THREE-CHAMBER MIXER WEDNESDAY AT JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY CENTER

Theatre 29 will join with the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce to unveil their highly anticipated 2018 performance season. Theatre 29 will be giving away a pair of season tickets to a lucky attendee. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… The six productions of Theatre 29’s 2018 season

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HI-DESERT TEST KITCHEN SAMPLES MESQUITE PEAS

The desert has always appealed to explorers of all kinds. In this report, Mike Lipsitz says this is high adventure everyone can enjoy…

The High Desert Test Kitchen, now in its second season, is an informal monthly dinner gathering organized by artist Sarah Witt. Each month explores a different native

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE TO HOLD QUARTERLY MEETING SUNDAY

If you are interested in addressing some of today’s economic, social, and environmental challenges, reporter Mike Lipsitz says Transition Joshua Tree may be for you…

Transition Joshua Tree holds its quarterly meeting and potluck on Sunday, September 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Coffee House on

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VFW TO HOLD 5TH ANNUAL POKER RUN

Get that motorcycle charged up and gassed, air in the tires and polish the chrome. The Joshua Tree VFW will be holding a fund-raising motorcycle poker run. Reporter Rebecca Havely gets her kickstand up…

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will hold its fifth annual Poker Run

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM RECEIVES ACCREDITATION

Copper Mountain College’s automotive technology program has received accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. To achieve this recognition, the college’s automotive training program underwent rigorous evaluation by the foundation and had to meet standards in areas such as instruction, facilities, and equipment. The CMC automotive technology program provides

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE GETTING BLEACHERS AND FIRE INSTRUCTORS

Almost a quarter of the way into the fall semester, The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees had a full day yesterday. Reporter Eric Knabe was at the meeting and fills us in…

The college board toured the Student Success Center. The much-needed space is coming along well. During the

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MISS YUCCA VALLEY PAGEANT CONTESTANTS MEET MONDAY

Attention high school junior girls in Yucca Valley as well the unincorporated areas of Morongo Valley, Yucca Mesa, Landers, and Joshua Tree. The Miss Yucca Valley scholarship orientation is this Monday at 6 p.m. at Joshua Springs school in room f-5. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Applications are

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THREE SMALL EARTHQUAKES RATTLE JOSHUA TREE AND EL CENTRO YESTERDAY

Three small earthquakes occurred in our region Wednesday afternoon, with the U.S. Geological Survey recording 3.3 in Joshua Tree and a 3.5 and a 2.6 in the Imperial Valley. The first, a 3.3 magnitude trembler in Joshua Tree, occurred at 2:59 p.m. at a depth of 2.4 miles, and two

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CHP OFFERS SPANISH LANGUAGE DRIVING SAFETY CLASS TOMORROW

Learning to drive safely is for everyone, even for those whose first language is Spanish. Reporter Eric Knabe says the CHP has a class that could help… The Morongo Basin Area CHP will be hosting a Spanish language traffic safety class on September 15 at 6 p.m. at the Morongo

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD FACES A BUSY AGENDA TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will have a busy day tomorrow. The board will meet at 1 p.m. for an accreditation workshop. At 2 p.m., it will tour the Student Success Center, after which it will go into closed session to confer with labor negotiators and discuss employee

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BHAKTI FEST SAYS IT IS ALL ABOUT LOVE, BRINGS 3,000 TO JOSHUA TREE

Anyone who’s driven along Highway 62 west of downtown Joshua Tree in the past week has probably noticed the commotion. Reporter David Haldane tells us what it’s about… They say it’s a vibration. It starts in the cosmos, winds its way to earth and somehow – through music or dance

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MBA PARAMEDIC SUSPECTED OF USING FENTANYL

A paramedic was terminated Monday after he tested positive on a drug test for Fentanyl. Two weeks ago, the operations supervisor of Morongo Basin Ambulance in Joshua Tree realized that sometime between August 11 and August 26, 39 vials of Fentanyl had been used, an unusually high number for such

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SCHOOL DISTRICT LOOKS AT TENTATIVE CONTRACT AGREEMENT WITH TEACHERS

It looks like last year’s bitter and protracted contract negotiations between the school district and its teachers may not be repeated. At least not this time around. Reporter David Haldane explains… In an apparent effort to avoid the mistakes of the past, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The neighborhood heroes of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out tomorrow, volunteering to keep our desert clean. You are invited to join the team at the next regularly scheduled pickup for the Joshua Tree Clean Team Wednesday, September 13, meeting at the corner of Highway 62 and El

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS OF THE DANGERS OF DUST

Council member Pat Flanagan made her presentation at the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting last night. Reporter Eric Knabe Has the details… Last night’s half-hour long presentation on the dust problem in the Morongo Basin was well researched and sourced. From lack of air monitors in our area, to

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISCUSSES WATER RATES IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The topic of water rates will bring together Joshua Basin Water District’s board and citizen advisors in a special joint meeting to be held this evening. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… A special joint meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors and the agency’s Citizen Advisory Committee

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW AFTERNOON

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 pm, at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi Desert Medical

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO HEAR A PROBLEM WITHOUT A CURE TONIGHT

If you’ve been coughing and spending more time dusting off furniture lately, there may be a reason. Reporter David Haldane explains… Solar power equals dust. That’s the equation postulated in a presentation that member Pat Flanagan will make to the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council tonight. While windy dusty days

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GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE HOLDS RECEPTION TONIGHT

Gallery 62 will hold its artists reception tonight for its new show, “Desert Spirits.” Featured artists this month include Chuck Caplinger, Sherri Sullivan, John Greenfield, Ilona Mercier, and signature artist, Janis Commentz. The open reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. The show runs through September 24. The

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CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

Ways to recognize and prevent child abuse will be explored at Lifetree Café tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… Lifetree Café’s free program, “A Safe Place: Confronting Child Abuse in Your Corner of the World,” offers tips for recognizing signs of child abuse and ways to prevent

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