now through April 15, the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library have See’s Easter Candy available for purchase at the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

Friday, the Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans softball team visited Coachella Valley High School, taking the win in extra innings with a score of 4-3.

The Lady Trojans took an early lead with Nicolette Majors hitting a home run, bringing in junior Kloee Scaccianoce. After another score on a

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FREE TENNIS LESSONS FOR ADULTS

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play tennis, here’s your chance. Reporter Kirby Davis has the details… The Morongo Basin Tennis Association will offer lessons for adults, beginning April 1. The first four lessons are free and lessons for the next eight weeks are at low cost. Lessons will

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DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING SHOTS FIRED FIND TWO BODIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

UPDATE 3/25 8 a.m.

The Sheriff’s Department has not released any additional details about the shooting, and despite a call requesting confirmation, the coroner’s office has not released the victim’s names yet. But friends of the victims have said they are Renee Neper Metcalf, 62, and Christy Pratt McKissic, 33.

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POWER OF MUSIC AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

The next topic at Lifetree Café is the power of music. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has all the details… The power of music to affect our moods, enhance our mental state, and aid in our physical wellbeing is the next topic at Lifetree Café. The free program, “Unlocking the Mystery of

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SIGN UP TODAY FOR YUCCA VALLEY LOBOS AND CHEER TEAMS

The Yucca Valley Lobos and youth tackle football and cheer teams will hold their final early registration day on Saturday, March 25. Players who sign up will receive an early bird discount of $25 on the registration fee. Registration is from 5 to 7 p.m. at Papa’s Smoke House, 5609

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EVENING WITH THE COSMOS STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, March 25. The event begins at 7:45 p.m. and will end about 11 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Late March is great time to view the

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TWO TODDLERS, SUBJECT OF AMBER ALERT, FOUND SAFE, CAR THEY WERE IN WAS STOLEN

The two toddlers who were the subject of an Amber Alert that came into Morongo Basin cell phones last night were found unharmed this morning. Cathedral City police say toddler brothers, Carlos and Jayden Cortez, who were abducted when the Honda Accord they were in was stolen, were found safe

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PAVING UNDERWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY SEWER PROJECT PHASE 1, AREA A

A milestone in the Yucca Valley Sewer project: The Hi-Desert Water District has started paving streets in Phase 1, Area A, in the east section of Paradise Valley neighborhood of Yucca Valley. The street paving of Area A is expected to be completed by the end of this week, weather

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HAWK’S LANDING HOSTS QUALIFYING ROUNDS FOR WORLD LONG DRIVE CHAMPIONSHIP

The Golf Channel will be taping this weekend as Hawk’s Landing Golf Club in Yucca Valley will host the opening qualifying rounds for the World Long Drive championship. The competition, held today and tomorrow, March 24 and 25, will give qualifying long drivers the chance to see how they stack

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN, ON PROBATION, FOUND WITH CANE-SWORD

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday night, accused of possessing a cane sword while on probation. A Sheriff’s report said a deputy made a pedestrian check on Kenneth Ames, 40, about 11 p.m. at Linda Lee Drive and David Avenue. A records check showed that Ames was on felony

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LIFETREE CAFÉ DISCUSSES THE POWER OF MUSIC SUNDAY

The Lifetree Café program in Twentynine Palms will look at unlocking the mystery of music this Sunday. Reporter Edica Gonzales has details… The power of music to affect our moods, enhance our mental state, and aid in our physical wellbeing is the next topic at Lifetree Café. The free program,

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STAR TWIRLERS “JUNGLE FEVER” SQUARE AND LINE DANCE TOMORROW

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club will hold a dance Saturday, March 25. The theme is “Jungle Fever.” Line dancing will be held 7 to 7:30 p.m. and between tips; square dancing is 7:30 to 10 p.m. Bill “Tex” Gipson will be calling squares; Linda Sande will be cueing lines.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER BASEBALL BAT ATTACK

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Tuesday, accused of hitting her roommate with a baseball bat. Sheriff’s reports say a deputy was called to the 73800 block of Cactus Drive in Twentynine Palms about 5 a.m. because a man said Montisha Harris, 24, hit him in the face and arm

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