FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will distribute free surplus food Friday, April 13, at the Way Station on Commercial Street in Joshua Tree, from 10 to noon.

MILITARY VS. LAW ENFORCEMENT TUG-O-WAR IN JOSHUA TREE SUNDAY

What do you get when you cross a bunch of U.S. Marines with the Los Angeles Police Department, and Sheriff deputies from L.A. and San Bernardino for a competition that’s all guts and no guns? You get one heck of a tug-of-war. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…

The Desert Refuge for

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in a regular meeting tomorrow. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details…

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will begin their regular monthly meeting in closed session at 2 p.m. Thursday, at which time trustees will discuss employee discipline/dismissal, and potential

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BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Thursday, April 12, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. All blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors

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RATTLESNAKE AVOIDANCE CLASSES FOR DOGS OFFERED

Rattlesnakes are a fact of life in the desert, and dogs usually come out on the losing end when the two animals meet. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Morongo Basin Humane Society is offering rattlesnake aversion training for dogs later this month…

The Morongo Basin Humane Society is once

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING TO KILL HIS NEIGHBOR

A Joshua Tree man who allegedly threatened to kill a neighbor was arrested Sunday. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 61700 block of Division Street in Joshua Tree about 7:45 p.m. The victim told deputies that his neighbor, Jarrett Tagger, 29, had threatened to kill him

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MORONGO BASIN MAC IN AN “ELECTRIFYING” MEETING LAST NIGHT

Morongo Basin MAC gatherings aren’t generally described as pulsating. By at least one definition, however, last night’s meeting may have broken the mold. Reporter David Haldane was there and explains… You could call it an electrifying meeting. If you did, however, you’d be describing its subject rather than the level

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JOSHUA CLEAN TEAM OUT AND ABOUT TOMORROW MORNING

The hometown heroes of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will hold their next community cleanup tomorrow morning (Wednesday, April 11) from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The hard-working volunteers invite you to join them when they will meet at Hwy 62 and Sunset. They will supply gloves, safety vests, grabbers

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO HEAR EDISON TIME-OF-USE RATES PRESENTATION

Southern California Edison is exploring ways to help its customers keep energy costs down. Tonight, the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council gets a whiff of what’s in store. Reporter David Haldane explains… In the mood to watch TV? If you’re disciplined enough to put it off until the weekend, it

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EXPERIMENTAL ART EXHIBITION OPENS TOMORROW AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The Visual Arts Program and Cultural Education Committee of Copper Mountain College announce their annual experimental art exhibition on the college campus. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details on this creative confluence… The outdoor artworks of eight artists of note will be featured during the months of April and May.

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET FRIDAY; RSVP TODAY

At the California Retired Teachers Association March 9 meeting, they celebrated their 42nd anniversary and reported 17,662 hours of volunteer service this past year. The next meeting is Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. in the Helen Grey Center, 6601 White Feather Road, on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree.

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PROPERTY TAXES DUE TUESDAY

Have you made your property tax payment yet? Managing editor Tami Roleff says time’s running out…

Tuesday, April 10, is the last day to pay the second installment of property taxes to avoid a penalty. You can pay your property tax in any of several ways: In person, by mail,

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HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP MONDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, April 9. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be from 9:30 to 3:30 at the Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway Road in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

PREPARE FOR END OF LIFE CARE WITH AN ADVANCE DIRECTIVE

More than 90 percent of people think it’s important to have conversations about end-of-life care with their loved ones, yet fewer than 30 percent have done so. Reporter Rebecca Havely offers some tips on how to get started…

Planning for accidents or a sudden illness may feel awkward, but conversations

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LEARN TO GARDEN WITH LESS WATER USING WICKING BEDS

Transition Joshua Tree will host a workshop Sunday on how to create and use wicking beds for gardening. With his gloves and trowel, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman… Wicking beds use much less water than standard watering systems, making them perfect for desert gardening. A water reservoir below the surface of

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

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a fish and chips dinner tonight (Friday) from 4 to 6 p.m. Two pieces of fish are $7; three pieces are $8. Sunday’s breakfast is chicken-fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11

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FREE HOME ENERGY EDUCATION WORKSHOP MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, April 9. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway Road in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

NEW EXHIBITION OPENS FRIDAY AT GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

A new exhibition is on display at Gallery 62 in downtown Joshua Tree. The group show, entitled “Face Off,” features paintings, assemblage, and ceramics by Suzanne Ross and Marjorie Franklin, as well as art by other local artists. The show opens April 6 and runs through April 29, with an

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DEVELOPERS, OTHERS INVITED TO WORKSHOP ON HOUSING FOR HOMELESS VETS

California has the largest population of military veterans, and also the largest population of homeless veterans. In 2014, California allocated $600 million to fund the development of multi-family housing for homeless veterans and vets at risk of homelessness. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the state is offering a workshop Thursday

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ANNOUNCES WINNER OF GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP

Reuben Schmit

Copper Mountain College Foundation has chosen Reuben Schmit of Morongo Valley as the 2018 Greenleaf Scholarship winner. Schmit, who attends Yucca Valley High School, was chosen out of a highly competitive field. The scholarship will pay tuition, books and fees plus living expenses while Schmit attends Copper Mountain

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