SHEPARD MIX FOUND IN JOHNSON VALLEY

SHEPARD MIX FOUND IN JOHNSON VALLEY

Male, black & rusty tan

Found near: Last Mile Rd & Hwy 247 in Johnson Valley

Call: 760-861-1362

GERMAN SHEPARD FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

GERMAN SHEPARD FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY

Male with light blue collar

Found near: Paradise Valley near park in Yucca Valley

Call: Robyn 760-974-2711

CHIHUAHUA MIX LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

CHIHUAHUA MIX LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Male, 10 lbs Chihuahua mix, beige with white on face and chest, skiddish.

Wearing collar with red tag bone shaped

Lost near: Sage & Free Gold in Yucca Valley

Call: Cindy 760-660-0652

AUSTRALIAN SHEPARD FOUND IN LANDERS

AUSTRALIAN SHEPARD FOUND IN LANDERS

Female, red and white fur, no collar, appears older

Found near: Reche and 247 in Landers

Call: Junelee 760-364-1921

SHEPARD MIX LOST IN JOHNSON VALLEY

SHEPARD MIX LOST IN JOHNSON VALLEY

Male, possibly a Geman Sheperd Mix

Black and Rust colored

Lost near: Last Mile and Hwy 247 in Johnson Valley

Call: Diane 760-861-1362

YORKIE LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

YORKIE LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Male, tan

Lost near: Navajo Tr. & Jemez

City: Yucca Valley

Name: Glenn Lawson

Phone Number: 760-365-6576

MORONGO BASIN MAC TAKES UP TRAFFIC FLOW AND TRANSPORTATION TONIGHT

Transportation is on the agenda at tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. Reporter David Haldane has the story…
Want to have a say in improving traffic flow throughout the high desert? Tonight may be your chance as the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meets to hear a presentation on the so-called Morongo Basin Active Transportation Plan.
Funded by a $200,000 grant from the Southern California Association of Governments, the plan calls for analyzing transit, bicycle and pedestrian needs to create, in the words of county Supervisor James Ramos, “a complete network of sidewalks, bike lanes and intersections…that will allow residents and visitors to safely and efficiently get to school, work, shopping centers and recreation sites without having to get into a motor vehicle.”
Tonight’s presentation will be made by Min Zhou, a principal with the KOA Corporation, a transportation planning and engineering firm retained to create the plan. The meeting gets underway 6:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Avenue.

WASTE NOT MORONGO BASIN FORMING TO REDUCE LOCAL FOOD WASTE

A new organization, Waste Not Morongo Basin, has been established to reduce organic food waste and facilitating the rescue of safe and wholesome food for local food pantries and feeding assistance programs. Waste Not will be holding a meeting at the Sizzler Restaurant in Yucca Valley at 6:00 p.m. this Wednesday, November 15. Restaurant owners and managers are urged to attend to learn how they can reduce their organic waste and comply with AB 1826, while helping food-insecure people in the Basin. Churches and other non-profit feeding assistance groups will be able to discuss their needs. Government leaders involved in efforts to reduce organic waste in their communities, health care professionals who can assist in identifying those in need, and businesses and institutions who have wholesome surplus foods to donate should make plans to attend. Speakers will cover topics including waste reduction, kitchen technologies, community involvement, SB County Health Department assistance, and health and medical professional assistance.  For more information email WastenotMB@gmail.com

COUNTY SUPERVISORS EXPECTED TO MAKE LOCAL APPOINTMENTS TOMORROW

In what must be any politician’s dream come true, county supervisors are expected to appoint three candidates to three open seats on the Twentynine Palms Water District board. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on that and other expected actions at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino…
Because only three candidates filed for three seats at the Twentynine Palms Water District, county supervisors are expected to appoint incumbents Robert Coghill, and “Suzi” Horn, and newcomer Randy Leazer to four-year terms on the water district’s governing board. The appointments are in lieu of what was expected to be an August 29 mail ballot election. Also tomorrow, supervisors are expected to appoint Ellen Jackman to fill an open board seat on the Morongo Basin Transit Authority. Jackman is an attorney for the Marine Corps and lives in Joshua Tree where she is president of the Monument Manor Neighborhood Association. And finally, supervisors will declare as open the Pioneertown seat on the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. That seat has been held by Michelle Myers since March 2015. Tomorrow’s meeting streams online and to the first-floor teleconferencing room in the County Government Center on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree where public comment may be made via live video link.

KUDOS FOR THE MORONGO BASIN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

The Morongo Basin Community Health Center recently received national recognition for four programs it offers. The Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, identified the Take a Hike Program, Community Resource Directory, LIFT transportation services, and Coalition Formation as four programs that will be presented to the HRSA for potential duplication at clinics throughout the United States. The Community Health Center was also awarded continued funding to improve the quality of care at the center.

  • Take A Hike Program: As part of a National Parks initiative to expand community use of local national parks, the healthcare District partnered with the Joshua Tree National Park to create the “Take A Hike” program. Medical providers throughout the Morongo Basin can write a prescription for patients to “Take A Hike” in the Joshua Tree National Park. The prescription is valid for 90-days and provides free entry to the park to encourage physical exercise and improved health.
  • Community Resource Directory: A directory of community partners is managed by CHC staff for resources such as transportation, food access, educational opportunities, health and wellness activities. The concise, four-page document is distributed to patients who use CHC services.
  • LIFT Transportation Services: The free LIFT Transportation program is operated by the healthcare District to provide improved access to medical and preventive care for Morongo Basin residents.
  • Coalition Formation: This practice focuses on creating partnerships within the local community to avoid duplicating resources and identifying collaboration opportunities. The practice includes conducting “listening tours” to interview potential partners and identify strengths and weaknesses in services, and creating work groups to target specific community health needs.

THEATRE 29 REORGANIZING, LOOKING FOR BOARD CANDIDATES

Theatre 29 is soliciting nominations for volunteers who would like to serve on its board of directors. With more information, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely…
Early next month the all-volunteer board of directors will be reorganized at Theatre 29. Anyone who is interested in serving a 2-year term on the non-profit, all-volunteer board may send a letter of intent to: Gary Daigneault, President, Theatre 29 Board of Directors, 6448 Hallee Road #5, Joshua Tree, CA 92252. The letter deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, December 8. For more information, contact Daigneault at 760-366-8471.

LOW-COST PET SPAYING, VACCINES, AND MICROCHIPS OFFERED LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in November 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 with your lost pet. Clinics will be held in Joshua Tree, west of the dinosaurs on Highway 62, on November 15, 16, 17, 22, 27, and 29, and in Wardman Park in Desert Hot Springs on November 20. All clinics are held from 10 to 2 and are cash only. Visit animalactionleague.us for more information. To make an appointment for spaying or neutering, call 760-366-1100.

MBTA CAN-A-RIDE THIS THURSDAY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will hold its annual Can-A-Ride food drive this Thursday, November 16. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in…
Donating a can of food or other non-perishable food item will allow you a free ride with MBTA (excluding the Palm Springs Routes). The food they receive will be donated to the local food pantry for distribution to the local agencies of Morongo Basin. If you don’t ride the bus, but wish to contribute to their food drive, you may drop off the food at the MBTA office at 62405 Verbena Road in Joshua Tree November 7-16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION BASKETBALL CLINIC THIS SATURDAY

The City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department is co-hosting a Wildcat basketball clinic fundraiser Saturday, November 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Twentynine Palms Junior High School Gymnasium. Participants in second through eighth grades are eligible to register. The $30 registration fee includes skills instruction in dribbling, shooting, passing, offensive and defensive operations. Register online at 29palms.org or at the recreation office through Friday, November 17. For more information, call DJ Garrett at 760-989-1791.

DESERT CHAMPION, DONNA CHARPIED OF EAGLE MOUNTAIN, HAS PASSED AWAY

One of the true champions of the desert has passed away. Z107.7 News was informed of the death of Donna Charpied, 61, who, along with her husband Larry, fought for decades to keep the area around Eagle Mountain free of mega-dumps, commercial solar farms, hydroelectric projects and other threats to the region just adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park. In 2005, the Charpieds were honored with the prestigious Minerva Hoyt Award, established to recognize individuals or organizations whose efforts led to a significant and lasting contribution on behalf of California deserts, as well as many honors and accolades for their selfless efforts to protect the desert environment.