CMC CASINO NITE

Whether you’re a player or a sponsor, everyone’s a winner at the Copper Mountain College Alumni Association’s upcoming Casino Nite. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says win or lose, it doesn’t matter when it’s all for fun and for a good cause…

Attention high rollers, card sharks, lucky beginners and everyone in

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FREE PROGRAMS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TONIGHT

Joshua Tree National Park will hold two ranger-led talks tonight. At the amphitheater in the Jumbo Rocks campground, learn about Keys Ranch and the people who made the desert their home. At the amphitheater in the Cottonwood campground, learn how plants, animals and people are able to survive in the

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WILDFLOWER BLOOM JUST WAITING FOR WARMER WEATHER

Wildflower fans this year are being tested by an unusual combination of factors. Reporter David Haldane has the details… If you like spring colors, you may have to wait a bit longer to see them. That’s the word from Joshua Tree National Park which, while reporting some definite splashes of

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TWO RANGER-LED TALKS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TONIGHT

Joshua Tree National Park will hold two ranger-led talks tonight (Friday, March 3). At the amphitheater in the Jumbo Rocks campground, a ranger will discuss our fear of the dark, how it is polluting our night skies, and how we can help protect our night skies. At the amphitheater in

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ASSEMBLYMAN MAYES OFFERS YUCCA VALLEY OFFICE HOURS MONDAY

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday, March 6. 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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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA ASSOCIATION SERVING BREAKFAST TOMORROW

Time for the First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association located at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. $7 gets you all your breakfast favorites served from 8 am to 11 am. Come on out for a hot cuppa and a healthy dose of neighborliness!

RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

The California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, March 10, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will be joined by mythologist and storyteller, Catherine Svehla, Ph.D., who will demonstrate the relevance of mythology to contemporary life by sharing and discussing a

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD SET TO GIVE 6% RAISE TO GENERAL MANAGER

The twice monthly meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board of directors is tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what to expect … At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board will vote on a six percent general manager salary increase to $167,000. Also tonight, the

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MORONGO BASIN MAC UNOFFICIALLY GREENLIGHTS JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC PLAN

Representatives from Caltrans attended an informal meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council last night to discuss three separate efforts to make Highway 62 safer; two in Joshua Tree and one in Morongo Valley. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this report… If you ride a bike, don’t

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JOSHUA TREE FAMILY LOSES THEIR HOME IN SATURDAY EVENING FIRE

A Joshua Tree family lost their home in a fire Saturday. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said firefighters were called to the Joshua Tree Mobile Estates in the 64200 block of 29 Palms Highway at 5:42 p.m. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames erupting from the double-wide

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SPECIAL MAC MEETING TONIGHT FOCUSES ON DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council holds a special meeting tonight with safety on the agenda. Reporter David Haldane has the details… Do you feel close to meeting your Maker while driving down Highway 62? If not, you probably should because you’re three times more likely to die in a

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW COST ANIMAL SERVICE LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in March for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CASINO NIGHT THIS SATURDAY

Whether you’re a player or a sponsor, everyone’s a winner at the Copper Mountain College Alumni Association’s upcoming Casino Nite. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says win or lose, it doesn’t matter when it’s all for fun and for a good cause … Attention high rollers, card sharks, lucky beginners and everyone

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HUMANE SOCIETY ADOPTION FAIR MARCH 4TH NEEDS VENDORS AND SPONSORS

Vendors and raffle prizes are needed for an adoption fair to benefit the Morongo Basin’s only no-kill animal shelter. The adoption fair is set for Saturday, March 4, from 11 to 2, at the animal shelter on Sunview Avenue in Joshua Tree. Businesses and organizations interested in having a booth

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN, YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GRAD, SERVING IN US NAVY

A Joshua Tree woman and Yucca Valley High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California. Petty Officer 2nd Class Merihia Koster works as an aviation electrician’s mate in the Commander Strike Fighter Wing, where she is responsible for the electrical components and

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE PRODUCE DEMONSTRATION AND GIVE-AWAY

Transition Joshua Tree has a food demo planned. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the details…

Transition Joshua Tree will hold a food demonstration program, vegetarian meal, and produce give-away Sunday at United Methodist Church. The event starts at 5 p.m. Sunday, February 26, at the church, 6213 East Parkway in

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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN’S NEW ALBUM FEATURED ON Z107.7 THIS SUNDAY AT 4:00

Morongo Basin musician Dana Larson will join Pat Michaels on the Z107.7 Local Music Showcase this Sunday at 4 p.m. for an in-depth interview and debut of Dana Larson’s new album “Desert Mermaid.” Larson, who lives in an RV in Joshua Tree, has spent four years writing and producing the

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OPENING AND CLOSING RECEPTIONS FOR GALLERY 62 YOUTH ART SHOW

An art gallery awards ceremony is planned in Joshua Tree. Managing Editor Tami Rolleff has your invitation…

Gallery 62 Art Gallery in Joshua Tree will hold closing reception and awards ceremony for its youth art show, entitled United Through Art, Sunday, February 26. Students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade,

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT: A COMMUNITY UPDATE

A year and a half ago, the Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District leased the hospital to Tenet Healthcare, which is now responsible for the operation of the hospital and its satellite facilities. The district changed its name to Morongo Basin Healthcare District, and besides serving as Tenet’s landlord, it operates the

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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN’S NEW ALBUM FEATURED ON Z107.7 THIS SUNDAY AT 4:00

Morongo Basin musician Dana Larson will join Pat Michaels on the Z107.7 Local Music Showcase this Sunday at 4 p.m. for an in-depth interview and debut of Dana Larson’s new album “Desert Mermaid.” Larson, who lives in an RV in Joshua Tree, has spent four years writing and producing the

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