“IN THE VILLAGE OF HOPE” AT HARRISON HOUSE SUNDAY

A special concert at Harrison House in Joshua Tree this Sunday. Reporter David Knutson invites you to “In The Village of Hope.”… The Harrison House Music, Arts and Ecology presents “In the Village of Hope,” by Composer-In-Residence Michael Byron. This also includes works by Lou Harrison and Peter Garland and

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PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT FOR JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY PLAN

Residents of Joshua Tree have an opportunity to weigh in on the Joshua Tree Community Plan; it’s part of the bigger countywide plan. Public input is being sought for the Joshua Tree Community Plan through a series of workshops, events, and through a comprehensive website. The first Joshua Tree specific

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER FACED WITH A HARD CHOICE ON WATER FOR SOLAR FIELD

The Joshua Basin Water District Board will meet tonight in regular session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says they have a hard decision to make regarding the controversial NextEra solar farm at the former Joshua Tree airport… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board must decide if it

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BREATH AND MEDITATION CLASSES OFFERED AT JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER

The Joshua Tree Retreat Center will hold an online breath and meditation class on Wednesdays, which are expected to start in April. For more information, call the Retreat Center at 760-365-8371.

MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST’S THIRD THURSDAY BROWN BAG LECTURE

The Mojave Desert Land Trust is holding a new Third Thursday Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details… A new, third Thursday Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series is beginning. The series features guest speakers who work to protect the California Desert. Bring your own brown bag

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SPECIAL COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CLASS FEATURES NOTED ARCHITECT

Local artists, sculptors, and designers, and anyone with an interest in architecture or the visual arts might want to pay attention to this next story. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells about an opportunity to learn from a master in the field… Architect Glen Howard Small thinks big. Those who know him

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JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY ROLL-OVER CRASH LAST NIGHT

A Joshua Tree man was killed in a roll-over crash in Yucca Valley Thursday night. According to the County Coroner’s office, at 7:27 p.m., a single-vehicle, rollover traffic accident was reported near the intersection of Yucca Trail and La Contenta Rd. in Yucca Valley. Eric Lee, 24, was driving a

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A UNIQUE BEAUTY SALON AND MUSEUM OPENS IN JOSHUA TREE

A very unique, one-of-a-kind attraction brings more delightful quirkiness to downtown Joshua Tree. Reporter David Haldane visited the Beauty Bubble hair museum and salon… Ever used a pin wiz? If not, you’re in good company. Chances are you’ve never been to the Beauty Bubble either, the new salon in downtown

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GALLERY 62 REOPENING IN NEW LOCATION TOMORROW

Gallery 62, the Morongo Basin Cultural Art Council’s cooperative art gallery, is re-opening Saturday, February 13, at a new location in Joshua Tree. The grand re-opening and artists’ reception coincides with the monthly Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art Crawl, from 6 to 8 p.m. A larger-than-ever eclectic mix of works

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COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW, CONSIDERS STAFF DISCIPLINARY ACTION

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees meets in regular open session at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community Room on the Joshua Tree campus. Following approval of the agenda, prior minutes, and public comment, trustees will go into closed session with a California State Teachers Association negotiator

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NEW ROTARY CLUB CHARTERED AT THE CONTINUING CARE CENTER

The Continuing Care Center in Joshua Tree has established a new Rotary Club. Meetings will be held Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the care center. Rotary Governor Rudy Westervelt is expected to be at this morning’s meeting to officially welcome the residents of the Continuing Care Center into Rotary

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular Joshua tree Clean Team pickup will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, February 10 at the Joshua Tree Library. The team will start at 8 a.m. and work for one short hour. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, and gloves. Afterwards the team will, as always, meet for

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FISH TACOS BACK AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

Fish tacos are back at Taco Wednesday at the Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, starting tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, February 10 from 11 to 1. The VFW Post will also hold a chili cook-off Friday, February 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $3 for a taste

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets 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 by

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REACH-OUT PARADE OF HOME FEATURES SWEET ROCK RANCH

Reach Out Morongo Basin’s annual Parade of Homes is back down to six homes, after the owner of Life in the Slow Lane had to withdraw from the tour. The annual fund raiser happens Sunday, February 14, and brings in thousands of dollars to support services for area senior and

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS SET TO DEMOLISH 8 BUILDINGS IN THE MORONGO BASIN

At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino, the board is expected to consider two items relevant to our Morongo Basin. First the board is likely to give the go ahead for demolition of structures on eight local properties; five in Joshua Tree, two

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FREE SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM STARTS WEDNESDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center is offering a free smoking cessation program starting this Wednesday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to sign up… Recognizing no two smokers are alike, working with others to learn why you smoke, identifying triggers and creating a support network are hallmarks of a successful smoking cessation

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STATE REVISES LOCAL WATER CONSERVATION GOALS DOWN

Morongo Basin residents will be getting a little break in how much they are mandated by the state to reduce their water usage. The State Water Resources Control Board met Tuesday in Sacramento and extended its emergency drought regulations through October. But the water board also revised the state’s mandated

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT TOLD, “GIVE SOLAR PROJECT WATER OR THEY WILL DRILL THEIR OWN WELLS”

The Joshua Basin Water District finds itself between a rock and a hard place on providing water for a controversial commercial solar development. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what happened at last night’s board meeting… At last night’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board approved a vendor

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ANOTHER CONEX BOX STOLEN IN JOSHUA TREE

Three Conex storage containers have been stolen in Joshua Tree since mid-December. On Tuesday, the owner of a home in the 62100 block of Two Mile Road called deputies about 4:10 p.m. to report a burglary. While surveying the damage to the home and yard, which included a ransacked home,

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