WILD WEST BINGO AT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB TOMORROW

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert will hold its second annual bingo fundraiser Saturday, May 21, starting at 5 p.m. Players have the chance to win up to $500 in cash prizes. This year’s theme is Wild West Bingo. Along with bingo will be a wild west dinner,

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK EXPECTS TO DOUBLE NUMBER OF VISITORS

If you visited Joshua Tree National Park this spring, you may have noticed long lines of cars at park entrances and lots of cars and people inside the park. Managing editor Tami Roleff says, in the second part of a three-part report, the park service expects our local national park

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THIRD ARREST IN YUCCA VALLEY ARMED ROBBERY

A third man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a Yucca Valley gas station last month. On April 20, two men entered the Flyers gas station at the corner of Highway 62 and Church Street and robbed the clerk of an undisclosed amount of cash at

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12-YEAR-OLD TWENTYNINE PALMS BOY HURT IN OFF-ROAD CRASH

A 12-year-old Twentynine Palms boy was injured in an off-road vehicle mishap Tuesday evening. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the boy was riding an all-terrain vehicle in a vacant lot on Larrea Avenue, near Highway 62 about 5:20 p.m. The boy hit a berm and the vehicle overturned and landed

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER FACES BIG DECISIONS, PART 1 OF 2

Directors at Joshua Basin Water District have some big decisions on the horizon. Some, like the Joshua Tree airport solar project, have received lots of attention; others, like the Urban Water Management Plan, have gone largely unnoticed. Both were discussed at last night’s meeting. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details

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FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE YUCCA VALLEY PUPPY

You’ve heard of firefighters rescuing kittens from trees, but Tuesday morning, Yucca Valley firefighters rescued a puppy from under a shed. About 7:30 a.m., a family in the 6300 block of Del Monte Avenue searched for 15 to 20 minutes for their 6-month old pit bull puppy before discovering she

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY SCREENING LOST HUELL HOWSER EPISODE TOMORROW

“The Ghost Mountain Experiment” is a lost episode of Huell Howser’s acclaimed California Gold TV Series. The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is hosting a screening. Reporter Rebecca Havley has the details… A screening of the unseen episode of Huell Howser’s California’s Gold will be presented by the Twentynine Palms Historical

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REACH-OUT WINS HONORS AND A NICE CHECK

Reach Out Morongo Basin was recently named one of the best of the best for providing transportation services to senior residents. The National Volunteer Transportation Center is recognizing 16 outstanding volunteer transportation programs from around the country, at a transportation trade fair in Portland, Oregon, May 23-26, and will award

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ANDROMEDA CLUB STAR PARTY TOMORROW NIGHT

The Andromeda Society Astronomy Club will hold a free star party Friday, May 20, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Yucca Mesa Community Center. The community center is located at 3133 Balsa Avenue. Spring weather can be unpredictable and the star party will be canceled if clouds, rain or

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free distribution of federal food from 10 to noon Friday, May 20. The distribution will be held at the Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley.

AUDIENCES AT HILARIOUS THEATRE 29 MUSICAL COMEDY TO MEET THE AUTHOR

It’s not often that the successful author and lyricist of a musical comedy turns up to meet with the cast, crew, and audience at a small community theater, but that’s what’s happening at Theatre 29 this Saturday. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to get in on this rare

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS TONIGHT

Twentynine Palms High School will hold its annual senior awards and scholarship night tonight in the MPR. Scholarship recipients were invited along with their families to attend this exciting event. Twentynine Palms High School seniors will be honored with scholarships and awards from representatives from many local organizations, clubs, and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SWIM MEET RESULTS

Both the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat swim teams devoured the Rams of Desert Mirage High School earlier this month, 120-14 for the girls, and 116-20 for the boys. The swimmers then headed off to De Anza League Finals and CIF to finish the season May 4. Taking first in

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ALUMNI BARBEQUE TOMORROW

Copper Mountain College students and alumni will get together for their annual barbeque tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… The Copper Mountain College Foundation invites current students, alumni and their families to the Annual Alumni Association BBQ this Friday, May 20, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the 300

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SERVICES SET FOR COLEEN WOOLSEY

Colleen Woolsey, a 40-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, died April 23. She was 73 years old. Colleen Woolsey is survived by her husband, Jim Woolsey, sons James Woolsey of Massachusetts and John Woolsey of Florida; daughter Kelli Murphy of Dana Point, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Colleen Woolsey was a bookkeeper

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS ON ROADS

The Yucca Valley Town Council got some good news and some bad news about the condition of its roads at its meeting Tuesday night during a report on the town’s capital improvement project five-year plan. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains in the first part of a three-part report… During the

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SEVEN BEAUMONT CITY OFFICIALS ACCUSED OF EMBEZZLING $43,000.000

Prosecutors Tuesday filed embezzlement charges against the former Beaumont city manager, finance director and other officials, alleging that they siphoned as much as $43 million from city coffers over the past three decades. As a result of a yearlong public corruption investigation, six officials were arrested Tuesday: Former City Manager

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS DISGRUNTLED TEACHERS, REJECTS CHARTER SCHOOL

The Morongo Unified School Board met last night to an audience of disgruntled teachers. Reporter David Haldane said a work action discussion was followed by a surprise rejection to a proposed charter school… It was a sea of blue t-shirts. That was the pervasive color last night as a standing-room-only

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NOTED MUSICIAN INJURED IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH

A noted Yucca Valley musician was injured in a crash in Joshua Tree Monday afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol, Richard Bishop, 63, had stopped his 2002 Honda at northbound Hillview Road and Highway 62 about 5:20 p.m. As Bishop made a left-hand turn onto the highway, the CHP

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TWO INJURED IN REAR-END CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY NIGHT

Two people were injured in a rear-end crash in Yucca Valley Tuesday night. Just after 11 p.m., a Jeep crashed into the rear end of another vehicle on westbound Highway 62 near Ronald Drive. The collision started a small fire in the engine compartment of the Jeep, which was quickly

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