APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR GLADYS CAROL SCHOLARSHIP

Applications are now being taken for the Gladys Carol Scholarship program. The scholarship is open to high school seniors, graduates, and undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in a full-time science, technology, engineering or math field of study. The scholarship, which is awarded based on merit and financial need,

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RETURN ENGAGEMENT FOR THE LUMINATORS

Mark Ross and The Luminators will present a return engagement for the Community Concert Series at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church Sunday, January 15 at 3:00 p.m. This popular group will once again entertain with bluegrass and gospel favorites. Admission is $5 at the door. Light refreshments will be served following

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OPENING RECEPTION TONIGHT FOR GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree, a co-op gallery featuring local artists, is holding an opening reception tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will hold an opening reception Saturday, January 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. for its current exhibition, “Freeze Frame.” The show

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JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND CONCERT TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Jazz Band is back doing their second Saturday jams and you are invited. The free concert starts at 6:00 p.m. tonight, January 14, in the back room of the Zanndelions Boutique, behind the bottle wall at 61977 Twentynine Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. The concert will feature

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CAMPING CAPACITY AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

If you’re planning a trip to Joshua Tree National Park, Park Ranger George Land has some regulations you’ll want to adhere to while camping… As visitation to Joshua Tree National Park increases, many people are making the trip to come in and enjoy the park, including those who wish to

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SIGNS IN JOSHUA WILL DIRECT NATIONAL PARK VISITORS TO TWENTYNINE PALMS ENTRANCE

This weekend is expected to be a busy weekend in Joshua Tree National Park, due to the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. The city of Twentynine Palms has placed digital signboards along the highway west of Joshua Tree advising motorists of long delays at the

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CLOSURES FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Government offices, banks, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day.

JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY PRESENTS “INSIDE OUT” BY L.A. ARTIST

Joshua Tree Art Gallery is once again presenting the work of LA artist Barbara Drucker. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation to the exhibition… JTAG is presenting a second exhibition by Los Angeles artist, Barbara Drucker entitled “Inside Out” on Saturday, January 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Using paint,

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JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND CONCERT SATURDAY NIGHT

The Joshua Tree Jazz Band is back doing their 2nd Saturday jams and inviting you to join them. The free concert starts at 6:00 pm this Saturday, January 14th in the back room of the Zanndelions Boutique, behind the bottle wall at 61977 Twentynine Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. The

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OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY FOR GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree, a co-op gallery featuring local artists, is holding an opening reception tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will hold an opening reception Saturday, January 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. for its current exhibition, “Freeze Frame.” The show

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LESSONS LEARNED AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ACTIVE-SHOOTER TRAINING DRILL

Copper Mountain College was the site of a joint active-shooter training drill early Wednesday morning. College employees and faculty participated in the drill, in which a Sheriff’s deputy—portraying the lone shooter—simulated shooting and wounding 10 staff members as he moved from the student services center to the Greenleaf library, and

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CHP OFFER FREE “START SMART” DRIVING CLASS TOMORROW

The CHP Morongo Basin is hosting a Start Smart driving awareness class for newly licensed drivers. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the class details… Start Smart is a class offered free of charge by the CHP to teen drivers. The class takes place at the CHP office at 63683 29 Palms

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FAA SAFETY CLASSES HOSTED BY THE MARINE BASE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

For aircraft pilots, safety has to be a top priority. And toward that end, local pilots and other enthusiasts will want to attend a free seminar designed specifically for areas like our Morongo Basin where general aviation pilots and those working or training for the military often come into contact.

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SCHOOL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW TO DISCUSS BOARD APPLICANTS

The Morongo Unified School District board of trustees will hold a special meeting Friday, January 13. The board will review candidate information and discuss the candidates’ qualifications for the vacant seat on the board of education. The meeting is set for 8 a.m. at Friendly Hills Elementary School, 7252 Sunny

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD GIVEAWAY IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Friday, January 13, at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street, in Joshua Tree.

DESERT HOT SPRINGS ARTIST FEATURED AT JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SATURDAY

A Desert Hot Springs artist will discuss his artwork at the Joshua Tree library Saturday. Award-winning painter and sculptor James Jared Taylor will share the process he uses to create abstract paintings on paper over canvas. Taylor’s talk will be 3 p.m. Saturday, January 14, at the Joshua Tree Library.

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DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday, January 14, at 10 a.m. in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. The morning begins with an optional $10 breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. Members will brainstorm on how to

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SCHOOL BOARD INTERVIEWS TEN APPLICANTS FOR EMPTY SEAT

With an open seat after the death of newly-reelected trustee Ron Palmer, The Morongo Unified School District board of trustees will review 10 applications for the opening and determine questions to ask the candidates this morning, followed by the interviews at 9:40 in the Sportsman’s Club on Sunburst Avenue in

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW IN BUSY SESSION

Tomorrow’s meeting of the Copper Mountain College governing board looks to be a busy one with decisions on a range of related topics likely to be considered. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report… The Copper Mountain College board of trustees meets at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community

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JOSHUA TREE VFW CHILI COOK-OFF FRIDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will hold a chili cook-off Friday, January 13. Contestants should drop off their chili at 3:30 p.m.; the eating and judging will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. The VFW post is located on Veterans Way in

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