CAMPING CAPACITY AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

If you’re planning a trip to Joshua Tree National Park, Park Ranger George Land has some regulations you’ll want to adhere to while camping… As visitation to Joshua Tree National Park increases, many people are making the trip to come in and enjoy the park, including those who wish to

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SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH TONIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church Saturday, January 14, at 7 p.m. Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road. Call 760-447-8623 for more information.

STAR TWIRLERS SNOWFLAKE DANCE TONIGHT

If you’re a square or line dancing fan, you’re in luck: the Star Twirlers Square Dance Club’s Snowflake dance is tonight. All square and line dancers are invited to attend the event with line dancing at 7 p.m., and between tips. Square dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING HIS PARENTS WITH A KNIFE

A 29-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday after his parents said he threatened them with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Christopher Williams was arguing with his parents about 7 p.m. in the 55200 block of Airlane Drive in Yucca Valley because he refused to his chores. Williams

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SIGNS IN JOSHUA WILL DIRECT NATIONAL PARK VISITORS TO TWENTYNINE PALMS ENTRANCE

This weekend is expected to be a busy weekend in Joshua Tree National Park, due to the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. The city of Twentynine Palms has placed digital signboards along the highway west of Joshua Tree advising motorists of long delays at the

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MARTIN LUTHER KING WALK MONDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored on Monday across the country and here in the Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to join the celebration… “I have a dream.” The celebrated civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,

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CLOSURES FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Government offices, banks, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day.

MARINE CORPS RELEASES PLAN FOR ON RELOCATING JOHNSON VALLEY TORTOISES

The Marine Corps has completed its study on the impacts of alternative plans to relocate tortoises that are in the Marines’ training area in Johnson Valley. The Marine Corps is required to relocate tortoises out of its training areas and to ensure that they have a high rate of survival.

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY PRESENTS “INSIDE OUT” BY L.A. ARTIST

Joshua Tree Art Gallery is once again presenting the work of LA artist Barbara Drucker. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation to the exhibition… JTAG is presenting a second exhibition by Los Angeles artist, Barbara Drucker entitled “Inside Out” on Saturday, January 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Using paint,

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JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND CONCERT SATURDAY NIGHT

The Joshua Tree Jazz Band is back doing their 2nd Saturday jams and inviting you to join them. The free concert starts at 6:00 pm this Saturday, January 14th in the back room of the Zanndelions Boutique, behind the bottle wall at 61977 Twentynine Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. The

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OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY FOR GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree, a co-op gallery featuring local artists, is holding an opening reception tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will hold an opening reception Saturday, January 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. for its current exhibition, “Freeze Frame.” The show

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet Monday, January 16. Topics to be discussed this month include public safety and the report to county supervisors on the community plan workshops that were held in Johnson Valley and Yucca Mesa. The meeting begins at 3:00 p.m. in Belfield Hall, 58380 Reche

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LANDERS ASSOCIATION MEETS SATURDAY

The monthly meeting of the Landers Association is set for 3 p.m. Saturday in Belfield Hall on Reche Road. On the agenda is a brief look ahead at events planned for 2017, committee reports, and a sneak peek inside the newly re-opened Landers thrift store. The meeting is not a

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FREE CLASS ON GROWING HERBS AT HOME TOMORROW AT RAINBOW STEW

Herbalist and nutritional consultant Charla Shamhart will present a class, “Growing Herbs for the Home Garden,” from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, January 14 at Rainbow Stew. This class will include information about how to use and cook with 13 of the best, easiest-to-grow, most health-giving garden herbs, their antioxident

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NEW SHOW AT THE 29 PALMS VISITOR CENTER ART GALLERY, RECEPTION TONIGHT

The 29 Palms Visitors Center Art Gallery will open its winter show with a reception tonight. Reporter Edica Gonzales has your invitation… The Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery’s upcoming show will feature the many moods and shades of the desert in the winter. “Winter Blues: Desert Moods and

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MORONGO BASIN REPUBLICANS CHANGE MEETING PLACE

The Morongo Basin Republicans will hold their regular meeting 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 16. Note the location has changed to the Yucca Valley Masonic Lodge, 7062 Theatre Road (next to the swap meet off Old Woman Springs Road). There is no charge for the meeting, light refreshments will be served.

STAR TWIRLERS SNOWFLAKE DANCE TOMORROW NIGHT

If you’re a square or line dancing fan, you’re in luck: the Star Twirlers Square Dance Club’s Snowflake dance is this Saturday, January 14. All square and line dancers are invited to attend the event with line dancing at 7 p.m., and between tips. Square dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.

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CHILI COOK-OFF AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW THIS AFTERNOON

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will hold a chili cook-off Friday, January 13. Contestants should drop off their chili at 3:30 p.m.; the eating and judging will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. The VFW post is located on Veterans Way in

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BREAKFAST TOMORROW TO HELP SEND LANDERS ELEMENTARY KIDS TO SCIENCE CAMP

Spring Science Camp has become somewhat of a rite of passage for area sixth graders, but only if their class can collectively raise the funds needed to go. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on their efforts … For many Morongo Basin sixth grade students, the week away at Science Camp

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MORONGO BASIN YOUTH SOCCER TAKING REGISTRATIONS

The Morongo Basin Youth Soccer Association is accepting registrations for the 2017 spring soccer season. Registration is $55 for returning 2016 fall players and $65 for new players. Bring your child’s birth certificate to the registration at the Jelly Donut in Yucca Valley, on the corner of Acoma and 29

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