SCHOOL BOARD LOOKS AT FUTURE PLANS AND SOME SENSITIVE POLICY TONIGHT

Morongo Basin school officials will make future plans and talk about more delicate subjects at tonight’s school board meeting. Reporter David Haldane explains… Strategy and controversy. Those are two major items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Specifically, the board will

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The hard-working volunteers of the legendary Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out tomorrow morning, Wednesday May 24. The team will meet on a beautiful, cool desert morning at Hwy 62 and Sunny Vista (north side), they will work from 8am – 9am and invite you to join them. The

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TO AWARD 227 DEGREES

This spring, Copper Mountain College will award 227 degrees. The 2017 graducating class for vocational and registered nursing programs will be honored during a pinning ceremony followed by commecement. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Copper Mountain College will recognize this year’s vocational and registered nursing program graduates during the time-honored

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STRIPING OF DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE STARTS THIS WEEK

Caltrans began striping Highway 62 in downtown Joshua Tree this morning. The striping project, which will provide striped islands, diagonal parking areas, and bicycle lanes, will take place 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, May 22, through Thursday, May 25. Traffic control will be in place. Motorists are advised to

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EXPERIMENTAL ART AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Most of the year, great learning takes place behind classroom doors at Copper Mountain College. But during May, students and non-students alike are invited to expand their minds outside the classrooms. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… During May, 10 artists of note will show their outdoor artworks on the

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VETERANS’ FLAGPOLE, MARKER REDEDICATION CEREMONY 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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ADD ICE TO YOUR CELL PHONE

Adding an In Case of Emergency, or ICE, contact to your cell phone can help emergency personnel contact your friends or loved ones if you are badly injured in an accident and can’t speak for yourself. Reporter Edica Gonzalez explains this simple idea… Your emergency contact person should be someone

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START SMART CLASSES FOR NEW DRIVER

The CHP Morongo Basin is hosting a Start Smart driving awareness class for newly licensed drivers. Reporter Eric Knabe has the class details… Start Smart is designed to provide teens and their parents with an interactive, safe driving awareness class. This class is 1 ½ to 2 hours long and

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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST DOG ATTACKS

Walking in the desert can be a relaxing way to exercise but encountering aggressive dogs can be terrifying and dangerous. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips about how to protect yourself if you are threatened by loose dogs… Dog attacks can be vicious and bloody. Reduce your risk of

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS CARNIVAL

Discount tickets for the Grubstake Days carnival are now available. Discount tickets are 10 for $6 until May 25. Tickets may be purchased at the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, Yucca Valley Boys and Girls Club, and in front of Vons in Yucca Valley from 9 to 1 Saturday, May

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FREE MEAL FOR MILITARY ON MEMORIAL DAY AT TORTOISE ROCK

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.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE SHOW AT BOXO HOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE

An artist who was in residence at BoxoHouse four years ago will show an exhibition of her work that sprang from her residency. Heather L. Johnson rode her motorcycle from New Jersey to Joshua Tree in 2013 and collected texts, artifacts, and other memorabilia from the places she visited. Then

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TWO CAMPFIRE TALKS TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Park rangers from Joshua Tree National Park will hold two evening campfire talks in the park tonight. A talk on tortoise tales will be held at Jumbo Rocks campground amphitheater, while at the Cottonwood campground amphitheater the topic will be on water in the desert. Both talks are at 8

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MAY MEETING TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE

If you enjoy eating, learning about good food, and meeting new people—and who doesn’t—the Transition Joshua Tree local food program offers a free, educational event every month. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says Sunday’s program will feature the foods of Thailand… Transition Joshua Tree holds its community dinner and produce giveaway on

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FISH AND CHIPS AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT, PANCAKES SUNDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up Cindy’s pancakes for breakfast Sunday from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

NEW BOARD MEMBER NAMED TO JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT

A new director has been selected to serve Joshua Basin Water District. It happened last night and Z107.7 News Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there … At last night’s special meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, directors unanimously choose Tom Floen from among five candidates to fill the board seat

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THREE CAMPFIRE TALKS THIS WEEKEND IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Park rangers from Joshua Tree National Park will hold three evening campfire talks in the park this weekend. Friday, May 19, stories from Keys’ Ranch is the focus of a talk at the Jumbo Rocks campground amphitheater. On Saturday, May 20, a talk on tortoise tales will be held at

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FISH AND CHIPS AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT, PANCAKES SUNDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up Debbie’s fish and chips dinner tonight, (Friday, May 19) from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday’s breakfast will feature Cindy’s pancakes from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District board of directors will hold a special meeting at 6:30 tonight. Two items of business are on the agenda, first is a resolution in support of the Association of California Water Agencies policy on Bay-Delta Flow Requirements. That items will be followed by interviews of

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FINAL BLACK ROCK SYMPOSIUM ON PARK PARTNERSHIPS TOMORROW

The popular Black Rock Symposium will continue on Friday, May 19, with a panel that will discuss partnerships between national parks and other organizations. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more… The fifth and final event in the popular Black Rock symposium will feature a panel that will discuss “Joshua Tree

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