COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE DOWN TO THREE VICE-PRESIDENT APPLICANTS

Copper Mountain College has narrowed the field to three candidates for the District’s Vice President of Academic and Student Success position. Now the community is invited to meet Doctors David Norton, Rolando Regino, and Gregorio Sandoval at any of three community forums happening tomorrow at 3 p.m. and Thursday at

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MBTA AND JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK WORKING ON VISITOR TRANSPORTATION PLAN

How can the park service balance the delicate desert ecosystem of Joshua Tree National Park with the more than two million visitors expected to roll through in 2016? Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us there’s a plan in the works that could offer relief to tourists and terrain…. Morongo Basin

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JTAG CALLS FOR ART CELEBRATING OUR THREE NEW NATIONAL MONUMENTS

JTAG—the Joshua Tree Art Gallery—is putting out a call for artists for a June art show. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the theme is a popular subject… Artists are invited to celebrate California’s three new national monuments in a new show at the Joshua Tree Art Gallery. “Inspired by Our

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MAINTAINING THE TRAILS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park trails are heavily used. Ranger Pam Tripp tells us how they’re kept in shape… At Joshua Tree NP, visitors come from all over to hike desert trails. Within the park there are approximately 270 miles of back-country and wilderness trails, as well as almost nine miles

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ART TALK, OPENING ART RECEPTION IN JOSHUA TREE

An opening art reception will be held at the Old Town Gallery and Gifts in Yucca Valley from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15. Featured artists are painters Janis Commentz and Esther Shaw, with live music provided by Dana Larson. Both Commentz and Shaw have shown on the Hwy

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ARTIST TALK AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

A special guest at the Joshua Tree Library tomorrow. Reporter David Knutson invites you to go Above the Shelves with artist Robert Arnett…. As part of the Above the Shelves exhibit, Robert Arnett will present an artist talk at the Joshua Tree Library. This event is cosponsored by the Morongo

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SPEED BLAMED FOR ROLLOVER CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE WEDNESDAY

A man was critically injured Wednesday afternoon following a roll-over crash in Joshua Tree. According to CHP officer Simon Miller, at about 1:50 p.m., Willie Gamble, 22, of Twentynine Palms, was driving his 2011 Dodge westbound on the highway at what witnesses said was a very high rate of speed.

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free distribution of federal food from 10 to noon Friday, May 13. The distribution will be held at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street in downtown Joshua Tree.

LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting Saturday, May 14, in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Club members will discuss endorsing candidates for Assembly District 42 and Congressional District 8, as well as the club’s participation in the Yucca Valley

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet tomorrow in a special and regular session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a look at the college board’s Agenda… A busy day awaits the Copper Mountain College Trustees tomorrow. At 1:30 p.m. they meet in special session to review the board’s self-evaluation procedure. Then

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MORONGO BASIN MAC GETS PREVIEW OF APPEALS ON TWO JOSHUA TREE DEVELOPMENTS

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council met last night. Reporter David Haldane said they got a preview of upcoming appeals to be filed against the recent approval of two controversial Joshua Tree developments… The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is about to get an earful, judging from the tone

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETS TOMORROW

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

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK PRESERVATION SUBJECT OF LECTURE TOMORROW

A unique look at how resources and history is preserved in Joshua Tree National Park is being offered in a lecture tomorrow in Yucca Valley. Reporter David Knutson has details… Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society for the presentation of “Historic Preservation at Joshua Tree National Park” by the Chief

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CLASS ON EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

If you’ve ever wondered how Joshua Trees got here, where they might be in 10,000 years, or what makes them look the way they do, wonder no more. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us where to learn the answers… Joshua Tree 101 is a short two-hour, information-packed class about this

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO HEAR APPEALS OF APPROVAL OF 2 JOSHUA TREE PROJECTS

The Morongo Basin Mac, a group that advises the County on local affairs, will meet tonight. Reporter David Haldane says they will hear appeals on recent county approval of two Joshua Tree projects… The jury may still be out on the fates of two controversial Joshua Tree construction projects recently

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF BITING, CHOKING GIRLFRIEND

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday evening, accused of biting and choking his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called just before 6 p.m. Thursday to report that her boyfriend, Christopher Kimmel, 34, had hit her in the face, bit her, and choked her to the point

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TAKE A HIKE WITH JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK’S SUPERINTENDENT TOMORROW

The hike up Quail Mountain with Joshua Tree National Park superintendent David Smith, originally set for Saturday, April 30, has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 7. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the hike is part of the National Park Service’s centennial celebration… The National Park Service turns 100 years old

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JOSHUA TREE ROTARY “BIKE 4 SHOES” PROVIDING SHOES FOR KIDS IN NEED

The Joshua Tree Rotary club is holding its 16th annual Bike 4 Shoes bike ride May 14. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the event has changed things up a bit… During this year’s annual Bike 4 Shoes bike ride, set for Saturday, May 14, riders will have the option of

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JOSHUA TREE RECREATION OFFERS BASEBALL AND T-BALL PROGRAM

Registration is now open for the Joshua Tree Rec and Park department’s summer baseball/T-ball program. The program is open to children ages 4 to 14; the cost is $61 per player. The eight-week session begins the week of June 13, and all games and practices will be held at Sunburst

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, May 13, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will enjoy a presentation by their own Michelle Stoops, who will speak about the founding and history of Hi-Desert Division 62. Lunch will be provided at

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