MIL-TREE TO HOLD MOVING THE MEMORIES WORKSHOP

Mil-Tree is a local non-profit with a mission to bring together veterans, active-duty military and civilians to address wounds of the soul through communication and art. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings us this report about an opportunity to address that goal… “Moving the Memories” is a two-day workshop designed to foster

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LOCAL FOOD PROGRAM TO HOLD FREE ITALIAN DINNER SUNDAY

Just the words “Italian dinner” conjures up an image of good people connecting with good food. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation to the Joshua Tree Local Food Program’s Italian dinner tomorrow…

Sunday night is Italian night at the Joshua Tree Local Food Program’s vegetarian dinner and produce giveaway. A

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BOXOHOUSE ART RECEPTION SUNDAY

The BoxoHouse artist who held an opening reception last week will host an artist’s tea in Joshua Tree National Park tomorrow morning. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more…

Shawn Skabelund, an installation artist whose current work, “Tree of Pain: A Shoot from the Parched Earth” is on display at BoxoHouse

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FREE PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE THURSDAY

A woman who has traveled the entire length of Route 66 will give a lecture and show her photographs at a presentation Thursday, March 29, at Copper Mountain College. Sandi Wheaton has also documented the Salton Sea and its changes since her first visit in 2004. The lecture will start

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PIZZA NIGHT AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

It’s pizza night tonight at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Joshua Tree. Pizza and salad are $3, with extra pizza slices available for a buck a slice. Sunday’s breakfast starts a half hour earlier than usual, from 7:30 to 10:30, and features corned beef hash, pancakes, eggs, burrito,

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BOXOHOUSE ART RECEPTION SUNDAY

The BoxoHouse artist who held an opening reception last week will host an artist’s tea in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday morning. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more…

Shawn Skabelund, an installation artist whose current work, “Tree of Pain: A Shoot from the Parched Earth” is on display at BoxoHouse

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LOCAL BEEKEEPERS MEET TOMORROW

The High Desert Beekeepers Association meet Saturday (March 24) from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Nourishing Tree in Joshua Tree. They will discuss what plants are in bloom that bees can gather nectar and pollen from, as well as that is going on inside the hive this time of

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JUBILANCE AT THE JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT MEETING

At last night’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District’s board of directors, the mood was nothing short of jubilant. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us why… The cause for celebration comes from recent progress on multiple fronts all aimed at getting the capital improvement program, aka water main replacements, off

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50 YOUTH BASKETBALL TEAMS COMING TO TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS WEEKEND

The 60th Annual boys and girls youth basketball tournament is in Twentynine Palms this weekend. Some 50 teams have been organized into seven different divisions, both boys and girls, for the tournament. Almost 80 games will be played over the course of the three-day tournament Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (March

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MBTA BOARD TO LOOK AT MARKETING AND FARE SUBSIDIES TOMORROW

At Thursday’s (March 22) meeting of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority, the board of directors will discuss a marketing campaign and fare subsidy project; approve revisions to the budget and transit operating and capital plan. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at the MBTA Operations Center, 62405 Verbena Road in

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER TO SEE CAPITOL IMPROVEMENT ACTION PLAN TONIGHT

Directors at the Joshua Basin Water District will hold the regular twice monthly meeting tonight. As always, this meeting is open to the public. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the governing board is expected to approve a

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ONE-80 MINISTRIES PRAISE, MUSIC. AND CELEBRATION IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

One-80 Ministries of Joshua Tree will hold a day of praise, music, and celebration Saturday, March 24. The free event will feature live music and dance from local performers and artists, as well as refreshments. Music will include hip-hop, gospel, blues, jazz, contemporary Christian, and original rock. The celebration will

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INTERIM DIRECTOR NAMED FOR MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST

The Mojave Desert Land Trust announced it has appointed an interim executive director. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… The Mojave Desert Land Trust announced Monday it has appointed an interim executive director. Rich Weideman, who spent 33 years with the National Park Service, most recently as assistant

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS TAKE UP MORONGO BASIN BUSINESS TOMORROW

Our Morongo Basin figures prominently at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino. Among items on the agenda are revisions to the contract for the 16-bed crisis residential treatment facility going up along the highway in Joshua Tree. The changes and additions involve converting the facility’s septic

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HI-DESERT TEST KITCHEN MEETING TONIGHT

For two years now, artist Sarah Witt has been inviting local enthusiasts to join her in a culinary exploration of the Mojave Desert. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation … At the regular monthly themed dinner gathering organized by artist Sarah Witt under the name Hi-Desert Test Kitchen, mustard and

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50 YOUTH BASKETBALL TEAMS COMING TO TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS WEEKEND

The City of Twentynine Palms will host the 60th Annual boys and girls youth basketball tournament this weekend. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has the details… Some 50 teams have been organized into seven different divisions, both boys and girls, for the 60th Annual Youth Basketball Tournament. Almost 80 games will be

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FREE FOOD TO BE DISTRIBUTED MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday.

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MUSTARD AND OTHER WEEDS ARE THE THEME FOR THIS MONTH’S HI-DESERT TEST KITCHEN MEAL

For two years now, Artist Sarah Witt has been inviting local enthusiasts to join her in a culinary exploration of the Mojave Desert. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation…

At the regular monthly themed dinner gathering organized by artist Sarah Witt under the name Hi-Desert Test Kitchen, mustard and other

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ONE-80 MINISTRIES TO HOLD MUSIC CELEBRATION SATURDAY

One-80 Ministries of Joshua Tree will hold a day of praise, music, and celebration on Saturday, March 24. The free event features live music and dance from local performers and artists, as well as refreshments and a bounce house for the kids. Music will include hip-hop, gospel, blues, jazz, contemporary

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CALL FOR ART FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

The sixth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition will be held in September in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff says artists are invited to submit photos of their artwork for possible inclusion in the juried art show…

Submissions are now being accepted for the sixth annual juried Joshua

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