SCHOOL BOARD TO HEAR SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT PLANS

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meets tonight with a fairly routine agenda including, among other things, consideration of proposed student achievement plans for four elementary schools: Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, Condor in Twentynine Palms and Friendly Hills in Joshua Tree. Tonight’s meeting gets underway at 7 p.m.

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DYNAMITE REPORTED STOLEN IN JOSHUA TREE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of stolen dynamite in Joshua Tree. About 2 p.m. Saturday, deputies were called to the 1400 block of Mount Shasta Avenue where the resident said that sometime in the last four months, someone located spare keys to a storage container on the property.

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LOCAL CHP OFFERS “START SMART” CLASSES FOR NEW DRIVERS

The California Highway Patrol is hosting a “Start Smart” driving awareness class for newly licensed drivers this Friday. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the class details… “Start Smart” is designed to provide teens and their parents with an interactive, safe driving awareness class. This class is one and a half to

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin

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SUNDAY BREAKFAST AT JOSHUA TREE VFW POST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up Cindy’s pancake breakfast special Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

VENDORS NEEDED FOR COLLEGE CRAFT FAIR

Copper Mountain College Spectrum Club is calling for local artisans and small business owners to be part of their Fall Family Craft Fair. Reporter Eric Knabe provides the crafty details…

CMC is seeking artists, crafters, photographers, painters, potters, jewelers, and more to sell their original artwork at the Fall Family

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FISH AND CHIPS AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a fish and chips dinner tonight, (Friday, August 18) from 4 to 6 p.m. Two pieces of fish are $7; three pieces are $8. Sunday’s breakfast is Cindy’s pancake breakfast special from 8 to 11 a.m. And don’t

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“UP CLOSE” SHOW EXAMINES JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOIL ORDER AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

When Joshua Basin Water District’s water main broke July 27, customers were urged to boil their water, or to use their emergency water supplies for several days. Many residents were unprepared for a water emergency as they had not set aside a supply of water to use in emergencies. Coming

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COLLEGE PROGRAM TO HELP NEW STUDENTS

Starting school at a new campus can be stressful, even bewildering at times. But a special program for students new to Copper Mountain College aims to ease any fears by starting newcomers off on the right foot. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… For students new to Copper Mountain College, the

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SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES KEPT VERY BUSY MONDAY

From a shot-out window to stolen ceramic yard art, Sheriff’s deputies were busy Monday. In Twentynine Palms, about 7 a.m., a resident in the 6300 block of Desert Queen Avenue called to report he was woken up by the sound of a loud pop. When he got up to investigate,

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday, after his ex-girlfriend said he pushed and punched her. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 6300 block of Richard Drive in Yucca Valley about 10:40 p.m. Sunday. The victim said Aiden Stockman, 20, was arguing with her, and when

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD TO REVIEW MAIN BREAK AND BOIL ORDER TONIGHT

A review of the recent watermain break and emergency boil order for Joshua Tree residents is among the agenda items at tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has highlights…

At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board is expected to discuss a

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JOSHUA TREE PRE-SCHOOL REGISTRATION UNDERWAY

Registration is underway for preschool offered by the Joshua Tree Recreation and Parks Department. The preschool classes are designed to prepare your child with the academic and social skills needed to enter kindergarten. For children 4 to 5 years old, classes begin August 28; classes for children 2 to 3

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COLLEGE LOOKING FOR MASCOT DESIGN

Copper Mountain College is looking for help in designing the new “Fighting Cacti” mascot. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details… Copper Mountain College is issuing an open call to staff, students and community members to participate in the creation and design of the new CMC “Fighting Cacti” Mascot. Those who

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

Copper Mountain College will be closed Thursday and Friday, August 17 and 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for faculty and staff development and student convocation. Normal business hours will resume at 1 p.m. on both days.

TWENTYNINE PALMS TRIBE WANTS TO ADD PROPERTIES TO ITS SOVEREIGN NATION

With no public notice and little information available, Z107.7 News has learned that the Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians have applied to add three local properties to their sovereign nation status. The process can go through Congress or be done administratively through the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The local

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BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, August 16, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, 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

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PROSPECTIVE PARENTS INVITED TO TOUR HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER FACILITY

Prospective parents are invited to join a free tour of the Special Additions birthing suite at Hi-Desert Medical Center. Hospital staff will be able to answer questions and concerns, and parents can pre-register their medical information prior to the mothers’ admission. The tours are set for 6 to 8 p.m.

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SPEECH SCREENING OFFERED FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS

The Morongo Unified School District is offering speech screening for preschool children, aged 3 to 5 years old. Speech screenings may be helpful if your child has a speech delay; is hard to understand; communicates using gestures only; or if your child uses only two to three words in a

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD APPROVES DAYCARE FOR STUDENTS

If Thursday’s meeting of Copper Mountain College’s Board of Trustees was any indicator how fall semester will be, the students will be in good hands. Reporter Eric Knabe provides the highlights…

From the repaving of Rotary Way, to the delivery of the new modular buildings for the Student Success Center,

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