FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free distribution of federal food from 10 to noon Friday, May 13. The distribution will be held at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street in downtown Joshua Tree.

LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting Saturday, May 14, in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Club members will discuss endorsing candidates for Assembly District 42 and Congressional District 8, as well as the club’s participation in the Yucca Valley

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet tomorrow in a special and regular session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a look at the college board’s Agenda… A busy day awaits the Copper Mountain College Trustees tomorrow. At 1:30 p.m. they meet in special session to review the board’s self-evaluation procedure. Then

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MORONGO BASIN MAC GETS PREVIEW OF APPEALS ON TWO JOSHUA TREE DEVELOPMENTS

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council met last night. Reporter David Haldane said they got a preview of upcoming appeals to be filed against the recent approval of two controversial Joshua Tree developments… The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is about to get an earful, judging from the tone

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, will meet tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Education Center in Joshua Tree. The group is facilitated

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK PRESERVATION SUBJECT OF LECTURE TOMORROW

A unique look at how resources and history is preserved in Joshua Tree National Park is being offered in a lecture tomorrow in Yucca Valley. Reporter David Knutson has details… Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society for the presentation of “Historic Preservation at Joshua Tree National Park” by the Chief

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CLASS ON EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

If you’ve ever wondered how Joshua Trees got here, where they might be in 10,000 years, or what makes them look the way they do, wonder no more. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us where to learn the answers… Joshua Tree 101 is a short two-hour, information-packed class about this

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO HEAR APPEALS OF APPROVAL OF 2 JOSHUA TREE PROJECTS

The Morongo Basin Mac, a group that advises the County on local affairs, will meet tonight. Reporter David Haldane says they will hear appeals on recent county approval of two Joshua Tree projects… The jury may still be out on the fates of two controversial Joshua Tree construction projects recently

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF BITING, CHOKING GIRLFRIEND

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday evening, accused of biting and choking his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called just before 6 p.m. Thursday to report that her boyfriend, Christopher Kimmel, 34, had hit her in the face, bit her, and choked her to the point

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TAKE A HIKE WITH JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK’S SUPERINTENDENT TOMORROW

The hike up Quail Mountain with Joshua Tree National Park superintendent David Smith, originally set for Saturday, April 30, has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 7. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the hike is part of the National Park Service’s centennial celebration… The National Park Service turns 100 years old

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JOSHUA TREE ROTARY “BIKE 4 SHOES” PROVIDING SHOES FOR KIDS IN NEED

The Joshua Tree Rotary club is holding its 16th annual Bike 4 Shoes bike ride May 14. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the event has changed things up a bit… During this year’s annual Bike 4 Shoes bike ride, set for Saturday, May 14, riders will have the option of

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JOSHUA TREE RECREATION OFFERS BASEBALL AND T-BALL PROGRAM

Registration is now open for the Joshua Tree Rec and Park department’s summer baseball/T-ball program. The program is open to children ages 4 to 14; the cost is $61 per player. The eight-week session begins the week of June 13, and all games and practices will be held at Sunburst

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, May 13, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will enjoy a presentation by their own Michelle Stoops, who will speak about the founding and history of Hi-Desert Division 62. Lunch will be provided at

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS, TEACHERS DAY, TEACHERS SOUGHT, AND MEALS MAY GO UP

The Morongo Unified School Board meets in regular session. Reporter David Haldane says a day to honor teachers, a call for more teachers, and an increase in the price of meals are all on the agenda… Teachers in the Morongo Unified School District may soon have a day set aside

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RATTLESNAKE AVERSION TRAINING FOR DOGS OFFERED

The Morongo Basin Humane Society is sponsoring rattlesnake aversion training on Saturday, May 7. The training will be done by experienced dog trainers and naturalists from Natural Solutions Wildlife Enterprises. Each dog is trained individually to avoid rattlesnakes that are native to our desert region. The cost is $75 per

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SAVING PAPER KEEPS THE NATIONAL PARK GREEN

Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp has a great tip for visitors to help keep the park green… Nowadays, we use electronic devices for everything; Shopping, social media, games, and communications. But these devices can also help protect the environment. Here at Joshua Tree NP, there are many areas

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RECORD ATTENDANCE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

More than 327,000 people visited Joshua Tree National Park in March, setting an all-time attendance record. In March 2015, 256,000 people visited the park. Park officials said visitor centers, campgrounds, and hiking trails were extremely busy as park visitors enjoyed the weather and a much better wildflower bloom than in

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CHILD LEFT AT A JOSHUA TREE SERVICE STATION, MOTHER ARRESTED, FATHER SOUGHT

A Joshua Tree mother and father were arrested after they allegedly left their young child alone at a gas station for hours Tuesday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, a 4-year-old girl was with at least three other adults and several other young children at the Valero gas station in

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DELAYS NEXTERA VOTE IN SPITE OF DIRE PREDICTIONS

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors has been dragging its heels for a year on approving a will-serve letter to provide water to the NextEra Solar Project at the site of the former airport in Joshua Tree. NextEra threatened last month that it would dig its own high-capacity

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JOSHUA TREE CHAMBER PLANS MIXER FRIDAY

The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce is holding a mixer Friday, April 29, and the public is invited. The get-acquainted mixer will have a cash bar, free food, door prizes and community connections from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, April 29, at the Chamber’s office, 6448 Hallee Road in Joshua

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