JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CLIMBING AREA CLOSED

A pair of nesting red-tailed hawks has temporarily closed some climbing routes in Joshua Tree National Park. Park Superintendent David Smith announced that all public entry and activities in the area described as Morongo Man Cliffs—about one-half mile northwest of the Split Rock parking lot—are prohibited during the hawks’ nesting

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CAMPGROUND RULES AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park Ranger George Land reminds campers of some visitation rules…

As visitation to Joshua Tree National Park increases, many people are making the trip to come in and enjoy the park, including those who wish to camp. The park has eight campgrounds and a total of 494

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SPRING FORWARD THIS WEEKEND AND CHANGE YOUR SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES

The days are getting longer and that means it’s time to change our clocks again. Kirby Davis says to move your clocks one hour ahead before you go to bed Saturday night…

March 12 is the start of Daylight Saving Time and it’s time to “spring forward” one hour, which

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GALLERY 62 RECEPTION TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

Gallery 62 will hold an opening reception for its current show, Fantastic Fiber, during the Second Saturday Art Crawl, Saturday, March 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. Eight artists will showcase a variety of fiber-related artworks, such as quilts, baskets, fashions, and more. The show runs through March 28. The

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SPRING FORWARD THIS WEEKEND AND CHANGE SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES

The days are getting longer and that means it’s time to change our clocks again. Kirby Davis says to move your clocks one hour ahead before you go to bed Saturday night…

March 12 is the start of Daylight Saving Time and it’s time to “spring forward” one hour, which

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GALLERY 62 RECEPTION TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

Gallery 62 will hold an opening reception for its current show, Fantastic Fiber, during the Second Saturday Art Crawl, Saturday, March 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. Eight artists will showcase a variety of fiber-related artworks, such as quilts, baskets, fashions, and more. The show runs through March 28. The

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM CONVENIENCE STORE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday after he ate multiple packages of food at a convenience store without paying for them. According to a Sheriff’s report, Bruce Johnson, 47, was at the 7-11 on the corner of Adobe Road and Ocotillo about 9 p.m. After Johnson opened and ate

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MORONGO BASIN DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday, March 11, in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. The morning begins with an optional $10 breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. Members will write postcards to elected officials and meet

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LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THE ADULT LITERACY SPELL-A-THON

If you are entering a team in the annual Adult Literacy benefit spell-a-thon, you need to do it today. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has this reminder… The last day to register for the 26th annual spell-a-thon, a fundraiser sponsored by the Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy, is today, March

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

On the agenda for tomorrow’s regular 2 p.m. meeting of the Copper Mountain College board of trustees is a closed session evaluation of president/superintendent Jeff Cummings near the top of the meeting. Back in open session, trustees will convene a public hearing on faculty association contract negotiations; then under action

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SMALL FIRE PUT OUT QUICKLY IN JOSHUA TREE MONDAY AFTERNOON

Firefighters made quick work of a fire in the 6500 block of Sunset in Joshua Tree Monday afternoon. County Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said debris stacked up outside the home caught fire about 2 p.m. Firefighters put out the flames within a minute. The home itself did not burn, although

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TOMORROW IN SPECIAL MEETING

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets together tomorrow (March 8) for a special work study session. The subjects to be discussed include the district’s strategic plan, the school board’s goals and its governance handbook. The session, beginning 8 a.m. in Room 18 at Joshua Tree Elementary School

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 8. The volunteers will meet at the Joshua Tree Library and will work from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. They will provide safety vests, gloves, grabbers, and trash bags to make the job easier.

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TINY HOPPERS TODDLER PROGRAM AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TOMORROW

Tiny Hoppers, a high-energy program for toddlers up to age 3, returns to the Joshua Tree Library Wednesday, March 8, at 11:00 a.m. Toddlers and their parents interact through songs and stories. The program helps develop gross motor and listening skills. Tiny Hoppers continues at the Joshua Tree Library through

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child meets every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, at the Helen Gray Education Center. For more information, contact 760-250-7295 or visit www.hdmc.org

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CLIMBING FORUM WEDNESDAY

Attention climbers and rock climbing supporters: Joshua Tree National Park will host a public meeting about climbing in the park this Wednesday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you when and where…

Joshua Tree National Park will host a public meeting Wednesday, March 8, to discuss climbing in the park. The

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PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME TOMORROW AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

The Joshua Tree Library holds preschool story time Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. This program is for children ages 3 to 5 and allows children to socialize, sing songs, and make simple crafts. For more information, call the library at 760-366-8615.

ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW COST ANIMAL SERVICE LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in March 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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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, March 10, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will be joined by mythologist and storyteller, Catherine Svehla, Ph.D., who will demonstrate the relevance of mythology to contemporary life by sharing and discussing a

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CMC CASINO NITE

Whether you’re a player or a sponsor, everyone’s a winner at the Copper Mountain College Alumni Association’s upcoming Casino Nite. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says win or lose, it doesn’t matter when it’s all for fun and for a good cause…

Attention high rollers, card sharks, lucky beginners and everyone in

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