An opening reception for a new exhibit is set for 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 5, at the Glass Outhouse art gallery, east of Twentynine Palms. “The Cure for the Quarantine” exhibit was organized by a group of Morongo Basin female artists who have been meeting monthly for about eight years. The exhibit will feature the works of Esther Shaw, Suzanne Ross, Haroko Momii, Sharon Morgan-Jenkins, Bonnie Brady, Noreen Lawlor, and Alain Levinsohn. The art will be on display through December 27. The Glass Outhouse, located on Highway 62 about five miles east of Twentynine Palms, is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Masks and social distancing are required.
Aviators say any plane landing you can walk away from is a good landing. In that case, six people had a very good landing when the small plane they were flying in crashed in Wonder Valley Saturday afternoon. A 1978 Cessna registered to a business in Salt Lake City, Utah, experienced engine problems about noon and crashed about a quarter mile west of the Twentynine Palms airport. Photos of the plane show it resting upside down in the desert. The pilot and five passengers were out of the plane and walking around when first responders arrived. The crash is under investigation.
Staying healthy amidst a global pandemic is crucial and regular testing is part of that vigilance, so the Morongo Basin Healthcare District has stepped up to provide easy testing and flu shots to residents. Reporter Heather Clisby has details…
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, or even if you don’t, residents should consider getting tested for the virus. Starting Tuesday, November 17, the Morongo Basin Healthcare District will provide free COVID-19 testing and flu vaccines at various community centers in the Basin for the remainder of 2020.
Though the services are open to all, those with health insurance are asked to bring their information so that insurance can be billed.
Drive-thru testing will be offered at the following locations from 9 am until 11 am:
- Morongo Basin Community Health Center, 58375 29 Palms Hwy in Yucca Valley, on Tuesdays in November and December and on Saturday, December 12.
- Morongo Basin Community Health Center, 6380 Split Rock Ave in Twentynine Palms, on Thursday, November 19, December 3, 10, and 17, and Monday, December 21.
- Morongo Valley Community Center, 11165 Vale Drive, on Monday, November 16 and Wednesday, December 2.
- Center for Healthy Generations, 57121 Sunnyslope Drive in Yucca Valley, on Wednesday November 18, and Monday December 7.
- Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown, on Wednesday, December 16.
- Sportsman Lodge, 6225 Sunburst Street in Joshua Tree, on Monday, November 23, and Wednesday, December 9.
- Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526-1/2 Amboy Rd in Twentynine Palms, on Monday, November 30, and Monday, December 14.
Visit the MBHDistrict.org to view the list of test dates and locations.
The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin at four locations Tuesday. Ernest Figueroa has the times and places…
The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Tuesday. The locations and times are:
Copper Mountain Mesa, 65336 Winters Road, in Joshua Tree, 9 to 11 a.m.;
29 Palms Community Pantry, 6450 Stardune Avenue, 10 to noon;
Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road, 10 to 11; and at the
Spirit and Truth Worship Center, 4751 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, from 5 to 7 p.m.
For more information, call 909-723-1580.
A distribution of free food will be held tomorrow and the first and third Tuesdays of every month, until further notice, at the new Joshua Tree Elementary School, 4950 Sunburst Avenue, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an unusual theft in Wonder Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of a property in the 5800 block of Bristol Avenue called about 6 p.m. Monday to report that someone had stolen the water tank on her property; she valued the tank at $1200. The resident had not been on the property for about three months, and a neighbor told her that sometime between Thursday and Monday the water tank had been stolen. Anyone with information should call the Sheriff’s Department at 760-366-4175.