BLOOD DRIVES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY, YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct two community blood drives Tuesday and tomorrow. The first blood drive, set for 2 to 6 p.m. today, will be at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms. Tomorrow’s blood drive is from 9 to 1 at Hi-Desert Water District in Yucca Valley.

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SKY’S THE LIMIT OFFERING ASTRONOMY CLASSES

Our Morongo Basin is blessed with some of the darkest night skies, and best views of space found anywhere on the continent. For anyone who wants to know more about the objects we see up there, Sky’s The Limit Observatory offers a hands-on learning opportunity. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says this

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District will hold its regular meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 30. Among the items on the agenda, the board will discuss landscaping options. The cemetery has an antiquated irrigation system, a limited budget, and the landscaping has experienced damage from roots and water conservation. The public

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FIRE DESTROYS HOME IN NORTH JOSHUA TREE EARLY MONDAY MORNING

A home in North Joshua Tree is a total loss following an early morning fire Sunday. Firefighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Twentynine Palms were called to the fire in the 64800 block of Broadway at 4:15 a.m. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said the two-story

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MEMORIAL DAY CLOSURES

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, post offices, and Copper Mountain College will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 29, in observance of

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MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES PLANNED IN AREA COMMUNITIES

Three Memorial Day ceremonies will be held locally Monday, May 30. The Twentynine Palms cemetery, at 5350 Encelia Avenue, will hold its annual ceremony in the rose garden, starting at 9 a.m. Major General William Mullen of the Twentynine Palms Marine-Air Ground Combat Center will be the guest speaker. Wreaths

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FREE MEAL FOR MILITARY AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO

Military service members are invited to enjoy a free cheeseburger and fries at the Oasis Grill at Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms on Memorial Day, May 27. The free meal is offered from noon to 6 p.m. to honor those who have served in the military. For more discounts,

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BLOOD DRIVE TUESDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, May 30, 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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DEPUTIES ASK FOR PUBLIC’S HELP IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE

Deputies are asking for the public’s help concerning a structure fire in Twentynine Palms that is being investigated by the County Fire Department’s arson investigators. On Wednesday, May 24, the Sheriff’s Department received numerous phone calls shortly after 8:24 p.m. about a fire in the 6400 block of Yucca Avenue.

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BLM DECLARES ELEVATED FIRE RISK

The California Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management has declared a level of Stage 3 fire restrictions for the area ranging from Ridgecrest, CA to the border of Mexico. Fine fuels, which are at the driest level in recorded history, combined with hot, windy conditions, have created an

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CURES FOR HEALTHCARE EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

The subject to be explored at Lifetree Café is curing the healthcare. With more here’s reporter Eric Knabe…

Practical solutions for fixing the healthcare system will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, May 28 at 4 P.M. he free program, titled “Curing Healthcare: Practical Help for an Ailing Nation,”

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GALAXIES AND GLOBULAR CLUSTERS AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, May 27. The event begins at 8:30 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights of the night sky include Jupiter, the Big

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MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES PLANNED IN AREA COMMUNITIES

Three Memorial Day ceremonies will be held locally Monday, May 30. The Twentynine Palms cemetery, at 5350 Encelia Avenue, will hold its annual ceremony in the rose garden, starting at 9 a.m. Major General William Mullen of the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will be the guest speaker.

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MARINES, DEPUTIES LOCATE ARIZONA WOMAN MISSING FOR A DAY IN DESERT

Marines and Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies helped rescue an Arizona woman Wednesday who had been missing in the desert for at least a day. According to a Sheriff’s report, Johnnie Savage, 57, left her home in Chloride about 1:30 p.m. Monday, to go rock hunting near Ludlow. When she did

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FLAGPOLE REDEDICATION IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will hold a ceremony Saturday, May 27, to rededicate the veterans’ marker and flag pole in downtown Joshua Tree. The marker and flag pole are at the corner of Highway 62 and Park Boulevard. Representatives from the Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, the

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PRETENDERS TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

The free Live at the Rock concert series runs every Friday night through October on the outdoor stage at Tortoise Rock Casino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says get ready to rock tonight; it’s going to be the “Talk of the Town”…

Ever get the feeling that you’re … back in the

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MEMORIAL DAY CLOSURES

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, post offices, and Copper Mountain College will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 29, in observance of

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VACANT HOUSE BURNS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS…AGAIN

A vacant house caught fire in Twentynine Palms Wednesday night. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Bobby Cox, the house in the 6400 block of Yucca Avenue had burned before and was uninhabitable, and all utilities had been turned off. Firefighters from Twentynine Palms, Wonder Valley, Yucca Valley, and the

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SIGN UP FOR THE THEATRE 29 SUMMER YOUTH THEATER PROGRAM

Applications are now available for the Theatre 29 summer youth theater program. The program will run Monday through Friday from June 26 through July 27. Juniors (ages 7 to 11) meet from 10:00 a.m. to noon, and seniors (ages 12 to 17) meet from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Generous grants

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL NAMED A NATIONAL BEST HIGH SCHOOL

For the third year in a row, Twentynine Palms High School received a bronze recognition by US News and World Report for best high schools in America, narrowly missing the silver distinction by 1.8 points. Principal Justin Monical said, “TPHS anticipates the silver distinction in 2018 as the data used

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