SCHOOL BOARD TO HEAR PLAN FOR YUCCA VALLEY TOWN CENTER MALL PROJECT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education tonight gets an update on its new Academy of College and Career Excellence and is likely to designate December 12 as its annual reorganization meeting during which new officers will be selected. The Academy of College and Career Excellence is a pet

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MDLT WORKING TO ACQUIRE 630 ACRE “JUNIPER CANYON” PROPERTY

The Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) is working to acquire a property in south Joshua Tree on the border of the national park area; MDLT has named the property “Juniper Canyon.” Juniper Canyon features 630 acres of pristine desert lands abundant with desert tortoise and pinyon-juniper habitat near the remote

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT

In college sports, the Copper Mountain College men’s and women’s basketball teams will play a double-header tonight against Imperial Valley College. The women will play their home opener in the Bell Center gym at 5 p.m., followed by the men at 7 p.m.

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

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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…

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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

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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

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DONATE SUPPLIES FOR NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department is accepting donations of pet food, cleaning supplies, blankets and other pet-related items for donation to the Morongo Basin no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree. The shelter especially needs dry dog and cat food, all kinds of puppy and kitten food, cleaning supplies and pet

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INAUGURAL HOME BASKETBALL GAME AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TONIGHT

Copper Mountain College will host its inaugural basketball game in the Bell Center Gymnasium, in Joshua Tree tonight, November 11, at 6 p.m. against Santa Monica College. In honor of Veterans’ Day, tickets are free for tonight’s game only for veterans and active duty service members. General admission tickets are

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GALLERY 62 TO HOLD ART RECEPTION TONIGHT

Gallery 62 will hold its artist reception Saturday, November 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. for its new show, “Autumn Allure.” Featured artists this month include Heather Sprague, Ed Keesling, Susan Kearns, Elijah Grubbs, and Cheryl Kandel. Paul Morehead will show his latest landscape photographs in the Signature room. The

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ANNUAL OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR STATE HEALTH INSURANCE IS OPEN

The annual open-enrollment period for the state health-insurance marketplace is now open. With information on recent changes and how you can apply, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman…

President Trump recently scraped cost-reduction payments to insurers – a move that means most silver-level plans will go up in cost – but the

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GALLERY 62 ARTIST RECEPTION TOMORROW OPENS A NEW SHOW

Gallery 62 will hold its artist reception Saturday, November 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. for its new show, “Autumn Allure.” Featured artists this month include Heather Sprague, Ed Keesling, Susan Kearns, Elijah Grubbs, and Cheryl Kandel. Paul Morehead will show his latest landscape photographs in the Signature room. The

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COLLEGE BOARD HEARS OF CERTIFICATION FOR AUTOMOTIVE PROGRAM

The Copper Mountain College board of trustees met yesterday. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details…

During his report, College President Jeff Cummimgs presented Paul Frielt who teaches the automotive technology program with certification by the National Technician Education Foundation. Frielt in turn thanked the local automotive professionals for their help

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will be discussing bottled water at its regular monthly meeting Saturday, November 11. Nestle pays the U.S. Forest Service just a few hundred dollars per year for the right to bottle and sell 30 million gallons of water from a creek in the San Bernardino

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL THIS WEEKEND

The Copper Mountain College Women’s Fighting Cacti basketball team kicks off its first season with the Mount San Jacinto tournament starting tonight in Hemet. The women will play tonight, Saturday, and Sunday.

On Saturday, the men’s basketball team will play the very first game at home in the Bell Center

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JOSHUA TREE MAN SENTENCED TO 24 YEARS IN PRISON FOR 2015 SHOOTING

A 23-year-old Joshua Tree man who pleaded guilty last month to shooting two people in Yucca Valley in 2015 was sentenced Wednesday to more than 24 years in state prison. On April 15, 2015, Joseph Rojas, went to a home in the 55600 block of Pueblo Trail where he started

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING SATURDAY

Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association will hold its annual membership meeting and board election this Saturday, November 11, at noon; lunch will be provided. Special guest Curt Sauer, general manager of the Joshua Basin Water District, will update residents on important water issues affecting the Copper Mountain Mesa area. Sauer

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VETERAN’S ID CARD EVENT SET FOR NOVEMBER 14TH

This Saturday is set aside to honor veterans and active duty personnel. And what better way to do that than to help them secure the perks they’ve got coming. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains how… Local veterans in need of a county identification card or other veteran’s services will want to

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD TAKES UP ARTICULATION

Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet tomorrow. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in on details… The Board of Trustees’ meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. with a closed session meeting to discuss labor negotiations, they will then reconvene at 3 p.m. to open session. Following regular reports and

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SCHOOL BOARD ADVISORS TO DISCUSS DYSLEXIA TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District’s community advisory committee will hold a presentation on dyslexia Thursday, November 9. A special education program specialist will discuss the definition of dyslexia, as well as how to identify it and ways to help students with dyslexia. The presentation starts at noon at Joshua Tree

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