MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST ACQUIRES AND TRANSFERS MORE PROPERTY

The Mojave Desert Land Trust recently acquired 50 acres that had been slated to be razed for development in Joshua Tree. The Joshua trees on the five parcels at Alta Loma and Alta Avenue had been marked with ribbons by the prior owners to mark them for removal. On Tuesday,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE HOLIDAY CLOSURES

Copper Mountain College will be closed Friday, February 17 through Monday, February 20, for Presidents’ Day weekend. The College will resume its normal operating hours on Tuesday, February 21.

JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS, WANTS PRIMARY PUMP BACK IN OPERATION

The Joshua Basin Water District meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on the agenda… Tonight’s regular session convenes at 6:30 p.m. On the agenda is a staff recommendation that the district award rehab of Well 14 to Tri-County Pump for approximately $160,000. Well 14 is the district’s primary

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CALTRANS LAYS OUT ITS PLAN FOR DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC

At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council in Joshua Tree, representatives from Caltrans floated the idea of instituting a pilot program aimed at more safely moving vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists through the Joshua Tree downtown business district. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… Last night’s agenda noted

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF HITTING HIS CHILD WITH A BELT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday, accused of hitting his child with a belt. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was at Joshua Tree Elementary School on an unrelated call when the deputy was asked to look at the child, whose shoulders and buttocks had bruises. The child

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF SELLING HER NEIGHBOR’S STOLEN ITEMS ONLINE

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Thursday, after she was found to be in possession of her neighbor’s stolen property. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman reported that she found some of her stolen property listed for sale by Kimberly Weiderman, 49, on a website. A deputy contacted Weiderman

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TWO FELONS ARRESTED IN TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS

A Twentynine Palms convicted felon was arrested Friday, accused of being in possession of a stolen gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7300 block of Bannock Trail in Yucca Valley about 1 p.m. to serve a warrant at the home. Deputies found Kevion

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MAC TO HEAR CALTRANS PLAN FOR DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC

Public safety and improvements along State Route 62—focusing in Joshua Tree—will be the focus of tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… With a well-earned reputation as one of Southern California’s deadliest roadways, a driver on Highway 62 is three times more

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COURTS CLOSED THIS AND NEXT MONDAY

County courthouses will be closed today, Monday, February 13, for Lincoln’s Birthday, and Monday, February 20, for President’s Day.

SCHOOL AND COLLEGE BOARD MEET IN JOINT SESSION TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will brainstorm with trustees of the local community college tomorrow night. Here with the story is reporter David Haldane… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education holds a joint meeting with the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees tomorrow night. On

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Due to the President’s Day holiday, the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of federal surplus food today at Copper Mountain Mesa, 65336 Winters Road, from 9 to 11.

Distribution of surplus food at the Twentynine Palms Community Food Pantry, on Stardune Avenue, will

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COURTHOUSE CLOSED THE NEXT TWO MONDAYS

County courthouses will be closed Monday, February 13, for Lincoln’s Birthday, and Monday, February 20, for President’s Day.

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO EXPAND COTTONWOOD VISITOR CENTER

The Joshua Tree National Park has an expansion planned. Here with the details is reporter Edica Gonzalez… Joshua Tree National Park will be expanding the Cottonwood Visitor Center on the southern border of the park. The current visitor center is a 20-year-old double-wide trailer that can no longer meet the

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TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PARADE OF HOMES

The annual Parade of Homes fundraiser is upcoming. Managing Editor Tami Roleff shares ticket information… Tickets are available now for the 13th annual Parade of Homes. This event is Reach Out Morongo Basin’s largest fundraiser of the year and features six unique and inspiring homes. This year’s Parade of Homes

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The third Monday of the month is usually the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. However, due to the federal Presidents’ Day holiday, the date has been changed to Tuesday, February 14. Once again here’s reporter Edica Gonzalez with the times

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MOJAVE VIPER YOUNG MARINE PROGRAM RECRUITING KIDS

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more about children who want to earn the title…The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good … kids … who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is for

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE MEETS SUNDAY

If you enjoy eating good food and meeting new people … and who doesn’t? Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report for anyone who enjoys these things and who wants to become more involved in their community … Transition Joshua Tree holds its quarterly membership meeting and potluck this Sunday, February

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MARRIAGE LICENSES NOW AVAILABLE IN JOSHUA TREE

The county government building in Joshua Tree is now offering document recording services. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has more… Morongo Basin residents who want to get married no longer have to travel to San Bernardino to get their marriage license. Marriage licenses, along with copies of birth, death, and marriage certificates,

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HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP SET FOR MONDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, February 13. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Sportsman’s Club, 6225 Sunburst Avenue in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK EXPECTED TO BE BUSY THIS WEEKEND

With more than 2.5 million visitors last year to Joshua Tree National Park, the park’s Joshua Tree entrance often has a long line of cars waiting to enter the park. Edica Gonzalez reminds residents to use alternate entrances… Joshua Tree National Park is seeing more and more visitors, adding up

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