RECEPTION AT GALLERY 62 SATURDAY

A new show has opened at Gallery 62 art gallery in downtown Joshua Tree, and an opening reception has been set for Saturday, June 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. The show, “The Body Eclectic” features artists Janis Commentz, Timothy Hearsum, Zara Kand, Kat Johnson, David Bottoms, and signature artist

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MORONGO BASIN DEMOCRATIC CLUB TO HEAR FROM NPCA

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will host a guest speaker at its regular meeting Saturday, June 10. David Lamfrom is the director of the California Desert and National Wildlife Programs for the Pacific Region of the National Parks Conservation Association, and he will speak on behalf of the opposition to

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DESERT DAZE GETS A DO OVER PERMIT FOR JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER SHOW

In April, the County of San Bernardino denied a permit for the return of a controversial major music festival, “Desert Daze” at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Late night noise, traffic, and the clearing of three acres for parking had many residents upset. Now, it appears the county has decided

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HUMANE SOCIETY CELEBRATES THEIR GUARDIAN ANGELS

The Joshua Tree no-kill animal shelter depends heavily on donors for their mission. Reporter Kirby Davis says the no-kill shelter will honor their “Guardian Angels” this Sunday… The Morongo Basin Humane Society will hold an ice cream social for its Guardian Angels and the public. The social will feature cake

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER HEARING TONIGHT ON RAISING STANDBY FEES

The Joshua Basin Water District meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board will hold a public hearing on proposed increases to standby charges for the coming fiscal year. Also tonight, directors will look ahead as

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD IN BUSY SESSION TOMORROW

Tomorrow looks to be a busy day for the Copper Mountain College board of trustees. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this overview… A 1 p.m. board study session will precede tomorrow’s regular 2:30 p.m. meeting of the Copper Mountain College board of trustees. Several board policies will be discussed during the

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AN OVERVIEW OF THE JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER

We continue our occasional series about the Joshua Tree Retreat Center today. Spread across 420 acres at the Joshua Tree/Yucca Valley border is the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Begun in 1941, it was known as the Institute for Mentalphysics until just a few years ago. And while weekly breath and

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE SUMMER HOURS START TODAY

Copper Mountain College will begin its summer schedule June 5. Business hours will be 8 to 5 Monday through Thursday; the college will be closed on Friday. Regular hours will resume July 31. For more information, call 760-366-3791.

BOARD MEMBERS SOUGHT FOR COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County is looking for new members to serve on its board of directors. The Community Action Partnership is a non-profit organization that serves over 800,000 low-income residents through programs such as Energy, Education, and Environmental Services, Family Development Program, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance,

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ASTRONOMY CLASS

Our Morongo Basin is blessed with some of the darkest night skies, and best views of space found anywhere on the continent. For anyone who wants to know more about the objects we see up there, Sky’s The Limit observatory offers a hands-on learning opportunity. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says this

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ONE ARRESTED FOLLOWING EARLY MORNING PURSUIT IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early Thursday morning, accused of fleeing from Sheriff’s deputies. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, a deputy tried to stop a vehicle near Quail Springs Road and Alta Loma in Joshua Tree about 5 a.m. The vehicle, with two men inside fled,

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NEW SHOW AT GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

A new show opened yesterday at Gallery 62 art gallery in downtown Joshua Tree, and an opening reception has been set for Saturday, June 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. The show, “The Body Eclectic” features artists Janis Commentz, Timothy Hearsum, Zara Kand, Kat Johnson, David Bottoms, and signature artist

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REVISED SCHEDULE FOR LOW-COST VACCINE CLINICS

Due to circumstances beyond its control, the Animal Action League has had to change its schedule for low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics for dogs and cats in June. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can

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CREDIT CARD RING TARGETING OUR MORONGO BASIN COMMUNITIES

A ring of credit card thieves appear to be working the Morongo Basin. Since Sunday, at least six Morongo Basin residents have reported that someone has stolen their credit and debit card information and made withdrawals at various ATMs in Torrance. Every withdrawal has been $500 and change, and some

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PART ONE IN A SERIES LOOKING AT THE JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER

Meditation and yoga retreats are staples—the bread and butter—at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. They normally attract groups of as few as 15 to as many as 250 participants. A number of these groups return annually, some come multiple times throughout the year. Some are held in absolute silence, though

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE PICKS A MASCOT

Copper Mountain College has chosen its official mascot. More than 1,000 residents, employees, and students voted from May 10 through May 26 for their favorite mascot, choosing between the Copperheads, Dust Devils, Fighting Cacti, and Tortoises. Copper Mountain College has announced the winner for the college’s new mascot is Fighting

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CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM THIS WEEKEND

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is holding another chamber music concert fundraiser. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… Come enjoy a delightful musical experience at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s chamber music fundraiser, Saturday June 3, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 4, at 2 p.m. The Encelia Chamber Ensemble and Junior

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE ADJUSTS JUNE SCHEDULE

Due to circumstances beyond its control, the Animal Action League has had to change its schedule for low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics for dogs and cats in June. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can

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ASSEMBLYMAN MAYES TO HOLD YUCCA VALLEY OFFICE HOURS MONDAY

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday, June 5. Staff representatives will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government.

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SORCERY, MIDWIVES, AND ALCHEMY, THEN FOOD AS MEDICINE AT RAINBOW STEW

Among the many programs offered at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley, a class tomorrow will teach how to use traditional food as medicine. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details… Learn how common, and not-so-common, foods and herbs can be used to resolve many health problems without having to seek medical

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