IS THE DROUGHT OVER? NOT SO FAST

Is the drought over? Not quite, and we still need to conserve. California has the heaviest snowpack in 22 years. Snow levels in the Sierra Nevada Mountains—a source for about 30 percent of the drinking water for Southern California—have more than quadrupled in one month. Water content contained within the

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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, February 6. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway Road in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PARADE OF HOMES

The major annual fund-raiser for Reach-Out Morongo Basin is coming up Sunday, February 19. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the much-sought-after tickets are available now… Tickets are available now for the 13th annual Parade of Homes. This event is Reach Out Morongo Basin’s largest fundraiser of the year and features

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team traveled to Rancho Mirage last night solidified their hold on second place in the De Anza League, coming home with a 50-27 win over the Rattlers. Coach Jess Geeson said the Yucca Valley girls had a balanced attack, led by junior

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WOMAN HOSPITALIZED AFTER BEING PINNED BY CAR AT GAS PUMP

A 35-year-old woman was hospitalized Wednesday evening after she was trapped between her car and a gas pump in Twentynine Palms. According to Battalion Chief Mike Snow, Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to the AM/PM gas station in the 73400 block of 29 Palms Highway about 6 p.m. to extricate

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ART RECEPTION AT GLASS OUTHOUSE GALLERY THIS SATURDAY

The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery is holding an art reception for two artists. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery will feature the works of two artists in an art reception Saturday, February 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. Chuck Caplinger will present “Beautiful Beasts and

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Lady Wildcats traveled to take on Yucca Valley High School Tuesday evening, resulting in a 4-0 loss for the varsity team. Coach Richard Sanchez said goalkeepers sophomore Alexis Soster and junior Alex Anaya contributed 15 saves for the ’Cats. Defenders senior Maggie O’Brien and junior

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FRIENDS OF TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TO HEAR FROM CITY MANAGER FRANK LUCKINO

The public is invited to attend the Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library annual meeting scheduled for this Saturday, February 4, from 11 a.m. to noon. Twentynine Palms City Manager Frank Luckino will provide an update on the Phoenix Project and what it may mean for the library. Elections for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called deputies about 4 p.m. because her boyfriend, Derek Burns, 23, was not allowing her and her child to leave a home in the 71500 block of Juanita Drive in Twentynine

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TAX RELIEF AVAILABLE FOR RECENT STORMS AND FLOODING

If your property was damaged by the recent storms and flooding, you may be eligible for property tax relief. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how you can apply…

If your property suffered storm damage from flooding due to the recent storms, you may be eligible for property tax relief. In

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN FOUND WITH WEAPONS AND DRUGS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday, accused of carrying a concealed weapon and drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle near Sunnyvale Drive and Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms about 10:30 p.m. Inside the vehicle was Phillip Delacruz, 38. The deputy discovered a large fixed-blade

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FREE LEGAL HELP FOR MILITARY AND DOD VICTIMS OF SEXUAL OR DOMESTIC ASSAULT

Military service members and their families who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault have access to free legal advice and representation. The Victims’ Legal Counsel provides confidential advice, counseling, and referrals for crime victims, and can help victims obtain a military or civilian protective order. VLC services are

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TIME TO GET YOUR TEAMS TOGETHER FOR RELAY FOR LIFE

The new 12-hour format Relay for Life is set for April 1. Reporter Edica Gonzales said it is time to get your Relay team ready…

Relay for Life Morongo Basin is recruiting teams to take part in its annual event, set this year for Saturday, April 1, at the Yucca

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SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR PARADE OF HOMES

The 13th annual Reach Out Morongo Basin “Parade of Homes” fund-raiser is set for this February. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says now is the time for local business to take advantage of prime sponsorship opportunities…

Reach Out Morongo Basin’s “Parade of Homes” is the organization’s primary annual fundraiser. It brings in

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BURBANK MAN RESCUED AFTER FALL IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A rock climber was rescued after he fell about 30 feet in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Colin Campbell, 26, of Burbank, was climbing in the Jumbo Rocks area of the park when he fell about 30 feet to the ground about 11 a.m. Witnesses

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MAN, GUILTY OF FOUR MORONGO BASIN ARMED ROBBERIES, GETS 22 YEARS

A Victorville man convicted of robbing four businesses in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms two years ago, was sentenced Friday to 22 years in state prison. In February 2015, Ramirez Brown, 37, who has ties to the area, robbed a smoke shop on Adobe Road, a liquor store in the

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES THE CAST OF “DISNEY’S MARY POPPINS”

Theatre 29 has cast the first of four Broadway musicals of their 2017 season, “Disney’s Mary Poppins.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast list…

Desert Theatre League award-winning director Gary Daigneault will direct “Disney’s Mary Poppins” with Bill Barrett as musical director. Dani Jara will choreograph with costumes by the

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VACCINE CLINICS IN FEBRUARY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in February for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSING TWO KNIVES

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Thursday, after a business employee said the woman tried to break the store’s windows. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Dennis Tollefson, the woman, later identified as Jennifer Tomasello, 30, was at the AM/PM store located at 73434 29 Palms Highway about 2 p.m. The clerk

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TWENTYNINE PALMS STRATEGIC PLANNING TODAY

The city of Twentynine Palms will hold a public strategic planning workshop today to review last year’s goals and maybe set some new ones. Topics under discussion will include the city’s financial position, community safety, public facilities, infrastructure, economic development, energy, marketing and wastewater. Today’s meeting begins at 8 a.m.

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