JOSHUA BASIN WATER CONSIDERS WILL-SERVE LETTER FOR SUNFAIR SOLAR

The Joshua Basin Water Board will consider a will-serve letter for a controversial commercial solar project tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… At tonight’s regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, board directors will consider a commitment to provide service, known as a will-serve letter, to Next Era Energy.

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LOW-INCOME AND HOMELESS SERVICES OFFERED TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Haven will hold a free informational and health screening event tomorrow, Thursday, October 22. Representatives from various organizations will offer dental and medical screenings and hygiene kits. The Morongo Basin Project Connect event will also offer support services for low-income and homeless residents on family, housing, mental

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COURTS STREAMLINE PROCESS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS

The San Bernardino County courthouse has streamlined the process to apply for a request for a domestic violence restraining order. The requests may be filed in person, by fax, or through the court’s website, sb-court.org. Requests received by 3 p.m. Monday through Friday will be reviewed by a judicial officer

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BLOOD DRIVE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, October 21, at Copper Mountain College from 10 to 3:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be the Match bone marrow screening free of charge. To make an appointment to donate

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SCHOOL DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW

There will be a Morongo Unified School District Advisory Committee meeting, which consists of parents, community members, and MUSD staff, at Friendly Hills Elementary School tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., to discuss assessments and gather input for the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). All parents

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WANTED PAROLEE CAUGHT HIDING FROM DEPUTIES IN JOSHUA TREE

A parolee-at-large is back behind bars after he attempted to hide from Sheriff’s deputies in Joshua Tree. Saturday, deputies from the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a residence in the 3100 block of Inez Avenue after a report of a parolee-at-large living at the location. Deputies responding to

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HOMELESS SERVICES AT A MORONGO BASIN HAVEN EVENT THURSDAY

The Morongo Basin Haven will hold a free informational and health screening event Thursday, October 22. Representatives from various organizations will offer dental and medical screenings and hygiene kits. The Morongo Basin Project Connect event will also offer support services for low-income and homeless residents on family, housing, mental health,

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TARANTULA TIPS FROM PARK RANGER TRIPP

 

Desert visitors may not know how interesting tTARANTULA TIPS FROM PARK RANGER TRIPPhe trantula spider can be. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has more details…

Most visitors to the desert in and around Joshua Tree National Park recognize a tarantula, but few know just what an interesting spider a tarantula

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SKY’S THE LIMIT AND JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO HOLD NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL

A Co-sponsored sky party concludes today. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more on today’s events…The Night Sky Festival, co-sponsored by Sky’s the Limit and Joshua Tree National Park concludes today. Some of today’s events include nature walks at the observatory, a ranger-led hike at Boy Scout Trail in

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RESTRAINING ORDER PROCESS STREAMLINED

The San Bernardino County courthouse has streamlined the process to apply for a request for a domestic violence restraining order. The requests may be filed in person, by fax, or through the court’s website, sb-court.org. Requests received by 3 p.m. Monday through Friday will be reviewed by a judicial officer

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ANNUAL CHILI DINNER TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

The annual chili dinner at the 29 Palms Art Gallery is a Pioneer Days tradition. Managing editor Tami Roleff says don’t miss this fund-raising meal…

Tonight is the annual chili dinner at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. The dinner is served on the gallery’s patio and includes meat and

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HIGHWAY 62 ART TOURS

With Fall rapidly approaching and many colors starting to arise in the Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree area, artistic and colorful sides of people will begin to surface as the Summer begins to fade away.

The Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council will host an art tour along Highway 62 on

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SKY’S THE LIMIT NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL OCTOBER, 16-19

 

 

Sky’s the Limit has planned a night sky weekend festival packed with exciting day and night time activities for all ages. The Night Sky Festival is presented by Joshua Tree National Park in partnership with Sky’s the Limit and the Joshua Tree National Park Association. The weekend is

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CARJACKING IN JOSHUA TREE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday morning, accusing of an armed carjacking his girlfriend’s car. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Odie Beavers, 46, was with his girlfriend driving on Highway 62 about 7:30 a.m. when they began to argue. The report states Beavers smashed the radio in her older

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SUSPECT IN CAR THEFTS ARRESTED

A Yucca Valley man suspected of stealing a car last week was arrested late Sunday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, about noon Thursday, Daniel Greene, 34, was at a home in the 6400 block of Tonto Drive in Joshua Tree when he got into an argument with his ex-girlfriend.

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OKTOBERFEST AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree VFW Post is holding Oktoberfest this evening from 4 to 7 p.m. They’ll be serving up sauerkraut, bratwurst, hot potato salad, and a side salad, all for $8. The VFW post is located on Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, October 14, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will meet tomorrow morning, Wednesday, October 14 on the highway and Turtle Island, where the Farmer’s Market is held. The NEW time is from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. With the return of cooler temperatures and the later time, the team is encouraging both new

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW EVENING

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, which is 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 pm to 6:00 pm, at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of the

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CHP OFFERS START SMART DRIVING CLASS

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another free Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The material has been updated, so even if you have been before, drivers can benefit

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